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: Daytime on Two

9.36 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
9: Fly on the Wall
Making, and unmaking, a cardboard box followed by 10: Projections
From three dimensions into two - exactly how?
9.58 Thinkabout. In the Mirror
10.15 Science Workshop Highlights (2)
10.38 Exploring Science
Reproduction and Survival (R)
11.0 The History Trail 4: The Great Wen
As London grows, it changes the face of 18th-century
England, and the lives of the people.
11.22 English 11-13 5: Start Here
Beginning narrative writing Senes producer JUDITH MILES (R)
11.45 Advanced Level Studies: Statistics. 5: Regression In shaping steel strip, a computer fits a line to a set of points ten times a second.
What mathematics does the programmer use?
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia! A course for beginners in Italian
10: Rivediamo un po (R)
12.30 Hold Down a Chord The tenth programme of a beginner's course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE (R)
12.45 Wheels of Fire
Ten films about development issues in India.
10: Next Year, Maybe ...(R)
1.20 Dicho y hecho
Basic skills in Spanish
Having to do things; likes and dislikes; comparing and preferring (R)
1.38 Around Scotland Awake at Night
2: Nocturnal Animals
JOHN CRAWFORD looks at some animals that prefer the dark -barn owls, bats and foxes. Producer PETER WHITEFORD
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds 'T is for Tiger
It's Sam and Duncan's teatime. They're looking at pictures of the town and country. Director ROGER FRY
2.15 Music Time
� Christmas Story: A Gift for the Baby
2.40 History File The Third World
Some aspects of the history of the Third World, which contains a variety of countries whose problems are often worldwide. (R)


Presenter: Hilary Clough
Editor: John Bilungham
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: John Pearse
Unknown: John Crawford
Producer: Peter Whiteford
Director: Roger Fry
Producer: Roy Thompson

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: The Journey

A series often programmes featuring playwright
Peter Terson and reporter Dennis Skijlicorn as they travel by gypsy wagon along the old pilgrims' route from Winchester to Canterbury. In this sixth programme of the series Dennis visits Abinger Hammer and rejoins Peter at Ranmore Common. It rains for the first time but they still manage to struggle to the top of Box Hill. They make a detour south and stop the night at Outwood Mill. Film editor BEV AMBROSE


Unknown: Peter Terson
Reporter: Dennis Skijlicorn
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: Star Trek

The classic space adventure series chronicling the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise. starring
The Gamesters of Triskelion A transporter beam is intercepted and Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves on Triskelion where the games are anything but fun. Captain Kirk is less than enthralled by the life of a slave and plays a dangerous gamble in order to reveal the brains behind Triskelion's operation.
Written by MARGARET ARMEN Directed by GENE NELSON (R)


Written By: Margaret Armen
Directed By: Gene Nelson
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Shahana: Angelique Pettyjohn
Lars: Steve Sandor

: Floyd on Fish

Newlyn in Cornwall is renowned for inspiring artists. Its fishmarket inspired cook and bon viveur Keith Floyd to make a rich, but inexpensive bouillabaisse. He also pays a respectful visit to the Duchy of Cornwall oyster farm on the Helford River where he ponders the mystery of this curious, but expensive, shellfish. Photography


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Malcolm Baldwin.
Unknown: Clive North
Editor: Phil Wilkinson
Producer: David Pritchard

: Brazil, Brazil

Four films reporting on the people, problems and potential of the world's fifth-largest country.
2: What Price Progress?
Twenty-one years of military rule in Brazil ended in March this year. The new civilian government inherited both the world's largest foreign debt and also a social debt of 30 million severely malnourished Brazilians. The programme looks at how this situation came about and at three current gigantic projects in the Amazon region. Those taking part include President Jose Sarney and the Financial Times correspondent, Andrew Whitley.
Narrator Jim Norton Film editorRICHARD SEEL ProducerPETER RIDING
A viewers guide is available by sending a large sae (12 x 9) with 24p postage to: [address removed]


Unknown: Jose Sarney
Narrator: Andrew Whitley.
Narrator: Jim Norton
Editor: Richard Seel
Producer: Peter Riding

: Timewatch

Magic Circles
This month the history magazine comes from Stonehenee where Peter France introduces stories of astrology, astronomy and archaeology.
As the world waits for
Halley's Comet, a recently discovered diary written by a 17th-century merchant from Rye in Sussex reveals the feelings of a man caught up in a scientific revolution, when the new discipline of astronomy shouldered aside the age-old belief in astrology. Author Aubrey Burl , authority on stone circles, outlines new theories which suggest that the ancient peoples of Britain used the world's most famous circle as a lunar as well as a solar observatory.
And a look back at events earlier this year when
Stonehenge and the hill fort at Maiden Castle were at the centre of English Heritage's controversial plans to preserve our past. A controversy that still rages over who digs what and where, that has split the usually placid world of archaeology.
0 INFO: page 93


Introduces: Peter France
Unknown: Aubrey Burl
Directors: Robert Marshall
Directors: Michael Coyle
Directors: Chris Mohr
Producer: Roy Da Vies
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Alas Smith and Jones

starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones
Conclusion of series. Not to put too fine a point on it the show starts on a rubbish tip and ends with a fart. with Robin Driscoll, Peter McCarthy, Geoffrey Whitehead, Francis Batsoni, Tony Calvert, Terry Day, Gavin Falcon, Michael Fenton-Stevens,
Kathleen Heath, Norman Jay Rita and Vince Starr and Adam Wide
Written by Colin Bostock-Smith, Terry Kyan, Rory McGrath, Roger Planer, Laurie Rowley, Paul Smith and others
Music Peter Brewis
Designers Malcolm Thornton and Mark Sevant
Produced by John Kilby and Jimmy Mulville


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Francis Batsoni
Unknown: Tony Calvert
Unknown: Gavin Falcon
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Kathleen Heath
Unknown: Norman Jay
Unknown: Vince Starr
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Written By: Terry Kyan.
Written By: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Paul Smith
Music: Peter Brewis
Designers: Malcolm Thornton
Produced By: John Kilby
Produced By: Jimmy Mulville

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now. Animal Crackers with Lucinda Lambton
All over Britain there are strange and delightful buildings with one thing in common - they were created for animals. Castles, temples, palaces, obelisks and pyramids, some with curious stories, all built by a rich collection of eccentrics.
Near Edinburgh, there's a domed temple that's really a dovecote; in Cumbria, a farmyard like a toy fort. A pyramid for chickens in Shropshire, a castle for bears in Leeds, an underground pigsty at Welbeck Abbey, and, in the garden of Fish Cottage, Blockley, a most unusual tomb ...
Lucinda Lambton , who giggled through the lavatories of Britain for 40
Minutes, is your guide to such follies. Small or grand, practical or fantastic, they are a happy by-product of the British passion for animals. Photography
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Editor: Jim Latham
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Black Silk

A series in eight parts devised by MUSTAPHA MATURA and RUDY NARAYAN starring Rudolph Walker and Kika Markham 5: Winner Stays On by MUSTAPHA MATURA
Selwyn Regis , lead singer of a reggae band, is prosecuted for attacking a member of a right-wing group. He claims he acted in self-defence; but there are hidden forces at work.
Reggae music by ASWAD Designer RAYMOND CUSICK Producer RUTH BOSWELL Director JAN SARGENT


Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Kika Markham
Unknown: Mustapha Matura
Unknown: Selwyn Regis
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Director: Jan Sargent
Larry Scott: Rudolph Walker
Julie Smythe: Kika Markham
Marjorie Scott: Mona Hammond
Selwyn Regis: Brinsley Forde
Mr Clarke: Jeffry Wickham
Judge: Christopher Benjamin
Miss Blake: Susannah Bunyan
Sidney Rose: Bert Parnaby
George Bradford: James Smith
Jasmine Scott: Suzette Llewellyn
Cecil RAM: John Holder
Reporter: Barrie Houghton
Terry Reed: Tony Guilfoyle
Vicar: Tommy Eytle
Robert: Pat Gorman
Julio: Ulric Browne
Usher: Margaret Wedlake
Youth: Paul Sadler

: 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

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