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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Mach's Gut!
Basic skills in German 2: Eating and Drinking
Buying a snack or a meal; preferences; compliments. With ROBERT RAUCH SYLVIA ROTTER
9.52 Look and Read Badger Girl
7; Mick's Map
10.15 Around Scotland The Vikings 1: Homelands
10.38 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
Folds followed by The Right Shape
(Shoum on Tuesday at 11.57 am) (E)
11.0 Wondermaths Programme 7
11.17 Geography Casebook: Britain
Farming: East and West
'Agri-business' in East Anglia and family dairy-farming in Northern Ireland. (R) (E)
Look, Look and Look Again if You Go Down to the Woods (E)
12.0 English File
The Power of Language - Power to Move
Words can be spoken, sung, read and written to express feelings and provoke emotional responses. KEN DODD talks about making people laugh and LINDA THOMPSON sings a love song.
12.32 pm Scene
Nobody Here Knows by RAY JENKINS
When Danny is sent over to London from Belfast his parents hope he'll leave the Troubles behind him. But how will he come to terms with a strange city, the local lads and his feelings for his cousin Kathy?
Film editor KATE EVANS
Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (E)
1.5 Switch on to English
Key aspects of spoken and wntten English are taught using extracts from well-known television series as reinforcement. (R) (E)
1.33 General Studies The Bugs Business


Unknown: Robert Rauch
Unknown: Sylvia Rotter
Introduced By: Paul McDowell
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Badger Girl
Unknown: Linda Thompson
Producer: Edward Hayward
Unknown: Ray Jenkins
Editor: Kate Evans
Producer: Chris Ellis
Danny: Peter Ferris
Kathy: Stephanie Tague
Tony: Tony Doyle
Joan: Cherith Mellor
Mouth: Jay Simpson
Paul: Damien Nash
Sergeant: Sidney Livingstone
Policeman: Anthony Bailey

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs is upset but Cosmo doesn't notice. Later they both cheer up to discover that all living things need water. Story: Meg's Car by HELEN NICOLL andJANPIEN KOWSKI
Book animation GIL POTTER Film editor DAVID PAINTER


Unknown: Helen Nicoll
Unknown: Janpien Kowski
Unknown: Gil Potter
Editor: David Painter
Producer: Richard Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Tennis and Racing

International Tennis
The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena
With nine players ranked in the top 20 here at Wembley, today's quarter-final matches should produce some outstanding tennis.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES
Racing from Ascot
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
2.40 The AT Cross Ascot
Hurdle Race (21m. Grade 2) For the past two seasons the top-class fields this race always draws have been dominated by the 1983 Champion Hurdler, Gaye Brief; and there's sure to be huge support for the old favourite if he goes for the hat-trick this year.
3.10 The Hurst Park Novices' Steeple Chase (2m. Grade 2)
3.40 The Lion Gate Handicap Hurdle Race (3m) Commentators


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Producer: Fred Viner

: Pamela Armstrong

Chay Blyth and Richard Branson with tales of big money and adventure and the best and worst of British.


Unknown: Chay Blyth
Unknown: Richard Branson

: International Tennis

from Wembley Arena
Further coverage of this afternoon's quarter-finals.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Mark Cox
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: Hanford's Point

starring Lassie with Bonita Granville, Robert Bray,
Karl Swenson, Barbara Graham, John Archer.

Continuing the season of films starring one of the screen's favourite canine stars. Lassie makes friends with two youngsters living in a lake-side cabin. They come to her rescue when she is trapped in a disused mine-shaft.

(Films: page 26)


Director: Jack B. Hiveley
[Actress]: Bonita Granville
[Actor]: Robert Bray
[Actor]: Karl Swenson
[Actress]: Barbara Graham
[Actor]: John Archer

: Cricket: First Test

Australia v England from Brisbane
At the Oval last year David Gower lifted the Ashes amid scenes of jubilation. Now, 15 months and 11 Tests later, that remains England's last Test victory - a miserable sequence MIKE GATTING 'S men will be eager to reverse as they start their defence of the Ashes. Highlights of the first day's play are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD.
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Micro Live

The weekly look at the world of information technology. Miami city managers have commissioned a new system of computerised radios that can be reprogrammed from headquarters - particularly useful for the police.
If you run a small business and are considering a computer Ian McNaught-Davis and Kathy Lang from "Personal Computer World" give some basic advice. And a unique project in Northamptonshire where programmers in a sheltered workshop are writing software for an adult training centre.
Programme notes are available on Teletext Telesoftware page 720; on the Micro Live Bulletin Board - [number removed], 300 baud; on Telecom
Gold type Info Microlive or updated monthly from Micro Live,
[address removed] Please enclose sae and cheque or postal order for 50p


Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davies
Presenter: Kathy Lang
Studio Director: Peter Bratt
Producer: Terry Marsh
Series Editor: David Allen

: Choir of the Year 1986

The competition to find the Choir of the Year 1986 returns to BBC2 throughout the autumn. Already 302 amateur. choirs have taken part in preliminary heats. Tonight local choirs battle for three remaining places in the quarter-finals.
Sue Cook meets some of the singers between performances.
(In association with Sainsbury's) Record, Cardiff Singer of the World 1985, REGL/ZCF 581 available from retailers


Unknown: John Black
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Director: Alan Tongue

: CD - Beyond the Law

Reporter Glyn Worsnip
Yvonne Fletcher was the policewoman murdered by Libyan diplomats. Now her mother is spear-heading a campaign to make diplomats and their families answerable to the law.
Glyn Worsnip investigates the abuses of diplomatic immunity - from ignoring parking tickets to major crimes - and reports on the campaigners who are dedicated to changing the law.
Research JULIE STUDER Film editor RON POPE Producer ALAN EREIRA
BBC South and East: Elstree (Regional programme - see variations at foot of column 5)


Reporter: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Yvonne Fletcher
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Julie Studer
Editor: Ron Pope
Producer: Alan Ereira

: Gardeners' World

from Bamsdale
Presented by Geoff Hamilton John Kelly , Margaret Waddy Next week sees the start of a new series of Going to Pot, but in the last of this season's editions of Gardeners' World there really is plenty to do in the garden. Now is the right time for planting miniature fruit trees. These are ideal for both the small garden and for growing in containers on the patio. Even now there are vegetables which can be sown and grown over winter either in the cold greenhouse or under cloches; and some of the myths of winter digging are exploded. It is also time for lifting dahlias and storing geraniums and fuchsias, and there's how to construct an easy-to-build compost bin. Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefaxpage 261


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

: Just Another Day: 1: EastEnders

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
It's spring in Albert Square. The daffs are out; the trees are in leaf and love is in the air.
Actually it's early March; the daffs are plastic, the leaves are made of material and tied on with cotton, and Den and Angie and Dot and Ethel and the gang are shivering on the outside set at Elstree.
Today Michelle and Lofty get engaged on a bench in the square. Lofty is frozen;
Michelle is laughing. She's got her baby to keep her warm - a large vest padded with foam and muslin - 'jolly useful place to keep a hot water bottle or a hip flask' says Susan Tully who plays Michelle.
It's not easy living in a fantasy world. People keep asking Susan where her baby is. 'I tell them the truth - it's hanging up in the dressing room.'
As the day goes on, there's tragic news about Willy; Wendy Richard talks about her private life and Leslie Grantham explains why he's writing to the Guinness Book of Records.
Oh, and June Brown - Dot - says she's not worried about people from the past selling her secrets. 'My acquaintances were far too elegant,' she says, 'and anyway most of them are dead.'
EastEnders' records, Nick Berry - 'Every loser wins' RESL 204, The Banned - 'Something outa nothing' RESL/12RSL 205 available from retailers
FEATURE: page 15


Presenter: John Pitman
Interviewee: Susan Tully
Interviewee: Wendy Richard
Interviewee: Leslie Grantham
Interviewee: June Brown
Photography: Alex Hansen
Film Editor: Christine Garner
Series Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Roger Mills

: ScreenPlay: Drums Along Balmoral Drive

by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE 'I don't think at first I thought at all. I had a nice house, lovely kids. I didn't think about blacks at all. I should've done, but I didn't. They were just there.'
Director JANE HOWELL (R)


Unknown: Douglas Livingstone
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Jane Howell
George Beesley: Colin Blakely
Taxi driver: Derek Fuke
Peter: Benedict Taylor
Pietmeyer: Michael Turner
Sarah Beesley: Rowena Cooper
TV newsreader: Larrington Walker
Emmanual: Jabu Mbalo
Tilly: Inez Thorn
Brian: Michael Wynne
Cathy: Anne Carroll
Wallace: Hugh Quarshie
Waiter: Eddie Tagoe
Paul: Michael Crompton
Linda: Femi Taylor
Michael: Christopher Asante
Andrew: Nicholas Grant
Wallace's father: Tommy Buson
Badinga: Thomas Baptiste

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Gill Nevill
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Weatherview

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena
Highlights of this evening's matches with a place in tomorrow's semi-finals at stake.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams.
Unknown: Mark Cox

: The Rockford Files

starring with Queen of Peru
Hopes to negotiate calmly for the return of a million-dollar stolen diamond are dashed when a family travelling by camper move on, taking Jim's barbecue grill with them....
Written by DAVID CHASE
Directed by META ROSENBERG (R)


Written By: David Chase
Directed By: Meta Rosenberg
Jim Rockford: James Garner
Kalifer: George Wyner
Wronko: Ken Swofford
Rocky Rockford: Noah Beery
Det Becker: Joe Santos
Donny Waugh: Paul Cavonis
Mike Trivino: Joe E Tata
Lou Trivino: Luke Andreas
Ginger: Christopher Cary
Dot Wronko: Susan Davis
Shareen: Jennifer Marks

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