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: Open University

6.40 The GC/MS Link-up. 7.5 Maths: Differentiability. 7.30 Taylor Polynomials.

: Play School

Story: Five Seagulls by MRS C. RENSHAW Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

Coverage of four races on the first day of the July meeting, featuring
2.30 The Rous Memorial Stakes (Handicap. 5f)
3 0 The Virginia Water Maiden Stakes (6f)
3.30 The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap. 1½m)
4.5 The Sandwich Maiden Stakes (7f)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Racing declarations and results on Cee/ai


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: John Hanmer
Produced By: Richard Tilling

: Open University

4.50 Knottley Fields: 2. 5.15 Materials and their Environment: Corrosion. 5.40 A Matter of Form? 6.5 A Poet and Politics. 6.30 Mining.

: Six Fifty-five Special

The early evening magazine programme visits the Royal National Rose Society's gardens at St Albans, where distinguished hybridist Jack Harkness reveals some of the secrets behind the cultivation of the world's most popular flower, and with the guiding hand of Peter Seabrook , we see how some of the blooms suggest fashion with Christian Dior , music with Cleo Laine and Bucks Fizz and conversation with Susan Hampshire, Derek Nimmo and James Mason.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jack Harkness
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Christian Dior
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: James Mason.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Gardeners' World

at Clack's Farm
Geoffrey Smith and Arthur Billitt lift early vegetables and advise on the safe use of pesticides. Sheila Macqueen designs a floral arrangement with a wedding in mind.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENLS W. GARTSIDE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Sheila MacQueen
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Empress Dowager

starring Lisa Lu
Ti Lung, Hsiao Yao
This colourful spectacular from Hong Kong is loosely based on events in the Chinese Imperial court at the end of the last century. The Dowager Empress, a former concubine, has ruled China for almost 50 years although her nephew, Kuang Hsu, is the nominal Emperor. The court is full of intrigue and when the Emperor attempts some reform, his aunt decides that he must be distracted. He shall have a concubine - or perhaps two would be better ...
Produced by RUNME SHAW
Written and directed by LI HAN-HSIANG
(A film from Hong Kong with English sub-iitles. First showing on British television) films: page 12


Produced By: Runme Shaw
Directed By: Li Han-Hsiang
Empress Dowager: Lisa Lu
Emperor Kuang Hsu: Ti Lung
Concubine Chen: Hsiao Yao
Li Lien-ying: Mlao Tien
Kou Lien-tsai: David Chiang
Empress Chin Feng: Ivy Ling Po
Li Chieh-erh: Tanny
Concubine Chin: Chen Ping

: Stuart Burrows Sings

The world-renowned Welsh tenor in the first of a new series of six programmes of popular songs, ballads and operatic arias.
His guest this evening is Norma Burrowes
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by BARRY HASKEY conducted by Robin Stapleton accompanist JOHN CONSTABLE Designer PAULINE HARRISON Lighting TONY ESCOTT Sound HARRY THOMAS Produced by j. MERVYN Williams
BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Norma Burrowes
Unknown: Barry Haskey
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton
Accompanist: John Constable
Designer: Pauline Harrison

: Newsnight



Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Bullseye

This third series of Bullseye has a truly international flavour with 16 champion darts players from the USA, Canada, Belgium, Sweden, Singapore and Great Britain competing for the BBC2 Trophy and first prize of £2,000; each match is the best of seven legs-the final, best of 11. Tonight features two matches from the first round:
Luc Marreel (Belgium) v Stefan Lord (Sweden)
Eric Bristow (England) v Ceri Morgan (Wales)
The first match is a continental confrontation between the Belgian number one, LUC MARREEL, and Swedish captain, STEFAN LORD , who on paper is the stronger player - but Marreel is capable of turning the form book.
Welsh number one, CERI MORGAN , takes on the World Champion, ERIC BRISTOW , who will be determined to win one of the few major titles which has eluded him. Introduced by Peter Purves Commentators
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Stefan Lord
Unknown: Ceri Morgan
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Director: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Laurel and Hardy: Beau Chumps

Stan and Ollie soon forget what they joined the Foreign Legion to forget.


Director: James Horn
Producer: Hal Roach
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

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