Useful Box Day Today's story is
' Desmond the Dinosaur ' by ALTHEA
Presenters this week
Miranda Connell. Colin Jeavons
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad Weather
Dream of Falcons
Newcomer Chad finds that he is just not cut out for the rough, tough life at Lancer. But he makes friends with an eccentric old inventor and is fired with enthusiasm for a dream they both believe will become reality - a machine in which man can fly.
Tonight in this quiz you can match your musical wits against Joyce Grenfell
Bernard Levin , Robin Ray
Guest musician Donald Swann Chairman Joseph Cooper
Produced by WALTER TODDS
Directed by DENIS MORIARTY
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.
Counting caterpillars on five oak trees for 20 years; walking a thousand miles around weasel traps; weighing shrews at 11 o'clock at night in December: all are part of the normal habits of the zoologists of Wytham Wood.
The wood is 1,000 beautiful undisturbed acres, largely oaks and beeches, on a hill above the Thames near Oxford. It's probably the most studied and best understood wood in the world. The people who work there are trying to unravel the web of controls and checks that keep all the 4,000 different kinds of creature in the wood in balance.
The Wood was filmed between February 1970 and February
1971, and so takes you round with these people for a year, a short time in studies that may take 20 or even 50 years to finish.
Introduced by DR MALCOLM COE
Editor PETER GOODCHILD Producer MICK RHODES
by DAVID MCGIBBON
A young man's agonising choice: whether to support his family or stay faithful to his ideals. This is Northern Ireland - now.
Script editor TIM ASPINALL
Designer ROGER MURRAY-LEACH Producer ANNE HEAD
Directed by VERE LORRIMER
'The last programme in the series shows the Victorian age going on into our century; churches, smaller houses for artistic people of moderate means and the luxury of hotels and living that went on right until 1914.'
In the fourth and last programme Sir John Betjeman looks at the work of Ninian Comper, Edwin Lutyens and Arthur J. Davis.
"John Betjeman has taught a whole generation to look at their surroundings with fresh eyes, enabling them to recognise that buildings like St Pancras Station have a kind of poetry." (Daily Mirror)
with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY
Editor ROWAN AYERS