7.40 Maids the Mad Shooter. 8.5 Solving Linear Equations. 8.30 Looking at Poems. 8.55 The Balby Street Kids. 9.20 Cadences. 9.45 Rich Law, Poor Law?
10.10 The Imperial Roman Army. 10.35 Maths: Complex Functions. 11.0 Bi-Variate Normal Distribution. 11.25 The Venetian Twins. 12.15 Allostery. 12.40 Poisons that Paralyse. 1.5 A Feel for Space. 1.30 Palaeontology and Geological Time. 1.55 Problems of Pollution.
During the First World War a small unit of Americans joined the battle in France, before their country's formal participation. They were known as the Lafayette Escadrille. This adventure film tells the story of some of the young men who formed that unit. It's a story based on the first-hand experiences of director Wellman, portrayed in the film by his son.
Screenplay by A. s. FLEISCHMAN Produced and directed by WILLIAM A. WELLMAN
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The 1000 Plane Raid starring
Christopher George Laraine Stephens
The exciting story of the biggest airborne armada of World War II - a thousand bombers on a secret mission to destroy an aeroplane factory deep in Germany. Colonel Greg Brandon , US Air Force, is detailed to lead the raid but soon has misgivings about the likely success of the mission.
Screenplay by DONALD SANFORD Produced by LEWIS j. RACHMIL Directed by BORIS SAGAL Films: page 14
Col Greg Brandon:
WAC Lt Gabrielle Ames:
Gen Cotten Palmer:
RAF Wing Commander Trafton Howard:
British Group Commander Leslie:
Recently, Newsnight's David Lomax visited India. His reports ranged from the political garden parties of New Delhi to the drug addicts of Goa. He watched Bombay's anti-corruption squad in action, demonstrations by India's blind, agitation by the rural poor, and Sir Richard Attenborough directing his new feature on Mahatma Gandhi. Tonight DAVID LOMAX reviews the highlights of his trip. Producer MIKE DUTFIELD Editor GEORGE CAREY
The John Player Cup. Semi-final London Scottish v Leicester from Richmond Athletic Ground. London Scottish last reached the Cup Final in 1974, and to repeat that they must beat the holders Leicester. Leicester, led by Peter. Wheeler and with full back Dusty Hare near a world point-scoring record, must be confident of winning their 14th successive cup match.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news of the other semi-final.
Series producer huw JONES
Modest Mussorgsky's great historical opera. A performance to mark the centenary of his death.
The warring factions of the Romanov family are represented by two groups. The Princes Khovarisky, father and son, and the powerful group of Old Believers are jointly opposing the reforms which Tsar Peter is trying to implement. The progressive Prince Golitsyn is opposing the Khovansky, and using foreign mercenaries to further his ambitions. The clash of the princes leads to a horrific climax. with members of THE BOLSHOI CORPS DE BALLET ballet master s. G. KOREN
THE BOLSHOI CHORUS chorus-masters
A. V. RYBNOV, I. G. AGAFONNIKOV THE BOLSHOI ORCHESTRA conducted by Yuri Simonov
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON Sung in Russian with English sub-titles Artistic director F. F. FEDOROVSKY
Director and producer L. v. BARATOV
Recorded in Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. Recording made available by SOVIET TELEVISION.
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative
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Did You Miss Me ...?
' It suddenly dawned on me that I was absolutely broke, completely and utterly. I didn't have a penny in the world ... this was where fame was cruel.' (GARY GLITTER) Five years ago Gary Glitter announced his retirement - unfortunately the world took him at his word. Once he lived the life of a millionaire in a Sussex mansion, now he lives in Earls Court, hopelessly in debt. But the man who seemed to be just another in a long line of rock casualties has returned in triumph, welcomed back from the scrapheap by the punk generation for whom he's an idol and a legend.
Film editor BEN MORRIS Director NIGEL FRENCH Producer ALAN YENTOB
The Sun Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap. 4im)
JULIAN wilson introduces highlights of this afternoon's great occasion at Aintree.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
Producer FRED viner
takes a look at the contemporary rock scene with Anne Nightingale. In the studio this week Fischer Z, The Selecter with films, album tracks, interviews, news and reviews.
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON