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by Correlli Barnett
Filmed from the air this programme traces the rise of industry from early beginnings-the monk's forge of Kirkstall Abbey, the weaver's village of Worstead. The helicopter flies low over the 1969 landscapes of the Rhondda pit-heads, races alongside Lotus cars, hovers by a Harrier. Below it, Mary Quant girls leap for a photocall, and Princess Anne launches the then largest ship ever built in Britain.

Contributors

Presenter:
Correlli Barnett
Narrator:
Alan Dobie
Producer:
John Bird
Series Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

...by children from abroad
During the summer, children from abroad bring us memories of the countries they call home.
They tell us, too, of the customs and the people in the foreign country where they live now-Great Britain.

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Clapham

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

This week: The Army Game
Everyone knows now that the Home Guard was affectionately known as 'Dad's Army'. Not so many know the Territorial Army as 'The Terriers'. Ex-National Servicemen joined to fulfil their reserve training obligations and some stayed on. Volunteers join because they like the idea of part-time military life. But the Territorial Army has always been a political ping-pong ball. In 1965 it was threatened with re-organisation and drastic pruning to save £20 million a year. But then came a reprieve. And in April last year a drive was started to recruit another 10,000 men. Today it has a new name - the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve - and a new look, with new weapons and a new job to do.
Man Alive looked at three units to find out what makes a quiet civilian family man want to fire guns and drive armoured cars for a fortnight a year and one evening a week. Do they feel part of a serious fighting force? Or, do they just play the army game?

Contributors

Director:
Charlie Squires
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox

with Johnny Morris
From its sources in the Swiss Alps down to the North Sea, he explores the towns and countryside around this great river.

'Holland has a quality all of its own... the Rhine laps very gently here... through the rich lowland silt... so flat and fruitful.'
(from Bristol)

Contributors

Presenter:
Johnny Morris
Producer:
Brian Patten

Starring Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, Jarmila Novotna
with Wendell Corey, Ivan Jandl

Among the thousands of children rescued from concentration camps at the end of World War II is one small boy who has lost his identity, his nationality, even the power to speak.
How young Karel, helped by an American soldier, regains his identity is the subject of this compassionate study.
(This Week's Films: page 19)

Contributors

Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Ralph Stevenson:
Montgomery Clift
Mrs Murray:
Aline MacMahon
Mrs Malik:
Jarmila Novotna
Jerry Fisher:
Wendell Corey
Karel Malik:
Ivan Jandl
Mrs Fisher:
Mary Patton
Mr Crookes:
Ewart G. Morrison
Tom Fisher:
William Rogers
Joel Makowsky:
Leopold Borkowski
Raoul Dubois:
Claude Gambier

A series of seven programmes in which Mary Marquis and Donald MacCormick present personalities and performances from the 26th Edinburgh International Festival

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Marquis
Presenter:
Donald MacCormick
Editor:
Matthew Spicer

BBC Two England

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