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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'A Houseful of Clocks' by Joanna Veriman

Presenters this week Carol Chell, Rick Jones


Author (A Houseful of Clocks): Joanna Veriman
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Time Machines: Lecture 2: Clockwork Harmony

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor George Porter

Most things we use as time machines move in a periodic, harmonic way, and we tell the time by counting the ticks, or oscillations. The young members of the audience experiment with the transformation of oscillations into waves, and look at sounds and listen to pictures.
(Third lecture: Tuesday, 6.30 pm)


Lecturer: Professor George Porter
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: The Lost Ones

The High Chaparral 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.

Apaches capture Victoria believing that she has magic healing powers which can save the life of their Chief's wounded son. The penalty for her failure is death-and Victoria quickly realises that the boy is far beyond any human aid.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Chief Ramadan: Christopher Dark
Nemo: Richard Lapp

: Television Doctor: Breast Feeding

Should a mother feed her baby from the breast or from a bottle? Does breast feeding hurt? Is it unpleasant or messy?
Bottle feeding may hold a greater risk of infection, but the majority of babies born in this country are bottle fed.
Both methods are shown and a Children's Specialist discusses the problems with two mothers.


Presenter: A Children's Specialist [name uncredited]
Director: Mick Jackson
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Barry Humphries' Scandals

Written by Barry Humphries and Ian Davidson A Thoroughly Nice Show
starring Barry Humphries
Mr Humphries' guests include Mr Arthur Mullard, Miss Ann Lancaster, Mr Ray Barrett, Miss Irene Richmond and Mrs Edna Everage and a host of other nice scandalmongers


Writer: Barry Humphries
Writer: Ian Davidson Music: Ken Jones
Costume: Penny Lowe
Make-up: Sylvia James
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Director: David O'Clee
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Barry Humphries
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Ray Barrett
[Actress]: Irene Richmond
Edna Everage: Barry Humphries

: Horizon: Just Another World

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
'I don't want us to look at space as something extraordinary; that's not really part of us, a place where you make stunts or where you make big deals with lots of oohs and aahs. I want this to be a regular, run-of-the-mill operation... the moon is just another world.' (Space scientist, Kraft Ehricke)
Today in Houston, Texas, one of the most important scientific conferences of all time begins as scientists meet to present the results of their lunar sample experiments.
The moon rocks, the focus of a deep-rooted clash between NASA engineers and lunar scientists, feature strongly in tonight's film as it traces their progress from the moon's surface through the rigours of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to the experiments of the scientific community.
The film peels off the protective skin of headlines from the space programme in an attempt to get closer to the real reasons for its problems and its achievements.


Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Denis Postle

: Line-Up

Michael Dean gets the week going with William Rushton, James Cameron and other people, other views
followed by News Summary and Weather


Presenter: Michael Dean
Guest: William Rushton
Guest: James Cameron
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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