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: Open University

9.20 Women Speaking
10.10 Health Choices: See-Saw
10.35 Childhood 5-10: Starting School
11.0 The First Years of Life: The World at One
11.25 Maths Methods: Ill-conditioning
11.50 Open Forum: Meet the Vice-Chancellor

: International Rugby Special

Wales v England France v Scotland
. NIGEL STARMER-SMITH introduces highlights of yesterday's internationals.
After their defeat by France, England travelled to Cardiff knowing that they last won there in 1963. Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Scotland, having lost narrowly to Ireland, had to overcome the powerful French to gain their first victory in Paris since 1969.
TV presentation: Cardiff dewi CRIFFITIIS Paris FRENCH TELEVISION SERVICE Series producer huw JONES
Scores and reports on Ceefax


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Robert Lowell: A Life Study

' When he died, I felt that the Big Top of poetry had lost its central pole.' (SEAMUS HEANEY ) At Robert Lowell's death in 1977, he was widely regarded as America's finest poet, indeed the finest in the language. His work had an astonishing range: from New England's puritan past, to the most intimate details of his own personal life, and the larger historical perspectives of modern America-Vietnam, the Presidency, wars and assassinations. This study of his life includes unique archive footage of Robert Lowell talking about his work and reading it. Many of his friends also pay tribute to the man Eugene McCarthy has called ' the poet of history in America.'
Film editor SUE NEW
Producer DAVID Cheshire


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Robert Lowell
Unknown: Eugene McCarthy
Editor: Sue New
Producer: David Cheshire

: Horizon

The Scientist and the Baby
An operation on the foetus inside the womb is now a routine procedure at a London hospital. In the USA a doctor has taken a foetus out of the womb, operated, and returned it safely. In obstetrics, as in every branch of medicine, research is making possible treatment that the Health Service will not be able to afford. How much is each baby worth? Narrator Paul Vaughan
Unmissable (STANDARD) Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Producer Christopher LA FONTAINE


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: News Review

Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Fred Holtum

: Ski Sunday

The last in the present series of dramatic winter sports action featuring the world's top ski racers in high-speed competition. Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from St Anton
The Arlberg-Kandahar weekend is the traditional climax to the Alpine downhill season in Europe, and this year returns to its birth-place in the Austrian Tyrol for the 48th series of these famous races.
Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation by the AUSTRIAN TV SERVtCE Producer jim RESIDE
Book (same title) and Ski Sunday 1983 Supplement, £2.50 each, from booksellers


Unknown: St Anton

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widiake and Valerie Singleton With NICK CLARKE
MARK ROGERSON and LUKE CASEY The Fat of the. .Land?
Farming in Britain has never been healthier. Our land is among the most productive in the world, but at what cost to the tax-payer? As the annual food price war rages in Brussels Luke Casey has been down on the farm with Tory MP and anti-Marketeer Richard Body , who argues that British agriculture has been funded at the price of serious damage to the rest of British industry.
Producer William T. JONES


Presented By: Brian Widiake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: With Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Unknown: Richard Body
Producer: William T. Jones
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: John Reynolds

: The World About Us

Hawaii - Crucible of Life
Carnivorous caterpillars, giant flies, flightless moths, prickleless holly, scentless mints, snails and shrimps that live in trees ... all these and more live in Hawaii. The still active volcanic islands, like arks adrift on the earth's crust, have over millions of years received a haphazard cargo of creatures that somehow survived a journey across the immense emptiness of the Pacific. Here their descendants evolved into a bizarre variety of life forms, now threatened with extinction. Narrated by Eugene Fraser
Written and produced by ROGER R. JONES Series editors PETER JONES. ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Editor: Colin Cradock
Produced By: Roger R. Jones
Editors: Peter Jones.

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Maestro

The last of four programmes Bobby Charlton , Footballer
If one were to list Stanley Matthews , Puskas, Eusebio, Tom Finney and Pele - it would not be impertinent to add BOBBY CHARLTON. All were unquestionably great footballers. Bobby's background was football, he came from the Milburn family, who had fed league football with many a full-back, as well as ' Geordie' Jackie. His brother Jack signed for Leeds while Bobby himself became a' Busby Babe' at Manchester United. Then tragedy as eight of his fellow 'babes' were killed in the Munich air disaster-25 years ago today. For Charlton, Busby. and others who survived, life would never be the same. But those survivors had a bond -a will to avenge the fates -and to see Manchester United rise again. For Charlton the challenge at United culminated in the European Cup Competition in 1968. while his England goal was 1966 and all that'.
Written by FRANK KEATING Film editor


Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Unknown: Stanley Matthews
Unknown: Tom Finney
Unknown: Bobby Charlton.
Written By: Frank Keating
Unknown: Geoffrey Botterill

: The Rothko Conspiracy

by MICHAEL BAKER , featuring and In 1970 a major scandal involving millions of dollars rocked the art world of New York. It unveiled a picture of greed, deception and sharp practice and implicated some of the best-known names in the art world.
Designer ERIC walmsley Photography DAVID FEIG Sound GRAHAM RODGER Film editor JIM latham Director PAUL watson Executive producer JOHN PURPlE


Unknown: Michael Baker
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Unknown: David Feig
Unknown: Graham Rodger
Editor: Jim Latham
Director: Paul Watson
Producer: John Purple
Mark Rothko: Larry Hoodekoff
Frank Lloyd: Ronald Lacey
Bernard Reis: Barry Morse
Gustave Harrow: Douglas Lambert
Kate Rothko: Andrea Levine
Mell Rothko: Pat Starr
Prof Morton Levine: Jerry Harte
Theodoros Stamos: Norman Chancer
Frank Karelsen: Phil Brown
Arnold Glimcher: Stuart Milligan
Becky Reis: Mildred Shay
Edward Ross: Robert Arden
Laura Werner: Jennifer Watts
Arnold Richenthal: Bob Sessions
Gerald Dickler: John Cassady
Donald McKinney: Philip Sayer
Ilya Prizel: Michael Praed
Samuel Greenspoon: David Healy
Louis Lefkowitz: Cordon Sterne
RobertGoldwater: Gilbert Winfield
Woman reporter: Valerie Colgan
Topher Rothko: Joe Verner
Auctioneer: Raymond W Thompson

: The Great American Picture Show: Bad Company

continues a major season of recent American movies. Tonight starring Jeff Bridges , Barry Brown
Desperate to escape Civil War recruitment, Drew Dixon heads West, seeking fame and fortune. But his first encounter is with Jake Rumsey and his gang, also looking for fortune, but preferably one belonging to someone else.
Robert Benton , director of Kramer vs Kramer and Still of the Night, has created one of the most original and beautiful movies of its decade.
Screenplay by DAVID NEWMAN. ROBERT BENTON Produced by Stanley r. jaffe Directed by ROBERT benton ,


Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Barry Brown
Unknown: Jake Rumsey
Unknown: Robert Benton
Unknown: David Newman.
Unknown: Robert Benton
Produced By: Stanley R. Jaffe
Directed By: Robert Benton
Jake Rumsey: Jeff Bridges
Drew Dixon: Barry Brown
Marshal: Jim Davis
Big Joe Simmons: David Huddleston
Loney: John Savage
Arthur Simms: Jerry Houser
Jim Bob Logan: Damon Cofer
BOOgBookin: Joshua Hilllewis
HobbS: Geoffrey Lewis

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