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A look at the news of the week.
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.
The story of a group of Oxford zoologists who recently spent a working vacation filming the Caribbean wildlife which is so often overlooked by tourists.
The delights of Jamaica as a holiday playground are familiar enough, but what does the island offer to the naturalist? Last year a party of Oxford zoologists and film-makers spent a long vacation there, and the results can be seen today and next Sunday.
The leader of the expedition was Gerald Thompson, well known for his films of insect behaviour, and the programme will include outstanding film both by him and by Peter Parks, who, using a special photographic method, has produced some of the most remarkable close-ups of minute animal life yet seen on television.
from the South and West
Written by Charlie Drake.
Starring Charlie Drake
with Henry McGee, The Three Bells, Chris Rayburn
The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Josephine Tewson, Jean Marlow, Celestine Burden, Doremy Vernon, Colin Cunningham, Susan Payne, Robert Fountain, Jane Pilcher, Lesley Beagley, Jeffrey Chandler
The George Mitchell
with Robert Erskine.
Perhaps the ancient inhabitants of the Cycladic Islands felt that nature's unpredictable generosity and parsimony was best personified as a capricious goddess, for their commonest image was a little marble female figurine. (Colour)
A duel of words and wit between Kenneth Horne with Patrick Cargill, Guy Rolfe and Drusilla Beyfus with Wendy Craig, Lindy Guinness.
Referee, Robert Robinson
A ballet by Glen Tetley.
From the repertoire of Nederlands Dans Theater
Before this special performance of The Anatomy Lesson Glen Tetley tells how he came to do a ballet in which the central character is a corpse-the same corpse that lies stripped and dissected in Rembrandt's famous painting.
Music: Marcel Landowsky Symphony No. 1
Leader, Jacques Holtman
Conducted by Peter Eros
Commentary spoken by Kenneth Farrington.
A BBC production made in collaboration with N.C.R.V. Hilversum
Orchestra conducted by:
Film directed by/Producer:
Ballet directed by:
Artists in rehearsal and performance - The man:
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His mother:
Willy De La
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His Wife:
Artists in rehearsal and performance - The doctor:
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His assistant:
Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda.
Argument, discussion, entertainment
and a personal view from a guest critic.