The best of the week's news film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
Turkey is a natural land bridge linking the East with the West.
Each year, across Western Turkey, come millions of birds on migration between Asia, Africa, and Europe. They cross high mountains and arid plains to reach Turkey's great lakes and reed-beds, vital to the migrants' survival.
Other animals have adopted man-made habitats, living amongst the crumbling palaces and temples of southern Turkey that stand as reminders of the great empires that once dominated this part of the world.
Commentary written by Clifford Dyment and spoken by Martin Jarvis
A series played for laughs and with a song or two from Carol Burnett and her guests tonight Soupy Sales, Mel Torme
With Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, The Ernest Flatt Dancers
(A programme recorded in America)
The Ernest Flatt
Put a group of children in a foreign country, and you might expect that their natural enquiring frankness will provoke some original views.
From pupils of a British school in Paris, Gerald Harrison gets some particularly trenchant opinions of life in France.
Edited and introduced by John Amis
A profile of Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin's, one of the most successful chamber orchestras in the world. The interview is set in the medieval city of Bruges and includes fascinating rehearsal sequences of music by Handel, Boyce, and Berkeley.
with Helen Watts (contralto)
A new work by John Tavener, 26-year-old composer of The Whale. The new piece consists of linguistic variations on the name of Our Lord, and musical variations on a single chord, based on the idea of mystical power inherent in the uttering of the name of Jesus.
John Tavener Nomine Jesu directed by The Composer with Margaret Lensky (mezzo-soprano) a small instrumental ensemble and members of the London Sinfonietta Choir and Wandsworth Boys Choir
Alfred Brendel talks about Beethoven's music for the piano, illustrating at the keyboard his remarks on its style, form, and content.
"The pianist playing Beethoven needs to be a combination of midwife, museum clerk and solicitor, Brendel claims. His pedal technique and tonal values are often at odds with the conventional interpretations."
The first half of a recent Beethoven Prom was entirely devoted to his playing of the Diabelli Variations for solo piano.
Conductor (The Academy of St Martin's)/Interviewee:
The Academy of St
Composer/Musical Director (Nomine Jesu):
Mezzo-Soprano (Nomine Jesu):
Singers (Nomine Jesu):
The London Sinfonietta
Singers (Nomine Jesu):
Written by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring John Bluthal
with Edward Underdown, Ray Ellington, Valentine Dyall, Bill Pertwee, Alan Clare,
Vilma Hollingbery, Douglas Ditta, Charlie Atom, Julia Breck, Salubrious Lane, Teddy Atom
Special guests: Arthur Negus, Max Robertson, Eleanor Bron
(Changing guards at Buckingham Palace: see page 4)
post that mentions
by Anne Bronte
Dramatised in four parts by Christopher Fry
Starring Janet Munro
Huntingdon has brought Miss Myers to Grassdale; at this, Helen has left him and gone with her son Arthur to Wildfell Hall, her brother's house.
Tony Bilbow talks to Elliott Gould, star of Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, M*A*S*H, and Getting Straight.
Philip Jenkinson shows vintage film clips of off-beat male vocalists.