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with Robert Hardy

October 21, 1805: That morning, Nelson's ships sighted Napoleon's fleet off Cape Trafalgar. By the end of the day, Britain had lost her greatest sailor.
Today, the collection of Nelsonia at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, The Portsmouth Royal Naval Museum and on HMS Victory are a link with Britain's past.


Robert Hardy
Title Music:
Major Trevor L. Sharpe
Michael Kerr
Ken Griffin

Britain has over 100,000 registered charities, from a bishop's bequest for almshouses for decayed spinsters to campaigns for better housing and homosexual law reform. Nobody knows the total amount raised or how some of them spent it. The Money Programme looks at Britain's good causes.
Presented by Brian Widlake
with Paul Griffiths, David Taylor and Robert McKenzie


Brian Widlake
Paul Griffiths
David Taylor
Robert McKenzie
Peter Dunkley
John Dekker

A four-part film starring

Renaissance Italy - a magnificent backcloth to Renato Castellani's lavish reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci's life.
In the first episode, the young Leonardo joins Botticelli and Perugino in the thriving workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio.
Written and directed by Renato Castellani
English commentary written and spoken by Edwin Mullins


Renato Castellani
Commentary Writer/Narrator:
Edwin Mullins
Leonardo da Vinci:
Philippe Leroy
Francesco Melzi:
Carlo Simoni
Francis I:
Riad Gulmia
Leonardo, aged 5:
Mario Mazzoni
Ser Piero:
Glauco Onurato
Uncle Francesco:
Carlos de Carvalho
Mario Molli
Ludovico, Il Moro:
Giampiero Albertini

Ferocious, sensual, Bacchic rites, ecstatic Christian martyrdom, Moslem prostrations, rosary beads passing through fingers-ways in which the senses are used in religion. Man experiences through sight, touch, hearing and smell. He can delight in or suppress the senses, but rejects them at his peril. This film explores how men of all religions celebrate and deny the body in the search for God.


Patrick O'Donovan
Eileen Atkins
Michael Hordern
Film Cameraman:
John McGlashan
Film Sound:
Bob Roberts
Film Editor:
Peter Evans
Shirley du Boulay

with Barry Askew
This programme includes a film report on the sixth Comic Mart, a rummage sale of old comics. In the studio: Frank Bellamy, the artist who draws 'Garth' in the Daily Mirror and the Daily Record, and who used to draw for Eagle.
Modest strip artist: page 4


Barry Askew
Frank Bellamy
Will Wyatt

BBC Two England

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