Presented by Richard Baker
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)
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)
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.
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.
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Starring the great American singing star in cabaret, with the dancing of Pan's People
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)
...in which Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron, Kenny Everett, Roy Hudd, William Rushton, John Wells... among others.