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: Daytime on Two

9.36 MI:10 Mathematical Investigations
3: Arithmetic Progressions
How to make a number sequence add up without really trying.
4: Shuffles
From riffling cards to ringing the changes - what patterns emerge? (R)

9.58 Thinkabout: What's Cooking?
Burnt sausages and half-cooked potatoes threaten to spoil everything when Frank and Sally give a barbecue.
(Shown on Monday at 11.22 am)

10.15 Science Workshop: Materials (2)
(Shown on Wednesday at 9.38 am)

10.38 Exploring Science: Electricity
(Shown on Tuesday at 2.40 pm)

11.0 The History Trail: Prisoner in the Tower
After the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes was imprisoned in the Tower of London. What sort of place was the Tower in 1605 and what happened to the people who were imprisoned there? (R)

11.22 English 11-13. 2: Speech!
Saying and writing the right thing. (R)

11.45 Advanced Level Studies: English: Geoffrey Chaucer: The Dreaming Poet
by Ian Taylor.
When the Boughton-under-Blee Festival Players tackle Chaucer, their director finds that poetry and dreams become intertwined with reality.
with Derek Smith, Paul Blake, Maggie McCarthy, Suzy Aitchison, Timothy Kightley, Michael Waterman and Paul Williamson. (R)

12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!: 4:Buono, buonissimo!
A course for beginners in Italian. (R)

12.30 Hold Down a Chord
The fourth programme of a beginners' course in folk guitar.
With John Pearse. (R)

12.45 Wheels of Fire: 4: After the Flood
Ten films about development issues in India. (R)

1.20 Des le debut: 4: Saying You're Sorry; Likes and Dislikes; Preference
Face-to-face French - a resource series to support the teaching of basic skills in French. (R)

1.38 Around Scotland: Glasgow: 3: Follow the Marathon (R)

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Against the advice of both Dibs and Jeni Barnett, Cosmo sets up her own whistle stall. They sing a song about faces and make a Nigerian mask.
Book: Maisie Middleton (R)

2.15 Music Time: The Sounds of the Voice
Making different vocal sounds and finding out that tone colour gives voices and instruments their own special sound.
(Shown on Monday at 10.15 am)

2.40 History File: Roosevelt and the New Deal
Roosevelt's attempt to solve America's problems in the 30s.
(Shown on Monday at 10.38 am)


Presenter (MI 10 Mathematical Investigations): Hilary Clough
Animation (MI 10 Mathematical Investigations): Stewart Hardy Films
Film editor (MI 10 Mathematical Investigations): John Billingham
Producer (MI 10 Mathematical Investigations): David Roseveare
Producer (The History Trail): Nicholas Whines
Writer (Advanced Level Studies: English): Ian Taylor
Producer (Advanced Level Studies: English): Sue Weeks
[Actor]: Derek Smith
[Actor]: Paul Blake
[Actress]: Maggie McCarthy
[Actress]: Suzy Aitchison
[Actor]: Timothy Kightley
[Actor]: Michael Waterman
[Actor]: Paul Williamson
Presenter (Hold Down a Chord): John Pearse
Presenter (You and Me): Jeni Barnett
Film animation (You and Me): Richard Taylor
Producer (You and Me): Richard Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: The Marble Arch Caves

An Underground Journey in County Fermanagh
A series of show caves near Enniskillen opened to the public in May this year. A children's choir was given the opportunity to explore the spectacular caverns and try out their voices in this
300 million-year-old setting.
The music is by ABBA, faure, PURCELL, GLUCK and BOUCHER Choir of Rathmore Grammar School
SISTER ANDRE DULLAGHAN Andrew Rowan (flute) Neil Hannon (treble) with geologist Philip Doughty and caver Tim Fogg


Unknown: Andre Dullaghan
Flute: Andrew Rowan
Flute: Neil Hannon
Unknown: Philip Doughty
Unknown: Tim Fogg
Unknown: Sound Dixie Deane.

: Star Trek: Metamorphosis

Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy

A shuttlecraft carrying Kirk, Spock and a critically-ill Federation Commissioner is held by a mysterious force... (R)


Writer: Gene L. Coon
Director: Ralph Senensky
Capt James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley

: Voyage of the Heroes

The first of four programmes written and narrated by Libby Purves
Three thousand years ago, legend says, Jason and the Argonauts made a perilous sea journey to find a magical golden fleece. Their vessel was the Argo, a wooden 50-oared galley.
Twentieth-century adventurer Tim Severin has commissioned a replica and persuaded 20 modern-day heroes to row and sail 1,500 miles from Greece to Ancient Colchis, now Soviet Georgia, and the home of the golden fleece. It will take them more than a million oar strokes to doit.
When the ancient heroes landed on the island of Lemnos, they were so entranced by the beauty of the women that they stayed for two years. The modern Argonauts are not so lucky. Film cameramen
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tim Severin
Unknown: David Swan
Producer: John Miller

: Cartoon Two

An Oddball

: The Taste of Health

Eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann
6: Cooking for Children
If you think healthy food has to be brown and boring you're in for a big surprise.
Judith meets three cooks, all parents themselves, who know well how fussy children can be about food, and who have good ideas for tempting them away from junk food to healthy alternatives.
Evelyn Findlater , Carole Handslip and Caroline Waldegrave have tried out all today's recipes on their own children and won the magic seal of approval. Director CLARE BRIGSTOCKE Producer JENNY ROGERS


Presented By: Judith Hann
Unknown: Evelyn Findlater
Unknown: Carole Handslip
Unknown: Caroline Waldegrave
Director: Clare Brigstocke
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Bookmark

While the literary establishment speculates on the outcome of this year's
Booker Prize competition, Ian Hamilton visits two winners of a less well-known literary prize - the Koestler Awards. Arthur Koestler originated these awards to encourage prisoners in many forms of creative work. Bookmark talks to a young prison poet out on parole in Southampton, and a long-term prisoner writing crime novels in a Scottish jail. The Bookmark profile features an extraordinary book, The Periodic Table, and its remarkable author,
Primo Levi , who lives in Turin. For most of his life he has been a chemist. In 1944 he was deported to Auschwitz and in The Periodic Table the chemical elements of his science become metaphors for the elements of his life.
Tonight's film shows Levi in his native Turin, recalling crucial segments of his book and life. A survivor of the death camps, he begins with carbon, the life-force. Producer ROGER THOMPSON
Executive producer NIGEL Williams


Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: Arthur Koestler
Unknown: Primo Levi
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: The New Statesman

Last in the series by Douglas Watkinson
Starring Windsor Davies Anna Dawson

The Vance family get George to smarten up for his debut at the House of Lords. Needless to say, he enters into the spirit of the thing with his usual insane vigour.


Writer: Douglas Watkinson
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer/Director: David Askey
George Vance: Windsor Davies
Enid Vance: Anna Dawson
Robert Vance: Sean Chapman
Clementine Vance: Madeline Adams
Lecturer: Julian Curry
Butler: Paul Beech
Sharon: Diana Berriman
Deirdre: Rebecca Lacey
Police sergeant: Christopher Whittingham

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now. Fifty Years On with John Pitman
1935: They're celebrating the King's Silver Jubilee; the 30 mph speed limit is being introduced; war is threatened in Europe; and Steve and Alice, Bob and Evelyn, Marjorie and Lewis and Ada and Harold get married. Fifty years on - at a time when one in three marriages end in divorce - these four couples joined 40 others on a Golden Wedding anniversary package holiday in Bournemouth. They danced and sang and reflected on days gone by - the good times and the hard times, the laughs and the tears. And they retook their vows, collectively celebrating 2,200 years of marriage. One day, they know, one of them will be left behind. Some discuss it. Others choose not to. 'I don't think you dare think of that,' says Alice, 'not if you've been so happy.' Research PAT HOLLAND
Photography ALEC CURTIS
0 FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Pat Holland
Unknown: Alec Curtis
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: John Pitman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Tender is the Night

Screenplay in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring Peter Strauss Mary Steenburgen
Special guest appearance Joanna David
4: 1925. Following a series of disastrous events in Paris, Rosemary Hoyt returned to
Hollywood, and the Divers to their life on the Riviera. It is Christmas and they are spending it at Gstaad.


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Rosemary Hoyt

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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