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A musical by David Wright
Music and lyrics by David Wood
Starring Charles Lewsen as the Rector of Stiffkey
and The Gojos
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David Wright
Music and lyrics:
David Wood
The Gojos
Jo Cook
Music arranged and orchestrated by:
Carl Davis
Bernard Sumner
Paula Bruce
Penny Needham
Eric Monk
Chick Anthony
Roger Ford
Patrick Garland
The Rev. Harold Francis Davidson:
Charles Lewsen
The jazz singer:
Annie Ross
Barbara Harris:
Terri Stevens
Roland Oliver, K.C.:
Peter Bowles
R.F. Levy:
Jerome Willis
The Chancellor:
Julian Orchard
Inglebert Thole:
Roland MacLeod
The Bishop of Norwich:
Brian Hawksley
Mrs. Flora Osborne:
Dorothy Baird
Mr. Walton:
Richard Durden
The Apparitor:
Richard Durden
Mrs. Walton:
Helen Blatch
Penny Service
Mr. Dashwood:
Robert Mill
Mr. Searle:
Robert Mill
Thelma Bignell
Linda Hotchkin
Sheila Ruskin
Jane Bartlett

A Halas and Batchelor cartoon.
Tonight's delightful cartoon, based on an original idea by John Halas, won the Children's Prize at the 1963 Venice Film Festival. An imaginative fantasy, it tells how a little girl, left to play on her own, loses her ball, which takes on a life of its own.


Halas and Batchelor
Based on an original idea by:
John Halas

This week and every week television in this country brings us the stories and issues that concern us. The arguments, the evidence, the examination. We listen and we watch - sometimes we switch off or over - and then we make up our minds. But nearly all the coverage is seen through our eyes. Elsewhere in Europe the same process goes on - but there the view may be quite different.
Introduced this week by Derek Hart


Derek Hart
Frank Smith

A selection of outstanding travel and adventure films reflecting man's curiosity in the world around him.
Commentary written by William Sansom and spoken by Arthur Howard.

Arne Sucksdorff's account of the idyllic life of the Muria tribe of northern India when it is threatened by a savage leopard.

The Muria are a semi-primitive group of Indians whose traditions, culture, and inhabitation of India reach back to an age before Aryan, Mongolian, and Dravidian tribes stormed down through the Himalayas and over the Indian lowlands. The condition of life captured in this film is well over 10,000 years old. As in most primitive societies, the Muria's religion springs from their environment. There is a god of earth and sky, guardian spirits invested in flowers and evoked in song, and roving demons who dwell in beasts. The mad leopard is believed to be possessed by an evil spirit, and when it threatens the village the inhabitants rise like an army to fight the dangers that surround it.

The film's director, Arne Sucksdorff, is one of the cinema's great exponents of the documentary film in the Flaherty tradition. He is best known for the many short films he made in Sweden between 1940 and 1955. Many, including "Rhythm of the City" and "Shadows in the Snow", have been seen on BBC-tv, as has his earlier feature film "The Great Adventure".


Arne Sucksdorff
Ravi Shankar
William Sansom
Arthur Howard

BBC Two England

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