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: Daytime on Two

9.36 Maths Counts: Orders is Orders
by John Tully
Numbers count; they measure but they also keep things in order - provided you use the right kind of number.

9.58 Thinkabout: Noodles in the Air
(Shown on Monday at 11.22 am)

10.15 Science Workshop: Fabrics (A)
(Shown on Wednesday at 9.38 am)

10.38 Exploring Science: Forces and Movement
(Shown on Tuesday at 2.40 pm)

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: 3: The Ministry of Christ
A series of five programmes on the archaeological background to the Gospels.
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
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, Cassie Stuart, Sarah Finch, Vicky Ireland, Michael Lumsden, Nancy Adams and Peter Whitaker

12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!: 5: Rivediamo un po'...
A course for beginners in Italian

12.30 Hold Down a Chord
The fifth programme of a beginners' course in folk guitar with John Pearse

12.45 Wheels of Fire: 5: If it Can Happen Here...
Ten films about development issues in India.
Credit facilities (R)

1.20 Des le debut: 5: Dealing with Money; Talking About Yourself
A resource series for video-recording, to support the teaching of basic skills in French.

1.38 Around Scotland: Music All Around You: 2: Music of the City
Presented by Cilla Fisher and Artie Tresize

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
There's trouble when Dibs takes the wet paint signs off the stall. Nicholas goes to the bakery where his grandad works. Song: 'Hickety-tickety'. Presented by Harry Towb and Jeni Barnett

2.15 Music Time: The Sound of Words
(Shown on Monday at 10.15 am)

2.40 History File: Stalin and the Modernisation of Russia
(Shown on Monday at 10.38 am)


Writer (Maths Counts): John Tully
Narrator (Near and Far): Mac Andrews
Producer (Near and Far): Robin Gwyn
Presenter (The Bible Lands): Peter Conolly
Producer (The Bible Lands): R. Dilwyn Jones
Writer (Advanced Level Studies: English): Fay Weldon
Producer (Advanced Level Studies: English): Sue Weeks
[Actress]: Anna Cropper
[Actress]: Cassie Stuart
[Actress]: Sarah Finch
[Actress]: Vicky Ireland
[Actor]: Michael Lumsden
[Actress]: Nancy Adams
[Actor]: Peter Whitaker
Presenter/Guitarist (Hold Down a Chord): John Pearse
Presenter (Around Scotland): Cilla Fisher
Presenter (Around Scotland): Artie Tresize
Producer (Around Scotland): Ishbel MacLean
Presenter (You and Me): Harry Towb
Presenter (You and Me): Jeni Barnett

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance UK Indoor Singles Championship
Ireland's champion Jim Baker was the pre-tournament favourite to reach the quarter-finals, and the 1984 World Indoor
Champion has the credentials to go even further.
DAVID ICKE introduces continued live coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston. Commentators
JIMMY DAVIDSON , MAL HUGHES Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Jim Baker
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Journey

One of the ancient walkways of Britain starts in Winchester and finishes in Canterbury. It's known as the Pilgrim's Way. Pilgrims are a bit thin on the ground now but people still get out their boots and do the walk for fun. Dennis Skillicorn and playwright Peter Terson decide to join them but they will be travelling in Peter's gypsy wagon. Their companions on the journey are Marcus the horse and his friend Toby the donkey. In this first programme they prepare for the trip and explore a little of Winchester. Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN COLEMAN


Unknown: Dennis Skillicorn
Unknown: Peter Terson
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: Star Trek: Friday's Child

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

A mission to Capella IV to negotiate a mineral treaty with the planet's tribes is disrupted by the presence of Klingons and the outbreak of civil war. Kirk and Spock find the situation pregnant with danger - and only McCoy can deliver a solution... (R)


Writer: D. C. Fontana
Director: Joseph Pevney
Captain James T. Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols

: Voyage of the Heroes

Written and narrated by Libby Purves
Tim Severin 's modem heroes have rowed and sailed 650 miles - and now they face the biggest test of their voyage. Eighteen turbulent miles of the Bosphorus could shatter any hope of proving the truth behind the legend of Jason and the Argonauts. The treacherous currents need all the strength, determination and seamanship the crew can muster. And no legendary
Jason had to dodge 30,000-ton container ships as well.... Film cameramen


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

: Cartoon Two

The Metamorphosis of Mr Samsa
As Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dream he found himself transformed into a gigantic insect. Directed and animated by CAROLINE LEAF , from the short story by FRANK KAFKA
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
(Postponed from 9 October)


Unknown: Mr Samsa
Unknown: Gregor Samsa
Unknown: Caroline Leaf
Story By: Frank Kafka

: The Taste of Health

The last of eight programmes on 'healthy' cooking presented by Judith Hann Celebrations
In this series top restaurateurs, famous food and cookery writers demonstrate that tasty food needn't be 'naughty but nice' but 'nice but not naughty'. When it comes to feeding large numbers you need inspiration, provided today by Michael Quinn , ex-chef of the Ritz, and Lyn Hall who runs a cookery school in London. They had to please some pretty critical palates, as all the cooks in the series were invited to taste the food. Director CLARE BRIGSTOCKE Producer JENNY ROGERS


Presented By: Judith Hann
Unknown: Michael Quinn
Unknown: Lyn Hall
Director: Clare Brigstocke
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Brass Tacks

A Fair Degree of Force?
In Autumn 1981, Britain's
Chief Constables drew up a secret manual for dealing with public disorder. In March hundreds of Manchester students found themselves on the receiving end of the new tactics when they demonstrated against the Home Secretary.
What happened has become the subject of two inquiries into police behaviour.
Gerry Northam asks whether new paramilitary tactics are being used against crowds, regardless of whether they are rioters or non-violent protestors.
Assistant producer su CARROLL Producer ROB ROHRER Editor COUN ADAMS BBC Manchester
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Rob Rohrer

: Alas Smith and Jones

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones begin their side-splitting six-week series with a show that has everything: comedy, music and a nasty skin complaint. with Robin Driscoll
Peter McCarthy , Geoffrey McGivern , Chris Beck
Paul Cooper , Graeme Edler Jeremy Gilley , Danushia Harwood , Douglas Hodge
Simon Manley , Lydia Smith and Richard Speight Written by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH , TERRY KYAN RORY MCGRATH , ROGER PLANER LAURIE ROWLEY , PAUL SMITH and others
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Chris Beck
Unknown: Paul Cooper
Unknown: Graeme Edler
Unknown: Jeremy Gilley
Unknown: Danushia Harwood
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Simon Manley
Unknown: Lydia Smith
Unknown: Richard Speight
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Written By: Terry Kyan
Written By: Rory McGrath
Written By: Roger Planer
Written By: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Paul Smith
Music: Peter Brewis
Unknown: Designers Malcolm Thornton
Produced By: John Kilby

: 40 Minutes: Johnny Oddball

A series of films about the way we live now.
At the age of 8 Michael Cooper (known as Mini) began setting things on fire. Eventually he tried to burn down his own house, with his father inside. Ten years ago an award-winning BBC film told the story of this astonishingly attractive and intelligent child arsonist (Mini wasn't allowed to see it at the time). Since then, for more than half his life, Mini has been locked up in high-security psychiatric care. Mini is now 21. He has recently been released on conditional discharge. Hoping to become a magician, he has taken the stage-name 'Johnny Oddball '.
Tonight's film, juxtaposing scenes from past and present, follows Mini's first steps in the outside world, and his struggle to build a career on the fringes of show business. He and his parents battle to understand why they failed in the past and what hope there is for the future. And Mini comes face to face, for the first time, with his actions and their horrifying consequences.
Photography IAN KENNEDY


Unknown: Michael Cooper
Unknown: Johnny Oddball
Editor: Charles Chabot
Producer: Philippa Walker
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Tender is the Night

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD The final episode of a screenplay in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring Peter Strauss Mary Steenburgen Sean Young
1929. Dick's heavy drinking became an embarrassment at the clinic in Switzerland and Franz was relieved when the partnership was dissolved.
The Divers have returned to a changed Riviera.
Film editor TARIQ ANWAR
Photographed by KEN WESTBURY Designer DEREK DODD Executive producer JONATHAN POWELL


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Sean Young
Editor: Tariq Anwar
Unknown: Ken Westbury
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Producer: Betty Wilungdale
Directed By: Robert Knights
Dick Diver: Peter Strauss
Nicole Diver: Mary Steenburgen
Rosemary Hoyt: Sean Young
T F Golding: Jerome Willis
Lady Caroline Sibley-Biers: Amanda Hillwood
Tommy Barban: Joris Stuyck
Albert McKisco: Dennis Creaghan
Violet McKisco: Toria Fuller
Young Scot: John Sessions
Baby Warren: Kate Harper

: 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. Producers JANA BENNETT
Directors JOHN WILKINSON , CHRIS fox Assignment editors


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Davies
Producers: Jana Bennett
Unknown: Mike Robinson
Unknown: Tim Gardam
Unknown: Mark Thompson
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Editor: Richard Tait

: Weatherview

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