Today's story is "Johnny Crow's Garden" by L. Leslie Brooke
Presenters this week Nigel Anthony, Julie Stevens
Author (Johnny Crow's Garden):
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.
Jelly falls in love with an attractive widow-unaware that his new romance has marked him down for murder.
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
First shown by CBS on American television earlier this year as a two-part documentary, the New York Times commented on tonight's film: 'A biting series, documented with vivid detail... will raise a formidable howl from the medical profession.'
The film provides a chance to compare our much-maligned Health Service with an alternative service. Until now Americans have chosen to receive, and pay for, their medical treatment privately. But in the face of a national shortage of doctors and rapidly rising prices, the private enterprise system seems to be in danger of breaking down.
Tonight's Horizon examines some of the nightmarish situations that have developed in this system, and shows that more and more Americans, fearing illness more for what it might do to their bank balances than to their bodies, are looking enviously at the free universal treatment - for all its shortcomings - enjoyed under national health services like our own.
(When flu - or worse - strikes, be glad you live in Britain: page 6)
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Do you play life safe or take chances? Gerald Harrison finds some of the answers from children in the town that makes its living from horses - Newmarket.
It's surprising how many Newmarket youngsters have 'gotta horse' in spirit, if not in the flesh. They've the eye of an experienced tipster when it comes to things like picking a winner, the merits of Lester Piggott's riding, how to whip a horse, gambling fever among parents, and whether we should have a gamble in the way we tackle life.
A non-stop sing-in of familiar songs with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Lane, Jackie Lee, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street, The Fine Tooth Combs
The Fine Tooth
On Monday 20 October 1919, disaster hit the little villages of St Just and Pendeen, near Land's End. Thirty-one men were lost in an accident which has been described as Cornwall's worst mining tragedy within living memory.
Almost every household in the neighbourhood lost a relative. Shocked Cornishmen all over the world contributed money to help widows and orphans in the stricken villages.
"It takes a programme like this with its immediate truthful dialogue to remind you of just how far we have come in so short a time. And how things have improved." (Daily Mirror)
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley