The best of the week's film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually. Presenter John Edmunds
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather
The Christmas Story by Heinrich Schtitz (1585-1672) with Peter Pears as the Evangelist and the voices of FELICITY PALMER (The Angel) ERIC STANNARD (Herod)
PAUL ESSWOOD, DEREK MCCULLOCH PHILIP LANGRIDGE (Shepherds) PHILIP LANGRIDGE , MARTYN HILL CHRISTOPHER KEYTE (Wise Men) Heinrich Schiitz Choir and Ensemble with the ALBERNI STRING QUARTET and PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE Continuo:
CHARLES SPINKS (organ)
ROBERT SPENCER (chitarrone) GREGORY BARON (cello)
RODNEY SLATFORD (bass) conducted by Roger Norrington
Heinrich Schiitz, now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers before Bach, was nearly 80 when he wrote this short oratorio for Christmas, first published in Dresden in 1664. It tells the Gospel story of Christ's birth with a simple and almost austere beauty.
In this presentation for television the visual treatment aims to parallel the character of the music. It includes paintings mainly by early Italian masters ranging from Giotto and Simone Martini to Gentile da Fabriano and later, and the architecture of Rochester Cathedral, notably the Norman nave and crypt.
Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT Producer WALTER TODDS
Director DENIS MORIARTY
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
The Unsinkable Sea Otter
Once fur traders nearly caused their extinction; more recently there have been new threats to sea otters. Nevertheless these appealing creatures have staged a remarkable comeback. Cousteau's divers have filmed their behaviour above and below the surface. Narrated by JACQUES COUSTEAU and HUGH FALKUS
A production of Les Requins Associe"s and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol)
by MRS GASKELL : dramatised in six parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Molly's meetings with Mr Preston , on behalf of Cynthia, have been misinterpreted by the Misses Browning. Cynthia is in London paying a visit to relatives. 6: Marriages
Some personal moments from One Man's Week during 1971, including KENNY EVERETT ,
JOHN ASPINALL , CLEO LAINE, ROY HUDD , JACK TREVOR STORY, RICHARD DE-MARCO, LORD LICHFIELD, JOHN WELLS , RON GEESIN , MOLLY PARKIN and ALAN BENNETT.
Producers IAN KEILL and PATRICIA INGRAM
Editor ROWAN AYERS
Accidents and Emergencies
The dos and don'ts that could help you save a life.
Director ALAN HAYILING Producer PETER BRUCE
from The Talk of the Town
Introduced by Roy Hudd with Audrey Jeans , Jerry Bergman Bob Ker Whoopee Band Stan Stennett
Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang TONY MANSELL 'S COFFEE SET
BURT RHODES AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Design CHRIS PEMSEL
Director ROGER ORDISH
Producer JOHN STREET