Golf: The Open Championship 1973
Played over The Old Course, Troon, where 11 years ago this week that legendary figure of modern professional golf, Arnold Palmer , won his second consecutive British Open Championship. In so doing he established the record low winning aggregate score for the Championship: 276 (71, 69, 67, 69) which stands to this day.
The illustrious field of about 150 golfers includes the defending Champion LEE TREVINO , JACK NICK -LAUS, DOUG SANDERS , GARY PLAYER, BOB CHARLES , Britain's TONY JACK LIN and PETER OOSTERHUIS , and the new us Open Champion JOHNNY MILLER. Today they set out with Palmer on their quest for this year's title plus the £50,000 prize money; they will do well even to equal that score over a course regarded as one of the supreme tests of world golf. Commentary team HENRY LONGHURST
PETER ALLISS , HARRY CARPENTER
MARK MCCORMACK , PETER THOMSON
Directors ALAN MOUNCER
FRED VINER , JOHN PHILIPS
Executive producer A. p. WILKINSON
It's a smile a stroke ...: pages 6 and 7 Cricket: Gillette Cup
Second Round: live coverage of one of today's matches.
The Gillette Cup was the first limited-over competition and arouses great enthusiasm among players and spectators alike. All tickets for the final at Lord's in September were sold months ago. Introduced by PETER WEST Commentary
RICHIE BENAUD , JIM LAKER
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and JOHN SHREWSBURY
Golf: The Open Championship 1973
The 102nd playing of the British Open Golf Championship starts today over The Old Course,
Troon. HARRY CARPENTER introduces this afternoon's news and action.
Cricket: Gillette Cup
Second Round: further coverage of one of today's matches.
A programme for children under 5
with John Grant
Littlenose the Hunter by JOHN GRANT
Today: The Long Journey
A cartoon series about Dr Dolittle and his friends and their rascally enemy, the pirate Sam Scurvy. A Girl for Grego Gorilla
Dr Dolittle has a problem on his hands when Grego Gorilla goes off his food.
Introduced by Ron Pickering and this week's guest Scottish international athlete and hociey player Anne Wilson.
The first semi-final in this sporting contest between schools with a variety of team events.
This week the teams are from
ULLSWATER AND TYNFIELD SCHOOL, Penrith, Cumberland, and the winners of last week's heat
Producer ALAN RUSSELL
with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather
bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather) Presented by MICHAEL BARRATT FRANK BOUGH and BOB WELLINGS
(Regional details as Monday)
UNITED KINGDOM V AUSTRALIA with Geoffrey Wheeler (UK) and Andrew Harwood (Australia)
Teams from Elgin and Derby join with a team at school in Hong Kong to represent the United Kingdom in a series of nine matches to be played against three top teams from Australia.
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY
Producers BILL WRIGHT , JOHN COLLINS BBCtv/Australia co-production
Private Life of the Starling
Narrated by JEFFERY BOSWALL
The starling is the commonest and most successful bird in the world. Why is it so numerous? Is it the farmer's friend or foe? Why does it spray its feathers with formic acid? Why does it commute to big cities for the night? What is the purpose of its ' sunset spectacular ' when three million birds give the most impressive exhibition of aerobatics that can be seen in the whole world of birds?
Directed and filmed by RONALD and ROSEMARY EASTMAN Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL
(from Bristol. a new series of Private Lives)
A new comedy series starring
Written by JOHN KANE
The Best Man Always Wins - Sometimes featuring
The wedding day has arrived-but Neville has made certain that chaos will reign!
Theme music MIKE SAMMES Make-up LUCY HUTCHINSON
Costume CHRISTINE RAWLINS Lighting JOHN GREEN Sound JOHN LLOYD Designer
Producer PETER WHITMORE
Man in shoe shop:
First pall bearer:
Second pall bearer:
by John Foster
Starring Iain Cuthbertson, Gareth Thomas, Maev Alexander and Don McKillop
Guest stars Veronica Strong and Ronald Hines
Why has Stella Ross returned to Glendoran? Who is threatening her life? And what can Sutherland do to prevent a second tragedy in her life?
In search of ... tranquillity
Can you still find solitude in Britain? Fyfe Robertson journeys back to his homeland and to a tiny island community. Two shops, a church, post office and one pub. Can he survive after years of the so-called sophistication of the South East?
Producer TOM SAVAGE
with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods ; Weather
with the London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN BROWN
Including Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, and other items all with soloists from the orchestra.
Lighting PETER CATLETT Sound ADRIAN STOCKS
Designer KEITH HARRIS Producer JOHN CULSHAW
4: Cut High, Cut Low, Cut Even
P. J. Kavanagh follows the trail of a Derbyshire railway, visits a Stilton cheese factory, discovers the realities of quarrying and joins a well-dressing ceremony.
Producer DEREK SMITH (from Birmingham)
Presented by Nicholas Harman
The African Eclipse
British observers back from the longest solar eclipse of the century tell Patrick Moore about the results of their experiments. These astronomers went to see totality from widely different viewpoints - Dr John Beckman from Concorde, Dr R. J. Speer from a rocket site in West Africa, Barrie Jones from the shore of Lake Rudolf , and observers from ships at sea and the Sahara desert.
Director SIMON WADLEIGH
Producer PATRICIA OWTRAM
Dr R. J.