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: Daytime on Two

9.38 Going to Work Market Town
Although Leominster itself is a small town, it is an important centre for the surrounding countryside. Young people leaving school there can choose both town and country jobs. Producer PETER M. EVANS Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (E)
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs sing 'Hammer with a hammer' and there's a visit to a carpenter's workshop. Henry the kangaroo introduces the word 'ice-cream'.
10.15 Music Time Tempo
Music at slow, fast and in-between speeds, from fast, car-chase music accompanying the Keystone Cops, to the slow cat stalking its prey. The children tap the regular beat, chant, and sing a song at different speeds. Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with DAVE ROSE (bass guitar) PETER BorrA (drums)
10.38 Let's See
Scottish Farming 1: Hill Farming
Presented by MICHAEL SCOTT Poor soil and harsh weather mean that hill farms have to concentrate on only those animals and crops that can survive such conditions. Director PETER LEGGE
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (E) ll.OZigZag
Winter Festival: Sweden
ELLESMERE PRIMARY SCHOOL in Sheffield links up with a school in Stockholm. The English children want to find out about the Festival of Lucia and the Swedish children have all the answers.
Producer TOM STANIER (E)
11.22 Walrus - Guess What! The Truth!
What do you think David will do? Your answer depends on what sort of person you think he is. MICHAEL ROSEN and the team have their own ideas, but do you agree? Clues presented by DAVID FREEMAN
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (E)
11.45 Religious Studies Why? Because.... 'But is it true .. ?'
Children often ask this when they hear a story. There are three sections in this programme: a creation story, a modern story of temptation, and a battle between good and evil. Narrators WEI WEI
Series producer SUE WEEKS (R) (E)
12.8 pm Equal People Dressing Up
Today young people make their own fashions - in the late 19th century there were women (and men) who did the same. A look at dress, then and now, and the need for freedom, self-assertion and self-expression by feminists and others.
12.28 Pages from Ceefax
12.40 General Studies Have a Drink?
Alcohol is a drug. A look at the ways in which alcohol affects the body and some of the social consequences of drinking. Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (E)
1.5 Micro File
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series of Micro Live. Themes include: applications, hardware, games, robots and graphics (R) (E)
1.38 Job Bank
Public Transport
A look at some of the great variety of jobs in bus and rail transport.
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (E)
2.0 Words and Pictures The Magic Fish
A poor fisherman hears that the fish he has caught is really a prince and lets him go. The fisherman's wife feels a reward is due and begins to make some strong demands.
2.15-2.35 Now and Then
The Rise and Fall of King Coal A child's-eye view of the history of the coal-mining industry in Wales.


Producer: Peter M. Evans
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Unknown: Yasmin Pettigrew
Director: Pat Farrington
Producer: Richard Callanan
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Bass: Dave Rose
Guitar: Peter Borra
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Presented By: Michael Scott
Director: Peter Legge
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Presented By: David Freeman
Unknown: Wong Indira Joshi
Unknown: Madhav Sharma
Producer: Julia Drum
Presenter: Carole Harrison
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: David Meldrum
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Producer: Pat Farrington
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Sign Extra

Andrew and Sarah - A Royal Couple

: The Spitfire

Fifty years ago the first
Spitfire flew at Eastleigh in Hampshire.
Raymond Baxter, a former Spitfire pilot, tells the story of the teams which raced to produce fighters which could out-manoeuvre the Messerschmitts of Hitler's Luftwaffe.
Film editor PETER HUNT Producer JOHN FROST


Editor: Peter Hunt
Producer: John Frost

: Pamela Armstrong

Put your feet up and enjoy your tea in the company of Pamela and her guests. BBC Pebble Mill

: Blizzard's Wonderful Wooden Toys

A series of six programmes in which Richard Blizzard makes a whole range of toys and models. 1: The Sandpit
Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (E)


Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Brief Encounters

The Couple Who Eloped
A young couple in Madras talk about how they met and decided to elope. Producer MUKTI JAIN

: Did You See..?

: Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

A series of films starring Sidney Toler Tonight also starring Cesar Romero Pauline Moore
When a friend of Chan's apparently dies of a heart attack on board a plane, all clues lead to the mysterious Zodiac - a psychic who appears to drive his clients to suicide.
Screenplay by JOHN LARKIN
Based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by SOL M. WURTZEL Directed by NORMAN FOSTER
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Cesar Romero
Unknown: Pauline Moore
Unknown: John Larkin
Unknown: Derr Biggers
Produced By: Sol M. Wurtzel
Directed By: Norman Foster
Rhadini: Cesar Romero
Eve: Pauline Moore
Jimmy Chan: Sen Yung
Pete Lewis: Douglas Fowley
Myra Rhadini: June Gale
Paul Essex: Louis Jean Heydt

: Rally Report 86

Day two of the Lombard RAC Rally
William Woollard introduces live coverage of the last stage of the day from Ingliston near Edinburgh, with commentary from Barrie Gill and Tony Mason and reports on the day.


Introduces: William Woollard
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason

: Open to Question

Elected as the youngest
Conservative Party leader in history, Ted Heath suffered the indignity ten years later of being ousted by Margaret Thatcher - his appointee.
On Open to Question tonight the former Prime Minister talks about Mrs Thatcher and her leadership, unemployment, the Falklands, and his hopes and fears concerning the young audience's future.
Would he like to be Prime Minister again?
John Nicolson chairs the young people from all over Britain.
Researcher MARK HAGEN Director LIZ SCOTT Producers


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Mark Hagen
Director: Liz Scott
Producers: David Martin.

: The Story of English

The Loaded Weapon
Presented by Robert MacNeil The English of Ireland is famous throughout the world as 'the blarney' or 'the gift of the gab'.
In fact, the language of James Joyce and The Playboy of the Western World evolved among the Gaelic-speaking Irish through a series of calamities: famine, conflict and exile.
This programme explores the inspiring but troubled story of Irish-English in both the north and the south of Ireland. It also describes the dramatic exile of Irish voices to communities in the Caribbean, Newfoundland and New York.
Sound recordist ANTHONY WORNUM Film cameraman DAVID SOUTH Film editor SUSAN NEW
Series producer WILLIAM CRAN Producer PETER DALE


Presented By: Robert MacNeil
Unknown: James Joyce
Written By: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Anthony Wornum
Producer: Peter Dale

: Fawlty Towers

by JOHN CLEESE and CONNIE BOOTH starring John Cleese Prunella Scales
Andrew Sachs , Connie Booth
Produced by DOUGLAS ARGENT (R)


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Mr Carnegie: John Quarmby
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Guest: Stuart Sherwin
Maj Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Taylor: James Taylor
Mrs Taylor: Melody Lang
Ronald: David Neville
Quentina: Sabina Franklyn

: Victoria Wood - As Seen on TV

Will men ever get pregnant? And if they do, will they opt for shoulder-tie dungarees, or play safe with Peter Pan collar-type loose smocks?
Whatever they decide, there's bound to be a documentary about it. And possibly a tea towel.
Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters Patricia Routledge and Celia Imrie
Duncan Preston , Susie Blake also JANE FINDLAY
Musical director DAVID FIRMAN Film cameraman
Film recordist CLIVE DERBYSHIRE Film editor COLIN JONES
Designer ANDREW HOWE DAVIES Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER


Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Jane Findlay
Unknown: Richard Lloyd-Morgan
Unknown: Mary Jo Randle
Unknown: Peter Ellis
Unknown: Stephen Hancock
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Written By: Victoria Wood
Director: David Firman
Unknown: Philip Bonham
Editor: Colin Jones
Designer: Andrew Howe
Directed By: Geoff Posner

: Nurses

A Place to be Old
You don't expect to see pets on a hospital ward, cats on the beds, budgies singing on the windowsill.... but at the Mount Pleasant and Clayponds hospitals in west London that is exactly what will greet you. As nursing officer,
Ralph Greaves 's job is not unlike that of the matron in an old hospital. When he arrived at the hospitals in 1983, he found them run-down and demoralised. With few resources but plenty of good nursing, he managed a quiet revolution in the care of his elderly patients.
Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ralph Greaves
Editor: Andrew Johnston
Producer: Peter Symes

: 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

: Telejournal

with Chantal Cuer
Journal télévisé première
Tonight's news comes from the state-run Belgian station RTBF. Chantal helps with the words and the news background, while
Peter Fiddick looks at what's going on in the European media. Videotape editor ST JOHN O'RORKE Director NICK DAVIES
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (E)


Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Editor: St John O'Rorke
Director: Nick Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Rally Report 86

A late night summary of today's stages from William Woollard
Barrie Gill , Sue Baker


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Sue Baker

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