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The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
A film by Eric Ashby
The New Forest today stands at a crossroads. For 900 years it has remained relatively unspoilt, providing a refuge for shyer animals such as badgers, deer and foxes. But the combined pressures of thousands of visitors keen to 'get back to nature,' and the harvesting of the trees, are threatening the Forest's very existence. Commentary written by Desmond Hawkins and spoken by Paul Rogers
at the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Colin Thompson discusses The Martyrdom of St Stephen and Il Contento, two recent acquisitions by an artist who greatly influenced both Rubens and Rembrandt.
The first of two programmes on the legendary violinist. Paganini exploited the violin in an unprecedented way. His career was a turning point in the history of virtuosity so that today much of his once astonishing technique is regarded as the virtuoso violinist's stock in trade. But to play the best of Paganini's compositions still requires almost superhuman agility. Perhaps not so well known is that Paganini was also a virtuoso of the guitar. In tonight's music documentary Ruggiero Ricci, one of the world's greatest exponents of Paganini's music, joins with John Williams (guitar) and the New Philharmonia Orchestra leader Raymond Cohen conducted by James Lockhart to illustrate some of the music that captivated and astonished audiences all over Europe.
With Malcolm Henderson (viola), Denis Nesbitt (cello)
Narrator Robert Anderson
(Next week: a telerecording of the first posthumous performance of Paganini's Third Violin Concerto in the Royal Festival Hall - broadcast live this evening on Radio 4, not Wales)
The New Philharmonia
by Aldous Huxley
Dramatised in five parts by Robin Chapman
Starring Ian Richardson
Helen joined Anthony at Dr Miller's meeting at Barkingkirke. Anthony has been persuaded to address a 'People for Peace' meeting for the first time.
Rev John Purchas:
Voice of Mark (boy):
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Rowan and Martin invite you back to their Laugh-In
Star guest Bob Newhart
With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Ann Elder, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma, Glenn Ash
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC
Derek Cooper works in radio, television and documentary films and writes books (The Bad Food Guide and The Beverage Report) in his spare time. He looks back on a typically crowded week.
'After 21 years in broadcasting I am tending to take things easy these days...'