Galia von Meck is the grand-niece of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Now 80, she looks back over a remarkable life which began in the secure aristocratic world of Imperial Russia. When the revolution came in 1917 her father was shot, her second husband disappeared and she was sent to a prison camp in Siberia. After enduring the hardships of Soviet Russia for more than 20 years she fled to the west during the war.
Galia von Meck's memories of those turbulent years make a moving and vivid story, described with courage and humour.
Dutch Delft: a brief history showing how it began and how it continues to prosper
Alan Baer and his Art Registry: a new computerised system of cataloguing, identifying and tracing works of art
Rocks and Gem Stones: an area of collecting which is becoming more and more popular
James Norbury answers questions
Introduced by Hugh Scully
A season of films featuring Oscar-winning performances.
[Starring] Gary Cooper
Also starring Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie
The real-life story of Alvin York, the backwoods farmer from Tennessee who became one of America's World War I heroes and a legend in his own lifetime. The role of Sergeant York won for Gary Cooper his first Oscar, the 1941 Best Performance by an Actor Award. He was to win a second Oscar ten years later - for High Noon.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
Alvin C. York:
Pastor Rosier Pile:
Sgt Harry Parsons:
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