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: Open University

6.40 Rodin

7.5 Computers - Algorithms

7.30 Measuring Fracture Toughness

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Three Bears (traditional) Presenters: Carol Leader, Don Spencer
Graphic designer LAURENCE HENRY
Written and directed by LESLIE PITT Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops; Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332). Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, or cassette MRMC 004). from record shops


Presenters: Carol Leader
Pianist: Don Spencer
Pianist: Peter Pontzen
Designer: Val Warrender
Designer: Laurence Henry
Directed By: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The marathon 31-frame semi-finals continue today as the last four players battle for the £15,000 first prize.
DAVID VINE introduces live coverage from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Commentators TED LOWE


Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Richard Tilling
Producers: Bill Taylor

: Open University

4.50 Internal Energy

5.15 Uranium
(to 17.40)

6.5 The Sense Organs

6.30 Is Fiscal Policy Stabilising?

: Snooker

Frame of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces an outstanding frame from today's semi-finals with the latest news and comments from the World Championships in Sheffield.


Introduces: David Vine

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Beth Chatto at White Barn House.
A garden full of unusual plants, grouped to grow in the conditions they prefer - in the shade, or where it's dry, and in cold, boggy soil. A beautiful garden from which Mrs Chatto selects plants for her exhibit at Chelsea.
Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Beth Chatto
Unknown: Mrs Chatto
Produced By: John Kenyon

: Five to One

'How can you get through to youngsters to whom throwing a bomb comes more naturally than listening to politicians' rhetoric? This week: Ian Crawford , farmer Sue Grimes , policewoman
David Harwood , unemployed fitter Krysia Kobziak , journalist Dave Silver , disc jockey invite Sile de Valera, 25-year-old Irish mp, granddaughter of famous Republican Eamon de vaiera , to talk about Ireland.
Producer LYN WEBSTER. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Crawford
Unknown: Sue Grimes
Unknown: David Harwood
Unknown: Krysia Kobziak
Unknown: Dave Silver
Unknown: Eamon de Vaiera
Unknown: Carole Caldwell
Producer: Lyn Webster.

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world. 7: An Island Called Thule
'Thule where, from the sun that has approached the Arctic pole, an ever-shining fire spreads out through the days and the nights.
After one day's sail from Thule the frozen sea is reached.'
The mysterious Thule of the ancients was at one time thought to be Iceland. What is certain, however, is that of all the Viking lands Iceland is the only truly Viking nation. A land both forbidding and fascinating, it was the unlikely setting for the birth of the world's most remarkable democracy.
MAGNUS MAGNUSSON returns to the land of the sagas. with Jeremy Kemp
Daniel Massey , Ben Kingsley
Series adviser PROFESSOR p. h. SAWYER Research LIZ WRIGHT
Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: David Collison

: Playhouse: Mary's Wife

by David Cook

'We made a bargain, you and I. Knickers and high-heels one day a week and in the evenings sometimes. The rest of the week, you hold down your job, and keep your family.'

BBC Birmingham


Writer: David Cook
Lighting: Alec Robson
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Charles Bond
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Peter Jefferies
Alec: Robert Gillespie
Clare: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Marge: Anna Cropper
Eric: Hugh Sullivan
Kevin: Ray Burdis
Tim: Alan Parnaby
Tina: Helena Breck
Dora: Peter Birrel
Barbara: John Barcroft
Kevin's mum: June Watson
Elaine: Linda Robson
Landlord: Ken Tracey
Man in pub: Harry Webster

: Snooker

The Embassy World
Professional Snooker Championship
Both 31-frame semi-finals have continued all day in the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. DAVID VINE introduces highlights and the latest news from Sheffield.

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: Snooker

Further coverage of the semi-finals.

: The Outer Limits: The Hundred Days of the Dragon

The classic sci-fi series
Starring Sidney Blackmer, Phillip Pine, Mark Roberts
The invention of a serum which reshapes human flesh at will leads an evil politician to murder the US president and replace him with a remoulded duplicate in an attempt to gain world control.


Writer: Allan Balter
Writer: Robert Mintz
Director: Byron Haskin
Producer: Joseph Stefano
Executive Producer: Leslie Stevens
Created by: Leslie Stevens
[Actor]: Sidney Blackmer
[Actor]: Phillip Pine
[Actor]: Mark Roberts

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