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
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)
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
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)
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.
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)
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal Arrangements:
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A last look at the week by Line-Up with James Cameron, Roy Hudd, Clive James... and others.