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: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
First day
STEVE DAVIS (seeded 1) begins the defence of his World Championship title this morning and will need no reminding that two years ago, as defending Champion, he was unceremoniously bundled out of the Crucible in this very round by Tony Knowles. WARREN KING , Australia's new professional, has done well to qualify, and is hoping history will be repeated. RAY REARDON (seeded 2), six times World Champion, plays Canada's JIM WYCH on the adjacent table.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage of the first few frames of this 17-day marathon tournament, between the top 32 players in the world competing - from a record entry this year of 94 professionals - for L200,000 of prize money.
0 FEATURE: page 76
Ceefax journalists will be at Sheffield to provide instant scores and reports. Details on Ceefax pages 141/241

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Tony Knowles.
Unknown: Warren King
Unknown: Ray Reardon

: Saturday Cinema: Funny Girl

The musical film starring
Barbra Streisand , Omar Sharif
The story of singing star Fanny Brice , who began life on the Lower East Side of New York and rose to become the toast of Broadway and the star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Barbra Streisand displays her irrepressible and distinctive talent as the ugly duckling determined to achieve fame. The film's hit songs include 'Second hand rose', 'People' and 'Sadie, Sadie', plus 'You are woman, I am man', which features Sharif making his musical debut.
Music and lyrics by JULE STYNE and BOB MERRILL
Screenplay by ISOBEL LENNART based on her musical play Produced by RAY STARK
Directed by WILLIAM WYLER. Films: page 17 (Omar Sharif visits the Seychelles in Return to Eden, Monday BBC2 at 10.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Jule Styne
Play By: Isobel Lennart
Produced By: Ray Stark
Directed By: William Wyler.
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Fanny Brice: Barbra Streisand
Nick Arnstein: Omar Sharif
Rose Brice: Kay Medford
Georgia James: Anne Francis
Florenz Ziegfeld: Walter Pidgeon
Eddie Ryan: Lee Allen
Mrs Strakosh: Mae Questel
Branca: Gerald Mohr
Keeney: Frank Faylen
Emma: Mittie Lawrence
Mrs O'Malley: Gertrude Flynn

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
JOHN SPENCER (16) and TONY MEO (15) are the seeded players in action this afternoon. Spencer, who won his third World Title in the Crucible in 1977, has shown flashes of his old form this season but has a difficult match against GRAHAM MILES. Tony Meo , who has had two successes, The World Team Title - with Steve Davis and Jimmy White - and the World Doubles - with Davis, is likely to meet
SILVINO FRANCISCO. DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both matches.

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Meo
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Jimmy White

: Shakespeare in Perspective: Coriolanus

General Sir John Hackett introduces the play which portrays a soldier hero who is destroyed by his unyielding pride.
Director SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer VICTOR POOLE
(The BBC Television Shakespeare: Coriolanus is at 8.40 tonight)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Director: Sally Kirkwood
Producer: Victor Poole

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship First day
STEVE DAVIS , twice World Champion, and RAY REARDON , six times the winner, conclude their first-round matches. Davis has had yet another successful season, with eight major tournament victories, whereas Reardon has had a most disappointing year.

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon

: Rugby Special

Cardiff v Barbarians
The traditional Easter festival match that guarantees an exciting handling spectacular for the capacity Arms Park crowd.
Cardiff, led by JOHN SCOTT , have already reached the Welsh Cup final, and against the adventurous style of the Barbarians would like to improve upon last year's draw of 32 points each.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news of the rest of the weekend's rugby including the Ulster Cup Final.
Producer DEWI GRIFFITHS
Series producer huw JONES
Video, Ireland's Triple Crown 1982, BBCV 5018, available from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: John Scott
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Huw Jones

: The BBC Television Shakespeare: Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare
Book, The BBCtv Shakespeare: Coriolanus £13.00 from booksellers
The Costume Exhibition is at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon from April to October, from 9.0 am to 7.0 pm.
(This Wooden O is on Tuesday on BBC at 10.55 pm, not N. Ireland)
Including at 10.10* Interval

Contributors

Author: William Shakespeare
Music composed by: Stephen Oliver
Lighting: John Summers
Make-up: Kezia De Winne
Costume Designer: Michael Burdle
Script Editor: David Snodin
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
First citizen: Paul Jesson
Second citizen: Ray Roberts
Third citizen: Leon Lissek
Fourth citizen: Jon Rumney
Fifth citizen: Russell Kilmister
Menenius: Joss Ackland
Caius Marcius (later Coriolanus): Alan Howard
Cominius: Patrick Godfrey
First Roman senator: John Rowe
Titus Lartius: Peter Sands
Sicinius: John Burgess
Brutus: Anthony Pedley
Aufidius: Mike Gwilym
Adrian: Valentine Dyall
First Volscian senator: Brian Poyser
Second Volscian senator: Reginald Jessup
Volumnia: Irene Worth
Virgilia: Joanna McCallum
Gentlewoman: Patsy Smart
Valeria: Heather Canning
Roman soldier: Jay Ruparelia
Young Marcius: Damien Franklin
Aedile: Nicholas Amer
Nicanor: Teddy Kempner
Citizen of Antium: Stephen Finlay

: Easter Vigil

from Canterbury Cathedral
First-century Christians believed that the second coming of Christ would be at midnight. This hope is the basis of the dramatic liturgy of Easter Eve. Celebrant
The Archbishop of Canterbury assisted by THE DEAN AND CHAPTER
Precentor THE REV RAYMOND GILBERT Director of music ALLAN WICKS
Order of Service
The Lighting of the Paschal Candle and the Easter Proclamation
Readings and psalms on four Easter themes Creation: Genesis 1-2, v 3, Psalm 19; Sacrifice: Genesis 22, vv 1-18, Psalm 33, v 12-the end; Spirit: Ezekiel 37, v 1-14. Psalm 139. v 1-18; Exodus: Exodus 14-15, v 1. The Song of Moses
Baptism, Confirmation and the Renewal of Baptismal Vows
The Litany (Piccolo)
The Eucharist: Epistle: Romans 6. vv 3-11; Gospel: Matthew 28, vv 1-10
Lighting BERT OATEN. Sound GRAHAM HAINES Television presentation
ANDREW BARR and ANGELA TILBY

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Gilbert
Unknown: Bert Oaten.
Unknown: Andrew Barr

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces highlights and the results of STEVE DAVIS 'S and RAY REARDON 'S first round matches.

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon








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