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: Open University

6.40 The Study of Drawings

7.5 Limestone Deposition

7.30 Anyone Can Make a Casting But...

: Closedown

: Play School

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Lord's Second day
PETER WEST introduces live coverage of the start of play in this, the second of five test matches for the Wisden Trophy.


Introduces: Peter West
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: Royal Ascot and Tennis

International Tennis
Championships from Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
Semi-final day in this tournament worth over £60,000.
If the seeding goes according to plan, the four contestants this afternoon should be the world's numbers one and two, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA and TRACY AUSTIN, WENDY TURNBULL of Australia and the 1977 Wimbledon Champion, VIRGINIA WADE.
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Royal Ascot
The final day
2.30 The Windsor Castle Stakes (5f)
3.5 The Hardwicke Stakes (lim). Dick Hern holds a strong hand in the week's most valuable middle-distance event - worth over f 20,000 to the winner.
3.45 The Wokingham Stakes (Handicap. 6f)
4.20 The King's Stand Stakes (5f) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Ascot TV presentation richard TILLING Tennis TV presentation JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: Wendy Turnbull
Unknown: Virginia Wade.
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Commentators: Ann Jones
Unknown: Dick Hern
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: John Hanmer
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Editor: Harold Anderson

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Lord's. Further coverage of the second day's play.

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith visits The Lake-land Horticultural Society Garden at Windermere.
Taming a neglected rock garden is a formidable task, but in the last nine years the Society has rebuilt this one. Their ideas should appeal to those with small gardens.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Royal Ascot

Highlights of the final day of the Royal meeting, including The Hardwicke Stakes (ljm).

: Mid-Evening News

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

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's theme: The Magic of Light Rothko (1903-1970)
Red, Brown and Black at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
The shifting images of Mark Rothko 's powerful abstract present an unstable feeling verging on the hypnotic. Written and presented by Robert Rosenblum


Unknown: Mark Rothko
Presented By: Robert Rosenblum
Director: Chris Jeans

: Dance Month

Ballet Rambert in Pierrot Lunaire Choreographer GLEN TETLEY Music ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Comedy and tragedy, violence and pathos -a man's life, from innocence to experience, from childhood to death, told through the characters of the old Italian pantomime, the Commedia del Arte.
The Ballet Rambert version of this famous dance classic, first shown in 1979, brings the distinguished dancer CHRISTOPHER BRUCE back to the work which launched his career and put Rambert back on the map again when they reformed in 1967 ' from a classical into a basically modern dance company. Choreographer Glen Tetley , with designer Rouben Ter Arutunian. introduces the ballet and talks about the ideas and music that inspired it.
Music conducted by Charles Darden with SALLY BURGESS (soprano) GEOFFREY WHARTON (violin) NICHOLAS CARR (piano)
Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY
Directed by COLIN NEARS


Unknown: Glen Tetley
Music: Arnold Schoenberg
Design: Rouben Ter Arutunian
Unknown: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Glen Tetley
Introduces: Rouben Ter Arutunian.
Conducted By: Charles Darden
Soprano: Sally Burgess
Violin: Geoffrey Wharton
Piano: Nicholas Carr
Cello: Anthony Hinnigan
Clarinet: Glenn Martin
Flute: Lenore Smith
Introduced By: John Drummond
Unknown: Nat Crosby
Directed By: Colin Nears
Pierrot: With Christopher Bruce
Columbine: Lucy Burge
Brighella: Leigh Warren

: Sing Country

The last of six programmes featuring artists seen on stage during the Marlboro International Festival of Country Music at the Wembley Arena earlier this year. Tonight: The Bellamy Brothers Lloyd Green, Philomena Begley Kitty Wells , Bobby Bare and Emmylou Harris
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting clive POTTER Director RICK GARDNER


Unknown: Philomena Begley
Unknown: Kitty Wells
Unknown: Bobby Bare
Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Commentator: David Allan
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: Crest of a Wave: Freedom of the Dig

A double-bill of repeats from Premiere the series that introduces new directors to television.

Crest of a Wave
by Douglas Livingstone
with Denholm Elliott as Jim
and Ian Hendry as Nifty
Recently made redundant, Jim takes his wife Bridget to meet his old scouting pal Nifty. As well as campfire memories to swop, there just might be the possibility of a job.

("A gem." (Morning Star)
"Unfolded with utter confidence." (Evening Standard)

and at 10.10
Freedom of the Dig
by Peter Everett
with Peter Vaughan as Emerson
David Collings as Lacy
Alun Armstrong as Quinn
After 15 years in HM Prisons, Emerson just wants to keep his nose clean and get out. Working on the Stone Age fort keeps him away from trouble, but there are other problems apart from the weather.

("Impressively conceived and expertly executed." (Daily Express) "Fastidiously orchestrated by director Terry Bedford." (Observer)


Writer (Crest of a Wave): Douglas Livingstone
Director (Crest of a Wave): Peter Bartlett
Writer (Freedom of the Dig): Peter Everett
Director (Freedom of the Dig): Terry Bedford
Script Editor: Terry Coles
Producer: Graham Benson
Jim: Denholm Elliott
Nifty: Ian Hendry
Bridget: Wendy Seely
Daphne: Judith Anthony
Young Jim: Michael Kemp
Young Nifty: David Parfitt
Marion: Lynne Jones
Phil: Andrew Paul
Bob: Martin Phillips
Emerson: Peter Vaughan
Lacy: David Collings
Quinn: Alun Armstrong
Candy: Jon Morrison
Fitz: Peter Kinley
Hughes: Frank Mills
Sid: Bill Dean

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather and sports results

: Cricket and Tennis

Cricket: Second Test
The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Lord's
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.
International Tennis
Championships from Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
DAVID VINE. introduces highlights of today's semi-finals.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: The Outer Limits: I Robot

starring Marianna Hill, Leonard Nimoy
A robot is accused of murder. The authorities insist on its destruction. Its owner insists on the due processes of law and hires an attorney to defend it.


Created by: Leslie Stevens
Director: Leon Benson
Writer: Robert C. Dennis
From the story by: Otto Binder
Producer: Ben Brady
[Actress]: Marianna Hill
[Actor]: Leonard Nimoy

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