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: Open University

6.40 Psychology. 7.5 The Sense Organs.
7.30 Waves.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Weather Stopped by SUE CHARLTON
Told by Julie Stevens
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Sue Charlton
Told By: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Social Work in Schools. 5.15 Dynamic Aspects of NMR. 5,40 Fractional Distillation. 6.5 M101/9 Iteration. Convergence. 6.30 Electricity and Magnetism.

: A Death Reported

The Power Game
Christian religion centres on one man's death. Christians claim that one of the results of this death is to help people to challenge the powerful forces which shape human society. Tonight this claim is considered by Pauline Webb.
(Tomorrow at 6. 55 pm: Linda Mary Evans )


Unknown: Pauline Webb.
Unknown: Linda Mary Evans

: Horseback

Ten programmes about horsemanship, of interest to both rider and spectator. 4: Dressage
DAVID VINE meets JENNIE LORISTON-CLARKE and her horse Dutch Courage - medal winners at the 1978 World Championships.
Producer .JOHN DOBSON , BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Jennie Loriston-Clarke
Director: Richard Simkin
Producer: John Dobson

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Grand Prix

Covering motor-racing's Formula One World Championship
The US Grand Prix West from California
Highlights of last night's race on the tight 2m circuit that twists its way around the streets of the Pacific resort of Long Beach - a track that's been called 'The Monaco of the West'. After two wins for France's Jacques Laffite and the Ligier team in South America, and a Ferrari 1-2 in South Africa, last year's winner Carlos Rautemann and World Champion Mario Andretti, winner in 1977, were out to score the first Lotus victory of 1979.
Commentator Murray Walker.
TV presentation by CRS


Driver: Jacques Laffite
Driver: Carlos Reutemann
Driver: Mario Andretti
Commentator: Murray Walker
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: The Mathis Collection

starring Johnny Mathis at the Royal Albert Hall in London
The first half of an exciting two-part concert recorded for BBC Television during a recent triumphant tour of this country. Musical director JIM GANDUGLIA Solo harp THELMA OWEN
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD (Part 2 on Monday 23 April)


Director: Jim Ganduglia
Harp: Thelma Owen
Unknown: Chris Holcombe
Unknown: Hugh Cartwright
Designer: Roger Murruy-Leach
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

A new topical comedy programme with Christopher Godwin
John Gorman , Rowan Atkinson
Designer BOB COVE
Studio director BOB SPIERS


Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: John Gorman
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Designer: Bob Cove
Director: Bob Spiers
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Sean Hardie

: Horizon

A Mediterranean Prospect
The Mediterranean Sea is said to be slowly dying. Every town from Athens to Alexandria, from Barcelona to Beirut uses it as a dump for raw sewage and industrial effluent.
But, as a result of determined efforts by a Yugoslav marine biologist who now runs the United Nations Mediterranean Action Plan, and by concerned groups in the coastal towns and villages, something is being done.
This film shows how the mayor of a small town in Turkey deals with too much detergent, how a French industrial complex the size of Paris has reduced its pollution by 90 per cent, how scientists in Athens plan to use the sea itself to keep tourist beaches healthy, how the Egyptians are struggling with pollution caused by poverty and how the Algerians have changed their minds.
But can there really be effective co-operation between European and African countries, between Turkey and Greece, between Israel and Syria? Can the survival of their sea draw them together in a way that other international problems cannot?
Narrator RAY MOORE
Film editor M. A. c. ADAMS ,
Written and produced by PETER JONES


Narrator: Ray Moore
Editor: M. A. C. Adams
Editor: Simon Campbeel- Jones
Produced By: Peter Jones

: Arena

The King and I
For David Oxtoby, Elvis is king. He's been painting rock 'n' roll stars since the 50s, much to the bemusement of the art establishment. Most of the paintings in this film-of Presley, Haley, Gene Vincent etc - were stolen and subsequently burnt by Italian bandits and so Arena presents a unique chance to view the work of this entertaining but ill-starred artist.

Journey to the Surface of the Earth
Last year the artist Mark Boyle attained the singular distinction of occupying the entire British pavilion at the Venice Biennale astonishing visitors with a Sardinian mountainside, a ploughed field and a Liverpool pavement. Since pioneering light shows with Jimi Hendrix and the Soft Machine he has devoted his life to travelling the world, recreating with uncanny accuracy six-foot-square replicas of the Earth's surface.


Subject (The King and I): David Oxtoby
Subject (Journey to the Surface of the Earth): Mark Boyle
Director (The King and I): Alan Lewens
Director (Journey to the Surface of the Earth): Nigel Finch
Producer: Alan Yentob

: The Light of Experience

A series of eight programmes
In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. 7: Through a Glass Darkly
Ian Wilson regarded himself as ' conversion proof' until he came across the famous Shroud of Turin. His researches into this historical mystery had an unexpected effect on his life.
' As medical and historical details more and more pointed to the Shroud being genuine, I began to realise I was studying the image of a real man.'
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY
Book (same title), £3.00, from bookshops i The Silent Witness, an investigation into the mystery of the Turin Shroud is on BBC1 on Thursday at 19.20 pm)


Unknown: Ian Wilson
Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Late News


: Closedown

Gwen Watford reads On Finding a Ruined Church Closed to the Public by BARBARA NORMAN


Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Barbara Norman

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