A programme about current developments in science, industry, and commerce, and their relation to opportunities for careers.
Bill Costello, helped by on-the-spot recordings, shows how scientists and engineers are helping to produce more food to keep pace with the rise in both the world's population and its standard of living.
Devised and produced by Robert Gunnell
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The first of eight programmes in which historians and archaeologists build up a picture of the personalities, ideas, and achievements of the English people during the centuries before the Norman invasion
Speakers: Peter Hunter Blair, University Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Senior Tutor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge; G. N. Garmonsway, Professor of English Language, King's College, London; R. W. Southern, Fellow of Balliol College, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford; and D. M. Wilson, Department of British and Medieval Antiquities of the British Museum
Tonight's subject is King Alfred - the only English king to earn the name 'the Great' - and the times he lived in, when it was still an even chance that the Danes would conquer the whole island.
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