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: Daytime on Two

9.0 Shakespeare in Perspective: Henry IV: Part 1
George Melly offers a personal view of the play. He introduces Sir John Falstaff whom he regards as Shakespeare's 'greatest comic creation'.

9.26 Maths Counts: 3: Orders is Orders
by John Tully.
Numbers count, they measure but they also keep things in order -provided you use the right kind of number!

9.48 Mathscore One: 3: A Good Turn
Football, tennis, wallpapering and an elderly couple all throw light on angles.

10.10 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 5: The Old Coach House
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to 9-year olds.

10.35 Geography Casebook: Britain Upland Country
To the visitor, the uplands of North Wales may look peaceful enough, "but" there are severe strains on the look and life of the area.

11.0 Watch!: Eid
Hundreds of Muslims visit Regent's Park Mosque every year at Eid-ul-Fitr. James and Louise find out more about this festival by visiting a school to help in the preparations for an Eid party.

11.17 Walrus After Four: Episode 3
by Cathy Pellicer.
'Get used to writing it down, so you can scan it, remember it, plan it, and check you've got it right too'.

11.40 Geography: 11-13: River Landscapes
Bernard Clark investigates the Many different landscapes of the River Tees, from wild moorlands to heavy industry.

12.3 pm Whatever Happened to Britain?: 5: A Tendency to Deflate
An eight-part analysis.

12.30 Other People's Lives: 5: Malta - Good Friday
Ten films about the social values and organisations of five cultures.

12.55-1.8 Maths Help: 5: Angles
A series for adults studying maths O level offering help with common difficulties.

1.19 Science Topics: Catalysis
Catalysts speed up reactions. The definition may sound unspectacular, but a look at the chemical industry and California's clean air programme shows just how important catalysts are.

1.40 Let's See: Messages: 1: From You to Me
A three programme unit.

2.0 You and Me: London Bridge
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Philip and Sophie are shown round a building site and help to build a sand pit in their back garden.

2.15 British Social History: 3: Shame
by David Cook.
A play about the 'Workhouse Act' of 1834 starring Victoria Fairbrother and Oliver Cotton.

2.40 Junior Craft, Design and Technology: Teachers programme 3: Up and Down the Hill
Introducing more craft skills and developing the technology needed to go uphill.


Presenter (Shakespeare in Perspective): George Melly
Writer (Maths Counts): John Tully
Film editor (Maths Counts): Susan Imrie
Computer programmer (Maths Counts): Derek Longhurst
Consultant (Maths Counts): Mary Harris
Producer (Maths Counts): David Roseveare
Bert Drummond: Roy Kinnear
Wendy Austin: Sarah James
Steve Austin: Nick Orchard
Dave Harper: Leo Wringer
Sandra Livesey: Eileen Dunwoodie
Willoughby: Paul Rowland
Delivery man: Jim Dunk
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Watch!): David Taft
Writer (Walrus): Cathy Pellicer
Producer (Walrus): Morton Surguy
Presenter (Geography: 11-13): Bernard Clark
Producer (Geography: 11-13): Len Brown
Producer (Science Topics): Mary Fourt
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Director (You and Me): Nicci Crowther
Producer (You and Me): Roy Thompson
Writer (British Social History): David Cook
[Actress]: Victoria Fairbrother
[Actor]: Oliver Cotton

: Closedown

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Harold Lloyd

The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in ex- cerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation.
Harold falls apart at the seams in The Freshman and as a lovelorn suitor in Haunted Spooks he manages to bungle his own suicide.
Television version written by PETER DURATON
Produced by BOB HOAG


Written By: Peter Duraton
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: Grange Hill: Part 2

by Barry Purchese.
A series in 18 parts.
Annette tries to spoil Fay's new friendship while Jonah and Zammo go visiting and get into very deep water.
(First shown on BBC1)
(For rest of cast see page 41)


Writer: Barry Purchese
Series devised by: Phil Redmond
Producer: Kenny McBain
Director: Carol Wilkes
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Diane Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Sarah: Joanne Bell
Mandy: Anita Savage
Mrs McGuire: Jenny Twigge
Miss Saunders: Jennie Stoller
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr Compton: Sandy Lyle

: The Water Margin

The last of the series The Dynasty of Kao
Starring Atsuo Nakamura , Sanae Tsuchida
A thousand years ago, in China, the souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the Government.
At last retribution catches up with Kao Chiu , and Lin Chung and his companions of the Lians Shan Po set out to lead China to new and peaceful horizons.
English adaptation by David Weir
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound, London Produced by NTV, Tokyo


Directed By: Daisuke Yamazari
English adaptation by: David Weir
English version directed by: Michael Bakewell
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Li Kwei: Hitoshi Omae
Hua Yung: Diajiro Harada
Shih Chin: Teruhiro Aoi

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced by Heinz Wolff The Egg and Spoon Race
The success of this week's teams lies in the balance. They must construct a vehicle that will race down a bumpy track carrying an egg In the bowl of a dessert spoon. Countless children have tried their hand at egg and spoon races, but can the teams do any better with their machines?
Helping to unscramble the results is guest judge
Professor Gordon Higginson
Assistant producer MAX WHITBY Producer Charles huff


Introduced By: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Professor Gordon Higginson
Producer: Max Whitby
Producer: Charles Huff

: Best of Brass

Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's own Brass Band knock-out competition from The Assembly Rooms, Derby
Programme 6, Second Semi-final The Sun Life Band
West of England Champions conducted by BARRY pope play against The Jones and Crossland Band from Birmingham conducted by STEPHEN ROBERTS
Soloists STEVE MEAD , playing the euphonium for Sun Life, and ANDY CULSHAW , playing the comet for Jones and Crossland, compete for the Viewers' Sovereign Award. Special guest supporters
Graham Purches , Kay Alexander
Judges Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe and Bernard Keeffe
Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer KEN griffin


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Barry Pope
Conducted By: Stephen Roberts
Soloists: Steve Mead
Soloists: Andy Culshaw
Unknown: Graham Purches
Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Judges Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: John Allinson
Unknown: Neil Murray
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Top Gear 83

Three out of every 100 new cars sold in Britain today have been made in an Iron Curtain country or South Korea.
Poiand William Woollard travels to Poland for tonight's programme ana a special report on the way in which the Poles, along with their Eastern
Bloc partners, are carving out a significant foothold for themselves in our marketplace.
Meanwhile, back at home,
Sue Baker has been conducting her own series of road tests on the cars the Communist countries and the Koreans have to offer. They may be cheap - but are they really good value for money?
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Poiand William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Producer: Philip Franklin
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Film of the Week:The Passenger

starring . ,.
Jack Nicholson , Maria Schneider
Stranded in a remote desert outpost in Chad, television reporter
David Locke returns to his hotel and finds a fellow guest has died of a heart attack. Impulsively he changes identity with the man, leaving for London then Munich to follow 'Robertson's' itinerary. He discovers that the seemingly conventional businessman is, in fact, a gun-runner and that he is now expected to deliver the goods in exchange for substantial payment ... The complications of his new identity become more dangerous. Locke/Robertson moves slowly towards an inevitable fate in this mesmerising film.
Produced by CARLO PONTI
Directed by MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI (First showing on British television) Films: page 20


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Maria Schneider
Reporter: David Locke
Unknown: Mark Peploe
Unknown: Peter Wollen
Unknown: Michelangelo Antonioni
Produced By: Carlo Ponti
Directed By: Michelangelo Antonioni
David Locke: Jack Nicholson
Girl: Maria Schneider
Rachel Locke: Jenny Runacre
Martin Knight: Ian Hendry
Stephen: Stephen Berkoff
Achebe: Ambrose Bia
Hotel keeper: Jose Maria Cafarel
Witch doctor: James Campbell
German stranger: Manfred Spies
Murderer: Jean Baptiste Tiemele
Police Inspector: Angel Del Pozo
Robertson: Claude Mulvehill

: Newsnight

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