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: Open University

6.40 Genetics

7.5 Books and Libraries

7.30 Portraiture

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: What is Summer?


Written By: Celia Landreth
Unknown: James Matthews-Joyce
Presenters: Karen Platt
Presenters: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Tennis and Racing

International Lawn Tennis
The Federation Cup
Thirty-two countries including top-seeded USA and Great Britain seeded second, are this weeK garnered on the immaculate lawns of Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, to contest the most prestigious women's team event of the international calendar. Live coverage of the pick of the second-round matches being played this afternoon on the Centre Court.
Commentators PETER WEST
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Royal Ascot
Four races from the second day, plus the Royal drive and the fashions, which combine to make
- Royal Ascot such a great social occasion.
2.30 The Jersey Stakes (7f)
3.5 The Queen Mary Stakes (5f)
3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup (H'cap) (1m). Top handicappers compete in the meeting's most popular betting race, run over the straight mile.
4.20 Coronation Stakes (Old Mile)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Fashions described by EVE POLLARD
Tennis producers FRED VINER , JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. (Organised by the LTA in conjunction with Colgate-Palmolive) Racing television presentation by DENNIS MONGER


Commentators: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Shirley Brasher
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Queen Mary Stakes
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Jimmy Lindley
Commentator: John Hanmer
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherston.
Presentation By: Dennis Monger

: Open University

4.55 Mechanics - Equilibrium

5.20 W. B. Yeats

5.45 Organisation Development (2)

6.10 Embalmers

6.35 Humanities: Question and Answer

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: The Education Debate

Teaching - A Real ' Job? (2)
david HARGREAVES ' suggestion that teaching should be ' de-professionalised ' is discussed by a teachers' union leader, TERRY CASEY , and by a teacher, SARAH DAVIES.


Unknown: David Hargreaves
Leader: Terry Casey
Unknown: Sarah Davies.
Producer: Roger Owen

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charltoa and Charles Wheeler with Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charltoa
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Newsreader Peter Woods

: In the Making

The last of 13 programmes about craftsmen in Britain.
13: Knitting Design
' When I first started I was just knitting fabrics, lengths and lengths of fabrics, but the people who bought them only made them up twice a year and often I didn't like what they produced. I thought I could do equally well.'
Kay Cosserat is now one of Britain's leading knitting designers. This film follows her at work on her next Winter Collection - from choosing the yarns to the final show at the London Designer Group Exhibition.
Film editor KATE RIVERS
Film cameraman DAVID FEIG Series producer john read Producer JULIA MATHESON


Unknown: Kay Cosserat
Producer: Julia Matheson

: Family Portrait

The last in a series of three programmes
3: The Wedding Photograph
The Evans and Hoopers married the Boultons, Edgcumbes and Holmans. One wedding photograph joins together all the strands of this combination of families, and all the branches were full of unlikely people and events. Narrator PETER FRANCE
Written and directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER BBC Bristol


Directed By: Michael Croucher

: M*A*S*H

A film series re-creating the successful feature film, starring
Rainbow Bridge Mercy Mission. Hawkeye and Trapper are less than enthusiastic about their venture into enemy territory. Especially when gun-happy Frank decides to go along.


Hawkeye and: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers

: Trinity Tales

Six tall stories on the Road to Wembley with Story 2: The Fryer's Tale ' There was a fryer, known throughout the town,
Whose shop sold fish and chips of great renown,
For help and haddock, people to him ran,
A veritable saint: they called him
Arrangements and additional music by MICHAEL STEER
Full of all kinds of fun. (THE LISTENER) Producer DAVID ROSE
Director TRISTAN DE VERE COLE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Alex Glasgow
Unknown: Alan Plater
Music By: Alex Glasgow
Music By: Michael Steer
Producer: David Rose
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Stan the Fryer: Bill Maynard
Eric the Prologue: Francis Matthews
Alice the Wife of Batley: Gaye Brown
Smith the Man of Law: John Stratton
Judy the Judy: Susan Littler
Dave the Joiner: Paul Copley
Nick the Driver: Colin Farrell
Cashier: Jane Freeman

: Arena: Theatre: Playwrights of the 70s

In the last ten years an astonishing number of new writers have emerged. Plays by Barrie Keeffe, John McGrath, David Hare, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Trevor Griffiths and Stephen Poliakoff have been performed at the Royal Court, the Aldwych, in the West End and at the National Theatre. The plays they write are about violence, sex and politics. How accurate and useful is their portrayal of society? What is the reason for their success? What are their own roots, influences and attitudes?
In an extended "Arena", writer and critic Albert Hunt assesses this renaissance of British playwrights, which has given the theatre of the 70s a distinctive voice.
Including interviews with, and extracts of plays by: Howard Brenton, Trevor Griffiths , David Hare, Barrie Keeffe and John McGrath.


Presenter: Albert Hunt
Interviewee: Howard Brenton
Interviewee: Trevor Griffiths
Interviewee: David Hare
Interviewee: Barrie Keeffe
Interviewee: John McGrath
Producer: Peter Adam

: The Camera and the Song

The Songs of Harvey Andrews and Graham Cooper The Country Life
How much do we love or even care for our countryside? Who's the country for? Lions, litter, concrete, black and white pub, golf club and safari park - all are game for the pens of Harvey Andrews and Graham Cooper.
Nice twists and tunes. (TIME OUT) Photography ELMER COSSEY
Producer JOHN BIRD


Unknown: Harvey Andrews
Unknown: Graham Cooper
Unknown: Harvey Andrews
Unknown: Graham Cooper.
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Producer: John Bird

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Robert Lister reads Hide and Seek by VERNON SCANNELL


Unknown: Robert Lister
Unknown: Vernon Scannell

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