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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: Michael De Morgan
Translator: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Other Russias

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.


Presenter: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer.
Also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, Sheila Bernette, Johnny and Suma Lamonte

(The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Leslie Crowther is 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
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Comedienne: Sheila Bernette
Juggler: Johnny Lamonte
Juggler: Suma Lamonte
Dance Director: Roy Gunson
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: And Another Thing...: Private Delight

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. (Colour)


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Caroline Mortimer, Lord David Cecil and Michael Flanders with Dawn Addams, Magnus Magnusson.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Caroline Mortimer
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Team captain: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Dawn Addams
Panellist: Magnus Magnusson
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Music International

A monthly report introduced by Bernard Keeffe.

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: Archie Camden
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 Bassoon Concerto with the Thames Chamber Orchestra conducted by Michael Dobson.



Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Interviewee (The Music of Shostakovich): Maxim Shostakovich
Subject/Composer (The Bride Wore Black): Bernard Herrmann
Sitar (The Art of Indian Raga): Vilayat Khan
Bassoonist (A Veteran of the Bassoon): Archie Camden
Violinist (A Veteran of the Bassoon): Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist (A Veteran of the Bassoon): Harry Blech
Musicians (A Veteran of the Bassoon): The Thames Chamber Orchestra
Conductor (A Veteran of the Bassoon): Michael Dobson

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda.
Argument, discussion, entertainment and a personal view from a guest critic.


Presenter: Noel Picarda

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