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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Appuntamento in Italia Ifrutti della terra
La raccolta delle olive; mezzadri e contadini; buon appetito! (R)
9.52 Look and Read
Dark Towers by ANDREW DAVIES 8: Beware of the Bird
10.15 Mathscore One Get the Point
3,700, 370, 37 ... then what?
Laurel and Hardy, and others, get to grips with tenths. (R)
10.38 History 11-13: The Middle Ages 4: The Town
Where and why did towns develop? What was it like to live in one? How were craft guilds organised, and what was the role of the town council? Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R)
11.0 Around Scotland Burgh life in 1623 3: Plague!
11.22 Brazil
Amazon Frontier
Brazil's hectic pace of economic development has carried new ventures to the depths of the Amazon region. Some have succeeded but many have failed.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.44 Going to Work Health and Safety
12.5 pm
The Computer Programme
An introduction for beginners to the use of computers, with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC BASIC.
8: The Thinking Machine Artificial intelligence (R)
12.35-1.0 Computers in Control An introduction to the principles behind the use of microcomputers in monitoring and controlling the physical world.
3: Making Things Move (R)
1.10 Science Topics
Newton and the Space Shuttle
1.33 General Studies
The Black Man's Burden Parti
2.0 Scene
What's it Like to be Old?
A couple in their 90s still caring for each other; a 74-year-old lady learning to swim: and a couple in their 60s who have just met and fallen in love.
What exactly does it mean to be old?
Producer ANDY WALKER (R)
2.30 English File
Androcles and the Lion by BERNARD SHAW Part 2 with BILLY CONNOLLY as Androcles


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: David Wickham
Editor: David Dickinson
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Anna Calder Marshall
Unknown: Lavinia Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Ferrovius Peter Copley
Unknown: Rupert Frazer
Unknown: Barry Jackson.
Unknown: Leo Dolan
Unknown: Roy Jones
Unknown: John Tordoff.

: Monkey

Pretty as a Picture
When Sandy announces that he wants to fall in love,
Monkey goes one better and proposes a competition.
Complications arise when Sandy, Pigsy and Yu Lung fall for a goddess on a painted screen, and Tripitaka is left to stand in for her.
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound London Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI HOEI (R)


Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Tonpei Hidari
Yu-Lung: Shunji Fujimura

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Tarzan and the Great River

continues a season of films featuring EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 'S legendary jungle hero this evening starring
Mike Henry
Jan Murray Diana Millay
Visiting his animal friends at Rio de Janeiro zoo, Tarzan discovers that the ancient cult of the Leopard Man has been revived by the wicked Barcuna. With the help of a cynical boat captain, a young orphan, and an intrepid woman doctor, he sets off up the Amazon in pursuit of his foe.
Sceenplay by BOB BARBASH Based on a story by BOB BARBASH and LEWIS REED
Produced by SY WEINTRAUB Directed by ROBERT DAY
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Mike Henry
Unknown: Jan Murray
Unknown: Diana Millay
Unknown: Bob Barbash
Story By: Bob Barbash
Story By: Lewis Reed
Produced By: Sy Weintraub
Directed By: Robert Day
Tarzan: Mike Henry
Captain Sam Bishop: Jan Murray
Pepe: Manuel Padillajr
Dr Ann Phillips: Diana Millay
Barcuna: Rafer Johnson
Professor: Paulo Grazindo

: Micro Live

Big Blue and the 40 Dwarves IBM, known as Big Blue, is the largest computer company in the world - ten times the size of its nearest rival. Its first personal computer was so successful that it set a technical standard.
Forty other manufacturers now use IBM's standard in designing their machines. Ian McNaught-Davis finds out if, now they are embracing Big Blue's standard, the 40 dwarves can get out of its clutches. Director ALAN GRIFFITHS Series editor DAVID ALLEN
Programme notes, updated monthly, are available on Ceefax page 700; on the Micro Live Bulletin Board, [number removed], or send sae and a cheque or postal order for 50p to: [address removed]


Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Director: Alan Griffiths
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

Juliet Alexander presents the weekly magazine of news, current affairs, arts and music from Britain's black communities. This week:
Norma Greenaway whose clothes are already selling for hundreds of pounds alongside the big names in one of London's leading fashion shops.
And a new single from
Junior Giscomb who talks to Ebony about his career as one of the original stars of British soul music.
Studio director ANNIE MORRIS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Unknown: Norma Greenaway
Unknown: Junior Giscomb
Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Zoo 2000

Eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas on the changing face of zoos and wildlife parks.
4: Watery Worlds
Glittering, often dazzlingly colourful, sometimes menacing - fish are the stars of spectacular exhibits the world over. Some Japanese aquariums are so large that divers feed the fish by hand; in Denmark a keeper risks all with a shoal of savage piranhas; and in Florida
Jeremy Cherfas enters the sinister realms of Jaws. Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol
Book, Zoo 2000, £12.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: George Inger

: Going to Pot

Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton with a practical guide to the care of houseplants. This week: doom and disaster from fungi, fly and feeding; making the best of a plant that sheds its lower leaves; and keeping a carnivorous plant happy on the kitchen windowsill. Martin Greaves David Searle and Michael Marsh give expert advice. Production assistants
BBC Pebble Mill
Book, Going to Pot: A Practical Guide to Houseplants, £4.95 from booksellers.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Martin Greaves
Unknown: David Searle
Unknown: Michael Marsh
Unknown: Jane Don
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King Think of Texas and you think of rodeos, Dallas, cowboys, ranches; but El Paso in Texas is not like that at all - it's tacos, margueritas, wetbacks and siestas. It's also the home of last year's Oscar winner for best actor, and the world's most famous private eye. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT .
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: El Paso
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Editor: Adrienne Walsh
Editor: Roger Martin
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: The Home Movie Front

The first of two programmes The Second World War as witnessed by amateur cameramen in Britain and Germany.
The activities of Aspley
Guise, a Bedfordshire village, were chronicled by the local builder, the late Dick Sinfield , who showed his newsreels in the parish hall.
These films, many in colour, were rediscovered recently. Now, accompanied by the recollections of those who featured in them, they provide a unique record of one community's experiences in wartime.
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Dick Sinfield
Editor: Kenneth Connell
Producer: Elwyn Parry
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television, and discusses:
This Week Next Week (BBC1) Edge of Darkness (BBC2) and The Writing on the Wall (C4) with Eddie Shah , newspaper publisher; Sarah Dunant , thriller writer, and Simon Jenkins , journalist.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Eddie Shah
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
And Peter Snow in Geneva assesses the outcome of the Summit talks between the leaders of the United States and Russia.


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

: Weatherview

: Jean Genet's The Maids

The American Film theatre production starring
Jean Genet's obsessive World of love and hatred is transferred vividly to the screen in this version of his first and most austere play. The maids of the title are two sisters, who regard themselves as slaves to their wealthy mistress. In a series of fantasies they work out their frustrations against her. But the fantasies eventually turn to reality - with deadly consequences.... Screenplay by ROBERT ENDERS, CHRISTOPHER MILES Based on the play Les Bonnes by JEAN GENET , translated by MINOS VOLANAKIS
FILMS: page 27


Screenplay: Robert Enders
Screenplay: Christopher Miles
Based on a play by: Jean Genet
Translated By: Minos Volanakis
Producer: Robert Enders
Director: Christopher Miles
Solange: Glenda Jackson
Claire: Susannah York
Madame: Vivien Merchant
Monsieur: Mark Burns

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