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: Open University

6.30 Machine Tools: Control
6.55 Ore Genesis
7.20 England is the Place for Me
7.45 Living with Cracks

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Thirteenth Day The Semi-finals
Only four players remain and during the morning the Crucible has been re-set. One single table will now be the centre of attention for the remaining five days of the Championship.
DAVID VINE previews the semi-finals, talks to the semi-finalists and traces their progress over the last fortnight. At 3.0 the first contest begins with seven frames of the best-of-31-frame match. STEVE DAVIS (1) and TONY KNOWLES (4) were seeded to be this afternoon's contestants.
DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Introduces: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hamilton.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Social Psychology

Naughty Things
Can children tell right from wrong? Professor Jean Piaget 's theories are tested against the answers given by children of different ages.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Professor Jean Piaget
Producer: Carol Haslam

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Carlton-Browne of the FO

continues the short season of British film comedies, starring Peter Sellers, Terry-Thomas

When the Foreign Office decides that the tenuous relationship between Britain and its long-forgotten ex-colony Gaillardia needs strengthening, it dispatches Carlton-Browne to fulfil the mission. The result is little short of disastrous as the incompetent Carlton-Browne comes face-to-face with the unscrupulous Prime Minister Amphibulos.

Films: page 14


Producer: John Boulting
Original story, screenplay and direction by: Jeffrey Dell
Original story, screenplay and direction by: Roy Boulting
Carlton-Browne: Terry Thomas
Prime Minister Amphibulos: Peter Sellers
Princess Hyena: Luciana Paoluzzi
Colonel Bellingham: Thorley Walters
The young king: Ian Bannen
British Resident: Miles Malleson
Minister, Foreign Office: Raymond Huntley
Grand Duke: John Le Mesurier
Sir Arthur Carlton-Browne: Kynaston Reeves
Lady Carlton-Browne: Marie Lohr
Archipelagos: Marne Maitland
Hewitt, Foreign Office: John van Eyssen
Rodgers, Foreign Office: Nicholas Parsons
Security Officer, Foreign Office: Basil Dignam
Sir John Farthing: Ronald Adam
Signaller: Sam Kydd
Mother in newsreel: Irene Handl
Gaillardian commentator: Harry Locke

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield The Semi-finals
The first semi-final began this afternoon, the second begins at 7.30. STEVE DAVIS and TONY KNOWLES , RAY REARDON and CLIFF THORBURN should be contesting the semi-finals, but in the cut-throat competitive world of snooker nowadays it will be very surprising if one or more of these illustrious names has not been removed from this role of honour as the final four fight for the frames.
DAVID VINE has the latest news and highlights of this afternoon's match, and at 7.30 introduces live coverage of this evening's second semi-final, an eight-frame session of this best-of-31-frame match.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn

: Three Painters

2 - Vermeer: The Spell of a Woman
In the second film of the series about paintings by Masaccio, Vermeer and Cezanne, Sir Lawrence Gowing invites us to share his enthusiasm and sympathy for the 'impeccable' work of the 17th-century Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). 'Vermeer's pictures', he says, 'are about two things - women and art. Both prompted a drive as imperative as I know in any painter. For him, tenderness and detachment alike are qualities of love.'
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH
Stills photographer MICHAEL SANDERS Film editor JULIAN MILLER


Unknown: Sir Lawrence Gowing
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Unknown: Michael Sanders
Editor: Julian Miller
Directed By: Christopher Burstall

: Nature

Presented by Tony Soper with Brian Leith
A weekly look at wildlife and the issues affecting the living world.
Fishing for Owls how Canadian scientists use rod and line to study the great grey owl.
Grizzly - is bureaucracy killing off the bears in the USA?
Painting the Birds - where do wading birds refuel on their way to arctic breeding grounds?
'Animals as Architects' -Sir Hugh Casson on a new exhibition which opens in London today.
Editor ANDREW NEAL. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Tony Soper
Unknown: Brian Leith
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Producer: Robin Heluer
Editor: Andrew Neal.

: Mike Harding in Belfast

Mike Harding rolls home from Belfast at the end of the series, but not before regaling the audience with more hilarious tales of his adolescence in Manchester
Producer ROD TAYLOR. BBC Manchester


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

: Forty Minutes

In 1962 at Bradford cricket's longest-running saga began. A modest bespectacled youth took guard in his first match for Yorkshire. Twenty-two years and 44,210 runs later a Geoffrey Boycott in contact lenses and with an advancing hairline still plays for Yorkshire-just. For earlier this year it looked as if this controversial cricketer would never again play for his county. The man who had scored more runs than any other for his country, had been sacked. But in an extraordinary winter of discontent at the state of cricket in Yorkshire, grass roots members of the Club swept away the club hierarchy and restored their idol to his plinth. The dramatic putsch highlighted yet again cricket's love-hate relationship with Geoffrey Boy cott -a man once voted in the same poll the most-liked and the least-liked cricketer in the country.
To friends he is a dedicated professional, the embodiment of Yorkshire grit, persecuted and badly mishandled. To his foes he is a selfish, ill-mannered bore, the ruination of younger players in his blinkered pursuit of his own personal record. All eyes will be on Geoffrey Boycott at the start of a cricket season that promises to be one of the most fascinating on record.
Film editor JANE VAL BAKER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ANDY STEVENSON


Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Geoffrey Boy
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Graham Smith
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Producer: Andy Stevenson

: World Snooker

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
The Semi-finals
Both semi-finals began today. DAVID VINE has the news of this afternoon's match and highlights of this evening's contest.


Unknown: David Vine

: Newsnight

including election results.

: World Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces highlights.

: * am Newsnight Election Special

Tonight the results of the local government elections and three parliamentary by-elections at Cynon
Valley, Stafford and Surrey South West, will be known.
It will be the first test of national opinion since the General Election last year and since Neil Kinnock became leader of the Labour Party. John Tusa introduces the programme with computer analysis from Peter Snow and psephological interpretation from Professor Ivor Crewe. Sir Robin Day will be talking to leading politicians for their interpretation, and BBC reporters from all around the country will be bringing the latest results.


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Introduces: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Professor Ivor Crewe.
Unknown: Linda Anderson
Director: Glen Davis
Producer: Dave Stanford
Editor: David Dickinson

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