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: Tennis and Snooker

International Tennis
The 1982
Daihatsu Challenge from the Brighton Centre
Europe's richest indoor ladies' event this year plays host to most of the leading players in the world. The No 1 Seed is CHRIS EVERT LLOYD , recent winner of the US Open and Britain's
Sue Barker defends her title.
This afternoon's matches are at the quarter-final stage.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators
International Snooker
The State Express
World Team Classic from
The Hexagon, Reading First Semi-final
DAVID VINE introduces coverage of this afternoon's match as the competition moves into the big money. Commentators TED LOWE
Summarisers JOHN SPENCER , REX WILLIAMS Tennis producers
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Chris Evert Lloyd
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Ann Jones
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott
Producer: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Something Else Debates

The last of four debates set up under the wing of the access programme Something Else. War and Peace
The theme of tonight's informal debate has been chosen by a group of young people from Preston who invite argument and discussion from a wide range of people of their own age. They are talking about such issues at patriotism, the Falklands, defence policy and nuclear weapons.
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Paganini

Céctle Ousset plays Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini The French pianist Cficlle Ousset is the soloist in this popular work. As an introduction Ruggiero Ricci plays the 24th Caprice which inspired Rachmaninov's Rhapsody.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, leader GEOFFREY TRABI -CHOFF, is conducted by Christopher Seaman , who also introduces the programme.


Pianist: Cficlle Ousset
Unknown: Ruggiero Ricci
Leader: Geoffrey Trabi
Conducted By: Christopher Seaman

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: International Snooker

The State Express
World Team Classic from
The Hexagon, Reading First Semi-final

: Did You See... ?

The weekly TV review presented by Ludovic Kennedy, who discusses Timewatch (BBC2), Smiley's People (BBC2) and Harry's Game (YTV) with Dr Vivian Green, of Lincoln College, Oxford, spy-fiction writer Ted Allebury and novelist Rachel Billington. Also, with the launch of Channel 4 next week, Gerald Priestland looks back at previous television first nights.


Presenter: Ludovlc Kennedy
Guest: : Dr Vivian Green
Guest: Ted Allebury
Guest: Rachel Billington
Assistant producer: Clare Paterson
Assistant producer: Carol Owens
Director: Stephen Garrett
Producer: John Archer

: L for Lester

Written by DUDLEY LONG
A comedy series starring
This week, when Lester takes Mrs Davies and Fred Stone for another driving lesson, he begins to realise how many people depend on him for their living ...
Costume designer PHOEBE BE GAYE
Producer DENNIS main WILSON Directed by JOHN b. HOBBS


Written By: Dudley Long
Designer: Phoebe Be Gaye
Artist: Ann Ailes Stevenson
Designer: Bob Cove
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Lester Small and featuring in order of appearance: Brian Murphy
Alf: John Forgeham
Sid: Tony Milian
Chief lnspector Rodgers: James Cossins
Mrs Davies: Hilda Braid
Bert the milkman: Colin Spaull
Sally Small: Amanda Barrie
the General: Cyril Luckham
: Jenny Undarobson
Fred Stone: Michael G Jones
PC Bright: Dudley Long

: Dad's Army

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn featuring
In TheLion HasPhones
In which an enemy aircraft r-rash-lands in the town reservoir and our heroes make the crew sur. render.
The voice of BUD FLANAGAN Signature tune by JIWWY PERRY and DEREIt TAVERNER , played by THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS conducted by their Director of Music CAPT TREVOR L. SHARPE, MBE, LRAM. ARCM. PSnl
Directed by HAROLD SNOAD Produced by DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Jiwwy Perry
Unknown: Dereit Taverner
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Produced By: David Croft
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
ARP: Wai-Den Billpertwee
Telephone operator: Avril Angers
Lt Hope Bruce: Timothy Carlton
Ladies in queue: Pamela Cundell
Ladies in queue: Bernadette Milnes
Ladies in queue: Olive Mercer
Betty: Linda James
set Waller: Stanley McGeagh
Etoreen: Gilda Perry
Mr Cheesewright: Richard Jacques
BOYS: Colin Daniels
BOYS: Carson Green

: The History Man

The last of a four-part screenplay by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON , from the novel by MALCOLM BRADBURY starring
Gross Moral Turpitude
' History charges everyone a price for the stands they choose to make.' Howard seems to be about to pay his dues and in the fight for his academic life, the university is the battlefield. As in any war the choice of survivors-and casualties - is very arbitrary and contingent.
The Nation ... Is agog to know if the unspeakable Kirk will arrive at his deserved nemesis tonight
It is hard to believe that The History Man is not going to make a star of Antony Sher (THE times) Music GEORGE FENTON
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Novel By: Malcolm Bradbury
Music: George Fenton
Producer: Michael Wearing
Director: Robert Knights
Howard Kirk: Antony Sher
Flora Beniform: With Isla Blair
Henry Beamish: Paul Brooke
Annie Callendar: Laura Davenport
George Carmody: Peter Hugo Daly
Barbara Kirk: Geraldine James
Felicity Phee: Veronica Quilligan
Myra Beamish: Maggie Steed
Professor Marvin: Michael Hordern
Martin Kirk: Jonathan Bruton
Celia Kirk: Charlotte Enderby
Melissa Tordoroff: Miriam Margolyes
Moira Millikin: Elizabeth Proud
John Mclntosh: Graham Padden
Jane Mclntosh: Judy Liebebt
Peter Madden: Bill Buffery
Beck Pott: Julia Swift
Michael Bennard: Lloyd Peters
Hashmi Sadeok: Arthur Lugo
Marjorie: Juliet Waley
Joanna: Jane Slaughter
Miss Ho: Zienia Merton
Leoa: Jack Elliott
Professor Mangel: Steve Plytas

: Newsnight



Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: International Snooker

The State Express
World Team Classic from
The Hexagon, Reading First Semi-final
DAVID VINE introduces highlights and the result.

: am International Tennis

The 1982
Daihatsu Challenge from the Brighton Centre
Highlights of this evening's quarter-final matches. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES


Introduced By: Barry Davies

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