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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 Let's Go and Keep Fit (R)
9.35 Encounter: France Spare Time (R)
9.52 Mathscore One 2: A Good Turn
10.15 Look and Read
Dark Towers by ANDREW DAVIES A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based around a humorous ghost story in ten episodes. 5: The Old Coach House (R)
10.38 Update USA
3: Farming Country
Grain mountains are piling up and farmers are feeling the pinch.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch. Clay (R)
11.17 Walrus. After Four by CATHY PELLICER Episode 3 (R)
11.39 Science Topics Catalysis
Series producer PETER BRATT (R)
12.0 Year of the French
3: The Enterprising Bourgeois Armistice Day ceremony in Lille - the flags come from LUC DOUBLET'S family firm.
12.30 pm Deutsch direkt!
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German.
5: In East Friesland, close to the Dutch border, the national drink is tea. See how it's blended in Leer, while in Greetsiel, in Poppinga's Alte Backerei , it is served - mit Kandiszucker und Sahne.
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) (Complementary radio programme on Sunday Radio 4 VHF at 5.30pm, repeated next Saturday at 4.30pm)
Book. £5. 95. three cassettes a. 75 each, and Notes/or Teachers £3.25 from booksellers or BBC Publications
12.55 Switch On to English (1) Key aspects of spoken and written English
Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN 5: Asking Someone to Do Something for You (R)
1.20 Encounter: Spain Spare Time (R)
1.38 Let's See. Above and Below 1: Flying High
Some of the ways in which people try to realise the dream of flight.
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs seek a good name for a new toy. LENA introduces her family, who are travellers and live with her in a 'trailer'. Song: 'Knicky, knicky, knacky, noo'.
Cosmo.......................FRANCES KAY Dibs......................FRANCIS WRIGHT Film director SUE ARON
Studio director NICCI CROWTHER (R)
2.15 History 11-13:
The Middle Ages. The Church Presenter RICHARD BURROWS Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R)
2.40 Exploring Science
Forces and Movement (R)


Presented By: Brian Rix
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Unknown: Alte Backerei
Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Marion Allinson
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Blythe Brockett
Producer: Peter Whiteford
Unknown: Francis Wright
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance UK Indoor Singles Championship
Ireland's big hope for this title is JIM BAKER , current Irish and ex-World Indoor Champion. He should be taking part in this afternoon's second match if he did himself justice in the first round.
DAVID ICKE introduces this afternoon's matches. Commentators


Unknown: Jim Baker
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Company of Women

Hundreds of women in the south have reprogrammed their domestic lives and are digging into the foundations of British industry.
Working from home, they've established an international reputation. They now rank among the top operators in the computer software field, and their company has achieved an annual turnover of more than seven million pounds.
F International was formed in 1962 by Steve Shirley , a frustrated mother who decided that her work belonged at home with her family. Until recently, the company was run by Alison Newell , a mother of two and a rising star in the CBI.
In this film Sally Hardcastle ventures into the company of these women-and even finds a man!
Executive producer DAVID SEYMOUR


Unknown: Steve Shirley
Unknown: Alison Newell
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Editor: Barrie Johnston
Producer: Marie Thomas
Producer: David Seymour

: Tucker's Luck

A series in nine parts
Episode 2 by DAVID ANGUS
The thought of seeing Natalia again carries Tucker through rough weather at home and setbacks at college.
Designer DINAH WALKER Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE


Unknown: David Angus
Designer: Dinah Walker
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Mrs Jenkins: Hilary Crane
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Natalia Gordon: Amanda Waring
Rhona Jenkins: Joanne Palmer
Billy Lawson: Philip Goldacre
Martin: Norman Comer
Record shop girl: Jenny Jay
Supermarket cashier: Pat Pelton
Leisure centre cashier: Joyce Windsor

: Open to Question

Dr David Owen 's mother believes that politicians
'live in an ivory tower - they need to be brought back down to earth'.
Is the Alliance's claim that they are a major third force in British politics a dream or a reality? Will they hold the middle ground in the next general election? And which David will lead - Owen or Steel?
In the last Labour government, Dr David Owen was the youngest Foreign
Secretary in history. Tonight he is Open to Question by young people from all over Britain.
Presented by John Nicholson Research POLLY PHILUPS Director justin c. ADAMS Producers


Unknown: Dr David Owen
Unknown: Dr David Owen
Presented By: John Nicholson
Unknown: Polly Philups
Director: Justin C. Adams

: Whistle Test

Comboland - Andy Kershaw reports on the impressive variety of new Southern music flourishing amid the tobacco farms of Raleigh and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Featuring
Don Dixon , The Connells and The Othermothers.
Ro Newton introduces studio sessions from
Siouxsie and the Banshees and Loudon Wainwright III. Mark Ellen joins the audience at the University of East Anglia for live music by Propaganda.
Hindsight features vintage Steely Dan.
Richard Skinner surveys today's chart.
Call [number removed]for the Video Vote. Producers


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Don Dixon
Unknown: Loudon Wainwright Iii.
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: Steely Dan.
Unknown: Richard Skinner
Unknown: Trevor Dann
Unknown: John Burrowes
Director: Tom Corcoran
Editor: Michael Appleton

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Clare Francis John Nettles and Arthur Marshall Rula Lenska Denis Quilley
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI
● FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Food and Drink

with Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
The great British banger - can you still find it? Or with mass-production and make-weight 'fillings' has it gone forever? Banger fanatic Henry Cooper leads an investigating team of girl guides, gourmets, army sergeants and sausage sages. And what about British beer? How good is a new 'recipe' for home-brew where you just add water and wait 21 days? And then there's crafty casserole, using a thoroughly British ingredient that's been ignored for at least 100 years. A thoroughly patriotic programme for the first of a new 14-part series. Director JILL DAWSON
* FEATURE: page 13 and WODDIS ON: page 95


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Director: Jill Dawson
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance UK
Indoor Singles Championship TONY ALLCOCK , who did all but win this event last year, hopes to play his second-round match tonight, as does NOEL BURROWS , the crown green champion who has proved his mastery of the flat game over the last two seasons.


Unknown: Tony Allcock
Unknown: Noel Burrows

: Probation

Gary and Justine: part 1
Gary is 24. He's on a two-year suspended sentence for a series of violent offences. His girlfriend Justine is 20 and five months pregnant.
Gary has spent two and a half of the last five years in prison. He knows now that if he is to stay 'out' he has to change his way of life, but the only person he trusts who can help is Sylvia Whiteside , a probation officer he met a year ago. He asks her for voluntary counselling. Production PHILIPPA COUSINS RICHARD LEITERMAN WAYNE MOCKETT
Executive producer JOHN SHEARER Producer STEVE TIMMINS


Unknown: Sylvia Whiteside
Unknown: Leiterman Wayne Mockett
Producer: John Shearer
Producer: Steve Timmins

: Championship Bowling

DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage and the results from the Guild Hall, Preston.


Introduces: David Icke

: 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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