and the Flying Machine 5: The City
Why do whales grow so large? Why can'cows fly? A daily series about the size and shape of animals.
3:Elephants and other Giants
How are elephants built? Could ' dinosaurs ' have grown any bigger?
Introduced by Tony Soper with Prof John Currey Dr George Whitfield Dr Robert Bakker
Director GEORGE INGER
Producer JOHN SPARKS (from Bristol)
Weatherman JACK SCOTT
The plant tells Pippin and Tog the story of a silly quarrel and how it was settled.
Story: All the Fish in the Sea written by JANET LYNCH-WATSON illustrated by mina MARTINEZ Presenters
MIRANDA CONNELL , LIONEL MORTON
with Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by REV W. AWDRY
Today: Troublesome Engines
A Hatful of Rabbits
Merlin the Magician's rabbit needs the tender touch of Dr Dolittle when he can'do the hat-trick any more.
Mike Hope and Albie Keen in Thistle Be the Place by DAVID A. YALLOP with PETER GOODWRIGHT as Crumble the Butler UNA MCLEAN as Jessie McPherson
RUTH KETTLEWELL as Mrs Grapple the Cook DAVE HATTON as ' The Shadow' and music by ALASTAIR MCDONALD 'S BAMSTICKS
Our intrepid seekers of Uncle Ebenezer's treasure head north as the trail leads them to the city of Glasgow. There they find themselves seeking treasure clues in a very hot hothouse full of surprises - including a man-eating plant and a do-it-yourself Chinese Laundry!
Designer Walter miller Producer PAUL CIANI BBC Scotland 1
with Robert Dougall Weather
followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore Reporters
FYFE ROBERTSON , JOHN CARTER
The latest news of developments affecting your holiday. Resort reports from Britain and abroad. In the studio - up-to-the-minute holiday advice, comment and argument.
Producer Tom savage
UNITED KINGDOM V AUSTRALIA with Geoffrey Wheeler (UK) and Andrew Harwood (Australia)
Teams from Elgin and Derby join with a team at school in Hong Kong to represent the United Kingdom in a series of nine matches to be played against three top teams from Australia.
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY
Producers BILL wright and JOHN COLLINS
After five years at sea, young albatrosses spend another five courting before finally selecting a life-partner. In their 30 years of adult life, albatrosses will rear 15 chicks, one every other year. When not ashore, they literally circumnavigate the globe, riding the westerlies round and round the southern oceans, sailing on longer wings than any other bird. Filmed during three years on South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic, and in eastern Australia. Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
A film of mysterious beauty and unremitting fascination (SUNDAY TIMES) Filmed by LANCELOT TICKELL
Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL (from Bristol) Book il.75: page 58
Malcolm Roberts with his guests
Francis Van Dyke
Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreography PAMELA DEVIS
Musical direction BILL SHEPHERD Lighting clive THOMAS Sound
MICHAEL MCCARTHY Designer PAUL ALLEN
Producer COLIN charman
The Prodigal by ALUN RICHARDS starring lain Cuthbertson GaretH Thomas and Maev Alexander
Guest star Rachel Kempson with Valerie Gearon and Scott Fredericks
A young delinquent sets fire to a local petrol station. In order to present the full case, Sutherland finds himself not only prosecuting but defending.
Devised by LINDSAY GALLOWAY Script editor GRAHAM WILLIAMS Designer CAMPBELL GORDON Producer NEIL MCCALLUM
Director GEORGE SPENTON-FOSTER BBC Scotland
Barry Norman takes a lighthearted look back at events, anniversaries, high days and holidays which all happened on 29 August.
Producer FRANCES WHITAKER
with Robert Dougall and John Edmunds and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather
A spectacular non-stop revue from America Starring
Sammy Davis Jr Mickey Rooney, Andy Griffith
Connie Stevens , John Davidson with Nick Powers and Kathy Zem
The follies show comes to television and old-time vaudeville is given a 1973 look in this fast-moving entertainment of comedy, song, and dance - and of course the glamorous show girls with their feathers and spangles. Sammy himself sings (' For once in my life'), dances and presents a hitherto unknown version of the classic ballad of Gunga Din.
Here for once was a television vaudeville programme - brisk songand-dance, hilarious old-time burlesque sketches and Ziegfeld-type girls in feathers and spangles - that sweated out good, ribald entertainment, with no fiddling around.
(NEW YORK TIMES)
Director BOB WYNN for NBC
2: Turning on in Britain
A man runs wild through a London street, on a bad LSD trip. Teenagers smoke marijuana openly at Pop Festivals. Does Britain have a drugs problem? TOM MANGOLD talks to users, doctors, and psychiatrists and gives the results of a specially commissioned Midweek survey, into our attitudes towards drugs.
Producers DAVID MILLS, TONY SUMMERS
The story of HMS Belfast told by Ludovic Kennedy and the men who served in her.
Launched in 1938, HMS Belfast was the largest cruiser ever built for the Royal Navy. She played a vital role in the last of the great naval gun battles - the sinking of the Scharnhorst, led the British Squadron at Korea, and was the flagship of the Far East Fleet.
Reprieved from the scrapyard on the eve of destruction in 1971, today HMS Belfast has a new role as one of London's famous museums and the sole survivor of a great era of British maritime history.
Director RAY SUTCLIFFE
Producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF