Useful Box Day
Today: 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' (traditional)
Presenters this week
Carol Chell , Johnnie Ball
7: Cautioning, Trial and Sentence Introduced by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Directed by BRYN BROOKS
Produced by tony ROBERTS
with Peter Woods Weather
A Man to Match the Land
Will Big John risk causing an Indian War-or lose the High Chaparral? That is the hairline decision facing him when horses that must be sold to save the ranch are driven by a terrible rainstorm high into forbidden Apache territory.
A series devised by and featuring the Music and Friends of Bobbie Gentry with special guests. Elton John
Sue and Sunny, Pan's People
Choreography by FLICK COLBY
Musical director JOHN CAMERON
Vocal backing THE BARBARA MOORE SINGERS Design JOHN BURROWES , ROBIN TARSNANE Produced by STANLEY DORFMAN (This Week's Sounds: page 11)
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
Kuru is a disease which affects only one small tribe in the remote highlands of New Guinea. It starts with a slight trembling of the hands and finally leaves the victim a helpless shaking jelly unable to control any movement - unable to live. Not surprisingly ' Kuru ' means ' to tremble with fear.'
What makes it not only more bizarre but also more fascinating to a scientist like Professor E. J. Field of Newcastle, who went to New Guinea to study it, is its link with cannibalism. It's been suggested that to contract Kuru you have to eat someone who has died of the disease. For Professor Field it is this seemingly irrelevant information that makes Kuru more than an isolated curiosity. It helps link it with multiple sclerosis, with the mental disorder schizophrenia, even with the process of ageing, in a new group of diseases all thought to be caused by slow acting viruses.
Tonight's programme plots the development of an intriguing new theory which could be opening up a new field of medicine. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Producer SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES
by HUGO CHARTERIS with Charles Gray as Bertrand Asquith Peter Barkworth as Tom Harris
'This is Bertrand Asquith. We once met at the White House. I'm not here for very long but while I am I'd like to take the chance of hearing your views of the situation.' Columnist Bertrand Asquith is a living legend who uses his connections and influence to get the truth of a story...
Script editor TIM ASPINALL Designer BARRY NEWBERY Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by RODNEY BENNETT
(Charles Gray is in 'The Philanthropist' at the May Fair Theatre, London)
Kim Lam Tut:
A journey in the footsteps of St Paul with Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Alec Vidler 3: The Evangelist
Produced by PETER CHAFER
with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN
TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY
Editor ROWAN AYERS