7 49 First in the Field. 8.5 Falling Leaves and Beating Hearts. 8.30 M101/21 Modelling, Stocks 8.55 Cargo Cults. S.20 Computing - String Processing. 9.45 Culture and Community - Spain: 1. 14.10 Maths Across the Curriculum. 10.35 ' Bloody Good Colliers '. 11.0 Community Theatre. 11.25 Preparing to Study with the OU. 11.50 Teletext. 12.15 Community on Probation 12.40 Out of Sight - Out of Mind? 1.5 Physiological Adaptation: 1.
1.30 Signals and Receptors.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The John Player League
The John Player League is the most unpredictable cup of all. In 1979 Warwickshire finished bottom - last year saw them as champions.
Sussex at one stage looked as if they had the League won, but their defeat by Somerset opened up the whole championship. Commentators
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS and PETER WALKER
Swimming from Leeds
The 1981 National Championships The final day of one of the most important events of the year in British swimming, and by tradition the blue riband event, the Men's 100m freestyle, is held on the last afternoon. This year it should be a battle between MARTIN SMITH , the British record holder who has recently returned from training in the USA, and the Welsh record holder, MARK TAYLOR. Also, in the Women's 200m freestyle, there's a chance to see one of our best medal prospects for the European Championships later this year, JUNE CROFT.
Organised by the ASA in conjunction with Optrex Commentators
ALAN WEEKS and HAMILTON BLAND
* The above times indicate only the first of several transmissions Television presentation:
Cricket BOB DUNCAN , HUW JONES Swimming JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
Grandstand produced by JIM RESIDE Edited by HAROLD ANDERSON
Theme music available on Sporting Themes (record REa 348, cassette ZCR 348), from record shops
A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world: the interesting and the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods
Editor RICHARD GAHBLI
from the Grand ThÃ©Ã¢tre, Geneva
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Piave's text is sung in the original Italian starring
This major event in BBC2's Festival of Music is the first time Rigoletto has been televised since 1968, and the first BBC tv visit to Geneva's opera house, which has been steadily enhancing its reputation.
Verdi set his opera in the court of the Duke of Mantua in the 16th century. This much-acclaimed production from Switzerland, by Jean-Marie Simon, brings the action forward by three centuries and places it in the time of Verdi's own youth - the 1830s.
Nello Santi conducts the Suisse Romande Orchestra and the CHORUS OF THE GRAND THEATRE, GENEVA directed by PAUL-ANDRÃ‰ GAILLARD
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Costumes CLAUDE CASTINE Lighting ANORI DIOT
Designed and produced by JEAN-MARIE SIMON
Television producer ERIC BAUER
Television director PIERRE MATTEUZZI English sub-titles GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Television presentation SWISS TV SERVICE
the Duke of Mantua:
Frances Horovitz at Burlington Danes
I shiver, and glance up sullenly at the sun.
Why does it hide when you need its warmth?
High, bleak and lonely, cold and grey,
Dow Crag beckons me; I cannot stay away.
A Walk Along Dow Crag)
With sensitive encouragement from the poet FRANCES HOROVITZ , 20 children from a Hammersmith comprehensive school write and discuss their poems, which express wonder and exhilaration, fear and tenderness.
Sound STEPHEN GATLAND Film cameramen
JOHN HOOPER. PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Film editor PETER BARBER
Executive producer BILL MORTON Producer DAVID HEYCOCK
continues a season of feature films specially made for TV. Starring Stephen McHattie Michael Brandon
This dramatic reconstruction of the life of movie idol James Dean centres on his friendship with writer William Bast. The film follows their early struggles as acting students, through Dean's meteoric rise to stardom in just three films - until his death, aged 24, in a car crash.
Since his death 26 years ago the actor's films have been continually revived, awarding him a cult status and establishing him as the personification of American youth in the 1950s.
Screenplay by WILLIAM BAST Produced by WILLIAM BAST and JOHN FORBES
Directed by ROBERT BUTLER. Films: p It
As mobile cops Stan and Ollie make quite an arresting couple, but their prowess is hardly appreciated by their chief.
Officer Stanley Laurel:
Officer Oliver Hardy: