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: Racing from Cheltenham

2.5 Wills Premier Steeple Chase (Qualifier) (2im) with £1,500 added to a sweepstakes

2.40 Lansdown Four-year-olds Hurdle (2m and about 200yds) A plate of 1900 3.10 Cheltenham Steeple Chase Stakes (Handicap) (3m, 1f and a few yards) with £1,000 added to a sweepstakes

3.40 Cowley Novices' Hurdle (3m and a few yards) A plate of E500.


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: John Hanmer
Reporter: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Poets on Poetry

Seamus Heaney talking to Patrick Garland.


Contributor: Seamus Heaney
Contributor: Patrick Garland
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Closedown

: Newsday

with Robin Day brings you the day's News Summary and an interview with a prominent personality behind the headlines. Preceded by Weather

: Wilderness

with Anthony Smith
Himalayas - To the edge of the ultimate barrier
Walking-the only way to penetrate this wilderness. There is no other way in Nepal: just a steady walk, walk, walk, upwards through foothill villages, past orchids, rhododendrons and vast stands of hemlock, up to the place where all wildlife ends and no-man's land begins, 16,000 feet high in the heart of Asia.
Eight personal journeys across five continents into the great wilderness areas of the world.
Producer NED KELLY (Bristol) Wild about wildernesses: p 5

: The Money Programme

Healey in the High Street
Next week the Chancellor of the Exchequer presents his third Budget within the year. The Budget is the traditional method of steering the economy, and the effects of Mr Healey's third Budget will be apparent in every High Street in the country. But is the traditional Treasury way the only way, and what else could the Chancellor do?


Presented by: Richard Wakely
Presented by: Alan Watson
Presented by: Robert MacKenzie
Assistant editor: Paul Ellis
Editor: John Dekker

: M*A*S*H

Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John Henry in Love
Henry flips his lid over a sweet young thing and Hawkeye and Trapper consider it their duty to nip the romance in the bud.


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Wayne Rogers

: Paradise Restored

On the 300th anniversary of John Milton's death, this Omnibus film, a fictionalised biography about the life of the poet, shows him in 1665, as an old man, blind and out of favour, leaving London with his family to escape the plague.

Paradise Regained: Saturday Radio 3


Film editor: Roger Crittenden
Director: Don Taylor
Writer: Don Taylor
John Milton: John Neville
Mary Milton: Polly James
Elizabeth Milton: Anne Stallybrass
Anne Milton: Rosemary McHale
Deborah Milton: Jane Hayden
Andrew Marvel!: Alan Rowe
Oliver Cromwell: Bernard Hepton
Sir Henry Vane: John Woodnutt
John Bradshaw: Preston Lockwood
Lady Ranelagh: Rhoda Lewis
Doctor: John Garrie
Driver: Walter Sparrow
Sexton: Cyril Cross

: In Vision

Television in America

A bog of chewing gum culture and hypnotic trash.
(Milton Shulman)

Many American television shows are screened over here, but do they reflect the programmes we do not see in Britain? How does the American system work? Is it as bad as some people say?


Introduced By: William Hardcastle
Producer: Peter Foges
Editor: Will Wyatt

: News Extra

with David Holmes ; Weather


Unknown: David Holmes

: Closedown

Julian Glover reads from Samson Agonistes by John Milton.


Reader: Julian Glover

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