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
The new series of Music Now edited and introduced by John Amis
Bream's Dorset Scene
Julian Bream runs a little local Festival where he and George Malcolm play a lute, a guitar and a harpsichord newly made in a workshop on his land by an American, a Spaniard and an Englishman.
ANTON SMITH , JOSE ROMANILLES and MICHAEL JOHNSON talk about their craft, and JULIAN BREAM and GEORGE MALCOLM play music by Boccherini, Vivaldi, Bach, Dowland and others. And Bream is seen in his Dorset setting chatting, practising, as well as playing cricket.
Divertissement No 3
' A lunch-bag opera ' by Robert Moran
The work was designed to be performed in the financial centre of any large city. The composer chose London for this world premiere.
Directors ROY TIPPING WILLIAM FITZWATER
Narrated by Paul Scofield
It had the promise of a Himalayan Grand Slam. Twenty-four climbers from 12 nations, aiming for the summit of the world by the two most difficult routes. The attempt was finally called off on 22 May. By that time seven climbers had walked out, 11 had been sent home with severe illness, and one - Major Harsh Bahuguna of India - was dead.
Five of the original BBC team of eight stayed with the climb until the last day, and were filming with sync-sound at the highest altitudes ever achieved.
This is an incredible record of human decline which begins as the star climbers of Europe and America leave for Everest at the head of an army of 900 porters, and which ends with the bitter accusations of the final day. This is not just a mountain story, it is
Everest - the route to a bitterly exhausting failure: 8.10 a contemporary human statement - an international disaster in microcosm.
Film editor PHILIP SHAW
Film cameramen JOHN CLEARE IAN STUART , JERZY SURDEL
Sound recordists ARTHUR CHESTERMAN IAN HOWELL , BILL KURBAN
Associate producer NED KELLY Producer ANTONY THOMAS
Produced in collaboration with the Television Services of Australia (ABC), Bavaria (BR), France (ORTF), Italy (rai). Japan (NHK), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SR), Switzerland (SRG), United States
(Death, disputes - and victory for the mountain: page 74)
You can'dismiss the Tenby Gang Show as just another local amateur entertainment. It's much more than that, as actor Kenneth Griffith agreed when he revisited the Pembrokeshire seaside town where he was born. This highly professional show helps to band together the entire community.
Producer DEREK TRIMBY
The Bernini' Neptune and Triton' at the Victoria and Albert Museum , London
This dramatic group by Gian Lorenzo Bernini , carved with a single exception from one piece of marble, is the only full-size group of Bernini's outside Italy.
How this Neptune came to South Kensington and what is exceptional about it is told by TERENCE HODGKINSON , Keeper of Sculpture at the V and A Museum.
Director STEPHEN HEARST
by IVAN TURGENEV dramatised in four parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS
Bazarov has fallen in love with Anna Sergeyevna , a member of the aristocratic society he wishes to destroy.
Cast in order of appearance
Costumes RITA REEKIE Lighting ALAN HORNE
Designer STUART WALKER
Script editor LENNOX PHILLIPS Producer MARTIN LISEMORE Director PADDY RUSSELL
Arianna Stassinopoulos , undergraduate and President of the Cambridge Union Society, looks back over her week: 'I like being emancipated but I have no desire to be liberated
Producer IAN KEILL Editor ROWAN AYERS