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: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Third Day
BILL WERBENIUK (8) and DAVID TAYLOR (10) play the final ten frames of their first-round matches this morning.
DAVID VINE introduces live coverage.


Unknown: David Taylor

: The Man who Invented the 20th Century

Robert Symes discovers the genius of Sir Charles Algernon Parsons , who filed patents for the steam turbine on St George's Day 1884.
At Newcastle Parsons not only designed giant turbines for the great liners and power stations of the world; he poured out a stream of inventions, and laid the foundations for the gas turbine.
Written and produced by JOHN METHERELL BBC North East


Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: Sir Charles Algernon Parsons
Editor: Trevor Wonfor
Produced By: John Metherell

: Classically Cuban

This month sees the first visit to London of the internationally renowned
Cuban National Ballet under their legendary teacher and founder Alicia Alonso. Now over 60, and with failing eyesight, Alonso still dances and closely supervises a huge company of young dancers. Arena filmed them at work in Havana and in the factories and plantations of the surrounding countryside.


Unknown: Alicia Alonso.
Editor: Christopher Swayne
Director: Michael Dibb

: Jesus Christ Superstar

The film version of the rock opera by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER starring Ted Neeley , Carl Anderson A group of young people arrive in the Holy Land to 'act out' events leading to the Crucifixion. Blending Biblical and modern themes, they portray the last seven days of Christ's life. This film version of the classic musical includes the songs 'I don't know how to love him', 'Could we start again, please?', 'Hosanna' and 'Superstar'.
Screenplay by MELVYN BRAGG , NORMAN JEWISON Producers NORMAN JEWISON , ROBERT STIGWOOD Directed by NORMAN JEWISON. Films: page 17 if Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Ted Neeley
Unknown: Carl Anderson
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Norman Jewison
Producers: Norman Jewison
Producers: Robert Stigwood
Directed By: Norman Jewison.
Jesus Christ: Ted Neeley
Judas Iscariot: Carl Anderson
Mary Magdalene: Yvonne Elliman
Pontius Pilate: Barry Dennen
Caiaphas: Bob Bingham
Simon Zealotes: Larry T Marshall
King Herod: Joshua Mostel
Annas: Kurt Yaghjian
Peter: Philip Toubus

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
TERRY GRIFFITHS (9) contests the last ten frames and EDDIE CHARLTON (6) the opening nine of their respective first-round matches this afternoon.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights and the latest news from Sheffield. Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: Eric Liddell - Flying Scotsman

Following yesterday's screening of Chariots of Fire Sally Magnusson tells the moving story of one of that film's two heroes - Eric Liddell , the unorthodox but brilliant runner who, having astounded the world with his Olympic gold medal, went off to China to serve God, only to meet an untimely death in a Japanese internment camp. With his widow Mrs Florence Liddell Hall, his sister Mrs Jenny Somerville, fellow athletes, fellow missionaries and fellow internees.


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Eric Liddell
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Rosalind Gold

: Where the Wild Things Are

A Fantasy Opera in One Act by Oliver Knussen
Libretto, based on his famous picture book, by MAURICE SENDAK
A young boy, Max, is playing and creating chaos. His mother, exasperated, sends him to bed without any supper. In his bedroom Max conjures up a fantasy world of forest and sea and sails to the land of the Wild Things to rumpus all the night. At last, home-sick, he returns 'through days and nights and even weeks and surely over a year' to his longed-for home.
London Sinfonietta leader NONA LIDDELL conductor Oliver Knussen
Produced by BBCtv by arrangement with GLYNDEBOURNE, in association with R. M. ARTS Original production sponsored by PEARSON Directed for television by CHRISTOPHER SWANN
0 FEATURE: page 9
For the best effect, viewers with stereo R3 should turn off tv sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Book By: Maurice Sendak
Leader: Nona Liddell
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Designer: Maurice Sendak
Director: Frank Corsaro
Television By: Christopher Swann
Max: Karen Beardsley
Mama: Mary King

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of TERRY GRIFFITHS 'S and EDDIE CHARLTON 'S matches.


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Eddie Charlton

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale. Easter weekend, and it's the first time for many of us to start the year's gardening.
David Tostavin joins the team to advise on selecting and growing hardy annuals, while Geoff Hamilton creates a new lawn in the 'Starting from Scratch' garden.
Many people will have given or received pot-plants this weekend. Anne Mayo on how to care for them.
Production assistant JANE DON
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: David Tostavin
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Mayo
Unknown: Jane Don
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Call My Bluff

Arthur Marshall , Victoria Wood Tim Brooke-Taylor challenge Frank Muir
Kate O'Mara , Godfrey Smith Referee Robert Robinson
Produced by PAUL ciani


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Kate O'Mara
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: John Bishop
Produced By: Paul Ciani

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice
A series of eight programmes in which a number of well-known personalities take up the sport of their choice.
6: This week Suzi Quatro enters her first clay pigeon competition; Brian Hooper continues with white-water canoeing; and Francis Wilson builds up his strength with weight training. 'Can't they run the film back and show it again?' says suzi QUATRO as she hits two clays with a left and right.
'That's a great start, I just hit the bridge,' says BRIAN HOOPER as he starts his first run on a slalom course. 'I can handle big weights now and I'm sleeping better', says FRANCIS WILSON as he works out on his weight-training schedule.


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: Brian Hooper
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: Brian Hooper
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Editor: Patrick Fleming
Editor: Research Vicki Moore
Produced By: Peter Ramsden

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The temperature in the Crucible will rise a few degrees tonight as ALEX HIGGINS (5) takes the stage for the first time in this year's Championship. NEAL FOULDS has the unenviable task of playing the People's Champion' in his first appearance in Sheffield.
The popular young Canadian, KIRK STEVENS (7), completes his first round match on the other side of snooker's wall. DAVID VINE has all the information and introduces the most important frames.


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Neal Foulds
Unknown: Kirk Stevens

: Stardust Road

The music of Hoagy Carmichael featuring Georgie Fame with Sweet Substitute, Keith Smith and Hefty Jazz
The first half of a concert celebrating the tunes of Hoagy Carmichael , one of the classic songwriters from the golden age of American popular music. Included tonight are 'Lazy bones', 'Georgia', 'Skylark', and 'Lazy river'.


Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael
Unknown: Duncan Brown
Producer: Dave Perrottet

: News on Two

with Moira Stuart Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Return to Eden

with Omar Sharif
Long before the Europeans discovered the Seychelles the Arabs named them the Isles of Gold - a name made even more appropriate by the 16th-century pirates who turned them into real treasure islands. In his first documentary OMAR SHARIF travels this fabled tropical paradise, said to be the site of the Garden of Eden.
Directed by GEOFF HOGG Produced by OMAR AMED A NEWLORDS production


Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Directed By: Geoff Hogg
Produced By: Omar Amed

: World Snooker

Further coverage from the Crucible Theatre. Sheffield

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