Bernard Levin probes some hopes and schemes for the future
This week: The Family
Today's Watch with Mother
Script and production:
by J.B.S. Haldane
with Milo O'Shea
Mr Leakey was a magician who made the ordinary extraordinary. His cook was an octopus, his fire-lighter was a baby dragon and his servant was a genie - all this, and magic too, made Mr Leakey quite the best friend anyone could have.
Today: A Meal with a Magician
From the Cornish cliffs near Perranporth John Earle invites you to come gliding with the Cornish Gliding and Flying Club.
See the aircraft, meet the pilots and loop the loop at 2,000 ft
by Rex Tucker
Four years have passed since Captain Belwether and Lieutenant Lamb's adventures with the submarine Triton when they are both summoned urgently to the Admiralty.
People, places and events in the news around town.
Lucille Ball stars in Lucy the Helpful Mother
...mothers mother's pets' pets!
with Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie and Gale Gordon
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter:
with Lance Percival in a television panel game where husbands and wives show just how well they know each other.
This week's guests
Mr and Mrs Alfie Bass, Mr and Mrs Michael Denison, Mr and Mrs Derek Dougan, Mr and Mrs John Dunn
Mr and Mrs Alfie
Mr and Mrs Michael
Mr and Mrs Derek
Mr and Mrs John
by Peter Grimwade
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Douglas Fielding
Liam Murphy is losing control of the gang. Time for action...
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 30)
An ice-skating entertainment featuring the 1971 world champions including the pairs specialists Rodnina and Ulanov (USSR) and the ice dance champions Pakhomova and Gorshkov (USSR) together with the champions of the USA, Canada and Germany.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
Recorded at the Sports-drome, Richmond, in association with the NSA
Presented for TV by:
with Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer
Introduced by Robin Day
Presented by Richard Baker
An opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe
Scene: The Borough, a small fishing town on the East Coast about 1830.
Prologue: a Court Room in the Moot Hall.
Act 1, Scene 1: The Borough, a few days later
Scene 2: inside The Boar, the same evening
Children from Leiston Modern School
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader John Georgiadis
Conducted by Benjamin Britten
The moving and powerful tragedy of an East Anglian fisherman, whose uncompromising independence leads to disaster.
(Elizabeth Bainbridge appeared by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Ann Robson and David Bowman by arrangement with Sadler's Wells)
(Recorded at The Maltings, Snape; a BBCtv productton in conjunction with NET New York and CBC Toronto)
(first shown on BBC2)
"a crucial breakthrough in the presentation of opera on TV... indisputably authoritative" (Daily Telegraph)
"...as a document the recording is priceless and beyond criticism" (TV Mail)
Derived from the poem by:
Children from Leiston Modern
Boy (John), his apprentice:
Captain Balstrode, Retired Merchant skipper:
Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar':
Main attractions of 'The Boar':
Niece 1: Jill
Main attractions of 'The Boar':
Niece 2: Anne
Bob Bowles, Fisherman and methodist:
Swallow, a lawyer:
Rev Horace Adams:
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack:
with the latest news in pictures
Act 2, Scene 1: The Borough, some weeks later
Scene 2: Grimes's hut
Act 3, Scene 1: The Borough, three days later
Scene 2: the same a few hours later
(all except London and Wales)