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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "Daniel's Walk" by Ruth Craft
Presenters this week Chloe Ashcroft, Johnny Ball


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Daniel's Walk): Ruth Craft

: Closedown

: France: 3: The Accomplices of God

Five programmes about the changing society of modern France.

France used to be thought of as a peasant country, but now 160,000 workers leave the land every year. They leave behind them hundreds of dying communities - and modern-minded young farmers trying to turn agriculture into an efficient industry.
Introduced by John Ardagh


Presenter: John Ardagh
Director: Peter Jarvis
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The High Chaparral: A Matter of Survival

Victoria, Sam, and Pedro make a dangerous stop in the desert to rescue a baby boy left alive after an Indian massacre.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Sam: Don Collier
Casement: Barry Sullivan
Pedro: Roberto Contreras

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Drusilla Beyfus, Robin Ray and Geoffrey Wheeler, Barbara Blake, Jonathan Cecil
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Robin Ray
Team captain: Geoffrey Wheeler
Panellist: Barbara Blake
Panellist: Jonathan Cecil
Referee: Robert Robinson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Horizon: Mind the Machine

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

Patient: "My head aches"
Doctor: "Tell me more about your pains in general"
Patient: "My stomach bothers me, too"
Doctor: "Do you see any relationship between your head and your stomach pain?"
A fairly conventional start to a conversation between a patient and his doctor. In this case, though, the doctor was a computer.
Equally conventional was the start of a chess game in Boston, Mass., recently in which Benjamin Landy, a respected tournament player, was beaten by MacHack, another computer. Landy's game was described as 'a chess periodical-' and 'a disgrace to the human race.' Tonight we watch the return match - the outcome is again uncertain as both man and computer have improved.
Once, machines copied only man's physical activities - now they can mimic many of his mental processes. How long before they can design their own 'intelligent' programmes, how long before they become man's intellectual superior?
These questions, posed in tonight's Horizon, no longer have the hollow ring of fantasy. There may be many problems before any machine matches HAL in the film 2001, but so far, scientists can see no limitations to the growth of machine intelligence.


Narrator: Michael Flanders
Producer: Peter Jones
Editor: Peter Goodchild

: Randy Newman

in concert sings Randy Newman
(This Week's Sounds: page 15)


Singer: Randy Newman
Musical Director: John Cameron
Sound: Tony Millier
Lighting: Jim Richards
Design: Ian Rawnsley
Design: Robin Tarsnane
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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