and the Flying Machine 6: The Dragon
4: Whales - Return to the Sea
The ancestors of whales were land-living mammals. How have they become ' redesigned' for living in the sea?
Introduced by Tony Soper
Director GEORGE INGER
Producer JOHN SPARKS (from Bristol)
The Double Diamond
International Tournament played at Princes Golf Club Sandwich, Kent
This International Team Competition commences today with teams representing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe and the Rest of the World facing each other in singles match-play.
This morning's matches with four players representing each team are ENGLAND v WALES
IRELAND V EUROPE
Commentators HARRY CARPENTER
PETER ALLISS , DAVID THOMAS MARK MCCORMACK
ALAN MOUNCER , FRED VINER
Weatherman JACK SCOTT
Puppets and animation:
The Double Diamond
International Tournament featuring WALES SCOTLAND REST OF THE WORLD V IRELAND EUROPE V ENGLAND
(on BBC2 from 4.15 pm)
with Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by REV W. AWDRY .
Today: Percy the Small Engine
A series of railway adventures
Tony Hart , Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including THE PROF
With DIGGER, CUCKOO, BURBLES
HUMPHREY UMBRAGE and SUSANNE
Designer JOHN BONE
Director HOWARD KENNETT
Producer PATRICK DOWLING
with Robert Dougall ; Weather
followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)
4:Man's Best Friend
In the last programme in the series Michael Rodd meets some talented family pets.
In the Lake District ' Rock' and ' Varney ' are highly skilled Alsatians in the Search and Rescue Dog Association. Just how effective are dogs in mountain rescue work - whatever the weather conditions?
Mild-mannered enough at home in the North of England, it's another story when ' Katie ' races to the rag with Ulverston Whippet Racing Club-as MICHAEL RODD finds out when he joins the enthusiasts at a weekly meeting.
Producer MARY EVANS
A Vision of Blindness starring
James Drury as The Virginian All at Shiloh are immensely grateful to the stranger who brings a sightless Elizabeth safely home, unaware of the hatred in his heart.
Cliff Michelmore reports on the final ocean race for the 1973 Admiral's Cup.
In a bid to win the world title in ocean racing, 48 yachts worth E2-million and 400 top yachtsmen from 16 countries sailed from Cowes earlier this month, on a 600-mile race to the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and back to Plymouth. Australia and the United States started as favourites to regain the Admiral's Cup which a British team' led by Mr Edward Heath won for this country two years ago.
This August the three Cup defenders were THE PRIME MINISTER'S new Morning Cloud, DONALD PARR 'S Quailo III , and crewing for the British team captain ROBIN AISHER on Frigate was round-the-world sailor ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON .
IAN HILTON , BOB MCDONNELL
NIGEL MEAKIN , ALBERT WERRY Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF Script BOB FISHER
Producer TONY SALMON Editor BRIAN ROBINS
Deadly Serious Smith
A documentary that confronts a couple with a younger version of themselves. In the vaults of the BBC there are six films about a young couple in Bristol in 1964, ' The Newcomers,' their life, and the birth of their twins.
Society changed, and the Smiths produced their own life-style, but the celluloid images remain to allow us to see what they have made of the intervening years. Commentary PAUL MORIARTY
Written by A. c. H. SMITH Director COLIN ROSE
Producer MICHAEL CROUCHER (from Bristol)
with Robert Dougall and John Edmunds and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather
William Conrad stars as private investigator Frank Cannon , a big man who walks alone in a dangerous world Cain's Mark
Night break-in at a dockside warehouse. Terry Alexander , a young non-militant on parole from prison, steals a case of hand grenades. It could lead to proof of a large-scale illegal arms racket run under a respectable cover. And the theft marks the youngster down for death on orders from the boss of the organisation -who is Terry's own brother.
Producer ALAN A. armer Director DON TAYLOR
CpTA Another chance to see this award-winning
AWARD comedy series WINNER created by BRIAN CLEMENS and RICHARD WARING
Written by RICHARD WARING starring
John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
The Absolute End with BRIDGET ARMSTRONG , HARVEY ASHBY With the Decree Absolute due on Monday, George makes one final attempt at reconciliation.
Cast in order of appearance
Music by DENNIS WILSON
Designers PAUL MUNTING and GERRY SCOTT
Producer GRAEME MUIR ‡
What should be done to stop the traffic in hard drugs; and the spread in the use of pills and cannabis by Britain's school-children? Should young people have more education about drugs? And should cannabis laws be liberalised?
In this special Midweek Phone-In viewers can question doctors, sociologists and policemen in the studio about the problems of drug control. The number to call [number removed]after 9 pm tonight.
Producer TONY SUMMERS Editor PETER PAGNAMENTA
The first in a series of five programmes
1:The Triple Echo
What went into the making of this picture? The financing; filming on the Wiltshire location; Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed talk about the film and the industry.
Producer TREVOR PETERS