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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Des le début Asking the Way
Basic French language skills shown through sketches and documentary film. (R) 9 52 Look and Read 1: TheMeteorite
10.15 Mathscore Two SpaceCount
In which ROGER makes a square disappear before your very eyes and ELAINE shows what can be done with a square metre. (R)
10.38 The History Trail The Silver Buckle
A story in three parts by JOAN AIKEN
1: It is 1698 and the Newants are in trouble. They have lost all their money, and Richard, the eldest son, is fighting a duel.
But his young brother Thoby is making plans to take them all to America.
Producer ALAN EREIRA (R)
11.0 Around Scotland Border Reivers
1: Border Strongholds
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
Farming: East and West
The first of five programmes looks at 'agri-business' in East Anglia and traditional dairy farming in Northern Ireland. Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN Series producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.44 Going to Work Leaving Home
12.5 pm
Making the Most of the Micro Ten programmes showing what micros can do and how to use them. Presented by IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS
1: The Versatile Machine (R)
12.35-1 Testing Times GCSE: Oral French
Although the language presented in this programme is French, the issues raised are relevant to other modem languages.
1.10 Science Topics
Light Electrons and the Atom
1.33 General Studies V.Viewsfrom the West
2.0 Scene
On YerBike! by BARRY PURCHESE A group of four friends fancy a cycle trip to the country. It's unknown territory for them and Benny, in particular, looks forward to impressing the 'natives' with a brand-new racing bike. But the experience affects the group in ways they hadn't foreseen.
2.30-2.50 English File
The Power of Language Power to Persuade
A new unit of programmes providing examples of language in use. How can we choose our words to persuade? Salespeople and politicians, among others, provide some answers.


Producer: Alan Ereira
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Producer: Len Brown
Presented By: Ian McNaught-Davis
Producer: Patti Langton
Unknown: Barry Purchese
Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: Edward Hayward

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of last night's quarter-final matches.


Introduces: Tony Gubba

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

A series of six lectures on communicating.
5:The Integrated Body
The most complex of all communication systems is the one that operates inside the human body, which is made up of enormous numbers of living cells that are tightly co-ordinated to perform as an individual person.
Professor David Pye uses animals and humans to demonstrate how nerve cells conduct messages around the body. Ultimately, the brain is responsible for maintaining the human body as well as reacting to the outside world.


Unknown: Professor David Pye

: Korda Classics: Rembrandt

starring Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester
Following Henry VIII, Charles Laughton gave another fine portrait of a historical character in this touching film about 'the greatest painter who ever lived'. Amsterdam, 1642. Rembrandt is at the peak of his career. But, with the death of his beloved wife, Saskia, and the controversy over his painting 'The Night Watch', hard times ensue, until his spirit is restored by the love of a younger woman.
FILMS: page 15


Screenplay: Lajos Biro
Screenplay: June Head
Producer/Director: Alexander Korda
Rembrandt van Rijn: Charles Laughton
Geertje Dirx: Gertrude Lawrence
Hendrickje Stoffels: Elsa Lanchester
Fabrizius: Edward Chapman
Titus van Rijn: John Bryning
Beggar/Saul: Roger Livesey
Dr Tulp: Allan Jeayes
Gavaert Flink: John Clements
Banning Cocq: Walter Hudd
Auctioneer: Sam Livesey
Harmen van Rijn: Herbert Lomas
Ludwig: Raymond Huntley
Dr Monasseh: Abraham Sofaer
Hertsbeeke: Lawrence Hanray
Marquis: Austin Trevor
Jan Six: Henry Hewitt
Aglintje: Gertrude Musgrove
Adrien: Basil Gill
Van Seeland: Edmund Willard
Baron Leivens: Marius Goring

: Ebony

Presented by Juliet Alexander A behind-the-headlines profile of Bernie Grant , the leader of Haringey
Council, whose comments after last year's disturbances in Tottenham caused so much controversy; an interview with racing driver Tony Chambers, who is making inroads in a sport where few black competitors have succeeded; and a taste of the musical future with a new funk band, Black Britain. Studio director ANNIE MORRIS Producer KRISHNA GOVENDER
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Juliet Alexander
Unknown: Bernie Grant
Unknown: Black Britain.
Director: Annie Morris
Producer: Krishna Govender
Producer: John Wilcox

: Frickley-The Changes

4: Ian's 's Story
Ian Henfrey started the year fiddling for coal on a council rubbish tip and dreaming of a new car. He reluctantly agreed to his wife taking a job to help support the family. 'We never thought it would get this bad ... There were times when I didn't think we'd pull through....'


Unknown: Ian Henfrey

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
With Geoff Hamilton
Clay Jones , Margaret Waddy and David Stevens
In the first programme, the team set to work for the start of the new gardening season: how to force hardy perennials into early flower, a look at the results of the brussels sprouts trial, and a new venture - the 'Bolt-on Garden'. Planned by landscape designer, David Stevens , this garden builds up and adapts to the changing requirements of the growing family without altering its overall design. It will be featured throughout the year.
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
For a design pack on these gardens send cheque or postal order for £1. 50 to: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Margaret Waddy
Unknown: David Stevens
Designer: David Stevens
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Tom O'Connor

Cinema is the central theme for this week's show as cameras and sound roll on Tom's close-up observations and anecdotes.
Cherry Gillespie, Derek Griffiths and Mike Berry are waiting in the wings for their cue, and musical director Graham Preskett tries to upstage Tom in a comedy song about foreign films. Comedian Gary Wilmot visits Tom in his backstage dressing-room, while the roving camera captures jokes from the ever-willing public.
FEATURE: page 5


Comedian: Tom O'Connor
Dancer: Cherry Gillespie
Entertainer: Derek Griffiths
Actor: Mike Berry
Musical Director: Graham Preskett
Comedian: Gary Wilmot
Sound Supervisor: David Thompson
Lighting Director: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Michael Young
Production: Rick Gardner

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
In the third quarter-final played this evening, the form book suggests that the No 2 seed JOHN LOWE will meet the No 7 seed
If this is so, the quality of play will be of the highest standard.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA
Television presentation


Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Bob Anderson.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses in detail:
Global Report (BBC2) Silas Marner (BBC1) and Clive James in Dallas (LWT)
Produced and directed by NICHOLAS BARKER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Silas Mamer
Unknown: Clive James
Directed By: Nicholas Barker

: 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.
Directors JOHN WILKINSON , CHRIS FOX Assignment editors


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Davies
Producers: Jana Bennett
Unknown: Mike Robinson.
Unknown: Tim Gardam
Unknown: Mark Thompson
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Richard Tait

: Weatherview

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
In the last quarter-final, if the seeding is true to form, JOCKY WILSON (6) and DAVE WMTCOMBE (3) could play a repeat of last year's quarter-final when
Whitcombe narrowly beat Wilson 4-3.
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the action.


Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Dave Wmtcombe
Introduces: Tony Gubba

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