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: Open University

6.5 Pure Maths: Functions
6.30 'Who's Your Teacher, Mum?'
6.55 Evolution of Fishes
7.20 A Woman's Place?
7.45 Design: Assembly of Lorries

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Sixth day
The players had the morning off today but this afternoon round two merges with round one as the championship moves into another gear. TONY KNOWLES (4) will know his first-round fate as he plays the second and last session of ten frames, against Liverpool's new professional JOHN PARROTT. RAY REARDON (2) and TONY MEO (15) were seeded to set out on their second-round match on the next table.
DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage.


Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Introduces: David Icke

: Risk: The Peak Experience

Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner were the first men to climb Everest without oxygen. PETER HABELER tells how and why they did it.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Peter Habeler
Unknown: Reinhold Messner
Unknown: Peter Habeler
Producer: Ken Patton

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Naked Truth

opens a short season of British film comedies, tonight starring Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas
When a group of well-known personalities - a television comedian, an authoress, a peer, a glamorous model - are blackmailed by the editor of a scandal sheet, they each decide that he would be better off dead. Unfortunately plans backfire and the quartet decide to gang together...
Peter Sellers is in sparkling form as the many-faceted comedian who is a master of disguise, and the great Wilfred Lawson makes a memorable guest appearance as a Chelsea Pensioner.
Films: page 17


Screenplay: Michael Pertwee
Producer/Director: Mario Zampi
Lord Mayley: Terry-Thomas
Sonny MacGregor: Peter Sellers
Flora Ranson: Peggy Mount
Belinda Wright: Shirley Eaton
Michael Dennis: Dennis Price
Chelsea Pensioner: Wilfred Lawson

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional
Snooker Championship, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Sixth day
This afternoon TONY KNOWLES (4) finished this 19-frame first-round contest, and this evening 'the grinder', CLIFF THORBURN (3), will complete the 16-man second-round line-up.
On the second table tonight STEVE DAVIS (1) was the warmest of favourites to be playing JOHN SPENCER (16) as the best-of-25-frame second-round matches begin.
DAVID VINE has all the details and the latest news from Sheffield.


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Spencer

: Three Painters

1: Masaccio: a View of Mankind
In his first series for television Sir Lawrence Gowing , distinguished painter, critic and Slade Professor of Art at University College, London, explores and illuminates a central purpose in the paintings of Masaccio (1401-1429); Vermeer (1632-1675); and Cezanne (1839-1906), three great artists who each mark, as he says, 'a distinct stage in the story of what is real in European painting between the Renaissance and our own time'.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH
Stills photographer MICHAEL SANDERS Film editor JULIAN MILLER
♦ FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Lawrence Gowing
Unknown: Lawrence Gowing
Unknown: Michael Sanders
Editor: Julian Miller
Directed By: Christopher Burstall

: Nature

Sex in the Spring -it's the food they eat that makes some animals amorous at this time of the year. Can we benefit from the latest research?
Hamburgers and the Destruction of Rain forests - what's the connection?
Click - a major photographic competition is launched this week. Heather Angel offers advice. Producer ROBIN HELLIER Editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 80


Presented By: Tony Soper
Unknown: Brian Leith.
Unknown: Heather Angel
Producer: Robin Hellier

: Mike Harding in Belfast

Mike Harding is 'wazzed off', whatever that may mean, in between recounting stories of growing up in tne
Manchester suburb of Crumpsall.
Director JOHN ROONEY ProducerROD TAYLOR BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Harding
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Rod Taylor

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary
A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. 0 Alien
A film by David Gladwell
The narrator of this imaginary documentary has invented the idea that tar out in the universe alien beings have heard that here on earth there exists a species which has developed an instinct and a means to destroy itself and its world. An alien arrives to find out what he can about the species. How, the narrator asks, would this world appear to the visitor? bven the grass underfoot would be a new experience. So would a tree, a road, and the high street of a market town. And if the alien who came to earth to witness its end arrived at the town early on a Sunday morning, he would assume he had come too late. There is no sign of life, not a living creature.
But there are bodies without life, behind glass, together with artefacts of all kinds, like Egyptian kings buried with their possessions....
Photography ALEX
Executive producer ROGER MILLS


Unknown: David Gladwell
Unknown: Hansen Radiophonic
Unknown: Jonathan Gibbs
Editor: Terence Twigg

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield STEVE DAVIS and JOHN SPENCER should, according to the formbook, be battling out their second-round match this evening, while CLIFF THORBURN was favourite to be joining them and completing the second-round line-up. DAVID VINE has all the latest news.


Unknown: Sheffield Steve Davis
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn

: 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

DAVID VINE introduces further coverage from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

: Open University

12.10 Computing: Top Down Design
How does a computer sort numbers into order? To get a systematic method, you need a systematic design procedure.
12.35 Psychology: Landing an Aircraft
Using the practical problem of landing an aircraft, the programme discusses the cues for the perception of distance, height and speed.

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