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: Daytime on Two

9.30 SCIENCE TOPICS: Biotechnology

9.52 LOOK AND READ: Badger Girl: 9: Panic on the Lake

10.15 MATHSCORE TWO: 5: Picture Story
Column graphs tell a story, but what happens if a column is missing?

10.38 EXPLORING SCIENCE: Here is the Forecast
Forecasting involves looking for patterns in the ever-changing atmospheric conditions.
Producer Peter Bratt

11.0 JUNIOR CRAFT, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: Up and Down the Hill: The Lie of the Land
The design of vehicles and the surfaces they run on are seen together with bridges and tunnels used to smooth out the landscape.

11.22 JAPAN: THE CROWDED ISLANDS: Too Far, Too Fast?
Does anyone ever shout 'enough is enough'? Can you be too devoted to economic growth?

11.44 GOING TO WORK: Keeping Your Hands Clean

12.5 pm THE COMPUTER PROGRAMME: 9: In Control: Control Applications
An introduction to the use of computers with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC BASIC.

12.30 COMPUTERS IN CONTROL: 4: Getting it Together
Ian McNaught-Davis looks at the thinking behind a range of more complex computer-controlled devices.

12.55 Pages from Ceefax

1.20 LET'S GO: 9: Let's be Safe at Home
Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by Brian Rix
This episode looks at safety in the kitchen, medicine, and household objects.

1.38 AROUND SCOTLAND: Not So Long Ago: 2: Digging In

2.0 SCENE: Just Deserts by Chris Ellis
Who is worst off: Joanne's mother, whose boss can't keep his hands off - or elderly teacher Mr James who is being pushed out of his job - or young Joanne who can't get a job at all? When they get together Mr James's farewell dinner doesn't exactly run to plan.
With Marion Bailey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Marcus D'Amico, Geoffrey Leesley, Elaine Lordan, Michael Roberts
Producer Roger Tonge

Arthur Miller and "The Crucible": A dramatised documentary based on the appearance of playwright Arthur Miller before the Un-American Activities Committee in 1956, and revealing some of the parallels between his own trial and the theme of his play "The Crucible" with T. P. McKenna and Lyndon Brook
Producer Andrée Molyneux


Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Presented By: Brian Rix
Unknown: Chris Ellis
Unknown: Marion Bailey
Unknown: Geoffrey Bayldon
Unknown: Marcus D'Amico
Unknown: Geoffrey Leesley
Unknown: Elaine Lordan
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Lyndon Brook
Producer: Andree Molyneux

: Anatomy of a Volcano

On 18 May 1980 a young geologist radioed a warning. Moments later he was killed by an explosion more terrible than any seen in north west America. The volcanic blast of Mount St
Helens, that took his and 62 other lives, was 500 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb.
Throughout the summer Horizon followed the geologists as they landed their helicopters in the mouth of the crater, measuring scalding pumice and toxic gas. St Helens had caught them by surprise, but now they are collecting new evidence from a mountain that could go on erupting for 20 years. Narrator Ray Moore Spectacular footage
Constantly fascinating
Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Written and produced by STUART HARRIS
A Horizon production


Narrator: Ray Moore
Produced By: Stuart Harris

: The Man in Half Moon Street

Nils Asther
Helen Walker
'Did he commit wholesale murder to keep their love forever young?' asked the cinema posters. A mysterious series of murders which have occurred throughout Europe for the past 100 years have baffled criminologists the world over. The evidence points to the fact that the killings were all committed by the same man.
Based on a play by BARRE LYNDON Directed by RALPH MURRAY
9 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Nils Asther
Unknown: Helen Walker
Unknown: Charles Kenyon
Unknown: Garrett Fort
Play By: Barre Lyndon
Directed By: Ralph Murray
Julian Karell: Nils Asther
Eve Brandon: Helen Walker
Dr Kurt van Bruecken: Reinhold Schunzel
Dr Henry Latimer: Paul Cavanagh
Sir Humphrey Brandon: Edmond Breon
Allen Guthrie: Morton Lowry
Insp: Garth Matthewboulton
Simpson: Brandon Hurst

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Fred

An Epic Journey Begun The annual test of the stamina of Fred Dibnah and his family as their steam engine and trailer leave the mills behind and roll away to shatter the tranquillity of rural Cheshire.
Narrator Deryck Guyler Photography ARTHUR SMITH Written and produced by DON HAWORTH
BBC Manchester


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Photography Arthur Smith
Produced By: Don Haworth

: The Invaders

The Innocent starring
David Vincent is on the track of concrete proof of an alien invasion. Suddenly he is abducted, taken aboard a flying saucer, and given a taste of Utopia that could be mankind's future....
Written by JOHN w. BLOCH Directed by SUTTON ROLEY


Unknown: David Vincent
Written By: John W. Bloch
Directed By: Sutton Roley
David Vincent: Roy Thinnes
Magnus: Michael Rennie
Nat Greely: William Smithers
Sgt Ruddell: Robert Doyle
Edna Greely: Patricia Smith
Billy Stears: Paul Carr
Helen: Katherine Justice

: Choir of the Year 1984

Six more amateur choirs - from Scotland and the north of England - join in the singing battle, competing for the title Choir of the Year 1984.
Ex-King's Singer Brian Kay , introduces the second of the quarter-finals from Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh.
Sound supervisor RON ALLAN Lighting JOHN BLACK
(Choir of the Year Competition in association with Sainsbury's)


Singer: Brian Kay
Designer: Alan Wright
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Lighting John Black
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Three in the Wild

The third of six films depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures.
Mordicus the Buzzard, part 1 by JOSEPHINE POOLE and SIMON KING
Mordicus is the youngest of three buzzard chicks - the smallest and weakest. It is nature's way that he is unlikely to survive. In the nest, high in an Exmoor beech wood, life will begin precariously.
Film editor ROD THOMAS Photography SIMON KING Produced by JOHN KING


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: Simon King
Produced By: John King

: Call My Bluff

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


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Lynsey de Paul
Unknown: Huw Wheldon
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.
6: The Sicilian Fisherman
Ciccio Longo is now nearly 80 and has been fishing the Straits of Messina all his life. Here they kill swordfish and tuna with the harpoon. Ciccio's nickname is Piscibonu - the 'good fisherman'.
Piscibonu was once champion harpoonist, like his father and grandfather before him, and he is still out fishing most days from dawn until dusk. One day after an exciting chase they land three big tuna fish, the next day nothing.
His great love is the sea - 'It's like a woman. I want to embrace it' - but each year he catches fewer fish. The factory ships have begun to destroy Piscibonu's way of life. He accepts it with good humour - perhaps because he knows there is little he can do about it.
Narrated by Michael Pennington written by DAVID WILLEY
Assistant producer VIRGINIA BELL
Film cameraman GODFREY JOHNSON Film sound RICHARD BOULTER Film editor ALAN LYGO


Unknown: Ciccio Longo
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Written By: David Willey
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Unknown: Richard Boulter
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: M*A*S*H

UN the Night and the Music When a UN delegation visits the 4077th Charles gets a taste of his own medicine. Directed by HARRY MORGAN


Directed By: Harry Morgan
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
David: Ogden Stiers
: As Charles

: Arena

We Don't Like Your House
This week: a portrait of one of the most individual architectural talents America has produced. Bruce Goff discovered his vocation as a child in Tulsa, Oklahoma, drawing cathedrals and palaces on scraps of paper, and the innocence of those early visionary sketches is evident in all his later work-from the cathedral in Tulsa he designed at the age of 22 to his extraordinary domestic monuments built for the American householder. A friend and disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright , Goff continued to pioneer well into his 70s. Arena went with him to his native midwest to see some of his astonishingly varied and inventive commissions. Associate producer ANTHONY WALL Producer ALAN YENTOB


Produced: Bruce Goff
Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Charles Chabot

: Newsnight

: Midnight Movie: The Killing

Sterling Hayden Elisha Cook
Timothy Carey
Johnny Clay devises a daring plan to steal two million dollars from a heavily guarded racetrack. The gang he assembles to make 'the killing' includes the track cashier, a crooked cop, a bartender, a reformed alcoholic and a hired gun. Stanley Kubrick's brilliant thriller features one of the screen's most gripping and expertly executed robberies.
Screenplay by STANLEY KUBRICK based on the novel Clean Break by LIONEL WHITE
• IN THE PICTURE: page 31


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Elisha Cook
Unknown: Timothy Carey
Unknown: Johnny Clay
Play By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Lionel White
Produced By: James B. Harris
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Johnny: Sterling Hayden
Marvin Ungar: Jay C Flippen
Sherry Peatty: Marie Windsor
George Peatty: Elisha Cook
Fay: Coleen Gray
Val Cannon: Vince Edwards
Randy Kennan: Ted de Corsia
Mike O'Reilly: Joe Sawyer
Nikki: Timothy Carey

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