Today's story is 'A House for Everyone' by Arthur Ransome
Presenters this week: Julie Stevens, Johnny Ball
Author (A House for Everyone):
Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.
What did Europeans know about the world outside Europe in 1400, and where did their information come from?
Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Richard Whitmore and BBC News correspondents
Big John is torn away from his beloved ranch for a while. Will his worst fears be realised upon his return?
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
Who gets the priority - the man needing an artificial kidney machine, the cost and maintenance of which will run into thousands of pounds; the old person whose support, in brutal economic terms, is money down the drain; or the woman with a mild phobia whose house becomes a prison until she's treated? Modern medicine presents growing problems, and actually creates them by enabling old people to live longer and by saving the lives of some children who only 10 years ago would have died at birth: such children often need expensive aftercare for the rest of their lives, yet it seems unthinkable to let them die.
This week's Horizon focuses on the problems of priority, seeing how they affect one community.
The celebrated guitarist plays music by Bach, Praetorius, and Albeniz.
From the League of Champions tonight's programme features Ray Reardon
The first chance to see 1969 Pot Black title-holder Reardon in action. His opponent is the holder of the Irish National Championship for 20 years.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
The fifth of six programmes In which Robert Erskine seeks to recapture ancient times.
The remains of the mysterious Kingdom of Kush lie dotted about in the Sudanese desert. Its ruined temples and pyramids signify the influence of Egypt; and later on, a few imported objects indicate that Roman traders ultimately penetrated to this distant land. But at heart Kush remained an African civilisation, cut off from its great neighbours by the Nile cataracts: a bizarre Negro kingdom whose isolation even intrigued antiquity.
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley