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: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
The top snooker players in the world are competing over six days for prize money totalling £20,000. This afternoon ALEX HIG-GINS plays either EDDIE CHARLTON or DOUG MOUNTJOY in the first quarter-final match, over nine frames.
Commentators TED LOWE


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: John Pitman
Produced By: Richard Tilling

: Open University

4.0 What's it All About? 4.25 Home Sweet Dome. 4.50 The Pre-School Child: All in a Day's Work. 5.15 S101 Preparatory Maths: Graphs.

: Interval

: Harold Lloyd

in The Freshman and Haunted Spooks

: Music-Hall Greats: Bottoms Up!

continues a season of films celebrating stars of the British popular theatre. Starring Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt

Headmaster Jim Edwards faces dismissal by Lady Gore-Willoughby, new Chairman of the Board of Governors of Chiselbury School, if the school's terrible academic record doesn't improve. But Lady Gore-Willoughby doesn't know of Jim's highly confidential arrangement with the Foreign Office, concerning an Eastern Prince. Jimmy Edwards leads a stalwart British cast in this feature film inspired by the successful Whack-O series.
Films: page 13


Screenplay: Michael Pertwee
Additional Dialogue: Frank Muir
Additional Dialogue: Denis Norden
Producer/Director: Mario Zampi
Professor Edwards: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Lady Gore-Willoughby: Martita Hunt
Sid Biggs: Sidney Tafler
Garrick-Jones: Raymond Huntley
Bishop Wendover: Reginald Beckwith
Matron: Vanda Hudson
Cecil Biggs: Melvyn Hayes

: Mid-Evening News

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

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters from the Wembley Conference Centre
This evening's quarter-final is between CLIFF THORBURN, the World Champion and the winner of the first round match which featured the UK Champion, STEVE DAVIS , versus PERRIE MANS.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Perrie Mans.

: Writers and Places

The Enigma of Stonehenge
The writer: John Fowles , author of The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Magus and Daniel Martin. The place: Stonehenge.
' There have always been two Stonehenges: the one in stone and the one in the mind. There's no other monument in Britain, perhaps in all Europe, that can quite compare with this one for symbolic power. It's haunted our imaginations all through our history.' Written and narrated by JOHN FOWLES
A Book Programme film
Series producer ANTONY ROUSE Producer JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Daniel Martin.
Unknown: John Fowles
Producer: John Archer

: Russell Harty

Tonight and every Thursday Russell Harty invites you to join him and his guests in the BBC's Manchester studios for an unpredictable half-hour of live entertainment.
Studio director alan walsb Producer KEN stephinson Editor GORDON WATTS


Unknown: Russell Harty

: The Little World of Don Camillo

A series in 13 parts adapted from the books Of GIOVANNI guareschi by HUGH LEONARD with and 4: Peppone writes a speech he thinks will bring him fame, but Smilzo loses it. It is found and handed to Camillo who humbles Peppone in front of his congregation, which does not please the Lord.
Music composed by WILLIAM godfrek Lighting GEOFF SHAW
Script editor TED RHODES Designer CHRIS EDWARDS
Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Composed By: William Godfrek
Unknown: Geoff Shaw
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Chris Edwards
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Hammond
Don Camillo: Mario Adorf
Peppone: Brian Blessed
Voice: Cyril Cusack
Smilzo: Mark Lewis
BrUSCO: Dave Atkins
BilO: Harry Fowler
Dei Prati: Tutte Lemkow
Peppone's wife: Catherine Feller
Mor azzi: Peter Arne
Examiner: Alec Bregonzi
Carlo: Sidney Williamson
Altar boys: Joseph MacCo
Altar boys: Darren Michael

: Man Alive: Those People Next Door

investigates, discovers, questions This week: Those People Next Door
'We choose our friends and enemies. but God gives us our neighbours.'
You can't insure against bad neighbours, but they can blight your home and peace-of-mind much more disastrously than a combination of mere dry rot and a leaky roof. A burning feud may be sparked by no more than a cup of sugar - never replaced - borrowed 19 years ago. Or early morning lawn mowing. Or the same piece of music played too often and too loudly. Nerves tighten, tempers flare. Threats, retaliations, even the law can follow. Neighbours have wound up in prison.
Jeanne La Chard looks at these neighbourly wars - often amusing to outsiders, never so to the participants - and asks what, if anything, can be done to solve them.


Reporter: Jeanne La Chard
Producer: Ruth Jackson
Editor: Tim Slessor

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
A further report from Wembley on play in the quarter-finals.
Scores and reports on Ceejax

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW , CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world; the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEXANDER , plus the evening's sports results from MARSHALL LEE .
Directors alex saward and JOHN WILKINSON Assignment editors


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Marshall Lee
Producer: John Holme
Directors: Alex Saward
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: George Walker
Unknown: John Mahoney
Editor: George Carey

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
More coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre of this evening's quarter-final match.

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