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: Open University

6.40 Homefires: Energy and Altitudes

7.5 Tawny Owls

7.30 Hormones

: Closedown

: Gharbar

provides advice and information to Asian women, including sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham Write to: Gharbar, Asian Unit. BBC.
Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham B5 7QQ, with your comments and suggestions.


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Sailing to Australia by HENRIETTA CLARK Presenters
Carol Chell , Don Spencer


Unknown: Henrietta Clark
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Genetics

5.15 Colour Photography

5.40 Classical Greece: Shipping

6.5 The Conservative Government 1970-72

6.30 The Natural History Museum

: Swim

ANDREW HARVEY introduces ten programmes for swimmers and non-swimmers. 6: The Under 5s
A programme for parents who want their young children to be happy and confident in the water. With JULIE SMITH.
Advisers AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION Recorded at Barnet Copthall Director DAVID SPIRES
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol
(7: Elementary Dicing next Tuesday)


Introduces: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Julie Smith.
Producer: John Dobson.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Dance Month

Swan Lake with Dame Alicia Markova
DAME ALICIA, Britain's first Prima Ballerina, gives the first of three ballet masterclasses with two stars of the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, David Ashmole and Margaret Barbieri.
In tonight's programme, she coaches them in The White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake. First choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895, it has become one of the great ballets of the classical repertory.
At the end of the masterclass, Clement Crisp , ballet critic of the Financial Times, talks to Dame Alicia about Swan Lake, in which she first danced in 1934. Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
The next Dance Month programme is on Friday at 8.35 pm


Unknown: Dame Alicia Markova
Unknown: David Ashmole
Unknown: Margaret Barbieri.
Unknown: Marius Petipa
Unknown: Lev Ivanov
Unknown: Clement Crisp
Introduced By: John Drummond
Pianist: Michael Bassett
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: Reputations

Robert Kennedy :
The Last Best Hope?
Twelve years ago this week, SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY was Shot in Los Angeles on the night of his victory in the Californian Primary. As the latest Kennedy bid for the White House also reaches its climax in California, Anthony Howard examines the personal promise and political potential of the second Kennedy to be assassinated. Was he the champion of the poor and oppressed or was he merely the heir to a legend and a dynasty? How much difference might it have made to America and the world if there had been a Kennedy Restoration in 1968? Among those looking back on Robert Kennedy 's contentious life and career - cut short at the age of 42 - are his widow Ethel Kennedy his son Robert Kennedy Jr Lord Harlech
Arthur Schlcsinger Jr Eugene McCarthy and Nicholas Katzenbach
Film editor ALAN TROTT


Unknown: Robert Kennedy
Unknown: Robert Kennedy
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Robert Kennedy
Unknown: Ethel Kennedy
Unknown: Robert Kennedy Jr Lord Harlech
Unknown: Arthur Schlcsinger Jr Eugene McCarthy
Unknown: Nicholas Katzenbach
Editor: Alan Trott
Unknown: Christopher Warren
Producer: Philip Speight

: Midweek Movie: The Abdication

Peter Finch , Liv Ullmann
Tonight's love story is one that broke all the rules. In the forbidding grandeur of the Vatican, a queen declares her love for a cardinal.
Since she was a child, Christina has been drilled in her duties as Queen of Sweden, and since she was a child no one has ever loved her. At the age of 29, she renounces her throne and her religion and flees to the Pope. There she finds not the welcome she expected, but an inquisition. And as a sceptical Cardinal Azzolino wrests secrets from her soul, Christina discovers love.
Directed by ANTHONY HARVEY. Films: p 15 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Liv Ullmann
Unknown: Ruth Wolff
Produced By: Robert Fryer
Produced By: James Cresson
Directed By: Anthony Harvey.
Azzolino: Peter Finch
Queen Christina: Liv Ullmann
Oxenstierna: Cyril Cusack
Barberini: Graham Crowden
Dwarf: Michael Dunn
Queen Mother: Kathleen Byron
Dominic: Lewis Flander
Pinamonti: Harold Goldblatt
Carranza: Tony Steedman
Gjnetti: Noel Trevarthen
Charles: Richard Cornish
Magnus: James Faulkner
Ebba: Ania Marson
Birgito: Franz Drago

: Cartoon Two

Le Cadeau: What use is a trumpet as a gift if it moos like a cow!

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world. News and weather forecast from FRAN MORRISON , plus the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES ,


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening: Just a Chunk of Metal presented by the Swadlincote Rifle and Pistol Club.

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