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: News Review

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.
and Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Where Two Worlds Meet

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
(from Bristol)


Writer: Clifford Dyment
Narrator: Martin Jarvis
Film Cameraman: Mike Berwick
Film Cameraman: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Ned Kelly

: The Carol Burnett Show

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)


Entertainer: Carol Burnett
Comedian: Soupy Sales
Singer: Mel Torme
Performer: Harvey Korman
Performer: Lyle Waggoner
Performer: Vicki Lawrence
Dancers: The Ernest Flatt Dancers
Musical Director: Harry Zimmerman
Producer: Joe Hamilton
Director: Dave Powers

: Children Talking: Some Views of France

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.
(from Manchester)


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley

: Music on 2: Music Now

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.


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Conductor (The Academy of St Martin's)/Interviewee: Neville Marriner
Musicians: The Academy of St Martin's
Contralto: Helen Watts
Composer/Musical Director (Nomine Jesu): John Tavener
Mezzo-Soprano (Nomine Jesu): Margaret Lensky
Singers (Nomine Jesu): The London Sinfonietta Choir
Singers (Nomine Jesu): Wandsworth Boys Choir
Speaker/Pianist: Alfred Brendel
Director: William Fitzwater
Director: Trevor Peters
Director: Roy Tipping

: Oh in Colour

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)


Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: John Antrobus
Costumes: Mary Woods
Make-up: Sylvia James
Lighting: Howard King
Sound: John Delany
Design: Colin Lowrey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Edward Underdown
[Actor]: Ray Ellington
[Actor]: Valentine Dyall
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Alan Clare
[Actress]: Vilma Hollingbery
[Actor]: Douglas Ditta
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actress]: Julia Breck
[Actor]: Salubrious Lane
[Actor]: Teddy Atom
Guest: Arthur Negus
Guest: Max Robertson
Guest: Eleanor Bron

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Part 4: Pursuit

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.


Author: Anne Bronte
Dramatised by: Christopher Fry
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: Raymond Hughes
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Sasdy
Helen: Janet Munro
Rachel: Margery Withers
Arthur: Jeremy Burring
Gilbert: Bryan Marshall
Lawrence: William Gaunt
Footman: Bernard Finch
Eliza: Suzan Farmer
Fergus: Anthony May
Rose: Felicity Kendal
Huntingdon: Corin Redgrave
Benson: Charles Lamb
Esther: Nicola Davies
Mrs Markham: Megs Jenkins
Landlord: Norman Mitchell
Tommy: Malcolm James
Mrs Maxwell: Jean Anderson

: Film Night

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.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Elliott Gould
Director: Philip Crump
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Michael Hill

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