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: Westminster

A closer look at Parliament. Presented by Peter Hill


Presented By: Peter Hill

: International Tennis

Benson and Hedges Championships Finals' Day
Live coverage from Wembley of this major Grand Prix tournament which offers today's finalists, in both singles and doubles, record prize-money for an indoor tournament in this country.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators
Television presentation


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Fred Viner

: Rugby Special

London Scottish v Richmond
Both teams share the same playing fields, club house and dressing-rooms which makes this match as much of a local derby as one could wish for. Add to that the spice of an RFU Knockout Cup First Round tie and you have all the ingredients for excitement and endeavour on the rugby field.
Commentator at Richmond Athletic Ground NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: International Tennis

Benson and Hedges Championships continued

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: Light of Experience

Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation.
8: A Crowning Clarity
After two failed marriages Anne Bancroft realised that she had never been able to love properly herself. Her life was changed by a realisation of timelessness which led her to Buddhism.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us

A Journey to Jamaica
'Being black in a white society, you sometimes wonder whether there is a place for you. Especially in Liverpool, which is like some great generator running down.'
That's how Wally Brown describes the situation for those young people whose parents come from the West Indies, but whose home is Britain. With Ewen Gilhespy , he runs the Princes Park Youth Centre in the tough Liverpool 8 area. Most of the club are black, and of those who have left school half are unemployed. Earlier this year they arranged for four of their members to visit Jamaica-their first visit to the West Indies. ' To feel part of the community you have to have confidence and a sense of who you are and where you are going. And that's what a lot of our youngsters just don't have. Now for the first time in their lives they will see policemen, probation officers, businessmen and politicians, who are black or of mixed-race - like themselves.' But how far was it possible for two crowded weeks to have the effect the organisers hoped for?
Film cameraman ALEX CURTIS Film editor PETER BARBER Producer RICHARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Wally Brown
Unknown: Ewen Gilhespy
Unknown: Alex Curtis
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: Richard Taylor
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: Face the Music

Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against Judith Jackson , Robin Ray Patrick Moore
Guest musician Louis Kentner
In this series viewers will be able to take part in a crossword.


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Judith Jackson
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Musician: Louis Kentner
Director: Peter Butler
Producer: Walter Todds

: News on 2


: Chronicle

Nothing but bones that's what we are,
Death hustles us humans away, Today we're here and tomorrow we're not,
So live and drink while you may.
Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum were destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The houses, temples and theatres were buried and remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years until excavations revealed the wonderfully preserved buildings of Roman times.
Professor Barry Cunliffe takes us through these uniquely complete streets and tells us how the people lived then - and how little life has changed in the bay of Naples. Introduced by BARRY CUNLIFFE
This fascinating history programme
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE Producer JULIA CAVE


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Introduced By: Barry Cunliffe
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: The Lively Arts

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg Refugees Reflect
In tonight's programme we have brought together two refugees from repressive regimes. Each is involved in the arts. Milos Kirek is a Czech actor. He left Prague in 1968 after the Russian invasion. Charles Elsesser is a Chilean film-maker and TV producer. He and his. family escaped from Chile after the overthrow of President Allende's government.
KIREK: It's one of the ironies of the situation of being an actor in England, coming here because of the Russian invasion and earning my living playing Russians.'
ELSESSER: ' Artists are not really good for belonging to a certain party. We are - a fly in the ointment.'
A 2nd House production
(Postponed from 24 October)


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Milos Kirek
Unknown: Charles Elsesser
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pedro Linares

Folk Artist
An award-winning film illustrating the skill of the Mexican papiermache model maker. At the approach of Easter, the people of the little Mexican village of Jalatlaco fervently make their choice of the fantastic figures which are the features of their colourful fiesta.


Director: Judith Bronowsky

: Second City Firsts

The second of a series of five new plays from Birmingham. Knock for Knock
Mr Purvis wants comprehensive coverage for his car, but he's at the mercy of the Insurance Salesman - who seems reluctant to let him have it.
Designer MYLES LANG Producer TARA PREM
Devised and directed by MIKE LEIGH


Unknown: Mr Purvis
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Tara Prem
Directed By: Mike Leigh
Mr Bowes: Sam Kelly
Mr Purvis: Anthony O'Donnell
Marilyn: Meryl Hampton

: A Sense of Justice: Twelve Angry Men

starring Henry Fonda
Twelve men are locked in a jury room for a murder verdict. Eleven see only an open-and-shut case against an unattractive defendant. But one has a reasonable doubt....
. Films: page 12


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Producers: Henry Fonda
Director: Sidney Lumet
Jurors:: Martin Balsam
Jurors:: John Fielder
Jurors:: Lee J Cobb
Jurors:: E G Marshall
Jurors:: Jack Klugman
Jurors:: Edward Binns
Jurors:: Jack Warden
Jurors:: Henry Fonda
Jurors:: Joseph Sweeney
Jurors:: Ed Begley
Jurors:: George Voskovec
Jurors:: Robert Webber
Judge: Rudy Bond
Guard: James A Kelly
Court clerk: Bill Nelson
Defendant: John Savoca

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