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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Mach's Gut!
Basic skills in German
5: People, Places and Things Describing lost property; clothes, your family and hometown.
Introduced by PAUL MCDOWELL Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (e)
9.52 Look and Read Badger Girl
10: Stripey the Super Badger (e)
10.15 Around Scotland Behind the Scenes 2: Pantomime
10.38 MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Patterns followed by Time Graph
11.0 Wondei maths Programme 10
11.17 Geography Casebook: Britain
New Father Thames
London's desolate docklands are now being redeveloped.
What kind of redevelopment? And who will benefit?
Series producer LEN BROWN
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.37 Pages from Ceefax
12.0 English File
The Power of Language: A Power of Difference
Language performs many different functions in our lives. This programme presents examples, with a focus on different ways of storytelling. Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
12.32 Scene
Sexual Harassment
Wolf whistles, name calling, insults, unwelcome suggestions, pressure....
A group of teenage girls relate their experiences, discuss their views, and look at some of the ways in which people are taking action against sexual harassment.
Series producer ROGER TONGE
1.5 Switch on to English
Key aspects of spoken and written English are taught using extracts from TV series as reinforcement. (R) (e)
1.33 General Studies
What's Your Poison and What's its Price


Unknown: Robert Rauch
Unknown: Sylvia Rotter
Introduced By: Paul McDowell
Producer: Caroline Godley
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Roger Tonge

: You and Me

A series for 4-and-5-year-olds Mr B thinks that Dibs has spoilt his new hat on purpose but in fact it was an accident. Book: Meg at Sea by HELEN NICOL and JAN PIENKOWSKI. With MICHAEL BALFOUR Book animation GIL POTTER
Title animation MIKE MBBERT Title music UB40


Unknown: Helen Nicol
Unknown: Jan Pienkowski.
Unknown: Michael Balfour
Producer: Richard Callanan

: Racing from Cheltenham

BBC cameras cover three races on the eve of the Glen International Steeplechase. Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
2.20 The Food Brokers
Ferrero Rocher Chase (3m If) A valuable stepping-stone to the Welsh Grand National.
Recent winners include Door Latch and Run and Skip.
2.55 The Steel Plate and Sections Steeplechase (2m)
3.30 The Coral Golden Hurdle Qualifier (3m) Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Ferrero Rocher Chase
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Producer: Fred Viner

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

His now legendary duel with 'Mill House' in the 1964 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Series producer JEFF GODDARD (R)

: Pamela Armstrong

Pam takes you through to tea-time with a variety of guests, providing music, song and conversation for your delight. 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. 4: Playhouse
Director PAULA gilder


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

: Lassie: Well of Love

continues the season of films starring one of the screen's best-loved canine stars.
With Bruce Bennett Sean Kelly
Mary McGregor
Robert Sampson Robert Donner
When Davey's dog Barney dies, the young boy is heartbroken but Lassie, sensing his grief, lets him take one of her newly-born pups in the hope that 'Dusty' will prove a true friend.
Produced by ROBERT GOLDEN Directed by JACK NIVELY
0 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Bruce Bennett
Unknown: Sean Kelly
Unknown: Mary McGregor
Unknown: Robert Sampson
Unknown: Robert Donner
Unknown: Robert Schaefer
Produced By: Robert Golden
Directed By: Jack Nively

: Choir of the Year 1986

Northern Ireland/
Manchester / Birmingham In 1984 the RENAISSANCE
SINGERS from Belfast became Choir of the Year. Today three other choirs from Northern Ireland are among the six hoping to follow in their footsteps, in the third of the quarter-finals, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Brian Kay is following the progress of the competition. Lighting JOHN BLACK
(In association with Sainsbury's)


Unknown: John Black
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Director: Hamish Barbour

: Micro Live

Fred Harris and Lesley Judd look at the increasing use of computers in cars and show how the Rover Sterling uses a micro to control everything from its fuel supply to its anti-lock braking. With so many electronic devices appearing in some cars the manufacturers are looking for other solutions to the problem of how to connect the electrics together.
On the racing circuit, Tyrrell cars demonstrate how higher speeds are achieved by designing their cars on computer. And from America, Freff reports on ETAK, a remarkable car navigation system which shows a driver exactly where he is on a street plan which moves in front of his eyes on a screen as the car moves along the road. Also from the States, a simple touch screen which will do away with most of the levers and knobs which hang off a car's dashboard. Studio director
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)


Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Alan Haydn Griffiths
Producer: Peter Bratt
Editor: David Allen

: The Queen's Prize

In 1860 Queen Victoria fired a shot on Wimbledon Common which marked the birth of an organization committed to assist in the nation's defence - the National Rifle
Association. Today, the NRA has a more sporting image but, as Brian Glover discovers, the heart of its annual meeting at Bisley is still the valued prize begun by the sovereign in 1860 - The Queen's Prize.
Executive producer DAVID SEYMOUR Producer ALEX LEGER
BBC South and East: Elstree (Regional programme - see variations at foot of column)


Unknown: Brian Glover
Editor: Steve Holdsworth
Producer: Alex Leger

: Going to Pot

with Susan Hampshire and Geoff Hamilton
Getting value for money when buying plants and containers; and some new brightly-coloured flowering plants.
Cheeseplants that like central heating; and a yucca that only drinks half a pint a year. Production assistants
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 4: AA
Next time your car breaks down or won't start, and the AA says there's a two-hour wait, here's a tip. Tell them you're a doctor or a nurse or a teacher. Say you're a plumber on an emergency call - and you'll get priority.
'It's a good trick', says
Sgt Johnny Towers , who is based at Stanmore, Britain's busiest AA Centre. 'That way they get instant service.'
Today a doctor is locked out of his car. They rush to his rescue. He is a doctor. 'Any patients waiting?', he's asked. 'Well, no ... I'm a doctor of science.' Nice one.
A nun with a flat battery calls in - and a woman with two children has to be towed away. On the M4 a member who 'breaks down all the time' waits patiently for help, along with hundreds of other casualties who haven't thought to tell a lie.
Photography JOHN GOODYER
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director LINDA CLEEVE


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Sgt Johnny Towers
Unknown: John Goodyer
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Linda Cleeve

: Arena

Cambodian Witness
When the Khmer Rouge invaded Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, they forced the entire population into the countryside where they were starved, beaten and worked to death on grandiose, impractical
'revolutionary' schemes.
Among them was a young man called Someth May, a doctor's son. Ten members of his family died before he managed to escape to
Thailand. There he contacted the distinguished journalist and poet, James Fenton , who arranged his release from a refugee camp and brought him to England.
For two years, May struggled to write his story with Fenton's help, and over the last 18 months Arena filmed the two writers as they overcame the barriers of language, memory and intense emotion to create a shocking and vivid memoir of his horrific experiences. Film editor DAN RAE
Assistant producer SARAH LLEWELYN Executive producers


Unknown: James Fenton
Editor: Dan Rae
Producer: Sarah Llewelyn
Unknown: Nigel Finch
Director: Nigel Williams

: Newsnight

11.10 Weatherview

: The Rockford Files

starring with The Paper Palace
Jim reluctantly agrees to help a friendly neighbourhood hooker who fears for her life....
Directed by RICHARD CRENNA (R)


Written By: Juanita Bartlett
Directed By: Richard Crenna
Jim: James Garner
Rita Capkovic: Rita Moreno
Rocky Rockford: Noah Beery
Det Becker: Joe Santos
Lt Chapman: James Luisi

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