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: Not Seeing is Believing: The Astronomy and Physics of Black Holes

This lecture by Dr Dennis Sclama of All Souls College, Oxford, was recorded earlier this month before an invited audience at the University of St Andrews.


Lecturer: Dr Dennis Sclama

: Closedown

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Westminster

Presented by Peter Hill


Presenter: Peter Hill

: Open Door: So You Want to Go on the Stage?

Presented by The Arts Association

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear.
With Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Bill Northwood

: See You Sunday

Reflecting the religious world of a new generation. Presented by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie


Presenter: Alex Dolphin
Presenter: Alastair Pirrie
Director: Bill Nicholson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: The World About Us: Walk into the Parlour

Trip wires and trap doors, pulleys and glue - not just theatrical props, but the vital structures in the diverse world of spiders. This film shows that spiders not only have ingenious devices for catching food, they also have elaborate and quite astonishing courtship rituals.

(From Bristol)


Narrator: Alan Gibson
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Christopher Parsons

: Britten's Birthday

A celebration to mark the 60th birthday, last Thursday, of one of the most significant musical figures of the century.

John Culshaw looks back over the composer's career and presents excerpts from productions of: Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, Noye's Fludde, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Burning Fiery Furnace, Owen Wingrave and clips from some rare archive material.
Artists appearing include Peter Pears, Margaret Price, Benjamin Luxon, Bryan Drake, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Owen Brannigan, Peter Glossop, Gregory Dempsey, Tames Bowman, Sheila Rex, Kenneth Macdonald, Anne Pashley, Jill Gomez, David Bowman, The Melos Ensemble, The English Chamber Orchestra and Benjamin Britten himself

As a finale to Britten's Birthday BBC2 joins Radio 3 in stereo at 8.50 to relay direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a performance of Britten's Spring Symphony with Sheila Armstrong, Anna Reynolds, Peter Pears
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
LSO Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andre Previn
Introduced for BBC2 and Radio 3 by Cormac Rigby


Presenter: John Culshaw
Presenter (Spring Symphony): Cormac Rigby
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Singer: Anna Reynolds
Tenor: Peter Pears
Singers: Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Director of Music: Russell Burgess
Singers: LSO Chorus
Chorus Master: Arthur Oldham
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producer: Brian Large

: The Shadow of The Tower: The White Hart

by John Elliot
with James Maxwell as Henry VII

Even after the Battle of Stoke, determined men still plot to dethrone the King. Spies report that the centre of rebellion is in the heart of the English court - and close to Henry himself.


Writer: John Elliot
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Moira Armstrong
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Robert Ratcliffe: Barry Lowe
Sir Robert Clifford: Colin Jeavons
Sir William Stanley: John Franklyn-Robbins
Archdeacon Hussey: Donald Eccles
William Daubenay: Douglas Milvain
Sir Simon Mountford: Hugh Morton
Queen Elizabeth: Norma West
Margaret Beaufort: Marigold Sharman
Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby: Robert James
Sir Edward Poynings: Barry Savage
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Sir Reginald Bray: Noel Johnson
Cardinal Morton: Denis Carey
Giles, Lord Daubenay: Michael Mulcaster
Jasper Tudor: Brian Badcoe
Digby: Michael Beint
Thomas Astwood: Hayward Morse
Earl of Kildare: Gawn Grainger
Lord Chief Justice: Edward Harvey

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Mike Craig and Lawrie Kinsley
[Starring] Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
with Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Anne Murray, The Pattersons
with Raymond Mason
and Les Rawlings, Johnny Vyvyan, Hugh Elton, Charles Finch, Eric French


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kinsley
Wig sketch by: Barry Cryer
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Guest: Pete Murray
Singer: Anne Murray
Musicians: The Pattersons
[Actor]: Raymond Mason
[Actor]: Les Rawlings
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan
[Actor]: Hugh Elton
[Actor]: Charles Finch
[Actor]: Eric French

: Up Sunday: In Search of Merry England

John Wells, William Rushton, John Fortune, Clive James and James Cameron set off to discover Britain and the British. Among the people they meet on the way are Adge Cutler and the Wurzels.


Performer: John Wells
Performer: William Rushton
Performer: John Fortune
Performer: Clive James
Performer: James Cameron
Musicians: Adge Cutler and the Wurzels
Animation: Bob Gale
Studio Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Ian Keill

: Closedown

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