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: Daytime on Two

9.36 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
Orders is Orders
Numbers count; they measure but they also keep things in order - provided you use the right kind of number. (R)
9.58 Thinkabout Noodles in the Air
10.15 Science Workshop Fabrics (A)
10.38 Exploring Science Forces and Movement
11.0 Near and Far
Yesterday's Street Today
Scenes of demolition introduce the idea of change in an urban area. Evidence of recent changes and the reasons for making them are then explored, together with the costs and benefits incurred.
11.22 The Bible Lands
A series of five programmes on the archaeological background to the Gospels.
3: The Ministry of Christ Jesus spent much of his childhood and ministry in the countryside, drawing on his experience to illustrate many of his teachings.
Presented by PETER CONOLLY Producer R. DILWYN JONES BBC Wales (R)
11.45 Advanced Level Studies: English
Jane Austen
Letters to Alice, on First Reading Jane Austen by FAY WELDON
Through letters to her niece, Fay Weldon illuminates the life and work of one of the best-known women novelists of the past. with ANNA CROPPER
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia! A course for beginners in Italian
5: Rivediamo un po'... (R)
Book £4.95; three records £3.34 each, or cassettes £3. 74 each; tutor's notes E3. from booksellers
12.30 Hold Down a Chord The fifth programme of a beginners' course in folk guitar With JOHN PEARSE (R)
Book £2. 95; record M 54; cassette £4. 31 from booksellers
12.45 Wheels of Fire
Ten films about development issues in India.
5; If it Can Happen Here ...
Credit facilities have affected the lives of the most exploited members of society. (R)
1.20 Des Ie debut
A resource series for video-recording, to support the teaching of basic skills in French.
5: Dealing with Money; Talking About Yourself (R)
1.38 Around Scotland Music All Around You 1: Music and the Sea
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs can't wait for his radish seeds to grow, Cosmo and JENI BARNETT try to explain patiently. A song about hair is followed by a film about
Lorraine having her hair done in braids. Book Meg's Veg by HELEN NICOLL and JAN PIENKOWSKI (R)
2.15 Music Time
The Sound of Words
2.40 History File
Stalin and the Modernisation of Russia


Unknown: John Tully
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Presented By: Peter Conolly
Producer: R. Dilwyn
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Cassie Stuart.
Unknown: Sarah Finch
Unknown: Michael Lumsden
Unknown: Nancy Adams
Unknown: Peter Whitaker
Unknown: John Pearse
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Unknown: Artie Tresize
Producer: Ishbel MacLean
Producer: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Helen Nicoll
Unknown: Jan Pienkowski

: Snooker and Racing

International Snooker The Rothmans Grand Prix
Two of snooker's most attractive players could be demonstrating their potting abilities this afternoon, always supposing they did not flatter to deceive in the last round. JIMMY white and KIRK STEVENS , on separate tables, will be hoping to renew their charge on the rich pickings of the Grand Prix.
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage from The Hexagon, Reading.
Racing from Newbury
4.0 The Horris Hill Stakes (7f 60yds)
One of the season's last opportunities to find a classic horse for 1986


Unknown: Kirk Stevens

: Star Trek: Journey to Babel

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr McCoy

The Enterprise takes charge of a group of feuding Federation members and Spock meets again the father from whom he parted in bitterness 18 years before. A set of crises ensues which finds the Vulcan compelled to exercise the ultimate in logic - but must he pay the price of compassion? (R)


Writer: D.C. Fontana
Director: Joe Pevney
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Sarek: Mark Lenard
Amanda: Jane Wyatt

: Voyage of the Heroes

Written and narrated by Libby Purves
Tim Severin and his modern heroes, in search of the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, find some uncanny echoes of the past.... In the Dardanelles they are blessed with the fair winds that sped the original Argo on its way. And later storms blow the 20th-century voyagers ashore near the site of one of Jason's famous and tragic adventures.
Meanwhile, as Argo sails from Greek to Turkish waters, the world of modern politics is never far away. Assistant producer


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

: The Taste of Health

Eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann
7: Budget Cooking
If you think healthy food has to be brown and boring you're in for a big surprise. Even cheap food needn't be dreary when the recipes come from Antonio Carluccio , an Italian restaurateur, and Claudia Roden , a Middle
Eastern cookery writer. They both come from cultures where people stay healthy on the cheapest of ingredients, and they pass on some of their tips here.


Presented By: Judith Hann
Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Unknown: Claudia Roden
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
STEVE DAVIS V ALEX HIGGINS is the form forecast for one of this evening's matches, and all sides of The Hexagon will be holding their breath. TONY KNOWLES should also be present next door and DOUG MOUNTJOY is expected to be on duty.
DAVID VINE introduces the matches and the action.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy

: The Kerry Babies

An Out of Court special
In April 1984 a dead baby was washed up on a beach in south-west Ireland. It had been stabbed 28 times.
Police investigations led rapidly to the confession of a young unmarried mother, Joanne Hayes. She admitted she had murdered this baby and her family confessed they had helped her. But within days she changed her story dramatically. She took the police to the corpse of another baby which had died when she gave birth to it. So why had she confessed to murder? Could she be, as the police maintained in the face of forensic evidence, the mother of both babies? Public incredulity led to a public inquiry. Crime, sex, a young girl and the police were ingredients that fascinated the world's press for months. Now the inquiry's report is published and its findings are very controversial.
In an exclusive interview Joanne Hayes talks to Marian Finucane , who examines how Joanne came to be at the centre of a legal storm that may have serious repercussions for police and lawyers in both Ireland and Britain.


Unknown: Joanne Hayes.
Talks: Joanne Hayes
Unknown: Marian Finucane

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage from The Hexagon, Reading.

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now. Schoolgirl Mum
This year around 10,000 girls will become pregnant before their 16th birthday. Only one in three will have their babies. Maxine from
Liverpool, Fernanda from Fulham and Trudi from Southwark all became pregnant at 15. All chose to become mothers. Who are the girls who begin sex and pregnancy while still at school? What do their parents think? How do their boyfriends react? Schoolgirl Mum is the the personal and moving story of a small group of girls who are usually just part of the annual statistics. They are the age-group most affected by the arguments raging over the Gillick case - whether or not teenagers under 16 should be able to get contraceptive advice without their parents' consent. In this film Maxine, Fernanda, Trudi and their friends and families talk openly about teenage sex, contraception, abortion and motherhood.
Assistant producer LAURA GAVSHON Photography IAN KENNEDY Film editor ALAN LYGO


Producer: Laura Gavshon
Producer: Jeremy Bennett
Editor: Edward Mlrzoeff

: Tender is the Night

Screenplay in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring Peter Strauss Mary Steenburgen
John Heard , Sean Young Special guest appearances Edward Asner and Timothy West
5:1928. Running Dr
Dohmler's old clinic in Switzerland in partnership with Franz has not proved satisfying to Dick, who dislikes dealing only with the rich. Nicole's stability continues to threaten. Stifled by her continuing dependence, Dick has taken a break and gone to Rome.


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: John Heard

: Newsnight

John Tusa Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray , Ian Smith and David Davies present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Davies

: Weatherview

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