A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Jonathan Dennis
In the story chair, Charles Leno who tells the story "The Language of Flowers" by Anna Home
This week's poem is called "Ducks Ditty":
"All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!"
It's not only ducks you can see down by the water today: the toys go for a riverside picnic with Carole and Jonathan.
Author (The Language of Flowers):
The twenty-one years since the Berlin Airlift have been the longest period of stability, prosperity, and democracy that any German state has ever enjoyed. How was it achieved, and have the roots of democracy gone deep?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
A film series about the untamed West
A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.
Jelly Hoskins is a wily old scoundrel and the Lancers have more than enough trouble on their hands when he moves into the ranch. Then they find that Jelly has eight orphaned homeless children in his care...
by Jimmy Perry
[Starring] Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with John Clive, Leon Thau, Anne de Vigier, Lynn Dalby, Linda James, Roger Brierley, Ronald Fletcher
and featuring Roy Kinnear
This week the occupants of the garden of 25 Telegraph Road awake to find another gnome sharing their pool. An inspection reveals the newcomer to be an exact replica of Big - a closer look reveals a further kinship. They are both from the R.H.S.G.C. the Royal Hertfordshire Stone Gnome Company. Two gnomes like Big in one garden? A personality clash must ensue.
A series of six documentary films in which the flavour of a vanishing Britain is captured by Terence Carroll
You don't have to be 100 years old to be able to remember when horses were used for all kinds of work - delivering milk, bread, railway goods, coal, beer, and many other commodities. Today, with heavy motor traffic and lack of stabling, working horses have almost disappeared. This film finds some of the very few that are still to be seen.
The return series
Tonight: Jack Nicklaus U.S.A. v. Roberto de Vicenzo, Argentina at Royal Birkdale
For the first time in their careers the British Open Champions of successive years meet in head-on competition in match No. 7 of this thirteen-match series.
Prize-money: $4,000 for the winner; $3,000 for the loser
Position after six matches: U.S.A. 4: The World 2
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests