for the deaf and hard of hearing.
A look at the news of the week.
by Vaclav Havel
Translated and adapted for television by Vera Blackwell
Starring Alfred Marks as Joseph Gross, Warren Mitchell as Ballas, Hattie Jacques as Helen, Judy Cornwell as Maria, Robert Eddison as The Teacher, Murray Melvin as Thumb, John Sharp as Wander, Ronnie Stevens as Smart, Patsy Rowlands as Hannah, Desmond Walter-Ellis as Pillar, Sydney Bromley as George, John Little and Dave Griffiths as Movers
(Alfred Marks is appearing in 'Spring and Port Wine' at the New Theatre, London)
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Translated and adapted for television by:
A profile of Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643 the first modern composer.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, the BBC invited the American musicologist H.C. Robbins Landon to revisit Mantua and Venice (where Monteverdi worked) and to record his own appreciation of the music of one of the world's great composers.
Nadia Boulanger gives an additional view.
Tonight's film was first shown in May:
"The programme shone with enthusiasm." (The Times)
"Robbins Landon will suddenly stop and fix the watcher with a glare of dedicated frenzy while he expatiates knowingly on the details that make some Monteverdi compositions so remarkable and so lovely." (Sunday Times)
The music is taken from: La Favola Di Orfeo, The Vespers of 1610, Il Combattimento Di Tancredi E Clorinda, Madrigals of War and Love, Gloria a 7, L'Incoronazione Di Poppea
Written and directed by Christopher Burstall.
(Vespers from Venice: Monday at 9.5)
Governments come and governments go, but civil servants go on for ever. No government can rule without them Civil servants in Britain are powerful enough, but on the Continent they are a very formidable body indeed, with powers Whitehall would envy. Their social position is as important as their political position. This is particularly so with the small man, who is far more familiar to people than the remote figures at the centre of government.
Tonight's programme looks at Philippe Huet, a top French administrator, and Herr Ruhl, Burgermeister of the small village of Lanzenhain.
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A lighthearted cartoon from France on the problems of buying a house.
The last in a new comedy series
Starring Stanley Baxter
with guests, Danny Street, Harry Walker, Denise Coffey, Ian Trigger
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
BBC Scottish Radio
rounds off the week of television with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests; also Philip Jenkinson with more film requests.
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