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: News Review

The best of the week's newsfilm. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
and Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Bird's-Eye View: John Bull's Workshop

by Correlli Barnett
What is your dream? Three cars and a yacht in your garage, a heated pool in your garden and six months' holiday a year? Is that the world you hope to create for your children? It could happen if we continue to invent and develop the new ideas that make us rich, and if we don't underrate the achievements of our present-day world.
Filmed from the air the programme traces the rise of industry from early beginnings - the monks' forge of Kirkstall Abbey, the weavers' village of Worstead. The helicopter flies low among the Rhondda pit-heads, races with Lotus cars, hovers by a jump-jet. Below it models leap for a photocall, and Princess Anne launches the largest ship built in Britain.
(London swings like a corpse: page 16)


Presenter: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Alan Dobie
Film cameraman: Ian Stone
Film editor: Colin Moffat
Producer: John Bird
Series editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Workshop: On the Beat

A survey of conductors and conducting,
with film of Arthur Nikisch Willem Mengelberg, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Felix Weingartner, Richard Strauss, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham, Serge Koussevitzky, Bruno Walter, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein and Georg Solti, William Mann, George Hurst, Sidney Harrison, English Chamber Orchestra (leader Kenneth Sillito) with performances by Peter Reeves

As Toscanini said, "Any asino can conduct, but to make music... eh? Is difficile". To be a conductor is the dream of many and there is no shortage of hopeful candidates. But the orchestral conductor's art remains something of a mystery. Just what he does and how he obtains his results can be unknown factors even to regular concertgoers.
Thanks in part to rare archive film, we see in action some of the important figures of the earlier part of this century - the period generally called the Golden Age of conductors.
Eye-witness accounts of the days before film are also used to show how and why conducting started in the first place.



Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: William Mann
Conductor: George Hurst
Conductor: Sidney Harrison
Conductor: Arthur Nikisch
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Felix Weingartner
Conductor: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Serge Kussevitzky
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Singer: Peter Reeves
Narrator: Bob Grant
Producer: Francis Coleman

: A Year in the Life for King Kathie 100/7 June 1968 - June 1969

In the autumn of 1968 at the Newmarket Sales nearly £4 million was spent in the difficult search for good racehorses. A Year in the Life follows a horse through its crucial first year of training. Guy Harwood, its trainer, must justify the owner's outlay by producing a winner.
After a year of effort Race Day arrives and everyone is hopeful. The trainer expects a place, the owner has laid out a big bet, but the bookies are not so sure he will win because they have made King Kathie 100/7.



Subject: Guy Harwood
Producer: Paul Watson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Conversation at Night

by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Translated by Robert David Macdonald
[Starring] John Gielgud, Alec Guinness

A writer (Gielgud) in the quiet of his study comes face to face with the Public Executioner (Guinness).


Author: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Translated by: Robert David MacDonald
Lighting: Jim Richards
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Rudolph Cartier
The Writer: John Gielgud
The Public executioner: Alec Guinness

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

A new series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
This week's star guests The Monkees
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


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Band: The Monkees
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Goldie Hawn
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Teresa Graves
Performer: Pamela Rodgers
Performer: Jeremy Lloyd
Performer: Byron Gilliam
Performer: Gary Owens
Produced for NBC by: George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by: Ed Friendly

: News Summary


: Line-Up: Film Night

A weekly look at the cinema with stars, previews, and a dig into the past
This week's guest Robert Mitchum on location in Ireland for the new David Lean film Ryan's Daughter
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson



Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: Robert Mitchum
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.

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