Today's story is "Pick a Picture"
Presenters this week Diane Dorgan, Johnny Ball
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
To a cattleman nothing constitutes a more dangerous threat to survival than sheep. And when Johnny allows a young sheepherder to graze his flock on Lancer land there is trouble with a vengeance.
Tonight in this quiz you can match your musical wits against Prunella Scales, Richard Baker, Robin Ray
Chairman Joseph Cooper
(Radio Times People: page 5)
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.
Which causes most accidents:
I: The Car? II: The Road? III: The Driver?
When the question is put in this form most people suspect - correctly - that the scientist is about to tell them that people themselves are the weakest link in the road system. If, as we are told, the driver is wholly or partly responsible for 85 per cent of accidents, are we spending too much on road and car improvement and not enough on trying to change driving behaviour? Or is the only answer the "airbag" - a cushion which inflates automatically in a collision and which is to be fitted to all new cars sold in America after 1 July 1973?
Tonight's report on car safety shows research where the cost of every measure proposed must be coldly set against the calculated cost of the lives it could save, and where the first aim must be to reduce the severity of the accidents which cause 100,000 deaths and serious injuries in Britain every year to the level of what Dr Murray MacKay of Birmingham University's Road Accident Research Unit calls "a pretty nice sort of accident to have" - one in which the car itself may be a write-off but the driver's life and future health are preserved.
by Ian Curteis
[Starring] Ann Bell as Gil, Derek Smith as Michael, Julian Curry as Dr Tim Izzard, Margery Withers as Michael's mother
Gillian and her husband Michael rig up a baby alarm in their new house to keep in contact with Michael's bedridden mother upstairs. But it seems to warn them of larger events than those connected with the fate of one old woman...
(Derek Smith is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Dr Tim Izzard:
'In the 1850s English architects tried to find a style that would go with steam and glass and cast iron and they chose Gothic. In 1850 Gothic was the equivalent of what was "contemporary" in 1950.'
In the second of four programmes Sir John Betjeman looks at the work of William Butterfield, G.E. Street and Gilbert Scott
"I like to see a man defend his favourites with infectious zest... I should say that Sir John expresses innocence more eloquently, more joyously, than any performer we know." (Sunday Times)
"...one grows cataracts with familiarity and I am happy to be escorted by John Betjeman in this series on Victorian architects and Victorian architecture" (The Guardian)
with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley