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, Michael De Morgan with Ruth Leeds
Producer, BILL NORTHWOOD followed by THE WEATHER
THE GEORGE MITCHELL
TONY MERCER with The Television Toppers and The Barron Knights
Margaret Savage, Delia Wicks
Penny Jewkes , Les Rawlings
Dance direction by Roy Gunson Vocal arrangements by George Mitchell
Orchestrations by Alan Bristow Orchestra
Leader, FREDDY CLAYTON
Conducted by George Mitchell and Eric Robinson
Settings by Martin Collins f Devised and produced by GEORGE INNS
John Boulter , Dai Francis , and Tony Mercer are in ' The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Victoria Palace. London
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A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
Half a million tons of snow travelling at up to 200 miles an hour.... From the Andes to the Alps, ever since man made his home beneath the mountain, avalanches have preyed on him. But now the careless tourist is replacing the mountain dweller as the avalanche's main victim. This film looks at avalanches from their beautiful beginning in the snow crystal to their terrible effect on the dwellings of men, and on to perhaps their ultimate control by explosives and science.
Narrator, Robert Hardy
Cameraman, Egil Woxhold
Directed by MICHAEL LEESTON-SMITH Written and presented by RICHARD ROBINSON
Executive producer, BRIAN BRANSTON See facing page
The monthly review of what is happening in MUSIC NOW
New music-young artists-concerts-records-anniversaries
In tonight's edition:
COLIN DAVIS on Berlioz
HENRYK SZERYNG and Ernest Lush play Brahms
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
World premiere of Two New Songs
Jane Manning with The Vesuvius Ensemble
JOHN OGDON and BRENDA LUCAS play Lutoslawski on two pianos
GILLIAN WEIR plays Messiaen on the organ of the Royal Festival Hall, London
Judith Jackson , Leonard Pearcey
Directors, GEOFFREY HAYDON DAVID HEELEY , RHONA SHAW
Edited by JOHN DRUMMOND
Tonight's programme is the third of the new series and the first of the New Year. A wide cross-section of prominent figures in London's musical life have been invited to look back over 1968 and recall what for them were the main musical events of the year. They also discuss the things they would most like to see happen in 1969. Their recollections and forecasts are wide-ranging, as is the programme itself. So far, in two editions, Music Now has looked at orchestras, festivals, oratorios, young soloists, and new music of many different kinds. And that is how the programme hopes to continue, for its purpose is to keep pace with the changing face of musical life in Britain.
A 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
Produced by GEORGE SCHLATTER and ED FRIENDLY for N.B.C.
Late Night Line-Up's weekly look at the cinema with stars - previews - and a dig into the past.
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson.