Today's story is "How Big is a Foot?" by Rolf Myller
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
Author (How Big is a Foot?):
Recurrent dilemmas: maximum security for a few, but what about the great bulk of prisoners? Can prison ever reform, or is it just a crude deterrent? Is 'part-time' imprisonment a solution?
Introduced by Michael Molyneux
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.
Johnny runs into trouble with a wild bunch when he goes to the aid of young Chad Buford and his sister Callie. But that is nothing to the trouble ahead: the Bufords are the last surviving members of a feuding family -sworn to seek out and kill every Lancer.
A series devised by and featuring the Music and Friends of Bobbie Gentry with Special guest Mason Williams
Singer/Series devised by:
The Barbara Moore
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
"We may be very much like the dinosaur shot in the hind brain. In other words, dead, but we don't know it yet." (Professor Paul Ehrlich)
In the once Golden State of California, oranges and lemons can no longer be satisfactorily grown within 100 miles of cities. Nearby, a million trees in a national forest have mysteriously died. In the Pacific breeding grounds of the giant seal the females have been inexplicably battering their young to death. All these incidents, the direct results of man's activity, are featured in this film. What do they signify?
To scientists like Professor Ehrlich these are not the inconvenient results of thoughtless, perhaps temporary pollution; they indicate the total, often irreversible destruction of the very biological systems on which we ourselves depend. But just how justified are their fears? Does the evidence really add up to so total a disruption of nature as they suggest?
Tonight's Horizon examines whether these are just isolated incidents or whether they link up into a warning system for the kind of disaster that scientists like Professor Ehrlich predict.
by Willis Hall
[Starring] Peter Sallis as Mr Lumley, Barbara Mitchell as Edith Henshaw, Jack Smethurst as Charles Henshaw, David Gwillim as Hartigan
Mr Lumley's dazzling sales-talk sometimes gets out of control...
A journey in the footsteps of St Paul with Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Alec Vidler.
with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley