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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
followed by The Weather


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

: Music, Music, Music

Starring The George Mitchell Singers
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
with The Television Toppers
and The Scaffold
[with] Margaret Savage, Delia Wicks, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, The Islanders

(John Boulter, Dai Francis, and Tony Mercer are in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: The Scaffold
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Dancers: The Islanders
Choreographer: Jan Colet
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Orchestrations: Harry South
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Lighting: Tom Moncrieff
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: Civilisation: 4: Man - The Measure of all Things

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'The architect Leon Battista Alberti addressed man In these words: "To you is given a body more graceful than other animals, to you power of apt and various movements, to you most sharp and delicate senses, to you wit, reason, memory like an immortal god."'

The early Renaissance saw Alberti and the other men of his time emerge as confident individuals, taking delight in art and ideas. Sir Kenneth Clark visits Florence, where European thought was first given a new impetus by the re-discovery of the classical past, and continues his journey to the palaces of Urbino and Mantua, centres of Renaissance civilisation.
(Repeated on Friday at 9.5 p.m.)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Lighting Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Camera Operator: Kenneth MacMillan
Supervising Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Director: Ann Turner
Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Leader, Willi Boskovsky
Conducted by Georg Solti
play Richard Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegel" and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
Part of a public concert in the Royal Festival Hall, London
Introduced by Bernard Keeffe

The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the world's great orchestras, recently made one of its rare visits to London to give the final concert of a tour spent mainly in Japan.
Tonight's programme, recorded on that occasion, is the first orchestral concert to be televised in colour from the Royal Festival Hall.


Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Georg Solti
Director: Walter Todds

: Fit-Ups

or Positively The Last Performance
A film of life in one of the last of the Irish road-shows
"Existence as portable as the props, Travelling light, living in transit, always thinking of that next town just ahead."
Written and produced by Maurice Leitch
From Northern Ireland

The entertainers portrayed in this film are a rapidly dying breed, and are possibly the last surviving family in Ireland to dispense a nightly three-hour brew of blood and thunder melodrama. The Courtneys play in a wooden and canvas booth and their audience sits on benches on the grass to watch such dramas as East Lynne, Murder in the Old Red Barn, and The Caryl Chessman Story.


Writer/Producer: Maurice Leitch
Director: Robin Wylie

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

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 for N.B.C.)


Comedian/Presenter: Dan Rowan
Comedian/Presenter: Dick Martin
Producer: George Schlatter
Producer: Ed Friendly

: News Summary


: Film Night

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


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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