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: Open University

6.50 Urban Development: Planning
7.40 A Trunk Road Appraisal
8.5 Raising Sons and Daughters
8.30 Computing in Community Health
8.55 Maths Methods: Line Integrals
9.20 Inner City Story: 4
9.45 Maths: Modelling, Drugs
10.10 Pure Maths: Non-Euclidean Geometry
10.35 Statistics: Estimation
11.0 The Shape of Cars to Come
11.25 Museum of Modern Art. New York 11.50 Plants: Problems with Water
12.15 Psychology: Production Systems
12.40 The Curriculum: Sailing on Course
1.5 Titian: Three Paintings
1.30 Sugar Production in Kenya

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider
Cycling from Leicester National Track Championships
As if yesterday wasn't enough, the winners are back in the hot seat, laying their overnight success on some cannily picked class men; DEAN WOODS and GARY NEIWAND to name but two. Commentators TONY GUBBA and HUGH PORTER
John Player Special League Tempest and pestilence permitting
Swimming from Sofia
European Championships The week at a stroke - mouthfuls of medals. Commentators ALAN WEEKS and HAMILTON BLAND
Track and field banter from DAVID MOORCROFT and BRENDAN FOSTER With the Europa Cup coming up next weekend, liberally laced with action of the very finest.
Programme timings will be screened on the hour and half hour, where appropriate TV presentation
Swimming BT (BULGARIA) Athletics VIVIEN KENT
Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Peter Walker
Unknown: David Moorcroft
Unknown: Brian Barwick

: News Review

Jan Leeming looks at the best news pictures of the week. With subtitles.


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Bob McDougall

: An Actor's Life for Me

Inspiration, Vocation, or Inheritance? The drive to become an actor is examined, in this third compilation of actors' stories. Some memorable First Nights are relived, some superstitions aired. with Jenny Agutter
Jane Asher , Richard Briers
Eleanor Bron , Ken Campbell Michael Gough , Roy Kinnear Maureen Lipman Anna Massey
Ron Moody , Leslie Phillips Anton Rodgers
Robert Stephens Editors


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Editors: Mike Sparey.

: Top Crown

BBC2 Invitation Pairs Crown Green Bowling Tournament
Third quarter-final
This evening's match sees two pairings who have previously reached the latter stages of Top Crown bidding to go one better. But who will be disappointed this year? Alan Green and Ivor Williams , the two Welshmen who made it to last year's semi-final, take on the much-favoured 1982 runners-up from Lancashire,
Brian Duncan and Norman Fletcher - the men considered to be the No 1 pairing in the game. Introduced by Richard Duckenfield from the GEC Club, Stretford, Manchester.
Commentator HARRY RIGBY Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan Green
Unknown: Ivor Williams
Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Norman Fletcher
Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Keith Phillips

: The Book Game

Introduced by Robert Robinson with Mary McCarthy Salman Rushdie Robert McCrum Alison Hennegan
Another edition of the literary quiz (without prizes, buzzers or bells) in which the four contestants try to identify passages read to them by Richard Griffiths and air their likes and dislikes of the books and writers in question. Designer MARTIN CHILDS
Assistant producer YABA BADOE Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer PHILIP SPEIGHT Producer CHRIS MOHR


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Alison Hennegan
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Designer: Martin Childs
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Philip Speight
Producer: Chris Mohr

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker
with their special guest Elaine Paige
featuring tonight's film 'I Married a Poltergeist'
'Your astral body is what some people believe rises from your own body when you are asleep and floats about. Haven't you ever felt in dreams that you seemed to be floating above yourself, looking down on yourself?'
with Helen Fraser and Priscilla Morgan
also appearing Candy Davies
Video, The Two Ronnies, BBCV/B7002 from retailers


Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
Singer: Elaine Paige
[Actress]: Helen Fraser
[Actress]: Priscilla Morgan
[Actress]: Candy Davies
Writer: Dennis Berson
Writer: Chris Miller
Writer: David Renwick
Writer: Peter Robinson
Writer: Peter Vincent
Writer: David Webb
Writer: Gerald Wiley
Script Associate: Ian Davidson
Choreographer: Chris Power
Designer: Andrew Howe Davies
Designer: James Grant
Producer/Director: Marcus Plantin

: Burt Reynolds in Rough Cut

continues a season featuring the popular Hollywood star, also starring David Niven
Lesley-Anne Down
A fast-moving comedy caper starring Reynolds as an international jewel thief, the one man who has successfully eluded a retiring Scotland Yard inspector with one last trick up his sleeve. The bait: a 30 million-dollar shipment of uncut diamonds from Hatton Garden to
Screenplay by FRANCIS BURNS
Based on Touch the Lion 's Paw by DEREK LAMBERT
Produced by DAVID MERRICK Directed by DON SIEGEL 0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Francis Burns
Unknown: Derek Lambert
Produced By: David Merrick
Directed By: Don Siegel
Jack Rhodes: Burt Reynolds
Gillian Bromley: Lesley. Anne Down
Chief Inspector Cyril Willis: David Niven
Nigel Lawton: Timothy West
Ernst Mueller: Patrick Magee
Ferguson: Al Matthews
Sheila: Susan Littler
Inspector Vanderveld: Joss Ackland
Mrs Willis: Isobel Dean
De Gooyer: Wolf Kahler
Pilbrow: Andrew Ray
Ronnie Taylor: Julian Holloway
Maxwell Levy: Douglas Wilmer
Tobin: Geoffrey Russell
Captain Small: Ronald Hines

: Music at Night

Gordon Hunt (oboe) with Jean Anderson (piano) plays BINGE
The Water-mill


Oboe: Gordon Hunt
Piano: Jean Anderson

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