When Roobarb was Being Bored, then Not Being Bored
by J.R.R. Tolkien
A ten-part serial
Lassie helps Ron and Dale and diverts a stampede.
3: The Bishop
Weather JACK SCOTT
With DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER BOB LANGLEY and JONATHAN FULFORD Including: A Fine Kettle of Fish. Michael Smith brings an innovative touch into the kitchen as he demonstrates many different ways of preparing seafood dishes.
A See-Saw programme by Peter Firmin, Oliver Postgate. Bagpuss, an old cloth cat, lives with his friends in the window of Emily's shop ... where anything can happen.
2.30 The Royal Fern Novices' Steeplechase (3m)
3.5 The Pearce Duff Novices ' Steeplechase (h'cap 2 1/2 m)
3.40 The Alpine Meadow Hurdle Race (h'cap 3m)
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators
JULIAN WILSON and RICHARD PITMAN
Producer RICHARD TILLING
Declarations, tips and results on Ceefax
Story: Break of Day by KATHY MEAGER Presenters
Lesley Nightingale , Fred Harris
The Great Choo Choo Robbery and Patty Cake , Patty Cake , Bakery Man
with Tony Hart
An ocean liner, a steam train, several air balloons, a distant jet, a ' soft' motorbike and a blackout! With Morph and The Tin Pots
Director JANE TARLETON
Producer CHRIS PILKINGTON
Executive producer MOLLY Cox
If you're aged 15 or under, Take Hart, BBC Television Centre, London W3 6XZ. is the address to send paintings for the gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address; but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.
based on the characters created by ALEX GRAHAM One Over Par
Voices LIONEL JEFFRIES
VICTOR SPINETTI and ANN BEACH
Written by MITCH HITCHENS MuSiC by IAN SAXIWELL
Producer GRAEME SPURWAY
Director DICK HORN
with John Edmunds Weatherman
Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
In which Britain learns what's happening from studios throughout the country. Linked live from London by FRANK BOUGH
SUE LAWLEY, RICHARD KERSHAW HUGH SCULLY and SUE COOK including
The TSB ' Rock School' Final
Sue Cook and Mike Read discover the pop stars of tomorrow, as groups from all over the country compete to be the top school rock band of 1981. (Regional details as Monday)
The final part of a spectacular undersea adventure starring Jose Ferrer
Burgess Meredith , Tom Hallick with Lynda Day George , Horst Buchholz 3: Atlantis Dead Ahead
Captain Nemo at last reaches the fabled Atlantis - but he is given a cold reception because the nefarious Professor Cunningham has arrived there first.
starring Lena Zavaroni with her special guests Spike Milligan Sheeba
Musical director ARTHUR GREENSLADE Choreographer LUDOVICO ROMANO Script NEIL SHAND
Costume designer DORINDA REA Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM DesignerKENNETH SHARP
Producer STEWART MORRIS
with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman
The final chance for an inquisitive consumer to go behind the scenes of a Public Authority to question its bosses over how it's being run.
"When my morning train eventually limps in there's always a free-for-all to get a seat" says Kent commuter Brian Smith. "As far as I'm concerned it's the commuter who takes the strain these days - not the train." Tonight film cameras follow Brian on his daily journey to Cannon Street Station to experience his problems as a commuter. He talks to colleagues who have taken to the road in a bid to beat rail fare increases and he questions British Rails Chairman, Sir Peter Parker, and the Transport Minister over their priorities when supplying our transport needs for the future.
Producer JOHN PETTMAN
Series producer MARYSE ADDISON Brookes On ... page 81
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Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The top events, personalities ana stories in sport:
Snooker Championship Action from today's quarter-final matches at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Among those seeded to meet in the last eight are defending champion CLIFF THORBURN against veteran FRED DAVIS and TERRY GRIFFITHS from Wales versus Ireland's ALEX ' HURRICANE ' HIGGINS Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM and JOHN PULMAN FA Cup
If there is an FA Cup semi-final replay this evening, Sportsnight will include highlights of the match.
Snooker TV presentation NICK HUNTER
Producers JIM RESIDE and JOHN ROWLINSON Part 2 at 11.30 pm
with Robert Kee
A weekly look at what is new, controversial and entertaining in the world of paperback books - and paperback writers.
This week there are interviews with Tom Sharpe whose "The Wilt Alternative" has just been published and with Douglas Adams, author of the multi-media phenomenon "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
Jessica Mitford flies from America to cast a quizzical eye at some of the surprising best-sellers of the last six months.
And finally the fiction of Nabokov is celebrated by Martin Amis. His strong opinions may not be shared by the other guests.
The George Wimpey ABA Championships from Belle Vue. Manchester
The pick of tonight's semi-final bouts as the best amateur boxers in Britain battle for places in the ABA Finals at Wembley on 1 May. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN
Theme music on Sporting Themes (record REH 348, cassette ZCR 348), from record shops