Energy: A Question of Balance
9.52 Look and Read Fair Ground
9: Talk or Ride....
10.15 Around Scotland Nature Study 1: City Wildlife
10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain
The Future of Coal
What is an uneconomic mine? And what price a community? The industry faces difficult decisions.
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.0 France-Francais Programme 4
11.17 Textile Studies Riot of Colour
11.40 Making History
The Tudors: The Beggars are Coming
The importance of the Tudor parish, and the way the poor laws were carried out.
12.0 English File
Drama Skills: Play Acting
From 'read through' to 'first night' ALAN AYCKBOURN directs his Theatre-in-the-round company at Scarborough in the premiere of a specially-commissioned Ayckbourn
'mini play', A Cut in the Rates With LAVINIA BERTRAM
MICHAEL CASHMAN and LIZA SADOVY
Producer GEOFF WILSON (R) (e)
12.32 pm Scene
Why Can 't We Live Together? One in three marriages in Britain today ends in divorce; perhaps more would if it weren't for couples staying together 'for the sake of the children'. How does it affect the kids? Are their views taken into account? Shouldn't they decide what's best for themselves?
Teenagers give their opinions and advice based on their own experiences of parents splitting up.
Producer CAS LESTER
Series producer ROGER TONGE
A series about young people who, in different ways, are making their presence felt. The Dedicated Few (R) (e)
1.33 General Studies
Horizon: Nice Guys Finish First (1)
2.0 News and Weather
2.2 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs write a poem. A film of a visit to the dentist.
Presenter GARY WILMOT Studio director SUE ARON
Film director NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The last two quarter-finals are played today on the Portable rink at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Favourite to start the first quarter-final this afternoon will be the New Zealand Pairing of PHIL SKOGLUND and PETER BELLISS , noted for his exceptional 'firing' technique, against the Irishmen
ALLAN MCMULLAN and DAVID CORKILL. Both have played newcomers to television in the first round.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE Commentators
DAVID RHYS-JONES JMMY DAVIDSON
MAL HUGHES , DAVID MCGILL including at
3.0 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
Kettle on? Tea's made?
Then sit down and relax with some afternoon delights.
Continuing coverage of the third quarter-final.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE
Opens a season of films starring one of Britain's most popular film comedians, George Formby Today with Pat Kirkwood
George wants to be a jockey - but selling ice-creams on a race-course is as near as he can get to his life's ambitions. However, things turn out well for the guileless ukelele player, when he eventually rides the world's fiercest horse to victory....
Screenplay and story by ANTHONY KMMINS. LESLIE ARLISS VAL VALENTINE
Produced by JACK KITCHIN
Directed by ANTHONY KIMMINS
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Ebony presents a special evening with one of the greatest names in soul music,
Bobby Womack. As a session musician, Womack has worked with the giants of popular music: Sam Cooke , Jackie Wilson ,
George Benson and Janis Joplin.
He has also written songs for many superstars, including 'It's all over now' for the Rolling Stones who are featured tonight along with Aretha Franklin. Producer TERRY JERVIS
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Bristol
A two-part film report on the growing economic gulf between north and south.
1: Where Opportunity Knocks Vince Bradley and his wife moved from the north of England to the south.They, and others like them, talk about their reasons for quitting the poor north, and leading figures from the main political parties open discussion on the great divide.
Reporter David Lomax Film editor STEPHEN TURNER Producer ALLAN KASSELL
from Wideopen, North Tyneside with Geoff Hamilton and John Kelly
Eric Watson has one of the best Alpine collections in the United Kingdom. Plants native to Afghanistan and the Andes, New Zealand and Nepal, from mountains all over the world, flourish in his small suburban garden.
Nurseryman Jim Jermyn joins Eric in what is not so much a garden as a botanical workshop, to explain how to grow these fascinating plants.
BBC Pebble Mill
GARDENING SUPPLEMENT: pages 9-14
Honest, you've had the repeats - up to here, we should think.
The new series starts with Harry Carpenter 's Et tu
Bruno, Dennis Potter 's Wheel, Rudolph Hess 's A Room of My Own and, ultimately, something else.
Featuring Rory Bremner with Sara Crowe , John Dowie Steve Steen , Jim Sweeney
Written by BARRY CRYER. JOHN DOWIE DICK HILLS. GUY JENKIN. STEVE PUNT PETE SINCLAIR. STEVE STEEN JIM SWEENEY
Script associate JOHN LANGDON
Music by SIMON BRINT , STEVE BROWN Lighting GRAHAM RIMMINGTON Sound DAVE THOMPSON Designer DONAL WOODS
Director MARCUS MORTIMER Producer BILL WILSON
What do the following have in common? Maria von Trapp, whose story became "The Sound of Music"; Bob Guccione, the editor of Penthouse; Martin Scorsese, the director of "The Color of Money" and "Mean Streets"; and the popular singers
Mary O'Hara and Tony Monopoly. They all trained to be Catholic priests, nuns or monks.
Fr Michael Cleary is a Dublin parish priest and also a comedian and singer;
Fr Ernesto Cardenal is Nicaragua's Minister of Culture and one of Latin
America's foremost poets. All of them feel that the vocation to the cloth and the vocation to art and entertainment are not dissimilar.
Tonight's "Arena" tells their stories and examines the rich artistic traditions of Catholicism.
Presented by Angharad Mair with The Go Go Boys.
Deidre Sanders , Agony Aunt of the Sun and Sara Thomas , co-author of The Book of Massage.
Hugs not Bugs
Despite the fear of AIDS, anyone with a sexual partner will still want to share a loving relationship and show affection. Learning the simple techniques of massage brings not only relaxation but more consideration and gentleness to sexual relations.
Researcher MAGGIE WINKWORTH Produced by JOHN BROOK and JULIAN STENHOUSE (e)
(Ring the AIDS helpline on 0[number removed]for information and advice on AIDS and safer sex.)
with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael Including:
Russia's 's Second Revolution?
Charles Wheeler reports from Russia on the changes there, and Mrs Thatcher 's visit. Producers MARK
DAMAZER DIANA MORTON. EAMONN MATTHEWS NIGEL CHAPMAN
Editor TIM ORCHARD
Midland Bank World Indoor
The quarter-finals are completed this evening.
Certainly the Welsh pair of JOHN PRICE and STEPHEN REES must be in the reckoning, but will it be the youngest pair in the championship - RICHARD CORSIE and ANGUS BLAIR from
Scotland, or the popular
Aussies - DON PEOPLES and ROB PARRELLA , who reach this next stage of the championship?
Introduced by DAVID ICKE Television presentation
KEITH MACKENZIE. PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH PHILLIPS