Story: Cinderella Presenters
FRED HARRIS with CHRIS TRANCHELL
Pianist WILLIAM BLEZARD Designer GLORIA CLAYTON
Written and directed by NICK WILSON Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
6: Survival Under the Sun
The history of man's use of solar energy has been the slow story of a species groping towards a way of doing what green leaves have been doing effortlessly all along-making chemical fuel from sun-beams.
Sir George Porter concludes his series of Christmas lectures by suggesting a new direction for research. As well as better solar panels, why not better imitations of the leaf? He invites his young audience to look forward to a future when man can make not only electricity but chemical fuels, too, direct from solar energy.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGB
Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion. Including every Friday Westminster Report presented by David Holmes Newsreader Angela Rippon
Editor JOHN TISDALL
from The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Pompeii AD 79 is the main winter exhibition this year at the Royal Academy of Arts. It contains the most comprehensive collection of relics of Pompeii ever seen in this country. Most of the treasures come from the Museo Archeo logico Nazionale in Naples, but also included are exhibits from the Louvre in Paris, from the British Museum and other European sources. Introduced by Professor John Ward-Perkins (Academic Adviser to the Exhibition)
Sponsored by Imperial Tobacco Ltd in association with The Daily Telegraph Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN
Pay as You Own
Tax people on what they own as well as on What they earn. That's the idea of a Wealth Tax. But who wiill pay? And will the rich get away? John Roberts reports.
Editor PAUL ELLIS
The return of the BBC2 Internationial Snooker Championship for the Pot Black Trophy and first prize of £1,000.
This year's star line-up includes four former Pot Black Champions Ray Reardon , John Spencer Eddie Charlton (Australia) Graham Miles plus
Fred Davis , John Pulnian
Rex Williams , Dennis Taylor
Willie Thorne , Doug Mountjoy Perrie Mans (South Africa) Cliff Thorburn (Canada)
The draw for the series and tonight's game to be made by Rt Hon Denis Howell , mp, Minister of Sport.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMlGHAN
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham Book (same title) 65p, from bookshops
A Smile for the Crocodile
The crocodile is the world's largest living reptile and has a reputation for being the most dangerous. It is true certain species eat people, but now research is revealing the crocodile in a fresh light. It can slow its body functions to the point where the heart beats only four times a minute. It spends much time caring for its young, and recently the mother crocodile was observed to carry her young in her jaws.
Today, apart from the American alligator, all species of crocodile are in danger of extinction. If they are not shot for their hides, their habitat is destroyed for agricultural use. What are the chances of survival for this remarkable animal?
Narrator DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor JOHN STOTHART
Music composed by GEORGES DELERUE Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES
Producer CHRISTOPHER LA FONTAINE
The London International Boat Show from Earls Court Cliff Michelmore and Christopher Rainbow look at a selection from the 600 boats on display, visit the National Sailing Centre and the Cotswold Waterpark, and also look back on a year of Olympic success and transatlantic racing with Clare Francis
Written by Bob Fisher
Producer Peter Hylton Cleaver
JULIAN GLOVER reads Ulysses by ROBERT GRAVES