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: Open University

6.5 17th-century Navigation
6.55 Nobody's Friend
7.20 Mendelssohn's Dream
7.45 Porphyry Copper Deposits

: World Snooker and Racing from Ascot

World Snooker
The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Twelfth day
The Quarter-finals
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage of one of the most important days of the entire championship.
The first quarter-final is played to a finish this morning and STEVE DAVIS (seeded No 1) was the hottest favourite to reach the semi-finals. On the other table RAY REARDON (2) and KIRK STEVENS (7) were seeded to continue their match.
At 2.30 DAVID VINE introduces Snooker Break with facts, figures, features and frames, and talks with some of the personalities at the Crucible.
At 3.0 another quarter-final is played to a finish and Canada's CLIFF THORBURN (2) and Australia's EDDIE CHARLTON (6) were seeded to battle for the last frames. Next door ALEX HIGGINS (5) and TONY KNOWLES (4) could be contesting an all-Northern duel as this match continues. Commentators TED LOWE
The first flat meeting of the year from this famous course.
2.0 The Autobar Stakes (Old mile)


Introduces: David Icke
Introduces: Steve Davis
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: Special Needs in Education

Only about 100 children of school age in Britain suffer from receptive aphasia-a language disorder. How does the education system cope with such a specialised problem? And what can school do to help these pupils more?
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Nick Brenton

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Cartoon Two

A United Nations film that looks wryly look at the follies of our atomic age.

: The Wednesday Western: At Gunpoint

starring Fred MacMurray
Dorothy Malone , Walter Brennan When Jack Wright , a peaceful store owner, accidentally kills a bank robber, the man's brother vows revenge. The townspeople - who have regarded Jack as a hero - abandon him to his fate. But a climactic gunfight brings them to their senses ...
Screenplay by DANIEL B. ULLMAN
Directed by ALFRED WERKER. Films: page 14


Unknown: Fred MacMurray
Unknown: Dorothy Malone
Unknown: Walter Brennan
Unknown: Jack Wright
Unknown: Daniel B. Ullman
Produced By: Vincent M. Fennelly
Directed By: Alfred Werker.
Jack Wright: Fred MacMurray
Martha Wright: Dorothy Malone
Doc Lacey: Walter Brennan
Billy: Tommy Rettig
Livingston: John Qualen
Ferguson: Irving Bacon
Bob: Skip Homeier

: Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six

By Arthur Ransome.
The last of four parts dramatised by Michael Robson.
PC Tedder decides to arrest the 'Death and Glory' boys, but can Dick's clever idea obtain the vital evidence in time?


Writer: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised By: Michael Robson
Music Composed and Conducted By: Paul Lewis
Photography: Alec Curtis
Film Editor: Dick Allen
Script Editor: Mervyn Haisman
Designer: Bruce MacAdie
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
Tom: Henry Dimbleby
Dick: Richard Walton
Dot: Caroline Downer
George Owdon: Simon Hawes
Ralph Strakey: Shaun Turner
Robin: Sam Kelly
Roaring Donkey landlord: Bill Kerry
Old man: Tim Barlow

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Two of the semi-finalists are already known. Tonight two more will qualify. Will one of them be ALEX HIGGINS ? Can RAY REARDON put a disappointing season behind him? Will TONY KNOWLES and KIRK STEVENS reach the semi-finals for a second time in their careers? DAVID VINE introduces live coverage of one of tonight's quarter-final nine-frame sessions.


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Kirk Stevens

: Entertainment USA

This week Jonathan King visits the island of Puerto Rico.
He takes a look at Americans on holiday, salsa music, and top Hispanic recording stars Menudo.
Plus a review of the latest pop videos and new movies.
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: Still Life

'Welcome to Paralysis Palace, Mr Cannon , the place where they make you feel four foot tall.'
Following the accident, Bob is determined to put a brave face on matters. Frank soon teaches him otherwise.


Unknown: Julie Welch
Unknown: Mr Cannon
Editor: David Snodin
Designer: Graeme Thomson
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Martin Thurley
Bob: Michael Kitchen
Frank: Bernard Hill
Linda: Philomena McDonagh
Shelley: Richenda Carey
Nurse Cath: Nicola Wright
Dr Nicholas: Olu Jacobs
Janet: Sue Lynne
Barry: James Lister
Sister Francis: Maryann Turner
Sadie: Christine Ozanne
Adrian: Ken Sharrock
Davy: Philip Shelley
Manda: Carina Radford
Frank's wife: Christine Collins
Night nurses: Carol Harvey
Night nurses: Graine Hayhoe
Davy's girl: Deborah Watson
Orderly: Paul Bown

: Liverpool's World Garden

The International Garden Festival
Today Her Majesty The Queen opened Britain's first International Garden Festival, set in a new riverside park on the banks of the Mersey.
A severely derelict stretch of land has been transformed in less than two years into the setting for the largest event of its kind since the Festival of Britain in 1951. Chris Kelly and Peter Seabrook introduce highlights of THE QUEEN'S visit and look at the international exhibits, theme gardens and the floral displays in the Festival Hall and International Pavilions.
• FEATURE: page 68


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy

: Newsnight

: The Twilight Zone

A Passage for Trumpet starring
Jack Klugman as Joey Crown
A musician with a drink problem goes on a binge that could bring his problems to an end - permanently!
Written by ROD SERLING
Directed by D. MEDFORD


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Joey Crown
Written By: Rod Serling
Directed By: D. Medford

: Open University

12.5 Computing: Simplex Method
Solving linear programming problems by the Simplex Method means some movement between vertices along boundaries, a region denned by given constraints.
12.30 Inquiry: Colour
Colour vision depends on the object, its immediate surroundings, the illumination, but above all, on the brain behind the eye.

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