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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Area Games

7.5 Avoiding a Catastrophe

7.30 Maths: Across the Curriculum

: Play School

Story: The Lonely Skyscraper by JENNY HAWKESWORTH
Illustrated by EMANUEL SCHONGUT Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Dev Sagoo


Unknown: Jenny Hawkesworth
Illustrated By: Emanuel Schongut
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Dev Sagoo

: International Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
JOHN SPENCER, who last won the title in 1977, takes the stage for the first time, while JOHN VIRGO completes his match this morning. DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both first-round matches. Commentators


Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: The Sky at Night

The Unfolding Universe
In this special programme to mark the 25th anniversary of The Sky at Night, Patrick Moore reports on what is happening at great observatories all over the world; he talks to space researchers and ' ground-based ' astronomers, and his journey round the world took him from the top of Mauna Kea , at 14,000 feet above sea-level, to one mile down a goldmine in South Dakota. This is a report not only upon what has happened in the past, but also a look ahead to the future, with the Space Telescope and other developments undreamed of when the first Sky at Night was transmitted. Film editor KEITH RAVEN


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Mauna Kea
Editor: Keith Raven
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Nicholas and Alexandra

The feature film starring Michael Jayston as Tsar Nicholas II Janet Suzman as Alexandra
It is 1904 and the newly-formed Bolsheviks are fomenting unrest among the Russian peasants and industrial workers in the wake of a disastrous war with Japan. In the Imperial Palace Tsar Nicholas II and his German-born wife Alexandra await the birth of their son Alexis; a boy afflicted with haemophilia and destined, with the rest of his family, to meet a tragic end.
Screenplay by james GOLDMAN from the book by ROBERT K. MASSIE
Produced by SAM SPIEGEL. Directed by FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNEB. Films: page 15


Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Tsar Nicholas
Play By: James Goldman
Book By: Robert K. Massie
Produced By: Sam Spiegel.
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffneb.
Grand Duke Nicholas: Harry Andrews
Rasputin: Tom Baker
Lenin: Michael Bryant
KokO VtSOV: Maurice Denham
General Alexeiev: Roy Dotrice
Gilliard: Jean-Claude Drouot
Tatiana: Lynne Frederick
Anastasia: Fiona Fullerton
Marie: Candice Clendenning
Nagorny: John Hallam
Fredericks: Jack Hawkins
Yakovlev: Ian Holm
Sklarz: Curt Jurgens
Olga: Ania Marson
Kerensky: John McEnery
Alexis: Roderic Noble
Mme Krupskaya: Vivian Pickles
Stolypin: Eric Porter
YUSSOUPOV: Martin Potter
Sazonov: Michael Redgrave
Tegleva: Katharine Schofield
Yurovsky: Alan Webb
Dr Botkin: Timothy West
Col Kobylinsky: John Wood
Queen Mother: Irene Worth
Count Witte: Laurence Olivier
Young Bolshevik: David Baxter
Pankratov: Steven Berkoff
Trotsky: Brian Cox
Flautista: Alan Dalton
Dr Lazovert: Vernon Dobtcheff
Col Voikov: John Forbes-Robertson
Goloshchekin: David Giles
Gapon: Julian Glover
GuchkOV: Gordon Gostelow
Martov: Stephen Greif
Stalin: James Hazeldine
Root: Alexander Knox
Avadeyev: Leon Lisser
Sonya: Diana Quick
Dr Federov: Guy Rolfe
Petya: John -Shrapnel
Rodzianko: Ralph Truman
Dmitry: Richard Warwick

: Discovering Hedgerows

A series of seven monthly films exploring the English hedgerow. May
Nesting activity reaches its peak in May and the birds make full use of the protective hedgerow The hawthorn blossom is out and drifts of white cow parsley cover the banks.
David Streeter and Rosamond Richardson explore this world of birds, flowers and insects, its history, folklore and the culinary uses of some plants.
Film cameraman PETER chapman Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Rosamond Richardson
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: International Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Terry Griffiths and Doug Mountjoy continue their first-round matches this afternoon.

: Buck Rogers

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes starring
Buster Crabbe as Buck Rogers 5: The Phantom Plane
In which Buck Rogers uses an invisibility ray to penetrate Killer Kane 's stronghold.
(Episode 6 tomorrow at 5.40)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe
Unknown: Buck Rogers
Unknown: Buck Rogers
Unknown: Killer Kane
Directed By: Ford Beebe
Unknown: Saul Goodkind

: Maggie

Last of an 18-part series, adapted from her books by Joan Lingard.

Maggie makes some big decisions about her future.
BBC Scotland


Author/Adapted by: Joan Lingard
Producer: Kenny McBain
Director: Michael Kerrigan
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
James: Ian Michie
Mr McKinley: Micheal Sheard
Mrs McKinley: Mary Riggans
Jean: Anne Berry
Aunt Jessie: Anne Scott-Jones
Uncle Tam: Ron Paterson
Janet Scott: Alison Groves
Mike Bruce: Joe Mullaney
Pete Lawrie: John Langford
Isobel: Dee Hepburn
Neil Grant: Robin Cameron
Cathy Bruce: Maureen Beattie

: Better Than New

Eight programmes about renovating old furniture at home. Presented by ALBERT JACKSON and DAVID DAY
3: Finishes and Polishes
To many people, French polishing sounds mysterious and difficult, but it is quite possible to do it at home using a special kit. And there are many simpler finishes available-oil, wax, even polyurethane.
Film editor AL CELL
Book (same title) £4.75, from booksellers
0 BETTER THAN NEW; page 81


Presented By: Albert Jackson

: News Summary

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: A Family Band

The third of six programmes about families who make music together.
Presented by Roy Castle and featuring
The Cummings, from London.
Three generations of music-making, at the professional level. Encouraged by their parents KEITH and MADGE, JULIAN, DIANA and DOUGLAS CUMMINGS have established themselves in the front rank of English orchestral players. This film looks at how their gift of music is now being passed to the next generation. We see young SIMON, DAMION, NAOMI and BEN JAMIN struggling with the first painful steps towards mastery of the violin and cello; and their parents discuss the massive investment of time and money that goes into the establishment of a musical succession.
Producer TONY STAVEACRE. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Roy Castle
Presented By: Douglas Cummings
Presented By: Ben Jamin
Reporter: Jill Phillips
Editor: Andrew Johnston
Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Tony Staveacre.

: International Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker 'Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Two ex-World Champions are under the spotlight tonight. ALEX HIGGINS , who won this Championship at his first attempt ten years ago, makes his first appearance and RAY REARDON , six times the World Champion, completes his match this evening.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights and live coverage.


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Ray Reardon

: Russell Harty

Submerged in Diana Dors ' swimming pool, stranded on an oil rig in the North Sea, carried away by a canine friend at Crufts or having a not-so-quiet night in an Irish pub. Enjoy these and many more hilarious moments as Russell Harty looks back over the last series in the company of the unusual and famous
Producers TOM


Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Gutteridge Alan Walsh
Unknown: Ken Stephinson

: International Snooker

David Vine introduces further coverage of the World Championship from Sheffield.

: News Headlines

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pepe le Moko

The classic French feature film starring Jean Gabin, Mircille Balin.
With the police hot on his heels, Pépé le Moko, a flamboyant Parisian jewel thief, has taken refuge in the Algerian Casbah. In these tortuous, sinister alleys he can safely live with some of his old style. But Pépé longs for Paris and when he meets a beautiful French girl, romance makes him reckless. Duvivier's powerful drama was initially deemed too realistic for American audiences, but spawned two Hollywood re-makes and the apocryphal line,'Come with me to the Casbah!'
Screenplay by Henri Jeanson, Roger D'Ashelbe and Julien Duvivier from the novel by Roger D'Ashelbe.

A French film with English subtitles

(First showing on British television) (Black and white)


Produced By: Robert Hakim
Produced By: Raymond Hakim
Directed By: Julien Duvivier
Pépé le Moko: Jean Gabin
Gaby: Mireille Balin
Carlos: Gabriel Gabrio
Inspecteur Slimane: Lucas Gridoux
L'Arbi: Marcel Dalio
Le Grand Père: Saturnin Fabre
Régis: Fernand Charpin
Inès: Line Noro
Pierrot: Gilbert Gil

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