Today's story is
' Harry the Dirty Dog' by GENE ZION
Illustrated by M. BLOY GRAHAM
Presenters DIANE DORGAN , JOHNNY SILVO
Reporting the world tonight PETER WOODS and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News and Weather
An ' incomplete' word game
In a display of unparalleled lexicological dexterity words are built up letter by letter and the two teams accuse each other of inadvertently completing words or of having no word to complete. In a return match Jimmy Thompson Charlotte Bingham Gwyn Thomas encounter
Chairman Brian Redhead with ANGELA WILSON as The Oracle
Directed by JOHN c. MILLER Devised and produced by VIVIAN A. DANIELS (from Manchester)
Paul Tortelier works with young professional cellists on all five Beethoven cello sonatas and a set of variations with Martin Isepp (piano) Tonight:
Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1 With CAMILLA DE SOUZA and NATHAN WAKS
Producer WALTER todds
Director JAMILA PATTEN
by Michael Ashe
with Richard Pearson as Mr Foster, Bernard Hepton as Harry Gerwyn, Freda Bamford as Miss Foster, Ann Penfold as Sally Gerwyn.
An old tramp is found dead and there are signs that someone has tried to operate on his head. A youth disappears. The wife of Harry Gerwyn, a biochemist, suddenly goes into a coma that baffles the doctors... then Gerwyn's phone rings and the caller introduces himself as a Mr Foster. Politely he asks Gerwyn to visit him at a quiet suburban address. To all outward appearances Mr Foster and his sister are a perfectly ordinary retired couple, but they are in possession of scientific knowledge far in advance of Gerwyn.
Title music composed and conducted by:
Incidental music composed by:
Presenting each week some of the international jazz stars recorded at Europe's Number One Jazz Club.
Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: The Charlie Shavers Quartet The Grant Green Trio
Champion Jack Dupree
Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Charlie Shavers is one of the great figures of the forties and fifties. He played trumpet with the John Kirby Sextet , then joined Dorsey for four years, ran a sextet with Terry Gibbs and Louis Bellson , and in 1953 joined Norman Granz 's Jazz at the Phil, playing in London at the legendary JATP Concert that brought live American jazz to England for the first time in 20 years.
Title music FRANCY BOLAND
Associate producer VERNON LAWRENCE Production by TERRY HENEBERY
(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd )
Talk, argument, people, diversion with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY
Editor MICHAEL HILL