7.40 San Francisco Railway: 4
8.5 From Peridotite to Granite
8.30 M101/5 Mathematical Induction
8.55 Cancer: Terminal Case
9.20 Albert Crewe's Atom
9.45 Flevoland Polders
10.10 IATA: A World System
10.35 Criteria of Purity
11.0 The Directional Derivative
11.25 The Exception and the Rule
12.15 Colour Television: 2
12.40 Shapes in Atoms
1.5 Recycling Domestic Refuse
1.30 Engineering Vibrations
The John Player League featuring
Leicestershire v Warwickshire
As this year's John Player League reaches its climax what could be better than two of the top teams meeting head-on? The match this afternoon could be worth E6,500 to the winning side. PETER WALKER introduces the programme, with news of today's other fixtures. Commentators at Leicester JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN and huw JONES
Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with John Edmunds
Editor RICHARD GAMBLE
Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Tucked in a corner of Australia is a diverse world of alpine snowscape, giant forests and winding rivers that feed the largest inland lake system in the continent. Known as Gippsland, it is a region that thrives on water thawing from mountain snows bringing life to the plains, swamps and forests below.
This film explores the web of landscapes - home of laughing kookaburras, feather-tail gliders, sea eagles, and such oddities as peripatus - seemingly part-worm, part insect. There are spiders that ingeniously avoid the floods and a pygmy possum, once thought extinct, that is alive and well in a mountain ski lodge.
The exploration reveals a land not only wealthy in wildlife, but rich in coal and timber, too - a land changing fast as we exploit that wealth. Narrated by BARRY PAINE
BBCtv presentation by KRISTINA TAYLOR Produced by AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION
PETER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol
The six country music lads from Cheshire take their songs and humour to Suffolk to entertain an audience at the Snape Maltings.
Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
The first of ten programmes
Len Ward : the Rest of the Story
From early childhood Len Ward worked on the bleak Pennine farm where his family had been tenants for nearly 200 years. He worked up to 16 hours a day and the only holiday he ever had was a visit to hospital. Through the years his neighbours gave up and went away. Len persisted. By his early 50s he had bought the place and built up a good herd of cows and a flock of sheep. ' I'm prospering,' he said, ' and I'd not like to retire for a good while yet.'
Those years, recounted in this series in 1978, are recalled at the beginning of the present film.
Afterwards came the worst winter in living memory. ' It killed the blackbirds, it killed the robins and it nearly killed me.'
The rest of the story is about the months that followed, of the struggle between desire to stay and an instinct to get out before another winter. It is about what happened to Len Ward in the end. Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Photography MARTIN LIGHTENING ARTHUR SMITH Sound JACK WILSON DAVE BAUMBER Film editor PETER GIBBS Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester (Bill Symonds, Cider Maker and Country Gentleman, tomorrow at 7.0 pm)
featuring Motor Racing's Formula One World Championship The Dutch Grand Prix
Australian ALAN JONES must now be favourite to clinch the world title for the Williams team. He has stretched his lead in the championship table to 11 points, following his second place in the Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago. But Brabham driver NELSON PIQI'ET, second in the table, can still present a threat, whilst the improving Renault team add spice to the season as it reaches Round 11 in Holland today. Commentators
MURRAY WALKER , JAMES HUNT
Television presentation by the DUTCH TV SERVICE
Editor JONATIIAN MARTIN
continues a season celebrating Hollywood's ' new wave' directors of the 70s. Tonight starring Gene Hackman , John Cazale
Harry Caul is a professional eavesdropper-he is also an intensely neurotic man, obsessed by his work and his own privacy. Following a particularly difficult surveillance job in San Francisco, he believes a young couple are about to be murdered. Gradually, Caul becomes enmeshed in a mystery, more dangerous than he anticipates. Hackman is superb in this timely and hallucinatory work from the director of Apocalypse Now.
Written, produced and directed by FRANCIS FORD Coppola. Films: page IS (First showing on British television)