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: Daytime on Two

9.20 Let's Go - Series 1 Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by BRIAN RIX 2: Let's Go to the Post Office (R)
9.35 Encounter: France
Town and Country - Poitiers A postman leads us round the town; wine and cheese; village life in the country. (R)
9.52 Mathscore Two 1:Take it Away
Exactly how do you subtract 42 from 67? And what does one million of something look like? Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R)
10.15 Look and Read Dark Towers by ANDREW DA VIES
A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based on a ghost story in ten episodes.
2: The Man in the Picture Producer SUE WEEKS (R)
10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain
1: Inner City (1)
The first of two programmes about the fluctuating fortunes of Glasgow - from Victorian boom to the present. Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch
Fruit Harvest
Louise visits a farm to see fruit growing and harvesting. James goes to Covent Garden Market in London. In the dramatised story Crab Apples Dominic finds his way into a garden. Presented by LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR and JAMES EARL ADAIR (R)
(For full details see tomorrow 2.0pm)
11.17 Geography 11-14
What Ice Did to the Land
How the Ice Age left its mark.
11.39 Science Topics
Darwin and Evolution
Observations on living things are explained by evolution according to natural selection. Series producer PETER BRAIT (R)
12.0 Une annee chez les Francais
1: La reine du Beaujolais
New French-language versions of the Year of the French series for advanced-level students.
Harvest-time in Fleurie, one of the best wine-producing villages in Beaujolais, is seen through the eyes of 83-year-old MARGUERITE CHABERT.
Producer of French adaptation CAROUNE GODLEY (R)
12.30 Deutsch Direkt !
Twenty programmes for beginners in German 2: Programm Zwei
How to get petrol and something to eat at a motorway service station. Then on to Bremen and a visit to a children's puppet theatre to see Aladin und die Wunderlampe - in German, of course.
ProducerMADDALENA FAGANDINl (Complementary radio programme Sunday Radio 4 VHF at 5.30 pm, repeated next Saturday at 4. 30pm) Book £5. 95. three cassettes £3. 75 each, and Notes for Teachers, from booksellers or BBC Publications
12.55 Switch on to English (1) Key aspects of spoken and wntten English are taught using extracts from popular television series as reinforcement. Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN 2: Using Names (R)
1.20 Encounter Spain
People and Produce - Two Provinces
Life in Plasencia and Logrono: streets, markets, tobacco - and the wine of the Rioja. (R)
1.38 Let's See Where We Live
Living Around Here
Garry visits Kelso in the Borders and discovers the large number and variety of local services there that the townspeople both expect and need.
Presented by GARRY STEWART
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds INDIRA JOSHI helps Cosmo and Dibs make a magic potion. Introducing the number 3. Book: Dhanji's Spaceship (R)
2.15 Near and Far Meeting Points
We live among a network of streets with our town or city centre at its heart.
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R)
2.40 Exploring Science It's Only Water
Water is the most common and ordinary liquid on earth, yet it's the most extraordinary in its properties. (R)


Presented By: Brian Rix
Producer: David Roseveare
Producer: Len Brown
Presented By: Louise Hall-Taylor
Presented By: James Earl Adair
Producer: Peter Brait
Unknown: Marguerite Chabert.
Unknown: Caroune Godley
Unknown: Deutsch Direkt
Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Marion Allinson
Producer: Maddalena Fagandinl
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Presented By: Garry Stewart
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: Labour Party Conference 1985

Further coverage of the afternoon session

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Laramie

starring with The Confederate Express After many years the mysterious Matt Grundy returns home to his wife and child with a bank draft worth $15,000. Slim and Jess decide to act as Grundy's bodyguards until the draft is cashed, as three brothers seem intent on robbing him. Written by PAUL SAVAGE


Written By: Paul Savage
Directed By: Lesley Selander
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Matt Grundy: John Larch

: Open to Question

Mrs Victoria Gillick wants it to be illegal for doctors to prescribe contraceptives for young people under the age of 16 without their parents' consent. Her campaign has been upheld by an appeal court. Tonight, as she waits to learn if the House of Lords agrees, Mrs Gillick faces the questions of young people from all over Britain. Presented by John Nicolson
Research ALLAN LITTLE Director JUSTIN ADAMS Producers


Unknown: Mrs Victoria Gillick
Presented By: John Nicolson
Unknown: Allan Little
Director: Justin Adams
Unknown: David Martin
Unknown: Charles Nairn

: Whistle Test

First of 12 programmes
Andy Kershaw confronts a revitalised Billy Idol in New York; David Hepworth assesses the re-formed
Squeeze during their US tour; Richard Skinner meets
American chart-topper John Parr during a rare trip home to Doncaster; Mark Ellen talks to rock archivist
Michael Ochs about his remarkable collection of photographs; and WT cameras call on Midge Ure to hear his new band in rehearsal.
Also live music from the Long Ryders, Hindsight and the Video Vote
(call [number removed]). Producers


Unknown: Trevor Dann
Unknown: John Burrowes
Directors: Tom Corcoran.
Directors: David G. Croft
Editor: Michael Appleton

: Hooked! International

Snooker player John Virgo is introduced to the mysteries of trout fishing in the wet and windy conditions of Lough Conn, in Co Mayo, Ireland.
Meanwhile the international coarse angling match reaches its fourth heat with Great Britain and Ireland taking on Holland at Lake Gowna in Co Cavan. The teams
Great Britain and Ireland:
Presenter Derek Davis Match organiser Pete Thompson
Director PHILIP FRANKLIN Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Mark Downes
Unknown: Denis White
Unknown: Willie Russell
Presenter: Derek Davis
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

For most people a Grand Prix starts with a green light and ends with a chequered flag, but for the organisers work starts a year in advance.
Tonight William WooUard tells the story of the army of 15,000 that makes it happen. Top Gear spent five days leading up to the British GP looking at the side of motor racing the spectator never sees. William Woollard also reports from the Ml on the unnecessary risks drivers take, and Frank Page tries out an interesting newcomer to the British motoring scene, the Bitter SC two-door coupe. Producer PHILIP FRANKLIN
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Philip Franklin
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Lame Ducks 3

A six-part comedy series.
Maurice makes a friend and Ansell does a mean military two-step.


Written By: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Produced and Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Mister Drake: John Duttine
Angie: Lorraine Chase
Ansell: Brian Murphy
Tommy: Patric Turner
Maurice: Tony Millan
Roy: Giles Cole
Irene: Carolyn Moody
Ashley: David Quilter
Shop manager: Guy Bradley

: Probation

The Lifer
In 1973 Chris was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and robbery.
In 1983 he came out on parole, supervised in the community by a probation officer.
A year later he was back serving his life sentence, not because he had killed again, but because of a motoring offence. The film follows his probation officer's fight to keep Chris and his girlfriend going as they wait for the Home Secretary to decide whether he will ever again be released.
Assistant producer WAYNE MOCKETT Editor DAVID BARRETT
Executive producer JOHN SHEARER Director camerman RICHARD LEITERMAN


Producer: Wayne Mockett
Editor: David Barrett
Producer: John Shearer
Producer: Steve Timmins

: A Winter Harvest

A country tale in three parts with Cheryl Campbell 1: The Lie of the Land by JANE BEESON
'Dear Caroline. I don't pretend to understand you.
"A challenge" you say; is that what you call giving up your independence? It seems to me you've chosen to bury yourself on a crumbling hill-farm as a last way out.'
But Caroline's friend had not understood her love for a Devon farmer and the mystery of Dartmoor.
Photography ANDREW DUNN Directed and produced by COLIN GODMAN. BBC Bristol (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Jane Beeson
Music By: Frank Evans
Unknown: Andrew Dunn
Produced By: Colin Godman.
Caroline Ashurst: Cheryl Campbell
Patrick Ashurst: Mark Wing-Davey
Tom: Mark Elliott
Vet: Victor Winding
Bob: Phillip Manikum
Jim: John Abineri
Martin: Roger McKern
Kitty: Deborah Jane Sharpe

: Newsnight

Labour Conference Report John Tusa and Vincent Hanna report on the day's debates and issues raised.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.0 States of Mind: Levels of Intervention

12.25 Brazil: Facing the 80s

(to 0.55)

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