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: News Review

The best of the week's news film with a visual commentary Presenter John Edmunds
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds

: The World About Us

The Living Sea
Apart from fish and swimming mammals, the oceans contain billions of drifting animals, some so small that they escaped attention until the 19th century.
Using remarkable close-up photography, this film by Peter Parks looks at the tiny world of plankton and reveals its surprising complexity and its strange beauty. Commentary by HUGH FALKUS
Producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)


Commentary By: Hugh Falkus
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Music on 2

Great Orchestras of the World
An occasional series of documentaries featuring some of the world's leading orchestras The Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta with Daniel Barenboim
WShulamit Ran, the young Israeli Pianist/composer, and members of the orchestra
Filmed in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Judaean desert and the open air amphitheatre at Caesarea.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by the Polish born virtuoso violinist, Bronislaw Huberman, who called upon the Jewish musicians who were fleeing from Nazi Europe to join him in Palestine. The first concert was conducted by Toscanini. Despite Israel's stormy history, the orchestra survives. With extracts from
Mozart Prague Symphony
Beethoven String Quartet, Op 95 Respighi Pines of Rome
Film cameraman KEN MACMILLAN Film recordist GEORGE CASSEDY Film editor DAVID NADEN Producer IAN ENGELMANN


Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Editor: David Naden
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: Wives and Daughters: Part 1: The Widower

by Mrs Gaskell
Dramatised in six parts by Michael Voysey

Wives and Daughters is set In England in the middle of the 19th century. Hollingford is the centre of a rural community which has yet to experience the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

(Repeated next Saturday evening)
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Author: Mrs Gaskell [Elizabeth Gaskell]
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Make-up: Marion Richards
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Hugh David
Molly Gibson: Zhivila Roche
Mr Coxe: Dick Haydon
Mr Wynne: David Grayson
Mrs Hamley: Margaret Rawlings
Dr Gibson: Alan MacNaughtan
Squire Hamley: Clive Morton
Miss Eyre: Daphne Goddard
Bethia: Gillian Hayes
Clare: Helen Christie
Lady Harriet: Caroline Blakiston
Lady Cumnor: Sonia Dresdel
Mrs Bradley: Olive Mercer
Lord Cumnor: Roland Culver
Miss Dorothy Browning: Sheila Fay
Miss Phoebe Browning: Gabrielle Hamilton
Jenny: Freda Bamford
Nancy: Judith Pollard

: Comedy Tonight

from The Talk of the Town introduced by Roy Hudd with Tessie O'Shea The D'Amores
Roy Bradley and his Nutcrackers Keith Harris
Jimmy Marshall
(Roy Hudd is now appearing with Danny La Rue at the Palace Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: The D'Amores
Unknown: Roy Bradley
Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Jimmy Marshall
Unknown: Tony Mansell
Unknown: Birt Rhodes
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: John Street
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Danny La Rue

: For the Nation

In the final programme of the series John Tusa introduces a discussion on one of the major problems of museums and galleries today-the ever increasing gap between prices and funds available for the purchase of works of art.
How can galleries keep pace? Can we afford any longer to keep things or indeed to let them go? In fact, how much for the nation? Reporter EDWIN MULLINS with Sir John Witt , Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery
David Piper, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Ernie Money, MP


Introduces: John Tusa
Reporter: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Sir John Witt
Producer: John Drummond

: One Man's Week

John Wells satirist and belle-Iettriste looks back on a week of ' Me, me, me, me, me'.
Director IAN KEILL


Unknown: John Wells
Director: Ian Keill
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Closedown

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