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Newcomer Chad finds that he is just not cut out for the rough, tough life at Lancer. But he makes friends with an eccentric old inventor and is fired with enthusiasm for a dream they both believe will become reality - a machine in which man can fly.

Contributors

Johnny:
James Stacy
Murdoch:
Andrew Duggan
Scott:
Wayne Maunder
Jelly:
Paul Brinegar
Chad:
John Beck
Otto Mueller:
Harold Gould
Buck Fanning:
Richard X. Slattery

Tonight in this quiz you can match your musical wits against Joyce Grenfell, Bernard Levin, Robin Ray
Chairman Joseph Cooper

Contributors

Panellist:
Joyce Grenfell
Panellist:
Bernard Levin
Panellist:
Robin Ray
Guest musician:
Donald Swann
Chairman:
Joseph Cooper
Producer:
Walter Todds
Director:
Denis Moriarty

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

Counting caterpillars on five oak trees for 20 years; walking a thousand miles around weasel traps; weighing shrews at 11 o'clock at night in December: all are part of the normal habits of the zoologists of Wytham Wood.
The wood is 1,000 beautiful undisturbed acres, largely oaks and beeches, on a hill above the Thames near Oxford. It's probably the most studied and best understood wood in the world. The people who work there are trying to unravel the web of controls and checks that keep all the 4,000 different kinds of creature in the wood in balance.
The Wood was filmed between February 1970 and February 1971, and so takes you round with these people for a year, a short time in studies that may take 20 or even 50 years to finish.
Introduced by Dr Malcolm Coe.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Dr Malcolm Coe
Editor:
Peter Goodchild
Producer:
Mick Rhodes

by David McGibbon

A young man's agonising choice: whether to support his family or stay faithful to his ideals. This is Northern Ireland - now.

Contributors

Writer:
David McGibbon
Script Editor:
Tim Aspinall
Designer:
Roger Murray-Leach
Producer:
Anne Head
Director:
Vere Lorrimer
Teresa:
Jean Moran
Danny:
Sean Barrett
Granny:
Gertrude Russell
Tommy:
Barry Keegan
Ruby:
Kerry Marsh
Matt:
Harry Towb

'The last programme in the series shows the Victorian age going on into our century; churches, smaller houses for artistic people of moderate means and the luxury of hotels and living that went on right until 1914.'
In the fourth and last programme Sir John Betjeman looks at the work of Ninian Comper, Edwin Lutyens and Arthur J. Davis.

"John Betjeman has taught a whole generation to look at their surroundings with fresh eyes, enabling them to recognise that buildings like St Pancras Station have a kind of poetry." (Daily Mirror)

Contributors

Presenter:
Sir John Betjeman
Producer:
Margaret McCall
Director:
David Cheshire

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