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: News Review

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.
Presented by Michael De Morgan
[and] Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Music on 2: In a Minor Key

A programme of words and music by Frederic Chopin. Maurizio Pollini winner of the 1960 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, making his first TV appearance in this country, plays
Two Nocturnes, Op 48
Scherzo in C Sharp Minor, Op 39
Sonata in B Flat Minor, Op 35
and John Wood reads from the composer's letters.
(John Wood is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Pianist: Maurizio Pollini
Reader: John Wood
Director: Barrie Gavin

: The World About Us: The Treasures of Chuquisaca

27,000 pearls, 19,000 diamonds, 8,000 rubies and 12,000 assorted precious gems. A BBC expedition found them unguarded in Bolivia - encrusted upon a gold and silver statue of the Virgin.

The team set out from the highest capital in the world - La Paz. They followed the path of the Spanish Conquistadors. In Potosi they found a silver hill which had supplied a third of the silver of the New World. Here the expedition members heard rumours of treasure even further to the south. As they drove they climbed higher, to 16,000 feet and the ruined city of Lipez. A solitary isolated peasant family lived among the ruins. It seemed they had made a wasted journey. But here was the biggest surprise of all.

A BBC/Bayerischer Rundfunk/Time-Life co-production


Narrator: Joss Ackland
Presented by: Jenny Cropper
Producer: Bob Saunders

: Man of Straw: 6: A Loyal Subject

by Heinrich Mann
Dramatised in six parts by Robert Muller
Starring Derek Jacobi

Diederich's problems about the cost of the new machine were solved by his sister's marriage.
(Repeated: next Saturday evening)


Author: Heinrich Mann
Dramatised by: Robert Muller
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Cherry Alston
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Diederich Hessling: Derek Jacobi
Sotbier: Denis Carey
Napoleon Fischer: David Hill
Wolfgang Buck: Ian Ogilvy
Guste Daimchen: Judy Cornwell
Katchen Zillich: Judy Loe
Herr Cohn: Stanley Lebor
Dr Heuteufel: John Phillips
Burgermeister Scheffelweis: David King
Von Wulckow: John Savident
Judge Sanding: Harry Hutchinson
Lt Karnauke: Esmond Knight
Judith Lauer: Eve Pearce

: The Life So Short... the Craft so Long to Learn

The story of John Weston Thomas, craftsman, carpenter and joiner, merchant seaman, gunsmith, miniaturist, teacher, shipbuilder, maker of Welsh harps - John Weston Thomas has been all these things. Now, approaching 50, he is a craftsman with few equals in Wales or indeed in Great Britain.


Subject: John Weston Thomas
Narrator: David Parry-Jones
Writer/Producer: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Featuring Dai Francis, Margaret Savage, Ted Darling, Andy Cole, Les Rawlings, Penny Jewkes and Semprini
with The Television Toppers

(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle)


Singers/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Ted Darling
Singer: Andy Cole
Singer: Les Rawlings
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Pianist: Semprini
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra Leader: Stan Roderick
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal Arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Choreography: Roy Gunson
Designer: Martin Collins
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: News Summary

and Weather

: Up Sunday

A last look at the week by Line-Up with James Cameron, Roy Hudd, Clive James... and others.


Performer: James Cameron
Performer: Roy Hudd
Performer: Clive James
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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