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Recurrent dilemmas: maximum security for a few, but what about the great bulk of prisoners? Can prison ever reform, or is it just a crude deterrent? Is 'part-time' imprisonment a solution?
Introduced by Michael Molyneux

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Molyneux
Director:
Bryn Brooks
Producer:
Tony Roberts

A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.

Johnny runs into trouble with a wild bunch when he goes to the aid of young Chad Buford and his sister Callie. But that is nothing to the trouble ahead: the Bufords are the last surviving members of a feuding family -sworn to seek out and kill every Lancer.

Contributors

Johnny:
James Stacy
Murdoch:
Andrew Duggan
Scott:
Wayne Maunder
Jelly:
Paul Brinegar
Teresa:
Elizabeth Baur
Chad:
John Beck
Callie:
Zina Bethune
Buck:
Mills Watson
on BBC Two England

A series devised by and featuring the Music and Friends of Bobbie Gentry with Special guest Mason Williams
Pan's People

(Colour)

Contributors

Singer/Series devised by:
Bobbie Gentry
Guitarist:
Mason Williams
Dancers:
Pan's People
Choreographer:
Flick Colby
Musical Director:
John Cameron
Singers:
The Barbara Moore Singers
Designer:
John Burrowes
Producer:
Stanley Dorfman

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

"We may be very much like the dinosaur shot in the hind brain. In other words, dead, but we don't know it yet." (Professor Paul Ehrlich)
In the once Golden State of California, oranges and lemons can no longer be satisfactorily grown within 100 miles of cities. Nearby, a million trees in a national forest have mysteriously died. In the Pacific breeding grounds of the giant seal the females have been inexplicably battering their young to death. All these incidents, the direct results of man's activity, are featured in this film. What do they signify?
To scientists like Professor Ehrlich these are not the inconvenient results of thoughtless, perhaps temporary pollution; they indicate the total, often irreversible destruction of the very biological systems on which we ourselves depend. But just how justified are their fears? Does the evidence really add up to so total a disruption of nature as they suggest?
Tonight's Horizon examines whether these are just isolated incidents or whether they link up into a warning system for the kind of disaster that scientists like Professor Ehrlich predict.

(Colour)

Contributors

Participant:
Professor Paul Ehrlich
Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Editor:
Peter Goodchild
Producer:
Michael Barnes

by Willis Hall
[Starring] Peter Sallis as Mr Lumley, Barbara Mitchell as Edith Henshaw, Jack Smethurst as Charles Henshaw, David Gwillim as Hartigan

Mr Lumley's dazzling sales-talk sometimes gets out of control...
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer:
Willis Hall
Script Editor:
Tim Aspinall
Designer:
Richard Morris
Producer:
Anne Head
Director:
Gilchrist Calder
Lumley:
Peter Sallis
Edith Henshaw:
Barbara Mitchell
Charles Henshaw:
Jack Smethurst
Hartigan:
David Gwillim

BBC Two England

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