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: Daytime on Two

8.55 am Orchestra. Six programmes tracing the evolution of the modern symphony orchestra. 1: Prelude
9.26 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
6: Bear the Percentage. Bert buys bears but the percentage bites Bert. with ROY KINNEAR , SARAH JAMES , NICK
ORCHARD, LEO WRINGER, RITA DAVIES and CYRIL CROSS.
Director DEREK LONGHURST
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
9.48 Mathscore One. 6: A Cover Up To measure an amount of surface,
ELAINE DONNELLY and ROGER SLOMAN investigate tessellations.
10.10 Look and Read. The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER 1: The Meteorite
10.35 Japan: The Crowded Islands The City: The facade of Tokyo and life inside the house of a Tokyo 'cockney' family.
11.0 Watch. The Body: 1
11.17 Walrus. What's it Gonna Be? The Sack by GERRY HUXHAM , with DAVID SCAFFARDI , CHRISTINE COLLINS , DAVE CARTER , MARC NOHR, RICHARD BELL , IAN THOMPSON , TONY LONDON, REG PRITCHARD , MELISSA WILSON , KAREN FRAWLEY and AUDI CUMMINGS Producer MORTON SURGUY
11.40 New series English 11-13
1: Alone. What is autobiography? Can anybody write one? The warden of a lonely bird sanctuary talks about recording his day in a diary. Pupils discuss this and attempt writing in the first person singular.
Series producer JUDITH MILES
12.3 pm Bellamy's New World
A series of eight films exploring America and its botanical history. 1: A Little Inconvenience
Presenter DR DAVID BELLAMY 'Subtitles on Ceefax page 270 '
12.35 Inside Japan. A series of ten films on contemporary Japan.
1: The Chrysanthemum People
1.5 Maths Help. A series for adults studying maths to O-level. Volumes 1
1.19 Science Topics. Light, Electrons and the Atom. How is light given out? Luminescence in animals and industry and the development of lasers all provide some answers. Producer MARY FOURT
Series producer PETER BRATT
1.40 Let's See. Weather
1: Snow and Ice: can be seen as both friend and foe.
Producer PETER WHITEFORD
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs exchange presents with INDIRA JOSHI and are introduced to the numbers two and four. Book: Happy Birthday Sam Director ROSEMARY SHEPHERD
2.15 British Social History The Cholera's Coming
1831: The desperate measures taken in the north of England.

Contributors

Unknown: John Tully
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sarah James
Unknown: Rita Davies
Director: Derek Longhurst
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Gerry Huxham
Unknown: David Scaffardi
Unknown: Christine Collins
Unknown: Dave Carter
Unknown: Richard Bell
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: Reg Pritchard
Unknown: Melissa Wilson
Unknown: Karen Frawley
Presenter: Dr David Bellamy
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Peter Whiteford
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Sam Director Rosemary

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Discovery of Animal Behaviour

A natural history in six parts celebrating animals in action. 2: In Praise of God
Did swallows and martins sleep in bushes all winter? Were meat-eating wolves more intelligent than the red deer they hunted? What instinct led ducklings to water even when hatched by a hen? Could birdsong be played on a harpsichord? The first steps towards answering such puzzles came from naturalists whose view of the world was inspired by the Bible.
John Ray , a 17th-century parson, sought to describe and catalogue the 'treasures of the creation' from fen-land marsh to the clamorous seabird colonies of the Fame Islands. The Rev Gilbert White celebrated his God by discovering new animals and habits within the parish of Selbome. And the eccentric 'squire' Waterton explored the jungles of South America and enquired whether God had 'bungled' the design of the sloth!
Narrator Andrew Sachs
Music EDWARD WILLIAMS
Designer SALLY HULKE
Produced and directed by MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol
Book (same title) £12.95, from booksellers

Contributors

Unknown: John Ray
Unknown: Gilbert White
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Music: Edward Williams
Designer: Sally Hulke
Directed By: Mike Salisbury

: Cartoon Two

La Plage

: Tucker's Luck

by BARRY PURCHESE
2: Tucker prepares for a job interview while Alan dreams of rekindling an old romance.
Producer DAVID HARGREAVES
Director CHRIS MENAUL

Contributors

Producer: David Hargreaves
Director: Chris Menaul
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Allison: Gillian Freedman
Michelle: Elaine Lordan
Mr Humphries: Peter Childs
Passmore: Peter McNamara
Mandy: Sally Jane Jackson
Medusa: Kim Clifford
Job Centre receptionist: Davyd Harries
Arguing girl: Sally Watkins

: Pop Carnival

with Big Country and Nick Heyward Last summer over 15,000 people packed Sefton Park, Liverpool, for two open air concerts featuring Big Country and Nick Heyward , two of 1983's most successful bands.
Janice Long introduces highlights from those performances.
Director DAVID CROFT
Producer JOHN BURROWES

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Heyward
Unknown: Nick Heyward
Introduces: Janice Long
Director: David Croft
Producer: John Burrowes

: Judo Champ

by GEOFFREY CASE
Plays from the series Scene
John Stewart is Scottish Junior Judo Champ. He has come to London to live. His new club and his new school want him to win competitions for them. His Dad wants him to bring glory to Scotland. The school bully badly needs teaching a lesson. But John no longer seems to enjoy tough competitive judo where the aim is to beat someone else. He wants something else - a different style, a deeper satisfaction. But few understand.
Producer ROGER TONGE

Contributors

Unknown: John Stewart
Producer: Roger Tonge
Mick: Andrew Ashby
Mr Stewart: Joseph Brady
Mr Hall: John Castle
Instructor: James Curran
Mr Jackson: Michael Maynard
John: James Morrison
Phil: Leroi Samuels
Jill: Michele Winstanley

: Bookmark

final recognition of Golding's international standing. Now his latest book The Paper Men is published, the first novel since his award-winning Rites of Passage. Bookmark visits the laureate at his home in Wiltshire. Roche versus Adams
In 1973 STANLEY ADAMS blew the whistle on illicit trading practices by the Swiss multinational Hoffmann-La Roche. His life was subsequently ruined after being jailed in Basle. Adams has written his own story. The Same Day
What was being written 50 years ago-on 17 January 1934. Waugh was in Morocco, Isherwood in Berlin, Hemingway was shooting game in Kenya. All writing on the same day....
Executive producer BERNARD CLARK

Contributors

Presented By: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Stanley Adams
Unknown: Hoffmann-La Roche.
Producer: Bernard Clark

: A Kick Up the Eighties

with Ron Bain, Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes, Roger Sloman, Tracey Ullman
Also featuring Kevin Turvey
Why do successive governments refuse to discuss the strange signals coming from Jupiter? Backache-are beansprouts the answer?
Marilyn Monroe -alive and well and working in Woolworth's?
A Kick Up the Eighties completely ignores these questions and instead pokes its nose into other things.
Filmed entirely on location in a nudist camp.
Music DAVID MCNIVEN
Script editor LAURIE ROWLEY Designer VIRGINIA QUINN Director BRIAN JOBSON Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Editor: Laurie Rowley
Director: Brian Jobson
Producer: Coun Gilbert

: The Darkness of God

Presented by Jim Garrison
On 6 August 1945 the first atomic bomb was exploded over Hiroshima. Since then the threat of nuclear destruction has hung over humanity like a sword of judgment. The shadow of the bomb falls on the innocent, the guilty, the powerless and those who try to intervene.
How do we resist the numbing evasions of cynicism, despair and apathy? In this programme JIM GARRISON , a Christian theologian from America, revisits the places already devastated by the bomb and finds among the tragic memories that faith and love endure.
Producer ANGELA tilby

Contributors

Presented By: Jim Garrison
Unknown: Jim Garrison

: The Fureys and Davey Arthur

Ireland's musical brothers in concert. Leaping reels, moving ballads, their big hit 'Sweet sixteen', and not an amplifier in earshot.
Producer MICHAEL BEGG

Contributors

Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow , Donald MacCormick and Joan Bakewell present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
Producers PETER BELL , TONY HALL
DAVE STANFORD. JOHN MORRELL
Directors MIKE CATHERWOOD , JOHN WILKINSON Assignment editor NICK GUTHRIE Deputy editor PAUL NORRIS Editor DAVID DICKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producers: Peter Bell
Producers: Tony Hall
Unknown: Dave Stanford.
Unknown: John Morrell
Directors: Mike Catherwood
Directors: John Wilkinson
Editor: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson








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