Today's story is 'The Silver Star' by Helen Prime
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Lionel Morton
Author (The Silver Star):
Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.
Spain and Portugal divided the new discoveries between them. The first nation to challenge them successfully was the English.
Reporting: Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Trouble which has been brewing between Big John and Buck flares into an open, bitter quarrel - and Buck leaves the High Chaparral.
('Really, I'm on the Indians' side': pages 8 and 9)
Five different marriages in five different places. A wife with three husbands in a village in the foot-hills of the Himalayas; a man and his wife in the select surroundings of Esher, Surrey; a man with three wives in the Highlands of New Guinea; another with two wives on the banks of the Okavango river in Botswana; a young couple in an old terrace house in Colne, Lancashire.
What, if anything, do all these marriages have in common? Are people any happier with three wives or three husbands? Is break-up more frequent, divorce more likely in this country or in the forests of New Guinea? How does a Hambukushu woman please her husband or a Melpa man make love to his wife? These are some of the points raised in this first programme in a series of seven which investigate Family Life from birth to death in all five places.
Written and produced by John Percival
(A second car in Esher equals a dozen pigs in New Guinea: pages 56-60)
From the League of Champions
The long and the short of it. Six-foot-two Pulman, ex-World Champion, takes on five-foot-nothing Jack Rea - Irish Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
In July 1907 a soldier took 20 boys of different social backgrounds to camp on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset. For them it was just a holiday of a special sort: for the soldier it was an important experiment. He was Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, and the boys, although they didn't realise it at the time, were prototype boy scouts.
For the film, three of those boys met together for the first time since 1907 and returned to the site. The only woman Scout-master in the country recalls her days in 1908 as an unofficial girl scout'; and Olave, Lady Baden-Powell - now World Chief Guide - tells of marrying the boys' hero in 1912.
(The first of the many: page 13)
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley