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The best of the week's newsfilm from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
and Weather
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Contributors

Presenter:
Michael de Morgan
Producer:
Bill Northwood

by John Terraine
War, burning, looting, death - for 1,000 years the story of Britain was one of invasion and conquest. But since 1066 no enemy soldier has set foot on our land.
The narrow strip of water separating us from Europe - Shakespeare called it 'a moat defensive' - protected this island 'against infection and the hand of war.' Beside it grew great castles and forts - Portchester, Pevensey, Walmer and Fort Nelson. On it sailed the 'wooden walls' of Drake and Nelson. Above it flew the Spitfires and Hurricanes of 1940. John Terraine looks from a new angle at our island story
(Invaders: see page 6)
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Contributors

Writer/presenter:
John Terraine
Narrator:
Robert Lang
Quotations read by:
Patrick O'Connell
Director:
Eric Davidson
Series editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

in a programme of piano music composed by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy
Introduced by Derek Hart who talks to Fou Ts'ong about his youth in China.
See page 14
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Contributors

Pianist/interviewee:
Fou Ts'ong
Presenter:
Derek Hart
Designer:
Stuart Walker
Producer:
Patricia Foy

A man aged 47 lies in a hospital bed thinking of the day he may walk again. It is June 1968 and John Baker is paralysed with polyneuritis. A Year in the Life follows his thoughts and physical progress as he faces the problems of being an invalid and fights the difficulties of becoming independent.
Can he learn to walk again? Can he ever lead a normal life? John Baker is sure he can, because he is 'A Man Determined.'

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Contributors

Subject:
John Baker
Producer:
Paul Watson
Director:
Michael Houldey

leader David McCallum
and featuring Adele Leigh, Lon Satton

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Contributors

Musicians:
Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
David McCallum
Soprano:
Adele Leigh
Singer:
Lon Satton
Dancer:
Georgina Allen
Dancer:
Celia Hetherington
Dancer:
Christine Pockett
Dancer:
Domini Winter
Staged by:
Ralph Tobert
Lighting:
Geoff Shaw
Sound:
Hugh Barker
Designer:
David Chandler
Production:
John Street

by Allan Prior
The plight of the gypsies is dramatised in this delicate love story between a 'gorgio' (house-dweller) and a Romany. Author Allan Prior has written many Softly, Softly and Z Cars episodes.
With Norman Eshley as Rab, Zienia Merton as Rachel, Susan Brodrick as Joan and Jeremy Child as Robert
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Contributors

Writer:
Allan Prior
Script Editor:
Derek Hoddinott
Designer:
Roger Murray-Leach
Producer:
Innes Lloyd
Director:
Christopher Barry
Rab:
Norman Eshley
Rachel:
Zienia Merton
Joan:
Susan Brodrick
Robert:
Jeremy Child
Policeman:
David Billa

A weekly look at the cinema
French actor Yves Montand talks to Michael Dean
Film extracts from:
The Wages of Fear (1953); The Witches of Salem (1956); Let's Make Love (1960); Grand Prix (1967); and Z (1969)

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Contributors

Interviewee:
Yves Montand
Interviewer:
Michael Dean
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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