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: Open University

6.40 Images of the City. 7.5 Geology - Granite. 7.30 Polymer Production.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Chicken Soup with Rice written and illustrated by MAURICE SENDAK. Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank , Derek Griffiths


Illustrated By: Maurice Sendak.
Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenters: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead The Lambert and Butler
International Stakes
Riders from ten countries, gathered at Hickstead for Monday's Nations' Cup, compete in this afternoon's class for £1,000.


Commentators: Dorian Williams
Producer: Fred Viner

: International Golf

The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship "rom
Royal St Georges,
Sandwich HARRY CARPENTER introduces coverage of the first day's play from the testing links of Royal St Georges at Sandwich, the venue for next year's Open Championship. Commentators PETER ALLISS CLIVE CLARK and ALEX HAY
Television presentation
Golf scores and reports on Ceefas


Introduces: Sandwich Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Clive Clark
Unknown: Richard Tilling.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Editor: David Kenning

: Open University

4.54 Holography at Work. 5.15 Mining.
5.40 Statistics - Sampling. 6.5 Plant Growth and Differentiation. 6.3t A Select Committee.

: The Colliers' Crusade

The second of five films in which a group of Welshmen recall their part in the Spanish Civil War. ' Be Back by Monday Morning ' said a detective to a miner as he set off from London. Some left without telling their wives. The Communist Party gave them 34 shillings and pretended they were going to Paris for the weekend. But they went south to be smuggled over the Pyrenees. They had little idea of what lay ahead. Narrated by RENÉ CUTFORTH
Film editor BILL MAINMAN
Written and produced by JOHN ORMOND


Produced By: John Ormond

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale
Feeding the newly-turfed lawn; and beetroot, onions and mini-cauliflowers on the deep bed system. Planting outdoor tomatoes, and heathers and conifers in the cottage garden.
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: John Kenyon

: Robbie

A Ripe Old Age
Photography, especially fashion photography, is a competitive profession peopled by thrusting young men, yet the man who stays securely on top is 67. Famous magazines and fashion houses send Norman Parkinson all over the world, and - the final professional accolade - when he's travel-weary they send the models to him in his home in the Caribbean island of Tobago.
Fyfe Robertson thinks ' Parks' finds his work a lark, but if he does it's a lark he takes seriously when it comes to planning and taking photographs.


Unknown: Norman Parkinson

: Vikings!

The last of ten films in which
Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world.
Here King Harold is Killed
1066: the Battle of Hastings-a date and an event etched on the mind of the English-speaking world. Less familiar is the convoluted series of events which led to the death of Harold of England and the vital role the Vikings played in this real-life saga. In the final episode of Vikings MAGNUS MAGNUSSON unravels this complex skein of Viking intrigue which led to the conquest of England by the North men of Normandy. The evening of 14 October 1066 effectively marked the end of the Viking age. with Colin Blakely
Series adviser PROFESSOR P. H. SAWYER Research LIZ WRIGHT
Film editor JEFF SHAW Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE
Scries producer DAVID COLLISON
Book (same title) £10.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Colin Blakely
Music By: Jack Point
Unknown: Professor P. H. Sawyer
Unknown: Research Liz Wright
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Sing Country

A further selection of the top artists seen at the Marlboro International Festival of Country Music during the Easter holiday. Tonight: Little Ginny Bill Monroe ,
Matchbox Peggy Sue and Sonny Wright Don Everly , Roy Clark
Commentator DAVID ALLAN


Unknown: Ginny Bill Monroe
Unknown: Matchbox Peggy Sue
Unknown: Sonny Wright
Unknown: Don Everly
Unknown: Roy Clark
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conn
Unknown: Graham Haines
Unknown: Clive Potier
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: Electric in the City

The Mozart Caf6 explodes, a city is blacked out, a great newspaper goes to the wall, and a prophet is seen to have feet of clay!
Music by NICK BIC ÂT
Film cameraman MICHAEL WILLIAMS Film editor GREG MILLER Designer TIM DANN
Director TONY BICÂT. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony Bicât
Music By: Nick Bic
Unknown: Michael Williams
Editor: Greg Miller
Designer: Tim Dann
John: Will Knightley
Richard: Stephen Murray
Laura: Caroline Sihol
Kerwin: Sylveste McCoy
Kerwin's follower: Gwyneth Strong
Cafe owner: Irene Prador
Stocky journalist: James Warrior
Lucas: Roger Hume
Doctor: Polly Hemingway

: Dance MonthPreview

Next month BBC2 celebrates dance in its many forms; tonight, a look at this unique series of programmes from classical ballet to modern dance and popular films.

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: The Outer Limits: The Man with the Power

The classic sci-fi series
Starring Donald Pleasence, co-starring Priscilla Morrill, with Fred Beir, Frank Maxwell, James McCallion, Anne Loos, Harry Ellerbe, Paul Kent, Paul Lambert
A mild, henpecked man invents a device to harness the total electromagnetic forces of the universe. Implanted in his brain, this ultimate power for good tragically interacts with the darker impulses of the mind.


Writer: Jerome Ross
Director: Laslo Benedek
Producer: Joseph Stefano
Created by: Leslie Stevens
[Actor]: Donald Pleasence
[Actress]: Priscilla Morrill
[Actor]: Fred Beir
[Actor]: Frank Maxwell
[Actor]: James McCallion
[Actress]: Anne Loos
[Actor]: Harry Ellerbe
[Actor]: Paul Kent
[Actor]: Paul Lambert

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