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for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week with film from all over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Dougall
Translator:
Joan Turner
Producer:
Bill Northwood

Regional Variations (2)

The Great War: Part 24: Allah made Mesopotamia-and added flies (Arabian Proverb)

BBC Two England

The Great War

Episode 24: Allah Made Mesopotamia and Added Flies

Duration: 40 minutes

on BBC Two England

Classic series. With the Western Front dominating the minds of generals and statesmen, they sought a back door to victory - the Middle East. Show more

Otto Klemperer and John Freeman
I was pretty serious as a~boy, I think. At first I exercised at the piano, maybe eight hours every day. I intended to become a pianist, and I became it. I learned also a little violin, but only a little bit.
I always wanted to be a conductor.
A man can conduct with the hand, but mostly one conducts with the eyes.
First transmission on January 8. 1961

Contributors

Interviewee:
Otto Klemperer
Interviewer:
John Freeman
Drawings:
Feliks Topolski
Producer:
Hugh Burnett

conducted by Otto Klemperer
from the Royal Albert Hall, London
with Agnes Giebel (soprano), Marga Hoffgen (contralto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor),
Gustav Neidlinger (bass).
The New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Introduced by Robert Hudson.
Second in BBC-2's occasional series of 'Great Interpretations of our Time' (the first being the Verdi Requiem conducted by Giulini last April)

Contributors

Conductor:
Otto Klemperer
Soprano:
Agnes Giebel
Contralto:
Marga Hoffgen
Tenor:
Ernst Haefliger
Bass:
Gustav Neidlinger
Singers:
The New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master:
Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians:
The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader:
Hugh Bean
Presenter:
Robert Hudson
Directed for TV by:
Antony Craxton

Who wrote it? Do you like it?
Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Bernadine Bishop, Anthony Blond, Anthony Burgess, Bernard Levin.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Robinson
Panellist:
Bernadine Bishop
Panellist:
Anthony Blond
Panellist:
Anthony Burgess
Panellist:
Bernard Levin
Extracts read by:
Richard Hurndall
Extracts read by:
John Moffatt
Designer:
Norman Vertigan
Production team:
Leo Ayten
Production team:
Tristram Powell
Producer:
Melvyn Bragg

Leading conductors from Britain and America present the music they compose and arrange.
This week: Henry Mancini and his Orchestra
with The Michael Sammes Singers

Contributors

Musicians:
Henry Mancini and his Orchestra
Singers:
The Michael Sammes Singers
Sound:
Hugh Barker
Lighting:
John Treays
Design:
Michael Young
Producer:
Bryan Sears

BBC Two England

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