Story: The Barber who thought he could sing by JEAN WATSON
Guest storyteller George Chisholm Presenters
MIRANDA CONNELL , RICK JONES
A new film series about animal behaviour and survival.
7: The Riddle of the Rook
The rook is a bird that everyone knows, but knows almost nothing about. For example, how do these mysterious birds control their own numbers with such efficiency? Year after year some farmers kill every young rook on their land, only to find that come winter the rook population has doubled. This is a riddle that scientists are still trying to solve.
Director and narrator
PROFESSOR NIKO TINBERGEN
Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)
How do other Europeans look at us, the world, themselves? How do they interpret the issues and film the events? Television reports from West and East Europe reveal what concerns and interests our Continental neighbours.
Introduced by DEREK HART
Producer MARYSE ADDISON
by GUY DE MAUPASSANT: dramatised in five parts by ROBERT MULLER
Georges has survived his duel with a rival journalist.
3: Madeleine Producer
MARTIN LISEMORE Director JOHN DAVIES
ESTHER RANTZEN talks to Sir Neville Cardus
SIR NEVILLE CARDUS , knighted for his services to cricket and music, is still, at the age of 83, a hard-working critic for The Guardian.
Director SHIRLEY FISHER
The Making of a Natural History Film
SFTA Award: Best Factual Programme for 1972
Two years ago Horizon asked some Natural History film makers to make a film and then, in the intervening years, filmed how they did it.
How, for example, do you get cameras inside birds' nests that are in dark holes in trees, or into the bottom of an insect-eating pitcher plant to film the plant's-eye view of its dinner? How do you arrange for a pike to catch a stickleback successfully in full view of the camera and lights?
And how do you cope with film of a stickleback's egg where you need a magnification so great that the vibrations from a passing lorry wreck the shot?
All this you can see ... plus the film they were making. It's probably the most detailed ever made of the life of the stickleback. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor TED WALTER
Specialist photography by Oxford Scientific Films Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Producer mick RHODES
The dynamic Havens strums his way through ' High flying bird,' Graham Nash 's ' Teach the children ' and Paul Simon 's ' Old Friends.'
Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer STANLEY DORFMAN
by David Rudkin
The spoilt village of Wellesham; a corrupt road plan, an inevitable tragedy; a young mother acquires a deadly awareness of the inaccessible process of officialdom.
"A haunting and masterly composed little play" (Peter Black, Daily Mail)
Moore, a teacher:
Shakespeare, a councillor:
with David Tindall; Weather
Barry Hines, author of "Kes" and this week's "Play for Today, Speech Day", discusses his play with pupils, members of staff and the Headmaster of Ecclesfield Comprehensive School, near Sheffield, where he was once a pupil.