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The Christmas Tree by PETER WILTSHIRE Presenters this week
Johnny Ball , Carol Chell
Reporting the world tonight
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 and Weather
is the home of a pioneer family in the newly won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians; and spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870. The Little Thieves
Buck and Manolito are angry victims of the most serious crime in the West-their horses are stolen. They trail the thieves into dangerous outlaw territory and find their troubles have only just begun.
' Today's teenagers are probably the healthiest group of adolescents this country has ever produced ' - a psychiatrist.
But what are the problems of growing up? Is adolescent rebellion normal? What about depression? Does the ' perfect family ' exist? Are parents always wrong? In tonight's programme these questions are discussed by two psychiatrists, adolescents themselves, and their parents.
Directed by MICK JACKSON Produced by IAN CURTIS
A new comedy series starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden with Jo Kendall
ROLAND MACLEOD , NICK MCARDLE
COLIN BEAN , JAN GUMMER
GILLIAN PARSONS , SUE
WILLIAMS JOHN WATTERS , TINA HEATH and featuring Bill Oddie
Devised and written by GRAEME GARDEN and TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Additional material by BILL ODDIE Choreography JAN GUMMER Musical director DAVE LEE
Film associate JIM FRANKLIN Design DAVID DREWERY
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBr
This week's programme in'the series on man and science today. Every day there are 135,000 more mouths to feed. Can they be fed? Scientists are optimistic. Using techniques ranging from the genetic manipulation of wheat to the psychological manipulation of sheep, they are convinced that world food production could perhaps be trebled.
They can offer synthetic proteins and improved plants while suggesting the domestication of new animals, farming fish or even fermenting cassava ... yet half the world still starves. Why?
' I've been in countries where the technical solutions were well known, but sheer political inertia, the deadweight of tradition, ignorance, and often lack of leadership have prevented anything happening' (Dr Pereira, East Mailing Research Station).
CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY Editor PETER GOODCHILD Producer RICHARD BROAD
Introduced by MEL OXLEY with JAMES CAMERON , WILLIAM RUSHTON and talk of this and that
Editor ROWAN AYERS