Useful Box Day Today's story is
' A Houseful of Clocks ' by JOANNA VERIMAN
Presenters this week
CAROL CHELL , RICK JONES
by Professor George Porter
The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
Lecture 2 : Clockwork Harmony
Most things we use as time machines move in a periodic, harmonic way, and we tell the time by counting the ticks, or oscillations. The young members of the audience experiment with the transformation of oscillations into waves, and look at sounds and listen to pictures.
Presented for television by ALAN SLEATH
(Third lecture: Tuesday, 6.30 pm)
Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods with MARTIN BELL , MICHAEL BLAKEY MICHAEL CLAYTON , TOM MANGOLD
MICHAEL SULLIVAN , DAVID TINDALL RICHARD WHITMORE and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News and Weather
is the home of a pioneer family in the newly won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians; and spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870. The Lost Ones
Apaches capture Victoria believing that she has magic healing powers which can save the life of their Chief's wounded son. The penalty for her failure is death-and Victoria quickly realises that the boy is far beyond any human aid.
Should a mother feed her baby from the breast or from a bottle? Does breast feeding hurt? Is it unpleasant or messy?
Bottle feeding may hold a greater risk of infection, but the majority of babies born in this country are bottle fed.
Both methods are shown and a Children's Specialist discusses the problems with two mothers.
Directed by mick JACKSON Produced by IAN CURTIS
A Thoroughly Nice Show starring
Mr Humphries' guests include Mr Arthur Mullard Miss Ann Lancaster Mr Ray Barrett
Miss Irene Richmond and Mrs Edna Everage and a host of other nice scandalmongers
Music by KEN JONES Costume PENNY LOWE Make-up SYLVIA JAMES
Lighting DENNIS CHANNON
Designed by ROGER MURRAY-LEACH Written by BARRY HUMPHRIES and IAN DAVIDSON
Directed by DAVID O'CLEE
Produced by DENNIS MAIN WILSON
Just Another World
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
' I don't want us to look at space as something extraordinary; that's not really part of us, a place where you make stunts or where you make big deals with lots of oohs and aahs. I want this to be a regular, run-of-the-mill operation ... the moon is just another world.'
(Space scientist, Kraft Ehricke)
Today in Houston, Texas, one of the most important scientific conferences of all time begins as scientists meet to present the results of their lunar sample experiments.
The moon rocks, the focus of a deep-rooted clash between NASA engineers and lunar scientists, feature strongly in tonight's film as it traces their progress from the moon's surface through the rigours of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to the experiments of the scientific community.
The film peels off the protective skin of headlines from the space programme in an attempt to get closer to the real reasons for its problems and its achievements. Narrator CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY
Editor PETER GOODCHILD Producer DENIS POSTLE
MICHAEL DEAN gets the week going with WILLIAM RUSHTON
JAMES CAMERON and other people, other views
Editor ROWAN AYERS followed by News Summary and Weather