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: Open University

6.40 Conceptual Models in Stratigraphy.
7.5 The Gambler, Dostoevsky. 7.30 Maths: Numerical Methods.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Jake the Lumberjack by JAMES BLADES
Guest storyteller James Blades Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Derek Griffiths


Unknown: James Blades
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: International Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional
Snooker Championship
STEVE DAVIS , the current United Kingdom champion, and the 1979 United Kingdom champion. JOHN VIRGO , complete their first-round matches this afternoon.
DAVID vine introduces live coverage as well as highlights of this morning's session when JOHN spencer and BILL WERBENIUK began their matches.
Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: John Spencer
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm

: Open University

5.15 Air Traffic Control. 5.40 The Mindful Way. 6.5 Science and Belief: Fontenelle. 6.30 Analysing Social Interaction.

: International Snooker

Frame of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces an outstanding frame together with the latest news and comment from the World Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

: Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: George Cukor, Film Director

As a prelude to the forthcoming season of his films starting next week, the veteran Hollywood director George Cukor talks to John Gillett before an audience at the National Film Theatre for a Guardian Lecture about his career of 50 years in the movie business. Extracts from: Camille (1936), A Double Life (1947), Pat and Mike (1952), A Star is Born (1954), Heller in Pink Tights (1960) and The Blue Bird (1976).


Talks: George Cukor
Unknown: John Gillett
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Sue Mallinson

: In Search of ... William the Conqueror

The last in a series of four historical detective stories. Written and presented by Michael Wood
The Norman Conquest is the most famous event in British history. It is also the most controversial. What actually happened in 1066 and why?
MICHAEL WOOD concludes his personal history of the so-called Dark Ages by going in search of William the Conqueror in Normandy and England.
In Normandy, William's dukedom, the sense of history is ever present. Where the Normans set off in 1066, the allies landed in 1944. Caen, citadel of William the Conqueror; Bayeux, where the great tapestry reveals Harold's fateful advance to the English throne. St Germain de Montgomery, ancestral home of the Field-Marshal who returned in 1944. In England, the Battle of Hastings and the Conquest represent the climax to this film and the series. As the Normans fastened their hold on England by building motte and bailey castles everywhere, the Anglo-Saxon era came to an end. In the Public Records Office in London is the Domesday Book; here Michael Wood reveals his own sorrow at the passing of the chief makers of England.
Executive producer ROGER LAUGHTON
Producer DEREK TOWERS. BBC Manchester Book, In Search of the Dark Ages;, £8.95, Jrom bookshops


Presented By: Michael Wood
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Michael Wood
Editor: Dennis Jarvis
Producer: Roger Laughton

: Wall Street Crash

Following their huge success at the 1980 Royal Variety Performance, this enormously talented group feature hit songs from the time of the Wall Street crash to the present day.
Under the musical direction of Keith Strachan
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Produced by ERNEST MAXIN


Unknown: Keith Strachan
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ernest Maxin

: Man Alive

investigates, discovers, questions
This week: Some of the Nicest People I Know Have Had VD
It is no respecter of persons: monarchs have had it, statesmen have died of it. And although it's been called ' the wages of sin', innocence doesn't guarantee protection - the sexually faithful can get it from a partner who strays even once.
VD or, as it's now called, sexually transmitted disease, was on the retreat 30 years ago. It looked then as though penicillin and other drugs would banish it from our lives. But today STD is spreading again and with alarming speed, especially among the young. This year something like half-a-million cases will pass through British clinics. Doctors will treat people from every social class, not just for syphilis, gonorrhoea and NSU (the infamous three), but for more than 20 other sexually transmitted diseases, including genital herpes, the incurable virus that is already an epidemic in America.
Man Alive visits the clinics where the war against the sexual diseases is being fought and Michael Dean talks to the doctors and to some of the casualties.


Talks: Michael Dean
Producer: Paul Hamann
Editor: Tim Slessor

: International Snooker

World Champion CLlFF THORBURN begins the defence of his world title tonight.

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TI 'SA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world; special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters. Plus news headlines, weather and sports results.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Ti
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: International Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces highlights of this evening's play when World Champion CLIFF THORBURN and ex-World Champion FRED DAVIS began their second-round matches.


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Fred Davis

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