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: Open University

6.40 Colour Television (2)

7.5 Cuba, The Revolutionary Alternative

: Closedown

: Liberal Party Assembly 1978

Live coverage of the third day in Southport. Reporting team Robin Day, David Dimbleby


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

: Liberal Party Assembly

Further coverage from Southport

: * pm International Tennis

The Davis Cup
Great Britain v Czechoslovakia
Live coverage from the Centre Court at Eastbourne of the European Zone ' A ' Final. The home side. back to full strength this year, will choose from BUSTER MOTTRAM , JOHN LLOYD and MARK cox for today's two singles. Against them, a powerful team led by former Wimbledon champion jan KODES.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Unknown: Buster Mottram
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Jan Kodes.
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett

: Liberal Party Assembly

Coverage of the afternoon's debates.
Outside broadcast producer MICHAEL LUMLEY
Producer pavid WALTER


Producer: Michael Lumley
Editor: Margaret Douglas

: Open University

4.55 Members of the Jury

5.20 Radio Isotope Techniques

5.45 Biological System Respiration

6.10 Social Behaviour of Animals

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: The Sixth Leeds International Piano Competition

The Finals
For the last ten days, nearly 100 pianists from 27 countries have been competing in the preliminary rounds of this famous competition. Now just the six finalists remain. Each of them will play a complete concerto with orchestra: three play tonight; three tomorrow night.
BBC2 covers both these concerts live and at 10.45 pm tomorrow night will be returning to Leeds for the announcement of the winner.
Apart from a prize of E2,000 and the Princess Mary Gold Medal , the winner will receive over 70 offers of engagements - and the prestige of winning one of the world's most important music awards. The very first winner (in 1963) was Michael Roll , who is this year a member of the jury-together with such famous music personalities as Artur Balsam , Louis Kentner , Nikita Magaloff , Phyllis Sellick and Rosalyn Tureck.
Chairman of the Jury is
Lord Boyle of Handsworth
The 1978 Leeds International Piano Competition is presented in association with Harveys of Bristol. BBC commentators
BERNARD KEEFFE and DAVID WILDE Introduced by Humphrey Burton Competition Chairman Fanny Waterman
Vice-chairman Marion Thorpe The Gabrieli String Quartet leader KENNETH SILLITO
BBCNorthern Symphony Orchestra leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by Norman Del Mar
Assistant producer ROY TIPPING Directed by RODNEY greenberg Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
(Tomorrow Part 2 of The Finals and the result; next Monday The Prizewinners)


Unknown: Princess Mary Gold Medal
Unknown: Michael Roll
Unknown: Artur Balsam
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Nikita Magaloff
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Unknown: Rosalyn Tureck.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Fanny Waterman
Unknown: Marion Thorpe
Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing. The Final

: Horizon

Innocent Slaughter?
Next month 1,800 grey seals round Scotland will be killed by order of the British Government. Every year thousands of harp seals are clubbed to death on the frozen pack ice off the eastern coast of Canada. Seal hunts provide a living for isolated groups of fishermen and skins for the fur trade around the world.
Vehement protests have been mounted to try to stop the hunt in Canada on the grounds that it is cruel, unnecessary and is driving the seals to extinction. But the hunt goes on. Horizon went to Canada, Norway and the northern coasts of Britain to collect evidence on both sides.
The argument is by no means clear-cut. The hunters are just as passionate as their opponents. Various humane methods of killing have been tried. But who else benefits from the hunt and how many seals are there left? Narrator VALENTINE PALMER
Film editor NICK rayner
Written and produced hv TONY edwards

: International Tennis

The Davis Cup
Great Britain v Czechoslovakia
DAVID VINE introduces highlights from the two singles played today; and DAN MASKELL assesses the team's chances of going forward to the Inter-Zone Final


Unknown: Dan Maskell
Producer: Fred Viner

: Late News on 2


: Lotte in Weimar

A film starring
Lilli Palmer , Martin Hellberg
The Sorrows of Young Werther not only made Goethe famous but recorded for posterity his youthful love for Charlotte Kestner-Lotte, in the novel. When the real Lotte. 40 years later, visits the town where Goethe lives, society is fascinated and awaits their meeting with keen anticipation.
Directed by ECON cOnther . FilMS p 11 , p:-rKt showing on British television)


Unknown: Lilli Palmer
Unknown: Martin Hellberg
Unknown: Young Werther
Directed By: Econ Conther
Lotte: Lilli Palmer
Goethe: Martin Hellbekg
Goethe's son, August: Hilmar Baumann
Adele Schopenhauer: Jutta Hoffmann
Mager a waiter: Rolf Ludwig
Lotte's daughter, Charlotte: Monika Lennertx

: Closedown

j'..u.i rye reads I Remember. I R ~tber by PHILIP LARKIN


Unknown: Philip Larkin

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