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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Diagonalising Matrices

7.5 Computer Hardware

7.30 Currents

: Closedown

: Play School

Floella Benjamin , Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Racing from Chester

Four races from the final day of the meeting.
2.15 The Sceptre Maiden Stakes (5f)
2.45 The Ormonde Stakes (1m 5f)
3.15 The Ladbroke Adelphi Club Handicap (7f)
3.45 The Dee Stakes (ljm)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
Television presentation KEITH PHILLIPS


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

: International Table Tennis

The Norwich Union Masters
. Stars from the leading eight nations in the world of table tennis compete for the most prestigious men's individual title. TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the morning and afternoon matches from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Commentator ALAN RANSOME
Producer nick HUNTER


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Alan Ransome

: Open University

4.50 Interior Decoration

5.15 Welfare and Politics: Sweden

5.40 Organisation Development: 2

6.5 Sikhs in Britain

6.30 Banking

: Five to One

' You're just a glorified rent collector ... ' This week:
Gerald, Duke of Westminster talks to
Ian Crawford, farmer
Sue Grimes, policewoman
David Harwood, unemployed fitter Krysia Kobziak, journalist Dave Silver, disc jockey about his rights and responsibilities as one of Britain's richest men.
Director PETER HAMILTON Producer LYN WEBSTER BBC Manchester


Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Lyn Webster

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Newsweek

Watchdogs or Lobby Fodder?
Does an mp have the knowledge and the power to influence the complex business of government? Can he get the information he needs to question the decisions of Ministers and civil servants? Last year a new system of Select Committees was set up to strengthen the hands of mps. Donald McCormick asks how successful it has been.


Unknown: Donald McCormick
Producer: Barry Langridge
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: In the Making

A series of nine films 8: Alison Kinnaird
Syne they came on to a garden green,
And she pu'd an apple frae a tree'Take this for thy wages, true
It will give thee the tongue that can never lie '.
ALISON KINNAIRD lives in Temple, Midlothian, in the depths of beautiful countryside rich in folklore. She chose for the subject of her engraving the ballad of Thomas the Rhymer, an ancient and mysterious Celtic legend which has its roots in her locality.
Film cameraman DAVID WHITSON
Film editor JOHN KERRY
Series producer JOHN READ Producer PETER WEST


Unknown: Alison Kinnaird
Unknown: David Whitson
Editor: John Kerry

: One Man and His Dog

The BEC Television International Sheepdog Championship Introduced by Phil Drabble
With ERIC HALSALL Heat 4: Ireland
The luck of the Irish brings sunshine for the first time to the trials course above Crummock Water.
Today's winner goes on to meet last week's English heat winner and challenges him for a place in the Final.
The competitors:
Technical co-ordinator GEOFF LOMAS


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Introduced By: With Eric Halsall
Unknown: Lad Martin O'Neill
Unknown: Risp Lyn McKee
Unknown: Geoff Lomas
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Ian Smith

: A Question of Guilt

Being a reconstruction in six parts of the sad case surrounding Mary Blandy , written by KEN TAYLOR with and the voice of 6: Cranstoun's powder has poisoned her father and Mary Blandy stands alone before the world accused of his murder.
For full cast see Tuesday page 47
(Starting next Tuesday, the mysterious case surrounding Adelaide Bartlett)


Unknown: Mary Blandy
Written By: Ken Taylor
Mary: Victoria Fairbrother
Mr Blandy: Alfred Burke
: Margery Mason
Cranstoun: Alex Norton

: Another Country

Late last year, The British Art
Show, the largest exhibition of contemporary British art ever held, opened in Sheffield. It moved on to Newcastle and now it's at Bristol.
It was put together for the Arts Council by critic William Packer who was asked to make a choice of what he thought the best and most representative work in the country. He was filmed as he made his selection and went to meet seven of the artists finally chosen. But for whom is such an exhibition designed? How did The British Art Show look to the two steel workers Packer showed around his choice? Much is revealed about the problems that confront artists, art critics and the general public, for many of whom modern art is indeed Another Country.
Film editor PETER EVANS
Associate producer KEITH LATHAM
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Producer KATE RIVERS


Unknown: William Packer
Editor: Peter Evans
Producer: Keith Latham
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Kate Rivers

: Cartoon Two

Tchou Tchou
A clever Canadian cartoon in which children's building bricks are used to illustrate the adventures of a girl, a boy and a dragon.
Directed by co HOEDMAN


Unknown: Tchou Tchou

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results.

: International Table Tennis

The Norwich Union Masters
The champions of China, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia,
Yugoslavia, Japan and England compete for the overall Masters Title.
TONY GUBBA reports with highlights of the second day's play from the Guild Hall, Preston. Commentator


Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Producer: Nick Hunter

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