6.40 The Roaring Silence. 7.S The Peak Experience. 7.30 The Bauhaus at Weimar.
The Embassy World Professional Snooker
Ex-World Champion Alex Higgins, John Virgo the UK Champion, Patsy Fagan and Graham Miles are all in action today. David Vine introduces live coverage, as well as highlights from this morning's session, as the 14-day Championship begins. Commentators Ted Lowe
Jack Karnehm, Clive Everton
Producers Nick Hunter, Richard Tilling Bill Taylor, Keith Phillips
4.50 Maths - Functions. 5.40 Iteration and Convergence. 6.5 Reading Development. 6.30 Steel, Stars and Spectra.
Frame of the Day
David VINE introduces an outstanding frame, together with the latest news and comments from the World Championship in Sheffield.
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Introduced by Johnny Ball and Hilary Henson , with teams from KTM/VICKERS, LLOYDS BANK, THE HOME OFFICE FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY, CHORLEY.
Judging how well they keep their heads above water, Heinz Wolff and Des Sleightholme. Egg racing for the Hartmann Fibre Trophy from Radio Nottingham and the London Transport Museum.
Production assistant DANA PURVIS Director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer PETER BRUCE
To Make a Teacup
Demand for fine white and decorated pottery led to a search for new raw materials, the development of new processes, and encouraged new transport systems.
In the fifth of eight films Anthony Burton looks at processes and bottle kilns at Stoke-on-Trent; visits a water-powered flint mill in Staffordshire; and tries his hand at shovelling china clay in Cornwall.
Film editor KEITH WILTON Producer MICHAEL GARROD
The Rise and Fall of a Persian Empire
Of the Seven Sisters, the giants who controlled the world's oil supplies for half a century, five are all-American, one is mainly Dutch. But one sister is British, through and through. She is British Petroleum, the country's biggest corporation by far, and, as taxpayers, we own 46 per cent of the business. How did she manage to survive and grow rich in such a ruthless and predatory family? This, the first of nine films, traces the history of BP from its birth in the Persian desert, through its oil-rich days, to the Arab take-overs in the Gulf; and it introduces some of the men who must carve a future for the company.
Research GILL BARNES Assistant producer JONATHAN CRANE
Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT
Being a reconstruction in six parts of the sad case surrounding Mary Blandy , written by KEN TAYLOR
1: Spring 1752 ... Oxford Castle ... Mary Blandy awaits her execution. How different from the world of six years before when, on that shining day, Captain Cranstoun first took her hand ... and changed her life for ever.
Lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT Make-up artist PAM MEAGER
Script editor CICELY CAWTHORNE Designer BARRY NEWBERY Producer RICHARD BEYNON
Directed by BRIAN FARNHAM
Rev Mr Swinton:
Lord Mark Ker:
Written by DEREK INGREY
A detective series in 15 episodes starring with 2: Gone Missing
Nick Lewis vanishes whilst investigating the disappearance of heiress Caroline Bates and a murder takes place.
Studio lighting PETER SMEE
Studio sound TREVOR WEBSTER Designer ANTONY THORPE Producer JOE WATERS
Director GILCHRIST CALDER
Det Chief Insp Nick Lewis:
The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
ALEX HIGGINS and PATSY FAGAN complete their first-round matches tonight. DAVID VINE reports with the latest news.
PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters, the latest news and weather from FRAN MORRISON , plus sports results from DAVID DAVIES.
Further coverage from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Producer NICK HUNTER