A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Colin Jeavons
Today's story: "The Tale of a Black Cat"
Adapted by Carl Withers
"London Bridge is falling down.
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady."
Do you know that people used to live in houses on top of London Bridge? You can find out about all kinds of houses this week in Play School.
Adapter (The Tale of a Black Cat):
Five programmes on the situation now
"Marriages would, in general, be as happy and often more so if they were all made by the Lord Chancellor" (Dr. Johnson)
How do people choose each other - and why? This first programme looks at such phenomena as computer dating and 'arranged' marriages. What is romantic love? How do people know they are in love? Is there a more objective guide to matrimony? Isn't there a pattern in marital conflict? What do Marriage Guidance Counsellors do - and why do they do it? What is the state of the divorce laws? Is marriage especially difficult in our days? These are some of the themes in this series.
There are contributions from a wide assortment of people - married and single - and some distinguished speculations from such names as Marjorie Proops, Dr. Edmond Leach, Sir Alan Herbert, and Professor O.R. MacGregor. The series offers no answers and raises many questions.
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
The High Chaparral ...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870
When Big John gives food and shelter to orphaned Apache children the High Chaparral is threatened with attack from two Indian tribes.
Big John Cannon:
Billy Blue Cannon:
Devised and written by Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor
An encyclopaedia of the air
starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden
with Jo Kendall, Nick McArdle, Michael Greenwood
This can be called a comedy series, a quiz series, or come to that, a comedy-quiz series. Each week the cast acts out for you - in dramatic form - certain facets of British life. Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden were the stars of radio's delightfully zany comedy show, I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again.
Devised and written by:
Devised and written by:
by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer
with Richard Vernon as Colonel O'Dwyer
At a fictitious micro-biological research centre situated somewhere in England a leading scientist has died from a new strain of plague on which he has been experimenting. A Whitehall civil servant is called in, and exercises his authority to see that the real cause of the scientist's death does not leak out to the public - or even to the unfortunate man's wife...
Dr. Ivor Maitland:
Dr. Will Tennant:
Dr. Emil Justin:
A new series of profiles on the life and work of artists of international stature
The outstanding jazz musician Sonny Rollins is probably best known for the overall completeness and simplicity of form of his improvisation, the wit and strength of his playing.
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley