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
This week's programme in the series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it features a tiny island in the sub-Antarctic, the home of the world's largest sea-birds - wandering albatrosses. They share Bird Island with vast numbers of fur, leopard, and elephant seals; with penguins and a wide variety of other birds.
For 18 months three scientists worked through storm, sunshine, and blizzard, studying the wandering albatrosses and filming this unique record of the wildlife of Bird Island.
Filmed and directed by Lancelot Tickell (US Antarctic Research Program)
(From BBC South and West)
Filmed and directed by:
Introduced and conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Guest conductor Leopold Stokowski
Michael Korn (organ), David Nadien (violin)
The Moog Synthesizer, The New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
A CBS recording
The New York Rock and Roll
New York Philharmonic
An MP is someone prepared to open bazaars, kiss sticky babies, challenge wrongs that can never be righted. This is the profession more often quoted - he will claim misquoted - than any other. He is the man all blame in a crisis yet whom in times of plenty no one thanks. What than prompts a man to become an MP? Tonight's film looks at one such man from a by-election in June 1968, and then through his first year in Parliament. The tiredness, the frustrations, the worrying over other's worries, the rewards: how he reacts is shown in this film.
Produced and directed by:
with Peter Butterworth, Toni Palmer, Rose Hill, Peter Reeves, Robert Bridges, John Wright, John G. Hughman
by Robin Smyth
[Starring] Harry Fowler as Freddie Field, Rita Webb as Lizzie Truckle
with Bryan Pringle as The White Suddsy Man
Freddie Field is a tally man and he knows the tricks of the trade - or he thinks he does, until he comes to grips with Lizzie Truckle. Lizzie is unlike all of Freddie's customers. She knows a few tricks too - some that Freddie doesn't even know.
The White Suddsy Man:
A weekly look at the cinema
This week's guest Shelley Winters
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson