THE SCOTTISH TELEVISION FESTIVAL
On view, in part, to visitors to Edinburgh in August. Some shows just mi ht get screened on Channel Four or the ITV Network.
HOORAY FOR HOLYROOD
Shot in (iannes, l’aris l-‘rance, Hollywood (Liliforniaand Holyrood Scotland, this celebrates the 40th anniversary of the lidinburgh International l-‘ilm l-‘estival — the longest running event of its kind in the world. The story is driven along by the festival's former chauffeur, Robbie ( foltrane.
.TRIBUTE TO MACKENDRICK
Profile of the Scot who directed Whisky (lalore, Sweet Smell of Success, l ligh Wind inJainaica, etc. At 74, Sandy .\laci\'endrick still teaches the craft and love of film in (ialifornia. Also starring liurt fancaster and [antes ( foburn.
'l'wo programmes previewing the picture shows which last year attracted 2t),()(t(t paying customers. the festival at film 1 louse in l.othian Road runs from 9th to 24th August.
LIGHT IN THE NORTH
the grand theme of this year’s lidinburgh l-‘estival is the Scottish l".nlightenment, that (Zolden Age when lidinburgh was the Athens ofthe North and the intellectual capital of l-Lurope.
As our contribution to this celebration, Scottish 'l'elevision invited distinguished non Scots to make a filnt essay on aspects of the lznlightenment.
Michael lgnatiell on David f fume
Royjenkins on Adam Smith
Geoffrey Robertson on the lawyers
'l'onyjones on the New lowtt
Timothy Clifford on the l’aiuters
(Zarmen (Iallil on Printers and Publishers
Miriam Stoppard on Medicine
Roy Porter on Science
Nicholas l’hillipson on the legacy of’the linlightenment the series will be introduc ed by a Sc ot David Daiches and screened across the first two weeksol the festival.
from our l-Zdinburgh studio, news, reviews, previews, stars and disasters in performance before a live audience sometimes late night, sometimes early afternoon, always live. ( Iome and join us at the (lateway
0111' early evening magazine progrannne will also keep you informed about the arts — and ofcourse everything else in Scotland. And finally during l-‘estival time:—
As f'l‘\' marks the forty—sixth anniversary of the assassination of 'l'rotsky on 20111 August with the networked final of Miss lIK, a radical alternative is offered by The Nippy Sweeties, Liz l.ochead, lilaine (f. Smith, Angie Rew in cabaret.
l festival of p'rogrammes is exclusive to Scottish viewers.
After August there will still be light in the north.
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH
The story of the enigmatic architect from (ilasgow whose genius for design is being rediscovered after half a century of neglect.
WAITING FOR ELVIS '
'I‘hose feet in ancient times (1960 b w) did walk upon Scotland's tarmac grey — l’restwick airport to be exact — when (2. l. lilvis dropped in. Actor Alex Norton (the murdering black pudding butcher from "'l'aggart") wrote this, his first play for television.
A wonderful and affecting version of the classic tale performed by a troupe of sixty mentally handicapped people, young and old, from the l.othians, who also tell their own stories.
Scotland's greatest living(}aelic poet is 75 in October. Scottish television will celebrate along with the thousands of (laelic singers, poets and musicians assembled in l-.dinburgh for this year’s .\lod.
THE SCOTTISH PIANO COMPETITION
'l’he first competition of its kind in Scotland. from the ( Iin i fall Glasgow, the highlights of the fittest young pianists performance and, of course, the climax.
BELLE STEWART -
l'raditional singing at its most authentic from the matriarch of a music al family of travelling folk, the Stewarts of Blair.
THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC
St. Mary’s .\iusic School in I-.dinburgh has only forty pupils. lts fees are higher than liton or f [arrow but then the education is quite exceptional. Which isn’t surprising when you see pupils being tutored by their patron, Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
lohn Wallace was born in the mining village of Shotts in lanarkshire. 'l‘oday he is the principal trumpet player with the l’hilharmonia ()rchestra. .\'ow he returns to Scotland. In a series of five programmes lohn coaches some of our country's most gifted young trumpeters. the final programme enlists the Scottish National Orchestra for a performance of the f iaydn 'l'rumpet (foncerto.
ls being repeated after its successful rtm on (fhannel l-‘our. 'f‘ake another tour with Diana Rigg around the glories of Scotland's gardens and the splendour of her stately homes.
Also, networked 104 aftemoons a year, a serial Nancy Banks-Smith suggests you might enjoy —
It In this pulsating company Scottish 'I'V’s soap Take the II igh Road arrived this tree}: l ilce ozone.
It seems to rain a good deal in ( Ilendarroch but they are philosophicalfollc. tilt least the snoie’s aicai'”and there is (lllt‘ltt’S a_/riendli' warmth in these small c'ommiinities. "'I'he ’Iai'lors’ cottage icent onfire last night. Burned tae thegroand. The whole rillage 1casoot.”’l’he running theme seems to he afeiid heticeen Sneddon, ..... ..
a lleathclitt z'illain, icith snapping black eyes,
TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
and Fiona, lt'llU slitt's him with her nohle birth and occasiomdt'goes offher head. 'I he scripts are, as A] r Bronte said o/Jane lit't‘e, better than likely the acting better than necessaiy and the location, l.och l.omond, the prettiest in all soap. '1 'alce the High Road ’s claim to an ez'ening slot, which it already has in Scotland, is perfectlt'_/'asti/ie(l. '1 'he
1 ..... I. only difficulty being that the market/orsoap is,
rrrr so to speak, saturated. N
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