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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
and Weather


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Lunacy and laughter with Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
This week's star guest Sammy Davis Jr
and featuring The Laugh-In regulars
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Entertainer: Sammy Davis Jr

: The World About Us: Avalanche

Half a million tons of snow travelling at up to 200 miles an hour... From the Andes to the Alps, ever since man made his home beneath the mountain, avalanches have preyed on him. But now the careless tourist is replacing the mountain dweller as the avalanche's main victim.
This film looks at avalanches from their beautiful beginning in the snow crystal to their terrible effect on the dwellings of men, and on to, perhaps, their ultimate control by explosives and science.
Written and produced by Richard Robinson
(The white killer: page 12)


Based on The Avalanche Enigma by: Colin Fraser
Narrator: Robert Hardy
Cameraman: Egil Woxhold
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Writer/producer: Richard Robinson
Executive producer: Brian Branston

: Music on 2: The Bear

A comic opera by William Walton

In The Bear, Chekhov's most popular and successful farce, Madame Popova's elaborate grief for her dead husband is rudely interrupted by the visit of a creditor, who stays to demand rather more than his money. This musical version has the additional fun of William Walton's tunes, many written as operatic parodies.

With English Chamber Orchestra
Leader Kenneth Sillito
Conducted by Sir William Walton

(Plenty to Enjoy: page 11)


Composer/Conductor: Sir William Walton
Libretto: Paul Dehn
Based on a play by: Anton Chekhov
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Kenneth Sillito
Associate Conductor: James Lockhart
Repetiteur: Richard Nunn
Costumes: Charles Knode
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Sound: Ray Angel
Lighting: Jim Richards
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Madame Popova, a wealthy widow: Regina Resnik
Grigory Smirnov, a middle-aged landowner: Thomas Hemsley
Luka, the old manservant: Derek Hammond-Stroud

: Yesterday's Witness: The Burning of the Bombing School

On the night of 7 September 1936 three men - a university lecturer, a Baptist minister, and a schoolmaster-set fire to a training school for bomber crews being built by the Government on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales.
The schoolmaster was D. J. Williams who died early this year. In this film, made last summer, he retells the story of their action, now a part of Welsh history. 'It was not an act of vandalism but a direct protest in the name of the whole Welsh Nation.'
Also appearing: J. E. Jones, Catkin Daniel, Berta Ruck


Presenter: D. J. Williams
Interviewee: J. E. Jones
Interviewee: Catkin Daniel
Interviewee: Berta Ruck
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Jane Oliver

: Germinal: Part 4: Soldiers

by Emile Zola
Dramatised in five parts by David Turner

The rioting miners have destroyed the Jean-Bart mine and wrecked Maigrat's shop. The situation has become so serious that troops have been called in and starvation faces the miners.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Jeanne Richmond
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Captain: Michael Davis
Sergeant: Robert Cross
Alzire: Deborah Rawlings
Maheude: Rosemary Leach
Maheu: Freddie Jones
Bonnemort: Jack Lambert
Jeanlin: Spencer Banks
Etienne: Mark Jones
Gregoire: John Wentworth
Deneulin: Edward Jewesbury
Jules Plogof: Stephen Yardley
Souvarine: Donald Burton
Mme Rasseneur: Joyce Latham
Rasseneur: Ken Jones
Chavat: Graham Haberfield
Catherine: Annette Robertson
Mouquette: Alex Marshall
Ma Brule: Eileen Way
Levaque: Norman Mitchell
Miners: John Caesar
Miners: Steve Emerson

: News Summary

: Line-Up: Film Night

A weekly look at the cinema with stars, previews, and a dig into the past
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson
This week's guest: David Lean director of Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, and now Ryan's Daughter.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: David Lean
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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