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: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Second Day
TERRY GRIFFITHS (No 9 seed) begins his first round match - CLIFF WILSON could well be supplying the opposition.
TONY MEO (15) completes a very competitive first round match - especially if SILVINO FRANCISCO has qualified.
DAVID VINE introduces live coverage. Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Cliff Wilson
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
2.0 3.0
World Snooker
The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The first of several visits to watch TERRY GRIFFITHS and TONY MEO in their first round matches.
Tennis from Monaco
The Jacomo Monte Carlo Open
The European outdoor clay court season is given the most picturesque start. MATS WILANDER won the singles last year on the famous centre court, which is only a few 100 yards from his and also BJORN BORG 'S homes. The entry this year includes Wilander, the Czech IVAN LENDL , GUILLERMO VILAS and the Frenchman YANNICK NOAH, who last summer won the French Championship in Paris on the same slow courts.
With the new season just around the corner, already the game has had its fair share of publicity - some good, some not so good - in the close season. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS looks back over the winter months and a panel of well-known cricketers discuss the implications for the game.
Television presentation:
Snooker NICK HUNTER. Tennis A2F
Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Meo
Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Guillermo Vilas
Commentator: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Editor: Grandstand Brian Barwick

: News Review

plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre. Sheffield
Second day
Canada's 'Mr Personality' BILL WERBENIUK (seeded 8) and Manchester's DAVID TAYLOR (10) were on parade this afternoon as their first round matches began. DAVID VINE with highlights.


Unknown: David Taylor

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy introduces highlights from the first 20 years of BBC2 and discusses programmes old and new with four people who have been associated with the channel: Joan Bakewell , who presented Late Night Line-Up, now a Newsnight reporter and the BBC's Arts Correspondent; Jeremy Isaacs , producer of Ireland: A Television History and now Chief Executive Channel 4; Christopher Morahan , drama producer for BBC2 and now producer/ director of The Jewel in the Crown for Granada; and Michael Peacock , BBC2's first Chief of Programmes and now an independent producer.
Programmes reviewed: The Mind of a Murderer, Coriolanus, All Our Working Lives; plus a preview of Where the Wild Things Are (tomorrow 6.25 pm).
Assistant producer peter ESTALL Producer JOHN ARCHER


Introduces: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Christopher Morahan
Unknown: Michael Peacock
Producer: John Archer

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: All the World's a Stage

The last of 13 programmes written and presented by Ronald Harwood
Admit Me, Chorus, to this History
The series has arrived in our own theatrical time and this final programme begins in London.
RONALD HARWOOD takes a personal view of the theatrical forces of the 20th century and considers whether we are living through a period of intense theatrical activity to compare with past 'theatrical explosions'.
Extracts from pioneering plays include: Look Back in Anger, a marionette performance of Ubu Roi, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Marat-Sade, archive of BRECHT and GROTOWSKI'S THEATRE LABORATORY, Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker. Those taking part include:
Harold Pinter , John Osborne Charles Gray , Nigel Stock Lisa Harrow , Leo McKern
Max Wall and Charles Drake
Quotations spoken by John Moffatt
Film editor ANDREW PAGE
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON
Produced and directed by HARRY HASTINGS


Presented By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Charles Gray
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Lisa Harrow
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Charles Drake
Spoken By: John Moffatt
Producer: Richard Cawston
Directed By: Harry Hastings

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield JOHN SPENCER (the 16th seed) will know his first round fate tonight as he plays the last ten frames of his match, while KIRK STEVENS (7) begins his contest this evening with a nine-frame session against Scotland's captain EDDIE SINCLAIR. DAVID VINE introduces the vital frames.


Unknown: Sheffield John Spencer
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Eddie Sinclair.

: Australian Cinema: Tim

Mel Gibson , internationally famous as Mad Max , gives one of his earliest film performances as Tim, and Piper Laurie sensitively portrays the vulnerable Mary.
Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL PATE
Based on the novel by COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH (First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Piper Laurie
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Mad Max
Unknown: Piper Laurie
Directed By: Michael Pate
Novel By: Colleen McCullough
Mary Horton: Piper Laurie
Tim Melville: Mel Gibson
Ron Melville: Alwyn Kurts
Em Melville: Pat Evison
Tom Ainsley: Peter Gwynne
Dawnie: Deborah Kennedy
Mick Harrington: David Foster
John Martinson: Michael Caulfield

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of tonight's matches involving JOHN SPENCER and KIRK STEVENS from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Kirk Stevens

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