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: Open University

6.40 Solar Cells

7.5 The Nature of Chemistry

7.30 English Houses of the 1930s

: Closedown

: Gharbar

In today's programme PARVEEN MIRZA, MEHERANGIZ MUNSIFF, SAFIA SIDDIQI , SHARAN SANDHU and LALITA AHMED discuss 'Are All Old Customs and Traditions Good? ' RAJNI KAUL tells the story of Cinderella and RAEES KHAN plays ' Raag Bhairavi ' on the sitar.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL. An Asian Unit presentation. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Safia Siddiqi
Unknown: Sharan Sandhu
Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Unknown: Raees Khan
Unknown: Raag Bhairavi
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 78

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
A courtside view of the third day's play.
HARRY CARPENTER introduces the best of the matches on the Centre Court and No 1 Court, with news and results from the outside courts.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: News on 2

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

: Spaceships of the Mind: Managers of Life

A voyage of the imagination into the future on and outside our planet by Nigel Calder.
The second of three programmes.
The prospect of settling in Space concentrates the mind wonderfully on the prospects for transforming the Earth. The theme is life itself, and whether plants, animals and man can benefit from our discoveries in Space. Already built are systems for growing food crops in the eternal darkness of Space, and eco-dwellings that may be a model for space-villages. Translated back to Earth, ideas like these may rejuvenate our eroded and polluted planet. Professor John Postgate of Sussex University and Professor Sol Spiegelman of Columbia University consider how genetic processes, natural or artificial, can alter life on Earth or outside it-if our species can cope with the challenge.


Presenter: Nigel Calder
Expert: Professor John Postgate
Expert: Professor Sol Spiegelman
Film cameraman: Alan Stevens
Film cameraman: John Baker
Film Editor: Christopher Woolley
Producer: Dick Gilling

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Joanna Lumley Derek Jacobi and Patrick Campbell June Bolton
Richard Briers
Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: June Bolton
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Globe Theatre

Sarah starring
Zoe Caldwell
A season of six television dramas from around the world opens with Waris Hussein 's magnificent portrait of Sarah Bernhardt which earned an International Emmy nomination last year for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Paris, 1912. As the 68-year-old Bernhardt prepares for her role in the silent film, La Reine Eliza beth, she remembers the early days of her life: her struggle to start her career, and then the time when she was the scandal-and the success - of the Comedie Franchise.
The programme re-creates the legend of the French theatre with a story of a personal triumph over ill-health, anti-semitism, vicious rumours and a disastrous marriage by a woman whose turbulent life and tempestuous moods made her the toast of kings and shopkeepers.


Unknown: Zoe Caldwell
Unknown: Waris Hussein
Unknown: Sarah Bernhardt
Unknown: La Reine Eliza
Written By: Suzanne Grossman
Directed By: Waris Hussein
Sarah: Zoe Caldwell
Jarrett: Donald Davis
Damala: Jean Leclerc
Agar: Dawn Greenhalgh
Youle: Olivette Thibault
Perrin: Edward Atienza
Abbey: Henry Ramer
Maurice: Thomas Hauff

: Late News on 2


: Wimbledon 78

Match of the Day Highlights of the day's play at the All England Club
Editor a. r. WILKINSON


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Editor: A. R. Wilkinson

: Closedown

Leslie Sands reads The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin


Reader: Leslie Sands
Author: Philip Larkin

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