All of the top international tennis stars are in attendance at this the world's greatest Open championship.
The action starts at 2 o'clock on the famous Centre Court in Wimbledon 1975
JIMMY CONNORS begins the defence of his title in a championship full of intriguing and exciting possibilities. Former champions STAN SMITH and JAN KODES make no secret of their determination to win yet again. Ille Nastase, the brilliant Romanian who came so close to victory in the memorable 1972 Final, certainly has the talent to win, and if sentiment counts for anything at all, KEN ROSEWALL will once more summon all his reserves of energy and skill in search of the one major title that has eluded him. Many experts tip GUILLERMO VILAS to confirm his sensational form when he won the Masters Final in Australia, and what about BJORN BORG or ARTHUR ASHE or ... or? The winner will certainly deserve his Â£10,000 prize money.
Commentators DAN MASKELL
BILL KNIGHT, PETER WEST
BILL THRELFALL and JOHN BARRETT HARRY CARPENTER provides the news, comments and all the outside court results.
Television presentation by RICHARD TILLING. FRED VINER , BOB DUNCAN JOHN SHREWSBURY. JOHNNIE WATHERSTON JEFF GODOARD and PETER CLEAVER Producer A. p. WILKINSON
Dugouts, Creepers and Giants with John Noakes , Peter Purves and Lesley Judd
JOHN, PETER and LESLEY battle against giant Atlantic breakers in a dugout canoe; Lesley investigates a ghost town and they all cross a swaying, ant-ridden creeper bridge - barefoot!
Producers ROSEMARY GILL , JOHN ADCOCK
Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman
Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER reports direct from the All England Club and introduces the highlights from the first round of the Men's Singles, together with a review of the news, results and personalities of the first day's play.
The return of Captain Kirk and his crew
This week: Patterns of Force
The Battle of Ideas
Is Britain living through a crisis of capitalism, or, as sir KEITH JOSEPH believes, a crisis of socialism? A year ago today Sir Keith, the man charged by Tory Party leader, MARGARET THATCHER , with rethinking Conservative policies, launched what he describes as a ' Campaign for Capitalism.'
In his Campaign, Sir Keith has made an unprecedented attack on past Conservative governments for failing to challenge and reverse ' the foolish myths of postwar socialism that have eroded our liberties, frustrated endeavour, divided our people and destroyed the self-confidence of a once great nation.'
Is Sir Keith the man to bring the Tories in from the cold or is he, as some leading figures in his own party believe, an ivory tower intellectual who is out of touch with the harsh realities of Britain in 1975? David Dimbleby talks to
Rt Hon Sir Keith Joseph , mp and examines his ideas.
Producer ADRIAN MILNE Editor FRANK SMITH
with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore Weather
starring Telly Savalas with guest stars
Henry Darrow , Malachi Throne Louise Sorel
Before the Devil Knows
A set of 26 plays based on passages from WINSTON s. CHURCHILL'S A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
26: Death or Liberty by KEN TAYLOR The problems and perils of the Industrial Revolution glowered across obsolete party alignments The cost of bread went up... A meeting of protest was held outside Manchester... The magistrates lost their heads and ordered the yeomanry to charge.
(WINSTON CHURCHILL) starring
Music composed by MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Conducted by YUVAL ZALIOUK
Programme devised by BRIAN RAWLINSON Script editor and GERALD SAVORY Producer Make-up PAM MEAGER
Costume designer BETTY ALDISS Lighting JOHN THEAYS
Director MICHAEL HAYES
Man with cart:
Woman in Crowd:
Introduced and edited by Melvyn Bragg
Paperbacks of the Week chosen by Margaret Drabble, Anna Raeburn and Lady Isobel Barnett
With them in the studio: Authors of the Week -
Barbara Cartland, who has six new paperbacks coming out within the next seven weeks.
Elizabeth Jane Howard, who has just had three paperbacks published.
Research DOROTHY SPOKES, ROSEMARY WILTON
Production team JULIA MATHESON, NIGEL WILLIAMS
Read All About It tonight highlights International Women's Week with an all-star cast. From top to bottom: Margaret Drabble , Anna Raeburn , Lady Isobel Barnett , Barbara Cartland and Elizabeth Jane Howard : 11.5