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This week the trades unions are in Brighton for their 114th Congress. With unemployment well over three million and a stagnant economy, trades union delegates meet to determine their policies. Reporting team
VINCENT HANNA and LORD SCANLON, former President of the AUEW
Conference reports on Ceefax

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Hanna

The opening day, from Athens, of the XIII European Championships, the most important athletics occasion since the Olympic Games.
It's the beginning of seven days of world-class competition for men and women featuring all the major European athletics nations. Two of Britain's Olympic champions are in action today: SEBASTIAN COE , who won the 1500m title in Moscow, competes in the heats of the 800m looking for a place in tomorrow's Semi-finals. ALLAN WELLS seeks to continue the dominance he achieved over the best European sprinters at the Olympics in the heats of the 100m. And there's one Final today-the Women's Shot Put.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sebastian Coe

The classic cliffhanger serial in 15 chapters starring
Chapter 1: Desert Intrigue
In which an expedition seeking the sacred golden Tablets of Hippocrates tries to contact Nyoka, daughter of a famous explorer. But a traitor in their midst is spying for Vultura, an evil desert princess who wants the mysterious powers of the tablets for herself ...
Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY
A REPUBLIC serial (Chapter 2 tomorrow at 5.35)

Contributors

Directed By:
William Witney
Nyoka:
Kay Aldridge
Larry:
Clayton Moore
Red:
William Benedict
Vultura:
Lorna Gray
Cassib:
Charles Middleton
Torrini:
Tristram Coffin
Professor Campbell:
Forbes Murray
Professor Gordon:
Robert Strange

A Personal Voyage
The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
Is science fact stranger and infinitely more fascinating than science fiction? Carl Sagan believes so. - Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University, and NASA award; winner for his contribution to recent space exploration, SAGAN conducts us on a 13-part Magical Mystery Tour of the Cosmos. How about the big bang? Why the burning of witches? Are there ufos? What are the ingredients of the primordial soup? The questions, throughout the series, are as unexpected as the answers.
In episode 1 we travel, in the space ship of the imagination, from eight billion light years away to take a fresh look at planet earth, Presented by CARL SAGAN '
A joint production of KCET and CARL SAGAN PRODUCTIONS INC In association with BBCTV (First shown on BBCU .., .*■,-■;. --*-;>« .

Contributors

Unknown:
Carl Sagan
Presented By:
Carl Sagan

This week's theme: The Land Rubens (1577-1640) Château de Steen at the National Gallery, London
Rubens, as well as being inundated with painting commissions, was also a busy and successful diplomat. When he retired, he bought the Chateau de Steen and settled there with his young second wife. The picture reflects the warmth and happiness of that period. Written and narrated by ALISTAIR SMITH
Series adviser EDWIN MULLINS Directed by PADDY WILSON
(Wednesday at 8.10 pm: Constable - Salisbury Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown:
Alistair Smith
Unknown:
Edwin Mullins
Directed By:
Paddy Wilson

The last of seven programmes
From The Assembly Rooms, Derby, Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's brass band knockout competition. The Final.
Scottish Champions, Whitburn Burgh Band, conducted by MAJOR PETER PARKES , battle it out for the 1982 title of Best of Brass against Desford Colliery Dowty Band, Midlands Champions, conducted by HOWARD SNELL.
With guest supporters
Ken Bruce and Kay Alexander
Judges Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe, MVO, OBE, Bernard Keeffe
Special guest Harry Mortimer , OBE presents the Best of Brass Trophy to the winning band; also the presentation of The Sovereign Award to the best soloist chosen by the viewers.
Sound NEIL MURRAY
Lighting GORDON WHITE
Designers BRYAN ELLIS , TOM YARDLEY JONES Producer KEN GRIFFIN
Champion Brass (record MC 302, cassette zcm 302) from retailers

Contributors

Introduces:
Gerald Harrison
Unknown:
Peter Parkes
Conducted By:
Howard Snell.
Unknown:
Ken Bruce
Unknown:
Kay Alexander
Unknown:
Judges Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe, Mvo, OBE,
Unknown:
Bernard Keeffe
Unknown:
Harry Mortimer
Unknown:
Neil Murray
Unknown:
Gordon White
Designers:
Bryan Ellis
Designers:
Tom Yardley
Producer:
Ken Griffin

Old Chums
Sound ANDREW BOULTON
Film cameraman BRIAN TUFANO Editor CHRIS LOVETT
Producer TONY GARNETT
Devised and directed by MIKE LEIGH

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Boulton
Unknown:
Brian Tufano
Editor:
Chris Lovett
Producer:
Tony Garnett
Directed By:
Mike Leigh
Brian:
Tim Stern
Terry:
Robert Putt

continuing the Mike Leigh Season Abigail is throwing her first teenage party; meanwhile, two doors away, the grown-ups assemble for their own quiet beano ...
It was a triumph for Alison Steadman as the hostess. (DAILY MAIL) ... the truth of the class-ridden proceedings was so intense that I laughed under my breath at its comedy.
(DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Producer MARGARET MATHESON Director MIKE LEIGH
(Who's Who is tomorrow at 9.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Leigh Season
Unknown:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Margaret Matheson
Director:
Mike Leigh
Beverley:
Alison Steadman
Laurence:
Tim Stern
Angie:
Janine Duvitski
Tony:
John Salthouse
Susan:
Harriet Reynolds

with special reports from the Trades Union Congress and the Edinburgh Festival.
As the Trades Union Congress gets under way in Brighton, John Tusa and Vincent Hanna have a full account of each day's developments. Joan Bakewell presents her selection from the last week at the Edinburgh Festival. Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick in London assess the news at home and abroad.
Deputy editor PAUL NORRIS Editor DAVID LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Vincent Hanna
Unknown:
Joan Bakewell
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Editor:
Paul Norris
Editor:
David Lloyd

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