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: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Fourth day
At 10.30 the 'Hurricane' and the 'Whirlwind' will be breezing into the Crucible in what is certain to be one of the most entertaining sessions of the entire championship.
Alex Higgins (5), who completes his match and Jimmy White (11) who starts his, are probably the two most naturally-gifted players in the world. Neal Foulds and Rex Williams, will be doing their level best to upset the odds, always assuming that they themselves have won through in the qualifiers.
At about 2.30 David Vine introduces the first Snooker Break of the championship. He talks to the experts about the game, the rules and the history, and answers viewers' questions on any snooker topic.
At 3.0 Doug Mountjoy and Eddie Charlton begin their sessions.
David Icke introduces over seven hours of uninterrupted coverage. Commentators Ted Lowe Jack Karnehm, Clive Everton
Address: BBC tv Snooker Break Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield Si IDA


Snooker player: Alex Higgins
Snooker player: Jimmy White
Snooker player: Neal Foulds
Snooker player: Doug Mountjoy
Snooker player: Eddie Charlton
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Jack Karnehm

Blog post that mentions this programme:

A History of Snooker on TV: How the baize got on the box 27 April 2017

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Speak Out

Taking part are teenagers from schools throughout the country. They came to London for a few days to speak their minds and exchange opinions with each other and their guests. Today: Grange Hill's great United Nations debate on the world hunger problem.
Joining in this follow-up to the recent programmes are Dr David Bellamy , Steven Woodcock and Susan Tully , who played Glenroy and Suzanne, and Tarzi Vittachi of UNICEF.
Director ALAN RUSSELL Producer erick ROWAN


Introduced By: John Craven
Unknown: Dr David Bellamy
Unknown: Steven Woodcock
Unknown: Susan Tully
Unknown: Tarzi Vittachi
Director: Alan Russell

: Paddles Up

A canoeing competition for the BBC Paddles Up Trophy, from Llangollen. Heat 1
Seven top 'paddlers' race against the clock over a specially constructed course on the River Dee. The two fastest qualify for the grand final. Commentators ALAN PARRY and JOHN GOSLING
Assistant producer REG PERRIN Producer JOHN G. smith
BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Alan Parry
Commentators: John Gosling
Producer: Reg Perrin
Producer: John G. Smith

: Tucker's Luck

Working on the building site with Vic Humphries and being a roadie for Creamy's pop group keeps Tucker busy but not out of trouble....
Studio lighting CUVE THOMAS Studio sound BARRY BONNER Designer PETER HIGGINS
Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE


Unknown: Vic Humphries
Unknown: Barry Bonner
Designer: Peter Higgins
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Creamy: Adam Kotz
Vic Humphries: Ray Armstrong
Hacking Jack: Farrell Sheridan
Junior: Christopher Chittell
Greg: Duncan Gould
Joe: Perry Fenwick
Lou: Julian Littman
Billy Fenn: Daniel Webb

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Fourth day
This afternoon EDDIE CHARLTON (6) and DOUG MOUNTJOY (12) were on duty for their first-round matches.
This evening JIMMY WHITE (11) -who won the Masters so convincingly in January - completes his first-round match while DENNIS TAYLOR , finalist here in 1979 begins his attempt to go one better.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of this afternoon's frames, then at 7.30 live coverage of Jimmy White 's match.


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Jimmy White

: Down By the Merseyside

The International Garden Festival, Liverpool
One of Britain's most derelict sites, on the banks of the Mersey, has been transformed into the setting for Liverpool's International Garden Festival, to be opened by the Queen next week. Over 30 countries will be exhibiting their individual gardens and flower displays in the riverside park forged out of rubbish tips and petrol dumps. In less than two years, over three million tons of rubble have been shifted to provide a landscape for a quarter of a million trees, a half-guage steam railway and a magnificent, translucent Festival Hall.
Chris Kelly previews the festival and talks to some of the people who have created what is to be the most prestigious horticultural event in the world this year.
(Pebble Mill at One previews the International Garden Festival: Friday BBC1 at


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Helen Holmes
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy

: Bookmark

When I am dead I hope it may be said My sins were scarlet but my books were read.
So wrote Hilaire Belloc , who wrote no less than 150 of them. His new biographer, A. N. Wilson , visits Belloc's former home in Sussex.
V. S. Naipaul is equally celebrated for his fiction and non-fiction. In Finding the Centre he describes his first faltering steps as a writer and demonstrates his mature skills describing a visit to the Ivory Coast. Naipaul gives Bookmark a rare interview.
Alasdair Gray 's first novel Lanark was regarded by some as a flawed masterpiece; his new book 1982, Janine promises to be as controversial. Simon Winchester discusses these books with Bill Buford , Maggie Gee and Peter Levi.
Executive producer BERNARD CLARK


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: A. N. Wilson
Unknown: S. Naipaul
Unknown: Alasdair Gray
Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Peter Levi.
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Bernard Clark

: The Music of Gerard Kenny

The second part of the concert recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, featuring the works of this brilliant young singer-songwriter.
New York-born Gerard Kenny , who now lives in Britain, has written many hits including the chart-topping 'I made it through the rain' for Barry Manilow.
Concert production by DEKE ARLON Vocal backing TONY RIVERS SINGERS Musical director JOHN COLEMAN Sound CHRIS NEIL ,DOUG HOPKINS Lighting director JOHN ROOK
Executive producer DENIS KNOWLES


Unknown: Gerard Kenny
Unknown: Barry Manilow.
Production By: Deke Arlon
Director: John Coleman
Unknown: Chris Neil
Unknown: Doug Hopkins
Director: John Rook
Producer: Denis Knowles

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of tonight's matches involving


Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with MAUREEN CARTER and BRIDGET KENDALL , present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Maureen Carter
Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: World Snooker Further coverage from Sheffield

featuring Jimmy White
and Dennis Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy White

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