6.25 Your Own Optics Laboratory
6.50 Kepler's War
7.15 Rome Under Augustus
7.40 Search and Rescue
8.5 Vienna: Stripping the Facade
8.30 The Planet Earth 855 Rules Rule, OK?
9.20 Maths: Symbols and Equations
9.45 Time, Money and Technology
10.10 The Hydraulic Ram
10.35 The Origin of the Earth
11.0 Going to Sea
11.25 ABC in Kansas City: 1
11.50 Insect Diversity
12.15 James Hutton. Geologist
12.40 Biology, Brain and Behaviour: Introduction
1.5 Making the Connections
1.30 Maths Methods: Population Modelling
Ireland v France Scotland v Wales
NIGEL STARMERSMITH introduces highlights of the weekend's internationals. Triple Crown holders Ireland face their hardest match of the season against the French who, after victories over England and Scotland, have their sights on the Grand Slam.
Commentator NIGEL STARMER-SMITH Scotland, with narrow defeats by Ireland and France, face Wales who started the season with a disappointing draw with England. Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Television presentation: Ireland v France RTE
Scotland v Wales BILL MALCOLM Series producer Huw JONES
The Biggest Street Party in the World
Every February the streets of Rio de Janeiro explode with the festivities of Carnival. This programme looks at the last fortnight's preparations, carnival in the streets and clubs, and the climax -the Samba School Parade last Tuesday. with Anne Nightingale and Ivan Lessa
Producer TOM CORCORAN
The first of 15 programmes in which Jonathan Miller talks to eminent psychologists - 15 people who contribute in very different ways to our understanding of the human mind.
Professor George Miller , from Princeton University, explains what psychology is, what psychologists do, and the importance of the Second World War to the study of human behaviour.
Designer COLIN LOWREY Production
PHILIP SPEIGHT , DAVID F. TURNBULL
The first of 13 programmes from Painswick House, Glos
The world's first televised bridge tournament returns, this time from a beautiful country house in Gloucestershire. The competition will be as fierce and the wit as sharp as ever, but this year the teams are battling for a spectacular purse of £8,000. Seventy-eight boards of bridge will be played over 13 weeks as the US team attempt to revenge their narrow defeat by the British team last year.
Presenter JEREMY JAMES
Commentator JEREMY FLINT , bridge correspondent of The Times The players
For the US: GAIL moss
JACQUI MITCHELL , NEIL SILVERMAN and MATTHEW GRANOVETTER For the UK: NICOLA GARDENER PAT DAVIES. TONY FRIDAY and CLAUDE RODRIGUE
Director LINDA MCCARTHY
Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
A digest of the news of the week, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Jan Leeming
Editor FRED HOLTUM
Presented by Brian Wialake and Valerie Singleton
With NICK CLARKE , LUKE CASEY and MARK ROGERSON reporting in Britain and abroad on business, finance, your money and other peoples.
Featuring this week The Franchise Affair
Cleaning drains, beneath car bonnets, behind the hamburger counter, thousands of people are now working for themselves in the franchise game. They are putting up their own capital - often redundancy money - for the right to sell nationally advertised services and products. It costs them anywhere from about £6,000 for a mobile car-tuning agency, up to many times that for a big fast-food outlet. VALERIE SINGLETON reports on the booms and the pitfalls.
Plus Money Maker on how to make the best of your savings.
Producer DON HARLEY
Deputy editor ANDREW CLAYTON Editor JOHN REYNOLDS
Forest in the Sea
Off the coast of California, amid the towering fronds of the giant kelp - the largest and fastest growing seaweed in the world-sea-otters, urchins, fish, abalones and countless other colourful and bizarre marine creatures are engaged in a fight for existence. They struggle not only among themselves but with those who attempt to find a living there as fishermen.
When that forest of kelp began to disappear, urgent research began to reveal an intriguing natural history of a forest, essential for fisheries but also harvestable for algin, that essence of smoothness in our foods, toothpastes and paints, and which may be farmable in future for energy - methane gas sufficient for the whole of the United States.
Narrated and produced by BARRY PAINE
Photographed and directed by WOLFGANG BAYER
Film editor DAVID BARRETT Series editors
PETER JONES. ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol
with Jan Leeming ; Weather
A series of seven programmes celebrating the work and the ways of the Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman
Presented by Jonathan Stedall
2: A visit to Smithfield and some thoughts on the Barbican, Betjeman as a father, Sunday by the sea, poems for the poet, and a conversation with Barry Humphries about Australia, with an interruption from Sir Les Patterson. With extracts from Betjeman in Australia (1972), Discovering Britain (1955) and Thank God It's Sunday (1972).
Film editor eric BROWN
A comedy by FAY WELDON The second of five plays Live from Pebble Mill
Alan has problems; his wife Esther wants a job, his daughter Hermes thinks she's a lesbian, and his affair with Hermes' bisexual girlfriend Val isn't going too well. Is a face-lift the answer?
Mr Khan , cosmetic surgeon, is struggling to choose between his brilliant brain-surgeon wife and Pony, the nubile but pregnant nurse. Both men have enjoyed the fruits of manhood; will Esther and Mrs Khan exact a just revenge? with Lighting BARRY HILL Sound MARK DECKER
Designer GAVIN DAVIES
Producer ROBIN MIDGLEY
Director JAMES CELLAN JONES BBC Pebble Mill
Alan, a husband:
Esther, a wife:
Mr Khan, a cosmetic surgeon:
Mrs Khan, a brain surgeon:
Val, a lover:
Hermes, a daughter:
Freddo, ani electrician:
Pony, a nurse:
The first of ten programmes
This year the series returns to the beautiful Ailsa Course at Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire, scene of the 1977 Open Championship.
Golfing superstars Lee Trevino and Severiano Ballesteros , who between them have won every major championship, lead their teams of celebrity partners as they challenge for the Marley Trophy.
This week's opening match features Grand Prix motor-racing stars, past and present, as Nigel Mansell (left) partners Lee Trevino and former world champion James Hunt teams up with Seve Ballesteros.
PETER ALLISS commentates and talks with the players in this match over nine selected holes.
Television presentation RICHARD TILLING and ALASTAIR SCOTT
Producer DAVID KENNING
Claire Bloom as Nora Anthony Hopkins as Torvald Ralph Richardson as Dr Rank Denholm Elliott as Krogstad Anna Massey as Kristine Edith Evans as Anne Marie
Hopeful that years of economising are over, Nora prepares a lavish Christmas to celebrate her husband's new position. Only one thing threatens her happiness-she is held to ' 'ransom" by Krogstad, who knows of an illegal transaction she has undertaken years before....
This finely acted version of Ibsen's play interweaves the themes of family loyalty, of love and betrayal and women's 'liberation', against a suspense-story drama. The movie version of his masterpiece opens a short season of adaptations of classic plays and novels.
Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
Adapted from the play by HENRIK IBSEN Produced by HILLARD ELKINS
Directed by PATRICK GARLAND. Films: p 15 (First showing on British television)
Dr Rank Denholm