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. Presenter MICHAEL DE MORGAN
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather
British, American, and Canadian capers from an international line-up of stars, with host Ray Stevens and regular guest stars Lulu, Cass Elliot as well as Billy Van, Carol Robinson, Solari and Carr, Dick Curtis, Steve Martin
(Programme recorded in Canada)
Narrated by Charles Boyer
An ocean of sand 3,000 miles long and 1,000 miles wide where man and beast struggle to survive - that is Sahara.
Across this empty land the salt caravans of the Tuaregs follow their age-old routes. From the salt mines of Bilma to the markets of Agades, more than 300 camels pace out 500 unmarked miles and then return - an incredible journey without end.
An NBC-News Special
Edited and introduced by John Amis
Rostropovich: the great Russian cellist talks about his ambitions as a conductor, plays a Sarabande and Bourree from Bach's Suite No 3 for solo cello; and is seen in the Royal Festival Hall (on 14 October) receiving from SIR ARTHUR BLISS the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Stomu Yamash 'ta: the Japanese percussion-playing sensation of this year's Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals is seen in a fantasy-trip film directed by WILLIAM FITZWATER.
Alan Bush celebrates his 70th birthday by directing a performance of his Christmas Cantata The Winter Journey with MIRIAM NATHANIEL (soprano) JOSEPH WARD (baritone)
THE BOWLES BEVAN SINGERS
Instrumental ensemble led by ALAN LOVEDAY
Dr Bush also plays the piano and talks about his curious situation as a composer who has four operas in the repertoire in East Germany but is neglected in his own country.
Lighting JOHN TREAYS Sound RAY ANGEL
Design CHRIS THOMPSON
Directors DENIS MORIARTY , ROY TIPPING (Rostropovich - is this the end?: p 5)
by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE dramatised in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey
Mathieu has been mobilised and Europe is at war. The unit Mathieu is serving with has been demoralised as the German advance across France nears Paris.
Cast in order of appearance:
Costumes by JOAN ELLACOTT Sound GORDON MACKIE Lighting PETER CATLETT
Designer SPENCER CHAPMAN Producer DAVID CONROY
Directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES
starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie with GEORGE BENSON , RICHARD CALDICOT TIMOTHY CARLTON , PAULINE DEVANEY
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIR With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Music by BILL ODDIE and MICHAEL GIBBS Film direction by JIM FRANKLIN Design by JANET BUDDEN
Produced by JOHN HOWARD DAVIES
Introduced by TONY BILBOW with PHILIP JENKINSON
A tour of Shepperton
Studios during the filming of Scrooge with comments from Albert Finney who plays the title role, and the director Ronald Neame.
Director PHILIP CRUMP Producer BARRY BROWN Editor ROWAN AYERS