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: Daytime on Two

9.36 Maths Counts Drawing the Line
Can figures lie? Wendy finds out the hard way. (R)
9.58 Thinkabout. Bridges
10.15 Science Workshop Dissolving (A)
10.38 Exploring Science Fire, Earth, Metals
11.0 Near and Far
Up in the Mountains
Mountainous environments provide a combination of hazards and attractions. What are the hazards and how does a map help to avoid them? Presenters MARY DOWNING and DEREK MAYES
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R)
11.22 Tutorial Topics
Living with a Handicap
Scenes from everyday life for
12-year-old ALISTAIR JORDAN and his thoughts and feelings about being in a wheelchair.
Film cameraman BEN WADE Asian Girl
PERMINDERPAL GILL , a 13-year-old Sikh girl bom in Britain, weighs up the pros and cons of living in two cultures.
11.45 Higher Education What Sort of Place?
A student's-eye view of undergraduate life; what is it like to master new study skills and to branch out into new subjects? (R)
12.5 pm Buongiomo Italia!
(Continued from autumn 1985) A course for beginners in Italian. 13: Viene fatto cosi (R)
12.30 Prima!
Eight short programmes about tourist-German - all you need to survive.
3: Geradeaus!
Steve gets his directions right and finds Cologne Cathedral. with PETRA ULICH
12.45 Bellamy's New World Presented by DAVID BELLAMY
Eight films exploring America and its botanical history. 2: Real Estates (R)
1.20 Encounter: Italy Fruits of the Land
Italian food and farming: olives and olive oil; farms in Basilicata and Tuscany; ham, cheese and gastronomy in Parma. (R)
1.38 Around Scotland Behind the Scenes 1: Hospital
Doctors and nurses apart, who works in a big hospital? Visit Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to find out.
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Harry asks Cosmo and Dibs not to touch a trumpet he's mending, but will temptation prove too much for them?
Dressing up song: 'What would it be like to be a superhero?'
Book: The Magic Porridge Pot.
2.15 Music Time. Tune Shapes
2.40 History File
One Man's Revolution


Unknown: Derek Mayes
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Unknown: Alistair Jordan
Unknown: Ben Wade
Unknown: Asian Girl
Unknown: Perminderpal Gill
Unknown: Dave Gurney
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Petra Ulich
Unknown: James McKenna
Unknown: Rosemary Frankau.
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Terry Hawkin
Directed By: Nicholas Metcalfe
Produced By: Tony Roberts
Presented By: David Bellamy
Narrator: John Crawford
Producer: Peter Whiteford
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Red Herrings

Another Country
Second of eight programmes looking at issues which involve young people.
With no hope of private lodging or council housing, and faced with DHSS regulations designed to stamp out 'scrounging' in bed and breakfast hotels, growing numbers of unemployed young people are forced to squat or sleep rough.
In the basement of a derelict London rock venue Red
Herrings finds out what it's like to live in a refrigerator. Two squatters' groups, Critical Mass and Black
Sheep Collective, believe that the only solution to the housing crisis facing young people lies in direct action. Film editor HORACIO QUEIRO Produced by CHRIS LENT
The Red Herrings File contains background notes and useful contacts. Send a large sae and 28p postage to: [address removed]


Produced By: Chris Lent

: Star Trek

Patterns of Force
The chilling consequences of interfering in a planet's culture are seen when the Enterprise's search for a missing historian takes it to Ekos.


Written By: John Meredyth Lucas
Directed By: Vince McEveety
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Gill: David Brian
Melakon: Skip Homeier

: Discovering Animals

Otters are secretive creatures, quite common but rarely seen. The best you can hope for are signs that they are about.
Seals, on the other hand, are easy to watch, but if you want to see more than a head bobbing above the water, you need to know where and how to look. Tony goes seal-watching and, for the first time in his life, observes common seals swimming up the saltmarsh creeks and hauling themselves out on to the mud flats.
Film editor HUGH TASMAN Producer BRYN BROOKS

: Far from Paradise

A series of seven programmes 2: Bread, Wine and Dust At the end of the 18th century, The Rev
Thomas Malthus published his essay on population in which he said: 'Population has a tendency to increase beyond the means of subsistence'. His view was that when this happened, nature took a hand and there was a correction - famine for example, pestilence or war. In Europe, scientific advance and colonisation have, so far at least, postponed Malthus's gloomy prediction. But on a global scale, could Malthus yet be right?
John Seymour reports from around the world.
John Ormond narrates.
Film cameraman RUSS WALKER Film editor TIM KRUYDENBERG Producer BRLAN TURVEY BBC Wales


Unknown: Thomas Malthus
Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: John Ormond
Unknown: Russ Walker
Producer: Brlan Turvey

: Wild Flower

Michael Jordan unravels fact from folklore in an occasional series bringing a new view to some of our more familiar wild flowers. Poppies
These bright, flamboyant flowers are destined to open and become pollinated all within the space of just one day - and yet some may have risen from seeds which have lain dormant in the soil for 100 years or more.
Video cameraman SANDY TRISTEM Producer SARA FORD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan

: Brass Tacks

Taking to the Streets
Sean Wheatley and Zafir Malik are ordinary, law-abiding citizens who have always put their faith in the police. Now, faced with crime on their doorsteps, they've decided to take the law into their own hands.
David Henshaw ventures out with the men who believe that the police are failing to protect their communities, and that their only defence is to take to the streets. Research MARK GREGORY
Executive producer COLIN CAMERON
• INFO: page 77


Unknown: Sean Wheatley
Unknown: Zafir Malik
Unknown: David Henshaw
Editor: Steve Woffenden
Producer: Colin Cameron

: Yes, Prime Minister: The Smoke Screen

starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds.

An enthusiastic new Health Minister comes to the PM with a plan for virtually abolishing smoking by prohibitive taxation, Jim is attracted by the idea, but the Civil Service are horrified by the prospect of losing £4-billion of revenue.
Uproariously funny television series ... like all good satire, the intention is deadly serious.
(Peregrine Worsthorne)

Brilliant scripts with a satirical quality seldom ever seen on television.
(Jimmy Reid)

Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Title sequences: Gerald Scarfe
Lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian: John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn: Clive Merrison
Sir Frank: Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts: Bill Wallis
Sir Gerald: Brian Hawksley

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now.
Stop the Wedding!
The story of four marriages that very nearly took place - but didn't.
Carole met her man on the Arsenal terraces. The invitations were out, the cake was made, the presents had arrived. But why didn't the bridegroom turn up to meet the vicar ... ?
Diane was 18 when she met
Stu. It was a romance built on sentimental postcards, holidays in the sun, and love at long distance. Was it all too perfect to last.... ?
Kate and George were in the middle of their ceremony when the telephone rang. Why did the registrar stop the wedding? And what was the secret he unveiled ... ? Sue was a coalminer's daughter. Richard was a policeman, up in Yorkshire on picket duty. It was a whirlwind romance. But at
9.30 on the eve of the wedding itself, there was a knock on Sue's door....
Research CATRINE CLAY Photography IAN PUNTER
0 WODDIS ON: page 85


Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Pot Black 86

The second match of BBC2's International Snooker
Tournament, featuring the world's top 16 players, brings together England's
Steve Davis against Bill Werbeniuk of Canada. Davis, a former world champion, has won the Pot Black championship on two previous occasions. Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Presenter DAVID ICKE Director PETER HAYWARD Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Bill Werbeniuk
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John Williams
Presenter: David Icke
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: John G. Smith

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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