A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Bertram Neyland
Today's story is called 'Watching the Banana Trees'
An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Charles Darwin played by Peter Copley.
(First shown on BBC-1)
A film by Philip Wayre.
For the first time Swinhoe's Pheasants are taken from England back to their original home, the island of Formosa. They are being returned in an attempt to prevent the imminent extinction of this species in the wild.
A literary panel game with John Betjeman, Richard King, George Melly, Cyril Connolly.
Chairman, Alan Brien
Extracts read by:
A review of the sciences introduced by Christopher Chataway.
Tonight's edition includes:
A Wee Dram of C14
A Scottish chemist has recently thought up an unusual application for Scotch whisky: as a measure of radioactive carbon 14 in the atmosphere - including that produced by thermonuclear bomb-testing.
One Over the Eighty
In two weeks' time it will be a criminal offence to have more than eighty milligrams of alcohol per hundred millilitres of blood while in charge of a motor car. What does this level mean? How will the scientific analyses be carried out?
Nobody knows where they really come from. Some say they are spillings from a rich diamond pipe out at sea. Others claim that the river has washed them from deposits far inland. But whatever the case, the Orange River is indisputably the River of Diamonds.
A Films of Africa presentation
(First shown on BBC-1)
A thriller in six parts by Lester Powell.
Starring Michael Bryant, Mitzi Rogers, Reginald Marsh
with Michael Wynne, Barry Linehan, Victor Brooks
Johnny is overpowered in his office and the tape-recording stolen. He regains consciousness to find Inspector Spain waiting to arrest him on suspicion of murdering Candy Hassett.
(Repeated on Friday at 8.5 p.m.)
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Produced and directed by:
A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.
This week from The University of Leeds:
The New Orleans All Stars
featuring some of the veterans of early jazz days
Alvin Alcorn (trumpet), Darnell Howard (clarinet), James Archey (trombone), Alton Purnell (piano), Pops Foster (bass), Cie Frazier (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.