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: News Review

The best of the week's newsfilm, from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
Presenter, Robert Dougall with Joan Turner
and The Weather


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Interpreter: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Show of the Week presenting: Rolf Harris at The Talk of the Town

Rolf Harris is appearing at the Coventry Theatre
Rolf has recently returned from a round-the-world trip which took him to New Zealand, Australia. Canada, and the United States. On his tour he collected a number of songs, several of which he will sing tonight, including a number that won a prize in an Australian brewery competition and which Rolf considered so good that he decided to record it himself. (Colour)


Singer: Rolf Harris
Orchestra directed by: Burt Rhodes
Production: Bryan Sears

: The World About Us: Big D Ranch: 2: 2. Vampires, Piranhas and Giant Ant-bears

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

Stanley Brock, the manager of the Dadanawa Ranch in Guyana, is equally at home in the saddle of his horse or the cockpit of his light plane. In his leisure hours he sometimes flies to enjoy the spectacle of one of the world's greatest and most remote waterfalls, the Kaieteur Falls; but most of his spare time is spent in studying the wealth of wildlife in the forest, swamps, and savannahs.
from the South and West


Subject/narrator: Stanley Brock
Narrator: Alan Gibson
Produced and directed by: Richard Brock

: La Vida Breve

An opera by Manuel de Falla
English version by Geoffrey Dunn
with Margaret Price as Salud
The action takes place in Granada at the turn of the century
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Led by Desmond Bradley
Conducted by James Lockhart
Ermanno Mauro appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Alan Charles by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera


Composer: Manuel de Falla
Libretto: Carlos Fernandez Shaw
English version by: Geoffrey Dunn
Singers: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Guitarist: Charles Gregory
Guitarist: Martin Best
Principal dancer/choreographer: Antonio Vargas
Principal dancer: Maribel Lillo
Principal dancer: Charo de Ronda
Choreographer: Philippe Perrottet
Associate conductor: Leon Lovett
Repetiteur: Courtney Kenny
Repetiteur: Winifred Taylor
Costumes: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Desmond Bradley
Orchestra conducted by: James Lockhart
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Salud: Margaret Price
Paco: Ermanno Mauro
Uncle Sarvaor: Inia Te Wiata
Grandmother: Laura Sarti
Carmela: Katherine Pring
Manuel: Alan Charles
Forge worker: Robert Thomas
Flamenco singer: Manuel Bermudez
Street seller: Annon Lee Silver
Street seller: Rosanne Creffield
Street seller: Vivien Townley
Street seller: Robert Bowman

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

A new series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts Dan Rowan and Dick Martin featuring a regular company of crazy characters and a bewildering array of guests



Presenter/comedian: Dan Rowan
Presenter/comedian: Dick Martin
Produced for N.B.C. by: George Schlatter
Produced for N.B.C. by: Ed Friendly

: News Summary


: Olympic Grandstand

direct by satellite from Mexico City
featuring: Athletics, Boxing, Volleyball
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