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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.
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Presenter: Robert Dougall
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Forest and Firebird

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The rainforests and the mangrove swamps of Trinidad are home to a great variety of wildlife from the giant anaconda to the charming tree porcupine. The island teems with exotically plumed birds and is one of the last refuges for the dazzling scarlet ibis.
from the south and West
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Narrator: Cy Grant
Filmed and directed by: Jan Lindblad
Presented for television by: Suzanne Gibbs

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
Compere, Leslie Crowther
Guest star, Semprini
also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, Sheila Bernette, The Jolaes Puppets

(The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London and at the Opera House, Manchester, Leslie Crowther is appearing in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Singers/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Compere: Leslie Crowther
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Comedienne: Sheila Bernette
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Dance director: Roy Gunson
Vocal Arrangements/Conductor: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: And Another Thing...: A Little Hippo Goes a Long Way

with Robert Erskine.

William travelled from Egypt to Hattiland, and lost his identity.


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: The Golden Ring

In this special edition of "Workshop", film and television cameras take you behind the scenes in Vienna during the recording sessions for Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" described by Alec Robertson as the "greatest achievement in the history of the gramophone".

(A BBC music documentary made as a co-production with the Austrian Television Service)
(Facilities by courtesy of the Decca Record Company Ltd.)


Narrator/Producer: Humphrey Burton
Singers: Vienna State Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Record Producer: John Culshaw
Brunnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
Hagen: Gottlob Frick
Gunther: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gutrune: Claire Watson

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Noel Picarda reflects on the week of television with the Line-Up team and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Noel Picarda

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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