7.40 Plastics and Steel
8.5 Making Sense of Society.
8.30 Unity and Diversity
8.55 Laws of Thermodynamics: 1
9.20 Maths: Complex Integration
9.45 Viscosity of a Liquid
10.10 Open Forum: Preparing for Summer School
10.35 Policies, Authority and Attainment
11.25 History of Mathematics
11.50 Teaching Mechanisms
12.15 Perceptual Learning
12.40 Earthquakes and Technology
1.5 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders
1.30 Maths: Measurable Functions
The John Player League
Yorkshire v Warwickshire
Last year John Jameson hit 19 sixes for Warwickshire in the John Player League and received a special £150 award. Yorkshire's bowlers will be out to make sure that whoever shares in the six-hit awards this season, it will not be at their expense.
Introduced by PETER WALKER , with news of today's other fixtures. Commentators at Headingley JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN. NICK HUNTER
A digest of the week's news plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Angela Rippon
Editor BILL NORTHWOOB
The 1972 Olympiad seen through the eyes and cameras of eight directors. Each of the eight has focused on the part of the Games which most attracted them, revealing the personal dreams which transform the athletes' efforts from the purely physical to the spiritual.
Director JOHN SCHLESINGER The Decathlon
Director MILOS FORMAN The Strongest
Director MAI ZETTERLING The Fastest
Director KON ICHIKAWA The Beginning
Director JURI OZEROV The Highest
Director ARTHUR PENN The Women
Director MICHAEL PFLEGHAR The Losers
Director CLAUDE LELOUCH
... it is to the credit of the directors of Visions of Eight that they found something new in the 1972 Olympics ...
... John Schlesinger ' moving observation of Ron Hill's gallant battle for the marathon.... (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Films: page 8
(Thursday 8.10 pm, BBC2, Chronicle:
.The First Olympics - M. 1. Finley, Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge University, tells the story of the first Olympic Games from their beginnings near a tiny altar on a flat plain in Western Greece more than 700 years before Christ)
Special guest star
Dame Edna Everage with Madeleine Orr , Betty Turner and Joan Bakewell
THE NIGEL LYTHGOE DANCERS
Written by BARRY HUMPHRIES Witn IAN DAVIDSON
Musical director KEN JONES
Special staging NIGEL LYTHGOE Designer ALLAN ANSON
Producer TERRY HUGHES
A series of four programmes with outstanding American artists. 2: Grace Bumbry
The world-famous singer talks to Bernard Levin about her career and sings arias by Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni.
New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Matheson
Designer KENNETH SHARP
Producer PATRICIA FOY
Out of Kenya, in the 60s, there emerged, unexpectedly, a phenomenally-gifted batch of long- and middle-distance runners. Former Olympic coach Ron Pickering went there and discovered that most of the runners came from just two areas east of Lake Victoria.
Among them is Stephen Chepkwony, now a private in the Kenya Army. His first experience of organised athletics was just three years ago. Later this month, in the Montreal Olympics, he will be competing against the fastest quarter-milers in the world.
How would a young runner like him have spent his childhood?