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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week with film from all over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: La Boheme

by Puccini.
Starring Joan Carlyle as Mimi, Stuart Burrows as Rudolph, Adele Leigh as Musetta
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conductor, Charles Mackerras

(Joan Carlyle, Victor Godfrey, and John Constable appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

In the Interval, Joan Cross talks about the opera and its background.
See page 11


Composer: Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
Libretto: Luigi Illica
English version by: William Grist
English version by: Percy Pinkerton
From the novel by: Henri Murger
Singers: The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor/Musical Director: Charles Mackerras
Associate Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Repetiteur: John Constable
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Presenter: Joan Cross
Mimi: Joan Carlyle
Rudolph: Stuart Burrows
Musetta: Adele Leigh
Marcel: Michael Maurel
Schaunard: David Bowman
Colline: Victor Godfrey
Benoit: Norman Lumsden
Alcindoro: Frederick Sharp
Parpignol: Don Paulin
Sergeant: Stanley Riley
Customs man: David Read

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

The Troubled Mind
Inside one of the largest mental hospitals in America. Horizon's cameras watch schizophrenic patients under treatment with remarkable new drugs and report a million-dollar attack on the problems of insanity.
with Dr. Nathan Kline, Director of Research, Rockland State Hospital, New York

The American equivalent of the British Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, met in Berkeley, California, between Christmas and New Year.
Colin Riach reports.


Presenter/Peporter (Triple-A.S.): Colin Riach
Speaker (The Troubled Mind): Dr. Nathan Kline
Director: Peter Cantor
Director: William Cave
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Series edited by: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from Ireland: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
The second of two programmes recorded during their recent visit to this country.


Musicians: The Clancy Brothers
Singer: Tommy Makem
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Michael Wale, Joan Bakewell.
and watch
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television.
This week's edition includes:
The opening of the Sutton Coldfield transmitter 1949

Sir Thomas Beecham on Delius

A. P. Herbert at the Savage Club

Moiseiwitsch playing the Tannhauser Overture


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Item presenter (Plunder: Delius): Sir Thomas Beecham
Speaker (Plunder): A. P. Herbert
Pianist (Plunder): Moiseiwitsch

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