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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 Living Sea

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

Apart from fish and whales, the oceans contain billions of drifting animals, some so small that they completely escaped attention until the nineteenth century. Using remarkable close-up photography, this film by Peter Parks looks at the tiny world of plankton and reveals its surprising complexity and its strange beauty.
Commentary written and spoken by Hugh Falkus.
From the South and West


Filmmaker: Peter Parks
Writer/Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Show of the Week presenting: The Dave Allen Show

Starring Dave Allen
Guest stars, Matt Monro, Ray Barrett
with Trisha Noble, Peter Gordeno
The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers
(Peter Gordeno is appearing in "Man of La Mancha" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Writer: David Cumming
Writer: Brad Ashton
Writer: Dave Allen
Writer, Telephone routine: Eric Merriman
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dave Allen
Singer: Matt Monro
Guest: Ray Barrett
Singer: Trisha Noble
Dancer/Choreography: Peter Gordeno
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers

: Call My Bluff: 100th edition

A duel of words and wit between Kenneth Horne with John Betjeman, Tony Britton and Drusilla Beyfus with Wendy Craig, Jane Probyn.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Tony Britton
Team captain: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Wendy Craig
Panellist: Jane Probyn
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Twenty-First Aldeburgh Festival

from The Maltings, Snape.
Benjamin Britten conducts a Tchaikovsky Concert
with Mstislav Rostropovich, solo cello
English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
The programme includes the Rococo Variations and Romeo and Juliet.
Introduced by John Warrack.


Presenter: John Warrack
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Executive Producer: John Culshaw
Director: Brian Large

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

invites John Arlott, Anthony Lejeune, Elizabeth Jane Howard and Carl Foreman to discuss with Joan Bakewell talking points of the week.
If you have any topics you would like discussed in next week's programme please write to: Late Night Line-Up (Sunday): [address removed]


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Panellist: John Arlott
Panellist: Anthony Lejeune
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: Carl Foreman
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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