Story: The Early Birthday Present by ELIZABETH MACDONALD Presenters
Carol Chell, Johnny Ball
A film starring Doris Day
Elvira Kent books a passage to Rio in her own name and then hires a night-club singer to take her place while she remains secretly in New York to keep an eye on her husband.
Director MICHAEL CURTIZ
Holiday Films: pages 17-18
Northwards ... Northwards
Lapland - the huge northern territory that stretches across Sweden,
Norway and Finland. Some of the 40 000 Lapps still depend on reindeer for a living and, every spring, whole villages pack up and trek to rich pastures.
Europa, with film from Finnish Television, traces one Lapp community's long journey north. Introduced by DEREK HART
Producer MARYSE ADDISON t
A film impression of the colourful and exciting life of Hong Kong, its countryside and islands, during the 1973 Arts Festival which was the first held there. Taking part: The New Japan
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by SEIJI OZAWA
Margot Fonteyn and Atticio Labis The Menuhin Chamber Ensemble Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Eartha Kitt , Julie Felix Fou Ts'ong
Delilah and The Matata
Director FRED BURNLEY
Arthur Negus joins BETTY CADBURY and her two grandchildren, CLAUDIA and NICHOLAS, and looks around her collection of toys from the past.
A Collector's World Speciql
Sound recordist JOHN DAVIES
Film cameraman jim SAUNDERS Film editor JIM CRYAN
Producer JOHN KING (Bristol)
(Collector's World returns on 8 January)
how 17th-century diarist John Evelyn described opera in Venice. Raymond Leppard describes the early days of opera and shows how these Venetian extravaganzas by Monteverdi and Cavalli can be staged today.
The programme ends with the first known performance since 1643 of the final scene of L'Egisto by CAVALLI with Kenneth Bowen as Egisto Anne Howells as Clori Richard Angas as Ipparco and PATRICIA GREIG , ROSANNE CREFFIELD ANN MURRAY , NORMA BURROWES as The Four Hours
Script and musical direction RAYMOND LEPPARD with the ACADEMIA CAVALLIANA
Designer ROGER MURRAY-LEACH Director BARRIE GAVIN t
Games with Love and Death Story 3: Part 1
starring Vera Lynn
Special guests Charles Aznavour The King's Singers
Shari Lewis , Roger Webb and The Young Generation ALYN AINSWORTH
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE Costume designers
JOYCE MORTLOCK and DORINDA REA Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM Design BRIAN TREGIDDEN and VALERIE WARRENDER Producer TERRY HUGHES
Another chance to see this personal view by J. Bronowski 8: The Drive for Power
The political explosions that blasted through America and France were matched by another quieter yet more profound restructuring of the way we live. DR BRONOWSKI calls this ' The English Revolution.'
Producer DICK GILLING
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE t
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