6.50 Woyzeck. 7.30 Structured Interview.
Story: Tearaway Bob by ELIZABETH DUNKIN photographs by JAMES MATHEWS-JOYCE Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Don Spencer
Book, Play School Ready to Play, 11.50, from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette ZCM 332); Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, cassette mrmc 004), from record shops
The Vanderhof family is happy-go-lucky - and more than a little eccentric! Only Alice, working as a secretary, has a steady job - complicated by the fact that she loves her boss, Tony Kirby. When the fun-loving Vanderhofs and the stuffy Kirby family meet for dinner, serious problems arise. Especially when everyone is arrested on suspicion of anarchy ...
Screenplay by ROBERT RISKIN from the play by GEORGE s. KAUFMAN and MOSS HART
Produced and directed by FRANK CAPRA . Films: page 10
Anthony P Kirby:
A motor racing special from the starting grid to the chequered flag. featuring Paul Newman with Kirk Douglas , James Garner Lome Greene , Glenn Ford Stephen Boyd , Dino Martin Guest drivers include
Mario Andretti , Jacky Stewart Stirling Moss , John Surtees and Jack Brabham. Music by WILSON PICKETT , JAMES TAYLOR NEIL YOUNG, ARLO GUTHRIE and KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION
Executive producer BURT ROSEN
A colour film with black and white sequences
Ann Sheridan , Sterling Hayden
This afternoon's double bill is completed by the work of another great Hollywood director Douglas Sirk. This is the story of Vermilion O'Toole - perhaps a distant relative of Scarlett O'Hara. It tells of her life in 1870 when she flees to Northern logging country, of the preacher she meets and the three children who ' tame ' her. This enchanting and colourful romantic comedy stars Ann Sheridan at her vivacious best.
Screenplay by RICHARD MORRIS Produced bv Ross HUNTER
Directed by DOUGLAS SIRK . Films: page 10
The third of ten programmes in which Arthur Negus revisits places for which he has a special affection. This week, with Hermione Waterfield, he goes to Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, to look at miniatures from the famous Berkeley Collection; and to see the suite of gilt furniture embroidered in petit point 200 years ago by Elizabeth Drax. wife of the fourth Earl of Berkeley.
Lighting JACK BELASCO Director ROY CHAPMAN Producer JOHN DOBSON
Series producer robin DRAKE BBC Bristol
A prank by nigel calder
' I'm coming, earthlings, and in the darkness of the night I'll frighten the life out of some of you while the rest, straining their eyes, cry out " Look. There. It's Halley's Comet! " '
Halley's Comet is approaching earth again, and so is the ghost of Halley himself. For his punishment after death. Halley has been condemned to ride with the comet which bears his name, first freezing in outer darkness and then frying near the sun. as they orbit together around the solar system. The comet has managed to conceal his true nature from mankind for centuries. He revels in the superstition and bloodshed which always accompany his visits. The last person he wants to be saddled with is an eager scientist out to uncover his deepest secrets. Halley is confident that science has the upper hand in the 1980s. But have the astronomers really found out what comets are? And could they be devising a fearful fate for the comet this time round?
Film editor Roger davies Visual effects mat irvini:
Electronic effects Gf:OFF thonger
Music by MALCOLM CLARKE , BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Graphics BOB blaoden
Producer martin FREETH
Book (same titld, ES.75, from bookshops
the ghost of Edmond Halley:
he Voice of the Comet:
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Nine programmes on gardening presented by Alan Hibbert 5: Growing Concerns
All seeds have a top and a bottom. Yet no matter which way up we plant them, roots always grow down and shoots up. How does the seed always get it right?
Film editor hugii TASMAN
Produced by bryn brooks . RON bloomfield Book (same title), £9.50, from bookshops
featuring Prunella Scales
For 68 years - from the age of 13 until her death in 1901 - Queen Victoria kept a personal journal. In this programme, filmed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, PRUNELLA SCALES presents a selection from the journal, portraying the thoughts and feelings of the Queen in different phases of her life -the solitary child at Kensington Palace; the young Queen; devoted wife and mother of nine; student of politics; and Empress of India.
A selection of music, about which Victoria cared deeply, is performed by Ian Partridge (tenor) and Richard Burnett (piano)
Compiled by katrina HENDREY Sound BOB ROBERTS
Film cameramen COLIN WALDECK , mikb southon, MARTIN PATMORE. Film editors PAM BOSWORTH. ROBERT MARSHALL Producer DAVID HEYCOCK Woddis On ...: page 77
A seven-part series tracing the origins of our species presented by Richard Leakey 4:Beyond Africa
What happened to our ancestors as they moved into the colder regions of Europe and Asia some 11 million years ago? At the famous site of Choukoutien in China, RICHARD lf.akky traces the story of Peking Man; how did these people learn to harness fire -and were they cannibals? What kind of people constructed the earliest-known building in Europe on a beach in Nice half a million years ago? As he explores the increasing intelligence of our ancestors, Richard Leakey meets a group of remarkable ' talking chimps ', and with their help looks at the origins of one of our unique characteristics - how and why did we first begin to speak?
Film cameraman ALEC CURTIS
Film editor CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY Film recordist rooney bond Research JANE callander
Producer PETER spry-levertom Series producer GRAHAM MASSEY
(This series is revicioed in Kaleidoscope on Radio 4 tomorrow at 9.30 pm)
(An edited version is printed weekly in THE LISTENER)
A series of eight personal accounts describing experiences which have changed people's lives. 5:Please God
When Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien 's wife recovered from a serious car accident, his reaction was to thank God. It was a spontaneous and genuine prayer, but. for a man who had found prayer meaningless all his life, it raised questions about his own beliefs which he is still struggling to work out.
Director FAY DICKEY
Producer JOHN WILCOX
Dr Conor Cruise
The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship from Ganton
PETER ALLISS with highlights of the final round.
News, too. of the latest position in the Ryder Cup qualifying table.