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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
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Signals for Survival

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)


Presenter/Photography: Professor Niko Tinbergen
Directed and narrated by: Hugh Falkus
Presented by: Christopher Parsons

: Music Now

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?



Presenter: Robin Ray
Violinist/ensemble director: Ruggiero Ricci
Musicians: The City of London Ensemble
Presenter (Previn and the Promenaders): Andre Previn
Interviewee (The Place): Robert Cohan
Interviewer (The Place): Nigel Gosling
Music (The Place): Ronald Lloyd
Subject (Brass Bands): Jack Scott
Director: David Buckton
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Editor: William Fitzwater

: A Year in the Life for Craghead

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?



Producer: Paul Watson
Director: Michael Houldey

: Show of the Week: Scott on the Seven Deadly Sins

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



Writer/Composer: Bryan Blackburn
Writer: John Muir
Writer: Eric Geen
Writer: Frank Coda
Writers: Metcalfe and Ryder
Choreographer: Jo Cook
Orchestra Director: Burt Rhodes
Costumes: Christine Rawlins
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Lighting: Tom Moncrieff
Designer: Martin Johnson
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Peter Whitmore
{[Actor]: Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Peter Butterworth
[Actress]: Barbara Evans
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: James Ottaway
[Actor]: Denis McCarthy
[Actress]: Janet Webb
Dancers: The Jo Cook Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Trial

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)


Writer: Graham Seal
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: James Brabazon
Slade: David Graham
Harris: Michael Robbins
Voice of pilot: Jerry Stovin

: News Summary


: Line-Up: Film Night

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



Guest: Peter Cook
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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