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: Open University

Psychology: Happy Landing

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Science Workshop Seeds and Plants (B) (R)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds 'M' is for
Monster Duncan is scared by a monster, but SAM tells him a story about a mouse. (R)
10.15 Maths at Work Programme 2
Young people use CSE maths at work.
Producer ROGER FRY (R)
10.38 A-level Studies: Statistics 2: Distributions
Counting defective TV sets in a manufacturer's sample and counting marram grass tillers in sand dunes both involve statistical distributions.
11.0 Words and Pictures Chicken Licken
11.17 La maree et ses secrets A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE 2: Les surprises (R)
11.33 Mindstretchers
Package Deal: The Problem
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on. 11.40 Scene
Another Little Drink Won Do Us Any Harm


Unknown: Monster Duncan
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Jane Cottave

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID icke introduces further coverage Of DENNIS TAYLOR and STEVE da vis as they play on separate tables at the Crucible Theatre.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Daytime on Two

1.43 Treffpunkt: Osterreich A language resource series 2: Auf dem Bauemhof /
Schifahren aufdem Dachstein What is it like to ski in high summer, to live up in the mountains and help out on a farm?
2.0 Watch
Inside a House
2.18 Walrus: Work it Out Where are We?
Four young people and MICHAEL ROSEN start to read a book. They work out what it seems to be about and think about what might be coming next.
2.40 Zig Zag Greek Pottery


Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Michael Rosen

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
CLIFF THORBURN (3) was seeded to be playing to a finish, while TONY KNOWLES continues his match next door. DAVID icke introduces coverage of both matches together with the latest news of the other quarter-finals.


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Introduces: David Icke

: Made in Ealing: The Lavender Hill Mob

opens a season of classic comedy films, today with Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway
Behind the modest exterior of Mr Holland lurks a criminal mind of awe-inspiring ambition. Mr Holland's job is supervising bullion deliveries at the bank and his immediate target for theft is £1 million in gold. When he meets Pendlebury, his plans begin to take shape....

(The story of Ealing Studios is told in Omnibus on Friday, BBC1 at 9.30 pm)
*In The Picture: page 18
* Ceefax Subtitles


Screenplay by: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Crichton
Mr Holland: Alec Guinness
Pendlebury: Stanley Holloway
Lackery: Sidney James
Shorty: Alfie Bass
Mrs Chalk: Marjorie Fielding
Miss Eversham: Edie Martin
Parkin: John Salew
Turner: Ronald Adam
Wallis: Arthur Hambling
Godwin: Gibb McLaughlin
Farrow: John Gregson

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of this afternoon's matches, from Sheffield.

: Going to Pot

with Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton
A practical guide to the care of houseplants, with the emphasis on Do it Now.
How and when to feed plants, apparently most people don't bother; how to grow them from seed; and for enthusiasts, hanging baskets and orchids.
Production assistant
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon


The last of four programmes Paying the Piper
The protective web of defence is spun from Whitehall, where 3,000 civil servants, military officers and politicians wrestle with some of the most intractable moral, social and economic problems. So is the administrative machine itself up to the job? And does it know where it's going? Do those who control our national security really know how to fight a limited nuclear war in Europe?
NATO's top general says, 'We dance to the Soviet piper's tune', but is it the Russian threat that drives Britain's military strategy or a desire for national greatness?
David Taylor looks at the present state of the MoD and at the shape of wars to come - how future land battles in Europe are being planned on computer terminals in Texas. Assistant producers


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Steve Anderson.
Unknown: Bruce Film
Producer: David Taylor

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
STEVE DAVIS (2) versus JIMMY WHITE (7) is the attractive all London forecast on one table this evening while
TONY KNOWLES (4) and KIRK STEVENS (5) are also expected to be potting the balls as fluently on the other.
DAVID VINE introduces a feast of snooker as both matches are played to a finish tonight at the Crucible Theatre.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Kirk Stevens

: M*A*S*H

The Ringbanger
For Colonel Buzz Brighton war is all - and never mind the casualties. The man's machismo is a liability, but how do you retire someone who is so fit that he'll be in good health two years after he's dead? Hawkeye and Trapper adopt a policy of deliberate confusion ... Written by JERRY MAYER
Directed by JACKIE COPPER (R)


Written By: Jerry Mayer
Directed By: Jackie Copper (r)
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Colonel Buzz Brighton: Leslie Nielsen

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Ian Smith and Jenni Murray


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Weatherview

: A Hot Summer Night with Donna

The second part of a spectacular concert recorded at the Pacific Amphitheatre in southern California. The queen of disco -
Donna Summer - performs some of her greatest hits, including 'Dim all the lights', 'Sunset people', 'Bad girls' and 'Last dance'.
Produced by CHRISTINE SMITH Directed by BRIAN GRANT (R)


Unknown: Donna Summer
Produced By: Christine Smith
Directed By: Brian Grant

: Open University

11.50 Mendelssohn's 'Dream'
The importance of Mendelssohn's Overture to Midsummer Night's Dream to his life and to the play. Producer ROBERT PHILIP (R)
12.15 Neurochemistry
A survey of the ways in which today's biochemists and anatomists strive to study the activity of the brain.


Producer: Robert Philip
Producer: Neil Cameron

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