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: Open University

6.40 Television and Politics - America (3)

7.5 Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

7.30 Educating the Workforce

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Racing from Aintree

The first day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting
2.30 Topham Trophy Handicap Chase (2m 6f)
The day's main race, over one complete circuit of all the Grand National fences.
3.5 Sporting Chronicle Handicap Chase (2 ½ m)
3.40 Kennedy Construction Handicap Hurdle (2m)
4.15 Haig Whisky Hunters' Chase (2m 6f)
Happy Warrior and Nick Hender son seek to repeat their 1977 win. Strong opposition comes from Spartan Missile ridden by 51-year-old John Thome - Nick Hender son's future father-in-law. Commentators
Television presentation by FRED VINER , RICHARD TILLING , NICK HUNTER
Results from Aintree and Teesside on CEEFAX page 136


Unknown: Nick Hender
Unknown: John Thome
Unknown: Nick Hender
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Presentation By: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Maths: Complex Functions

5.20 Changing the Record

5.45 Great Expectations

6.10 Problems of Pollution

6.35 Guernsey: Outside Influences

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Choices for Tomorrow

Three personal views on the environment. Water, Water
DAVID BELLAMY talks about the treatment of our water and sewage in London and how this process has improved dramatically since Elizabethan times.
Series producer MICHAEL GARROD


Talks: David Bellamy
Producer: Mike Weatherley
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells
Newsreader Richard Whitmore


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm
Arthur Billitt and Peter Seabrook make a start on sowing the 110 varieties of hardy annuals which Will make a spectacular display in the summer. In the vegetable garden they will sow salad crops for succession and discuss the ever-present problem of pest and disease control. Bob Roberts gives advice to blind gardeners on seed sowing in his vegetable plot and in the greenhouse.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bob Roberts
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: Living in the Past

A reconstruction of life on an Ancient British farm.
A series of 12 programmes 6:August
Fun and games for the Celtic Festival of Lugnatha-a prehistoric August Bank Holiday. Harvest time begins and one of the group goes missing.
Film cameraman DAVID SAUNDERS Sound recordist TOM BROWN Film editor DAVID MITCHELL
Produced by JOHN PERCIVAL. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Saunders
Unknown: Tom Brown
Editor: David Mitchell
Produced By: John Percival.

: Top Table

The fifth in a series of seven international table tennis programmes in which eight of the world's best players compete for the Norwich Union Trophy.
In tonight's semi-final Dragutin Surbek, ranked number five in the world, plays Peter Stellwag , the current West German champion and one of the most exciting young players on the European circuit.
Introduced by PETER WALKER Commentators


Unknown: Peter Stellwag
Introduced By: Peter Walker
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Men of Ideas

Creators of modern philosophy
A series of 15 programmes in which Bryan Magee talks to 15 leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
11: The Ideas of Chomsky with Noam Chomsky , Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CHOMSKY issues a fundamental challenge to our whole conception of how we learn language - and therefore the relationship of language to experience - and therefore the nature of knowledge. This programme examines the central ideas of one of the truly seminal thinkers of our time.
Series prepared by BRYAN MAGEE Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer JANET HOENIG
(A shortened version oj this discussion will be in THE LISTENER dated 6 April)


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Noam Chomsky
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Late News on 2


: Midweek Cinema: The Liberation of L. B. Jones

A William Wyler Season starring
Lee J. Cobb
Anthony Zerbe
Roscoe Lee Browne , Lee Majors Barbara Hershey , Yaphet Kotto Chill Wills, Lola Falana
William Wyler's last film, to date, is a powerful, uncompromising study of racism in a small Tennessee town. Lawyer Oman Hedge-path is persuaded by his nephew to take on a black client - an affluent undertaker seeking a divorce from his wife who is having an affair with a white policeman. Fears that court proceedings could bring damaging evidence out into the open are enough to make the whites close ranks - and they take sinister and violent action.
Based on the novel by JESSE BILL FORD
Directed by WILLIAM WYLER. Films: page 9 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: William Wyler
Unknown: Lee J. Cobb
Unknown: Anthony Zerbe
Unknown: Roscoe Lee Browne
Unknown: Barbara Hershey
Unknown: Lola Falana
Novel By: Jesse Bill
Directed By: William Wyler.
Oman Hedgepath: Lee J Cobb
Willie Joe Worth: Anthony Zerbe
Lord Byron Jones: Roscoe Lee Browne
Emma Jones: Lola Falana
Steve Mundine: Lee Majors
Nella Mundine: Barbara Hershey
Sonny Boy Morsby: Yaphet Kotto
Stanley Bumpas: Arch Johnson
Mr Ike: Chill Wills
Mama Lavorn: Zara Cully
Benny: Fayard Nicholas
Henry: Joe Attles
Erleen: Lauren Jones
Mayor: Dub Taylor
Jelly: Brenda Sykes
The grocer: Larry D Mann
Chief of Police: Ray Teal

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