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
A series of films from all over the world about cur astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
FOREST AND FIREBIRD
Narrated by Cy Grant
The wildlife of Trinidad is as colourful and exciting as the calypso island itself. The Swedish film-maker Jan Lihdblad spent over a year there filming quaint, gorgeous, and sinister creatures.
As well as the exotically plum-aged birds of the dense rain forest of the north, there are such attractive arboreal creatures as the tree porcupine and the silky ant eater. Danger threatens from the monsters in the marshes, the giant anacondas that lurk in the pools waiting to grab a victim and pull it-or him-underwater to drown. For light relief there are the fiddler crabs, dementedly waving their huge claws.
A great variety of birds breed
In enormous colonies in the mangrove swamps. All are beautiful but none is as spectacular as the scarlet ibis, which, with its flame-coloured plumage, must rank as one of the seven wonders of the bird world.
Poachers after their feathers drove them out of haunts on the coasts of South America, and even in this refuge, the Trinidad Caroni swamp, they are not safe from the hunters' guns.
Filmed and directed by JAN LINDBLAD
Presented for television by Suzanne Gibbs from the South and West
An opera by GIUSEPPE VERDI
Libretto by ARRIGO BOITO
English translation by ERIC CROZIER with RICHARD CASSILLY
The action takes place in Othello's fortress on the island of Cyprus
AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS Members of the FINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROUP
Choreographer, Philippe Perrottet
Repetiteurs, Tom Gligoroff Patrick Harvey
Costumes by Raymond Hughes Make-up by Sandra Shepherd
New Philharmonia Orchestra Led by JACK ROTHSTEIN
Associate conductor, DAVID LLOYD-JONES
Designer, Tony Abbott Conductor,
Producer, CEDRIC MESSINA
Directed by BASIL COLEMAN
David Hillman appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera; Charles Mackerras by arrangement with Hamburg State Opera
There will be an interval of three minutes at 9.25*
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
Editor. ROWAN AYERS