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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Des Ie debut
A resource series to support the teaching of basic skills in French.
3: Making Requests; Asking
Permission; Must and Need (R)
9.52 Look and Read The Boy from Space
3: The Man in the Sand-pit
10.15 Mathscore Two Sfor Symmetry
ELAINE DONELLY and ROGER SLOMAN investigate half-turn symmetry.
10.38 The History Trail The Silver Buckle
A story in three parts by JOAN AIKEN
2: Thoby and his mother have arrived in Virginia. Life on the plantation comes as quite a shock.
Producer ALAN EREIRA (R)
11.0 Around Scotland Behind the Scenes 1: Hospital
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
New Town: Stevenage
The name Stevenage means
'strong oak'. How well has the sapling new town weathered its first 40 years?
11.44 Going to Work
Overcoming Handicaps
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
3: Strings and Things (R)
The Learning Machine
A personal view by TIM O'SHEA , Director of the Microelectronics in Schools Project at the Open University, of computers in education.
2: Why is so Much Educational Software so Lousy? (R)
1.10 Science Topics Bonding
1.33 General Studies 3: East Versus West
Studio presenter NICK ROSS
2.0 Scene
The Breakaway
The closeness of three girlfriends is shattered when Pat takes a sudden shine to a boy she knew, now back on leave from the army.
Series producer ROGER TONGE Director ANDY WALKER
2.30 English File
The Power of Language - The Power to Command
Orders and instructions can be phrased in many ways; what matters is that their chosen audience takes notice: eg the language of command in a Royal Navy ship and in the council chamber of a London borough.


Unknown: Elaine Donelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Producer: David Roseveare
Producer: Alan Ereira
Narrator: John Crawford
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Presented By: Ian McNaught
Unknown: Tim O'Shea
Presenter: Nick Ross
Producer: Roger Tonge
Director: Andy Walker
Producer: Edward Hayward

: Count Me In

with Antony Johns
Bounce, balance and bending are all important today when Antony has a go at Gymnastics and discovers there's a lot more to it than a forward roll!


Director: Allan Rogers
Designer: Michael Trevor
Director: Sharon Miller
Producer: Pippa Dyson

: Heathcliff - The Cat

Heathcliff finds big trouble and a diamond in the dustbin in Mystery Loves Company (R)

: The Iron Man

Told by Tom Baker for Jackanory Today:
The Iron Man's Challenge Designer DONAL WOODS Executive producer ANGELA BEECHING


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Told By: Tom Baker
Producer: Angela Beeching
Producer: Christine Secombe
Director: Margie Barbour

: Secrets Out

with Mike Smith
In which a team of 'pupils' from Grange Hill attempts to discover the unusual hobbies of viewers and a surprise guest celebrity.
This week's team:
Alison Bettles (Fay Lucas ) Lisa York (Julie Marchant ) Mmoloki Chrystie (Kevin Baylon )
Tim Polley (Banks) Designer JANET BUDDEN Producer ALAN RUSSELL


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Alison Bettles
Unknown: Fay Lucas
Unknown: Lisa York
Unknown: Julie Marchant
Unknown: Mmoloki Chrystie
Unknown: Kevin Baylon
Unknown: Tim Polley
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Alan Russell

: Newsround Extra

John Craven and the Newsround team takes a closer look at one of the big stories, exciting events or fascinating personalities making eye-catching news. Assistant producer ANDREW MCGREGOR Editor ERIC ROWAN


Unknown: John Craven
Producer: Andrew McGregor
Editor: Eric Rowan

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes Episode 6 by MARGARET SIMPSON
Gonch comes up with a new scheme for making money but Jackie can't understand why Zammo is so short of cash.
(For cast see Tuesday page 52)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Korda Classics: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

Roland Young
Ralph Richardson When a group of distracted celestial beings decide to give an ordinary man the power to work miracles, they choose George Fotheringay , a mild little draper's assistant.
Suddenly, he is performing all kinds of tricks and receiving all kinds of advice, but one thing he desires remains impossible - the love of Ada Price.
Screenplay by LAJOS BIRO
Based on the story by H. G. WELLS Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by LOTHAR MENDES
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Roland Young
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: George Fotheringay
Play By: Lajos Biro
Story By: H. G. Wells
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Lothar Mendes
George Fotheringay: Roland Young
Colonel Winstanley: Ralph Richardson
Ada Price: Joan Gardner
Mr Maydig: Ernest Thesiger
Major Grigsby: Edward Chapman
Maggie Hooper: Sophie Stewart
Bill Stoker: Robert Cochrane
Mr Banfylele: Lawrence Hanray

: Micro Live

A weekly look at computing and information technology. This week Micro Live visits a garden centre which uses a database to help its customers find the plants they need and Fred Harris explains how to use a database on a home micro. From America Freff reports on the fascinating world of fractals - patterns on the computer screen which mimic the patterns in nature. And Ian McNaught-Davis takes a look at a promising new British development in flat-screen technology.
Studio director ALAN GRIFFITHS Series editor DAVID ALLEN


Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Director: Alan Griffiths
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

Juliet Alexander presents the weekly magazine programme for Britain's black communities.
Studio director ANNIE MORRIS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Travellers in Time

Six films of early exploration Introduced by Duncan Carse 1: Storm Cape Horn (1929) 'Now we are off for great sailing adventures aboard the enormous four-masted barque, the Peking, the largest sailing ship in the world....'
So, in 1929, a young American yachtsman and sailor, Irving Johnson , started his story of an epic 11,000-mile voyage from Hamburg to Chile - via Cape Horn.
Original narrator


Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Irving Johnson
Narrator: Captain Irving Johnson
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale Presented by Geoff Hamilton
Margaret Waddy and John Kelly
The 'Bolt-On Garden' is beginning to take shape and in tonight's programme the team continue with the hard landscaping. Getting on the land at this time of the year can be tricky. Using cloches, however, can eliminate many of the problems and give crops an earlier start.
Plus a look at a range of heated systems for seed germination.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant
Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Margaret Waddy
Presented By: John Kelly
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Tom O'Connor

This week the spotlight falls on shops and sales. Tom is joined by Cherry Gillespie
Chris Emmett and Mike Berry in trying to prove whether or not 'the customer is always right'.
Comedienne Faith Brown pays Tom a visit in his dressing-room, while
Graham Preskett and Tom criticise musically the January Sales.
Plus the roving camera's tour amid the folk of Britain.
Sound supervisor DAVID THOMPSON Lighting director


Unknown: Cherry Gillespie
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Mike Berry
Unknown: Graham Preskett
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Unknown: Designers Michael Young
Unknown: Richard McManan-Smith
Producer: Rick Gardner

: Three Painters

The second of three programmes by LAWRENCE GOWING. A painter's view of working methods and common ground in work by three great artists:
Bruegel, Goya, Matisse. Goya
Looking Both Ways
Tonight's film, shot mainly in Spain, explores paintings by Francisco Goya (1746-1828) who was bom in Fuendetodos, a small isolated village in the heart of Aragon, and died aged 82 in self-imposed exile in Bordeaux.
'Goya showed the inhabitants of the mind to be as real as anything in the other real world of sight and sense.'
Sir Lawrence Gowing looks at those paintings in the Prado Museum, Madrid which he sees as landmarks in Goya's 'splendid and terrible career'. They include The Parasol, his early sun-bathed design for a tapestry; The Shootings of 3rd May, the great icon of Spanish insurgence; and so-called black paintings such as Saturn Devouring One of His Children with which he covered the walls of his own home.
Stills photography MICHAEL SANDERS Film cameraman JOHN SENNETT Film editor SUE SPIVEY


Unknown: Lawrence Gowing.
Unknown: Francisco Goya
Unknown: Sir Lawrence Gowing
Unknown: John Sennett
Produced By: Christopher Burstall

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, discusses:
Comrades (BBC2); The Book Tower (Yorkshire); and Josephine Baker : A Life of Many Colours (Channel 4). Studio director NICHOLAS BARKER Producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Josephine Baker
Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Morgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment

Starring David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens
Morgan Delt, an artist and fantasist whose heroes include gorillas and Karl Marx , has been shipped off to Greece while his rich wife Leonie organises a divorce.
Inconveniently, he returns on the day of the hearing, to meet a situation he finds intolerable...
FILMS: page 15


Screenplay: David Mercer
Producer: Leon Clore
Director: Karel Reisz
Morgan: David Warner
Leonie: Vanessa Redgrave
Napier: Robert Stephens
Mrs Delt: Irene Handl
Mr Henderson: Newton Blick
Mrs Henderson: Nan Munro
Policeman: Bernard Bresslaw
Wally: Arthur Mullard
Counsel: Graham Crowden
Counsel: Peter Cellier

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