The Mazda Cars Classic from the Royal Albert Hall
Sixteen of the great names in tennis compete in this inaugural tournament for the over 35s -a marvellous showcase for the talents of these past champions: ROD LAVER, KEN ROSEWALL, NEALE FRASER , MANUEL SANTANA and our own mark COX and ROGER TAYLOR.
The 16 players are divided into four groups who compete on a round-robin basis, with the winners of each group going into the semi-finals.
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentators PETER WEST
JOHN BARRETT , MARK COX
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
4.50 S101 Preparatory Maths: Numbers
5.5 The First Years of Life: All Yours
The classic serial in 15 exciting episodes starring
Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon 4: Ancient Enemies
In which Flash Gordon and Dr Zarkov fight for their lives in a space-ship battle with the forces of the merciless Emperor Ming and his accomplice Queen Azura.
at Hatfield Polytechnic
Another chance to see this highly successful British rock band recorded for the last series of Rock Goes to College before an invited audience at Hatfield Polytechnic.
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
Director JOHN BURROWES
The 1977 Open Golf Championship The first in a series of three programmes featuring some unforgettable sporting duels.
The Open Golf Championship in 1977, played on the seaside links at Turnberry, saw JACK NICKLAUS and TOM WATSON locked in a personal battle to the exclusion of the rest of the field. They matched each other stroke for stroke over the last two days and at the end the margin of victory could not have been smaller: one shot. Introduced by PETER ALLISS
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Week by week Newsweek investigates a current issue in context and in close-up, and analyses the ideas that matter now and in the future.
Behind the Wall
Britain's prisons are in crisis. The majority of prisons are out of date, with prisoners living in overcrowded conditions, and staff demoralised. Already committed to a drive against crime, the Government faces some hard choices if it is to avoid further trouble in our prisons.
With a major Government report due to be published, Richard Ker -., shaw reports from Wandsworth, one of the toughest prisons in our system; talks to prison officers, prisoners and governors about the everyday tensions in our jails; and examines some of the alternatives to prison sentences that could reduce the intolerable pressure of numbers.
Producer PETA DESCHAMPSNEUFS Deputy editor PETER CERESOLE
Editor PETER IBBOTSON -
Mexico and the Mexican Indian The last of six programmes The Survivors
Since the Spanish conquest in 1521, most Mexican Indians have become Roman Catholic. But Spanish Catholicism and Indian beliefs are so intertwined that it is sometimes difficult to separate pagan gods from Christian Saints. ancient rites from Catholic ritual. There is one group of Indians who have retained their old beliefs-the Huichol. They live in one of the most remote and rugged areas of Mexico. Peyote, a small cactus, is at the centre of Huichol religion. It contains mescalin which produces hallucinations. Those who eat the sacred cactus are put in touch with the gods and they sing of the first time when gods and men were one.
Narrated by IAN HOLM
Film editor RAOUL SOBEL
Photography JOHN HOOPER and COLIN WALDECK
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Written and produced by ANNA BENSON GYLES
by ELAINE MORGAN with Frances White Roger Sloman Peter Jeffrey
Thirteen-month-old Richard was admitted into hospital as a day patient for what should have been a routine operation. But when he emerged from the operatioi it was clear that all was not well. His parents' decision to try to find out what had gone wrong was the beginning of a five-year battle.
This is an account of an actual case but names of participants have been changed.
Film cameraman CHRIS O'DELL Studio lighting PETER BOOTH Studio sound RAMON BAILEY Designer IAN ASHURST
Unit editor PETER GOODCHILD Director BRIAN PARKER
A series of seven programmes
As Civil Aviation celebrates its 60th year, this series of seven programmes examines the impact of air travel on our world.
Presented by Julian Pettifer
It all began on 25 August 1919. Four passengers left Hounslow Heath for Paris - the worlds first regular, daily, international air service. Today 600-million people travel by air every year. How has this extraordinary growth in air travel changed our lives?
This first programme focuses on one small unexpected corner of the world which crystallises the effects of the aeroplane on mankind. In Papua New Guinea, almost overnight, air travel has transformed a stone-age country into a 20th-century state. It has brought remote hill tribesmen into the age of the computer, the flush lavatory, the English language and the tourist credit card.
Now the sons of headhunters travel by air as a matter of course, both as passengers and crew. They share the same advantages, irritations and doubts as the rest of us.
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A First Aerial View of China
Last year, the first-ever aerial film of China astonished even the Chinese, showing as it did a land of incredible beauty, full of the unexpected.
From the falls of the Yellow River, the helicopter flew through mountain gorges to Dun Huang , an ancient city hidden in the Gobi Desert; along the silk route to Llafa, in Tibet; to Taihu, pearl of the south, and finally along the Great Wall of China, whose 2,000 miles can be seen from the moon. Narrator JACK MAY
Produced by the CHINESE NEWS REEL AND DOCUMENTARY FILM UNIT, The People's Republic of China
English version written by DAVID WEIR Film editor KEN LOCKE
Produced by GAY ROBERTSON
(Treasures of Imperial China on Friday at 10.45 pm)
The Mazda Cars Classic from the Royal Albert Hall Highlights of the second day's play.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators PETER WEST
JOHN BARRETT , MARK COX
HUGH BURDEN reads
And If I Didn't, What Then by GEORGE GASCOIGNE (?1542-1577)