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: Open University

7.40 Managing the Desert Margin. 8.5 Quantum Theory: Electrons and Photons 8.30 M101/28 Geometry, Axioms.
8.55 Where is Wales? 9.20 Computing: Examination Tutorial. 9.45 Asbestos: A Problem Product. 10.10 Differentiating Fields. 10.35 Alternative Technology.
11.0 Education Technologique. 11.25 White Collar Workers. 11.50 Therapeutic Community 12.15 Abstracting the Meaning 12.40 Who Plans Ealing? 1.5 Whales and Whaling 1.30 Grasses and Agriculture.

: International Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship
After seven days of competitive darts this new tournament reaches its climax. From the original 32 players the remaining two fight it out to see who becomes the first British Professional Darts Champion and win a prize of £6,000.
BBCtv Outside Broadcast cameras cover the whole of the final direct from the stage of the Club Fiesta, Stockton.
Introduced by PETER PLRVES Commentator
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduced By: Peter Plrves
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Bill Taylor.
Producers: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The New Foresters

A series of four programmes featuring people who live and work in the New Forest. 1: Of Horses and Men
Many thousands of people visit the forest each year to walk the forest paths, and to admire the trees, heathlands and wildlife. But it is also a place where people live, where artists seek their inspiration and many folk make their living. In this first programme Dennis Skillicorn travels to Sway to meet Ron Ings who makes his living breaking-in horses for the ever increasing band of riders and carriage drivers. At Bramshaw he visits the local blacksmith Roger Skin ner, and at Ringwood, farmer Tom Samson shows him his old traditional farm machinery and his team of heavy horses. For Tom ' life wouldn't be worth living without them'.
Film editor ALAN KNIGHT


Unknown: Dennis Skillicorn
Unknown: Ron Ings
Unknown: Roger Skin
Unknown: Tom Samson
Editor: Alan Knight
Producer: Joiin Coleman

: Rugby Special

Scotland v Romania from Murrayfield
SCOTLAND, although defeated on their recent tour of New Zealand, show much improvement in their forwards, and if their backs can regain their form of last season their results must improve.
ROMANIA, an increasing force in European Rugby, celebrate their 50th anniversary with their first full International against a Home Union country.
Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces the programme, which also includes news, views and highlights of the week-end's rugby.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduces: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: Bill Malcolm
Producer: Huw Jones

: Labour Party Conference 1981

The Battle for the Deputy Leadership
Today, at a special Sunday session, the Labour Conference votes for the Deputy Leader of the party.
BBC2 brings live coverage of the votes, the results, the debates, interviews with the candidates and reaction from the Party delegates. Reporting team ROBIN DAY
Reports from the Labour Party Conference on Ceefax


Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: John Tusa

: * News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: Labour Party Conference

The Battle for the Deputy Leadership
Live coverage of the result of the first ballot and the second round of voting.
A Newsnight special

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The World About Us

Arctic Paradise
On one of the last frontiers - in the Yukon, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the winter temperatures can drop to a dramatic 70 degrees below zero - Roger Mendelsohn has chosen to make his home. He lives by fur trapping in winter and salmon fishing in the short summer.
He came from a Toronto suburb, his wife from the warmth of California and together they have had to learn the skills they need to survive in one of the harshest but most beautiful lands in the world. They live with two small children in an isolated log cabin they built themselves. They travel by dog sled in winter and by boat in summer on the Yukon River, their only ' road ' to the outside world.
Now their peaceful pioneer life-style is under threat. The rising price of gold has brought a new Gold Rush to Dawson City, just 30 miles away; their wilderness is now being torn up by the big mining companies; their traps disturbed by tractors: small-scale prospectors are staking their claims in the neighbouring creeks. Their Arctic paradise could soon be destroyed.
Film editor JESSE PALMER
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and PETER JONES. BBC Bristot


Unknown: Roger Mendelsohn
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Spoken By: Robert Beatty
Spoken By: Helen Horton
Editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer: Andrée Molyneux
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones.

: Labour Party Conference

The outcome of the election for the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, interviews-and comment.

: The Bill Douglas Trilogy: My Ain Folk

starring Stephen Archibald
The second part of Bill Douglas remarkable series of films continues the story of his childhood.
When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy have to confront the even harsher realities of the outside world. The boys are separated-Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his paternal grandmother and uncle a life full of silence and rejection punctuated by bouts of violence and an occasional cuddle ...
Produced by NICK NACHT
Written and directed by BILL LOUGLAS Films: page 17
(First showing on British television)
Nothing like them, in style or quulity, has been seen in the British cinema before (THE LISTENER)


Unknown: Stephen Archibald
Unknown: Bill Douglas
Produced By: Nick Nacht
Directed By: Bill Louglas
Tommy: Hughie Restorick
Grandmother: Jean Taylor-Smith
Tommy's father: Bernard McKenna
Jamie's grandfather: Mr Munro
Jamie's father: Paul KermacK
Father's mother: Helena Gloag
Father's wife: Jessie Combe
Father's son: William Carroll
Father's girlfriend: Anne McLeod
Soldier: Robert Hendry
Schoolteacher: Miss Cameron
Undertaker: John Downie

: International Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship
Highlights of this afternoon's final with total prize money of £22,700.
Introduced by PETER PURVES from the Club Fiesta, Stockton Commentators


Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green

: Glenda Jackson in The Music Lovers

Also starring Richard Chamberlain
In this controversial and idiosyncratic portrait of Peter Tchaikovsky, director Ken Russell combines his extravagant imagination with a biographical study of the great Russian composer. The film concentrates on Tchaikovsky's failure to come to terms with his own homosexuality which leads him, partly in a desperate bid for 'normality' and partly to fulfil a wild romantic notion, into a disastrously unsuitable and destructive marriage.
This disturbing work of undeniable power and fascination provided Glenda Jackson with one of the most challenging and demanding roles of her career as the neurotic, importunate wife.
Screenplay by MELVYN BRAGG based on the book Beloved Friend by CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN and BARBARA VON MECK Produced and directed by KEN RUSSELL (First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Peter Tchai
Director: Ken Russell
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Catherine Drinker Bowen
Unknown: Barbara Von
Directed By: Ken Russell
Nina Milukova: Glenda Jackson
Peter Tchaikovsky: Richard Chamberlain
Nicholas Rubenstein: Max Adrian
Count Anton Chiluvsky: Christopher Gable
Madame Von Meek: Izabella Telezynska
Modeste Tchaikovsky: Kenneth Colley
Sasha: Sabina Maydelle
Nina's mother: Maureen Pryor
Alexei: Bruce Robinson
Davidov: Andrew Faulds
The Von Meek twins: John Myers
The Von Meek twin: Dennis Myer
Principal dancers for the Swan Lake ballet sequence: Odile: Georgina Parkinson
Principal dancers for the Swan Lake ballet sequence: Prince Siegfried: Alain Dubreuil
Principal dancers for the Swan Lake ballet sequence: Von Rothbart: Peter White
Principal dancers for the Swan Lake ballet sequence: Queen: Maggie Maxwell

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