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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Mach's Gut!
Basic skills in German 1: Out Shopping
Shopping in the market; expressing opinions; hiring a bike or skis
Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (R) (e) 9 52 Timmy and Vicki by JOHN CHALLEN Timmy’sStory
The first episode of a two-part play about two young teenagers going through their first serious relationship.
This week, the story from Timmy’s point of view.
Next week at the same time, the story through Vicki s eyes.
Film cameraman HENRY FARRAR Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop SlidingA
10.38 History File
Make Germany Pay
This programme traces how the Treaty of Versailles affected
Germany in the 1920s after her defeat in the First World War. Commentary JOHN TIDMARSH Written by TONY HOWARTH
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
11.0 Thinkabout Rubbish Dump
11.18 Tutorial Topics
New School and Homework
11.40 Scene
Not to Be Sniffed At
12.12 Scotland This Century 1: Growing Up
JIMMY REID and others recall the days of their youth.
Producer ROBERT CLARK (R) (e)
12.45 Science Topics
Light, Electrons and the Atom The relationship between electronic energy levels and the emission or absorption of GnsrsY
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
1.5 A vous la France
A course for beginners in French. (R) (e)
Book same title and cassettes or records available from booksellers. French transcripts of the series are also available by sending a cheque or PO for £1.50 payable to BSS, to: [address removed]
1 38 New series Outlook The Call of the Sea 1:Seascapes
Man has always responded to the lure of the sea, and the adventures of the early explorers are a testimony to man's courage, curiosity and skill.


Unknown: Robert Rauch
Unknown: Sylvia Rotter
Introduced By: Paul McDowell
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Henry Farrar
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Written By: Tony Howarth
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Producer: Robert Clark
Producer: Peter Bratt
Presented By: David Parry Jones
Producer: Alwyn Humphreys
Timmy: Perry Wilson
Vicki: Samantha Vinnell
Whitey: David Scaffardi
Sue: Cheryl Miller
Timmy's mother: Vilm Holungberry
Grandmother: Anthea Holloway
Brother: Andrew Paul
PE teacher: Martin Cochrane

: Watch

Movement: How We Move

: Music Time

Two in a Bar

: The Collectors

Butterfly collecting is a healthy outdoor pursuit - particularly in Scotland, with its distinctive climate and countryside.
George Thomson has been collecting butterflies since childhood, and his enthusiasm is undiminished. Today's film follows George on one of his expeditions, and features his wide-ranging and attractive collection.
Series producer KEITH ALEXANDER Director MIKE BARNES


Unknown: George Thomson
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Mike Barnes

: The Romance of Indian Railways

Written and narrated by James Cameron
A nostalgic journey along the highways and byways of one of the greatest railway networks in the world. With Michael Satow, retired managing director of ICI in India, we travel around some of the most spectacular locations in the subcontinent, in search of steam locomotives great and small for the first railway museum in Asia.


Writer/Narrator: James Cameron
Participant: Michael Satow
Producer: Colin Luke

: Pamela Armstrong

Pamela invites you to join her for half an hour of teatime treats.

: A Taste of Ulster

Derek Davis , in the first of a new series about food, breaks out of the designer kitchens of the television studio and meets the experts in their own restaurants.
This week he visits Ardglass in Co Down, the fishing village famous the world over for, among many other things, its herrings. Executive producer ULTAN GUILFOYLE


Unknown: Derek Davis
Producer: Ultan Guilfoyle
Producer: Ian Hamilton

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge with Frank Muir and John Amis challenging
Barry Took and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Film 87

: Mission Impossible: The Missile

Selections from the exploits of a team of daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are anything but...
Starring Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Leonard Nimoy as Paris, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy

A delicate and dangerous plan to dupe foreign agents into stealing a bogus missile guidance system looks like blowing up in the IMF's faces when Dana gets mistaken for an old flame. (R)


Writer: Arthur Weiss
Director: Charles Rondeau
Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Dana: Lesley Warren
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Hecker: John Beck
Reed: David Sheiner

: Duel with An Teallach

A true story based on the diary of lain Ogilvie.
On 17 April 1966, three men set out to climb An Teallach, 'the forge', a massive sandstone ridge in the north west of Scotland. Two were experienced, but the third was a novice, and the mountain lay under a thick blanket of snow and ice. At three o'clock Ogilvie's two friends slipped down a 700-foot gulley. What followed was a solo rescue effort of remarkable skill and bravery. Film editor DICK PULL
Producer MCHAEL BEGG (R)

: Maestro

Last of four programmes John Curry
When John Curry won the men's ice skating gold medal in the Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games in 1976 it was, in a sense, acceptance by his sport of a man whose values were at odds with many of the officials that he had had to convince. By 1976 even the most anti-Curry judges could not ignore his technical skills, even if they still questioned his artistic use of body movement.
But the public recognised in John Curry one of the most artistic men's skaters that the world has seen.
Barry Davies talks to Curry about his beliefs in skating as an art form, and his life since 1976 running a company of like-minded skaters.


Unknown: John Curry
Unknown: John Curry
Unknown: John Curry
Talks: Barry Davies

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Sue Cook , Huw Wheldon and Arthur Marshall Rula Lenska
Dennis Waterman
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Produced and directed by PAULCIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson

: The Mistress

by CARLA LANE , starring and with Designer


Unknown: Carla Lane
Hornby: Andree Welstead Hornby
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
Maxine: Felicity Kendal
Luke: Peter McEnery
Helen: Jane Asher
Jamie: Paul Copley
Mourner: Elizabeth Bradley

: 40 Minutes

Home from the Hill
'Sometimes I sit and think,' says Colonel Hilary Hook on his verandah in the Kenya hills, 'and sometimes I just sit.' Hilary Hook , an eccentric Englishman of the old school, formerly of the Indian cavalry, then leader of extravagant safaris, has now retired. He is looked after by his butler Kiperingi and a handful of servants.
Then, one day, the blow falls. Hilary Hook 's African landlord evicts him. There's nothing for it but to return 'to my wrinkled, battered, bloody old first love - England'.
He finds an unfamiliar world. Now he has to live in a cottage next to a supermarket car park in Wiltshire. There are problems which prove hard to solve - how to change a plug, how to open a tin. He buys thermal underwear and rather too much alcohol. It's a poignant contrast to his life abroad. 'I don't know. 1 might have made a grave mistake, a very grave mistake indeed....’ But Hilary Hook , brave, original and funny, reacts as an old soldier should.
Film editor HOWARD BILLINGHAM Photographed and directed by MOLLY DINEEN


Unknown: Colonel Hilary Hook
Unknown: Hilary Hook
Unknown: Hilary Hook
Unknown: Hilary Hook
Directed By: Molly Dineen
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Cricket

The World Series Cup Australia v England from Sydney
The scene moves to the world famous Sydney Cricket
Ground for England's second World Series match against Australia, where the second half of the match will be played under floodlights.
Highlights are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9, Australia


Introduced By: Richie Benaud

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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