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1[number removed]-1945 From the Cenotaph in Whitehall where this morning HM The Queen led the Nation's homage to the dead of two World Wars; from Gallipoli, and memorials in England and Japan 30 years after the ending of the war in Europe and the Far East. Commentator TOM FLEMING
ANTONY CRAXTON and PHILIP S. GILBERT
A digest of the news of the week seen by news cameras around the world. Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD
Driven by ambition and greed; or in quest of prestige and glory; or searching for a unique brand of personal fulfilment; they deserted their homelands to make journeys never before achieved.
9: The Story of Francisco Pizarro who led his Conquistadors into Peru in 1532 and destroyed the Inca civilisation.
Written by IAN THORNE
Introduced by David Attenborough from the Royal Geographical Society, London
All his life he had dreamed of striking it rich. Now in his mid-50s, Francisco Pizarro grabbed at what looked like his last chance to gain power, prestige and gold. There were rumours that on the western side of South America there was a kingdom stuffed with jewels and precious metal. With a small band of armed men Pizarro left Panama to find it. By the time he returned he was one of the richest men in the world. Behind him the Inca Empire of the Sun God lay in ruins.
Director FRED BURNLEY
Producer MICHAEL LATHAM
(Repeated: Thursday, 8.10 pm)
by RICHARD WAGNER starring
BBC2 presents its first television studio production of Wagner's epic opera, performed in a new English version by PETER BUTLER and BRIAN LARGE
The opera is performed without any intervals as Wagner himself intended it to be.
THE AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
(chorus master JOHN MCCARTHY )
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (leader ERICH GRUENBERG ) conducted by David Lloyd-Jones associate conductor ANTHONY HOSE
Visual effects MICHAELJOHN HARRIS
Make-up and hair MAUREEN WINSLADE Costume designer JOYCE HAMMOND
Sound RAYMUND ANGEL, RICHARD CHUBB Lighting JOHN TREAYS
Designer DAVID MYERSCOUGH-JONES Producer BRIAN LARGE
In New Broadcasting House, Manchester, David Frost , his guests and audience discuss our objectives, our means and our chances in 1975. Director BRIAN ROBINS
Producer JOHN c MILLER . Editor DONALD BAVERSTOCK (Manchester)
All Day it has Rained by ALUN LEWIS