6.40 Schrodinger Wave Equation
7.30 Earth Science Topics
4.50 Widowhood - A Life after Death
5.15 Transition Metals
6.5 M101/15 Log, Exp and 'e'
A series about children's rights for International Year of The Child. 1: Kids at School
'It's our world we're going to be living in in five to ten years' time when the adults now have stopped making decisions, and that's why we've just got to be involved.'
Two pupils argue for more say in their school lives. (Tomorrow: Kids in Care)
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
Live from the Royal Opera House, CoventGarden A performance of VERDI'S tragic opera about love, intrigue and poison.
Libretto by SALVATORE CAMMARANO after SCHILLER'S play Kabale und Liebe
Act 1: Love
Sung in Italian with English sub-titles. starring Katia Ricciarelli Placido Domingo Renato Bruson
Verdi's opera, set in the Tyrol in the early 18th century, tells of the love of Luisa for Rodolfo. Rodolfo is expected to marry the Duchess Federica. When he refuses he is imprisoned by his father, Count Walter, who also arrests Miller, Luisa's father, and gets his steward Wurm to make Luisa write a letter to Rodolfo saying she is in love with someone else. When Rodolfo is released from prison he makes Luisa confess to writing the letter and poisons both himself and Luisa. Before the poison takes effect Luisa reveals Wurm forced her to write the letter and Rodolfo kills him.
Cast in order of appearance
Lorin Maazel conducts
THE ROYAL OPERA CHORUS chorus-master JOHN BARKER
ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader MEYER STOLOW
Luisa Miller is produced and designed by FILIPPO SANJUST
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Sound by JEFF BAKER
Lighting by HARRY THOMAS Directed by BRIAN LARGE (Act 2 follows at 9.5* pm)
Laura, a peasant girl:
Miller, a retired soldier:
Luisa, Miller's daughter:
Rodolfo, Luisa's lover:
Wurm, steward to Count Walter:
Federica, Duchess of Ostheim:
"The series which explores living memory" is ten years old. To mark the occasion we present eight programmes from its earlier years.
During the summer months in the years before the last war, the daughters of the very best families were driven to Buckingham Palace to be presented at Court - to be formally introduced to the King and Queen. They were debutantes, making their dÃ©but into fashionable society. It was all called "Coming Out".
Katharine Ormsby-Gore, Dinah Brand, and Christian Grant came out in 39. And they remember the fun and formality of their first London Season - just 40 years ago.
"A charming little period piece". (Sunday Times)
"Seldom less than delightful" (Daily Mail)
(Next week: The Burston School Strike)
A live performance of Verdi's opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Act 2: Intrigue
to Brass Tacks
The BBC Europe Debate
The experts have had their say. Now Eric Robson reports what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying about Britain and Europe.
Research JUDY HILL
Producer PETER HAMILTON
Editor ROGER LAUGHTON. BBC Manchester
A series of six programmes Baby Grand tickle your late-evening sensibilities with words and music, designed to undermine your gravity. with Sharon Morgan
Sion Probert, Brian Patten Baby Grand is
JUDITH GLANVILLE , ROBIN LYONS CLIFF PRIOR, CHRIS STUART and NEIL WATSON
Sound TONY MOSSMAN , DES BENNETT Lighting LEN STEPHENS Director IEUAN LEWIS
Producer JACK WILLIAMS BBC Cymru/Wales
for the European Assembly by the Labour Party
From Germany comes tonight's news, giving you a chance to develop your understanding of the German language and a German view of world events.
Presented by CORINNA SCHNABEL
Director PATRICK HARPUR
Producer BARBARA DERKOW
Joy Parker reads The Afternoon Sun by C. P. CAVAFY