Introduced by Glyn Worsnip
Well over 2,000 amateur singers and musicians gathered from all over the country join together for probably the largest-ever impromptu performance of Handel's Messiah in the Royal Albert Hall. conductor GAVIN PARK leader RICHARD SHORTER with GRACE DIVES, ANNETTE BISDORFF
RICHARD FREWER and NOEL NOBLE Continuo HOWARD WILLIAMS Organ DONALD RAY
Film sequences directed by DENNIS MARKS Television production KEN GRIFFIN
Messiah from Huddersfield: tomorrow R3. Murart's adaptation: 1 Jan R3
A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Kenneth Kendall
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD
The Mistake of a Lifetime
Peter Patterson came across the ideas of Rudolf Steiner by mistake - and they changed his life. ' You can read books on nature, on history or on spiritual things, but to see that there is somebody who can bring the thing together, and make sense of it, was a revelation.' Today he lives and works in a new school in Bristol, and his life is still changing.
Film editor JOHN JARVIS Producer BILL YOUNG
An extraordinarily dramatic and much acclaimed film - about four plants! It sounds impossible but it's not, for the plants are all carnivorous.
Venus fly-traps closing on their insect prey like vegetable versions of a rat trap ...
Sundews with sticky arms baited with sugary bait enfolding their meals in octopus fashion ...
Bladderworts feeding on underwater creatures caught with a fast-triggered blunder trap ... Finally pitcher plants enticing their insect meals to the top of a slide down which they glissade into a flask of insect-rich soup .. , The purpose of all this: to allow these plants to live where other plants can't ... an evolutionary trick for survival in places where essential nitrogen compounds are hard to come by. Narrated and directed by HUGH FALKUS
Produced by OXFORD SCIENTIFIC FILMS Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)
John Denver in a new role, explores with words and music the changing seasons and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains.
He was born in the summer of his 27th year -
Coming home to a place he'd never been before.
When he first came to the mountains
His life was far away,
On the road and hanging by a song
Presented by ROBIN DRAKE , JOHN KING (Bristol)
The craftsman makes the instrument: the artist makes the music. A creation of wood and gut and glue becomes the source of the guitarist's melodies.
Director MARK ANDERSON
with the English Chamber Orchestra
The last in a series of four programmes with the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, each including a Mozart Concerto.
Tonight, Daniel Barenboim plays and conducts
Mozart Piano Concerto No 26, in D (K 537) (The Coronation)
Schubert Symphony No 2, in B flat major
Lighting cameraman DAVID FINDLAY Sound BOB AUGER , ALAN DYKES Film editor PETER HEELAS
Director CHRISTOPHER NUPEN Produced by ALLEGRO FILMS
by E. A. WHITEHEAD starring
Albert Finney , Rachel Roberts
... one of the few surviving forms of ritual slaughter
Tonight's play, first performed at the Royal Court, is an observation of a desperately unhappy marriage and the misery of two people bound together in a relationship of corroding ugliness and mutual destruction.
Producer TIMOTHY BURRILL Director ANTHONY PAGE
Gabriel Woolf reads
The Journey of the Magi by T. S. ELIOT