Useful Box Day
Today's story is ' The Bird with the Broken Wing ' (Trad) Presenters this week
Miranda Connell , Gordon Clyde
5: Because I don'accept to be nothing in the world
Why is it so important to have a united Europe and what kind of Europe should this be?
Introduced by MURRAY FORSYTH
Produced by HOWARD SMITH
with Peter Woods Weather
Spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870 Spokes
Spokes is the roughest, toughest town in the territory-and there are bound to be fireworks when Buck decides that it's just the place for a quiet holiday during Independence Day celebrations. But no one can foresee the ugliness of the situation that develops ...
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Muriel Pavlow , Terence Brady and Geoffrey Wheeler
Susan Stranks. Dave Allen Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN
Directed by PEGGY WALKER
Produced by T. LESLIE JACKSON (from Manchester)
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today
"You only need one greenfly to begin with because they don't indulge in sex. If one greenfly could reproduce at its potential for one year, at the end of it you'd have greenfly weighing 250 million tons." Dr Van Emden, Reading University
This is a measure of the problem that faces us in the insect war, their powers of reproduction are pitched against our insecticides. But today these insecticides are fast becoming redundant, not just because of their severe side effects, but simply because they are fast losing their effectiveness. More and more pests are becoming resistant.
So alternatives must be found, and tonight's Horizon looks at the efforts both here and abroad to discover and apply them. It's work in which the scientists themselves may seem to display a fiendish cunning as they experiment with techniques that range from subtly interfering with the pest's sex life to a bizarre use of tin foil to fool the ubiquitous aphid.
But one fact stands out. The pest problem is nowhere more complicated than in an ordinary British field.
sing Crosby, Stills and Nash
Sound TONY MILLIER
Lighting JOHN TREAYS
Design IAN RAWNSLEY , ANNA RIDLEY Produced by STANLEY DORFMAN
For God's sake let's keep on doubting. If we cannot keep the questions open, then I think we are lost ...
Albert Van Den Heuvel
Director, Department of Communication, World Council of Churches talking to ROY TREVIVIAN
Producer OLIVER HUNKIN
with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY