Weather MICHAEL FISH
With BOB LANGLEY, DONNY MACLEOD DAVID SEYMOUR , MARIAN FOSTER and JAN LEEMING including Farm Your Garden
A cartoon from Czechoslovakia
The 95th Varsity Match Oxford University v
Cambridge has dominated this annual occasion in recent years by winning the past four matches. Their attractive style of open play utilising fast skilful backs must make them favourites to tie the series this afternoon at 41 wins each.
Commentator at Twickenham
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR
A programme for children under 5 Presenters
CHLOE ASHCROFT, DEREK GRIFFITHS
with HANNAH GORDON The Snow Kitten by NINA WARNER HOOKE
Today: Miss Coker's Tragedy
A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
With stories about animals-in the wild, in the zoo, or at home.
Producer GEORGE INGER. BBC Bristol
Grapefinger with Grape Ape and Beagley Beagley and Bailey's Comets in South American Slip-Up
by OLIVER POSTGATE Dai and the Donkey
with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman
Britain's nightly mirror to the face of Britain.
Co-ordinated this week by MICHAEL BARRATT , FRANK BOUGH
DILYS MORGAN , VALERIE SINGLETON and BOB WELLINGS
Edttor JOHN GAU
starring Donny and Marie who are joined this week by Hal Linden
Karen Valentine The Ice Vanities and Jimmy Osmond
Created and produced by SID and MARTY KROFFT
Director ART FISHER
Another episode from the series starring Ben Murphy as special agent Sam Casey who is here one minute-and gone the next. with Katherine Crawford as Dr Abigail Lawrence and William Sylvester as Leonard Driscoll
with Magnus Magnusson at the University of Durham. Contestants ALAN BRUFORD , archivist
Life and works of Handel MARY KEAN , housewife
Life and works of Tolstoy JOHN SYKES , lexicographer Physics
AMANDA HILL, postal officer British Saints
Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT
with Kenneth Kendall Weather
A series of three documentary programmes looking at recent research into life before birth, and its consequences.
1: The Genetic Chance
Prince Alexei, heir to the Russian throne, suffered from an incurable disease of the blood, haemophilia. By an unlucky chance he inherited the disease, as did some other male members of the family, from his great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Today it is possible to determine the sex of a child before birth and offer parents an abortion of a male foetus. But the choice is not an easy one. A woman, desperate to avoid giving birth to a child suffering from a cruel disease, knows that there is an evens chance of her son being normal. Would the Royal Family as we know it exist at all if selective abortion had been available in Victorian times? Robert Reid examines the dilemma which the quirk of genetic chance posed for three generations of a London family.
Research assistant DAVID WOODNUTT Film editor ANGUS NEWTON Producer ROBERT REID
Book (same title), £5.00, from bookshops early next year. The first of three articles linked to this programme appears in The Listener this week. Preview: page 19
JOHN TIMPSON and DENIS TUOHY look at some of the people and topics that provoke, entertain, worry or amuse us.
MELVYN BRAGG looks at a subject of current interest in the arts world.
Including News Headlines
Aspects of Delinquency
A series of ten programmes Introduced by LAURIE TAYLOR
Professor of Sociology,
University of York.
8: ' I've got my Borstal ... '
' The " get tough with delinquents " school insist that Detention Centres and Borstals are places for punishment, antidotes to all the soft talk about care and protection and treating the offender in the community. But what goes on in the 18 Detention Centres and 23 Borstals in Britain? Are they really juvenile prisons - warehouses for offenders like their adult equivalents? Or are they genuinely engaged in reform, treatment, rehabilitation? And how successful are they at stopping delinquency? ...'
Producer GORDON CROTON
Book (same title), 85p, from bookshop*