6.40 The National Theatre. 7.5 Rocks and Magnets. 7.30 Coal.
Story: Mr McFinn and Madame Splatt by KATE BUCHANAN Presenters
Sheelagh Gilby , Johnny Ball
The National Hunt Festival
Four races from the first day's card
2.15 The Waterford Crystal Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race (2m)
2.50 The Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeplechase (2m)
3 30 The Waterford Crystal Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m)
Can Sea Pigeon become the first horse ever to win the ' Champion ' at the age of 12? Or will Daring Run take revenge for last year's defeat? Other strong fancies are Broadsword and Ekbalco.
4.5 The Waterford Crystal Stayers Hurdle Race (3m If)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN -
Producers Richard TILLING , BILL TAYLOR Declarations and results on Ceejax
Introduced bv James Cameron
A series of films featuring the re-discovered work of amateur cameramen and 'home movie makers of the 20s and 30s.
In 1934 the then Marquess of Anglesey made a family film ridiculing the Blackshirt movement.
He called it 'The Pinkshirts' and it starred his five children and his house guests. The Pinkshirt leader, played by the young Lord Arran, is overthrown, thanks to the courage of 14-year-old Lady Rose:
Peter Fleming was staying with us-it was a lovely summer and Daddy said " let's do a film ".' Now
Lady Rose McLaren , she guides
JAMES CAMERON through the plot.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN
A series of seven programmes presented by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Hill-Norton, GCB
For more than 300 years the Marines have been the Royal Navy's commando forces and, of all troops, the most loyal to the Crown. The story of the 'Jollies', the 'Bootnecks' the 'Royals', is the story of amphibious warfare.
(First shown BBC1)
Admiral of the Fleet Lord
Education for Self-Reliance: 2
Julius Nyerere stands high among African leaders of the recent past, in his commitment to bringing education to the masses and in using the system as a tool in the development of his new nation, Tanzania. The programme looks at two different village schools to see just how their work dovetails with village life and Tanzanian development.
Producer KEN LITTLE
A BBC/Open University production (Rpt)
in Men o' War
Director LEWIS FOSTER.
The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - surviving the Depression years of the 30s and facing the war years of the 40s. starring
The Last Straw
Based on EARL HAMNER JR 'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Wntten by WILLIAM PARKER Directed by HARRY HARRIS
with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
with Lauren Bacall
Edward G. Robinson , Claire Trevor Bogart plays a disillusioned World War II veteran caught up in a sinister situation, which forces him into a confrontation with mobster Johnny Rocco. When McCloud arrives at a remote hotel on the Florida Keys he finds it under the control of Rocco and gang. A hurricane approaches, tension mounts and a stand has to be taken ...
Screenplay by RICHARD BROOKS. JOHN HUSTON Based on the play by MAXWELL ANDERSON
Produced by JERRY WALD Directed by JOHN HUSTON
On the eve of St Patrick's Day, Russell Many goes to a party in a Dublin pub with The Chieftains, The Furey Brothers, comedians Brendan Grace and Dermot Morgan, Kathleen, Brendan Behan's 92-year-old mother, the motor racing Bishop of Galway and the victorious Irish rugby team.
(Russell Harty from Manchester on Thursday at 8.30 pm)
BBC2 Snooker Championship
The llth frame in the series of 16 programmes for the 1982 Pot Black Trophy.
Featuring in Group One: Cliff Thorburn (Canada)
1981 Pot Black Champion, against Alex Higgins (N Ireland) former World Champion
Thorburn continues defence of his Pot Black title, unbeaten so far. The ' Hurricane' seeks his first victory. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN Williams Commentator TED LOWE
Director ROY NORTON
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham
The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The Junior Championship
Four young shepherds, all under 21 years of age, compete with their dogs on the trials course above Lake Bala, in this special junior invitation championship.
Scotland: Alan Wilkie from Dunecht, with Mirk
Wales: Meirion Jones from Conwy, with Jill
Ireland: John Murphy from Antrim, with Lassie
England: Richard Harrison from Shap, with Spy
A chance to see again the highly-acclaimed British TV debut of American singer, dancer and choreographer Toni Basil. , She brings her own explosive style to the show which includes her chart-topping hit single, "Mickey".
Derek Jacobi reads Elegy
Written in a Country Churchyard by THOMAS GRAY
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Gray's Elegy - one of the most famous poems in the English language - grew out of his association with Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. The film is presented by the vicar of Stoke Poges, THE
REV C. E. HARRIS.
Produced by JOHN ORMOND BBC Cymru/Wales
Presenters Peter Snow, John Tusa and Donald MacCormick bring you the major events of the day. Joan Bakewell has first news of the arts; David Icke and Marshal Lee have the sports stories.
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Highlights of today's races in The National Hunt Festival, featuring
The Waterford Crystal Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m)
Editor MIKE MURPHY