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The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


John Timpson
Peter Woods

Horizon - Man and science today

Swarms of locusts are on the move. From India to West Africa and from the Mediterranean to Tanzania there is a real threat of plague.

The desert locust has been in recession for several years, but for some two years now it has been breeding quietly, unseen, in the vastness of the Empty Quarter in Southern Arabia, in the southern Sahara, and along the shores of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Huge swarms appeared last spring and summer and by the autumn the experts were prophesying the worst plague for many years-a plague that could threaten one-fifth of the land surface of the world and threaten the food supplies of millions of people. In spite of technical advances in insect control there is a danger that it is already too late to prevent major damage being done by the locust across vast areas of the world.
A Horizon unit spent several weeks filming at the 'storm-centre' of the plague in Ethiopia.
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Narrated and produced by:
Anthony Isaacs
R. W. Reid

from the Aldeburgh Festival Concert Hall
A weekly series featuring some of the world's top jazz artists in concert

Tonight: A second programme by The Oscar Peterson Trio
featuring Sam Jones on bass, Bob Durham on drums
Introduced by Benny Green
(The Oscar Peterson Trio appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Benny Green
Pianist (The Oscar Peterson Trio):
Oscar Peterson
Bassist (The Oscar Peterson Trio):
Sam Jones
Drummer (The Oscar Peterson Trio):
Bob Durham
Don Horne
Terry Henebery

Bronowski on the man and his legacy to science
"Tell me if anything ever was done"

From Vinci, Florence, and the Tuscan gorge which is said to be the sinister background of the Mona Lisa, Dr. J. Bronowski tries to find the man behind the legend. Was Leonardo right to think that he had done nothing, or did he fulfil the early passion which made him say: "I wish to work miracles..."
Written by Dr. J. Bronowski



Dr. Jacob Bronowski
Produced and directed by:
Adrian Malone
The voice of Leonardo:
Colin Blakely

Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, Graham Turner, John Tusa



Brian Widlake
Graham Turner
John Tusa
Associate Producer:
Udi Eichler
Michael Bunce

by Anne Bronte
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Christopher Fry
Starring Janet Munro

Huntingdon has brought Miss Myers to Grassdale; at this, Helen has left him and gone with her son Arthur to Wildfell Hall, her brother's house.
(Shown on Saturday)


Anne Bronte
Dramatised by:
Christopher Fry
David Conroy
Peter Sasdy
Janet Munro

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests



Michael Dean
Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow
Brian King
Sheridan Morley
Rowan Ayers

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

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