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: Daytime on Two

9.0 Shakespeare in Perspective The Merchant of Venice
Wolf Mankowitz offers his personal view of the play which, 'more than any other in the English language, established the image of the Jew'. (Repeat)

9.26 Twentieth-Century History: 2: Boom and Bust
The 1920s were years of fast-growing prosperity for the USA until the Wall Street crash. (Repeat)

9.48 Mathscore Two: 2: Half and Half
It all adds up - to what? A percentage? (Repeat)

10.10 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 4: The Clue in the Book Room
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based around a humorous ghost story in ten episodes. (Rpt)

10.35 Brazil: 2: Drought on the Land
Life in a rural community in north east Brazil stricken by a severe drought. (Repeat)

11.0 Watch!: Robinson Crusoe: 4
Louise makes bread with the children in the classroom, then Crusoe explains how he made his own boat and was finally rescued and returned to England. (Repeat)

11.17 Japan: The Crowded Islands: Countryside
How the Ito family makes a living from a farm 30 times smaller than an average farm in Britain. (Repeat)

11.40 Religious and Moral Education: 2: More Man-Power
Five non-doctrinal programmes for 11-13s.
Young children and their developing identities. (Repeat)

12.03 pm Whatever Happened to Britain?: 4: Colbert and the Commissariat
An eight-part analysis of the history and current state of the British economy, written and presented by John Eatwell. (Repeat)

12.30 Other People's Lives: 4: Malta - a Parish
Ten films about the social values and organisations of five cultures. (Repeat)

12.55-1.08 Maths Help: 4: Symbols
A series for adults studying maths O-level offering help with common difficulties.
Presented by Norman Gower of the Open University. (Repeat)
Book (same title). £3.95 from bookshops

1.19 Science Topics: Chemical Technology
A modern chemical plant is large, noisy, and at first sight daunting. But it isn't as complex as it may seem. (Repeat)

1.40 Let's See: Messages: 1: From You to Me
A three-programme unit.
Can the spoken or written word always get your meaning across? (Repeat)

2.0 You and Me: Bobby Shafto
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Melanie visits her Daddy at work and gets to drive a cross-channel ferry. (Repeat)

2.15 Near and Far: Overground, Underground
The second of three programmes about the geography of streets for 9- to 11-year-olds. (Repeat)

2.40 Junior Craft, Design and Technology: Up and Down the Hill
Building a Vehicle the downhill vehicles are now made and tested. (Repeat)


Presenter (Shakespeare in Perspective): Wolf Mankowitz
Producer (Twentieth Century History): Paul Mitchell
Producer (Mathscore Two): David Roseveare
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Brazil): Len Brown
Producer (Watch!): John Thornicroft
Writer/presenter (Whatever Happened to Britain?): John Eatwell
Presenter (Maths Help): Norman Gower
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Producer (Let's See): Marianne Baird
Director (You and Me): Nicci Crowter

: Conservative Party Conference 1983

Further coverage from Blackpool

: Interval

: Harold Lloyd

The dare-devil and hair-raising climb up the side of a high building in Safety Last is perhaps Harold Lloyd 's most celebrated stunt. There is also a calamity-bound venture behind the scenes of movie making in Hey There.
Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG


Unknown: Harold Lloyd
Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: The Water Margin

Lin Chung is Beaten starring
Atsuo Nakamura , Sanae Tsuchida Hu San-Niang sings sweet songs to entice two of the Tseng brothers.
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND, London Produced by NTV, Tokyo


Unknown: Lin Chung
Unknown: Atsuo Nakamura
Unknown: Sanae Tsuchida
Unknown: Hu San-Niang
Directed By: Keiichi Ozawa
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Ling Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Kung Sun Sheng: Noh Terada
Sung Chiang: Takeshl Obayashi
Tseng Lung: Toru Abe

: The Great Egg Race

Master of ceremonies Heinz Wolff
The Flickering Light
Ladies kindly remove your hats, and it would be appreciated if you would not read the subtitles aloud. The Egg Race teams are going to show a film. At least they are going to try.
To help them with this very difficult task of building a projector we have Doug and Anita Lear demonstrating how delightful moving pictures were produced in the last century.
Authentic piano accompaniment is by Richard McLaughlin.
At the box office is Guest Judge Professor Ian Fells
Assistant producer MAX WHITBY Producer CHARLES HUFF


Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Anita Lear
Unknown: Richard McLaughlin.
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Producer: Max Whitby
Producer: Charles Huff

: Photo-Assignment

Day Two
Hairy Monster'
Dave Lee Travis takes us into the second day of BBC2's photo week where fun has priority.
International fashion-man Terence Donovan tackles a nude assignment in Lancashire mill country and the intrepid photo reporter meets Kim Wilde at the home of a picture-making recluse. The Maddy Prior Band face amateur lenses in a studio session.
Studio judges Su Ingle , Graham Stark , Roy Green and Michael Langford make their selection.
Musical director RICHIE CLOSE
Producer/director BERRY DEVINS


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Unknown: Terence Donovan
Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Roy Green
Unknown: Michael Langford
Director: Berry Devins

: Best of Brass

Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's own Brass Band knock-out competition from The Assembly Rooms, Derby.
Programme 5, first semi-final
The Carlton Main Frlckley Colliery Band from Yorkshire conducted by DENZIL STEPHENS play against
The North Skelton and District Band, Northern Champions conducted by FO ROBERT WIFFEN
Soloists CLARENCE MANSELL , playing the flugel hom for Carlton Main and CARRY REED, playing trombone for North Skelton, compete for the Viewers' Sovereign Award. Special guest supporters
Harry Gration and Marian Foster Judges Lieut-Col Trevor L. Sharpe and Bernard Keeffe


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Denzil Stephens
Conducted By: Fo Robert Wiffen
Conducted By: Soloists Clarence Mansell
Unknown: Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Neil Murray
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Top Gear

Autumn may not be the time when many people think of hitching up their caravan and setting off on holiday. But as William Woollard reports it is probably the best time of year to buy or change your van and pick up a bargain. On the other hand is it cheaper to rent or buy your travelling home? Tonight's programme also features test drives in the new Vauxhall Cavalier Estate, Citroen BX and the film of the latest big bike from BMW.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Film of the Week: Something for Everyone

Angela Lansbury , Michael York
When Conrad Ludwig decides to rescue the Von Ornstein family and reinstate them in their sumptuous Bavarian castle, he lets nothing stand in his way.
Screenplay by HUGH WREELER based on a novel by HARRY KRESSING
Produced by JOHN P. FLAXMAN Directed by HAROLD PRINCE
(First showing on British television) Films: page 27


Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Conrad Ludwig
Unknown: Von Ornstein
Play By: Hugh Wreeler
Novel By: Harry Kressing
Produced By: John P. Flaxman
Directed By: Harold Prince
Countess Herthe Von Omstein: Angela Lansbury
Conrad Ludwig: Michael York
Helmuth Von Ornstein: Anthony Corlan
Annaliese Pleschke: Heidelinde Weis
Mrs Pleschke: Eva-Maria Meineke
Mr Pleschke: John Gill

: Newsnight

Conservative Conference Report
John Tusa and Vincent Hanna in Blackpool, with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick in London.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Photo-Assignment Extra

Dave Lee Travis looks again at heat 2 of the the Photo-Assignment Amateur competition. Prints of the earlier Maddy Prior Band session arrive damp from the labs.


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis

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