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: Daytime on Two

9.52 Look and Read Fair Ground
1: Trouble in the Tea-leaves
10.15 Around Scotland Energy
1: Energy Goes Round and Round
10.38 Geography Casebook Inner City - Part One
The first of two programmes about the fluctuating fortunes of Glasgow - from Victorian boom to the present day.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e) 11 Wondermaths: Logo NotSoMuchaProgram
11.17 Update USA GreatLakesCity Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie , and one of the original capitals of industrial
America, is struggling with the problems of decline as mvestment for new industry seeks out more profitable locations in the USA.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e) 11 40 Making History The Middle Ages:
The Peasants' Revolt
12.0 English File G.B.S.
With BRYAN MURRAY as George Bernard Shaw Dramatised by LEONARD KINGSTON
G.B.S. considered his childhood to have been 'loveless', but he did not let it hinder him on his path to literary greatness. With BRENDA FRICKER ,
12.32 Scene
Not to Be Sniffed At
'It destroys your brain ... It s no worse than drink.... Its a phase you go through ...
Solvent abuse - why people do it the effect it has on them, and what should be done about it. producer PETER EVANS (R) (e)
1.0 Designers
An examination of the many problems faced by designers today - whether they produce pepper pots or 38-tonne trucks! 1: Designer Power? (R) (e)
1.33 General Studies East versus West
1: Views from the West


Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Lake Erie
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Dramatised By: Leonard Kingston
Unknown: Brenda Fricker
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Shirley Cain
Unknown: Michael Maynard.
Unknown: Siobhan Nicholas
Unknown: Kieran Montague
Unknown: Janthea Williams
Producer: Diane Morgan
Producer: Peter Evans

: You and Me

Dibs doesn't think much of Cosmo's hat, but she wears it anyway.
Book: Katie Morag Delivers the Mail
Presenter HARRY TOWB Animal song


Unknown: Katie Morag
Read By: Mairl Hedderwick
Presenter: Harry Towb
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Director: Sue Aron
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: What's Your House Worth?

A Panorama report
In London and the south east, if you own your home, you've made thousands of pounds just by living there. In some parts of Britain the property bubble has burst, and houses expected to go up in value are now going down. Billions are being lent in mortgages, and banks and building societies are falling over themselves to lend you more.
John Penycate asks where this spiral of house prices and domestic debt is leading and looks at the north-south divide and at the plight of those too poor to climb, or to stay, on the home-ownership bandwagon.
Editor David DICKINSON (R)


Unknown: John Penycate
Producer: Jana Bennett
Editor: David Dickinson

: Wild World

Portrait of a spring by ALAN AND JOAN ROOT
Rain falling on the high, dry Chyulu Hills of Kenya filters through the lava soil until it emerges as cool, running springs at Mzima. Zebra and elephant visit the oasis to drink, but this unusual African portrait is more concerned with the animals that live at the springs. It is a fascinating world in which frogs climb trees, birds swim, turtle and crocodile feed side by side, and the lumbering hippopotamus takes on a new grace in the unique underwater photography of Alan Root.
Commentary by Anthony Smith
Presented by SUZANNE GIBBS BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Chyulu Hills
Unknown: Alan Root.
Commentary By: Anthony Smith
Presented By: Suzanne Gibbs

: Pamela Armstrong

Start the weekend now! Relax with Pamela and some light conversation.

: Bazaar

Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and above all, money.
This week, knitting fashion for under a fiver, professional DIY tips, making the most of your microwave and news for borrowers - who gives the best value?


Unknown: Judi Spiers

: Brief Encounters

Living in an Extended Family A young married couple in Madras talk about why they are trying to escape from their family and live alone. Producer MUKTI JAIN

: Horizon

The Blind Watchmaker

: Flight of the Cougar

with Merry Anders Les Brown Jr Burt Douglas
Stuart Randall and Lassie
In this family adventure film, the canine star saves a wounded cougar and her cubs - and helps to tame a wild horse. Produced by ROBERT GOLDEN Directed by JACK B. HIVELY
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Stuart Randall
Produced By: Robert Golden
Directed By: Jack B. Hively
Directed By: Dick Moder
Directed By: William Beaudine

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Thorburn's '147'
The 1983 World Snooker
Championships. At the table were Terry Griffiths and Cliff Thorburn. So to that historic fourth frame. (R)


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn.

: Ebony

Sing Louder, For They Haven't Heard Us
In 1980 the United Nations called for a cultural boycott of South Africa. The United States and the United
Kingdom voted against the resolution. In spite of both governments' reluctance to implement economic sanctions, American and British musicians are increasingly responding to calls to isolate the apartheid regime.
Vastiana Belfon talks to Gil Scott-Heron
Ewan MacCall , Peggy Seeger, Aswad and Peter Gabriel about their part in the campaign. And in South Africa, black musicians reveal how their lives are affected by the boycott.
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX Producer VASTIANA BELFON BBC Pebble Mill
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Vastiana Belfon
Unknown: Gil Scott-Heron
Unknown: Ewan MacCou
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: Aswad
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Producer: John Wilcox

: On the Road

Glyn Worsnip
Diane Kenwood and John Diamond each with a story of the week from the cities and counties of the south east corner of England Producers


Unknown: John Diamond
Unknown: David Hanington

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank The Hamilton small greenhouse is easy and cheap to make, but still at the experimental stage. Tidying up shrubs and herbaceous perennials, what to do now and what to leave alone.
Brian Rittershausen extols the virtues of orchids. How to start off a collection and care for it, without spending a fortune.
Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Brian Rittershausen
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Indelible Evidence

Six murder investigations featuring the forensic scientists and police officers who solved the original cases. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy 2: A Family Story
On 22 Oct 1981 an American disappeared in Paris. His
Israeli wife disappeared in England ten days later. Police enquiries led to a strange and squalid bungalow on the south coast, the home of the couple's son....
The case was investigated by the Hampshire police and scientists from the Home Office Forensic Science
Laboratory at Aldermaston. The names of people and places have been changed.
Photography BRIAN HALL
Film editor ROBERT BROWN
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Directed and produced by OLIVER MORSE and IAN DUNCAN


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Brian Hall
Editor: Robert Brown
Producer: David Paterson
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: Ian Duncan
Joey Silbermann: Peter Hugo Daly
Lissa Silbermann: Helena Stevens
Leon Silbermann: Bill Reimbold
Angela....................: Annie Bruce

: Arena Night and Day

Night and Day is a 24-hour journey through the streets of London spent in the company of two different and unusual writers.
The day is introduced by Spectator columnist Jeffrey Bernard who has turned the humdrum routine of daylight hours into a time of escapade, adventure and other lowlife pursuits in the face of every obstacle, including his own collapse at eight each evening. As his day ends
Celia Fremlin's night begins. Fremlin, a 71-year-old thriller writer, stalks London's streets from 11 pm to 5 am in pursuit of what she perceives as a kingdom magically transformed by darkness. Together Bernard and Fremlin present a London that is delightfully personal, mysteriously romantic and usually unexpected.
Film cameraman JOHN HOOPER Editor RAY HOUGH Producers


Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Ray Hough
Unknown: Anthony Wall
Unknown: Nigel Finch
Director: Gerry Pomeroy

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner as Jim Rockford
A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights
Rockford's reluctance to accept an assignment to bodyguard an ex-cop, now a legendary TV star, proves well founded since his client seems to have a magnetic attraction for trouble.


Jim Rockford: James Garner
Written By: Rudolph Borchert
Directed By: Willlam Wiard

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