Useful Box Day
Today's story: 'The Moonrocket' by WILMA HORSBRUGH
Presenters this week
Diane Dorgan , Johnny Ball
6.35 Social Sciences 17: Social Stratification
Your rights and how to get them. Covenant to Repair
Presenter MICHAEL MOLYNEUX Reporter RUTH BRANDON
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD Directed by BRIGIT BARRY
with Peter Woods reporting Weather
A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed ' 'Kid' Curry, two of the roughest, toughest - nicest and kindest - outlaws who ever rode the West starringwith guest stars
Burl Ives , Cesar Romero The McCreedy Bust
Rich rancher Pat McCreedy pays Smith and Jones good money to carry out a particularly dangerous assignment and naturally our two young heroes are delighted with their hard-earned wealth. What they don'know is that Mr Mc Creedy is a great poker player and in a manner of speaking always has a card or two up his sleeve!
Match your musical wits against Eleanor Bron, Derek Hart, Robin Ray
Guest musician Lorin Maazel
Chairman Joseph Cooper
Produced by WALTER TODDS
Directed by DENIS MORIARTY
This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.
We are all quick to notice how we differ from each other, tall or short, fair or dark. But we seldom realise how much we are all alike. We expect to have five fingers on each hand, two ears and a nose in the middle.
But how does it happen? As we grow from a minute egg, a single cell, chemicals have to be made, cells have to be organised, and tissues laid down in exactly the right place at exactly the right time - and it happens again and again with such accuracy that we take it completely for granted - even with our children.
But obviously something must determine why eyes become eyes and fingers become fingers. It can'be chance.
It also happens in nature-what are the rules which govern the spreading of a chestnut tree? Why do the patterns on the feathers of a duck come back at each generation? The mystery once seemed insoluble, but now, suddenly, a small group of biologists are finding startlingly simple clues to the way living forms develop.
Supposing we can ultimately reveal the secret of growth and form, of normality. What next? We could have the power to tamper with the very nature of ourselves.
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Producers MICHAEL ANDREWS and FRANCIS GLADSTONE
Ben by ROY MINTON
John Gregson as Jack and Jeremy Burring as Ben
In the front room a party is in full swing. Jack, a merchant seaman in his late 40s, climbs the stairs, opens the door - and finds himself face to face with Ben, a 10-year-old boy....
Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT
Designer CHRISTINE RUSCOE
Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by COLIN CANT
sings Ray Stevens
Who is Ray Stevens ? That was the question Ray Stevens kept asking during his own show. He's a deceptively talented musician and writer of Everything is Beautiful, Ahab the Arab and Bridget the Midget.
Musical director JOHN CAMERON Vocal backing
THE BARBARA MOORE SINGERS Sound TONY MILLIER
Lighting RITCHIE RICHARDSON
Produced by STANLEY DORFMAN
with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY
Editor ROWAN AYERS