Today's story is "St Francis of Assisi" retold by Carole Ward
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)
Writer (St Francis of Assisi):
Proper ante-natal care can make a big difference at the time of delivery, so it's important to register early at the local clinic.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
with a Consultant Obstetrician, a General Practitioner and a Medical Social Worker
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Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents at home and abroad, of BBC News
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
Tonight: The Real Bonanza
Most people think of Alaska as the land of the Eskimo covered in snow and overrun with polar bears: where the temperature is always below freezing and gold-miners roar into town behind dog sleighs.
In fact, there are very few Eskimos, hardly any gold-miners, and no polar bears at all.
Alaska, the new frontier, is riding high on the crest of an oil boom bigger than the one in Texas, and fortunes are being gambled and won, and staked again.
But what's it like living in a country that has an eight-month-long winter of perpetual darkness and a summer when the hot sun never sets? What kind of people accept the worst living conditions in the world and why?
Rich, exciting, Alaska brings together the investors and the industrial spies, the topless dancers and the roustabouts, the revivalist preachers and what are coyly called the ladies of the night. Man Alive met them all.
on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)
Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
This week's star guest: Flip Wilson
and featuring Judy Carne, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, and Chelsea Brown
Produced for N.B.C. by:
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Judith Chalmers and Jack de Manio test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Zena Skinner and Tony Bilson
Host Nicholas Parsons
The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter
with special guests Joe Cocker and the Grease Band and Rosetta Hightower
Joe Cocker and the Grease
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley