A programme for children at home
In the story chair, Bill Floyd
Today's story: "The Real Cowboy"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
(Repeated next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - not Scottish - on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
Horizon - man and science today
The wheel was one idea nature did without. The American and African continents managed without it until a few hundred years ago, and nobody had one at all until about 3000 B.C. But the whole of our civilisation could be seen as a pattern imposed by the wheel.
The ancient and the modern wheel are equally rich in their associations: the graceful wheels of the Egyptian chariot, the iron wheels of a cathedral clock, the great spokes of the water-wheel, the gleaming precision of industrial gears or of a gas turbine all reflect the mysterious qualities the wheel possesses.
As an idea, the wheel is eternally full of surprises. 'Maybe', says one eminently practical engineer 'the wheel was the apple in the Garden of Eden that we weren't supposed to know about.' Maybe. What is certain is the fantastic variety that came out of one simple idea that changed history.
A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos
The White Collar Worker ...is no handy man, that's for sure!
Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, Graham Turner
with William Davis, John Tusa
from the Aldeburgh Festival Concert Hall
A weekly series featuring some of the world's top jazz artists in concert
Introduced by Benny Green
(The Gary Burton Quartet appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)
Gary Burton is one of the most phenomenal young musicians ever to have appeared on the jazz scene. Still in his middle twenties, which is young even for a jazz musician, Burton has already impressed musicians, critics, and audiences alike with his astounding technique, his ravishing melodic flair, and the irresistible rhythmic surge for playing. Burton, whose casual physical appearance is vaguely reminiscent of The Old West, plays the vibraphone in a style which is completely original, and his mastery of the difficult art of manipulating four mallets simultaneously enables him at times to produce pianistic textures. A one-time member of both the George Shearing and Stan Getz groups, Burton seems more likely than anyone of his generation to give the tired art of jazz fresh impetus.
The Gary Burton
by L.N. Tolstoy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Alexander Baron
Starring Alan Dobie
Maslova, a prostitute, is being tried for murder. A member of the jury, Prince Dmitri, has recognised her as his aunt's ward whom he seduced some years ago.
(Shown on Saturday)
Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov:
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley