6.40 Is it Significant?
7.30 Education in Britain
The last of five programmes Negotiation
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS
Story: Alexander's Flycycle Written and illustrated by ELIZABETH HOSE and GERALD HOSE
Presenters Sarah Long , Brian Cant
The National Hunt Festival
Four races from the opening day's card.
HM Queen Elizabeth,
The Queen Mother today formally opens the New Stand at Cheltenham to herald the start of the 1979 Festival.
2.30 Sun Alliance Novices' Hurdle Race (2½m)
3.5 National Hunt Two-mile Champion 'Chase
1978 winner Hillyway seeks to give the Irish their fifth successive win. This, the most valuable event of the opening day, is worth £20,000.
3.40 Coral Golden Hurdle Race Final (Handicap) (3m)
4.15 Sun Alliance 'Chase (3m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN
Introduced by Julian Wilson
Produced by RICHARD TILLING and JOHN SHREWSBURY
Racing results service on Ceefaz
5.15 Cells and Organisms
5.40 Concorde Case Study: 1
6.5 The Hindu Tradition
6.30 Into the Earth
1797-1828: a series of five programmes that traces in sequence Schubert's life and music. 4: Maturity- 1826-1827 With members of The Songmakers' Almanac FELICITY LOTT (soprano)
ANTHONY ROLFE JOHNSON (tenor) RICHARD JACKSON (baritone) GRAHAM JOHNSON (piano) and KATHARINA WOLPE (piano) NarratorDEREK JACOBI
Script devised by GHARAM JOHNSON
Producer WALTER TODDS. Director RON ISTED (Postponed from 23 November 1978)
(Ncxt Tuesday: The Final Year, 1828)
A series of six programmes in which animated film-makers eavesdrop on real conversations and let their imaginations run riot. 3: Down and Out
' For 30 years I never could get a bed in this house - and I've only just come out of Broadweir Baths. '
Animators DAVID SPROXTON , PETER LORD Producer COLIN THOMAS. BBC Bristol
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
Presented by Jeremy James
The top seeds of this International Knockout Chess Tournament battle for the first prize of 11,500 and The Master Game trophy. Bent Larsen (Denmark) v
Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia)
Both players have been candidates for the world championship. Commentary by William Hartston
Designer JOHN BONE
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Producer ROBERT TONER
The moves of this pame will be printed in THE LISTENER dated 15 March
A natural history by David Attenborough
The story of life from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that now live around us. A series of 13 programmes 9: The Rise of the Mammals
The mammals have proved to be one of the most adaptable products of evolution. Their ancestry can be traced back nearly 200-million years to the beginning of the dinosaur era when the first furry warm-blooded creatures scurried around the forest floor at night while the mighty reptiles slept.
As time went by, female mammals evolved ways of keeping their babies warm and nourished. Early ones may have laid eggs like the platypus does today. Later forms evolved pouches, placentas and milk-producing organs and so provided for their young more comprehensively than any other kind of creature.
An accident of continental drift enabled the marsupials to flourish in Australia and produce such diverse animals as gliding possums, koalas and kangaroos. Elsewhere, the placental mammals ruled.
Photography RAY HENMAN , MAURICE FISHER MANTIS WILDLIFE FILMS, DAVID PARER Film editor RON MARTIN MUSiC EDWARD WILLIAMS
Assistant producer MICHAEL SALISBURY
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS Producer JOHN SPARKS. BBC Bristol ( Repeated next Sunday)
Book (same title), £7.95, from bookshops
A duel of words and wit between
Joanna Lumley Miles Kington and Patrick Campbell Rula Lenska
Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES
Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week:
Thieves on Wheels
The motor car is a push-over for the amateur thief, a dead cert for the professional; this most expensive of possessions - after a house - is protected with the cheapest of locks. Nearly 1,000 cars are stolen every day in Britain and it's getting worse.
On film, Michael Dean follows the trail of these missing cars and talks to a smoothly efficient ' retired' car thief, bewildered victims, unperturbed manufacturers, frustrated policemen and teenage joy-riders. In the studio, Nick Ross asks the experts - a top policeman, the editor of Motoring Which, and a man from the motor trade -how do we stop the stolen car epidemic ...?
Producer ROBYN WALLIS Editor TIM SLESSOR
In tonight's new series of Wide World of Entertainment the spotlight beams on to one of America's top television entertainers as he presents his stage show to 4,000 enthusiastic United States Air Force personnel in the giant 'Hangar 711' of RAF Mildenhall.
With ROY CLARK are guests Barbara Fairchild Buck Trent and Poacher
Musical backing by THE RODNEY LAY BAND with ' FANCI '
Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
takes a look at the contemporary rock scene with Anne Nightingale In the studio this week:
Duffo Lene Lovich with films, album tracks, interviews, news and reviews
Director JOHN BURROWES
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
Music from this series: record (BEDP 001). cassette (HRMC 6000), from record shops