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: Daytime on Two

9.30 Science Topics
Newton and the Space Shuttle
9.52 Look and Read Badger Girl
8: Finding the Ponies
10.15 Mathscore One Get the Point
3,700, 370, 37... then what?
Laurel and Hardy, and others, get to grips with tenths.
10.38 Everyday Science Keeping Warm
In computer-controlled houses, getting up, having a bath and watching television all happen to order. How does this help to save energy and money? Producer MICHAEL COYLE
Where and why did towns develop? What was it like to live in one? How were craft guilds organised? What was the role of the town council? with AMANDA BELLAMY
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
Textiles and After
The story of how one single industry came to dominate the Lancashire town of Blackburn, and of what's happening today.
11.44 Going to Work Job Sharing
12.5 The Computer Programme An introduction to the use of computers, with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC BASIC. 8: The Thinking Machine
Artificial intelligence
12.30 Computers in Control An introduction to the principles behind the use of microcomputers in monitoring and controlling the physical world.
3: Making Things Move
IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS looks at a range of robots.
Notes to accompany the series are available from BSS,[address removed]. Please enclose a large sae and cheque or postal order for £l.30 made out to Broadcasting Support Services.
12.55 Whatever Happened to Britain?
An analysis of Britain's performance as an economic force since the industrial revolution.
8: A Good Servant, But a Bad Master
1.20 Let's Go
Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by BRIAN RIX. 8: Let's be Nice to Animals
1.38 Around Scotland Not So Long Ago
1: New Lamps for Old
2.0 Scene
Not to be Sniffed at
'It destroys your brain
'It's no worse than drink....' 'It's a phase you go through....'Solvent abuse - why people do it, the abuse - why people do it, the effect it has on them, and what should be done about it. Producer PETER EVANS
©HELPLINES: page 93
2.30 English File
Androcles and the Lion: 2 by BERNARD SHAW
With BILLY CONNOLLY as Androcles


Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: Amanda Bellamy
Unknown: Billy Fellows
Unknown: Jacki Harding
Unknown: Ben Howard
Unknown: Dramatisation Keith Goodall
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Presented By: Brian Rix.
Producer: Peter Evans
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Anna Calder Marshall
Unknown: Lavinia Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Ferrovius Peter Copley
Unknown: Rupert Frazer
Unknown: Stephen Rashbrook
Unknown: Barry Jackson.
Unknown: Leo Dolan
Unknown: Roy Jones.
Unknown: John Tordoff
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Thomas Yardley
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Shades of Autumn

from Hidcote, Gloucestershire Designed by n American, Major Lawrence Johnston , and preserved by the National Trust, the gardens of Hidcote Manor are often described as being a shrine to what is the best of English gardening. Graham Rose of the Sunday Times and Roy Lancaster explore its many treasures.
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Major Lawrence Johnston
Unknown: Graham Rose
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Racing from Ascot

3.40 The Lion Gate
Handicap Hurdle Race (3m)

: The Capture

Lew Ayres
Teresa Wright
When Vanner , the manager of a Mexican oil refinery, unintentionally kills a man believed to have stolen money from his company, he is plagued by guilt. He resigns and takes up a job at the ranch of his victim's widow. In this unusual thriller events develop in strange ways when Vanner discovers that the real thief is still at large....
Written and produced by NIVEN BUSCH
Directed by JOHN STURGES
FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Teresa Wright
Unknown: When Vanner
Produced By: Niven Busch
Directed By: John Sturges
Vanner: Lew Ayres
Ellen: Teresa Wright
Fr Gomez: Victor Jory
Luanda: Jacqueline White
Mike: Jimmy Hunt
Mahoney: Barry Keeley
Carlos: Duncan Renaldo
Teylin: Edwin Rand

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: The Four Great Seasons

Written and presented by David Bellamy
4: The Great Autumn
Three of the four seasons have come and gone, with the destruction and re-creation of the Great
Winter, the beauty of the Great Spring and the wealth of the Great Summer.
Now, in the Great Autumn, the dales are changing again and for many it is an autumn of concern.


Presented By: David Bellamy
Produced By: Harry Green
Produced By: Mike Weatherley

: The Invaders

How does a nightmare begin? For David Vincent it began at four in the morning looking for a short-cut he never found.
What he found instead were creatures from another world....
Quantity Unknown starring Roy Thinnes as David Vincent
A weightless indestructible cylinder is all that remains of a mysterious plane crash. No survivors, and no bodies are recovered. To David this means only one thing....
Written by DON BRINKLEY Directed by SUTTON ROLEY


Unknown: David Vincent
Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent
Written By: Don Brinkley
Directed By: Sutton Roley
Harry Swain: James Whitmore
A J Richards: Milton Selzer
Col Griffith: William Talman
Diane Oberly: Susan Strasberg

: Choir of the Year 1984

Throughout the winter, in music ranging from
Renaissance polyphony to contemporary barbershop, 24 of the best amateur choirs in Britain will be battling it out for the title, Choir of the the Year 1984.
In the first of the quarter-finals, tenor Robert Tear introduces the music of six choirs from the south of England and chats to some of the singers backstage. Designer ALAN WRIGHT
Sound supervisor PAUL CUNLIFFE Lighting JOHN BLACK
Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland.
Choir of the Year Competition in association with Sainsbury's t FEATURE: page 18


Tenor: Robert Tear
Designer: Alan Wright
Unknown: Paul Cunliffe

: Three in the Wild

The second of six films depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures. Shak the Red Fox, part 2 by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Shak, the eldest and strongest of a family of foxes born on the Somerset Levels, is the only survivor after the vixen brings a poisoned chicken to the earth. Alone and untrained he ventures into a world full of dangers and surprises. Film editor PHIL WILKINSON Photography SIMON KING Produced by JOHN KING


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: John King
Editor: Phil Wilkinson
Produced By: John King

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Frank Muir
Lynsey de Paul Huw Wheldon and Arthur Marshall Sheila Steafel Ian McKellen
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN
Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Lynsey de Paul
Unknown: Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Italians

A portrait of Italy today seen through the lives of ten different Italians. 5: The Venetian Dance Master
Ferruccio Berolo is a passionate enthusiast. About Venice, where he lives.
About Venetian food and wine. And about classical dance, which he once performed and now teaches. This is the most important week of Ferruccio's year. He is frantically preparing the 95 children of his ballet school for their end-of-year show. Tempers fray as rehearsals go wrong. Doting but demanding parents, grandmothers and aunts fill the grand 18th-century theatre, and Ferruccio's future success depends on how they receive the performance.
But in spite of the stresses of teaching, Ferruccio is a man who enjoys himself. Choosing seafood at the Rialto, cooking surprising dishes for his friends, or drinking sparkling wine in one of Venice's many bars, Ferruccio is in his element. Narrated by Michael Pennington Written by DAVID WILLEY
Film cameraman NIGEL MEAKIN Film sound RICHARD BOULTER Film editor ALAN LYGO


Unknown: Ferruccio Berolo
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Written By: David Willey
Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Producer: Jeremy Bennett
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: M*A*S*H

Friends and Enemies
One of Potter's World War I buddies, now desk-bound, makes an unexpected appearance at the 4077th. Hawkeye figures he's to blame for a batch of casualties - but try telling that to the Colonel.
Elsewhere on the front
Charles and B.J. argue the relative merits of Gustav Mahler.
Directed by JAME FARR


Directed By: Jame Farr
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Arena

Francis Bacon
To mark his 75th birthday, Arena presents this exclusive film portrait of the great British painter,
Francis Bacon. Despite his world-wide fame, Bacon remains one of the most contentious painters working today, and he still paints the human figure with the same conviction and intensity that startled the art world at his first exhibition nearly 40 years ago. Tonight, amid the spectacular disorder of his Chelsea studio, Bacon talks on film with great candour, to his friend of many years, the distinguished writer and critic David Sylvester. Film cameraman MEAD HUNT Film editor PETER GEISMAR Producer ALAN YENTOB
• FEATURE: page 27


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Francis Bacon.
Unknown: David Sylvester.
Editor: Peter Geismar
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Michael Blackwood

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Ian Smith and Paul Barry present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Paul Barry

: The Defiant Ones

Tony Curtis
Sidney Poitier
Chained together by a warder, John Jackson - an intolerant white - and Noah Cullen - a sensitive black, find themselves on the run when the truck carrying them to prison is involved in an accident. This powerful and exciting drama follows the adventures of the two men who begin by hating each other and develop a mutual trust and affection in their desperate attempt to escape their pursuers. This is one of the most vivid allegories in cinema history, using its fierce images to cover a passionate plea for humanity and tolerance within the framework of an exciting action movie.
Screenplay by NATHAN E. DOUGLAS Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER
• FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: John Jackson
Unknown: Noah Cullen
Unknown: Nathan E. Douglas
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
John 'Joker' Jackson: Tony Curtis
Noah Cullen: Sidney Poitier
Max Muller: Theodore Bikel
Frank Gibbons: Charles McGraw
Big Sam: Lon Chaney
Editor: Lawrence Dobkin
Woman: Cara Williams

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