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: Open University

6.40 Companies, Computers and Unions

7.5 Biological Control

7.30 Respiratory Mechanisms

: Closedown

: Gharbar

provides advice and information to Asian women, including sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Battiness written by CORINNE RENSHAW illustrated by NICHOLAS SWEETLAND Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Stuart McGugan


Written By: Corinne Renshaw
Illustrated By: Nicholas Sweetland
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Racing from Chester

Four races from the second day of the meeting
2.15 The Sefton Maiden Stakes (7f 122yds)
2.45 The Don Zoilo & Abbotts Well Inn Stakes (5f)
3.20 The Ladbroke Chester Cup (2¼m). This is the main event of the three days, which is run over two circuits of the course.
3.50 The Cheshire Oaks (ljm) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation KEITH PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: International Table Tennis

The Norwich Union Masters
The top 16 men in the world compete for the most prestigious singles title in table tennis, won last year by DRAGUTIN SURBEK (Yugoslavia). Also taking part:
World Champion SEIJI-ONO (Japan), English Champion DESMOND DOUGLAS , and JOHN HILTON who last month became England's first-ever men's European Champion.
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the day's matches from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Commentator ALAN RANSOME


Unknown: Desmond Douglas
Unknown: John Hilton
Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Alan Ransome

: Open University

4.50 How to build a Phage

5.15 Transition Elements, Oxidation States

5.40 Classical Greece: Sculpture

6.5 Innovation and Farmers' Decisions

6.30 Moral Responsibility

: Doris Lessing

Interviewed by Michael Dean

"The whole point about being a writer is that you change as you write. What I enjoy about writing is what I find out about life, so every book is an enormous adventure." Doris Lessing wrote about the Rhodesia of her childhood in The Grass is Singing, about communism and feminism in The Golden Notebook, psychiatry and anti-psychiatry in Briefing for a Descent into Hell, and now she's turned towards mysticism in Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five.


Interviewee: Doris Lessing Interviewer: Michael Dean
Producer: John Archer

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Chronicle

The Metal Detectives
Treasure hunting is suddenly big news, with the discovery in Ireland of the Derrynaflan Chalice. But despite the importance of the find, archaeologists have viewed the discovery with mixed feelings because it was found by a man using a metal detector.
While treasure hunters 'prospect', archaeologists believe that irresponsible metal-detector users are destroying valuable evidence of the nation's archaeological past and profiting from the proceeds. Next month the Government plans to introduce new penalties for metal-detector users who go on scheduled sites. They also propose to put rescue archaeology on a statutory basis and declare new archaeological areas out-of-bounds for treasure hunters. Chronicle investigates whether metal-detector users really are a threat to archaeology.
Film cameraman IAN PUNTER Film editor KEITH WILTON


Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor: Bruce Norman

: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by John Ford
with and
For Giovanni and his sister Annabella, surrounded by corruption, intrigue and avarice, only their passionate love for each other seems truly honest. But it blinds them to the violent and tragic consequences which inevitably follow.


Author: John Ford
Costume Designer: Dinah Collin
Make-up Artist: Jenny Shircore
Photography: Nat Crosby
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Richard Broke
Director: Roland Joffe
Giovanni: Kenneth Cranham
Annabella: Cherie Lunghi
::: Anthony Bate
Donado: Bernard Archard
Bergetto: Rodney Bewes
The Priest: Jeremy Child
Florio: Colin Douglas
Hippolita: Alison Fiske
Vasques: Tim Pigott-Smith
Lord Lieutenant: Alan Webb
Putana: Heather Canning
Richardetto: David Ryall
Poggio: Ron Pember
PhilotiS: Suzanne Burden

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: International Table Tennis

The Norwich Union Masters
This three-day event ranks as the most important individual men's tournament in the world, with record prize money of £6,000.
Last month, unranked Englishman JOHN HILTON sprang a major surprise by winning the European title with the use of a bat that has caused much comment and argument. TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the first day's play.


Unknown: John Hilton
Introduces: Tony Gubba

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