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: Open University

6.20 Social Welfare: A Family
Centre 4524001 6.45 Seville:
The Edge of Empire 7. lOThe Victorian High Church 8469001 7.35 Dialogue in the Dark

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Impressions

The old rectory.

: Band Waggon

This classic farce is the first in a double bill of British comedies.
Starring Arthur Askey Richard Murdoch
This film, inspired by the radio series, stars a pair of would-be comedians who set up a pirate television station. With Jack Hylton , Pat Kirkwood. Director Marcel Varnel (1939)


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood.
Director: Marcel Varnel

: Ask a Policeman

Comedy starring Will Hay
A sleepy village is too quiet for the local forces of law and order, so they set about creating a crime wave. With Graham Mofiatt, Moore Marriott. Director Marcel Varnel (1938)


[Actor]: Will Hay
[Actor]: Graham Mofiatt
[Actor]: Moore Marriott
Director: Marcel Varnel

: Children's BBC

With Chris Jarvis



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Wimbledon

Live coverage of the opening matches.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Wimbledon and Cricket: Second Test
Further live coverage of the tennis and the final day's play between England and New Zealand, from Lord's.
Including at
3.00 News and Weather Subtitled (news)
3.50 News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Toby Anstis
See This Week page 16

Conan the Adventurer


Presenter (Children's BBC): Toby Anstis

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

With Diane-Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner, Tim Vincent.


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Anthea Turner
Presenter: Tim Vincent

: Wimbledon

Further coverage on the opening day of this year's championships.


Executive Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Rowlinson

: World Cup Grandstand

Brazil v Russia
They were the first nation to win the World Cup three times, they remain the most exciting of all footballing nations.... but they have not won the competition since 1970.
Brazil, the only country to have qualified for all 15 World Cup finals, start their group B programme this evening, in a match covered live from San Francisco's Stanford Stadium, against Russia, making their first appearance in the World Cup as a single state after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Since the great days of the Pele-inspired team that won the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970, Brazil have promised much but achieved only a third place in 1978. Dazzling skills have often been let down by ; defensive frailty, and their great rivals Argentina have emerged as the most successful South American side in recent World Cup competitions.
Even allowing for some sketchy performances in their qualifying matches, including a shock 2-0 defeat in Bolivia, Brazil still come to the finals as one of the favourites to win the trophy. In warm-up matches, which included a 1-1 draw against little-rated Canada, they remained enigmatic.
Many of their players now star with Europe's top clubs and, given a good run in the competition, men like Romario (Barcelona), Bebeto (Deportivo La Coruha) and Rai (Paris St Germain) could emerge as the big names of the tournament.
Much could depend on manager Carlos Alberto Parreira 's ability to harness the great rivalry between his star players.
The Russians have had a difficult preparation for the finals with discontent between management and players... Dmitri Kharin, Chelsea's goalkeeper in the FA Cup final, has signed an agreement to play in the finals and will add some vital solidity and experience to the Russian defence.
Commentary is by John Motson and Trevor Brooking. Introduced by Bob Wilson with Terry Venables and Jimmy Hill.
Followed by Video Nation Shorts
As coverage of the World Cup is live, subsequent programmes may run late


Unknown: Carlos Alberto Parreira
Unknown: Dmitri Kharin
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Terry Venables
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.

: Newsnight

Analysis and discussion of the day's news stories, presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Imagining America: My First Haircut

First in a brief season of short film dramas produced in for American television.
A young boy on his first visit to the barber's is alarmed by the sight of some tomato ketchup on the pavement outside. With Joseph Leon, Matthew Porac and John Rothman.
Written and directed by Alex Zamm
(Reflections of a Native Son: Thursday, 11.45pm)


Unknown: Joseph Leon
Unknown: John Rothman.
Directed By: Alex Zamm

: Weatherview

: Le Corbusier and the Villa La Roche

Exploring the ideas and motives behind Le Corbusier's design.

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