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: Sounds of Music: 1: Making and Measuring the Waves

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor

Ping! Thud! Blah! Each day we are surrounded by sounds like this - and more. But are they noise - or music? Can science find the answer? The sounds made by pipes, strings, voices, machines and instruments are varied in their complexity and effects.
Professor Taylor can best be described as an enthusiast who believes that to make science more easily understood and enjoyed teachers should apply 'showbiz' technique to their lectures. (He does.) He will gladly play Bach's Air on a G String or 'Daisy, Daisy.'
With the audience's help he makes different sounds and scientifically explores their qualities.
(Lecture 2: Monday, 6.30 pm) (This Week's Sounds: page 15)


Presenter: Charles Taylor
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for Television by: Alan Sleath

: Messiah

Handel's sacred oratorio with Elizabeth Harwood (soprano), Anna Reynolds (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Rodney Friend
Ian Hare (chamber organ) James Lancelot (harpsichord) Arthur Wills (organ)
Gordon Webb (solo trumpet)
Conducted by David Willcocks
Specially recorded for television


Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Mezzo-Soprano: Anna Reynolds
Tenor: Robert Tear
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Rodney Friend
Chamber organ: Ian Hare
Harpsichord: James Lancelot
Organ: Arthur Wills
Solo trumpet: Gordon Webb
Conducted By: David Willcocks

: The World About Us: The Men Who Hunted Heads

Thirty years ago Christoph von Furer Haimendorf visited the Nagas - a wild tribe of head-hunters who live in the hills between India and Burma.
He returned last year and filmed the Nagas at the turning point between their violent past and the developments yet to happen.
A co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk


Narrated by: Derek Jones
Filmmaker: Christoph Von Furer Haimendorf
Presented by: Anne Winder
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: Germinal: Part 2: Mutual Aid

by Emile Zola: dramatised in five parts by David Turner
Catherine has become Chaval's mistress and Etienne has a room at Rasseneur's. The villagers prepare for their Fair Day.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Rasseneur: Ken Jones
Mme Rasseneur: Joyce Latham
Souvarine: Donald Burton
Etienne: Mark Jones
Maheude: Rosemary Leach
Maheu: Freddie Jones
Bonnemort: Jack Lambert
Jeanlin: Spencer Banks
Zacharie: Derek Carpenter
Catherine: Annette Robertson
Alzire: Deborah Rawlings
Chaval: Graham Haberfield
Levaque: Norman Mitchell
Mouquette: Alex Marshall
Charlatan: Malcolm Rogers
Madame at Volcano: Jean Heywood
Dansaert: Arnold Peters
Hennebeau: Charles Morgan
Negrel: Terence Lodge
Mme Hennebeau: Shella Brennan
Gregoire: John Wentworth
Mme Gregoire: Nancie Jackson
Deneulin: Edward Jewesbury
Cecile: Petronella Barker
Hippolyte: Graham Tonbridge
Miner: John Caesar
Miner: Steve Emerson
Miner: Pat Gorman

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Guest stars Neville King, The Monarchs, Eric and Cedric
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Margaret Savage, Andy Cole with The Television Toppers
(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Grand Theatre, Leeds)


Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by: Alan Bristow
Choreography: Roy Cunson
Vocal Arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Design: Martin Collins
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Performers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Andy Cole
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Ventriloquist: Neville King
Performers: The Monarchs
Performers: Eric and Cedric

: Television Doctor: Skin

The important ways in which skin works for us, how we can look after it and the things that can go wrong.


Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Peter Bruce

: News Summary

and Weather

: Line-Up The Year

Munich, Stockholm, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Boston - a few of the places visited by Line-Up this year. James Baldwin, Spike Milligan, Hildegarde Knef, Jimmy Wheeler, Memphis Slim, Malcolm Muggeridge, Paul Ehrlich, Jimmy Reid, Sir Oswald Mosley, Kyung Wa Chung, Richard Crossman MP - a few of the people who visited Line-Up this year.
The pick of Line-Up 1971 in Line-Up The Year.


Guest: James Baldwin
Guest: Spike Milligan
Guest: Hildegarde Knef
Guest: Jimmy Wheeler
Guest: Malcolm Muggeridge
Guest: Paul Ehrlich
Guest: Jimmy Reid
Guest: Sir Oswald Mosley
Guest: Kyung Wa Chung
Guest: Richard Crossman

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