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: Open University

6.40 Time Base Generator

7.5 Electronic Music

7.30 18th-century Speculators

: Closedown

: Play School

,for details see BBCl at 4.20 pm)

: Closedown

: Racing

The Goodwood August Meeting transferred to Ascot Racecourse
2.15 The Harvest Nursery Handicap (5f)
2.45 The Rockwood Apprentices' Handicap dim)
3.15 The Bentinck Stakes (Handicap. 1½m)
3.45 The Waterford Candelabra Stakes (7f)
Television presentation DENNIS MONGER


Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Dennis Monger

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Multi-Cultural Education

5.15 Maths: in Perspective

5.40 International Aid

6.30 Design with Plastic

: Gardeners' World

from Clack's Farm, with Peter Seabrook and Arthur Billitt Amongst the vegetables - new varieties of potato, and the war on caterpillars; and on flowers, the best of the new bedding plants and potting up freesias to flower in January. Sheila Macqueen , cuts material and preserves it, for winter arrangements.
Produced by JOHN KENVON
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Sheila MacQueen
Produced By: John Kenvon

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Golf My Way

Severiano Ballesteros : the last of five personal essays from some of the world's greatest golfers.
The power, the subtlety of touch, the shot-making ability, and the sheer arrogance of his play are all graphically demonstrated by the new British Open Champion.
Television presentation


Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Richard Tilling

: Seven to One

The last of four programmes. This week's guest James Burke meets the seven
Mary Cockcroft , 24, business analyst Keith Fraser , 23, car worker Pam Griffin , 22. PE teacher
Lisa Halstead , 23, housewife Gary Jackson , 23, artist John Mcllvride , 24, actor
Mark Renton , 18, undergraduate
Each week the seven have the chance to exchange views with a personality of their choice.
Often impertinent, always revealing ... A refreshing series of interviews.
Director PETER HAMILTON Producer derkk TOWERS
BBC Manchester


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Mary Cockcroft
Unknown: Keith Fraser
Unknown: Pam Griffin
Unknown: Lisa Halstead
Artist: Gary Jackson
Artist: John McLlvride
Unknown: Mark Renton
Director: Peter Hamilton

: Scottish Playbill

The Day After Yesterday by JACK RONDEK
'What am I doing in this town? What have I done? '
A man, facing his mortality, Is unaware of the effect his behaviour is having on his family.
Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN Designer jim longmuir Producer BOB MCINTOSH
Director ROGER BAMFORD. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jack Rondek
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Bob McIntosh
Director: Roger Bamford.
Betty: Anne Kristen
James: Rikki Fulton
Elvira: Elaine Collins

: All Creatures Great and Small: Breath of Life

From the books by James Herriot
Adapted by Anthony Steven
The last of 13 episodes starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot, Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon with Peter Davison and Carol Drinkwater
Siegfried discovers that a gift given in good faith can deal out death, and James discovers that dealing out death can accidentally be the gift of life...
BBC Birmingham
(First shown on BBCl)


Author: James Herriot
Adapted by: Anthony Steven
Theme Music: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Terence Dudley
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Dowson: John Ronane
Bob Rigby: Michael Graham Cox
Kitson: John Barrett
Mrs Flaxton: Fiona Gray
Mr Flaxton: John Alkin
Skipton: Edwin Finn

: Kilvert's Diary

The ninth of 18 excerpts from this curate's diary dramatised by JAMES ANDREW hall, Two Sermons


Dramatised By: James Andrew
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Peter Hammond
Francis Kilvert: Timothy Davies
Mrs Crichton: Phyllida Law

: Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete in the BBC2 Masters Championship First Semi-final
Gene Bardon (Yorkshire) t7 Noel Burrows (Lancashire)
This first semi-final brings together the current holder, Gene Bardon , and much-fancied Noel Burrows. Bardon had a difficult win in his quarter-final, while on-form Burrows had a relatively easy game. This should produce a close contest.
Introduced by Colin Welland from
The Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool Commentator harry RIGBY
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gene Bardon
Unknown: Noel Burrows
Unknown: Gene Bardon
Unknown: Noel Burrows.
Introduced By: Colin Welland
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Balanchine

and The New York City Ballet
Next month the world-famous NEW YORK CITY BALLET opens at the Royal Opera House for its first London visit in 14 years. The company will be mounting a richly-varied season, including many works by its founder and presiding genius George Balanchine , who started chorcographing more than 50 years ago for Diaghilev's BALLETS RUSSES.
Introduced by one of the company's best-known dancers, Edward Villella Tzigane
Music by RAVEL featuring Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins
Divertimento No 15
(andante movement) Music by MOZART featuring Merrill Ashley and Robert Weiss
The Four Temperaments Music by hindemith featuring Merrill Ashley Bart Cook , Daniel Duell Colleen Neary and Adam Ludcrs
Made for WNET's Dance in America series Executive producer JAC VENZA Director MERRILL BROCKWAY


Unknown: George Balanchine
Dancers: Edward Villella
Unknown: Suzanne Farrell
Unknown: Peter Martins
Unknown: Merrill Ashley
Unknown: Robert Weiss
Unknown: Merrill Ashley
Unknown: Bart Cook
Unknown: Daniel Duell
Unknown: Colleen Neary
Unknown: Adam Ludcrs
Director: Merrill Brockway

: Late News


: Closedown



Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Thomas Love Peacock

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