Today's story is "When Little Red Hen baked some Bread" (traditional)
Presenters Chloe Ashcroft, Johnny Ball
Pianist, Harry Hayward
Some animals spend most of their lives in one small place. As DR DAVID BELLAMY continues his exploration of the North Sea, he looks for the reasons behind their success. The close-up lens reveals some tiny worlds that will surprise even the experts.
Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY Natural history film from
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg)
with Peter Woods Weather
A Television Literary Quiz
... All day yesterday I was working, as hard as a navvy, on six lines of a poem. I finished them but had in the tabour of them, picked and cleaned them so much that nothing but their barbaric sounds remained. Or if I did write a line ' My dead upon the orbit of a rose,' I saw ' dead ' did not mean 'dead,' 'orbit,' not 'orbit,' and 'rose ' most certainly not 'rose.' Even 'upon' was a syllable too many, lengthened for the inhibited reason of rhythm. My lines, all my lines, are of the tenth intensity. They are not the words that express what I want to express; they are the only words I can find that come near to expressing a half. And that's no good. I am a freak user of words, not a poet. That's really the truth. No self-pity there. A freak user of words, not a poet. Who wrote it? Do you like it? Alan Brien asks
Michael Frayn , Richard King
Mary McCarthy , Stephen Spender for their opinions and reactions to this and other quotations. Reader PETER EYRE
Devised by BRIGID BROPHY Directed by PEGGY WALKER
Produced by JULIAN JEBB
Tonight Europa goes Latin American again for its second programme on this turbulent continent with its 230-million people, two-thirds of whom live under military regimes of one sort or another.
Brazil's ' death squads,' Venezuela's honky-tonk diamond rush towns, Bolivia's treatment of her star prisoner, the revolutionary Regis Debray - all these are stories which are included in the series. Stories which have all been shown on the screens of European television over the last few months.
Introduced by DEREK HART
Producer ANTHONY CHIVERS
A King in the Country featuring
George Hamilton IV with The Hillside rs and guests Salena Jones
Brian Golbey , Brian Brocklehurst Introduced by DAVID ALLAN from the Nashville Rooms, London
Producer PHILIP LEWIS
The first of six plays by Arden Winch
With Clive Swift as Inspector Waugh
(Nicholas Selby is a member of RSC)
(Cover story on page 13)
Tristan de Vere
The Knot Garden
Sir Michael Tippett 's new opera The Knot Garden opens at Covent Garden this week. Set in contemporary Britain and dealing with many themes including racial relations, it is the first production on which resident producer Peter Hall and conductor Colin Davis have worked together. Review follows the opera from its rehearsals to the Covent Garden stage. Tippett describes how he conceived the opera and Hall and Davis how they view it, and also how they hope to dismantle
Covent Garden's opulent image in the hope of attracting new and younger audiences.
Directed by MICHAEL MACINTYRE
(The Knot Garden direct from Covent Garden tomorrow Radio 3, 7.30 pm)
There are 2,500 extras in the London area alone. Review takes a young girl, an old woman and a middle-aged man, and looks at the film industry through their eyes.
Directed by SHELDON LARRY
Producers PETER ADAM , TONY STAVEACRE Editor JAMES MOSSMAN
Tony Bilbow looks back over the week with William Rushton, James Cameron and other people