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: Daytime on Two

9.20 Let's Go - Series 3: Let's Make up our Minds
A series for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by Brian Rix (R)

9.35 Encounter: Spain 1: Town and Village
Life in a Castilian village - and in the provincial capital of Vallodolid. (R)

9.52 Mathscore One: A Cover Up
To measure an amount of surface, Elaine Donnelly and Roger Sloman first investigate tessellations. (R)

10.15 Look and Read The Boy from Space: 1 - The Meteorite
by Richard Carpenter (R)

10.38 Japan: The Crowded Islands - The City
The startling contrast between the facade of Tokyo and everyday life inside the Yagis house - a Tokyo 'cockney' family. (R)

11.0 Watch: Clocks

11.17 Walrus: The Sack
by Gerry Huxham
What's it gonna be? (R)

11.39 Science Topics: Light, Electrons and the Atom The relationship between electronic energy levels and the emission or absorption of energy. (R)

12.0 Year of the French: The High-speed Railwayman
Philippe Coriat - guard on the TGV, the world's fastest train. (R)

12.30 pm Deutsch direkt!: 11
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German
The grape harvest in Franconia is in full swing and the wine producers are expecting a good vintage. But will it win the approval of the examining committee in Wurzburg?
(Complementary radio programme on Sunday Radio 4 VHF at 5.30pm, re-broadcast next Saturday at 4.30) Book £5.95, three cassettes £1 75 each, and Notes for Teachers £3.25, from booksellers or BBC Publications

12.55 Testing Times: GCSE: General Issues 2
Continuing the investigation of the issues of coursework assessment and differentiation, across a wide range of subject interests.

1.20 Encounter: France Land and Sea - Fecamp
On 14 July, Fecamp celebrates - but what's life like for the police, firemen and fishermen on other days? (R)

1.38 Let's See: Lights in the Dark: 1: Let There be Light!
From candles to light bulbs - an 'illuminated' history!

2.0 You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs get lost at the funfair. Maths at the seaside: 'Shallow and deep.'
Story: Meeting Grandad by Mary Dickinson and Yasmin Sheikh Illustrations by Charlotte Formin

2.15 History 11-13: The Tudors: Ships and Seamen
What were Henry VIII's reasons for backing the Cabots' 'voyages of exploration'? What can the discovery of the Mary Rose tell us about the development of Henry VHI s navy? Where was the first English settlement in North America?

2.40 Exploring Science It's a Crystal World

From diamonds to the silicon chip, crystals have very special properties. (R)


Presented By (Let's Go): Brian Rix
Presenter (Mathscore): Elaine Donnelly
Presenter (Mathscore): Roger Sloman
Writer (Look and Read): Richard Carpenter
Writer (Walrus): Gerry Huxham
Actor (Walrus): David Scaffardi
Actress (Walrus): Christine Collins
Actor (Walrus): Dave Carter
Actor (Walrus): Marc Nohr.
Actor (Walrus): Richard Bell
Actor (Walrus): Ian Thompson
Actress (Walrus): Melissa Wilson
Actress (Walrus): Karen Frawley
Actress (Walrus): Audie Cummings
Series Producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Subject (Year of the French): Philippe Coriat
Presented By (Deutsch direkt!): Hanni Vanhaiden
Film Director (Deutsch direkt!): Gill Barnes
Producer (Deutsch direkt!): Maddalena Fagandini
Producer (Testing Times): Geoff Wheeler
Presented By (Let's See): Rhoda MacLeod
Presented By (Let's See): Gilly Gilchrist
Producer (Let's See): Marianne Baird
Author (You and Me): Mary Dickinson
Author (You and Me): Yasmin Sheikh
Illustrations By (You and Me): Charlotte Formin
Presented By (You and Me): Harry Towb
Producer (You and Me): Nicci Crowther
Dramatised inserts written by (History 11-13): Stan Channing
Presenter (History 11-13): Richard Burrows
Director (History 11-13): Jim Coleman
Producer (History 11-13): Jill Shepard

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
Especially for those who go to bed early, highlights of yesterday evening's matches. Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

A series of six programmes on communicating 2:Animal Talk
Like humans, animals depend on communication for reproduction, and often for a complex social life. But the methods they use are widely different, because their sense organs work in a variety of often surprising ways.
Using fishes, snakes, dogs and ducks Professor David Pye explains how some animals can communicate with 'sounds' and 'colours' that we cannot hear or see. Sometimes man can even communicate with his domestic beasts. Assistant producer MICHAEL GUNTON Producers


Unknown: Professor David Pye
Producer: Michael Gunton
Unknown: Alan Russell
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: No Limits

First of 12 programmes Last summer saw the emergence of a brand new music show, which not only crammed in more great records than ever previously attempted, but also gave a chance to two unknown teenagers to become TV hosts. This week Jonathan King again auditions the survivors of 4,000 applications and, aided and abetted by last season's stars Lisa Maxwell and Jeremy Legge , selects two future media people.
Writer and mascot JONATHAN KING Producer PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Lisa Maxwell
Unknown: Jeremy Legge
Unknown: Jonathan King
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: The Adventure Game

First of six programmes
A direct broadcast from Arg - a small red planet on the far side of the galaxy, inhabited by a race of friendly, trans-metamorphic dragons who have the ability to assume the shape of their visitors.
Each week three explorers from Earth travel to the planet in search of the Great Crystal. However, on arrival they find that their quest is hampered by a series of logic problems, set by the planet's ruler, His Royal Highness, The Rangdo of Arg.
This week's Earth visitors Sheelagh Gilbey
Ian McNaught-Davis Roy Kane
Residents of Arg
Director OLIVER MACFARLANE Producers


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Roy Kane
Director: Oliver MacFarlane
Unknown: Ian Oliver
Dorgan: Sarah Lam
Gandor: Christopher Leaver
Dagnor: Bill Homewood

: The Strange Affair of ...

Investigated by Robert Symes The first of six original enquiries into the truth behind famous mysteries and popular stories.
Frankenstein and his
Monster began life, not in the horror films starring
BORIS KARLOFF but in a tale told by a teenage girl, MARY GODWIN , 170 years ago. Was her idea for creating human life based on fact? Who was the original Frankenstein? Robert Symes follows the trail of Mary Godwin to find that the story has taken on new and unexpected life today, in the lair of the Frankensteins themselves. Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Film editor MIKE APPELT Producer ROBIN BOOTLE
0 FEATURE: page 84


Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Mary Godwin
Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: Mary Godwin
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: Mike Appelt

: Frickley - The Changes

A year ago the villages around Frickley colliery had been transformed by the coal dispute, stirring new passions, conflicts and loyalities.
This series follows five people through 1985 and reveals what happened to them when the strike was over ... 2: Albert's Story
Albert Nicholls starts the year travelling to work under police protection. His decision to break the strike leads to threats and attacks on his house. The family want Albert and his wife to move out. 'I've worked with these chaps all my life ... now they've turned to animals'.
Film editor ANDY KEMP
Producer DEBBIE CHRISTIE BBC Manchester
(Next programme tomorrow at &


Unknown: Albert Nicholls
Producer: Debbie Christie

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley The second round commences this evening, with the players contesting the best of five sets, five legs per set. Hot favourite ERIC BRISTOW should be on the oche tonight, to try to make it to a fifth world title win on Sunday.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: The Boat

Last of three parts
Submarine U-96 has received orders to put into the neutral Spanish port of Vigo before attempting to pass the British-held Straits of Gibraltar. The officers experience the good life on a German supply ship. For the men it's a brief respite from the war.
A West German series with English subtitles). (R)
(For cast see page 25)


the Captain: Jiirgen Prochnow
Lt Werner: Herbert Gronemeyer

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley TONY GUBBA introduces further coverage of this evening's session in which KEITH DELLER (5) and CLIFF LAZARENKO (4) are seeded to appear.


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Cliff Lazarenko

: Newsnight

John Tusa Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith


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

: Weatherview

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
Night-cap coverage of this evening's second-round matches.
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN Television presentation


Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

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