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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Appuntamento in Italia Dall' infanzia all' adolescenza Un inizio; che vita! un awenire migliore? (R)
9.52 Look and Read
Dark Towers by ANDREW DAVIES 9: Who Can Help?
10.15 Mathscore Two 5: Picture Story
Column graphs tell a story but what happens if a column is missing? (R)
10.38 The History Trail 4: The Great Wen
As London grows, it changes the face of 18th-century England, and the lives of the people.
11.0 Around Scotland Awake at Night
1: Night Workers
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
The Changing Coastline
BERNARD CLARK investigates man's efforts to defend the coastline of Dorset and Hampshire.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.44 Going to Work
How Other People See Us
When others have the wrong impression of us and nobody understands, whose fault is it?
12.5 The Computer Programme An introduction for beginners to the use of computers, with the emphasis on small machines. The language used is BBC BASIC. 9: In Control (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.
4: Getting it Together (R)
1.10 Science Topics Biotechnology
Traditional uses of microbes are in making cheese and beer or wine. Today the techniques are undergoing a revolution.
1.33 General Studies
The Black Man Burden (2)
2.0 Scene
Keep Your Cool
Two teenagers describe their problems with temper and how they are learning to overcome them.
Producer ANDY WALKER (R)
2.30 English File G. B. S. dramatised by LEONARD KINGSTON with BRYAN MURRAY as Bernard Shaw
G. B. S. considered his childhood to have been
'loveless', but he did not let it hinder him on his path to literary greatness. with BRENDA FRICKER


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Producer: Len Brown
Dramatised By: Leonard Kingston
Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Brenda Fricker
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Shirley Cain
Unknown: Michael Maynard
Unknown: Siobhan Nicholas
Unknown: Kieran Montague
Producer: Diane Morgan

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship Semi-finals
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of today's semi-final matches from the Guild Hall, Preston.

: Monkey

Last of the present series
At the Top of the Mountain Tripitaka is distressed by a nightmare about his mother. To reassure him Monkey volunteers to fly back to Chang-an. But instead of luxury and banquets he finds poverty and hardship, and Tripitaka's mother on her deathbed. To save the pilgrimage to India, Monkey has to resort to desperate measures.
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 Jungle Boy

concludes the season of films featuring EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS'S legendary jungle hero starring
Mike Henry Alizia Gur
Rafer Johnson
Six years after a boy is lost in the jungle, a photographer persuades Tarzan to help her find him. But danger threatens when they become involved in a tribal war.
Screenplay by STEPHEN LORD Produced by ROBERT DAY
0 FILMS page 25


Unknown: Edgar Rice
Unknown: Mike Henry
Unknown: Alizia Gur
Unknown: Rafer Johnson
Play By: Stephen Lord
Produced By: Robert Day
Directed By: Robert Gordon
Tarzan: Mike Henry
Nagambi: Rafer Johnson
Myrna Claudel: Alizia Gur
Buhara: Ed Johnson
Ken Matson: Ronald Gans
Eric Brunik: Steve Bond

: Micro Live

A look at new developments in information technology by the only live computer programme on television.
Boston, Massachusetts has the only museum in the world in which all the exhibits are less than 40 years old. American reporter Freff, who is also less than 40 years old, visits the Computer Museum, and discovers a very important teapot....
Also from Boston, there's a behind-the-scenes look at the computer games company Infocom, the people who invented Interactive Fiction.
And, in the studio,
Fred Harris reviews
Commodore's new micro, the AMIGA, and Lesley Judd talks to John Coll about stops, starts and parity bits.
Studio director TERRY MARSH Producer PATRICK TITLEY
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: Fred Harris
Talks: Lesley Judd
Unknown: John Coll
Director: Terry Marsh
Producer: Patrick Titley

: Ebony

Khayalami: Song of Freedom Through the eyes of the African National Congress, Ebony looks at the history of resistance in South Africa and what the future holds for the country.
'Khayalami' is one of the songs performed by the ANC group Amandla, who took this year's Edinburgh Festival by storm.
Juliet Alexander introduces extracts from their performance and talks to leading ANC members and a woman who has been exiled because of her opposition to apartheid. Researchers
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
0 INFO: page 93


Introduces: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Krishna Govender
Producer: John Wilcox

: Zoo 2000

A series of eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas
5: Better Bred than Dead.... ... but keeping endangered animals alive is expensive. $25 million has been spent so far by San Deigo Zoo on preserving a few Californian condors.
Jeremy Cherfas looks at the changing role of zoos from being consumers to being producers of animals, thereby helping to stem the tide of vanishing wildlife. Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: George Inger

: Going to Pot

Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton with a guide to the care of houseplants.
This week: some new foliage plants, some old favourites, and one or two that can survive abuse and neglect; plus herbs and strawberries on the windowsill.
Ted Meredith , Carl Poulsen and Giovanni Viale have the new plants and expert advice. Production assistants
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Ted Meredith
Unknown: Carl Poulsen
Unknown: Giovanni Viale
Unknown: Jean Laughton.
Unknown: Jane Don
Producer: John Kenyon

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King
Everyone says 'Detroit - ugh!' but it's quite nice really.
Cars and music are what this city is famous for.
Cars - JK looks at the cars of today, yesterday and the future.
Music - JK visits the home of it all, the original Motown Studios, and meets
Aretha Franklin who is making a new video with Annie Lennox.
Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Annie Lennox.
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: The Home Movie Front

The second of two programmes
The family archives of amateur film-makers in Beckum, a small German town, reveal a pre-war world of beer-drinking and shooting-parties, of Nazi uniforms and falling in love, of a carnival float that caricatures Jews in prison. During the war they filmed pigs in their gardens, SS soldiers exchanging clothes and roles with local youths, a wartime wedding in lace sent from conquered France, and finally desolation and defeat on the Russian Front.
The story of Beckum under the Nazis is told by its people, using their own contemporary film and pictures.
Researcher SALLYANN KLEIBEL Executive producer ELWYN PARRY JONES


Editor: Terry Stapley
Producer: Elwyn Parry
Producer: Lydia Howard

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television, and with his studio guests discusses in detail:
Points of View (BBC1) Dutch Girls (LWT)
Philip Glass: The Making of an Opera (C4)
Right to Reply (C4) Production team:


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Carol Beaton
Unknown: Ursula McCulloch.
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.


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

: Weatherview

: American Film Theatre Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Song, dance and comedy combine in this lively revue based on the works of the composer and singer, Jacques Brel.
A blend of sharp satire and fantasy, it includes the songs 'If we only have love', 'Ne me quittes pas', and 'Mathilde's come back to me'.
Screenplay by ERIC BLAU
Based on the songs of JACQUES BREL Produced by PAUL MARSHALL Directed by DENIS HEROUX 0 FILMS: page 25


Singer: Jacques Brel.
Play By: Eric Blau
Produced By: Paul Marshall
Directed By: Denis Heroux
Lady shopping bag: Elly Stone
Taxicab driver: Mort Shuman
Marine: Joe Mastell
Himself: Jacques Brel

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