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: Play School

Story: Fish and Bits presented by THE PLAYBOARD PUPPETS Presenters


Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Professional Golf

The Double Diamond
International Tournament
Thirty top professional golfers make up the six teams in action at Princes Golf Club, Sandwich, this week. The concluding stages of today's first round of matches are introduced by HARRY CARPENTER. Commentators PETER ALLISS
Television presentation


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: David Thomas
Unknown: Alan Mouncer

: * Closedown

: News Summary


: Betjeman in Australia

Sir John Betjeman concludes his view of Australia by looking at some of the grandest buildings and vistas in the sub-continent, from Brisbane's cathedral to Sydney's super State Cinema and opera house - ' a regatta in full flight, arrested at the water's edge.'
Film cameraman TONY WILSON Film editor KEN PEARCE


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Tony Wilson
Editor: Ken Pearce
Producer: Margaret McCall

: Europa

Last year 16,610 people were killed on the roads in France. It was the highest toll in Europe. To bring home to the public the full impact of this mass slaughter, Mazamet, a rural town of 16,610 inhabitants ' died ' for ten minutes on a summer's afternoon. French television's report on Mazamet and the lessons which can be learnt from it, begins the new series of Europa.
Each week, reports from West and East European television will look at people, issues and events in Europe and the world. Introduced by DEREK HART


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: What's My Line?

Chairman David Jacobs
Panel Isobel Barnett, Kenneth Williams, William Franklyn and Anna Quayle and a guest celebrity.


Chairman: David Jacobs
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: William Franklyn
Panellist: Anna Quayle
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Controversy

Professor Sir James Lighthill argues that The General-Purpose Robot is a Mirage
About 20 years ago the development of computers seemed to offer a means of endowing machines with artificial intelligence. Ambitious predictions were made: by the year 2000, said some, robots will be able to compete with - and even outstrip - human beings over a wide range of activities.
Twenty years later, science fiction goes on featuring humanoid robots but, as a scientific proposition, are these dreams fading?
Sir James Lighthill , Lucasian Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cambridge, is very pessimistic about the possibility of giving robots anything like a human intelligence by using computers - even the very largest.
Sir James argues his case in the theatre of the Royal Institution, London with: Richard Gregory , Professor of Neuropsychology, Bristol University
John McCarthy , Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University, USA
Donald Michie, Professor of Machine Intelligence, Edinburgh University and an invited audience Chairman
Professor Sir George Porter
Director DON SAYER


Unknown: Sir James Lighthill
Unknown: Sir James Lighthill
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Sir George Porter
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Dominic Flessati

: Festival 27

Personalities and performances from the 27th Edinburgh
International Festival
The first of two programmes on BBC2 presented by Mary Marquis and Donald MacCormick


Presented By: Mary Marquis
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Matthew Spicer

: News Extra

with John Edmunds Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Professional Golf

The Double Diamond
International Tournament
HARRY CARPENTER introduces the highlights of today's first series of matches between teams representing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe and the Rest of the World.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Closedown

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