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: Daytime on Two

9.38 Science Workshop Dissolving (B)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Dibs and Cosmo find out about rhymes, when they get a shopping list wrong.
Film: Having an eye test and choosing glasses.
Song: 'Work calypso.'
Presenter GARY wilmot Producer NICCI CROWTHER
10.15 Maths Counts by JOHN TULLY
Drawing the Line
Can figures lie? Wendy finds out the hard way. (R)
10.38 Maths Topics
Resource CSE/O-level material in the form of animated sequences for classroom use: students are encouraged to provide their own commentary. 4: Circles; Locus (Sequences 1-3) (R)
11.0 Words and Pictures Owl at Home
11.17 Let's See Getting Around 2: On the Rails
11.40 Scene
Ungentlemanly Conduct?
12.10 pm
You Can't See the Wood.... DAVID BELLAMY examines the diversity and uses of trees. 3: The Woodsmen (R)
12.35 Rockschool
A series of nine programmes giving hints and tips on playing to budding rock musicians. 4:Blues and Rock 'n ' Roll (R)
1.0 Maths Help II
For adults studying maths to O-level, this series offers help with common difficulties. 4: Geometry II (R)
1.15 Job Bank Fire!
1.38 Homeground Environment 2: Woodlands
LIONEL KELLEWAY looks at a Stone Age hotel, turns into a tree and discovers owls, woodpeckers, squirrels, bank voles and badgers. Producer JACK KING BBC Wales
2.0 Watch Dragons
James investigates a number of dragon myths with the help of some children. He tells the story of Ace Dragon Ltd by RUSSELL HOBAN. As a prelude to next week's Chinese New Year programme the children make a large Chinese dragon.
Series producer DAVID TAFT (R)
2.18 Walrus
What's it Gonna Be? Meeting the King by GERRY HUXHAM
2.40 Zig Zag Stars


Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: John Tully
Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Jack King
Unknown: Russell Hoban.
Presenter: James Earl Adair
Unknown: Mike Hibbert
Producer: David Taft
Unknown: Gerry Huxham
Producer: Morton Surguy

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
Tony Knowles v
Silvino Francisco
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage of the nine-frame match from Wembley Conference Centre. Producers


Unknown: Silvino Francisco
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Korda Classics: Knight Without Armour

Marlene Dietrich Robert Donat
In this exotic recreation of revolutionary Russia, a young
English journalist expelled for writing an anti-Tsarist article returns on the advice of a British secret agent. Supporting the Red Army, he is entrusted with escorting the daughter of a Tsarist minister for interrogation. But on the journey they fall in love....
Based on the novel by JAMES HILTON Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by JACQUES FEYDER
(Postponed from 15 January)
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Frances Marion
Unknown: Lajos Biro
Novel By: James Hilton
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Jacques Feyder
Alexandra Vladinoff: Marlene Dietrich
Ainsley Fothergill: Robert Donat
PoUShkoff: John Clements
Duchess of Zorin: Irene Vanbrugh
General Gregor Vladinoff: Herbert Lomas
Colonel Adraxine: Austin Trevor
Axelstein: Basil Gill
Stationmaster: Ray Petrie
Drunken soldier: Miles Malleson

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Coe v Ovett - 1980
As the Moscow Olympic
Games loomed ever closer, so the anticipation for the confrontations between Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett heightened.
Series producer JEFF GODDARD (Postponed from IS January)


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Out of Court

Television's weekly magazine about law, order and justice. Presented by Sue Cook and David Jessel But beware!
There are nasty shocks lurking; you think nice Sue Cook and David Jessel are about to read you bits from a legal journal - then wham!
Makes the mind boggle.
This week: Why has the UK's biggest property development evaded a public enquiry? And should Ken Lowndes who, as a result of brain damage, can't help driving off with other people's motor cars, be expected to serve a lifetime of short sentences in prison? Reporter Ed Boyle
Director pieter MORPURGO
Series producer HUGH PURCELL


Presented By: Sue Cook
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Ken Lowndes
Reporter: Ed Boyle
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: All Our Working Lives

An 11 -part television history of Britain at work in the 20th century.
3: Counter Revolution
Tea, cocoa and currants, were still sold loose when Servetus Hartley began work in the Rochdale Co-op. Then the manufacturers began to send their goods in packets:
'We were selling loose things, weighing them out, and that was our labour. We thought that if it came in packets there wouldn't be any jobs.' Pre-packaging is only one of the changes that swept through retailing. From the family-owned shop to the multiple chain, from counter-service to the supermarket, the turnover has been constant. Many went out of business. Others became millionaires.
Narrator John Woodvine Producer AVRIL WARD Executive producer


Unknown: Servetus Hartley
Narrator: John Woodvine
Producer: Avril Ward
Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta

: M*A*S*H

To Market, to Market
The 4077th badly needs a supply of hydrocortisone which has been hijacked by a black marketeer in Seoul.
Hawkeye offers free medical treatment in exchange, but the black market has its own health plan. What the man really wants is a hand-crafted antique desk - rather like the one in Henry Blake 's office.... Written by BURT STYLER
Directed by Michael O'HERLIHY (R)


Unknown: Henry Blake
Written By: Burt Styler
Directed By: Michael O'Herlihy
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Col Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Dead Head

A thriller in four parts by HOWARD BRENTON with 3: The War Room
Eddie Cass , small-time crook, throws this hatbox into the Thames. With the head still in it. Now everyone reckons he knows who did it. The CID, stinking of scent; the aristocracy warming his legs with their cigars; the girl in a mac and not much else.
Trouble is, the only one who seems to know is Dana. His ex. But she's not saying.
Graphic designer BOB COSFORD Sound ROGER SEWARD
Producer ROBIN MIDGLEY Director ROB WALKER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Eddie Cass
Music By: Richard Hartley
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Roger Seward
Producer: Robin Midgley
Director: Rob Walker
Eddie Cass: Denis Lawson
Caractacus: Norman Beaton
Jill: Susannah Bunyan
Stoker: Larrington Walker
Clyde: Winston Crooke
Sgt Harris: Sam Cox
PC Roberts: Alan Cody
Mrs Evans: Helena McCarthy
Wesley: Alan Cooke

: Cool It

starring Phil Cool
Comedy impressionist
Phil Cool takes the lid off life as he looks at the world through the eyes of a host of famous personalities. Tonight Prince Charles conducts a world exclusive interview with Mick Jagger , Bryan Ferry has a nasty accident and Rik,
Vyvyan, Mike and Neil come back from the dead to wreak havoc on a third series of The Young Ones. Written by PHIL COOL Associate producer JASPER CARROTT
Producer STEVE WEDDLE (R) BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Phil Cool
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Bryan Ferry
Written By: Phil Cool
Producer: Jasper Carrott
Director: David Weir
Producer: Steve Weddle

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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