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: News Review

Presented by Richard Baker
and Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Music on 2: Counterpoint: Stravinsky Remembered (died 6 April 1971)

Introduced and edited by John Amis

A conversation and music piece about the man who was the most famous living composer for nearly 60 years
with Vera Stravinsky, Robert Craft, Nicolas Nabokov, Georges Balanchine, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen
with excerpts from "The Rite of Spring" and other works

Anne Shasby and Richard McMahon, Levon Chilingirian and Clifford Benson
Cantores in Ecclesia directed by Michael Howard
and a telerecording of Igor Stravinsky conducting 'Firebird' at his last London concert
"My God, there was always a fireball in the room when you met Stravinsky" (Stockhausen)


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Interviewee: Vera Stravinsky
Interviewee: Robert Craft
Interviewee: Nicolas Nabokov
Interviewee: Georges Balanchine
Interviewee: Pierre Boulez
Interviewee: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Pianist: Anne Shasby
Pianist: Richard McMahon
Violinist: Levon Chilingirian
Pianist: Clifford Benson
Singers: Cantores in Ecclesia
Choral Director: Michael Howard
Film Cameraman: Tom Ingle
Director: Ron Isted
Director: Roy Tipping

: The World About Us: The Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall

The story of a naturalist-explorer making a six months' journey from the lowest point in Ethiopia, the bottom of the Danakil Depression 300 ft below sea level, to the top of the highest mountain 15,000 ft above sea level. Ethiopia offers a variety of scenery, plants and birds and other animals without parallel in Africa.
This film contains the best from a series of six films first transmitted on BBC1.

"It is an undiluted pleasure to commend the stunning camera work of Douglas Fisher... one of the truly great photographers of the natural creation... and to be conducted among Ethiopia's magnificent and awful sights by Jeffery Boswall with his square fighter's face and insatiable curiosity" (Sunday Times)
(from Bristol)


Presenter/Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Filmed by: Douglas Fisher

: Tutankhamun's Egypt: Death and Burial

Mummies are the best known relics of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Together with the elaborate tombs of the pharaohs, they have created the impression that the Egyptians were a death-centred people with a very materialistic view of the after-life. In fact, their beliefs varied from age to age and from class to class within their society, and they were never really as sure about the next world as their monuments would have us believe.
Introduced by Cyril Aldred from the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the British Museum.


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

: The Lotus Eaters: 2: The Present Mrs Clive

by Michael J. Bird
A drama series in nine parts starring Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham
with guest stars Ann Firbank, Michael McStay, Susan Tebbs, Maurice Denham, Sylvia Coleridge and Thorley Walters

'I don't want to hurt her, but she's got to be made to realise that our marriage is dead.' It sounds simple, but Lorna Clive has other ideas.


Writer/Series created by: Michael J. Bird
Costumes: Judy Allen
Make-up: Jacquie Jefferies
Designer: Michael Young
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Douglas Camfield
Erik Shepherd: Ian Hendry
Ann Shepherd: Wanda Ventham
Katerina: Karan David
Major Woolley: Thorley Walters
Mrs Woolley: Sylvia Coleridge
David Clive: Michael McStay
Jennifer Neal: Susan Tebbs
Nikos: Anthony Stamboulieh
Captain Krasakis: Stefan Gryff
Mark Potter: Martin Howells
Kirsten McLuhan: Julia Goodman
Nestor Turton: Maurice Denham
Lorna Clive: Ann Firbank
Philip Mervish: Karl Held
Leigh Mervish: Carol Cleveland

: Nancy Wilson from The Talk of the Town

Starring the great American singing star in cabaret, with the dancing of Pan's People
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer: Nancy Wilson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Piano: Phil Wright
Orchestra leader: Anthony Gilbert
Sound: Graham Haines
Lighting: Hugh Cartwright
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News Summary

and Weather

: Up Sunday

...in which Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron, Kenny Everett, Roy Hudd, William Rushton, John Wells... among others.


Performer: James Cameron
Performer: Kenny Everett
Performer: Roy Hudd
Performer: William Rushton
Performer: John Wells
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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