Story: The Lonely Dragon by SARAH O'MAHONY
Illustrated by RAY MUTIMER Presenters this week
Chloe Ashcroft , Don Spencer
Workers on the Board and all that
The Last Squire of Erddig
Until last summer seven Yorkes had been squires of Erddig. Each had added to a unique collection of treasures, begun in the 17th century when the house was built near Wrexham in North Wales. But for seven years the present PHILIP YORKE has lived there alone and struggled to prevent the house from collapsing. Had it collapsed, a legend would have vanished with it. In this film he describes the legend and tells how his lifelong dream is soon to be fulfilled.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Director DAVID HEYCOCK
A film series set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression of the early 30s.
A six-year-old deaf girl is abandoned on the Waltons' doorstep. With loving care they teach her to ' talk' with sign language. But their kindness to the foundling causes a family crisis.
Based on Earl Hamner jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain
Derek Nimmo takes another theme that reflects our contemporary way of life and with the aid of his guests explores its effects.
Script SPIKE MULLINS
Designer STEVE BROWNSEY
Producer VERNON LAWRENCE
(Derek Nimmo is in ' Why Not Stay for Breakfast? ' at the Apollo Theatre. London)
What a Waste!
Each year everyone in Britain dumps 140 bottles and 200 metal cans. Each family discards half a ton of paper. The average family throws away JElOO-worth of packaging a year. By re-cycling the rubbish instead of burning or burying it we could save millions of pounds and preserve raw materials. We have the technical know-how but apparently not the inclination.
The result in the past few months has been newspapers running out of newsprint, empty supermarket shelves, no packaging, no bottles. With energy becoming more expensive can we afford to dump seven billion bottles a year when it has cost three kilowatt hours of electrical energy to make each bottle? Simply by throwing away so many bottles, in effect we're dumping the energy equivalent of three million tons of coal a year.
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producers DAVID paierson and MICHAEL ANDREWS
Our effluent society: page 5