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The first day of this important mixed meeting
2.30 Round Oak Stakes (H'cap. 5f)
3.0 Horris Hill Stakes (7f 60yds)
Henry Cecil , successful 12 months ago with this season's Champion miler, Kris, now seeks to win with another top colt, Super Asset.
3.30 Embassy Premier Steeplechase (Qualifier. 21m)
4.0 Wyld Court and Tom Masson Trophy Hurdle Race
(2m and about 100yds)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN , JIMMY LINDLEY , JOHN HANMER RICHARD PITMAN tv presentation by DAVID KENNING

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Cecil
Unknown:
Tom Masson
Introduced By:
Julian Wilson
Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators:
Jimmy Lindley
Commentators:
John Hanmer
Commentators:
Richard Pitman
Presentation By:
David Kenning

The State Express
World Challenge Cup
'Wales v Australia
Wales, the. favourites, play their last match that will decide who goes into tomorrow's final from group B. GRIFFITHS , REARDON and MOUNT JOY, on paper, should go through but of course Australia have turned the form book upside down on countless sporting occasions.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of today's play from the Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham. Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON Summariser JOHN PULMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
B. Griffiths
Commentators:
Ted Lowe
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm
Unknown:
Clive Everton
Unknown:
Summariser John Pulman

Immigration-the End of the Line? New immigration controls are due to be announced as the government fulfils one of its election promises.
With the flow of immigration already in decline, David Jessel examines the case for tightening the curbs and the political pressures and social stresses that have coloured the immigration debate.
Producer PETER CERESOLE Editor PETER 1BBOTSON

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jessel
Producer:
Peter Ceresole
Editor:
Peter 1bbotson

Mexico and the Mexican Indian A series of six programmes
5: The People of the Rain Forest
The first sign of the unique Mayan civilisation was the appearance, about AD 200, of stone monuments in the tropical rain forest. The Mayan became the great astronomers of Middle America and their buildings reflect their interest.
Since the Spanish conquest only one small group of Maya, the Lacandon Indians, have preserved their traditional beliefs.
Even today they continue to worship their old gods in their old temples now ruined and concealed by the forests. But can the old ways last for much longer? Narrated by IAN HOLM
Film editor RAOUL SOREL
Photography COLIN WALDECK
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN
Written/produced by ANNA BENSON GYLES

Contributors

Editor:
Raoul Sorel
Producer:
Bruce Norman
Produced By:
Anna Benson Gyles

The last of ten episodes by Michael Abbensetts
Starring with
Wedding
Today Ranjanaa, a beautiful young Indian girl, is marrying Marcus, a West Indian boy from across the street - and Empire Road is to celebrate the wedding of the year!
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Writer:
Michael Abbensetts
Theme Music:
null Matumbi
Designer:
Nigel Jones
Producer:
Peter Ansorge
Director:
Horace Ove
Everton Bennett:
Norman Beaton
Ranjanaa:
Nalini Moonasar
Marcus Bennett:
Wayne Laryea
Hortense:
Corinne Skinner-Carter
Walter Issacs:
Joe Marcell
Miss May:
Rosa Roberts
Desmond:
Trevor Butler
Rovston:
Vincent Taylor
Mr Kapoor:
Mellan Mitchell
rwtn:
Jamila Massey
Herbie:
Thomas Baptiste
Alvin:
Allister Bain
Mrs Ridley:
Meg Johnson
Rone:
Suzan Yusuf
Registrar:
Marcus Marker

Regional Variations (2)

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 6: Basil the Rat

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Available for 6 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. Havoc ensues when a public health inspector threatens to close the hotel and Manuel introduces his pet 'hamster'.

Contributors

Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

by James Saunders
starring Richard Beckinsale, Anna Calder-Marshall, David Swift
Dingley and O'Shaughnessy, a part-time helper at the florist shop, call at Stan's flat on their way to work on Dr Lamb's garden. By coincidence, he happens to be Lena's psychiatrist.

Contributors

Writer:
James Saunders
Music:
Ken Jones
Designer:
Tim Gleeson
Producer:
Roger Race
Lena:
Anna Calder-Marshall
Stan:
Richard Beckinsale
Dingiey:
David Swift
O'Shaughnessy:
Declan Mulholland
Dr Lamb:
Vernon Dobtcheff
Dr Lamb's daughter:
Glory Annen

The series ends with three films which highlight the arguments, emotions and events in Florida earlier this year, when the State brought back the death penalty. 11: Old Sparky
Introduced by English lawyer Walter Merricks
Florida's Electric Chair was made in 1924 out of local wood by the prisoners themselves. They call it 'Old Sparky'. But 'Old Sparky' had not been used for 15 years, and more than 130 prisoners had built up on the Death Row of Florida's State Penitentiary.
So when Judge Fuller intoned the awesome formula of death on mass murderer John Errol Ferguson in 1978, there was something almost academic about the sentence. , .. Except that change was in the air in the form of a new Governor, elected on a mandate to tighten up on law and order. In Florida, as here, the issue of capital punishment divides. In the abolition lobby stands a man who has signed more death warrants than any other Florida Governor-ex Governor Collins. On the other side is a man who considers the process humane and dignified, retired Prison Inspector McClendon, who has officiated at 114 electrocutions - more than any other living American.
Film cameraman COLIN DEEHAN Film recordist JOHN RRITCHARD Film editor JOHN BAnNEs Researcher MO BOWYER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MARK ANDERSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Deehan
Unknown:
John Rritchard
Editor:
John Bannes
Unknown:
Mo Bowyer
Producer:
Roger Mills
Producer:
Mark Anderson

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