Story: Noble Sounds
Written and told by JAMES BLADES Presenters
TONI ARTHUR , DEREK GRIFFITHS
Story: Noble Sounds
prepared for you by Delia Smith 7: How to be Clever with Leftovers Rissoles; Turkish Stuffed Peppers
Director FRED LAW
Producer BETTY WHITE
(Book 20p: see page 86)
Robert Hardy explains the ceremonial and background to the 7: Installation of a New Governor of Edinburgh Castle
The Lord Lyon King of Arms reads Her Majesty's commission appointing GENERAL
SIR CHANDOS BLAIR as the 94th recorded Governor of the Castle He demands the Key of the Castle and that the gates be opened. Housed in the Castle are the Honours of Scotland - the Crown, Sceptre and Sword of State which were lost for over 100 years until discovered by Sir Walter Scott in 1818. The Sword of State is ' borne in accordance with ancient custom immediately before the Sovereign at the Installation of Knights of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.'
Title music MAJOR TREVOR L. SHARPE Script by MICHAEL KERR Producer KEN GRIFFIN
Hobson's Choice - The End of Imperialism? .
Seventy years ago, the economist J A Hobson described as ' notoriously false' the claim that imperialism gave as much to the countries that it conquered in economic services as it took from them in tribute. KEITH KYLE , who reported the bloody end of Belgian colonial rule in the Congo ten years ago, has been back to that country, now called Zaire. What is there left of imperialism in this part of Africa now? How has one country absorbed, changed, or escaped from what it was left by its European developers? Are they still stuck with Hobson's choice?
Presented by BRIAN WIDLAKE with PAUL GRIFFITHS , DAVID TAYLOR and ROBERT MCKENZIE
Producer PETER DUNKLEY Editor JOHN DEKKER
The Camera of Ken Macmillan and the Songs of Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor sings and the camera watches as the 'sand grown 'uns' prepare for another bawdy, timeless season of Blackpool rock and donkeys, saucy postcards and beauty contests, and visitors in their millions.
starring Philippe Leroy
The story in four dramatic episodes of the most complete genius of all time.
Renaissance Italy provides a magnificent backcloth to this lavish account of the life and work of da Vinci. Based on his own diaries and Vasari's biography it includes hundreds of original drawings and meticulous reconstructions. 3: Genius in Full Flower
With ' The Last Supper' completed, Leonardo turns his thoughts to warfare and invents an arsenal of weapons and military devices which are to have a profound influence on the future.
Sets and costumes designed by ELIO FRIGERIO. Music by ROMAN VLAD
Director of photography TONI SECCHI
Created for Radiotelevisione Italians by RENATO CASTELIANI ; adapted and narrated for BBCtv by EDWIN MULLINS English version directed by WILLIAM FITZWATER
Presented by DAVID FRANCIS
Introduced by Robert Robinson Frank Windsor and Margaret Drabble choose £5 worth of new books to read over Christmas. Alan Bennett reads extracts from
Kilvert's Diary 1870-79, selections from the diary of a village clergyman - a minor classic of life in the English countryside.
Richard Boston reviews some of the latest' coffee table ' books, expensive presents which might be worth reading as well as looking at; and there are ghost stories and ghost books for Christmas.
Producer WILL WYATT
Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling ; Weather