Six programmes on the civilisations of Turkey Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich
4: The Fall of Byzantium
This week's programme traces the decline and fall of the most splendid and long-lived of all Christian empires -the Byzantine. LORD NORWICH describes its achievements, from the fantastic rock-churches of Cappadocia to the incomparable mosaics created in Constantinople just before the city fell to the invading Turks.
... the one that may most properly be called new is ' The Gates of Asia.' Untrodden territory from the point of view of television and the fresh-faced John Julius Norwich ... it is satisfying enough. (THE GUARDIAN)
Producer DAVID CHESHIRE
with special guest Gilbert O'Sullivan featuring Adrienne Posta with Paul Greenwood and Segment
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE
Script by GEOFF ROWLEY and ANDY BAKER Executive producer JOHN AMMONDS Producer VERNON LAWRENCE
A four-part film starring Philippe Leroy as Leonardo da Vinci 1: Apprenticeship
Renaissance Italy-a magnificent backcloth to Renato Castellani 's lavish reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci's life.
In the first episode the young Leonardo, joins Botticelli and Perugino in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio.
Written and directed by RENATO CASTELLANI 3
Leonardo, aged 5:
Ludovico, II Moro:
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