Story: Henny Penny (traditional) Guest storyteller Elisabeth Welch Presenters
MIGUEL VILA, TONI ARTHUR
Vale of Clwyd 1973
The Chairing Ceremony
The ancient and colourful ceremony of Chairing the successful bard on the stage of the National Eisteddfod is described by ALUN WILLIAMS
Television presentation by Richard LEWIS (This event is being televised simultaneously on BBC Wales with commentary in Welsh by R. Alun Evans )
First day: coverage up to the close of play direct from Edgbaston
The Land of the Golden Fleece
' I want to convey my affection for the vastness and variety of the architecture and buildings and scenery of Australia, and how on earth am I going to do it? '
In the autumn of 1971 Sir John Betjeman visited Australia. There it was spring. With his poet's eye he brought back his vision of Eastern Australia condensed into four programmes.
Tonight, in the first of the series, he looks at two of the great sources of Australian wealth - gold and wool - and the art and architecture which they produced.
Film editor CLAIRE DOUGLAS
Producer MARGARET MCCALL
A six-part documentary series
4: The Public-speaking Consultant A young man is sent by his employers to seek the advice of a firm of public-speaking consultants. In a three-day crash course the consultants endeavour to transform the young man: their aim is to turn a hesitant and lacklustre performer into a fluent and exciting communicator.
Film editor DON FAIRSERVICE
Written and produced by ROGER MILL Director REX BLOOMSTEIN
by F. TENNYSON JESSE: dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN
3: Into Julia's loveless marriage enters Leo, seven years her junior, on whom she can project the image of a romantic love.
Music arranged and played by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Script editor LENNOX PHILLIPS Designer PAUL ALLEN Producer REX TUCKER
Director RAYMOND MENMUIR
Does Science ignore the evidence of Religious Experience?
Sir Alister Hardy , a distinguished biologist, believes that it does. After a life's work devoted to documenting natural history, he is now making a survey of religious experiences which he hopes will show there is more to our lives than the actions of physics and chemistry. He believes that religion is an essential factor in our survival.
A film showing his work and the strange experiences of his subjects, from faith-healing to meditation, is followed by a discussion in which Sir Alister Hardy argues with Professor John Taylor , Professor D. M. MacKay and Rev Stephen Sykes , Dean of St John's College, Cambridge, as to whether a scientific examination of religion can in fact be made.
Narrator clive SWIFT
Studio director BRIAN JOHNSON
The FRS who puts religion under his microscope: pages 8-9
by MAGGIE WADEY
Four friends make up an amateur string quartet, but there is more between them than the music.
Designer DEREK DODD Producer ANN scott
Director TIMOTHY ASPINALL
In the last programme of this series about the writer's world, Michael Frayn visits Shandy Hall, the country rectory near York where Sterne wrote one of the funniest of all English novels.
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY Director DENNIS MARKS
with John Edmunds ; Weather