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: Science Survey: Watching Migration by Radar

by David Lack, F.R.S., Director of the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Oxford.

An entirely new picture of bird migration is presented by Dr. Lack. With the aid of R.A.F. early warning radar he has more or less turned the North Sea into a bird-watching laboratory, and as a result presents an account of bird movement in far greater detail than was possible before. With the latest equipment it is possible to 'watch' migrating birds in flight across the sea. In this talk he speaks of their precise path and what controls it, and the confusion that results when they lose sight of the stars due to fog, cloud, and so on.
(BBC recording)
Repeated on Saturday at 9.10 (Home)


Speaker: David Lack

: In Your Garden

Introduced by Roy Hay.
Bernard Moreton, an advisory entomologist of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, talks about some of the insects that are beneficial to gardeners.
Eric Dovaston describes some of the plants that will grow successfully in shady borders.


Presenter: Roy Hay
Speaker: Bernard Moreton
Speaker: Eric Dovaston

: Motoring and the Motorist

Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley.

Show Report: Some aspects of the Motor Show discussed by Joseph Lowry, joint Technical Editor of The Motor; Laurence Cade, motoring correspondent of The Star; Peter Warwick, Editor of Modern Caravan: and Mary Vernon, who puts the woman's point of view.

Why go to Earls Court?: Robert Reid interviews some of the visitors to the show to find out why they are there.

The Lawyer: Offences committed by passengers.

The week's motoring news, and other items of topical interest


Arranged and introduced by: Bill Hartley
Panellist (Show Report): Joseph Lowry
Panellist (Show Report): Laurence Cade
Panellist (Show Report): Peter Warwick
Panellist (Show Report): Mary Vernon
Editor: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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