Story: "Charlie and the Jug" by Jean Watson
Scriptwriter/Author (Charlie and the Jug):
with Richard Whitmore; Weather
'We're coming into our own' is Arthur Dooley's message in this series of highly personal films
'The core of Christianity is the Resurrection,' says Dooley, 'because the Resurrection is about hope and life.'
Arthur Dooley, the internationally famous Liverpool sculptor, believes that the message of Christ is that mankind can triumph now. Since the war Dooley has watched his Liverpool 'torn apart by big business, politicians and soulless planners' out of touch with humanity. The hope lies with ordinary people realising their potential, resurrecting their own dynamic culture.
He takes us through his devastated city to meet some of these people: the street painters by the Bluecoat Chambers; the pub poets and protest song writers; one of the last fishermen on the polluted Mersey; Interviewee of the Tuebrook Bugle; Bill Shankly of Liverpool Football Club; and the men of the Mersey shipyards, 'the true artists of the nation in whom I put my faith.'
The film also shows some of the sculpture - the Dachau Crucifixion, the Splitting of the Atom, the Stations of the Cross-that has placed Dooley in the international class.
(Radio Times People: page 4)
Colin Welland and Ian Wooldridge
The actor-playwright and sports-writer-of-the-year continue their look at the summer sports scene.
The Swahili word Harambee, meaning 'Let's pull together,' has become the slogan of Kenya's athletes in their drive for Munich. The Kenyans are rightly proud of their Olympic achievements and renewed challenge for gold medals, but underlying political tensions could pose a future threat to Harambee.
This specially filmed feature includes the athletes' native village background... talent at schools level... Kip Keino and others at work, in training, at the final Olympic trials and talking to reporter Ron Pickering.
(In three weeks Kip Keino is the cover star of the second Radio Times Olympic issue)
with Percy Thrower from Clacks Farm, Ombersley, Worcestershire
Seasonal treatment of fruit - pruning raspberries and blackcurrants and planting late-season strawberries.
Otto Klemperer conducts the nine symphonies in sequence with the New Philharmonia Orchestra led by Carlos Villa
Earlier this year Otto Klemperer, the leading Beethoven conductor of the day, announced his retirement from the concert platform.
To mark the occasion, this series is being repeated. The performances were recorded at public concerts in the Royal Festival Hall in 1970, the Beethoven bicentenary year, when Klemperer was 85 years old. It was the last time he conducted the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies.
Tonight: Symphony No 7, in A major; Symphony No 8, in F major
The New Philharmonia
Orchestra led by:
With Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Sheridan Morley