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A look at two virtuoso solo performances.
Leonard Rossiter is currently tackling his most demanding role as The Immortal Haydon. Nola Rae is a mime artist, clown and one of the funniest women on the stage.

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Rossiter
Unknown:
Immortal Haydon.
Unknown:
Nola Rae

Introduced by Robert Robinson The Best Children's Book Ever
The Book Programme polled more than 50 writers, illustrators and critics asking them to nominate their all-time favourite and least favourite books for children - with surprises in the replies.
Plus a guide to the best books for children out this year.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robert Robinson

Llanelli v Coventry
With one victory and two defeats against Welsh clubs this season, Coventry travel to the famous Stradey Park determined to even the score. Phil Bennett 's men, with fellow 1977 Lions J. J. Williams and Derek Quinnell now back to club duty, will provide strong opposition.
Commentator NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Director DEWI GRIFFITHS
Series producer BILL TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Bennett
Unknown:
Derek Quinnell
Commentator:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director:
Dewi Griffiths
Producer:
Bill Taylor

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Woods
Editor:
Bill Northwood

Mapimi - The Crowded Desert
The second of two films from leading French wildlife film-makers Gerald Calderon and Jean-Marie Baufle
A lizard that can squirt blood from its eyes, a rodent that never drinks, a bird that can run at 26mph, and ants that store their food in other ants. The Mapimi Basin boasts all these creatures and thousands more, yet the Mapimi Basin is a desert.
For some animals who live and die without seeing rain, the cactus may be the only source of water. Others, like the tiny kangaroo rat, live only on dry seeds. And if the rain should come, as it did in the Mapimi after five years' drought, the total rainfall for a year or more can descend in one violent cloudburst drowning many animals. Narrated by ROBERT RIETTY
Photography JEAN-MARIE BAUFLE Producer GERALD CALDERON An EOLIS production
BBCtv presentation by ANDREW NAYLOR Series editors MICHAEL ANDREWS and ANTHONY ISAACS
BBC Bristol. Preview: page 19

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Calderon
Unknown:
Jean-Marie Baufle
Unknown:
Robert Rietty
Unknown:
Photography Jean-Marie Baufle
Producer:
Gerald Calderon
Presentation By:
Andrew Naylor
Editors:
Michael Andrews

The Classic Serial
In six parts based on the novels Benoni and Rosa by KNUT HAMSUN
A love story set in the 1870s in the fishing village of Sirilund in the northern fiords and mountains of Norway.
2: Where Nikolai, Rosa's former lover, returns from his studies in the south, sweeps Rosa off her feet again during Benoni's absence on a fishing expedition, makes her break her engagement to Benoni and marries her. But unhappiness seems to follow in the wake of their wedding procession ...
Music by MAJ SÖENSTEVOLD and GUNNAR SÖENSTEVOLD Written and directed by PER BRONKEN
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound, London. An NRK/NDR co-production

Contributors

Unknown:
Knut Hamsun
Music By:
Maj Söenstevold
Unknown:
Gunnar Söenstevold
Directed By:
Per Bronken
Directed By:
Michael Bakewell
Benoni:
Knut Huseb0
Rosa:
Unni Evjen
Nikolai:
Joachim Calmeyer
Mack:
Ingolf Rogde
Svend the watchman:
Ivar Nørve
Ellen:
Solveig Andreassen
Bramaputra:
Anne Lise Tangstad
Gilbert the Lapp:
Torbjorn Lein
Sheriff's clerk:
Thom Bastholm
Rev Barfod:
Øyvind Oyen
Sir Hugh:
Christopher Norman

A documentary portrait of the Australian-born painter Sidney Nolan.
Commentary by Kenneth Clark
'His pictures have the immediate and absolute authority of first-rate works of art.'
Nolan, best known for his remarkable series of paintings about the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, is probably the world's most travelled artist having visited and painted subjects in all parts of the world. This film follows his travels and activities during his 60th year in Australia, in London, where he lives, and at this year's Aldeburgh Festival. He also visits Kenya to start work on a new series of animal drawings.
An Australian Broadcasting Commission production

Contributors

Subject:
Sidney Nolan
Commentary:
Kenneth Clark
Director:
Brian Adams

The public meet the broadcasters Introduced by George Scott from the Royal Baths Assembly Rooms, Harrogate.
The second of four monthly outside broadcasts from different parts of Britain in which members of the public have the opportunity to voice their opinions on current television programmes and question individual producers and the men who run television about their work.
Director MARTIN L. BELL
Producer IAIN JOHNSTON.

Contributors

Introduced By:
George Scott
Director:
Martin L. Bell
Producer:
Iain Johnston.

A Vincente Minnelli Season starring Ethel Waters
Eddie Rochester' Anderson Lena Home, Louis Armstrong with Rex Ingram and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
In his first film as a director, Vincente Minnelli successfully unites many diverse talents in this delightful all-Negro musical version of the Faust legend which includes the songs ' Happiness is a Thing Called Joe ', ' Li'l Black Sheep' and ' Life's Full o' Consequences.'
Directed by VINCENTE MINNELLI
. Films: page 17

Contributors

Unknown:
Louis Armstrong
Unknown:
Rex Ingram
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
Petunia Jackson:
Ethel Waters
Little Joe Jackson:
Eddie ' Rochester ' Anderson
Georgia Brown:
Lena Horne
Trumpeter:
Louis Armstrong
Lucius:
Rex Ingram
Lucifer Jr:
Rex Ingram
Rev Green:
Kenneth Spencer
General:
Kenneth Spencer
Domino Johnson ' BUBBLES ':
John W Bublett

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