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The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Sixth day
The players had the morning off today but this afternoon round two merges with round one as the championship moves into another gear. TONY KNOWLES (4) will know his first-round fate as he plays the second and last session of ten frames, against Liverpool's new professional JOHN PARROTT. RAY REARDON (2) and TONY MEO (15) were seeded to set out on their second-round match on the next table.
DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Parrott.
Unknown:
Ray Reardon
Introduces:
David Icke

Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner were the first men to climb Everest without oxygen. PETER HABELER tells how and why they did it.
Producer KEN PATTON
A BBC/Open University production

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Habeler
Unknown:
Reinhold Messner
Unknown:
Peter Habeler
Producer:
Ken Patton

opens a short season of British film comedies, tonight starring Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas
When a group of well-known personalities - a television comedian, an authoress, a peer, a glamorous model - are blackmailed by the editor of a scandal sheet, they each decide that he would be better off dead. Unfortunately plans backfire and the quartet decide to gang together...
Peter Sellers is in sparkling form as the many-faceted comedian who is a master of disguise, and the great Wilfred Lawson makes a memorable guest appearance as a Chelsea Pensioner.
Films: page 17

Contributors

Screenplay:
Michael Pertwee
Producer/Director:
Mario Zampi
Lord Mayley:
null Terry-Thomas
Sonny MacGregor:
Peter Sellers
Flora Ranson:
Peggy Mount
Belinda Wright:
Shirley Eaton
Michael Dennis:
Dennis Price
Chelsea Pensioner:
Wilfred Lawson

The Embassy World Professional
Snooker Championship, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Sixth day
This afternoon TONY KNOWLES (4) finished this 19-frame first-round contest, and this evening 'the grinder', CLIFF THORBURN (3), will complete the 16-man second-round line-up.
On the second table tonight STEVE DAVIS (1) was the warmest of favourites to be playing JOHN SPENCER (16) as the best-of-25-frame second-round matches begin.
DAVID VINE has all the details and the latest news from Sheffield.

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Knowles
Unknown:
Steve Davis
Unknown:
John Spencer

Regional Variations (2)

Three Painters

Series 1

Episode 1: Masaccio: A View of Mankind

Duration: 40 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A look at the work of Florentine artist Tommaso Masaccio, as well as his contemporaries, including Donatello and Gentile da Fabriano.

on BBC Two England

Sex in the Spring -it's the food they eat that makes some animals amorous at this time of the year. Can we benefit from the latest research?
Hamburgers and the Destruction of Rain forests - what's the connection?
Click - a major photographic competition is launched this week. Heather Angel offers advice. Producer ROBIN HELLIER Editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 80

Contributors

Presented By:
Tony Soper
Unknown:
Brian Leith.
Unknown:
Heather Angel
Producer:
Robin Hellier

Mike Harding is 'wazzed off', whatever that may mean, in between recounting stories of growing up in tne
Manchester suburb of Crumpsall.
Director JOHN ROONEY ProducerROD TAYLOR BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Harding
Director:
John Rooney
Producer:
Rod Taylor

... of documentary
A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. 0 Alien
A film by David Gladwell
The narrator of this imaginary documentary has invented the idea that tar out in the universe alien beings have heard that here on earth there exists a species which has developed an instinct and a means to destroy itself and its world. An alien arrives to find out what he can about the species. How, the narrator asks, would this world appear to the visitor? bven the grass underfoot would be a new experience. So would a tree, a road, and the high street of a market town. And if the alien who came to earth to witness its end arrived at the town early on a Sunday morning, he would assume he had come too late. There is no sign of life, not a living creature.
But there are bodies without life, behind glass, together with artefacts of all kinds, like Egyptian kings buried with their possessions....
Photography ALEX
HANSEN Radiophonic sound JONATHAN GIBBS Film editor TERENCE TWIGG
Executive producer ROGER MILLS

Contributors

Unknown:
David Gladwell
Unknown:
Hansen Radiophonic
Unknown:
Jonathan Gibbs
Editor:
Terence Twigg

The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield STEVE DAVIS and JOHN SPENCER should, according to the formbook, be battling out their second-round match this evening, while CLIFF THORBURN was favourite to be joining them and completing the second-round line-up. DAVID VINE has all the latest news.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheffield Steve Davis
Unknown:
John Spencer
Unknown:
Cliff Thorburn

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with MAUREEN CARTER and BRIDGET KENDALL , present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Maureen Carter
Unknown:
Bridget Kendall

12.10 Computing: Top Down Design
How does a computer sort numbers into order? To get a systematic method, you need a systematic design procedure.
12.35 Psychology: Landing an Aircraft
Using the practical problem of landing an aircraft, the programme discusses the cues for the perception of distance, height and speed.

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