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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Casebook Scotland Developing New Products MURIEL GRAY finds out how ski-bobs, soft toys and cash dispensers are designed.
Producer ROBERT CLARK (R) (E)
9.35 Pages from Ceefax
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs wonder why fruits have skin and follow young Owen, whose uncle plays in a reggae band.
10.15 Science Workshop Joins (A)
Joins have to look good and be strong enough to do the job. Series producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (E)
10.38 Science in Action Fruits of the Earth
Instant photosynthesis, current research into improving the pea harvest, and plenty of ideas for plant experiments - you can even try brushing your plants! Presenters TERRY MARSH and KJARTAN POSKITT
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE Producer CLARE ELSTOW (E)
11.0 Words and Pictures Mog in the Dark
11.17 Let's See Scottish Waters
3: Portrait of a River
11.40 Equal People Join the Club
12.2 pm Maths Topics Statistics
Data representation: bar charts, pie charts, the histogram. Producer PETER BRATT (R) (E)
12.25 Job Bank
Technical Photography
12.48 Descubra Espana Vistas de provincia
Vida diaria; Frutos del campo; Tierra riojana (R) (E)
1.10 Issues of Law
Problems of access to legal redress - few people know their rights. Are lawyers available to those who need them most? Law Centres and Citizens' Advice
Bureaux; solicitors advertising. Are lawyers too white, too male and too middle-class? 3: Help (R) (E)
Book, £4.25 from booksellers
1.38 Around Scotland The Vikings 1: Homelands
Drama written by HECTOR MACMILLAN (R) (E)
2.0 Thinkabout Keeping Warm
The boiler's broken down.
Frank and Sally find out why, while the children discover that newspaper coats can keep out the cold! (R) (E)
2.15-2.35 Zig Zag
The Making of Mordicus


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Robert Clark
Producer: Richard Callanan
Producer: Michael Coyle
Presenters: Terry Marsh
Presenters: Kjartan Poskitt
Unknown: Jackie Hardie
Unknown: Anne Cullen
Producer: Robin Mudge
Producer: Clare Elstow
Producer: Pictures Mog
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Descubra Espana
Written By: Hector MacMillan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena The first of five days' coverage from this top indoor tournament. Five of the top ten players in the world lead the field headed by last year's finalists,IVAN LENDL and BORIS BECKER.
3.55 Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Boris Becker.
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Mark Cox
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: Pamela Armstrong

Today. Pamela Armstrong looks at the other side of war - the home front. She meets
Joan Wyndham , the author of a remarkable war diary which describes her racy lifestyle during the blitz. And there's the tragic story of the war babes, the British children who were abandoned by their GI fathers.


Unknown: Joan Wyndham

: International Tennis

Further coverage from Wembley Arena.

: Cover to Cover

Presented by Colin McCabe This week the book review programme will discuss the bestselling racecourse thriller Bolt by DICK FRANCIS , a mythic saga The Chronicles of Corum by the epic fantasist MICHAEL MOORCOCK , and a savagely humorous book by the Czech novelist MILAN
KUNDERA, Life is Elsewhere. Researcher CHRIS WILSON Director PETER MANIURA Producer JOHN WMSTON


Presented By: Colin McCabe
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Michael Moorcock
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Director: Peter Maniura
Producer: John Wmston

: The Randolph Scott Western: Trail Street

with Robert Ryan

The town of Liberal, Kansas, is disturbed by trail drivers who devastate farmlands in getting their cattle to the railroads. Marshal 'Bat' Masterson is called in to deal with the lawless cowboys and in doing so unites the farmers in a common cause.
Films: page 26


Screenplay: Norman Houston
Screenplay: Gene Lewis
Producer: Nat Holt
Director: Ray Enright
'Bat' Masterson: Randolph Scott
Allen: Robert Ryan
Ruby: Anne Jeffreys
Billy: George 'Gabby' Hayes
Susan: Madge Meredith
Maury: Steve Brodie
Carmody: Billy House
Hannah: Virginia Sale
Larkin: Harry Woods
Slim: Phil Warren
Mayor: Harry Harvey
Jason: Jason Robards

: Cartoon Two

The Hare and the Turtle

: The Secrets of Suez

What exactly happened during the Suez Crisis of 1956? Only now, 30 years after, is the full truth emerging.
It is a story of conspiracy, intrigue and double cross between nations - and of a British prime minister,
Sir Anthony Eden , with a secret he could not make public.
Written and researched by KEITH KYLE
Produced by PETER HILL


Unknown: Sir Anthony Eden
Unknown: Keith Kyle
Produced By: Peter Hill

: Out of Court

Whether you think it's an ass or an asset, the law affects us all. Justice may be blind and its path may be strewn with law-makers and law-breakers, but David Jessel and Sue Cook are in the studio to help light its way. And Ed Boyle investigates the controversial cases and the legal loopholes that make justice's route so tortuous and time-consuming. Director JEREMY MILLS


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: M*A*S*H

Hotlips and Empty Arms
Ever heard the saying 'Beware all ye who dare to cross the path of a frustrated major'? Homeless, husbandless and childless, Hotlips decides there's only one solution to her problems - a transfer ...
Written by Linda Bloodworth and Mary Kayplace
Directed by Jackie Cooper (R)


Written By: Linda Bloodworth
Written By: Mary Kayplace
Directed By: Jackie Cooper
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville

: Television and Number 10

First of two films
Into the Torture Chamber
WINSTON CHURCHILL dismissed television as 'a tuppenny Punch and Judy show';
HAROLD MACMILLAN thought that its studios were '20thcentury torture chambers'; but he recognised that 'we old dogs will just have to learn new tricks'.
Tonight's film documents some of the tricks, some of the early faltering steps - sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic. Learn how Eden was rehearsed word-by-word for a spontaneous interview, when MacMillan discovered the political significance of airport lounges, and why
HAROLD WILSON was told to puff a pipe on camera. These are just some of the stories, but behind them, at the time, lay the more serious realisation by politicians, and particularly prime ministers, that television was becoming something more than a mere Punch and Judy show ...
Reporter Michael Cockerell Producer SALLY DOGANIS
(Part two tomorrow at 9.30pm)
0 FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Reporter: Michael Cockerell
Producer: Sally Doganis

: The Trouble with Sex

Out of Touch
Doreen Browne is a marriage guidance sex therapist in St Austell, Cornwall. 'I feel enormous sympathy for anyone who comes to see us. They often arrive very frightened and nervous, and for some it may be the first chance they've had to really be honest with each other and say how they feel.'
CHRIS AND JENNIFER POLGATE'S marriage is on the rocks: they don't make love any more, they can't talk about it and the warmth and closeness they once had has been replaced by anger, resentment and hurt. Can Doreen help them to get back in touch with each other, or is it too late?
Series producer MIKE WEATHERLEY ProducerFRANK ASH (E)
After this programme a confidential telephone advice line will be open on [number removed]until midnight.
Further information, advice and useful addresses on some of the subjects covered in this series is available from: [address removed]
Please enclose an A5-size sae with 26p stamp.


Unknown: Doreen Browne
Unknown: Jennifer Polgate
Editor: John Dinwoodie
Producer: Mike Weatherley
Producer: Frank Ash
Jennifer Polgate: Joanna Phillips-Lane
Chris Polgate: Matthew Solon

: Newsnight

Analysis and comment on the day's major events presented by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall with the interviews that matter.
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke GillNevill and Chris Lowe Producers


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Producers: Tim Gardam
Unknown: Mark Thompson
Unknown: Diana Morton.
Unknown: John Bridcut
Directors: Chris Fox
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Unknown: James Gould
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Editor: Tim Orchard
Editor: Richard Tatt

: Weatherview

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