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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:
Michael de Morgan
Producer:
Bill Northwood

Rowan and Martin invite you to a new series of their Laugh-In

This week's star guest Sammy Davis Jr
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:
Sammy Davis Jr
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

A 1,000-mile kayak voyage up the coast of Japan made by ten students: four British, six American. They experienced both the stifling calms of the Inland Sea and the storms of the Pacific, the frenzied excitement of the great Tinjin Festival, and the peace of tiny isolated islands whose inhabitants had never before seen a foreigner of any nationality.

They visited the atomic dome at Hiroshima and watched the intense religious ritual of a modern Samurai swordsman. By the end they felt that, though their voyage had only been fleetingly written in the water, what they had learned would not be so soon forgotten.

Contributors

Narrator:
John Stockbridge
Narrator:
Tim Barnes
Filmed and produced by:
Dewitt Jones
Filmed and produced by:
Larry Davies
Presented by:
Richard Robinson
Executive Producer:
Brian Branston

The composer Robert Simpson on Jan Sibelius: 'Sibelius is the man who reconciles the energy of Beethoven or Haydn with the romantic breadth of Wagner. For him the pace of music is crucial.'
The music is taken from the seven symphonies and played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, leader Tom Rowlette, conductor James Loughran, who end the programme with a complete performance of Symphony No 7, in C major
Written and narrated by Robert Simpson

Contributors

Writer/Narrator:
Robert Simpson
Musicians:
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Tom Rowlette
Conductor:
James Loughran
Director:
James Hunter
Director:
Barrie Gavin

Treasured memories of other times-firm views about present times. In the race for today, few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn - from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to the Man Alive reporters.

Mrs May Hankey, the widow of a vicar, has been driving a car for 61 years. She spent her honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands taking three days to drive there in a 'Tin Lizzy' - the first of many cars mass-produced by Henry Ford. These were the days when the only roadside mechanics were blacksmiths, and if you had a bad puncture you would stuff the tyre full of straw until you came across somebody willing to help you change the wheel.

Contributors

Interviewee:
May Hankey
Producer:
Tom Conway

by John Gould
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars Brian Blessed, Faith Brook, William Lucas, Daniel Moynihan

In the last of this series, Hardy and Fleming are faced with the kidnapping of a son of wealthy parents - not so unusual for them but strange and unfortunate for Jo when she becomes involved.

Contributors

Writer:
John Gould
Series devised by/Producer:
Gerard Glaister
Series devised by:
N.J. Crisp
Lighting:
John Dixon
Script Editor:
Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer:
Tim Harvey
Director:
Prudence Fitzgerald
Det-Sgt Ashe:
Michael Farnsworth
Judy Bodley:
Faith Brook
Det Chief Insp Fleming:
Victor Winding
Antony Bodley:
Daniel Moynihan
John Hardy:
Marius Goring
Sandra Hughes:
Valerie Murray
Chief Supt Eyre:
William Lucas
Hubert Innes:
Brian Blessed
Peter Bodley:
Ian Pigot
Jo Hardy:
Ann Morrish

Michael Dean introduces scenes from the week's new releases and Sheridan Morley talks to Jane Asher about her role in the new film, Deep End.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage film clips.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Dean
Presenter:
Philip Jenkinson
Interviewer:
Sheridan Morley
Interviewee:
Jane Asher
Producer:
Barry Brown
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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