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: Open University

10.10 The Ciiiid: All in a Day's Work. 10.35 Energy in the Home: Are You Sitting Comfortably? 11.0 Countdown to the ou: 2.

: Horizon

The Secret of the Snake
Is the snake unjustly condemned? Horizon explores the inscrutable creature. Narrator paix vaughan

: Ski Sunday

Dramatic winter sports action featuring the world's top ski racers in high-speed competition.
Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from Kitzbuhel, Austria
The classic Hahnenkamm races in the Austrian Tyrol are a traditional highlight of the World Cup season. The ' Streif ' downhill course is arguably the most exacting in the World Cup calendar and never fails to provide a memorable mixture of drama and daring, spectacle and spills. For the slalom skiers, the usual dilemma - how to beat last year's winner, Sweden's World and Olympic Champion, INGEMAR STENMARK Commentator DAVID VINE
TV presentation AUSTRIAN tv SERVICE Producer jim RESIDE


Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark

: International Rugby Special

Scotland v England Ireland v Wales nr;el starmer-smitu introduces highlights of yesterday's internationals.
Scotland, riding high after a series of home victories, and with a settled forward unit, were determined to avenge last year's defeat at Twickenham in which England produced brilliant back play. Wooden spoon holders Ireland started as underdogs against a rebuilt Welsh team which wanted to erase memories of their last visit to Dublin when they lost 21-7.
Commentators BILL MCLAREN
Television presentation: Edinburgh bill Malcolm Dublin RTE
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Malcolm Dublin
Producer: Huw Jones

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Jan Leeming


Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widiake and Valerie'Singleton
Britain's most popular business and economic programme reporting from far and near on money, large and small.
Featuring this week: Going Private 1981 saw an unprecedented growth of private medicine in Britain. By the end of this year there will be ',000 beds in purpose-built private hospitals around the country. As American and City investors rush to get in on the act, John Watkinson asks whether the new private health boom will ultimately spell the end of the National Health Service.
And including Moneymaker: making the most of your savings.
Deputy editor ANDREW Clayton Editor DAVID LLOYD
Financial facts and figures on Ceefax
MONEY MAKER: page 77


Producer: Eileen Fitt
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: David Lloyd

: The World About Us

Bird of the Thunder Woman
The bird cannot fly. It becomes huge and savage. But the women of the Wola tribe foster their cassowary chicks like children, and keep them as precious members of the tribe until maturity. For in the highlands of New Guinea a family's prestige is measured by the number of cassowaries they capture and raise, and their worth by the selflessness with which they offer the birds for sacrifice.
Narrated by ROBYN williams
Series editors PETER jones , antiiony ISAACS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robyn Williams
Editor: Jeremy Hogarth
Produced By: David Parer
Editors: Peter Jones
Editors: Antiiony Isaacs

: The Bell

by IRIS MURDOCH, dramatised in four parts by REG GADNEY
1: Dora carried her husband for his good taste and his flat in Knightsbridge. She left him because she was afraid of him. Six months later she decides to return for the same reason.


Unknown: Reg Gadney

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee's Team v Jerry's Team for the Marley Trophy
Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate , two of America's superstars of golf, with the aid of their celebrity partners, oppose each other in this new series especially recorded for BBC2.
This week's match features
Sean Connery and Lee Trevino v
Alan Price and Jerry Pate seax CONNERY, one of Scotland s most famous sons, makes his regular appearance in these matches. Singer-songwriter ALAN price makes his debut.
PETER ALLISS commentates and talks with the players over nine selected holes on the beautiful Queen's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
Television presentation


Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: Australian Film Season: Summerfield

starring Nick Tate
John Waters
A young schoolteacher arrives in a small fishing town in Victoria, to take over a school from a predecessor who has mysteriously disappeared. Although treated coolly by the locals, he is gradually drawn into the closed world of the family living at Summerfield farm. His unravelling of the Summerfield ' 'mystery' leads to a horrifying and tragic conclusion.
Original story and screenplay by CLIFF GREEN
Produced by PATRICIA LOVELL Directed by KEN HANNAM
(First showing on British television) Films: page 14


Play By: Cliff Green
Produced By: Patricia Lovell
Directed By: Ken Hannam
Simon Robinson: Nick Tate
David Abbott: John Waters
Jenny Abbott: Elizabeth Alexander
Sally Abbott: Michelle Jarman
Dr Miller: Charles Tingwell
Betty: Geraldine Turner
Jim: Max Cullen
Sgt Potter: Barry Donnelly
Miss Gleeson: Sheila Florance
Miss Tucker: Isabel Harley
Mrs Shields: Joy Westmore
Peter Flynn: Adrian Wright
Boy: David Smeed
Garage attendant: Max Fairchild

: Star Brass

The first of six programmes
Thirty minutes of non-stop music for brass bands starring popular singer Lois Lane and virtuoso trombonist Derek Southcott From Belfast
Songs arranged by michael barrister Designer JOHN ARMSTRONG Lighting ERNEST J. COOK Sound KEN ELLIOTT
Producer ALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland


Singer: Lois Lane
Conductor: Ernest Ruddock
Arranged By: Michael Barrister
Designer: John Armstrong
Unknown: Ernest J. Cook
Unknown: Ken Elliott
Producer: Alan Tongue

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