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by Vaclav Havel
Translated and adapted for television by Vera Blackwell
Starring Alfred Marks as Joseph Gross, Warren Mitchell as Ballas, Hattie Jacques as Helen, Judy Cornwell as Maria, Robert Eddison as The Teacher, Murray Melvin as Thumb, John Sharp as Wander, Ronnie Stevens as Smart, Patsy Rowlands as Hannah, Desmond Walter-Ellis as Pillar, Sydney Bromley as George, John Little and Dave Griffiths as Movers
(Alfred Marks is appearing in 'Spring and Port Wine' at the New Theatre, London)
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Contributors

Author:
Vaclav Havel
Translated and adapted for television by:
Vera Blackwell
Music:
Derrick Mason
Designer:
Peter Seddon
Producer:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
James Ferman
Joseph Gross:
Alfred Marks
Ballas:
Warren Mitchell
Helen:
Hattie Jacques
Maria:
Judy Cornwell
The Teacher:
Robert Eddison
Thumb:
Murray Melvin
Wander:
John Sharp
Smart:
Ronnie Stevens
Hannah:
Patsy Rowlands
Pillar:
Desmond Walter-Ellis
George:
Sydney Bromley
Mover:
John Little
Mover:
Dave Griffiths

A profile of Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643 the first modern composer.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, the BBC invited the American musicologist H.C. Robbins Landon to revisit Mantua and Venice (where Monteverdi worked) and to record his own appreciation of the music of one of the world's great composers.
Nadia Boulanger gives an additional view.

Tonight's film was first shown in May:
"The programme shone with enthusiasm." (The Times)
"Robbins Landon will suddenly stop and fix the watcher with a glare of dedicated frenzy while he expatiates knowingly on the details that make some Monteverdi compositions so remarkable and so lovely." (Sunday Times)

The music is taken from: La Favola Di Orfeo, The Vespers of 1610, Il Combattimento Di Tancredi E Clorinda, Madrigals of War and Love, Gloria a 7, L'Incoronazione Di Poppea
Written and directed by Christopher Burstall.
(Vespers from Venice: Monday at 9.5)

Contributors

Presenter:
H.C. Robbins Landon
Presenter:
Nadia Boulanger
Writer/Director:
Christopher Burstall

Governments come and governments go, but civil servants go on for ever. No government can rule without them Civil servants in Britain are powerful enough, but on the Continent they are a very formidable body indeed, with powers Whitehall would envy. Their social position is as important as their political position. This is particularly so with the small man, who is far more familiar to people than the remote figures at the centre of government.
Tonight's programme looks at Philippe Huet, a top French administrator, and Herr Ruhl, Burgermeister of the small village of Lanzenhain.
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Contributors

Subject:
Philippe Huet
Subject:
Herr Ruhl
Commentary:
Alan Watson
Producer:
Terry Hughes

The last in a new comedy series
Starring Stanley Baxter
with guests, Danny Street, Harry Walker, Denise Coffey, Ian Trigger
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
from Scotland

Contributors

Script:
Ken Hoare
Script:
Kelso Robertson
Script:
Hector Nicol
Designer:
Helen Rae
Producer:
David Bell
Comedian:
Stanley Baxter
Guest:
Danny Street
Guest:
Harry Walker
Guest:
Denise Coffey
Guest:
Ian Trigger
Musicians:
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor:
Iain Sutherland

rounds off the week of television with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests; also Philip Jenkinson with more film requests.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Dean
Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley
Item presenter (Film Requests):
Philip Jenkinson

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