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: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Fifth day
DOUG MOUNTJOY (12) plays his final ten frames probably against qualifier MIKE HALLETT. Next door JOHN VIRGO (14) plays WILLIE THORNE.
At 2.30 DAVID VINE will be in the Snooker Break studio.
At 3.0 CLIFF THORBURN (3), who last year had three titanic matches-and a 147-makes his initial appearance playing MARIO MORRA , and DENNIS TAYLOR (13) finishes his first round, possibly against JOE JOHNSON. Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Mike Hallett.
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne.
Unknown: Mario Morra
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Joe Johnson.
Introduced By: David Icke

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wednesday Western: The Treasure of Pancho Villa

Rory Calhoun , Shelley Winters
Two adventurers in the service of Pancho Villa carry out a daring train robbery of a Mexican federal gold shipment. On the long journey through the mountains, however, their loyalty and ideals are put to the test.
Screenplay by NIVEN BUSCH
Directed by GEORGE SHERMAN. Films: page 17


Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: Pancho Villa
Play By: Niven Busch
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: George Sherman.
Tom Bryan: Rory Calhoun
Ruth Harris: Shelley Winters
Juan Castro: Gilbert Roland
Pablo Morales: Joseph Calleia
Laria Morales: Fanny Schiller

: Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six

By Arthur Ransome, dramatised in four parts by Michael Robson.
John Woodvine as PC Tedder, Colin Baker as Dr Dudgeon, Andrew Burt as Mr Farland
3: Stolen property is found aboard the 'Death and Glory' boys' boat and the Big Six desperately need to find clues to unmask the real villains.


Writer: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised By: Michael Robson
Music Composed and Conducted By: Paul Lewis
Photography: Alec Curtis
Film sound: Colin March
Costume Designer: Susannah Buxton
Make-up: Sue Bide
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Andrew Morgan
PC Tedder: John Woodvine
Dr Dudgeon: Colin Baker
Mr Farland: Andrew Burt
Joe: Nicholas Walpole
Pete: Jake Coppard
Bill: Mark Page
Dick: Richard Walton
Dot: Caroline Downer
Tom: Henry Dimbleby
George Owdon: Simon Hawes
Ralph Strakey: Shaun Turner
Rob: Sy Rainsbury
Mrs Bramble: June Ellis
Mr Bixby: John Southworth

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
With the first round drawing to a close TONY KNOWLES (4) is the last seeded player to tread the stage, against JOHN PARROTT , an easy victor over Perrie Mans. DAVID VINE introduces live coverage.


Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Perrie Mans.

: Top Gear

The last of this series
On the day that Britain's latest family car, Austin Rover's Montego, comes on to the market, Top Gear goes behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the company's new multi-million-pound design centre at Canley, Coventry.
While Frank Page and Sue Baker road test the full range of Montegos, William Woollard reports on the years of creative effort and refinement that lie behind the car. A fascinating blend of the traditional, with full-scale craftsmen-built models and the latest in computer-aided design techniques which will shape cars of the future.
Once you've bought your new pride and joy you may need a workshop manual to look after it. FRANK PAGE examines the painstaking way in which they are compiled.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Entertainment USA

The first of a new series in which Jonathan King takes a personal, sometimes irreverent, look at tne American entertainment scene.
This week: Atlanta-and an exclusive interview with Lionel Richie. Jonathan visits CNN, the Cable News Network, the American soft drinks industry, plus the latest US pop videos, films and showbiz news.
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Lionel Richie.
Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: The Hope and the Glory

by CARYL PHILLIPS with Rudolph Walker as Sam and Maurice Denham as Joe Sam is a quiet West Indian working as a ticket collector for London Transport. Constantly urged by his humorous workmate, Muriel, to go out and enjoy himself, he prefers to spend his lonely evenings studying Law.
Until he meets Joe, an old man who has a room in the same house. The two strike up an unlikely but warm friendship and set out on a Saturday night to enjoy themselves in a local club.
But their enjoyment is interrupted.


Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Joe Sam
Music By: Roger Limb
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Unknown: John Howell
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Andrée Molyneux
Director: Graeme Harper
Muriel: Carmen Munroe
Barman: Larry Dann
Club manager: Derek Martin

: A Party Political Broadcast

(Also on BBC1 at 9.0 pm)

: Newsnight

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


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

: The Twilight Zone

You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.... The Chaser starring
George Grizzard as Roger and Patricia Barry as Leila Lovesick Roger finds the girl of his dreams becomes a living nightmare when he slips her a mysterious potion.


Unknown: George Grizzard
Unknown: Patricia Barry
Unknown: Leila Lovesick Roger
Written By: Robert Presnell
Directed By: Doug Heyes

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