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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, and introduces Sir John Falstaff whom he regards as Shakespeare's 'greatest comic creation'.

9.26 Maths Counts: 3: Orders is Orders
by John Tully.

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
James and Louise find out more about the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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.

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.

1.19 Science Topics: Catalysts
A look at the chemical industry and California's clean air programme shows how important catalysts are.

1.40 Let's See: Messages: 2: It Has To Get There
What happens to letters from the moment of posting to their final arrival at their destination?
Tricia Scott follows the journey of one of her letters.

2.0 You and Me: Dressing Up
Pik-Sen Lim and the Chen family celebrate a festival and tell a traditional Chinese story in English.

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


Presenter (Shakespeare in Perspective): George Melly
Writer (Maths Counts): John Tully
Producer (Maths Counts): David Roseveare
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Watch!): David Taft
Writer (Walrus): Cathy Pellicer
Presenter (Geography: 11-13): Bernard Clark
Producer (Geography: 11-13): Len Brown
Presenter (Let's See): Tricia Scott
Presenter (You and Me): Pik-Sen Lim
Producer (You and Me): Judith Miles
Writer (British Social History): David Cook
[Actress]: Victoria Fairbrother
[Actor]: Oliver Cotton

: International Snooker

The State Express
World Team Classic
The Hexagon, Reading
Northern Ireland v Scotland
Last year Scotland caused a major surprise in the snooker world when they defeated Northern Ireland 4-1. EDDIE SINCLAIR and IAN BLACK are back again, together with new Scottish champion MURDO mcleod , hoping to prove the win was no fluke.
ALEX HIGGINS , DENNIS TAYLOR and TOMMY MURPHY will need no urging to gain revenge for a defeat that cost them a place in the semi-finals last year.


Unknown: Eddie Sinclair
Unknown: Ian Black
Unknown: Murdo McLeod
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Tommy Murphy

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Harold Lloyd

A d'owh'and-SUt Harold is living From Hand to Mouth until he meets and rescues little Miss Rich Girl; thert, as the work-shy voting- ; est son in The Kid Broker," he
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: Grange Hill: Part 4

by Jane Hollowood
A series of 18 programmes.
Duane and Stewpot's friendship is now very strained and Gripper continues his bullying, but his enemies are gathering forces...
This week's cast:


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Series devised by: Phil Redmond
Director: Edward Pugh
Director: Alistair Clarke
Mrs Singh: Sheila Chitnis
Mr Singh: Ahmed Khalil
Dalip Singh: Commer Akhtar
Mr Hopwood: Brian Capron
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Dinner lady: Peggy Ann Jones
Duane Orpington: Mark Baxter
Claire: Scott Paula-Ann Bland
Antia Unsworth: Joanne Boakes
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Denny Rees: Julian Griffiths
Precious Matthews: Dulice Liecier
Woody Woods: Tony MacPherson
Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Gripper Stebson: Mark Savage
Randir Singh: Kaka Singh
Georgie Smith: Sam Smart
Suzanne Ross: Susan Tully
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Keating : Robert Hartley
Scruffy McGuffy: Fraser Cains
Miss Hunt: June Page
Arthur Knowles: Freddie Brooks
Christine Everson: Lisa East
Jonathan Davies: Leigh Gotch
Errol Smith: Paul McKenzie

: Snooker

Northern Ireland v Scotland david VINE introduces highlights of this afternoon's session from
The Hexagon, Reading

: The Great Egg Race

The last in the series, introduced this year by Heinz Wolff The Bqngejinder
The Egg Race reaches unknown heights when it returns to Battersea Power Station on the edge of the Thames. Looking much like an upturned table, the station brandishes four chimneys, but how tall are these^the *Ameasure up Seeing how the teams measure up is guest judge Professor Ian Fells
Asslstant^producer MAX whitby Produce/ CHARLES HUFF


Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Ian Fells

: Best of Brass

Oera^ Harrison Introduces the this series of BBC2's own
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Judges Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe and Bernard Kecfte ' .
The presentation of the Viewers' Sovereign Award for the Best Soloist of the series, and Barry Mortimer presents the prize to the band which becomes Best of Brass.
Designer Michael YOUNG " Producer ken GRIFFIN


Unknown: Harry Gration
Unknown: Graham Purches
Unknown: Bernard Kecfte
Unknown: Barry Mortimer

: Top Gear 83

The last in this series
Safety, energy conservation and environmental pressures have led the Swedes into introducing probably more motoring legislation than any other country in the world. William Woollard visits Volvo and Saab to see some of the exciting new research and development in these areas and finds out what it's like to be a law-abiding driver in Sweden.
Executive producer DENNIS IDAUS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Philip Franklin

: International Snooker

— The State Express
World Team Classic
. from
The Hexagon, Reading
Northern Ireland v Scotland
On paper, ALEX HIGGINS , DENNIS TAYLOR and TOMMY MURPHY are very strong favourites to win this match and qualify for the semi-finals. However, last year Scotland demolished the same team 4-1 and EDDIE SINCLAIR , IAN BLACK and MURDO MCLEOD will be hoping to upset the odds again.


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Tommy Murphy
Unknown: Eddie Sinclair
Unknown: Murdo McLeod

: Newseries Aristocrats

with Robert Lacey. Six films on the noble families of Europe.
France: The Marquis de Ganay
Surrounded by cascades, fountains and lakes of natural spring water, the Chateau of Courances is one of the most beautiful in France. It's been the home of the DE GANAY family for a hundred years. Jean Louis , the present Marquis, fought in the French resistance, returned home from Indo-China as a war hero, and married the girl from the chateau next door, Philippine de NoaiUes.
But now President Mitterrand's wealth tax has forced the Ganays to open their home to the public. ROBERT LACEY finds the family in the last hectic days before the grand opening, tying down the candlesticks and roping off the dining-room. What price aristocracy the 1980s?
Film editor CHARLES DAVIU Series producer John bird Producer Burn jackson


Unknown: Robert Lacey.
Unknown: Jean Louis
Unknown: Robert Lacey

: International Snooker

Northern Ireland v Scotland

: Newsnight

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