6.40 Jude the Obscure
7.5 Maths: Polynominal Approximations
7.30 Mechanics: Equilibrium
(Details as BBC1 at 4.0 pm)
The Royal Meeting
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you four races on the first day of this great racing and social occasion, which begins with the traditional Royal drive down the course.
2.30 The Queen Anne Stakes (1m)
3.5 The Prince of Wales Stakes (lim). One of the season's most valuable races over the distance, worth more than £9,000 to the winner.
3.45 The Ascot Stakes (H'cap) (21m)
4.20 The Coventry Stakes (6f) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commenitaitors PETER O'SULLEVAN and JIMMY LINDLEY
Fashions described by EVE POLLARD
TV presentation DENNIS MONGER Editor ALAN HART
What's the form this yearf: page 5
5.0 Pure Maths: Rings
5.25 The State of Water
5.50 Computing: Linked Lists
6.15 Composite Materials
6.40 A View of the Renaissance
7.5 Evolution by Natural Selection
with Michael Charlton News Summary
Preceded by Weather
Robert Robinson introduces the last of the current programmes in which he presents highlights from The Book Programme.
This week Saul Bellow talks in his Chicago home about his best-known character, ' Herzog.'
Also author Peter Benchley , Doubleday editor Thomas Cong don Jr, and Oscar Dystel , president of Bantam paperbacks, tell the story of the launching of their best-seller, Jaws; a look at the work of illustrator ARTHUR RACK-HAM (1868-1939); and the people who make use of a mobile library in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, talk about the books they like to read.
Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT
,A series of seven films in which
David Attenborough relates masterpieces of the world's tribal art to the people and places that produced them.
4: Kingdom of Bronze
400 years ago the Kingdom of the Oba of Benin was one of the most powerful and splendid in West Africa. Surrounded by hereditary chiefs, jesters, palace dwarves and a huge standing army, the Obas commissioned bronze statues and plaques from their palace artists. Since their rediscovery by the West these bronzes have become the most sought-after creations of the tribal world. Today, Benin City is bustling Nigerian town, but the Oba's palace still echoes with the sung praises of the divine king; master craftsmen of the society of bronze-casters still produce bronzes in the manner of their ancestors.
Written. narrated by DAVID ATTENBOROUGH Programme adviser
PRINCE HUMPHREY AKENZUA
Film cameraman RAY HENMAN Film editor DICK ALLEN Series producers
DAVID COLLISON , MICHAEL MACINTYRE Director DAVID COLLISON
(Repeated: next Saturday evening)
Tonight's film in the season
-Images of Childhood stars Peter Finch and Rosemary Harris
Returning home from one of his journeys, Macauley, a restless Australian swagman, discovers that his wife Marge is living with another man. Screenplay by NEIL PATERSON and LESLIE NORMAN
Director LESLIE NORMAN
This Week's Films: page 13
The folk songs of the American Negro echo the misery of a people oppressed, even after emancipation and the end of slavery.
The poverty-stricken lives they led are portrayed through contemporary illustrations and authentic recordings of blues singers of the period.
Producer/director/editor JOHN JEREMY ‡
with Angela Rippon ; Weather
WILLIAM SQUIRE reads
An Advancement of Learning by SEAMUS HEANEY