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: Open University

6.40 Catch Your Mutant

7.5 North Sea Oil

7.30 R. M. Schindler

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers.

: Play School

: Closedown

: TheWorldTable Tennis Championships

from Birmingham
This afternoon's competition is the climax of the Corbillon Cup women's team competition. Can China successfully defend the title against the strong challenge from Japan and both the Koreas, in an event dominated by the Asian countries?

: Open University

4.55 Mechanics - Particles

5.20 Ezra Pound

5.45 The Board Age

6.10 Odilon Redon

6.35 The Language of Poetry

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden

A series of eight programmes presented by Geoffrey Smith 2 : A Good Return for Effort
There's that special satisfaction a gardener gets when he picks vegetables he's grown himself. This week GEOFFREY SMITH plants potatoes, sows broad beans, lettuce, radish and spring onions, and shows how to beat the cold weather by using cloches.


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Director: Brian Davies

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion and Foreign Report from the BBC's correspondents round the world. with Richard Kershaw , David Sells Newsreader Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: In the Making

A celebratory series for Jubilee year about craftsmen in Britain 2:Stained Glass
' Stained glass is. one of the few crafts that is solely Christian in origin. I believe no one else has anything like it except the Arabs.'
Joseph Nuttgens has been making stained-glass windows for over 60 years. Last summer he spent three months preparing a window for a Lancashire church. This film follows the development of that window from the first sketches to the final installation.
Film editor KATE RIVERS
Film cameraman COLIN WALDECK Series producer JOHN READ Producer ROBIN LOUGH


Unknown: Joseph Nuttgens
Producer: Robin Lough

: If Wishes Were Horses

An award-winning Canadian film starring
Kally-Girl has run some good races for one-horse owner Jim Dunton in the past. Now he must decide which to save - the mare or the unborn foal on whom his hopes for the future are placed.
Written and directed by PEN DENSHAM Producer JOHN WATSON


Directed By: Pen Densham
Producer: John Watson
Jane McGilly: Jackie Burroughs
Jim Dunton: Gary Reineke
Wally: Hugh Webster

: The Fishing Race

Throwing a rock into a fisherman's swim is like knocking down a small boy's sandcastle. The results are equally dramatic and tonight we capture Deputy Headmaster Gillespie in a performance of rare distinction. Written and narrated by IAN WOOLDRIDGE


Unknown: Headmaster Gillespie
Unknown: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

: The Fight Against Slavery

A six-part dramatised documentary series
3: A Matter of Insurance Written and introduced byEVAN JONES
It was easy enough for 18th-century England to grow wealthy from the profits of the slave trade without being greatly troubled by its horrors. It needed a major atrocity to stir the conscience of the nation. In 1779 there was just such an event.


Introduced By: Evan Jones
Music: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Producer: Christopher Ralling
William Wilberforce: David Collings
William Pitt: Ronald Pickup
John Newton: John Castle
Charles James Fox: Ronald Lacey
Capt Collingwood: John Atkinson
Capt CROW: Aubrey Morris
Lord Mansfield: John Richmond
Thomas Clarkson: Gareth Thomas
Equiano: Louis Mahoney
Mrs Armistead: Julia Goodman
Granville Sharp: Terry Scully
Counsel: Bill Wallis
Counsel: John Rolfe
Kelsall: Bruce Purchase
Governor of Elmina: James Moxon
Chief Minister: Freddie Jones

: The Budget

Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp for the Opposition


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe

: Arena: Cinema

A fornightly look at the big screen. News, views and interviews presented by Gavin Millar.
This week Arena: Cinema takes advantage of the appearance of a new book, Ealing Studios by Charles Barr , to look again at the ' cosy ', ' timeless ', ' typically English ' images of ' Ealing ', to discover what these popular films (made from 1938-58) reveal of the inner history of the times, including sequences from: The Captive Heart, Cheer Boys Cheer, The Proud Valley, San Demetrio London, Passport to Pimlico, The
Blue Lamp, Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Ladykillers.
Assistant producer JULIAN JBM Producer GAVIN MILLAR


Unknown: Gavin Millar.
Unknown: Charles Barr
Director: Michael Dibb
Producer: Julian Jbm
Producer: Gavin Millar

: The World Table Tennis Championships

from Birmingham
Tonight's programme is the climax of the World Team Championships, the final of the Swaythling Cup in the men's event and highlights from the women's event, the Corbillon Cup, recorded this afternoon. Sixty-six countries entered both events at the start of the competition, and almost certainly China will contest both today's finals.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators
Television presentation by BOB DUNCAN and JOHN SHREWSBURY Editor PAUL LANG
Organised by the ETTA in conjunction with Norwich Union


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Presentation By: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Paul Lang

: Late News on 2


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