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: Closedown

: Wimbledon 80

The Lawn Tennis Championships
The Semi-finals of the Men's Singles
Live action from the Centre Court and No 1 Court.

: One Hundred Great Paintings

Continuing this week's theme: Hunting
Courbet (1819-1877)
The Huntsmen's Picnic at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
Gustav Courbet's painting of elegantly-dressed huntsmen and ladies is about the unabashed pleasures of the kill. Written and presented by Edwin Mullins
(Tomorrow - Winslow Homer's The Fox Hunt ')


Presented By: Edwin Mullins
Director: Charles Chabot
Unknown: Fox Hunt

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Running the Arts

A two-part documentary 1: Paying the Piper
A lot of what gets done in the arts these days depends upon decisions by a small group of arts administrators. The 240 paid staff of the Arts Council will spend E70 million of public money this year supporting those artistic endeavours which they and their advisers find most worthy. To cope with this system, those in the arts seeking a grant must learn the language of bureaucracy and committee techniques. This documentary watches the system at work in the drama and touring departments, with both artists and bureaucrats trying to make a little cake go a long way.
Editor JOHN SHEARER (Part 2 next Thurs)


Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Director: Yvonne Deutschman
Producer: Michael Croucher
Editor: John Shearer

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Sian Phillips
Patrick Lichfield and Arthur Marshall
Susan Penhaligon
Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL
Sidn Phillips ' Preview: page 19


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Susan Penhaligon
Unknown: Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes
Producer: Sidn Phillips

: Sing Country Extra

The top stars of this year's Marlboro International Festival of Country Music at the Wembley Arena are brought together in a special presentation including Stella Parton
The Glaser Brothers
Janie Fricke , Charley Pride Boxcar Willie, Don Everly
Roy Clark , The Kendalls Charlie Rich
Emmy Lou Harris
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Janie Fricke
Unknown: Don Everly
Unknown: Roy Clark
Unknown: Kendalls Charlie Rich
Unknown: Emmy Lou Harris
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conn
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Wimbledon 80

Match of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of today's Semi-finals of the Men's Singles, and looks ahead to tomorrow's Ladies' Singles Final.


Introduces: David Vine
Producer: John Rowlinson
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Newsnight

With PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY including the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEXANDER , plus the evening's sports results from SHAUN BROWN.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Shaun Brown.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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