Story: James goes Jumping by KATHERYN SEARLE Presenters
MIRANDA CONNELL , RICK JONES
with Richard Whitmore ; Weather
Construction in space
At 82, Gabo is the leading ' constructivist' sculptor alive today. Born in Russia in 1890 and now living in America, he was the originator of the famous ' Realistic Manifesto,' a key document in the history of modern art and as true today as when it was written in 1922. In this film Gabo speaks as an eye-witness of the birth of modern art in Germany where he studied, and in his native Russia during the years of the Revolution. He also explains, in words and images of great clarity and power, the philosophy of his own work, from the 80-ft-high sculpture in the heart of Rotterdam to his more recent project, a fountain for a site in London. Narrated by TONY CHURCH
Written and produced by JOHN READ
More items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.
Burghley House: a visit with ARTHUR NEGUS to see some of the fine collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art housed in this Elizabethan mansion.
Fairings: NICHOLAS RIDLEY talks about his collection of amusing porcelain figures and groups: originally made as fairground prizes in the 19th century, they are now prized collectors' items. Arthur Negus answers viewers' questions Hugh Scully introduces the programme
Directors ROBIN DRAKE. PAUL SMITH Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)
A second chance to see... by Edward Boyd
with William Lucas as Shawlor Gascoyne
The East Anglian village of Plampton has one distinction: a famous unsolved murder. To conclude his current series on famous cases, a cynical journalist decides to go down to Plampton and see what he can stir up.
Dr Lesley Clifford:
The first of four films that show what happens when human beings are brought face to face with a code to which they must conform.
Six recruits arrive at the Depot of an Infantry Division to begin 14 weeks' basic training. In that 14 weeks, officers and NCOs have to instil soldierly habits into the men: so condition them that obedience to a word of command becomes instinctive - even if that word of command is 'Kill.'
("I'd sign on for life if they'd let me drive": cover story, pages 46-48)
1 Most people don'have the imagination to understand anything.'
' History is about human beings not the fatuous theories invented by third-raters from third-rate universities.'
' I'm reacting against the humbug of the contemporary world in which the masses are made the be-all and end-all.'
A. L. Rowse , historian, essayist, poet, Cornishman talks to MICHAEL DEAN
Editor ROWAN AYERS