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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Appuntamento in Italia Usanze e costumi
La contrade; tradizioni campagnole; feste religiose e civili. (R)
9.52 Look and Read Dark Towers by ANDREW DA VIES 10: The Last Laugh
10.15 Mathscore One Graphics Description
An inexperienced salesman learns how to put his sales figures into shape. (R)
10.38 History 11-13: The Middle Ages 5: The Traders
RICHARD BURROWS shows evidence for the wool trade, visiting places en route from the Cotswolds to Bruges. Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R)
11.0 Around Scotland 2: Nocturnal Animals
11.22 Brazil
5: Progress - But Who is it For? How have the fruits of Brazil's economic development been shared by the population as a whole?
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.44 Going to Work Happy in your Job?
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.
10: Things to Come (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.
5: Recognising the Obvious (R)
1.10 Science Topics Relationships
1.33 General Studies Romantic Fiction
2.0 Scene
Why are You so Shy?
Is shyness a problem or an attractive part of someone's character? Do the non-shy tend to laugh at someone who is shy? Scene asks whether it's a handicap and, if it is, looks at possibilities for coping with it. Series producer ROGER TONGE Producer ANDY WALKER
2.30 English File
Charlotte and Jane
Charlotte Bronte anticipated the feminist writing of today by presenting a heroine who was prepared to stand against the conventions of her time. The award-winning drama documentary written by JULIA PASCAL starring and Jane Eyre


Unknown: Andrew Da Vies
Unknown: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Andy Walker
Written By: Julia Pascal
Written By: Jane Eyre
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Rochester: Kenneth Cranham
Charlotte Bronte: Joanna David

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: The Treasure Seekers

starring Rod Taylor Stuart Whitman
According to legend, somewhere in the warm waters of Jamaica lies the fabled treasure of Henry
Morgan, the pirate. Two old college buddies, Marion and Stack, decide to search for the treasure, but not without interference from an unscrupulous local bigwig.
Screenplay by ROD TAYLOR Produced by SAM MANNERS Directed by HENRY LEVIN
9 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Rod Taylor
Unknown: Stuart Whitman
Play By: Rod Taylor
Produced By: Sam Manners
Directed By: Henry Levin
Marion Casey: Rod Taylor
Stack Baker: Stuart Whitman
Reginald Landers: Jeremy Kemp
Ursula: Elke Sommer
Meat Cleaver Stewart: Keenan Wynn
Debbie: Jennie Sherman
Joe: Bob Phillips
Lincoln: Keith Foote
Superintendent: Dan Jackson

: Micro Live

A look at new developments in information technology.
American reporter Freff risks using a computer database before buying a painting in a New York antique shop.
Fred Harris explains how the home micro can be used to communicate with other computers down the telephone line.
Ian McNaught-Davis takes a trip down memory lane to explain the way that computer storage devices have developed over the years.
And, looking forward, Freff visits an American research team who are developing
'super memories' that use lasers to read and write data onto protein molecules.
Studio director PATRICK TITLEY 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 5Op to: [address removed]


Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

Juliet Alexander presents the weekly magazine programme for Britain's black communities.
This week: profile of a rising star in the world of music. Shirley Thompson is a composer and musician whose growing reputation led to a recent appearance performing her own string quartet at the Queen
Elizabeth Hall. She talks to Ebony about her music and plays her latest composition in the studio.
Studio director ANNIE MORRIS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Music: Shirley Thompson
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall.
Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Zoo 2000

The sixth of eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas Frozen Assets
Giant pandas and chimpanzees in deep freeze? It's not science fiction, but a hedge against extinction for wildlife. 'ET', standing for embryo transfer, is a part of the test-tube technology being employed by zoos the world over to increase their animal assets.
Jeremy Cherfas lifts the lid on some of the problems of breeding exotic animals - and shows how science is an investment against species being left out in the cold! Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


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

: Going to Pot

Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton with a practical guide to the care of houseplants.
In this, the last of the series, the everlasting Christmas tree, poinsettias that don't go on for ever, gadgets for presents, and a resume of composts, watering and feeding.
Roger McGaughey and Carl Poulsen give expert advice on getting the best out of purchased plants. Production assistants
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roger McGaughey
Unknown: Carl Poulsen
Unknown: Jean Laughton.
Unknown: Jane Don
Producer: John Kenyon

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King Salt Lake City in Utah is famous as the base of the Mormon religion.
JK meets the first Mormon Miss America, and Little Jimmy Osmond who is now 'big' Jimmy and a successful television producer. Plus, in total contrast, AC/DC and Foreigner. Surprisingly, Salt Lake City is also the home of rubber chickens. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Little Jimmy Osmond
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Hallelujah! Handel

A Celebration of His Life and Times
Angela Rippon visits an exhibition at the National
Portrait Gallery celebrating Handel's 300th birthday.
John Amis pays tribute to the composer, while
Anthony Milledge talks about the early instruments on view.
Jacob Simon , curator at the Gallery, describes the fascination of this collection of paintings, manuscripts and instruments.


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: John Amis
Talks: Anthony Milledge
Unknown: Jacob Simon
Unknown: Helen Holmes
Producer: Tim Marshall

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses in detail:
Soldiers (BBCl)
Black Silk (BBC2) and Girls on Top (Central) Production team:


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Carol Beaton
Unknown: Ursula McCulloch.
Unknown: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: 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.
11.30 Weatherview


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

: American Film Theatre: Philadelphia, Here I Come

Siobhan McKenna Donal McCann
Gareth O'Donnell has at last decided to leave his poor Irish village and head for America, the land of opportunity. But leaving home means leaving the beautiful Kate and his home comforts. This wry comedy examines the life and times of the young 'Gar', through his public and private selves, as he decides whether or not to head for Philadelphia.
Screenplay by BRIAN FRIEL Produced and directed by JOHN QUESTED
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Siobhan McKenna
Unknown: Donal McCann
Unknown: Gareth O'Donnell
Unknown: Brian Friel
Directed By: John Quested
Madge: Siobhan McKenna
Gar (public): Donal McCann
Gar (private): Des Cave
S A O'Donnell: Eamon Kelly
Kate Doogan: Fidelma Murphy
Senator Doogan: Liam Redmond
Liz Sweeney: Mavis Villiers
Con Sweeney: Nial Toibin
Young Gar: Donal Murphy
Master Boyle: Pat Layde
Canon O'Byrne: David Kelly
Ned: Nial Buggy
Joe: Eamon Morrissy
Tom: Donal Fox
Dr Francis Kina: Desmond Keogh
Ben Burton: O Z Whitehead

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