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: Daytime on Two

9.35 La maree et ses secrets
A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE 5: La chasse a mart
Producer SUE WEEKS (R) (E)
9.52 Economics:
A Question of Choice 5: The Right Price?
How are prices arrived at? Is there such a thing as a right price for anything? How important are the workings of the market place to a manufacturer launching a new computer, and a farmer selling his grain?
Producer JOHN WATKINS
Series producer ROGER FRY (R) (E)
10.15 Science Workshop Analysing (A)
(E)
10.38 History File:
British Social History Nine Days in May by MICHAEL TAVISTOCK
'The government's out to smash us all ... it's gonna be tough, but it's what we've got to do.' 'I can see what you can't. It's a strike against Parliament and the constitution. It's revolution you're aiming at.'
The 1926 General Strike divides a community.
With LLOYD MCGUIRE
CAROLINE JOHN. DENIS HOLMES CHRIS SULLIVAN , ROGER HUME
JOHN ROWE and COLIN JEAVONS Director TONY VIRGO
Producer RONALD SMEDLEY (R) (E)
11.00Thinkabout Noodles in the Air
(E)
11.18 Higher Education
Universities: Getting that Degree Narrator DAVID HARGREAVES Producer JOHN CHAPPLE (R) (E)
11.40 Scene
Mad about Motors
(For full details see tomorrow at
12.32 pm) (R) (E)
12.12 pm Media Studies News
(E)
12.45 Science Topics Catalysis
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (E)
1.5 A vous la France for beginners in French (R) (E)
1.38 Outlook: Farming through the Ages
Turning the Soil
Increased mechanisation on the farm becomes inevitable as more people leave to work in industry.
Presented by DAVID PARRY -JONES Producer ALWYN HUMPHREYS (R) (E)
2.0 Watch. Trees: Life on a Tree (E)
2.15 Music Time. Bells
(E)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Jane Cottave
Producer: John Watkins
Unknown: Michael Tavistock
Unknown: Lloyd McGuire
Unknown: Caroline John.
Unknown: Denis Holmes
Unknown: Chris Sullivan
Unknown: Roger Hume
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Director: Tony Virgo
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Narrator: David Hargreaves
Producer: John Chapple
Producer: Peter Bratt
Presented By: David Parry
Producer: Alwyn Humphreys

: In the Making

Glass Blowing
'It can be extremely frustrating. It's a hell of a material to work.'
George Elliott is fascinated by the colours and shapes of primitive glass.
As a studio glass-blower who works by himself, he is free to experiment with his own design.
Series producer JOHN READ Produced by ANNE JAMES (R)

Contributors

Unknown: George Elliott
Produced By: Anne James

: Window on the World

The Story of Europe's TV
In the beginning there were national rivalries and a rash of competing technical systems. But as the television services of the European countries became operational after the war, there were producers and engineers who envisaged a Europe drawn closer together by the shared experience of international exchanges of programmes.
Today's documentary traces the steps they took towards fulfilling that goal, creating in the process the Eurovision network that now handles more than 50 international transmissions every day. Research
KAREN SWENY. RORY SHEEHAN
Videotape editor STEVE KNATRESS Written and produced by MARTIN L. BELL

Contributors

Unknown: Karen Sweny.
Editor: Steve Knatress
Produced By: Martin L. Bell

: Brief Encounters

The Polygamous Wife
A 'first wife', who lives by Lake Victoria , talks about her experience of polygamy. Producer ANGELA KAYE
(Filmed for the Lovelaw series).

Contributors

Talks: Lake Victoria
Producer: Angela Kaye

: Favourite Things

Lord Tonypandy in conversation with Roy Plomley
In his Cardiff bungalow, the former Speaker of the House of Commons talked to Roy about his favourite city, his favourite cathedral, and his favourite sculpture; he also revisited his old school in the Rhondda Valley.
Producer MICHAEL KERR (R)
(Final programme tomorrow at 4.0pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Michael Kerr

: The Front Garden

A highly-acclaimed film which celebrates the English at their favourite pastime.
With Candida Lycett Green A marvellous celebration of small
English gardens and their creators.... sheerdelight(DAILYTELEGRAPH) A delectable hour of escapism in this loving study of the English at their most eccentric and inventive.
(DAILY MAIL)
Photography PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Producer EDWARD MKZOEFF (R)

Contributors

Producer: Edward Mkzoeff

: Film 86

: Star Trek

starring
The Lights of Zetar
There was a time when Chief Engineer Scott's heart beat only to the sounds of the Enterprise's engines; but in the vicinity of Memory Alpha, Lt Mira Romaine proves exceedingly attractive - to both Scotty and some very colourful bodysnatchers ...
Written by JEREMY TARCHER and SHARI LEWIS Directed by HERB KENWITH (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Lt Mira Romaine
Written By: Jeremy Tarcher
Written By: Shari Lewis
Directed By: Herb Kenwith
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
SulU: George Takei
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Mira: Jan Shutan

: Outback Bash

'She'll be right mate - just watch out for the 'roos, and take enough water.'
Take 40 old bangers and buses (one of them with tennis's John Newcombe at the wheel), line them all up outside the Sydney Opera House, wave the whole circus off to an obscure destination on the other side of the continent.... and you've got a 2,500-mile Outback Bash. It's all in a good cause - organised by round-the-world-flyer Dick Smith. After six days, there's a winner - the oldest car in the race. There's a runner-up and everyone else comes equal third.
Producer TONY SALMON Series editor TIM SLESSOR

Contributors

Unknown: John Newcombe
Unknown: Dick Smith.
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Open Space

The Call of the Celts
Anonymous threats at dead of night are not a normal outcome of archaeology. But when Glynis Reeve started to dig on Castle Hill, near
Glossop, she dug up more than she bargained for. She had stumbled across an ancient Celtic burial site, on which people still celebrate the pagan feasts of Beltane (May Day) and Samhain (Hallowe'en).
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT Director MIKE DICK
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Contributors

Unknown: Glynis Reeve
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Peter Lee-Wright
Director: Mike Dick

: Bookmark

Presented by Ian Hamilton Ted Allbeury writes spy-fiction. He was, once, a spy.
For Bookmark he journeys to Berlin, West and East, to unravel the web of fact and fiction in his line of business, in the spy capital of the world.
Josef Skvorecky , a witty and original Czech writer, lives in exile in Canada. His new novel, Dvorak in Love, is an ingenious blend of love story and history, set in the America of the 1890s which inspired Dvorak's New World Symphony. In conversation
Skvorecky explains how more and more he is finding contact with his lost Czech heritage in the fascinating lives of earlier Czechs who settled in the States.
Jonathan Raban set out to circumnavigate the British Isles in a sailing boat on the very day the Falklands War began. That journey is chartered in his new book
Coasting. On board, Raban tells Ian Hamilton how the voyage and the conflict merged with memories from his own past to help him define what it means to be
English.
Director Richard SPENCE
PATCHY WHEATLEY. ROLAND KEATING Producer ROGER THOMPSON
Executive producer NIGEL Williams

Contributors

Presented By: Ian Hamilton
Presented By: Ted Allbeury
Unknown: Josef Skvorecky
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Director: Richard Spence
Producer: Roger Thompson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: Alas Smith and Jones

with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones
The critics have hailed this series as 'the most expensive comedy programme since The Monocled Mutineer'. Miss the Nine O'clock News to catch it. with Robin Driscoll
Peter McCarthy , Geoffrey McGivern , Chris Beck
Paul Cooper , Graeme Edler Jeremy Gilley , Danushia Harwood , Douglas Hodge
Simon Manley , Lydia Smith and Richard Speight
Written by COLIN BOSTOCKSMITH TERRY KYAN. RORY MCGRATH
ROGER PLANER. LAURIE ROWLEY PAUL SMITH and others Music PETER BREWIS Produced by JOHN KILBY and JIMMY MULVTLLE (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Chris Beck
Unknown: Paul Cooper
Unknown: Graeme Edler
Unknown: Jeremy Gilley
Unknown: Danushia Harwood
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Simon Manley
Unknown: Lydia Smith
Unknown: Richard Speight
Written By: Colin Bostocksmith
Written By: Terry Kyan.
Written By: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Paul Smith
Music: Peter Brewis
Produced By: John Kilby
Produced By: Jimmy Mulvtlle

: 40 Minutes

A series of films on the way we live now
Olga Goes to Hollywood What happens when you leave your homeland - forever? Olga Serova knows that she will probably never see her friends and family in Russia again. She has crossed the world, and ended up in Tinsel Town. But the Hollywood of legend is not what Olga discovers in her everyday life.
Olga, the daughter of an important communist official in the Ministry of Heavy Machinery, is an intense, beautiful and emotional woman. She met her husband Zhenya at the Moscow Circus School, where they both trained as actors. As
'refuseniks', they were secretly filmed by the BBC in Moscow eight years ago.
Now Zhenya can find work only as a Los Angeles taxi- driver. Olga brings up her children in the new world of the corner supermarket and Corky the killer whale. Her story is one of a search for an identity and a home. But what is the price of exile? Reporter David Lomax Photography IAN STONE
Sound recordist RICHARD MANTON Film editor LES NEWMAN
Producer MICHAEL WALDMAN Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Olga Serova
Reporter: David Lomax
Unknown: Richard Manton
Producer: Michael Waldman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Film Buff of the Year

Robin Ray introduces the second semi-final which features winners and runners-up from the heats. Subjects for tonight are: Colin Tiller answering questions on Anthony Mann Brian Davies on Margaret Lockwood John Smithard on French films of the 1950s Michael Fryman on Woody Allen
(Final tomorrow at 10.15 pm)

Contributors

Introduces: Robin Ray
Unknown: Colin Tiller
Unknown: Anthony Mann
Unknown: Brian Davies
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: John Smithard
Unknown: Michael Fryman
Unknown: Woody Allen

: Newsnight

Including tonight 1956/86: Newsnight looks back on events 30 years ago - the seizing of the Suez Canal and the uprising in Hungary.

: Weatherview

: International Tennis

The Nabisco Wightman Cup GB v USA from the Royal Albert Hall in London
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES This is the 58th meeting of these two countries. Britain's last victory was in 1978. Commentators DAN MASKELL
GERALD WILLIAMS , ANN JONES Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producer: Johnnie Watherston








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