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
The BBC's award-winning entry for the Italia Prize (Documentary Category)
The familiar cries of the gulls along our coastline are only a small part of the language of these birds. During the breeding season especially, they use a number of other sounds as well as postures to communicate with each other. The meaning and use of all these are examined in this remarkable study of life in a colony of Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
Introduced and photographed by Professor Niko Tinbergen
(from BBC South and West)
Directed and narrated by:
presented by Robin Ray
Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, directs the City of London Ensemble in works by Bach and Vivaldi
Previn and the Promenaders: the London Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor asks 'Where do Promenaders go in the winter?'
The Place: The new arts centre where The London Contemporary Dance Company have just completed their first London season. Robert Cohan, choreographer, talks to Nigel Gosling, and members of the Company perform a scene from his production Cell. The music is by Ronald Lloyd
Brass Bands: is this the reason Jack Scott left Miami for Sheffield?
The City of London
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June 1968 - June 1969
Craghead is a coal-mining village in County Durham struggling to survive in a nuclear age. June 1968: as the manager and men work hard to raise the coal output with their families hoping for a future, the rumour is closure.
Can their efforts avert this end? Is there a future for the village?
starring Terry Scott
with June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth
Barbara Evans, Roger Avon, James Ottaway, Denis McCarthy, Janet Webb, The Jo Cook Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers
The Jo Cook
The George Mitchell
by Graham Seal
'That's right, love everyone. I don't want your Christian love, Slade. It stinks. Why don't you just admit you hate me?'
Two men - just two men cooped up together in a small hut in a wilderness of snow. They're there to do a job but living like this does something to a man-it makes him act like an animal.
(David Graham is in "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" at the Saville Theatre, London)
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A weekly look at the cinema
This week's guest Peter Cook on location for his new film The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer - his first solo starring role
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson