A programme for children at home
Miranda Connell , Gordon Clyde
' Tobias Pilgrim builds a Starship by MALCOLM CARDER
Pianist, William Blezard
Graphics, Laurence Henry
Script, Leslie Pitt
Produced by PETER RIDSPALE SCOTT
Series producer. CYNTHIA FELGATE
Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC WaleB at 4.20 p.m.
Art and Architecture in Europe since 1945
Ten programmes which take a look at the look and the attitudes of the last twenty-five years
10: Open End
Introduced by John Donat and Paul Overy
In this last programme John Donat and Paul Overy draw together some of the threads of the series. What are the problems that face architects and planners? What will be the role of the artist in the future? These points are discussed with John Berger the art critic, Maurice Broady , Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton, and Lionel March of the University of Cambridge School of Architecture
Assistant producer, Anthony Cash
Producer. NANCY THOMAS
The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER
Gordon Wilkins covers the Geneva Motor Show with Bernard Cahier and Judith Jackson
THE CAR FOR THE ALPS
The Swiss buy cars for mountain motoring and all this week at the Geneva Motor Show every manufacturer in Europe has been trying to sell them a new model. Do the gradients of the Alps influence their choice of gear ratios and steering? Will the price of petrol-a shilling a gallon cheaper than in most places on the Continent-persuade drivers in Switzerland to buy big-engined cars with plenty of uphill power in 1969? Associate producer, John Mills
Producer, BRIAN ROBINS
The Talk of the Town
This international musical humorist entertains in his unique one-man show of music, comedy, and pantomime with THE ALYN AINSWORTH ORCHESTRA
Design, Reg Trundle
Produced by TERRY HENEBERY
A personal view by Kenneth Clark
4: MAN-THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS
' 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.
Federigo Montefeltro was not only a powerful general and a wise ruler who valued humanity in government, but also a man of wide learning. Sir Kenneth considers his palace on its hilltop at Urbino to be one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the world. The Duke's sympathetic patronage drew artists of every kind to his court, among them Piero della Francesca, and Raphael and Bramante received their early training there.
Directed by ANN TURNER
Produced by MICHAEL GILL and PETER MONTAGNON
Shown on Sunday
Sir Michael Redgrave
A series of personal choices of prose and poetry
Barbara Jeff or Given before an invited audience at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey Producer, JOHN FURNESS
Postponed from February 21
Sir Michael's choices include Alexander Woollcott 's account of Mrs. Patrick Campbell's first night in The Second Mrs. Tanqueray. Sir Michael contributes his own prologue, and also a poem to celebrate his birth written by his actor-father.
Sir Michael's choices can be described as popular in the best sense of the word. Authors are Coleridge, Robert Graves , T. S. Eliot , Hans Andersen , Katherine Mansfield , Wordsworth, Belloc, and Kipling.
Incidentally this is the only programme in the series where our stars break into song, which they do in the setting of an anonymous poem collected by W. H. Auden.
A further series of Evenings will be televised shortly, with A. J. Ayer , Alan Bennett , Lord MacLeod, and Alistair Cooke.
David Holmes looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster
Editor, JOHN DANVERS
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Sheridan Morlej and tonight's guests
Editor. ROWAN AYERS