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: Open University

6.40 Reading Development

7.5 Rich Law, Poor Law?

7.30 Ezra Pound

: Closedown

: Play School

Today Floella and Lionel visit the River Thames at Hammersmith in London. Presenters Floella Benjamin, Lionel Morton


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Pianist: Michael Omer
Designer: John Anderson
Director: Sue Peto
Producer: Anne Gobey
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: World Table Tennis and Racing from Aintree

The 34th World Table
Tennis Championships from the National
Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
The start of the World Individual Championships. Europeans have had considerably more success in past Championships during individual competition than in the team events. Today World Champion ISTVAN JONYER of Hungary,
European Champions JACQUES SEC-RETIN of France and JILL HAM
MERSLEY of England begin their challenge against the very strong Chinese competitors.
Commentators TONY GUBBA
PETER WALKER , ALAN RANSOME and Racing from Aintree
The Ladbroke Grand National Meeting
3.40 Weetabix Hurdle (2m)
4.15 Weetabix Handicap 'Chase (3m If 135yds)
Television presentation


Unknown: Istvan Jonyer
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Unknown: Paul Lang
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Open University

4.55 Coal and the 19th Century

5.30 Modelling a Gas

5.45 Economics

6.10 Cognitive Maps

6.35 R. M. Schindler

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Closedown

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler
Westminster Report presented by David Holmes
Newsreader Kenneth Kendall


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Presented By: David Holmes
Presented By: Newsreader Kenneth Kendall

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook at Killerton Garden
In contrast to the grandeur of stately cedars and massive oaks, PETER SEABROOK looks, in this second vfsit to Killerton, at the less forma"l herbaceous border. With Brian Walkden , he also discusses some of the latest garden frames to appear on the market.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Brian Walkden
Producer: Barrie Edgar.

: The Money Programme

Safety First?
The explosions at chemical plants like those at Flixborough and Seveso in Italy have caused company owners and employees to re-examine their attitudes to safety and the cost of safety. In The Money Programme John Roberts reports from a chemical plant in the North of England. When does the cost of safety outweigh the advantages of keeping a plant open?


Editor: Paul Ellis

: Pot Black 77

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The first semi-final for the 1977 Pot Black Trophy Featuring
Doug Mountjoy , Wales, the World Amateur Snooker Champion against
Cliff Thorburn , the Canadian Snooker Champion
MOUNTJOY, in his first Pot Black series has defeated both the defending Pot Black Champion John Spencer and John Pulman to reach the semi-finals.
Canadian cliff THORBURN has triumphed over his rivals in Group Two, Rex Williams and Eddie Charlton.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Pulman
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Horizon

Genetic Roulette
Are scientists gambling with our future? We usually react to disasters after they happen - thalidomide, Flixborough, Seveso. Can we afford to do the same with new techniques of genetic engineering? By transferring bits of DNA from one organism to another, biologists promise rich prizes: plants which need no fertilizer, cheap medicines, cheap fuel. Above all they promise new knowledge of growth processes, evolution and disease.
But other scientists say the research itself might cause mysterious diseases, or cancer, or even an evolutionary catastrophe. Most genetic engineers say that the chances of dangerous new bugs escaping the laboratory are vanishingly small, that the stake is low and the winnings will be high.
In America the public are taking part in this debate in an unprecedented way. In Britain the dialogue between scientists and public is quieter and more controlled. But the problem remains: when scientists cannot agree, how can the people decide which games of chance to allow them to play? Narrator BILL BRECKON
Film editor MICHAEL RIGG
Written and produced by MARTIN FREETH Preview: page 13


Editor: Michael Rigg
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Martin Freeth

: The Roads to Freedom

by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: dramatised in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER starring
Michael Bryant , Daniel Massey The Defeated
Mathieu's unit has been deserted by the officers and the men are getting drunk awaiting capture. After initially hesitating Mathieu decides to join them to prove a kinship he does not feel.
Part 12: 16 June 1940 - afternoon
Cast in order of appearance


Unknown: David Turner
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Longin: John Cater
Guicciolli: Paul Henry
Latex: Peter Wyatt
Grimaud: Robert Davis
Menard: David Hargreaves
Charlot: Freddie Earlle
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Philippe: Simon Ward
Pinette: Norman Rossington
Post girl: Clare Sutcliffe
Nippert: Christian Rodska
Old man: Arthur Brough
Schoolmaster: Blake Butler
Woman: Shirley Cooklin
Luberton: Christopher Heywood
Bearded soldier: Michael Goldie
Lt of Chasseurs: Michael Elphick
Sergeant Clossom: James Appleby
Clapot: Donald Webster
Dandieu: Daniel Moynihan
Chasseriau: Stephen Yardley

: Late News on 2


: The World Table Tennis Championships

From the National
Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Tonight's programme examines the chances of the leading players in the World Individual Championships which started today. European players have had considerably more success in recent World Individual Championships than in the team event, and are expected to do well again this year.
Commentators TONY GUBBA
Television presentation by PAUL LANG , BOB DUNCAN , JOHN SHREWSBURY


Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Presentation By: Paul Lang
Presentation By: Bob Duncan

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