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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Picasso
6.30 Potsdam 4: The Aftermath
6.55 Biology: Form and Function
7.20 Science: Elements Discovered
7.45 Genetics: The rll System

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Eleventh day - the Quarter-finals
Seven days to go, eight players left and the big money still remains to be fought for.
At 10.30, according to the pre-championship forecasts and seedings, STEVE DAVIS (1) should be playing BILL WERBENIUK (8) and CLIFF THORBURN (3) should be facing EDDIE CHARLTON (6) as the first eight frames of the first two best-of-25-frame quarter-finals begin. Two players in particular may have had something to say about that. TERRY GRIFFITHS in Werbeniuk's section, and JIMMY WHITE in Charlton's quarter, will be disappointed if they are not on duty this morning.
At about 2.30 it's DAVID VINE and Snooker Break, and Shot of the Championship is repeated.
At 3.0 the remaining quarter-finalists play their first sessions. ALEX HIGGINS (5) versus TONY KNOWLES (4) and KIRK STEVENS (7) against RAY REARDON (2) were the matches expected, but TONY MEO is a big danger to Ray Reardon 's hopes, and DOUG MOUNTJOY has beaten Alex Higgins here before.
DAVID ICKE will have the quarter-final line up as he introduces another seven-hour snooker session. Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Tony Meo
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: Class 32

In maths lessons, Class 32 is divided into sets according to ability; in English lessons it is mixed. How much difference does this make for pupils?
Producer JIM BURGE
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Jim Burge

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Speak Out

Young people from throughout the country airing their views about topics and issues that matter to them. Introduced by John Craven The Olympics
Have the Olympics lost touch with their great ideals? Are they too big and commercial? Do our top athletes deserve better support, and all our sportsmen better facilities? With special guests top athletes Tessa Sanderson and Neil Adams and commentator Ron Pickering.


Introduced By: John Craven
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Neil Adams
Commentator: Ron Pickering.
Director: Alan Russell
Producer: Eric Rowan

: Paddles Up

A canoeing competition for the BBC Paddles Up Trophy. Heat 2
Seven of the world's best 'paddlers' compete against the clock. The two fastest go through to the grand final. Commentators
Assistant producer REG PERRIN Producer JOHN G. SMITH


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

: Tucker's Luck

Surprises for Tucker in the post, on the building site and from Sarah cause him to behave in a mysterious way.
Title music ALAN HAWKSHAW Videotape editor PETER BIRD
Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE
Poster, £1.25 (including postage and packing), from: [address removed]
Book: Forty Days of Tucker J. £5.95 from booksellers


Music: Alan Hawkshaw
Editor: Peter Bird
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Creamy: Adam Kotz
Hacking Jack: Farrell Sheridan
Vie Humphries: Ray Armstrong
Sarah Gill: Lisa Geoghan
Junior: Christopher Chittell
DOE official: Derina Dinkin
Taxi driver: Larry Sheppard

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Throughout this season of snooker-since the end of September 1983-STEVE DAVIS has been the favourite for every individual championship he has entered - and he has won six of them. Davis, the current World Champion, is the only man ever to have won this championship twice at the Crucible; no one since RAY REARDON (1973, 74, 75, 76) has won it twice in succession. DAVID VINE introduces live coverage of STEVE DAVIS 'S quarter-final match.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Steve Davis

: Tom Sopwith: Aviator

In only one month in 1910 Tom Sopwith taught himself to fly. Four years later his aviation company was to design and manufacture a series of classic military aircraft.
Now aged 96, Sir Thomas Sopwith talks to Raymond Baxter about the pioneer days of British aviation, barn-storming in America and the development of the most famous fighter of World War 1: the Camel.


Talks: Sir Thomas Sopwith
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Mike Robotham
Producer: Jonathan Dent

: Timewatch

Presented by John Tusa
The British Empire Exhibition
In 1924, 28 million people visited the last of the great imperial exhibitions at Wembley - now it is almost forgotten. Going Mad in the 19th Century
In 1807 there were 2,000 certified lunatics in England. By 1880 there were more than that in one institution. Robert Owen
Celebrated as defender of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, founder of the Cooperative Movement and a father of British socialism; was Robert Owen in fact a Victorian capitalist, his social reforms designed for greater profits?
Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM Editor BRUCE NORMAN


Presented By: John Tusa
Unknown: Robert Owen
Unknown: Robert Owen
Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Stardust Road

The music of Hoagy Carmichael featuring Georgie Fame with Sweet Substitute
Keith Smith and Hefty Jazz
The second half of a concert celebrating some of the golden oldies written by one of America's best-loved songwriters.
Included tonight are
'Ole buttermilk sky', 'My resistance is low', 'Small frY; and 'Stardust' Sound ADRIAN BISHOP LAGGETT Lighting DUNCAN BROWN Producer DAVE PERROTTET


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

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces highlights of this evening's quarter-finals that were expected to feature


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Bill Werbeniuk
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: John Crowther
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley
Producers: Peter Hamilton
Producers: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: 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

: Open University

11.55 Personality and Learning
This is the second of two specially written plays, and looks at difficulties in perceptions when a teacher alleges that one of her girl pupils has hit her.
12.20 More Than Meets the Eye
A typical Japanese television manufacturer is involved not only in the production of television sets, but also the introduction of new ideas of quality and of changed attitudes to work.

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