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10.35 Social Sciences: 34

11.5 Science: 33

11.35 Mathematics: 34

12.5 Arts: 33

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: News Review

The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
and Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Living Forest

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

(from Bristol)


Director: Eric Ashby
Writer: Desmond Hawkins
Narrator: Paul Rogers
Executive Producer: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs

: For the Nation: Two Paintings by Adam Elsheimer

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.


Presenter: Colin Thompson
Director: Julian Jebb

: Music on 2: Ruggiero Ricci plays the music of Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)

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)


Narrator: Robert Anderson
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Geoff Patterson
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Violinist: Ruggiero Ricci
Guitarist: John Williams
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Raymond Cohen
Conductor: James Lockhart
Viola player: Malcolm Henderson
Cellist: Denis Nesbitt

: Eyeless in Gaza: Part 5: And Calm of Mind, All Passion Spent

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.


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: James Cellan Jones
James Miller: John Laurie
Rev John Purchas: Jeremy Wilkin
Anthony Beavis: Ian Richardson
Young Englishmen: Stephen Greif
Young Englishmen: Neil Phelps
Alice: Elspeth Charlton
Margaret: Barbara Hickmott
Mark Staithes: Michael Gambon
Helen Amberley: Lynn Farleigh
Griff: David Firth
Brian Foxe: Gareth Forwood
Joan Thursley: Philippa Markham
Brian (boy): Christopher Vale
Voice of Mark (boy): Nigel Read
Voice of Hugh (boy): Simon Thorne
Anthony (boy): Jeremy Richardson
Potman: Bert Simms

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

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


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Comedian: Bob Newhart
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Gary Owens
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Lily Tomlin
Performer: Dennis Allen
Performer: Johnny Brown
Performer: Ann Elder
Performer: Nancie Phillips
Performer: Barbara Sharma
Performer: Glenn Ash

: One Man's Week

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...'


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Producer: Patricia Ingram
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Closedown

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