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: News Review

Presented by John Edmunds.
For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
[and] Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Music on 2: Walton Birthday Concert

As part of Sir William Walton's 70th birthday celebrations, a concert of his own music was given last week by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Outside broadcast cameras were at the Royal Festival Hall to record his Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten conducted by Andre Previn,
Concerto for viola and orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin (solo viola) conducted by Sir William Walton.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Conductor: Sir William Walton
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andre Previn
Violaist: Yehudi Menuhin
Director: Brian Large

: The World About Us: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

The career of Col. Sir Hugh Boustead reads like an adventure from the Boys' Own Paper
He joined the Navy at 13, deserted to fight on the Western Front, went on to fight with the White Russians, became an Army boxing champion, had a go at Everest - and commanded the Camel Corps.
He left the Army to become eventually a Political Agent in the richest sheikdom in the world.


Subject: Sir Hugh Boustead
Writer/Narrator: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Ramsay Short

: Tutankhamun's Egypt: The Pharaoh

The role of the Pharaoh is one of the most distinctive aspects of the ancient civilisation of the Nile Valley. Tutankhamun himself enjoyed only a short reign. But the institution that he represented left its stamp on every part of Egyptian life. Introduced from the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the British Museum by Cyril Aldred, Keeper of Art and Archaeology at the Royal Scottish Museum.


Presenter: Cyril Aldred
Narrator: Eric Porter
Director: Paul Jordan
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: R.S. Thomas: Priest and Poet

One of the most distinguished poets writing in the English language today has spent all his life as a priest in Wales. In tonight's film he reads a number of his poems and talks of his beliefs and of the relationship between his work as a priest and as a poet.

(BBC Wales)
(Easter Holiday People: page 4)


Presenter/Reader: R.S. Thomas
Producer: John Ormond

: A Hardy Summer

Thomas Hardy's words, and summer in an unspoiled Wessex.


Director: Ian McMillan
Producer: Derrick Knight

: Daniel Deronda: Part 4: Fire

by George Eliot
Dramatised in six parts by Alexander Baron
Starring Robert Hardy
and introducing Martha Henry.

Mirah is now settled with Mrs Meyrick. Gwendolen and Grandcourt have married.


Author: George Eliot
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Joan Craft
Gwendolen: Martha Henry
Mr Grandcourt: Robert Hardy
Sir Hugo Mallinger: David Langton
Daniel Deronda: John Nolan
Lady Mallinger: Patricia Hastings
Mirah Lapidoth: Vanessa Miles
Mrs Meyrick: Megs Jenkins
Kate Meyrick: Sarah Craze
Mab Meyrick: Diane Grayson
Mordecai: John Bennett
Ezra Cohen: Robert Wilde
Mrs Cohen: Jessie Robins
Lady Pentreath: Dorothy Black
Mr Vandernoodt: Noel Davis
Mr Buchan: Antony Webb
Miss Fenn: Rosamund Nelson
Cantor: Nathaniel Conroy
Choir: The Emmanuel Fisher Singers

: Tom Jones

Singer - in concert
with The Treorchy Male Voice Choir, The Blossoms

(First shown on BBC1. Sounds, page 10)


Singer: Tom Jones
Singers: The Treorchy Male Voice Choir
Musicians: The Blossoms
Orchestra directed by: Johnnie Spence
Special Material: Ronnie Cass
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Closedown

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