10.30 Open Forum: Exams Special
10.55 The First Year of Life - On the Way
Greece: Gavin Millar talks to
Melina Mercouri , Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Quinn.
with Robert Robinson
Tea with Miss Pym
Harlequins v Cardiff
France v President's XV
In 1882, HARLEQUINS became the first English club to play at the Arms Park. Now, 95 years and coincidentally 95 matches later, these two revered clubs meet again, at Twickenham.
Top players from the major rugby countries join forces to take on a full-strength French ' Grand Slam ' XV to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the French Rugby Union. Commentators
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH , BILL MCLAREN
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
5: There is No God But God
News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Whitmore
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD
Da Jiu - Dragons, Gods and Ancestors
Many of the ancient traditions of China have been swept away by the present Communist regime. But in the New Territories some of these traditions survive.
Every ten years the village of Ha Tsuen holds its Da Jiu rites designed to bring peace and prosperity to the inhabitants, and to free the area of evil spirits.
The ancient rituals give reassuring stability in a world where rice is no longer a paying crop, and many young men are 7,000 miles away working in Europe.
Commentary by HUGH BAKER
Producer HUGH GIBB. Presented by DAWN A. SWERLING. Series editors MICHAEL ANDREWS and ANTHONY ISAACS
by LEO TOLSTOY
BBC2's Classic Serial
Dramatised in ten parts by DONALD WILSON starring Nicola Pagett
Eric Porter , Stuart Wilson Part 5
Anna and Vronsky can see no way out but Karenin decides on positive action. Meanwhile, Kitty and Levin meet each other accidentally. Levin, however, cannot bring himself to take further steps.
Cast in order of appearance
Costume designer JOAN ELLACOTT Uniforms KEN TREW
Make-up artist ANN AILES
Choreography GERALDINE STEPHENSON Designer DEREK DODD
Producer DONALD WILSON
Executive producer KEN RUDDINGTON
Director BASIL COLEMAN. Preview: page 17
The costumes from Anna Karenina are currently on display at Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire
John Fowles in conversation with Melvyn Bragg
"One thing that seems to me to have gone wrong with the British novel and the American novel is this notion that the novelist has to write for an intellectual elite.
If you can write for a wide audience, then you ought to."
John Fowles has done just that, since his first novel, The Collector, was published in 1963. The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower have all topped the best-seller lists in this country and America. He has just published his first major new novel for eight years - Daniel Martin.
Fowles now lives in Lyme Regis, where Melvyn Bragg went to talk to him, both about his career as a writer and about his other love - nature.
plays harp music by Handel, Hasselmans and Salzedo
Director RON isteb
A film from
The Man Alive Report Reporters Anna Ford and Jeanne la Chard
The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan once more focuses the world's attention on the Northern Ireland Peace Movement. But ironically the prize has come at a time when the Peace
Movement itself is under fiercer attack than ever, when some of its critics claim it is a spent force.
Tonight's film was completed ten months ago when the movement was beginning to get down to what they described as 'the hard work of peace.'.
It reveals the pressures on Mairead Corrigan , Ciaran McKeown and Betty Williams , the movement's leaders. And it shows some of the difficulties and dangers they, and the other Peace People, still face today in trying to bring peace to troubled Ulster.
Producers JULIAN COOPER , BRIAN JAMES Editor MICHAEL LATHAM
Ruth Gordon , Bud Cort
Hal Ashby 's unerring sense of the more grotesque aspects of life is used to full effect in this black comedy about a boy's fascination with death. Harold is a quiet boy with a gruesome sense of humour. During one of his regular outings to a funeral he meets a fellow enthusiast, an elderly lady called Maude. Romance blossoms among the floral tributes ...
Director HAL ASHBY. Films: page 15