Today's story is 'The Pig who wanted to be a Monkey,' by Jean Watson
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Rick Jones
Author (The Pig who wanted to be a Monkey):
Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.
A young woman, living alone with her small son, knows that a gunman has been hired to kill her - and when Johnny arrives unexpectedly she believes him to be the gunman. A dangerous case of mistaken identity because the real killer is not far away...
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.
We live in a world of numbers, of counting and measuring. If something can be counted - city traffic, road accidents, rising crime figures, slum housing, or even your bets at the dogs - someone will be counting it.
How useful is all this information that is being gathered about us? Since the Election two months ago made the statistics of the polling organisations look extremely silly, most people have their doubts. But whether we like it or not, our lives are increasingly being shaped by that strange new figure of our time, the statistician, Tonight's programme looks at the power of statistics, examines what went wrong with the pollsters' forecasts and also how putting numbers on people and things is affecting and changing a city - Glasgow. As more and more important decisions are being made by the statistician, are we to fare well or badly?
A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes, with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Lane, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street
On the night of 7 September 1936 three men - a university lecturer, a Baptist minister, and a schoolmaster - set fire to a training school for bomber crews being built by the Government on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales.
The schoolmaster was D.J. Williams. For this film, made last summer and first shown soon after his death early this year, he retold the story of their action - now a part of Welsh history. 'It was not an act of vandalism but a direct protest in the name of the whole Welsh nation.'
John Lill recently returned from Moscow, where he became only the second British pianist to win the coveted International Tchaikovsky Pianoforte Competition.
The programme includes the interview he gave on arrival at Heathrow, the comments of those who had been intimately concerned with his success, and performances of works by Liszt, Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninov.
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley