Written and introduced by Professor Barry Supple.
The prospect of millions of acres of fertile empty land fired the imagination and greed of both Americans and Europeans. But prosperous settlement could not be achieved by 'frontier' methods alone. Rugged American individualists had to cooperate with each other and with the Federal Government.
First shown on BBC-1
by Isaac Asimov.
dramatised by Meade Roberts.
with John Meillon, David Knight, Bill Nagy, David Sumner and Clive Endersby
A second showing of strange stories from the world of science fiction.
The crew of a spaceship investigating a far planet seek an explanation to the mysterious disappearance of the previous colonists.
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Title music composed and conducted by:
The thirty-six-year-old American director John Frankenheimer has spent the summer making an $8-million film about the world of the racing driver. Called Grand Prix, it has been filmed on the race circuits at Monaco, Spa, and Brands Hatch, where tonight's Wheelbase was recorded. Is the film a true portrait of the champion racing driver? Will it create a wider audience for motor sport generally?
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Directed and produced by:
Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.
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