6.25 Mansfield Park: Improvement. 6.56 Kepler's War. 7.15 Maths: Maps. 7.40 Thomas Hardy and Cornwall. 8.5 Accident Investigation. 8.30 Argument on Television: 1. 8.55 Tower Hamlets. 9.20 Roots of Equations. 9.45 Social Work in Action. 10.10 The Origin of the Earth. 10.35 Freedom and Plenty. 11.0 Maths Methods: Population Modelling.
11.25 Newton's Present-day Success.
11.50 Psychosexual Differences: 2.
12.15 A Profile of Charles Ives. 12.40 Statistics: First Ideas. 1.5 ' Title to the Earth.' 1.30 Defining the Field.
Live coverage of an attempt on two of the hardest ice routes on the mountain.
Climbers Joe Brown , Betsey Brantley ,
Murray Hamilton and Captain David Nicholls of the Royal Marines.
It's not impossible for small boys and fit grannies to reach the top of Britain's highest mountain, provided they do it in summer and take the path from the south. To the north are the country's mostformidable cliffs: 2,000 foot-high slabs of granite where modern ice climbing was developed in the 1930s. Lying directly in the path of the North Atlantic hurri. canes, the mountain in winter is scoured by 120 mph blizzards, avalanches and temperatures of below -30 centigrade. An Everest veteran, who survived a fall on the mountain, said, ' If you can climb safely on Ben Nevis in winter, you can climb anywhere in the world.' Commentators
ERIC ROBSON , IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS
Associate producer HAMISH MACINNIS Producer MICHAEL BEGG
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starring Duncan Macrae
Adrienne Corrl , Jean Anderson
To grim Jim MacKenzie 's bleak Nova Scotia homestead come his two young orphan grandchildren, Harry and Davy. In spite of kindness from their grandmother and Aunt Kirsty , the boys' zest for life is soon blunted by the stern old man and, denied even a dog, they resort to kidnapping ...
Screenplay by NEIL PATERSON Produced by EARL ST JOHN Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK
(Blacfc and white). Films: page 12
Jan Hooft Sr,:
A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes
A three-part special presentation by The World About Us
2: Ocean, Desert and Thin Air Narrator GARY WATSON
Film editor PETER HEELEY
Written and produced by MICHAEL ANDREWS BBC Bristol (Part 3 tomorrow at 7.15 pm)
Book (same title) 112.95 from booksellers
An Open Door programme made by the Fellowship Community Theatre, Belfast Turf Lodge, the Catholic ghetto in West Belfast, is an area better known for its poverty and the Provos than for its artistic pursuits. But it's a hotbed of theatrical talent, producing plays that reflect the working-class lives of the people who live there - and their problems of unemployment, sectarianism, bad housing and the ' Brits ' on the doorstep. Against this grim backdrop What About Your Ma -Is Your Da Still Workin'? is a comedy, and tonight's programme follows the company to its first night.
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT
with Jan Leeming ; Weather
The television weekly review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses Chronicle: Riot (BBC2), the history of riots in Britain since 1714; World in Action (Granada), how American finance backs the IRA; and Playhouse: How Many Miles to Babylon? (BBC2), set in Southern Ireland during World War I, with Richard Hoggart , author of The Uses of Literacy, Maeve Binchy of the Irish Times, John Ranelagh , associate producer of BBC's Ireland: A Television History, and now with Channel 4.
Researcher SARA RAMSDEN
Assistant producer PETER DALE Director CLARE PATERSON Producer JOHN archer
W. H. Auden dominated English letters in the 1930s. Books like The Orators and Look Stranger! and plays like The Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6 burst like bombshells in the minds of the young and left-wing. Auden became a cult. He was the darling of the avant-garde until January 1939 when he left England to settle in New York. He became an American citizen and continued to write until his death in Vienna in 1973. He is considered by many to be the most distinguished poet in English this century.
In the first film portrait since his death, Robert Robinson examines Auden's character and achievement and explores the landscapes, both real and imaginary, which his poems evoke. Christopher Isher wood and Stephen Spender are among Auden's friends and family taking part.
Written by ROBERT ROBINSON Film editor
Producer ADAM LOW
by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and C.F. Ramuz translated by Peter Adam
To be read, played and danced. Written in 1918, this is one of Stravinsky's most popular pieces, and is justly regarded as a principal forerunner of modern music drama. Based on an old Russian tale, it tells the story of the Devil who, in various disguises, tries to win the soul of a poor soldier. A highlight of Stravinsky's Centenary, this production had rave notices when first seen at the Festival Hall. Restaged for television, it takes up Stravinsky's original idea of having it performed by travelling players in front of a village audience.
THE LONDON SINFONIETTA conducted by DAVID ATHERTON
Film editor JOHN s. SMITH
Photography NAT CROSBY, MIKE SOUTHON Costume designer ROSALIND EBBUTT Designer RICHARD MORRIS Directed by PETER ADAM
Gerard Depardleu , Bernard BUer Jean Carmet , Genevieve Page
Bertrand Blier 's murderous black comedy gives an unexpected and slightly menacing twist to the familiar French roman policier. Alphonse Tram loses his penknife on the metro and is startled to discover it, a few stations later, stuck in the chest of a corpse. When he gets home to the huge tower block he inhabits alone, Tram finds that another tenant has moved in: a police inspector who tells Tram he is hot on the trail of a killer.
Produced by ALAIN SARDE . Written and directed by BERTRAND BLIER. Films: p 12 A French film with English subtitles (First showing on British television)
Man in blue:
with Jan Leeming ; Weather
Charles Boyer , Ann Blyth
Jessica Tandy , Cedric Hardwlcke with Mildred Natwick , Rachel Kempson At the coroner's inquest following the sudden death of his wealthy, invalid wife and his hasty remarriage to his 18-year-old mistress, all the circumstantial evidence points to Henry being guilty of his wife's murder. The family doctor, however, remains convinced of Henry's innocence and determines to discover the truth....
Screenplay by ALDOUS HUXLEY from his story The Gioconda Smile
Produced and directed by ZOLTAN KORDA . Films: page 12