9.35 Encounter: Italy A Land of Custom
Italian traditions: a contrada in Sienna; a primitive ritual in Basilicata; the 'race of the saints' in Gubbio. (R)
9.52 Look and Read Dark Towers by ANDREW DA VIES
5: The Old Coach House
10.15 Mathscore Two 3: A Matter of Degree
Cake, ships, a giant protractor, and two burglars provide some new angles.
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R)
10.38 The History Trail Plague! by COLIN DAVIS
London, 1665: during the long, hot summer, tens of thousands died of a dreadful disease. The Barnwell family are one of many to suffer.
With RAY BROOKS
KATHY BURKE , PAUL COPLEY MIKE HAYWARD , DAVID JOHN
VIVIENNE MOORE. PETER BOON CARY FERRIS , SCOTT FUNNELL EMMA HAWKES
THOMAS AND HARRIET WHINES Producer SUE WEEKS
11.0 Around Scotland Music All Around You 1: Music and the Sea
Presented by CILLA FISHER and ARTIE TRESIZE
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
To the visitor, the uplands of North Wales may look peaceful enough, but there are severe strains on the look and the life of the area. (R)
11.44 Going to Work Working Hours
12.5 The Computer Programme An introduction for beginners to the use of computers, with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC BASIC.
5: The New Media (R)
12.35-1.0 Electronic Office
A six-part examination of the office technology of today and tomorrow.
5: Wiring Up the World (R)
1.10 Science Topics. Catalysis
1.33 General Studies The Great British Diet
Don't Shoot the Ref
Football teams have their supporters - referees don't. So what makes a referee tick? A look at two football referees
- one at the top of his profession and the other just starting out. Producer ALAN EREIRA
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.30 English File Science Fiction:
Visions of Tomorrow
The image of science fiction as only being about poorly-characterised space heroes saving the universe is challenged in this new film programme.
Producer DIANE MORGAN
The Rothmans Grand Prix DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both this afternoon's nine-frame quarter-finals from
The Hexagon, Reading.
The Pretty Polly Classic from The Brighton Centre
Once again, this tournament has attracted many of the leading players in the world including the current No 1, CHRIS EVERT LLOYD , who has won this event on two previous occasions - in 1980 and 1983. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators
DAN MASKELL. GERALD WILLIAMS
ANN JONES. VIRGINIA WADE
Racing from Newbury
3.45 The Embassy Premier
Steeplechase (Qualifier. 2 1/2 m) Television presentation
Snooker KEITH PHILLIPS , MIKE ADLEY Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER Tennis JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
continues the season of films featuring
BURROUGHS'S legendary jungle hero, starring Gordon Scott
Tarzan is involved in a battle against poachers plotting to sell ivory and lion skins on the black market.
Screenplay by WILLIAM LIVELY Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by HAROLD SCHUSTER
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In this short series there is another chance to see some of the world's finest observatories at work, visited by Patrick Moore for The Sky at Night.
The Isaac Newton Telescope at the new observatory at La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is now ready for use. Patrick Moore took part in one of the first sets of observations, together with Dr Paul Murdin, who is in charge of the telescope.
During the observations, it was possible to obtain the first colour video picture of an object well beyond the Solar System: the Ring Nebula in Lyra. (R)
If I Had a Hammer ...
A film about computers in the music industry
Narrated by Lesley Judd
Few rock and pop records are made today without the help of sophisticated computer-based synthesisers. They can reproduce the sound of virtually any instrument and replay strings of notes more accurately than session musicians. This film traces their development from the 19th-century Telharmonium to the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument.
'It doesn't make you a better carpenter because you can bash in nails with your fist,' says music producer
MARTIN RUSHENT. 'The smart guy uses a hammer.'
Film editor HORACIO QUEIRO Producer PATRICK TITLEY
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The Rothmans Grand Prix
Two semi-finalists are already known after this afternoon's nine-frame matches. The semi-finalist line-up will be complete after this evening's session. DAVID VINE introduces highlights of the start of this evening's vital matches.
from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Margaret Waddy and John Kelly Next week sees the start of a six-part series. Going to Pot, in which Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton explore the fascinating world of house plants. As a prelude, Geoff visits Susan Hampshire's own garden. Back in Barnsdale, in the last of the present series of Gardeners' World, the team look at trees and shrubs which make suitable hedging and show a wide range of new plants for the herbaceous border. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill Plant list on Ceefax page 261
The Rothmans Grand Prix The Quarter-finals STEVE DAVIS against JIMMY WHITE , and TONY KNOWLES versus KIRK STEVENS was the form forecast for this evening's entertainment at The Hexagon, Reading. DAVID VINE has the facts and the frames at his fingertips as he introduces the highlights.
A series of films about Britain from 1945 to 1951. Living it Up
With peace comes a determination to have a good time. There are holidays in Blackpool and Butlin's. There is jitterbugging and ballroom dancing at the Palais and a nightly full house at the Rex. Spectator sports draw record crowds and millions of pounds are blown in illegal gambling.
We were making up for lost time and what with rationing the only thing you could spend money on was enjoying yourself.
Film editor MIKE APPELT
Producer MAGGIE BROOKES Executive producer
(An exhibition based on the series can be seen at the Museum of London in the Barbican until January.) Book, £10.95 from booksellers
Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television, and discusses in detail:
Tender is the Night (BBC2), Albion Market (ITV), and A Love Affair with Nature (C4) with his studio guests:
Michael Rudman , American theatre director Russell Harty
Griselda Pollock , an art historian
Director PHILIP CHILVERS Producer CHARLES MILLER
John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray
Ian Smith and David Davies present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
The Pretty Polly Classic BARRY DAVIES introduces highlights of today's quarter-final matches played at The Brighton Centre.