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The Silk Spinners
This week's programme in the series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet.
The life history of a moth makes a fascinating story, and some of the larger and more brightly coloured ones have an additional attraction in that they produce silk for the cocoon in which they undergo their final metamorphosis.
One species in particular has been used by man for the production of silk, originally in the Far East and later in the West. The story of this sericulture is as intriguing as the natural history of the moths themselves.
Natural history sequences filmed by GERALD THOMPSON and ERIC SKINNER
Commentary by ALAN GIBSON
Presented by SUZANNE GIBBS (from BBC South and West)
played by Netherlands Chamber Orchestra Conductor and solo violin Szymon Goldberg
ADRIAAN BONSEL (flute) JANNY VAN WERING
Violin Concerto No 2, in E major Brandenburg Concerto No 3, in G major
Suite No 2, in B minor for flute and string orchestra
Introduced by DEREK HART
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer DON TAYLOR
Producer PATRICIA FOY
Town for Tomorrow
June 1968 - June 1969
At Erith on the South Bank of the Thames the marshes are to be a wasteland no more. Thamesmead, a new town to house 60,000 people, is in creation.
A project this size may face many problems through the year. Delays due to weather, errors in design, difficulties in management, strikes. How will the contractors cope? Will the young couple hopeful for their new home have the promise kept, or must they wait while a thousand and one problems are solved in the building of ' Thamesmead, Town for Tomorrow'?
Produced by PAUL WATSON
Directed by MICHAEL HOULDET
Aggers and Torters The last of three plays by DAVID HODSON
Part 3: Hickory Dickory with Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT Designer AUSTIN RUDDY Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by RODNEY BENNETT
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A new series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts.
Dan Rowan and Dick Martin This week's star guests Sonny and Cher and featuring
JUDY CARNE , ARTE JOHNSON RUTH BUZZI , HENRY GIBSON GOLDIE HAWN, ALAN SUES
JO ANNE WORLEY , TERESA GRAVES PAMELA RODGERS , JEREMY LLOYD BYRON GILLIAM , and GARY OWENS
Produced by GEORGE SCHLATTER and ED FRIENDLY for NBC
A weekly look at the cinema with stars, previews, and a dig into the past
This week's guest Petula Clark whose latest film Goodbye Mr Chips is premièred in London tomorrow
Introduced by TONY BILBOW With PHILIP JENKINSON
Editor ROWAN AYERS