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
Michael De Morgan
Producer, BILL NORTHWOOD followed by THE WEATHER
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
THE GOLDEN ISTHMUS
A film by Robert Cundy
Two years ago an American Commission was set up to report to President Johnson on the possibility of cutting a new Panama Canal by means of nuclear explosives. Five routes were considered: two in Panama, one each in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Colombia. The final decision will involve not just politics and economics but the social problems of the peoples who live in that area and have done for centuries.
The Golden Isthmus tells the story of 450 years of man's efforts to bridge the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in this narrow neck of land, and of the native peoples who have had to suffer them.
Written and narrated by David Howarth
Executive producer, BRIAN BRANSTON
Produced by ERIC DAVIDSON
JIMMY LOGAN with his guests,
AVRIL ANGERS , EVE
BLANCHARD PAT COOMBS , VI RISCOE
JANET WEBB , RITA WEBB and PAMELA CUNDELL , SEAN LYNCH
Special guest star, ROLF HARRIS
The Douglas Squires Dancers
VALERIE Barrett IVAN BAPTIE
JANE HERBERT GARY DOWNIE SUE ROBINSON ROGER FINCH WEI WEI WONG RHYS NELSEN Choreography. DOUGLAS SQUIRES
Orchestra conducted by ALYN AINSWORTH
Script by JOHN LAW , AUSTIN STEELE and Jimmy LOGAN
Musical arrangements by Alan Roper and Les Williams Design, Colin Pigott
Production, STEWART MORRIS
The fastest game on television between
PAUL JENNINGS with and this week's guests,
Leslie Crowther , Peter Glaze
Devised by Norman Hackforth
Produced by . LESLIE JACKSON
What does music mean?
Whether it's by the Beatles or by Beethoven, is music capable of expressing anything beyond itself; or is it an abstract construction in sound?
In Workshop tonight Deryck Cooke gives his answer to the question, based on his book The Language of Music with a wealth of examples.
The argument continues with Bernard Keeffe , Alexander Goehr and Hans Keller
Charles Douglas-Home Sam Wanamaker Gillian Reynolds Alun Richards to discuss with Joan Bakewell talking points of the week
Editor, ROWAN AYERS