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. (Colour)
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.
There are few places, if anywhere. in the civilised world where life has changed less in the last millennium than Athos in northern Greece.
Since the middle of the tenth century Athos has been inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. Women, children, and female animals are forbidden. Since the fall of Constantinople in 1453 Athos has represented a unique survival from the great Empire of Byzantium. However, the monastic community is in danger of dying out. The reasons for this, and what would be lost if this were to happen, are the subject of tonight's film.
English version by:
with Robert Erskine.
An Easter egg has always been a traditional gift, but at the Imperial Russian Court it was made by the House of Faberge. (Colour)
Written by Charlie Drake. The BBC entry for the Montreux Festival 1968.
Starring Charlie Drake
with Henry McGee, The Ronettes, Celestine Burden, Janette de Roet, Robert Fountain
The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers
Ernest Maxin Comedian: Charlie
The George Mitchell
A duel of words and wit between Drusilla Beyfus with Joan Bakewell, Stephanie Beacham and Kenneth Horne with Rupert Davies, Harry Wheatcroft.
Referee, Robert Robinson
(Rupert Davies is in "Spring and Port Wine" at the New Theatre, London)
A complete performance of the oratorio by Elgar
to words by Cardinal Newman.
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult in Canterbury Cathedral.
Recorded in Canterbury Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Chapter
Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda.
Argument, discussion, entertainment
and a personal view from Patrick Moore.