Story: A Day at Grandma's by JOYCE RUSHBY. Photographs by JAMES MATTHEWS-JOYCE
Presenters this week:
Sarah Long , Michael Scholes
The Commercial Union Masters 1974, from the Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Introduced by DAN MASKELL
Eight of the world's leading players - among them ILIE NAS-TASE, the winner for the past three years; JIMMY CONNORS , current Wimbledon champion; STAN SMITH and JOHN NEWCOMBE , past Wimbledon champions - qualify for this tournament of champions by topping the averages in the 1974 Grand Prix circuit.
Television presentation in association with Channel 7, Australia
with Robin Day. A topical interview with a well-known personality follows the News Summary. Preceded by Weather
Cricket at the Spout
For centuries the AINSLEY family has kept a pub at Spout House, Bilsdale, North Yorkshire. If love of cricket was never written into the conditions of the licence, perhaps it should have been, because cricket is as important as ale at the Spout, and always has been.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Producer DAVID BEAN , BBC Newcastle
Another episode from the film series set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, about a courageous, warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - seven children, their parents and grandparents.
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Gayle Hunnicutt , Peter Jay and Patrick Campbell
Suzanne Hall , Anthony Valentine Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Director MICHAEL GOODWIN Producer JOHNNY DOWNES
Wood is man's oldest material; it is also becoming one of the most expensive. Timber cost Britain Â£1,200-million last year; by the end of the century it could be twice as much. Already it is our third biggest import and prices have soared. Even a pencil costing 3Â½p four years ago, today costs double. Wood, after years of neglect, is needed again - desperately. But the forests of the world cannot cope.
Tonight's "Horizon" looks at what possibilities are left to us in Britain. Can we afford to be fussy about environment and landscape problems at a time like this? Should we be growing more or less timber at home? Can the enormous expertise of British Forestry help? Forestry is a long-term business; every tree needed in the year 2000 is already in the ground. Horizon asks if it is already too late to prevent a world timber crisis.
A season of new plays from Birmingham
The Festive Poacher by IAN TAYLOR
His Gran wants a car, his girl friend wants a ring. But it was Tommy who stole the turkeys, and he wants something quite different.
Script editor WILLIAM SMETHURST Designer GAVIN DAVIES Producer BARRY HANSON Director TARA PREM
Duncan Grant, who will be 90 next month, is not only an outstanding English painter but one of the rare survivors of the Bloomsbury set.
In this film, made at his Sussex home, he talks to QUENTIN BELL about his life and some of the people he has known.
Director CHRISTOPHER MASON
Peter Dorling ; Weather
FRANK WINDSOR reads
White Christmas by W. R. RODGERS