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: Daytime on Two

9.36 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
11: In Proportion
A potting mixture has grit, loam and peat in the proportions 7:2:1. What fraction of it is loam?
Followed by Scale Up
Why is an elephant a different shape from a mouse? (R)
9.58 Thinkabout. Under our Feet
10.15 Science Workshop
Stretch, Weigh and Bounce (B)
10.38 Exploring Science The Body Machine
11.0 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)
11.22 Tutorial Topics
The Bully and the Victim
Parts 1 and 2 by JOHN CHALLEN A two-part play that looks at the same story from two viewpoints. with WAYNE GODDARD
11.45 Higher Education What Sort of Course? An introduction to polytechnics, colleges and institutes of higher education. (R)
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!
(Continued from autumn 1985) A course for beginners in Italian
12: Mi quo dare un numero? (R)
12.30 Prima!
Eight short programmes about tourist-German - all you need to survive. 2: Wieviel? (R)
Bellamy's New World
Presented by DAVID BELLAMY
Eight films exploring America and its botanical history.
1: A Little Inconvenience (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES
1.20 Encounter: Italy A Country at Work
Italian industries: fishing in the Bay of Naples. (R)
1.38 Around Scotland Border Reivers
2: Archie Armstrong's Aith A dramatisation by HECTOR MACMILLAN of a well-known border ballad. with GREGOR FISHER
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs helps Cosmo overcome her fears. Dressing up song: 'What if you were a lion?'
Book: Roger was a Razor Fish
Poems compiled by JILL BENNETT Illustrated by MAUREEN ROFFEY Presenter HARRY TOWB
2.15 Music Time
Rhythms Together
2.40 History File
Mr Kennedy and Mr Krushchev


Producer: Alan Ereira
Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Wayne Goddard
Unknown: Demetri Jagger
Unknown: Richard Chadwick
Unknown: Simon Gilby
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: James Marcus
Unknown: Maureen Morris
Unknown: Barry Ewart
Unknown: Paul Morris
Producer: Len Brown
Presented By: David Bellamy
Unknown: Hector MacMillan
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: James Gibb
Unknown: James Kennedy.
Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Unknown: Rhona MacKay
Designer: Bob Smart
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Illustrated By: Maureen Roffey
Presenter: Harry Towb
Unknown: Mr Kennedy
Unknown: Mr Krushchev

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Red Herrings

Trouble in the Ark
Animal rights come under scrutiny in the first of a new series of eight programmes which examine issues involving young people. Every half hour, 300 animals die in laboratory experiments, and 90,000 are slaughtered for food. But is it necessary, or even healthy? With Lindi the Rabbit's help Red Herring looks at the arguments and talks to members of the South-east Animal Liberation League, now in prison for raiding labs. Editor HORACIO QUEIRO
- Produced by CHRIS LENT
I INFO: p77 and WODDIS ON: p79


Produced By: Chris Lent

: Star Trek

Return to Tomorrow
From a devastated planet in uncharted space a voice speaks to the Enterprise:
'I am as dead as my planet'. Not until a landing party beams down is the significance of the statement realised ...


Written By: Gene Roddenberry
Directed By: Ralph Senensky
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Sulu: George Take!

: Discovering Animals

Second of eight programmes presented by Tony Soper
Hedgehogs and squirrels are among the most common visitors to our gardens - one by day, the other by night. But whereas the squirrel is often an unwelcome guest on the bird-table, hedgehogs devour our garden pests by night - no garden should be without one.
But how do you attract them and what do you do when faced with a three-ounce hedgehog orphaned just before the snows of winter? Film editor HUGH TASMAN Producer BRYN BROOKS


Presented By: Tony Soper

: Far from Paradise

The first of seven programmes
The Worm Forgives the Plough
At the beginning of Time, Adam - so the story goes - had a perfect place to live in: Eden. Stained-glass windows show him thrusting his spade into the soil of the Garden for the first time. But since then things have started to go wrong. The growth of our civilisation started with the first systems of agriculture, and the earliest cities that developed in Mesopotamia set the essential pattern of our modem urban society.
Today most of us assume that the food we need will be there on a shelf somewhere for the buying. We have made it into a cash-and-carry world. But at what price? All over the world the changes that have revolutionised agriculture so that supply can keep up with demand, are leaving our landscapes altered, even sometimes maimed. Since the Industrial Revolution we have released forces of power that have dictated the kind of lives we lead.
But are we pushing our luck too hard, as man has often done in the past? Things can and do go wrong - and this is our one and only world.
John Seymour reports from around the world.
John Ormond narrates. Cameraman RUSS WALKER Film editor JOHN BREWSER
Producer BRIAN TURVEY. BBC Wales
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: John Ormond
Unknown: Russ Walker
Editor: John Brewser
Producer: Brian Turvey.

: Bookmark

The monthly literary magazine introduced by Ian Hamilton
Home Thoughts from Abroad Sir Angus Wilson , the distinguished novelist, this month publishes a collection of his travel essays,
Reflections in a Writer's Eye. For Bookmark, this famous observer of the English scene journeyed from his new home in the south of France to visit London. Ian Hamilton takes Sir Angus to places which prompt reflections on his life, his work, and the changing Britain he has decided to abandon.
A new writer, Simon Burt , talks about his remarkable first collection of short stories, Floral Street.
And Bookmark investigates H.R.F. Keating , whose new Inspector Ghote novel,
Under a Monsoon Cloud, is published this month. How did such a reserved
Englishman manage to capture the teeming life of the sub-continent to the satisfaction of the Bombay Police Department?


Introduced By: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: Sir Angus Wilson
Talks: Simon Burt
Unknown: H.R.F. Keating
Directors: Roland Keating
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: Yes, Prime Minister

by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring Paul Eddington Nigel Hawthorne Derek Fowlds in The Ministerial Broadcast Jim Hacker prepares to make his first broadcast as Prime
Minister and finds it is not so easy.
Title sequences GERALD SCARFE Lighting RON BRISTOW
Designer GLORIA CLAYTON Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
Uproariously funny.... as immortal asPCWodehouse'sBertieWooster and Jeeves.


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Godfrey: John Wells
Malcolm Warren: Barry Stanton
David: Brian Gwaspari
Make-up girl: Carolyn Lyster

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now.
Flight from Vatersay
The Hebrides - idyllic isles of wild beauty, majestic, remote, peaceful? That's not how Neil Gillies , 23 years old and unemployed, sees his island home of Vatersay. For him it's a place of isolation, boredom and drink. He can't wait to leave Vatersay, his widowed mother and his eight brothers and sisters, to try his luck in Glasgow.
His prospects aren't good. Jobs are scarce, accommodation hard to find. There are compensations - Vatersay has few girls;
Glasgow seems alive with them. Over the months, the demands of fending for himself begin to tell. When Neil leaves his hard-won job he escapes into the illusory comfort of alcohol. Should he have stayed on the island? Or can he come to terms with this uncompromising city of bed-sits, the dole and bars? Film editor PETER BARBER Producer DAVID PEARSON Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Neil Gillies
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: David Pearson
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Pot Black 86

The start of the 18th series of BBC2's International Snooker Championship for the Pot Black trophy features the current title holder,
Doug Mountjoy (Wales) bidding to win the championship for the third time, against Patsy Fagan (Irish Republic) making his debut in television's longest-running tournament.
Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN Williams Presenter David Icke Director PETER HAYWARD Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Patsy Fagan
Presenter: David Icke
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: John G. Smith

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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