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La Bayadere
A three-act ballet by MARIUS PETIPA with music by LUDWIG MINKUS
Last year, for the first time, British viewers joined the audience in the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, to watch a performance by the dancers of one of the Soviet Union's greatest ballet companies.
La Bayadère is a 19th-century masterpiece, telling a tragic love story set in legendary India. It is danced here in the theatre that saw some of its earliest performances, known in pre-revolutionary days as the Maryinsky. When RUDOLF NUREYEV mounted the last act for the Royal Ballet in London, critics were astonished at its beauty. Now, in our Russian Season, we have a second opportunity to see the entire work in the Soviet production by VLADIMIR PONOMAREV - and VAKHTANG CHABUKIANI. conductor VIKTOR SHIROKOV
In the interval Humphrey Burton talks to Clement Crisp , dance critic of the Financial Times.
Television direction by HELENA MACHERET A RUSSIAN TELEVISION production

Contributors

Unknown:
Marius Petipa
Music By:
Ludwig Minkus
Unknown:
Rudolf Nureyev
Production By:
Vladimir Ponomarev
Conductor:
Vakhtang Chabukiani.
Conductor:
Viktor Shirokov
Talks:
Humphrey Burton
Unknown:
Clement Crisp
Unknown:
Helena MacHeret
The Bayadere, Nikia:
Gabriella Komleva
Sofor:
Redzhep Abdiev
Gamsatti:
Tatiana Terekhova
The Chief Brahmin:
Gennadi Selyutski
The Rajah:
Yuri Potemkin

Trials Day
After the lack-lustre display against the All Blacks, the English selectors will be putting their chosen xv under close scrutiny in their trial. The Scottish selectors will also be taking a long, hard look at their selection after the defeat in the hands of the All Blacks. So with Ireland and Wales also having selection weekends, NIGEL STARMER-SMITH previews the coming international season.
Producer HUW JONES
A selection of original Sporting Themes (record 348, cassette ZCR 348), from record shops

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer:
Huw Jones

DAVID VINE reports on today's opening races of Olympic year. The Men's Downhill from Pra Loup , France
Last season's nine World Cup downhills produced eight different winners. Is an Olympic favourite emerging, or is the succession to Franz Klammer 's title still wide open?
The Ladies' Doicnhill from Pfronten, West Germany
Can Austria's Anne-Marie Moser ; winner of six out of seven downhills last season, conquer the course which proved her downfall in 1979? Television presentation:
Pra Loup FRENCH TELEVISION service Pfronten GERMAN TELEVISION SERVICE Producer JOHN PHILIPS
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN

Contributors

Unknown:
David Vine
Unknown:
Pra Loup
Unknown:
Franz Klammer
Unknown:
Anne-Marie Moser
Editor:
Jonathan Martin

Twelfth Night
David Jones offers a personal view of tonight's play, which he des. cribes as 'full of fun and high spirits but with a bitter-sweet quality both haunting and elusive '.
Director DAVID WILSON Producer VICTOR POOLE

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jones
Director:
David Wilson
Producer:
Victor Poole

Regional Variations (2)

The BBC Television Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

The classic comedy of mistaken identities by William Shakespeare. Show more

Steeplejacking was the only job Fred Dibnah ever wanted from early childhood. At 15, for a bet, he climbed the biggest chimney in Bolton by night, at 17 he built a factory chimney on top of his mother's home, and in his 20s he started steeplejacking in earnest.
'If I can carry on till I'm an old fellow the ideal way out would be ... just drop off a chimney one sunny day when I'm about 75.' Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Film editor PETER GIBBS
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Dibnah
Narrator:
Deryck Guyler
Editor:
Peter Gibbs
Produced By:
Don Haworth

The dramatic and turbulent years of the Watergate crisis as seen by one man -John Dean. starring
Part 1
On 31 March 1973, John Dean, special counsel to the President, calls a meeting with his attorney. He has decided that the time has come to explain all he knows about Watergate. Dean starts right at the beginning, back in 1970, when having just been appointed to the White House, he first met 1 Mo ' the girl he was to marry.
Written by STANLEY GREENBERG
Based on the books Blind Ambition by JOHN DEAN and Mo by MAUREEN DEAN Executive producer DAVID SUSSKIND Directed by GEORGE SCHAEFER (Part 2: next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Dean.
Unknown:
John Dean
Written By:
Stanley Greenberg
Unknown:
John Dean
Producer:
David Susskind
Directed By:
George Schaefer
John Dean:
Martin Sheen
H R Haldeman:
Lawrence Pressman
John Ehrlichman:
Graham Jarvis
Maureen Dean:
Theresa Russell
Richard M Nixon:
And Rip Torn
Charles Shaffer:
Ed Flanders
John Mitchell:
John Randolph
Charles Colson:
Michael Callan
G Gordon Liddy:
William Daniels
J Edgar Hoover:
Logan Ramsey
Richard Kleindienst:
William Windom
Ronald Ziegler:
James Sloyan
Jeb Stuart Magruder:
Christopher Guest
Donald Segretti:
Fred Grandy
Herbert Kalmbach:
William Schallert
Robert Mardian:
Peter Mark
Henry Petersen:
Edward Mallory

by TED WALKER
In the early 1950s ' College' comes down from Cambridge to work for the summer with his old mates on the buildings - only to find a seething passion gripping the Figaro Club. What is the dark secret of Harold Perkins , Clerk of the Works? What mysterious device is Big Jim building in his workshop the other side of town?
Music by DAVE GREENSLADE Produced by ALASTAIR REID Directed by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Ted Walker
Unknown:
Harold Perkins
Music By:
Dave Greenslade
Produced By:
Alastair Reid
Directed By:
Colin Rose
Narrator:
Bob Hoskins
College:
Patrick Murray
Chick:
David Beckett
Turps:
Sylveste McCoy
Big Jim:
Norman Rossington
Glad:
Helen Keating
Perkins:
Roland Curram
Ned:
Gordon Rollings

The Christmas Tree Suite by FRANZ LISZT
RHONDDA GILLESPIE plays the final movement of this little-known suite for piano.
In Polish Rhythm
Lighting JOHN SPICER. Sound PAUL BUSH Producer KENNETH CORDEN Director HELEN MORTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Franz Liszt
Unknown:
Rhondda Gillespie
Unknown:
John Spicer.
Producer:
Kenneth Corden
Director:
Helen Morton

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