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A look at the news of the week with film from aU over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard
Presenter, Michael De Morgan Translator, Ruth Leeds
Producer, BILL NORTHWOOD
with Sir Fitzroy Maclean
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
"For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the golden road to Samarkand"
A film about a 10,000-mile journey through the Soviet Union beginning and ending in Moscow, and showing some of the remoter and more exotic republics of this great country which has just celebrated its jubilee.
(First shown on BBC-1)
In 1937 Fitzroy Maclean went to Moscow to join the British Embassy as third secretary. His friends thought him mad to leave the glamorous world of Paris for Moscow which at that time was suffering the height of the Stalinist terror. They told him that he would be lucky to get beyond the Embassy railings and certainly lucky to get beyond Moscow. But due to his initiative and lust for adventure his Moscow posting became a passport to some of the most exciting places in the world with remote and romantic names like Samarkand, Bokhara and Alma-Ata.
The young Maclean discovered all these places and last year with a BBC-tv team he returned to the remoter Soviet republics in which these faraway places lie and looks at them again thirty years after his first visit, and fifty years after the Russian revolution.
Maclean has always possessed a sense of adventure, and during the war as a thirty-two-year-old Brigadier he headed a British Military Mission to Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia He lived and fought with them from the caves in Bosnia for two years.
After the war he went into Parliament and was knighted in 1957.
THE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
JOHN BOULTER , DAI FRANCIS TONY MERCER
LESLIE CROWTHER also starring
The Television Toppers
Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver
Penny Jewkes , Les Rawlings
Johnny and Suma Lamonte
Dance direction, Roy GUNSON
Vocal arrangements, George Mitchell Orchestrations, Alan Bristow and Norman Percival
Leader, Freddy Clayton conducted by George Mitchell and Eric Robinson
Settings by Martin Collins
Devised and produced by GEORGE INNS
The Black and White Minstrel Show Is appearing at the Victoria Palace. London. and at the Theatre Royal. Nottingham: Leslie Crowther ts in ' Let Sleeping Wives Lie ' at the Garrick Theatre. London
with Robert Erskine
Sit on a carpet on a warm, Indian evening in calm and pleasant surroundings and enjoy the company, the music, and the pictures.
A duel of words and wit between
PATRICK CAMPBELL with CAROLINE MORTIMER
LORD DAVID CECIL and MICHAEL FLANDERS with DAWN ADOAMS
Referee, ROBERT ROBINSON
Devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todmaa
Produced by JOHNNT DOWNES
A monthly report including:
THE MUSIC OF SHOSTAKOVICH
Last week at the Royal Festival Hall Maxim Shostakovich conducted an all-Shostakovich programme. He appears tonight in an interview about his father's music.
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK
For his latest film starring Jeanne Moreau , Francois Truffaut has chosen a spine-chilling story of revenge. He has also chosen Bernard Herrmann , the famous film composer for Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock , to write the music. Music International reports from his recording session in Paris.
THE ART OF INDIAN RAGA with Vilayat Khan , one of India's leading sitar players.
A Veteran of the Bassoon
The name Archie Camden is synonymous with the bassoon.
Not only did he become known as its finest exponent, but he brought it back to a position of dignity and importance.
Tonight Music International plays an 80th birthday tribute to Archie Camden. Taking part will be Yehudi Menuhin , Harry Blech , the Camden Wind Quintet and all the members of Camden's own very musical family.
Archie Camden has also been filmed at his Birthday Concert, on March 9, playing the last movement of the Mozart Bas soon Concerto with the Thames
Chamber Orchestra conducted by Michael Dobson.
Introduced by Bernard Keeffe
Produced by Kenneth CORDEN
Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda
Argument, discussion, entertainment and a personal view from a guest critic