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 JOHN EDMUNDS
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather
Three Men in a Balloon
Narrated by ANTHONY SMITH
Three intrepid aeronauts take off in a balloon from the grounds of Blenheim Palace. As they float over the English countryside in their antique craft they tell the dramatic, odd. and sometimes hilarious story of ballooning - and of the men who have drifted In these gay silken bubbles at the mercy of the winds in the magic of free flight.
Written by douglas BOTTING Produced by BRIAN BRANSTON
The Three Faces of Jazz
Folk ... Showbiz ... Art
In the 70 years it's been around jazz has been all three. It grew out of the New Orleans community, became an entertainment commodity and finally produced an avant-garde as uncompromising as its counterpart in the world of ' straight' music.
From time to time cameras have been on hand for a moment of jazz history: in 1929, for example, when Duke Ellington's band was supplying ' jungle music ' at the Cotton Club, and in 1932, when Louis Armstrong dressed up and gave an astonishing performance. A 1948 film promoted the Dizzy Gillespie big band, and the legendary Charlie Parker made one brief appearance on celluloid. These and other historic examples have been combined with new material to trace the rapid evolution of jazz and sketch in the social background.
Those appearing include:
Butch Cage and Willie Thomas The Olympia Brass Band Louis Armstrong
The Mardi Gras Indians Alphonse Picou
Lillian Hardin Armstrong
Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman Tommy Dorsey
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band Lester Young, Norman Granz
Charlie Parker Miles Davis
The Modern Jazz Quartet Gunther Schuller
John Dankworth , Dave Brubeck Cecil Taylor , Archie Shepp
Commentary spoken by ALAN dobie
Written by CHARLES FOX , GEOFFREY HAYDON Film editor ALLAN TYRER
Produced by GEOFFREY HAYDON (70 years of jazz: page 11)
by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE dramatised in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER starring Michael Bryant Georgia Brown The Defeated
The Germans have occupied Paris but the expected armistice has still not been signed. Mathieu's unit is waiting in a village to surrender but Pinette hopes that they will fight.
Part 11: 15 June 1940-Morning
Costumes bv 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 ANN WAY, ROBERT BERNAL
JILL RIDDICK, LENA ELLIS
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Music by BILL ODDIE and MICHAEL GIBBS Film direction by JIM FRANKLIN Design by ROGER MURRAY-LEACH
Produced by JOHN HOWARD DAVIES
Australia v England Second Test Match from Perth: third day
Presented by DAVID KENNING and DENIS KELLY in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission
TONY BILBOW introduces LIONEL JEFFRIES ' first film as a director, The Railway Children, and previews other films which will be showing during the Christmas holidays.
PHILIP JENKINSON gives' a seasonal roundup of some of his most popular vintage requests.
Director PHILIP CRUMP Producer BARRY BROWN Editor ROWAN AYERS