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: Daytime on Two

9.10 A Good Job With Prospects Running Your Own Business
A young man in a competitive market proves how a good idea, and hard work, can lead to success.
9.38 Going to Work
Moving On? How easy is it for an unemployed young person to find work away from home?
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs are back in the market with GARY WILMOT. There are new words, 'Open' 'Closed', to learn and just like Humpty Dumpty, Dibs' Teddy can't be mended.
10.15 Music Time
11: Rhythm and the Beat
Chanting a magic spell against the regular rhythm. Playing rhythm patterns from the spell, and using them to compose a piece of music. Presenters JONATHAN COHEN , HELEN SPEIRS Director DAVID SCOTT COWAN Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT
10.38 Twentieth-Century History Why Appeasement?
Europe 1938-1939. From appeasement - to war.
11.0 Zig Zag: Into Space
Starship Zig Zag blasts off into space. PAUL COlA and SHEELAGH GILBEY set off to explore the far reaches of the universe, but first they turn their attention to the early days of space travel. Producer DAVID meldrum
11.23 Talkabout
Look What I've got!
11.42 General Studies: The EEC 1: A Common Market?
STEPHEN MILLIGAN looks at the ideals of the European Economic Community - and the reality.
12.10 pm
Hold Down a Chord
A beginner's course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE.
12.25 Plants in Action
Nine programmes on the science behind gardening, presented by ALAN HIBBERT.
1: How Does Your Garden Grow? Cultivating.
12.50-1.15 '
The Unemployment Industry
Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment. Less stick - not much carrot! How one community school prepares pupils for the world outside.
1.20 Encounter France
1: Land and Sea - Fecamp
On 14 July Fecamp celebrates - but what's life like for the police, firemen and fishermen on other days?
1.38 Politics in Action
1: Election 83. Last year's General Election in the Edinburgh East constituency.
2.1 Words and Pictures Sing a Song
The king offers a prize for the best music. Fiddlers fiddle, pipers pipe, drummers drum and singers sing, but it is the nightingale who wins the prize.
2.18 The History Trail
1: The Great Wen. As London grows, it changes the face of 18th-century England-and people's lives.
2.40 The Music Arcade 1: Composing Film Music
How the mood of its music can change the atmosphere of a film.


Unknown: Gary Wilmot.
Producer: Richard Callanan
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Director: David Scott Cowan
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Producer: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Unknown: Stephen Milligan
Unknown: John Pearse.
Presented By: Alan Hibbert.
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Charlie Chan Mystery

Sidney Toler in Charlie Chan in Reno also starring
Ricardo Cortez Phyllis Brooks
When an old friend's wife, on the eve of their divorce, is accused of stabbing her rival to death, Chan flies by China Clipper to solve the case. But the scene of the crime, a hotel catering for divorcees, is full of suspects.
Screenplay by FRANCES HYLAND. ALBERT RAY and ROBERT E. KENT based on a novel by PHILIP WYLIE and the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by JOHN STONE
Films: page 19


Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Charlie Chan
Unknown: Ricardo Cortez
Unknown: Phyllis Brooks
Unknown: Frances Hyland.
Unknown: Albert Ray
Novel By: Philip Wylie
Unknown: Earl Derr Biggers
Produced By: John Stone
Directed By: Norman Foster
Charlie Chan: Sidney Toler
Dr Ainsley: Ricardo Cortez
Vivian Wells: Phyllis Brooks
Sheriff Fletcher: Slim Summerville
Curtis Whitman: Kane Richmond
James Chan: Sen Yung
Mary Whitman: Paullne Moore

: Cartoon Two

Home on the Rails

: The Fight for the Settle-Carlisle

The highest and most spectacular mainline in England is under threat of closure. British Rail say they can't afford to run it or repair its massive Victorian viaducts. Now the opposition are marshalling their forces for a long and bitter campaign. Film editor EDWARD CROOT Producer KEN COOPER


Editor: Edward Croot
Producer: Ken Cooper

: A Question of Education

Five films offering a personal view of issues in secondary schooling.
2: Community Education - the Next Step?
Professor Harry Ree argues and defends the view that tomorrow's world demands a huge extension in education beyond the classroom and beyond the school. The model for this already exists in those areas where the idea of community education has been taken up. The rapid expansion of community education is 'the next great reform we need before we enter the 21st century'.
Introduced by Tessa Blackstone
Produced by ROGER OWEN


Unknown: Professor Harry Ree
Introduced By: Tessa Blackstone
Produced By: Roger Owen

: Bucks Fizz

In the first television show of their own, recorded before an invited audience at Blazers, Windsor, Jay, Bobby, Cheryl and Mike entertain with a selection of their most popular songs, ranging from 'My camera never lies', to 'Run for your life', and are joined by their special guests, Paris.


Unknown: Rick Gardner

: The Best of Bob Monkhouse The second of two special programmes

Bob Monkhouse introduces comedy highlights from his recent series.
This week he throws the spotlight on the diverse talents of his British guests including: Ronnie Barker Tommy Cooper , Roy Jay
Danny La Rue , Bernard Manning Spike Milligan , Norman Wisdom featuring THE HARRY STONEHAM BAND
Production associate NEIL SHAND Script associates
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Introduces: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: Roy Jay
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Dennis Berson.
Produced By: John Fisher

: Horizon: Microworld!

Twenty Bibles on the head of a pin? That's not a big problem for the British scientists and engineers who are inventing the next generation of microchips we shall be using in a few years.

"Horizon"'s cameras have been looking into the future with pioneers of the new microtechnology, into a new world of the ultrasmall where electrons travel in convoy like London buses, but at close to the speed of light, where thousands of transistors can comfortably fit on the thickness of a human hair, where crystals grow atom by atom in the purest vacuum and where electronic devices made of living material are a dream on the edge of turning into reality.

It's a world that engineers can make, but which scientists have only just started to map, a step into the unknown that will shape Britain's future - if we still want one.


Narrator: Martin Jarvis
Film Cameraman: Ian Hilton
Film Editor: Jim Latham
"Horizon" Editor: Graham Massey
Written and Produced by: Dick Gilling

: Stephane Grappelli

plays Rhythm on 2 with Diz Disley
Martin Taylor , Jack Sewing with special guest
Julian Lloyd Webber
Part of a concert recorded at
The Usher Hall, Edinburgh.


Unknown: Diz Disley
Unknown: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Jack Sewing
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Newsnight

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