6.40 Power Plants of the Cell. 7.5 Zone Fossils. 7.30 Mechanical Properties.
Story: The King's New Crown by SHEILA ARCHER Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Fred Harris
Pianist COLIN SELL
Designer DONAL WOODS
Written and directed by EVELYN SKINNER Producer ANN REAY
Executive producer cyntiiia FELGATE
An attempt to convey the experience of being a monk in the Buddhist monastery of Tangboche in Nepal. Although prayer is incessant, and wind and water-power add to constant human effort in turning the prayer wheels, prayer is not at the heart of their spiritual life. The heart is meditation, through which they hope to arrive at the state of Nirvana, once described by the Buddha as a ' roaring silence'.
Producer NULA O'FAOLAIN
A BBC/Open University production
A season of classic feature films College starring Buster Keaton
' Master of deadpan comedy '
The great straight-faced silent clown Buster Keaton plays a college student intent on impressing his girl by mastering campus customs. His attempts at athletics from baseball to rowing are predictably disastrous - but Buster, still unsmiling, comes out on top. This classic comedy is shown today in a newly restored tinted version with an added musical sound track.
Screenplay by CARL HARBAUGH and BRYAN FOY Music by WILLIAM P. PERRY Directed by JAMES w. horne
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 13
A series of six programmes made by young people
3: A Tale of Two Bands
Hundreds of young bands are springing up all over Britain. This programme is made by two of them.
Blue Poland from Liverpool show us the build-up of one of their gigs - rehearsals, soundchecks, the tension and excitement before going on stage. Dr Fantasy's Devils play their music-punk Glenn Miller - on the streets of London. They talk about the music business with George Melly.
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT
with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
STEVE DAVIS begins the defence of his world title tonight. Ahead of him 17 days of nerve-racking matchplay and 31 fellow professionals all hoping for the chance to upset the holder and favourite, to win a prize of f 25,000. DAVID vine introduces live coverage as DAVIS returns to the heat and tension of the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, and plays his first frame.
TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON , VERA SELBY
KEITH PHILLIPS , BILL TAYLOR , MIKE ADLEY Producers
IIAZEL LEWTHWAITE, PETER HAMILTON Executive producer NICK hunter
Pot Black, a rcuised and updated 1982 edition, 12.00 from booksellers
Snooker scores and reports on Ceefax
From West Moors with Clay Jones and Mary Spiller.
Harold Judd was known throughout Hertfordshire for his prize-winning plants, but then his garden disappeared beneath a ring road. Undeterred, he carried 3,000 of his precious plants to Dorset and now, 13 years later, he and his wife have another beautiful garden.
BBC Videobooks, Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden (BBCV 1000), Mr Smith's Flower Garden (BBCV 1001). Mr Smith's Indoor Garden (BBCV 1002), £37.95 each, from retailers
The Fight for the Unions
As unemployment grows, the unions are suffering their first real decline in membership this century. Meanwhile the battle-lines of Left and Right in the Labour Party are echoed by similar divisions in their ranks.
The Engineering Workers, the Civil Servants and other groups of workers are riven by disputes often directly political in origin. Are these divisions unnecessarily damaging the unions? Or do they reflect an essential debate about the trades unions' role under a Conservative government, and where their future lies? Vincent Hanna reports.
Deputy editor peter kenvatta Editor IETER 1BBOTSON
by Elaine Feinstein
Betty and Geraldine swap news every fortnight. This time there really is news!
The Embassy World Professional Snooker
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage as kteve davis defends his title, and graham miles - runner-up in 1974 - also begins his first-round match.
The Quiz of the News of the Week In the last of the present series Richard Stilgoe recalls the last seven days in a lighthearted way with Nigel Dempster , Diane Harron Miles Kington , Willie Rushton
Director ciiris hunt
Producer COLI.14 gouman. BBC Bristol
Presenters PETER SNOW, joiin T'SA and DONALD maccormick bring you the major events of the day. JOAN BAKEWELL has the first news of stories from the arts; david ickb and MARSHALL LEE have the stories from behind the world of sport.
A final visit to the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, on the first day of the World Championship organised by Snooker Sport Promotions.