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: Open University

6.40 Michelangelo: The Last Judgment

7.5 Volcanoes

7.30 Any Old Copper

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Closedown

: Racing from Lingfield Park

Our feature today from the lovely Surrey course is the Johnnie Walker Oaks Trial Stakes for Classic fillies.
2.30 The Wheelers Restaurants Stakes (Handicap)
3.0 The Johnnie Walker Oaks Trial Stakes. £14,000 added (1½m)
3.30 The Ginevra Stakes (Handicap. 2m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
Television presentation JOHN MCNICHOLAS


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: John McNicholas

: International Table Tennis

The Norwich Union Masters
The Quarter-finals
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the afternoon's quarter-final matches as this prestigious and valuable men's singles tournament moves into the third and final day. Commentator ALAN RANSOME


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Alan Ransome

: Open University

4.50 The Third Dimension

5.15 Micro-fossils

5.40 Statistics: Sampling

6.5 Respiratory Mechanisms

6.30 The Gamble of Investment?

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Beth Chatto at White Barn House
Mrs Chatto has a big garden, but within it are a variety of soil types from the very dry to cold, wet and boggy. And in it she grows a huge variety of unusual plants. It's a garden planned to give pleasure at all times of the year.
Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham
Gardening hints on Ceefax page 268


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

: Mid-Evening News

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

: War Requiem

by Benjamin Britten. Words from the Missa pro defunctis and the poems of WILFRED OWEN
Commissioned for the Consecration of St Michael's Cathedral, Coventry, in May 1962, tonight's performance was recorded in Dresden Cathedral in the GDR. with Jill Gomez (soprano) Robert Tear (tenor)
Stephen Roberts (baritone) Leipzig Radio Choir Dresden Boys' Choir
Chamber Orchestra of the Dresden Philharmonic
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN conducted by Herbert Kegel Introduced by RAY SMITH
Producer j. MERVYN Williams Executive producers GERAINT STANLEY JONES MANFRED SCHUMANN
A BBC Cymru/Wales production in association with GDR tv
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Leader: Christopher Warren-Green
Conducted By: Herbert Kegel
Introduced By: Ray Smith
Producer: J. Mervyn Williams
Producers: Geraint Stanley Jones
Producers: Manfred Schumann

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking World: 8
The Ultimate Outpost
' Erik named the country he had discovered ' Greenland ' for people would be much more tempted to go there if it had an attractive name.'
(Saga of Erik the Red)
Erik's son is the first European known to have reached the North American continent, after his epic voyage from Greenland in search of fabled ' lands to the West'. Mystery surrounds the story of the Vikings' visits to America but recent discoveries have revealed a trail from Scandinavia to the New World. with Jcremy Kemp , Daniel Massey Dennis Edwards , Ben Kingsley
Film editor JEFF SHAW. Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE. Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Jcremy Kemp
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Dennis Edwards
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Editor: Jeff Shaw.
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe.
Producer: David Collison

: International Table Tennis: The Norwich Union Masters: The Final

Introduced by Tony Gubba
Commentator Alan Ransome


Presenter: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Alan Ransome
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Playhouse: Games Without Frontiers

' Nobody goes to Amsterdam to wander about. It's either the Rijksmuseum or the red-light district.' On the boat going home Clive and Stewart admit to not having spent long in the museums - so what did they get up to in Amsterdam?
.Devised and directed by MIKE BRADWELL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Bob Chaplin.
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Directed By: Mike Bradwell
Clive: Philip Jackson
Stewart: Jim Broadbent
Nelleke: Helen Cooper
Billy: Chris Fairbank
Bar steward: Kenneth MacDonald
Cecil: Eric Allan
Ray-;: Eric Richard
Carrie: Pippa Sparkes
Britvic: Stephen Williams

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: Grapevine

: The Outer Limits

The classic sci-fi series The Invisibles, starring
Don Gordon , George Macready Dee Hartford, Walker Burke
Strange forces of cosmic energy are infesting human bodies. A clique of highly-respected and powerful men has already been converted by the Invisibles.
Written and produced by JOSEPH STEFANO Directed by GERD OSWALD . Executive producer LESLIE STEVENS. Created by LESLIE STEVENS.


Unknown: Don Gordon
Unknown: George MacReady
Produced By: Joseph Stefano
Directed By: Gerd Oswald
Producer: Leslie Stevens.
Unknown: Leslie Stevens.

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