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Six programmes on the civilisations of Turkey Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich
4: The Fall of Byzantium
This week's programme traces the decline and fall of the most splendid and long-lived of all Christian empires -the Byzantine. LORD NORWICH describes its achievements, from the fantastic rock-churches of Cappadocia to the incomparable mosaics created in Constantinople just before the city fell to the invading Turks.
... the one that may most properly be called new is ' The Gates of Asia.' Untrodden territory from the point of view of television and the fresh-faced John Julius Norwich ... it is satisfying enough. (THE GUARDIAN)
Producer DAVID CHESHIRE

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
John Julius Norwich

with special guest Gilbert O'Sullivan featuring Adrienne Posta with Paul Greenwood and Segment
ALYN AIKSWORTH
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE
Script by GEOFF ROWLEY and ANDY BAKER Executive producer JOHN AMMONDS Producer VERNON LAWRENCE

Contributors

Unknown:
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Unknown:
Adrienne Posta
Unknown:
Paul Greenwood
Script By:
Geoff Rowley
Script By:
Andy Baker
Producer:
John Ammonds
Producer:
Vernon Lawrence

A four-part film starring Philippe Leroy as Leonardo da Vinci 1: Apprenticeship
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 workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio.
Written and directed by RENATO CASTELLANI 3

Contributors

Unknown:
Philippe Leroy
Unknown:
Renato Castellani
Directed By:
Renato Castellani
Francesco Melzi:
Carlo Simoni
Francis I:
Riad Gulmia
Leonardo, aged 5:
Mario Mazzoni
Ser Piero:
Glauco Onurato
Uncle Francesco:
Carlos de Carvalho
Verrocchio:
Mario Molli
Ludovico, II Moro:
Giampiero Albertini

A film portrait of Edinburgh at Festival time - the city and its people - the performers and their performances.
Auld Reikie! wale o' ilka town (ROBERT FERGUSSON: 1750-1774)
Producer JAMES HUNTER

Contributors

Producer:
James Hunter

BBC Two England

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