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

Presenter:
John Edmunds
Producer:
Bill Northwood

Rowan and Martin invite you to a new series of their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Phil Silvers

With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Ann Elder, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC

Contributors

Comedian:
Dan Rowan
Comedian:
Dick Martin
Guest:
Phil Silvers
Performer:
Arte Johnson
Performer:
Ruth Buzzi
Performer:
Gary Owens
Performer:
Alan Sues
Performer:
Lily Tomlin
Performer:
Dennis Allen
Performer:
Johnny Brown
Performer:
Ann Elder
Performer:
Nancie Phillips
Performer:
Barbara Sharma

Scattered in a lost corner of the Indian Ocean, once the haunt of Pirates and their treasure ships, lie 93 islands, among them Aldabra the Amirantes and the Seychelles. Legend and superstition abound in this isolated and forgotten British outpost. It has even been suggested that the Garden of Eden was there.

In the past year more people have visited these islands than ever before, some of them on adventurous luxury cruises. In July an international airport opens. Can the treasures of unspoiled beaches and unique wild life survive the new invasion, or must the Pearls of the Indian Ocean inevitably become just another playground?
(From Bristol)

Contributors

Narrator:
Tony Beamish
Narrator/Producer:
Barry Paine

The young Japanese violinist plays
Beethoven Romance in F and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Introduced by Michael Flanders
London Symphony Orchestra leader John Georgiadis conducted by Charles Mackerras

(Colour)

Contributors

Violinist:
Masuko Ushioda
Presenter:
Michael Flanders
Musicians:
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:
John Georgiadis
Conductor:
Charles Mackerras
Sound:
Adrian Stocks
Lighting:
Ritchie Richardson
Designer:
Don Taylor
Producer:
Patricia Foy

The most famous statue in the world, dug up in a field in 1820. For over a century she's been the symbol of feminine perfection - this mutilated giantess with a figure measure 43-37-47. One contemporary report says that she was found intact. So what happened to her arms? What did she look like before her amputation? Yvonne Mitchell, the actress and writer, visits the Louvre in Paris and tries to piece together the many contradictions that make up the story of the Venus de Milo.

Contributors

Presenter:
Yvonne Mitchell
Producer:
Leslie Megahey

Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest star Hamilton Dyce
with Barry McCarthy

A young librarian finds a body in the woods. He does not tell the Police but the Press - which for Hardy and Fleming adds confusion to an already confusing case.

Contributors

Series devised by/Producer:
Gerard Glaister
Series devised by:
N.J. Crisp
Script Editor:
Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer:
John Hurst
Director:
Viktors Ritelis
Philip Johnson:
Barry McCarthy
Tom Brent:
Derrick Gilbert
Policeman:
George Giles
John Hardy:
Marius Goring
Jo Hardy:
Ann Morrish
Det Chief Insp Fleming:
Victor Winding
Det-Sgt Ashe:
Michael Farnsworth
Body:
Angela Ryder
Sandra Hughes:
Valerie Murray
George Walsh:
Hamilton Dyce
Mrs Evans:
Marion Mathie
Scott:
Carl Bernard
Judge:
Keith Campbell
Flora Walsh:
Hilda Braid

Regional Variations (2)

Canvas

Series 2

Episode 9: The Davies Collection

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jonah Jones tells the story of the Davies sisters, who were ridiculed when they started buying French Impressionist paintings in the early 20th century. But their collection is now priceless. Show more

Joan Bakewell introduces this week's new films and talks to Maurice Chevalier whose latest book I Remember It Well has just been published.

Philip Jenkinson shows scenes from early musical comedy films.

Contributors

Presenter/Interviewer:
Joan Bakewell
Presenter:
Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee:
Maurice Chevalier
Producer:
Barry Brown
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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