7.30 Ring of Steel
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The fourth of five films in which a group of Welshmen recall their part in the Spanish Civil War.
'You Are History, You Are Legend' the Spanish Communist orator La Passionaria told members of the International Brigade who fought for the Republic of Spain. But they were often helpless as the Germans and Italians rehearsed tactics for the coming World War. Narrated by RENÉ CUTFORTH
Film editor BILL MAINMAN
Written and produced by JOHN ORMOND
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Arthur Billitt at Clack's Farm Clay plants up a bed of uncommon vegetables, Geoffrey prunes shrubs and Arthur checks the progress of his tomatoes. Dave Chappell demonstrates the art of growing prize beans, peas and celery.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham Gardening guide on Ceefax pages 268 and 269
A Ripe Old Age
Fyfe Robertson says he doesn't have to tell you why Dame Josephine Barnes , who was among the first women surgeons, has been elected the 139th and first woman President of the British Medical Association. Seeing Dame Jose phine , head-scarved, in a supermarket, you would take her to be a housewife whose problems and achievements are domestic. But she is an international authority on obstetrics and gynaecology - and, at 67, she is doing more surgery than ever.
Producer TOM SAVAGE
Anthony Dowell in Four Schumann Pieces Choreographer
HANS VAN MANEN
The Royal Ballet production, recorded at the Royal Opera House, combines the talents of the young Dutch choreographer, Hans van Manen , and the superb classical technique of the Royal Ballet's Anthony Dowell in this short, lyrical ballet to Schumann's String Quartet in A major, Op 41, No 3.
Hans van Manen said of the work: ' To each of the Quartet's four movements, I have choreographed a ballet appropriate to the different moods and rhythms of the music. I have always wished to create a ballet for Anthony Dowell , and now this wish is fulfilled.'
Dancers: Anthony Dowell
Jennifer Penney , Lesley Collier Wayne Eagling , Julian Hosking
MARGUERITE PORTER , WENDY ELLIS
WENDY GROOMBRIDGE , MARK SILVER MICHAEL CORDER , DEREK DEANE Allegri String Quartet PETER CARTER (violin) PRUE PACEY (Viola)
DAVID ROTH (violin)
BRUNO SCHRECKER (cello)
Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
Director COLIN NEARS
(The next Dance Month programme is tomorrow)
The Marlboro International Festival of Country Music packed the Wembley Arena with enthusiastic fans over the Easter holiday to see on stage many of their recording favourites.
Among them were tonight's featured artists
Janie Fricke , Jimmy C. Newman Kenny Serratt , Barbara Fairchild and Charley Pride
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MELVYN CONN Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting CLIVE POTTER Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE Preview: page 17
Written by JIM HAWKINS with Moscow-based Italian 'business-man ' Roberto Cibrario has the answer to the Soviet cinema's shortage of film stock and equipment. Jack Gold 's film is based on real events in Russia and America between 1918 and 1921. ' Funny, touching and inventive'
' Truly brilliant programme ' (OBSERVER)
Music arranged by CARL DAVIS Producer GRAHAM BENSON
Directed by JACK GOLD
PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines, the latest news and weather forecast from FRAN MORRISON , plus the'evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES.
Producer DAVID DICKINSON Director ALEX SAWARD Assignment editors
GEORGE WALKER. JOHN MAHONET Deputy editor RONALD NEIL Editor GEORGE CAREY
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West Indies from Trent Bridge
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.
Producer NICK HUNTER
The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space.
Starring Cliff Robertson, co-starring Jacqueline Scott, Lee Philips with Bert Metcalfe, Allyson James, Joseph Perry, Don Harvey, William Stevens, Mavis Neal, Peter Madsem
A radio-station owner, experimenting in transmissions to space, contacts an alien life-form. The friendly alien is accidentally transmitted to earth, where it unintentionally causes terror and disaster in a community panic-stricken by the unknown.
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