England v Australia Live coverage direct from The Oval of the first morning's play
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
JIM LAKER , TED DEXTER
Traditionally The Oval is the venue for the final Test that so often has decided the ' Ashes England in fact have not won there since they beat New Zealand in 1969. Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR
Richie Benaud writes about the Australian team in Armchair Cricket 1975, £1.25 from bookshops
With MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
England v Australia
Further coverage on this first afternoon direct from The Oval
A programme for children under 5
Sam the Sculptress
Samantha's adventures in magic
with John Craven The Gypsy Man
SYLVESTER GORDON BOSWELL is 80, and head of one of the most respected of all English Gypsy families. In this special report he and his family re-enact their way of life from the early days of the pack donkey and the horse-drawn caravan, to the scrap lorry.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (Bristol)
Voices by PETER HAWKINS
Written, drawn and produced by JOHN RYAN
with Richard Whitmore Weatherman
Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)
Narrated by Jeffery Boswall
The Private Life of the Harp Seal
It's an attractive and fascinating creature of the North Atlantic Ocean. It never comes to land but rears its baby on a cradle of ice off Russia, Greenland or Canada. It can dive down 600ft and hold its breath for over ten minutes by taking down specially concentrated supplies of oxygen in its blood.
Magnificently filmed in the green ethereal depths of the sea below the ice, as well as on the surface, this film penetrates the home life of the harp seal in all its aspects: birth and death; feeding and fighting; moulting and migrating.
A CBC TV production
Producer ROMAN BITTMAN
Presented by JEFFERY BOSWALL (Bristol)
Private Lives, based on previous programmes, £ 1.75 at bookshops
Questionmaster David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan return to captain two teams of sporting celebrities who will be puzzling over faces, places and voices from the history of sport. Guests this week:
Debbie Johnsey , Brendan Foster Dennis Amiss , Willie Carson
Director KEITH PHILLIPS
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE (Manchester)
Discs, stars and the news from this week's top 30.
Introduced by Tony Blackburn TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON PAN'S PEOPLE
Choreography FLICK COLBY
SOUnd RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN , LAURIE TAYLOR Assistant producer STANLEY APPEL Producer ROBIN NASH
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring
The Night of the Thugs
The monsoon rain catches the Concert Party without transport miles from Deolali camp.
Producer DAVID CROFT
The quality of life -how do you rate it? Better or worse than it was for earlier generations? Our verdict depends on too many personal variables and the biggest, of course, is age. If you're young you've got nothing to compare the present with. ' I didn't set out to strike a balance. I don't doubt - who could? - that in material things the quality of life of the huge majority has been raised to levels nobody dreamed of half a century ago. But higher material standards don't necessarily mean happier people. If they did, how do you explain today's society.' ROBBIE is Fyfe Robertson
Music by IAN CAMPBELL Producer TOM SAVAGE
with Richard Whitmore and Angela Rippon ; Weather
by LEO TOLSTOY : dramatised in nine parts by JACK PULMAN : part 9 The Rostov family now at Troitska watched Moscow burn. Sonya and the Countess quarrelled bitterly about Nikolai and in her bitterness Sonya told Natasha that Andrei was among the wounded who were travelling with them. Immediately she went to Andrei and they were reconciled, but in spite of intensive nursing by Natasha he died. Pierre faced a firing squad but was reprieved, and met a peasant, Platon Kara tayev, who gave him a new philosophy of life.
Producer DAVID CONROY Director JOHN DAVIES
The Galilean Satellites
Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galilean satellites - are among the most interesting members of the Solar System. They were discovered by Galileo in 1610 - hence their nickname - and they have been studied by the Pioneer probes; one of them, lo, affects Jupiter's radio emission.
Patrick Moore talks about these planet-sized satellites with Dr Garry Hunt , who is involved in all the space missions and gives the latest news about the Viking probe to Mars.
Producer PATRICIA WOOD