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The Royal Institution, London Annual Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor

Sounds finish their journey when they reach our ears; but this is not the end of the story, for our ears play strange tricks.
In this the last lecture Professor Taylor uses scientific models to explain the miraculous transformation made by our ears and brains. At this final stage, sound waves are transformed into the splendid and emotional experience of musical sound.

Contributors

Lecturer:
Professor Charles Taylor
Director:
Brian Johnson
Presented for television by:
Alan Sleath

An aerial journey to some of Britain's 400 islands, with William Carrocher.

Starting where the Atlantic breaks among the Scillies rocks in the far south west, the Bird's-Eye View helicopter flies 1,000 zigzag miles to Shetland in the farthest north - passing the granite cliffs of Lundy, ruined abbeys of Welsh religious islands, motor cyclists in the Isle of Man, and the whisky distilleries and whirlpools of the Hebrides. From the Celtic islands of the west to Orkney and to Foula. Then the helicopter swoops past the broken fangs of Muckle Flugga. Beyond, there is only the Arctic...

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
William Carrocher
Producer:
Tim Slessor
Series Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

The second of five anthologies of films and extracts of items from Review's last season introduced by Keith Dewhurst

including Man Ray, American dadaist, object maker, photographer, who's lived in Paris since the 20s and known most of the great names of the century: Helen Bradley, northern housewife who paints memories of her Edwardian childhood; Francis Bacon, one of the greatest British painters alive today.
And a song from the young singer Linda Hoyle.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Keith Dewhurst
Subject:
Man Ray
Subject:
Helen Bradley
Subject:
Francis Bacon
Singer:
Linda Hoyle
Director:
Peter Adam
Director:
Anne James
Director:
Gavin Millar
Director:
Tony Staveacre
Producer:
Michael MacIntyre
Editor:
Colin Nears

This week's subjects include

Culzean Castle:
Arthur Negus visits this unusual example of Robert Adam's architecture on the Ayrshire coast. It houses among other things a fine collection of English and French furniture.

Balconettes:
A short history of these window adornments based on information sent in by viewers.

Arthur Negus answers questions

Introduced by Hugh Scully

(from Bristol)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Hugh Scully
Reporter (Culzean Castle)/Expert:
Arthur Negus
Director:
Robin Drake
Director:
Paul Smith
Producer:
John King

by Nigel Kneale
The spirit of a dead motor cyclist seems reluctant to leave his wrecked machine.
[Repeat]

Contributors

Writer:
Nigel Kneale
Producer:
Alan Bromly
Director:
Peter Cregeen
Jimmy Reed:
Patrick Troughton
Chaser:
George Sweeney
Sandie:
Margaret Brady
Rupert Molloy:
David Wood
Lorna Venn:
Ann Morrish
on BBC Two England

An outline of H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
Herbert George Wells, born in Bromley of poor parents, influenced a whole generation - with his science fiction, novels, prophecy, journalism, popular history, and ideas for world reform.
His energy and influence are described by:
The late Earl Attlee, John Braine, Vincent Brome, Michael Foot, MP, Mme Odette Keun, Patrick Moore, Frank Swinnerton, A.J.P. Taylor
his sons: Professor G.P. Wells, SCD, FRS, Frank Wells
and a draper, a citizen of Bromley, two science students, a zoologist.

(H.G. Wells's 'Love and Mr Lewisham' has been dramatised in four parts: Part 2, Thursday BBC2, 8.30 pm)

Contributors

Interviewee:
Earl Attlee
Interviewee:
John Braine
Interviewee:
Vincent Brome
Interviewee:
Michael Foot
Interviewee:
Mme Odette Keun
Interviewee:
Patrick Moore
Interviewee:
Frank Swinnerton
Interviewee:
A.J.P. Taylor
Interviewee:
Professor G.P. Wells
Interviewee:
Frank Wells
Executive Producer:
Stephen Hearst
Writer/Director:
Christopher Burstall

'We live in a racist society... Differences are more important than similarities... The most obvious are race and colour.'
E. R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author of the best-selling To Sir, With Love, now his country's ambassador at the United Nations.
He talks to Michael Dean about his forthcoming autobiography Reluctant Neighbours.

Contributors

Interviewee:
E. R. Braithwaite
Interviewer:
Michael Dean
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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