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: Open University

6.40 Diffusion of Dutch Elm Disease

7.5 Curriculum Design and Development

7.30 The Novel and TV (2)

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: International Show Jumping

from The All England Jumping Course, Hick-stead, featuring
The W. D. & H. 0. Wills
Derby Trial
This afternoon's main event is intended to provide a pointer to the current form of the entries in next Sunday's British Jumping Derby, but in the 16-year history of the meeting, no horse and rider combination has ever managed to win the Trial and the Derby in the same year. Introduced by RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD


Introduced By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherstoh

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia from Headingley
The final two hours of the second day's play.

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Bellamy's Britain

An exploration of the British countryside by David Bellamy 1: North by East
A 250-million-year-old ridge of limestone gives this area a unique flora, but man also has a use for it. How is this conflict being resolved?


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: News on 2


: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm with Peter Seabrook and Arthur Billitt
There is tremendous growth on a wide variety of vegetables - sweet corn, beans and kale. Cordon apples, summer fruiting raspberries and logans need summer pruning. PETER and ARTHUR attend to these and other seasonal tasks.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Producer: Barrie Edgar.

: Festival 77

Introduced by Rene Cutforth
A programme from the BBCtv Archives for each of the past 25 years: 1963
That Was the Week
That Was
The famous satirical show
The week up to 6 April 1963 taken to pieces by David Frost and Millicent Martin , Timothy Birdsall Kenneth Cope , Roy Kinnear Bernard Levin , Al Mancini
Lance Percival , William Rushton and, reporting from Westminster, Frankie Howerd
Musical director DAVE LEE


Introduced By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Millicent Martin
Unknown: Timothy Birdsall
Unknown: Kenneth Cope
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Al Mancini
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Director: Dave Lee
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Ned Sherrin.

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Patrick Campbell
Bryan Marshall , Hannah Gordon and Frank Muir
Humphrey Burton , Prunella Gee Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN. Director ALAN BELL Producer JOHNNY DOWNES


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Bryan Marshall
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman.
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia from
Headingley RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Introduces: Headingley Richie Benaud

: I, Claudius: 7: Reign of Terror

Based on the novels by Robert Graves. The BBC2 Serial in 12 parts
Written by Jack Pulman
Livia has predicted to Claudius that Caligula will be the next Emperor. Tiberius has retired to Capri whilst Sejanus, his righthand man, wields power in Rome - but Sejanus also has enemies.
"...the imaginative interpretation of Robert Graves's novels, sometimes funny, sometimes horrifying, but always absolutely gripping." (THE SUN)


Author: Robert Graves
Writer: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Apicata, Sejanus's ex-wife: Kate Lansbury
Antonia, Claudius's mother: Margaret Tyzack
Helen, Livilla's daughter: Karin Foley
Livilla, Claudius's sister: Patricia Quinn
Tiberius, Emperor of Rome: George Baker
Sejanus: Patrick Stewart
Thrasyllus: Kevin Stoney
Agrippina, Caligula's mother: Fiona Walker
Senator: Richard Aylen
Arria, Sejanus's daughter: Katherine Hughes
Junius, Sejanus's son: Alfonso Di Lieto
Slave: John Beardmore
Gallus: Charles Kay
Quaestor: Michael Segal
Drusus, Caligula's brother: Richard Hunter
Macro: John Rhys-Davies
Guard: Kim Begley
Caligula, Agrippina's son: John Hurt
Slave: Peter Benedict
Aelia, Claudius's wife: Liane Aukin
Atticus: John Franklyn-Robbins
Captain of the guard: Richard Lindfield
Captain of the guard: Pat Gorman
Bystander: Jeremy Wallis

: Late News on 2


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