6.40 Why Build Models? 7.S Getting It Together. 7.30 Borehole Logging.
Story: The Quangle Wangle's Hat by EDWARD LEAR
Illustrated by HELEN OXENHURY
Sheelagh Gilbey , Johnny Ball
All of today's races from this famous National Hunt Festival meeting are being run over the New Course.
2.15 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race (2m)
2.50 The Christies Foxhunter 'Chase Challenge Cup (3m 2f)
3.30 The Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2f)
N) horse has completed the Champian Hurdle/Gold Cup double for over 50 years, but dual Hurdles Champion, Night Nurse, has an outstanding chance.
4.5 The Ritz Club National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase (3m If) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN
Producers Richard TILLING , BILL TAYLOR
The Birth of the Tank
In Lincolnshire at the turn of the century a modest engineering firm invents a piece of agricultural equipment. On the orders of Winston Churchill it is secretly developed into a weapon that is destined to revolutionise warfare.
Written by BRIAN THOMPSON Film editor BRYAN JONES
Producer DOUGLAS b. SMITH
Introduced by James Cameron
The re-discovered film of amateur cameramen and ' home movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
Today half-a-dozen amateur cameramen portray the life and times of a particular corner of England in the 30s -the orbit of the folk who lived and played in south-east London, Southend and rural Kent.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN
In the 17th century Venice was yielding cultural and economic primacy to Amsterdam. This film re-creates the atmosphere and influence of two great European cities at their peak.
Producer PATRICIA HODGSON
A BBC/Open University production
With Ollie's help, Stan succeeds in sneaking away from the wife for a night out and. drunk with the success of their strategy, they spend an uproarious time together. A HAL ROACH film
Directed by JAMES PARROTT
A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring with Carol Drinkwater 13: Will to Live
Adapted by JOHNNY BYRNE
It's bad enough when a dog loses its sight, but then the news has to be broken to its owner ...
Music by JOHNNY PEARSON Producer BILL SELLARS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY
Derek is working late and so is Les - apparently. Eddie's Rate-payers' Alliance and Tony's union activists are also busy-both of them planning their next move.
Written and devised by PHIL REDMOND Title music by MARTIN COOK
Senior cameraman GARTH TUCKER Vision mixer CAROL JOHNSON Designer PAUL MUNTING Producer BRIAN SPIBY Director COLIN CANT
with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The Politics of Poverty
This four-part film series presented by Professor David Donnison examines the realities of low-income living and assesses their political and social impact.
2: The Clerk'sTale takes a detailed look behind the scenes at a busy social security office in Doncaster. We meet the people who try to cope with the claimants' needs, and problems, while keeping an eye on the public purse.
Series producer MARJORIE ORR Film editor LOUIS MILLER
Producer DAVID HANINGTON. BBC Scotland
Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai
The last of seven films
Narrated by Julian Pettifer Pageboy to the Gods
A recent survey revealed that nearly 80 per cent of Japanese are devout Buddhists, but almost the same number profess to be followers of Shinto. People hedge their bets by following both religions at the same time, and keep in their homes two altars-one for Shinto gods, the ' Kami', and the other for the family dead.
Film editor JEFF SHAW
Produced by MICHAEL MACINTYRE
Russell Harty back in Manchester tonight for his unpredictable half hour of live entertainment.
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON Producer ALAN WALSH
between Arthur Marshall
Sheila Steafel , Miles Kington and Frank Muir
Stephanie Turner , Patrick Lichfield Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Directed by ALAN j. w. BELL Producer PAUL CIANI
The Hunt Saboteurs are the shock troops of the Anti-Blood-Sports movement. They aim to create havoc at the hunt by confusing hounds, enraging the huntsmen and enabling the fox to escape.
At the centre of this documentary film are the events of a winter's day in the Sussex countryside. A group of saboteurs are out to ' hit' the local hunt.
This is a parable of mutual incomprehension, of a difference in philosophy and lifestyle so profound that neither side appears to speak the same language.
Film editor DAVID THOMAS Executive producer ROGER MILLS
Producer JOHN PERCIVAL
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Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Highlights of the National Hunt Festival featuring
Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2f)
Editor MIKE mukpiiy
Seamus Heaney presents poems by W. B. YEATS
The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky....
Coole Park in Co Galway, the home of Lady Gregory, was the starting point of the Irish literary renaissance. Seamus Heaney visits Yeats' tower at Ballylee, and Coole, where he finds that the wild swans that inspired Yeats are still there.
Producer JOHN ORMOND BBC Cymru/Wales
from the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. In the studio: King Crimson, Barbara Thompson and Rod Argent; Vintage OGWT: Brinsley Schwarz (1973); films and interviews. Introduced by Anne Nightingale , David Hep -worth Director
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON