Useful Box Day Today's story is
' Where the Wild Things Are ' by MAURICE SENDAK
Presenters this week Carol Chell , Johnny Ball
Yolande Donlan , Dirk Bogarde
A young New York store assistant inherits a small European state, becomes a princess, and sets about putting the country's economy straight, in this light comedy film for a holiday afternoon.
Written and directed by VAL GUEST (Philip Jenkinson writes on page V)
Minister of Finance (Blacksmith):
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 and Weather
A young orphaned boy is determined to avenge his father's murder. To help him, Johnny Lancer reverts to his old life as Johnny Madrid - outlaw and gunman.
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today. A quarter of the coral of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dead, and in at least 13 Pacific islands it's dying. What is probably the greatest undersea plague in history is killing this wonder of nature.
The Crown of Thorns starfish used to live in harmonious balance with its surroundings but, over the last few years, it has exploded into herds that graze - and kill - the coral.
This film, made by both Australians and Americans on the Great Barrier Reef and the Pacific Islands, includes not only the story of the starfish but also quite extraordinarily beautiful film of the other creatures that will die if the coral goes.
Narrator DUDLEY FOSTER
Presented by MICK RHODES
A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes with Kiki Dee
Heathmore, Lois Lane
Mike Redway , Tom Saffery Andee Silver , Danny Street The Fine Tooth Combs
Musical director/arranger BILL SHEPHERD
Produced by JOHNNIE STEWART
This afternoon on BBC1 outside broadcast colour cameras followed the attempts of six men and one woman to assault Craig Gogarth - a 350-ft cliff rising l straight out of the sea on Holy Island, North Wales. By now it is hoped that they will have
% safely reached the top and CHRISTOPHER BRASHER looks back at the most difficult and dramatic sections of their climb.
Producers PHILIP S. GILBERT , ALAN CHIVERS
(Cover story: see pages 46-48)
Forty-four years ago some miners went to prison for wrecking a train. There were many acts of sabotage during the General Strike, but this was one that came within inches of disaster. Most people saw it as an act of irresponsible lunacy, but the surviving miners still think they were justified.
As one of them says: '... we had to do something similar to what we did do, for to let the people see what we were getting. I would say we were slaves, we were getting starvation wages.' With ROBERT HARBOTTLE, MR and MRS WILLIAM MUCKLE,
TOMMY ROBERTS , ARTHUR WILSON, DR T. SNOWDEN BLAIKLOCK, DR J. HOPE POOL
Produced by STEPHEN PEET
Directed by MICHAEL RABIGER
Dr T. Snowden