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: Daytime on Two

9.52 Look, Look and Look Again. Living Images
Yorkshire children use a model for a portrait of a character from fiction. (R) (e)

10.15 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 2: The Man in the Picture
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based on a ghost story in ten episodes. (R) (e)

10.38 Investigating Science: Introduction: Strange People in White Coats...?
How do real scientists differ from the popular image people have of them from the world of science fiction? What are scientists and how do they go about their work? (R) (e)

11.00 Watch: Grain Harvest (R) (e)

11.18 Wondermaths: 2
Written by Colin Davis.

The spaceship Investigator strays into a power cloud. To find their way out, Stella and Zak must recognise and model marker buoys made of cubes. (R) (e)

11.35 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations
Arithmetic Progressions: how to make a number sequence add up without really trying, followed by Shuffles: from riffling cards to ringing the changes - what patterns emerge? (R) (e)

12.00 Maths Topics: Trigonometry (2)
Similar triangles and other shapes introduce sine, cosine, tangent as ratio. (R) (e)

12.20pm Media Studies: Making it Look Real
Much of what is on television looks realistic and true to life.
But television programmes can only give the illusion of reality. A look at the ways in which TV directors try to make it look real, with sequences from Casualty, The Cuckoo Sister and The Marriage. (R) (e)

12.50 Micro File 'B': What's in it for Me?
A compilation of items from the recent information technology series Micro Live. (R) (e)
For programme notes send A4 sae enclosing PO or cheque for 75p to [address removed]


Producer (Look, Look and Look Again): Judith Miles
Writer (Look and Read): Andrew Davies
Producer (Look and Read): Sue Weeks
Narrator (Investigating Science): Mike Rodden
Director (Investigating Science): Michael Mosley
Series producer (Investigating Science): Robin Gwyn
Writer (Wondermaths): Colin Davis
Designer (Wondermaths): Rory Mitchell
Series producer (Wondermaths): David Scott Cowan
Zak: Christopher Lillicrap
Stella: Sita Ramamurthy
Hudson's voice: Jonathan Izard
Presenter (MI 10: Mathematical Investigations): Hilary Clough
Animation (MI 10: Mathematical Investigations): Stewart Hardy Films
Film editor (MI 10: Mathematical Investigations): John Billingham
Producer (MI 10: Mathematical Investigations): David Roseveare
Director (Media Studies): Cas Lester
Producer (Media Studies): Bruce Jamson

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme
Chock-a-Block is chockablock with pictures to words that rhyme.

1.38 Homeground Communications
1: Get the Message?
Communicating means passing messages to one another. There are many different ways of doing this and the programme looks at the way signals, flags, lights and sound are used in the process of communicating. Language is the most common form of passing messages, but how do deaf people overcome their disability?
Presented by VERE DING
Produced by CHRISTINE TRURAN (R) (e)
2.00 News and Weather


Music: Peter Gosling
Director: Nick Wilson
Producer: Michael Cole
Presented By: Vere Ding
Produced By: Christine Truran

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Harry persuades Cosmo and Dibs to co-operate in putting on a musical show. Maths at the seaside: building sandcastles.
Book: Thomas Tidies His Room by GUNILLA WOLDE Presenters
Radiophonic music ROGER LIMB Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)


Unknown: Gunilla Wolde
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Sheila Chitnis
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Labour Party Conference 1987

Live coverage continues with an address by The Rt Hon
Neil Kinnock , mp, Leader of the Labour Party including at
3.00* News and Weather and at
3.50* News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Neil Kinnock

: One In Four

Presented by Isobel Ward and Simon Barnes
A magazine programme made with disabled people and their families. Among the items this month are projects involving disabled children, including a toy library and an integrated play-scheme. Includes subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
For fact sheet send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Isobel Ward
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Film 87

: No Limits

Cinque Ports
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker present the world's fastest rock show from the Cinque Ports: Sandwich,
Dover, Hythe, Romney and Hastings. Along with south east presenters
Terry Vaughan and Linda Huntley , they discover that Dover has much more to offer than ferries to France, and that the other four ports have done something Jenny and Tony rarely have - dried up. Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker
Unknown: Terry Vaughan
Unknown: Linda Huntley

: Open to Question 87

Politicans as opposite as Edwina Currie and Bernie Grant ; a footballer, an industrialist and a pop singer; witchcraft;
Freemasonry; the ethics of tabloid journalism - these are among the people and the issues in a new series of Open to Question. Tonight: Black Power and the Ballot Box. When former Haringey
Council leader Bemie Grant became one of Britain's first black MP's this year, he brought to the House of Commons a controversial reputation which in this programme comes under the scrutiny of an audience of teenagers from around Britain
Presented by JOHN NICOLSON Research MARK HAGEN


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Bernie Grant
Leader: Bemie Grant
Presented By: John Nicolson
Presented By: Research Mark Hagen
Director: Dennis Cosgrove
Producer: Stewart Lamont

: Schools Prom

Introduced by Nigel Kennedy
The second of three programmes which feature the talented youngsters who descend on the Royal Albert Hall in London to take part in the annual Schools Prom. With guest soloists
John Wallace (trumpet) and Evelyn Glennie (percussion) Producer KEN GRIFFIN
(The Schools Prom is organised by Music for Youth in association with Commercial Union Assurance and Marks and Spencer)


Introduced By: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Albert Hall
Soloists: John Wallace
Soloists: Evelyn Glennie
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Floyd on France

Pays Basque
On the eastern coast of France close to the Spanish border lies this fiercely independent region, famous for its spicy and peppery food. Ace gastronaut and bon viveur Keith Floyd , celebrates the classic dishes of the Basque country and cooks a rich and warming soup on a riverbank while fishermen net elvers in the evening light.
He also attempts to make the most famous of all Basque dishes, a piperade, with unexpected results.
Photography CUVE NORTH Film editor CHRIS WARING Producer DAVID PRITCHARD BBC Plymouth


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Editor: Chris Waring

: Brass Tacks

with John Harrison The Price of Power
Last winter over 40,000 elderly people died from hypothermia and cold-related illnesses. Many more suffered because they could not afford to heat their homes properly. Two million people had trouble paying their fuel bills - 'bad payers' who are a growing problem for the fuel boards.
Last week Brass Tacks examined one electricity board's alternative to disconnection - a new meter which keeps you supplied only as long as you pay your debts. Tonight Brass Tacks's viewers, welfare workers, and officials from the gas and electricity industries, join John Harrison to examine the growing problems of poverty and the price of power.
Studio director SUE LOCHEAD Producer CLAIRE LEWIS Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: John Harrison
Producer: Claire Lewis

: The Ronnie Corbett Show

starring Ronnie Corbett with special guests
Bruce Forsyth , Elaine Page Frank Thornton and Punt and Dennis
The forecast for the next 30 minutes is a bold front of monologues, sketches, music and brilliant guest appearances leading to laughter in all districts. Written by BARRY CRYER
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Elaine Page
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Ian Davidson
Written By: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Neil Shand
Designer: Donal Woods
Music: Simon Brint
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Australia

Five documentaries for the nation's bicentennial. 3: Changes
Written and presented by columnist Phillip Adams 'We learnt British history, had British heroes; our parents even had British garden gnomes. And we were xenophobic too.'
The Australia of 40 years ago had laws to keep itself lilywhite and, except for the noticeable yeast of Irish
Catholicism, it was a very British place indeed. 'But,' says Phillip Adams , 'there've been some changes since then. Migrants (the "ethnics" as we called them) made us rethink everything - from our diets to our dogmas.
Today, we are as mixed as any country on earth.'
Strange then that the only people to whom the new 'tolerance' still does not extend are the oldest Australians of all: the aborigines. Will it ever? Producer BEN LEWIN
Series producer TIM SLESSOR


Unknown: Phillip Adams
Unknown: Phillip Adams
Producer: Ben Lewin
Producer: Tim Slessor

: Sing Country

From the Silk Cut Festival David Allan chats to the friendly Forester Sisters, who star on stage tonight together with: Boxcar Willie , Moe Bandy and a brief contribution from Janie Fricke of whom more later in the series.
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound
Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Directors


Unknown: David Allan
Unknown: Boxcar Willie
Unknown: Moe Bandy
Unknown: Janie Fricke
Unknown: Paul Cuncliffe
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Unknown: John Wiggins
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Unknown: Steve Morris.
Unknown: Dave Ross
Producer: Dave Perrottet

: Newsnight

analysed by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Open University

Modelling Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis enables plants to capture the sun's energy. Can that energy be harnessed directly? Producer HENDRIK BALL (R)

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