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: Open University

6.40 The National Theatre. 7.5 Rocks and Magnets. 7.30 Coal.

: Play School

Story: Mr McFinn and Madame Splatt by KATE BUCHANAN Presenters
Sheelagh Gilby , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Mr McFinn
Unknown: Madame Splatt
Unknown: Kate Buchanan
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilby
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham .

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
Producers Richard TILLING , BILL TAYLOR Declarations and results on Ceejax


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Producers: Richard Tilling

: Caught in Time

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


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: Lady Rose McLaren
Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: David Collison
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: Seapower: 4: Commando

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)


Presenter: Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton
Director: Bill Jones
Producer: John Dekker

: Tanzania

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.
A BBC/Open University production (Rpt)


Unknown: Julius Nyerere
Producer: Ken Little

: Laurel and Hardy

in Men o' War


Director: Lewis Foster.

: The Waltons

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


Unknown: Hamner Jr
Unknown: William Parker
Directed By: Harry Harris
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmslcy
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Huston Directs Bogart in Key Largo

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 ...
Produced by JERRY WALD Directed by JOHN HUSTON


Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Johnny Rocco.
Unknown: Richard Brooks.
Unknown: John Huston
Play By: Maxwell Anderson
Produced By: Jerry Wald
Directed By: John Huston
Frank McCloud: Humphrey Bogart
Johnny Rocco: Edward G Robinson
Nora Temple: Lauren Bacall
James Temple: Lionel Barrymore
Gave: Claire Trevor
Curly: Thomas Gomez
Toots: Harry Lewis

: Russell Harty's Irish Night Out

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)


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Brendan Grace
Unknown: Dermot Mor
Unknown: Brendan Behan
Director: Ron Isted
Producer: Tom Gutteridge

: Pot Black 82

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
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: One Man and his Dog

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.
The competitors:
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


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Presenter: Eric Halsall
Technical co-ordinator: John Eynon
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Toni Basil

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".


Singer/dancer: Toni Basil
Executive Producer: Ken Stephinson
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Poems in Their Place

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
Produced by JOHN ORMOND BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Thomas Gray
Unknown: C. E. Harris.
Produced By: John Ormond

: Newsnight

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.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Reporter: Joan Bakewell
Reporter: David Icke
Reporter: Marshall Lee
Producer: Peter Bell
Producer: John Holme
Director: Mike Catherwood
Director: John Wilkinson
Assignment Editor: John Mahoney
Assignment Editor: Clive Syddall.
Deputy Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: Ronald Neil

: Racing from Cheltenham

Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Highlights of today's races in The National Hunt Festival, featuring
The Waterford Crystal Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m)


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Editor: Mike Murphy

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