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: Open University

10.10 Countdown to the ou: 3. 10.35 Childhood 5-10: Out to Play. 11.0 The PreSchool Child - All in a Days Work. 11.25 Consumer Decisions - Putting Your Foot Down. 11.50 Health Choices- Home Cooking

: Closedown

: International Snooker

Live coverage from the start of the Benson and Hedges Masters Final from the Wembley Conference Centre.
This match will be won by the first finalist to win nine frames. Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Produced by richard TILLING


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Produced By: Richard Tilling

: Horizon

No One Will Take Me Seriously

: Ireland: A Television History

9: Terror
(Shown last Tuesday}

: Ski Sunday

Dramatic winter sports action featuring the world's top ski racers in high-speed competition in the World Cup
Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from Austria
The famous Arlberg Kandahar weekend returns to its birthplace at St Anton in the Austrian Tyrol. With the early downhill leaders, ULI spiess of Austria and Canada's KEN READ, both injured after spectacular falls, and INGEMAR STEN-MARK in surprisingly inconsistent form in slalom, the race for World Cup honours has never been more fiercely contested.
Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation by the AUSTRIAN TV SERVICE Producer JIM RESIDE


Editor: Jonathan Martin

: International Snooker

Final of The Benson and Hedges Masters. A further report from Wembley Conference Centre

: News Review

Including sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton, including this week
The Second Oil Rush
After the finds in the North Sea, an increasing amount of City money is going into the exploration of British on-shore oil resources, with some remarkable claims being made for the likely yield.


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: David Lloyd

: The World About Us

Black Music of Brazil
The riotous carnival in the streets of Rio de Janeiro is the best-known expression of music in Brazil. But .it is in the ' favelas ' - the shanty towns on the hills above the city - that the real black music is made. Migrants from the north-east flock to the ' favelas' seeking a better life in Rio. Their music is influenced by African rhythms brought to Brazil by their slave forefathers. The Candomble religious cults still celebrate the initiation of virgins in the Yoruba language of Africa, accompanied by the dance and drum rhythms that are the basis of all black music.
Inevitably, many present-day song-writers concern themselves with the struggle for equality and liberty. Although censorship has recently been relaxed by the military regime, the two greatest names in Brazilian music, MILTON NASCIMENTO and CHICO Bl'ARQUE, warn that oppression and exploitation are far from over.


Music: Milton Nascimento
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: The Unquiet Spirit

A film about the life and work of the artist Edgar Degas Written and narrated by DAVID THOMPSON
Painter, draughtsman, print-maker, photographer, sculptor, poet; in his witty and perceptive portrayal of ' modern life ', DEGAS exploited every technique available.
This film, shot in many of the places where he lived and worked, explores the themes which he made his own: the racecourse, the ballet class, the work of laundresses and cafe life. It also includes his little-known landscapes, and film of the crumbling wax sculptures found after his death, evidence of his restless and impulsive spirit... with Madame Louise Joxe and pupils of The Royal Ballet School
Film recordist COLIN MARCH Rostrum cameraman IVOR RICHARDSON
Photography JOHN TURNER Film editor ROY FRY Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Artist: Edgar Degas
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Madame Louise Joxe
Unknown: Ivor Richardson
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Ann Turner

: News on 2


: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwcl Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Beethoven, Mascagni, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Wagner. with Jill Gomez , Norman Bailey BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by BARRY HASKEY The Dyfed Choir chorus-master JOHN s. DAVIES
An outside broadcast from the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Produced by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Owain Arwcl Hughes
Unknown: Jill Gomez
Unknown: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Barry Haskey
Produced By: John Vernon

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters. Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
The closing stages of the Final
The culmination of six days of exciting snooker played at the Wembley Conference Centre between the 12 top players in the world. The winner will deserve the title of Masters Champion 1981. Commentators TED LOWE


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Kaknehm
Unknown: John Pulman

: British Movie Night: Entertaining Mr Sloane

continues a season of films heralding the 70s. Starring
Beryl Reid , Harry Andrews
Peter McEnery and Alan Webb
When Kath , a plump and ageing blonde, discovers the young and handsome Mr Sloane wandering in a London cemetery, she invites him home as a lodger. But the rapacious Kath soon finds she has a rival for Mr Sloane 's affections - her brother, Ed. Joe Orton 's outrageously black comedy transfers vividly to the screen and immortalises Beryl Reid 's performance as Kath.
Screenplay by CLIVE EXTON from the play by JOE ORTON
Produced by DOUGLAS KENTlSH Directed by DOUGLAS HICKOX Films: page 21


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Harry Andrews
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Alan Webb
Unknown: When Kath
Unknown: Mr Sloane
Unknown: Mr Sloane
Unknown: Joe Orton
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Clive Exton
Play By: Joe Orton
Produced By: Douglas Kentlsh
Directed By: Douglas Hickox
Kath: Beryl Reid
Ed: Harry Andrews
Mr Sloane: Peter McEnery
Kemp: Alan Webb

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