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
A series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
This week's star guest Peter Lawford
and featuring Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, Teresa Graves, Pamela Rodgers, Jeremy Lloyd, Lily Tomlin and Gary Owens
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC
The gods brought me near to this island where was Calypso... the awesome goddess took me in and loved me passionately, vowing that she would make me immortal and ageless...
For centuries the legend of Ulysses' sojourn on the island of Gozo has remained vivid in the minds of the islanders. So, too, has that of St Paul , who preached to the islanders after his shipwreck in AD 60 and gave them the faith which, with their neighbour Malta, they defended so ardently during the Great Siege.
Today Gozo seems peaceful and undisturbed, and- it is difficult to imagine the upheavals of her past. And yet the present pattern of the islanders' life is very much a survival from that past. Their continual struggle against the elements to secure a livelihood, the warmth and loyalty of their family life, their intense piety, their pride and interdependence - all reflect beliefs and attitudes which elsewhere in Europe are disappearing.
The Australian composer is best known in this country by such pieces as Country Gardens and Handel in the Strand.
This programme shows Grainger's range as a composer, and includes folksong arrangements for wind and brass, vocal settings of Kipling and the Song of Solomon, and larger works for chorus, orchestra, and percussion with the Polyphonia Orchestra (conductor Bryan Fairfax), Ruth Nye (piano) and the Ambrosian Singers
by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised in four parts by Harry Green
Fitzpiers has been seeing Mrs Charmond, despite her moving away from Hintock House. Returning on horseback half asleep, he inadvertently spoke her name before Grace and the villagers
(Repeated on Friday, 8.25 pm)
(Next week, the start of George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda')
Young Timothy Tangs:
Old Timothy Tangs:
A film portrait of the man and an account of his several voyages of exploration, culminating in the discovery of New Zealand in 1769.
A New Zealand National Film Unit production
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson
This week's guest Anne Heywood whose latest film is "The Awful Story of the Nun of Monza" directed by Visconti.