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BBC One London

The Great American Theme Park

A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor ROGER CHERYL Producer LYN gambits
Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
BBC One London

The Great American Theme Park

A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race ' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor JON LEE
Producer LYN GAMBLES
Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
(Postponed from 20 December 1978)
BBC Two England

Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
A series of 13 programmes about 25 centuries of coins.
10: The Turn of the Screw
In the 16th century, the old medieval method of striking coins was giving way to machinery; but not without a struggle.
Directed by PHILIP CHILVERS Produced by BETTY WHITE
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANNWY PIPER after the story by HENRY JAMES. Music by Benjamin Britten
A performance by English National Opera direct from the London Coliseum, dedicated to the memory of Britten. who died tlii-oftvnnrsafrotoday.
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS, associate chorus-master SIMON JOLY ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA leader BARRY COLLINS conducted by LIONEL FRIEND
BBC Radio 3

In Repertory

' Opera is encrusted with barnacles and seaweed and the accumulated mess of virtually 100 years of often very thoughtless productions. I think it's often necessary to scrape that off in order to get back to the clean lines of its original artificiality.'
Jonathan Miller discusses with Graham Sheffield his attitude to opera and some of the works in his repertory as a producer.
With music on records from Monteverdi's Orfeo, The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Turn of the Screw.
BBC Radio 3

In Repertory

Jonathan Miller
' Opera is encrusted with barnacles and seaweed and the accumulated mess of virtually 100 years of often very thoughtless productions. I think it's often necessary to scrape that off in order to get back to the clean lines of its original artificiality.' JONATHAN MILLER discusses With GRAHAM SHEFFIELD his attitude to opera and some of the works in his repertory as a producer; with music, on records, from Monteverdi's Orfeo. The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro and The Turn oi the Screw
BBC Radio 3

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in two acts
Music by Benjamin Britten Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER , after the story by HENRY JAMES
Britten's music graphically underlays the deepening spiral of horror into which the characters are driven by whatever ghosts they seem to see.
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE OF THE NEW PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA OF RADIO FRANCE conducted by JULIUS RUDEL Act 1
3.25* Interval Reading
3.35* The Turn of the Screw, Act 2
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH (First broadcast in 1977) long wave only
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (2) long wave unly
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (3) long wave only
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (4) long wave only
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (5) by HENRY JAMES long wave only
BBC Radio 3

I Know What I Like

Frank Kermode is King Edward VII Professor of . English Literature at
Cambridge: but. from his Manx childhood onwards, music has come a close second. His personal choice of records includes Heddle Nash singing Handel, Heifetz and Primrose playing a Mozart duo. and extracts from Fidelio. Arabella and The Turn of the Screw.
Producer
PIERS BURTON-PACE
BBC Two England

The Past Afloat

A series of eight films, written and presented by Anthony Burton 4: Full Sieam Ahead
As technology developed, the marine steam-engine grew up, producing more and more power from the same amount of energy. The screw propeller stayed but at the turn of the century a new kind of engine appeared: the turbine. ANTHONY BURTON visits Brunei's SS Great Britain at Bristol; a Clyde puffer, VIC32 at Tarbert; the elegant Swallow and the superb Otto on Lake Windermere. He finds the world's first turbineengined boat, Turbinia, still at Newcastle and a ' little Cunarder', Manxman, in service at Liverpool.
Film editor KEITH WILTON Producer MICHAEL GARROD
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

Aldeburgh Festival The 36th Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears , started last weekend. Highlights this year include a performance of Britten's War Requiem, conducted by Simon Rattle ; a production of Turn of the Screw directed by Basil Coleman ; and a series of discussions and concerts focusing on the Polish composer Lutoslawski. Natalie Wheen talks to Simon Rattle ,
Basil Coleman. Sir Peter Pears , John Piper and Oliver Knussen.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY






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