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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Job Bank Open Spaces
A look at some of the jobs that young people are doing to preserve the countryside and improve its facilities
Producer JILL GLINDON REED (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool Going to Work
Temporary Work
'Temping' does not just mean girls working in offices, but involves people in an increasingly wide range of jobs. Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dibs is anxious that there will be enough to eat when Cosmo and Gary want some of his cake. Henry and Ellie buy some fish and chips. Zavia and Sinclair pick their own strawberries.
Song: Five Currant Buns
Presenter GARY WILMOT Film director CLARE ELSTOW
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time
Higher and Lower (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout
See How They Grow
Frank and Sally are sorting out clothes for the jumble sale, when the children decide to lend a hand.
Producer PAT FARRINGTON Series producer
11.00 Zig Zag Viking Sailors
11.20 Buddy by NIGEL HINTON starring
2: Crying, Waiting, Hoping It's four months since Mum walked out, and things are running down at home. Buddy worries about his Dad's night work, and his suspicions deepen when Terry produces lots of money for a spending spree.
Produced and directed by ROGER TONGE (R) (e)
11.45 Bible Lands
3: The Ministry of Christ Jesus spent much of His childhood and ministry in the countryside, drawing on His experience to illustrate many of His teachings.
Presented by PETER CONNOLLY Producer R. DILWYN JONES (R) (e)
12.08pm History File
Twentieth Century History Hitler's Germany 1933-1936
How did Hitler gain dictatorial power in Germany during these years? What did he do with his power?
12.30 General Studies Art and Society
What use is art? Should artists concern themselves with the social issues of their times? And how effective is art as a means of moulding opinion? Narrated by JOE CONNOLLY
Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action Keep It Clean
An expert in domestic microbiology tracks down bacteria in the kitchen and an environmental health officer shows how important hygiene is in food handling. Presenters
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)


Producer: Jill Glindon Reed
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Presenter: Gary Wilmot
Producer: Pat Farrington
Unknown: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Directed By: Roger Tonge
Presented By: Peter Connolly
Producer: R. Dilwyn
Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Written By: Tony Howarth
Producers: John Chapple
Producers: Paul Mitchell
Unknown: Joe Connolly
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Robin Mudge
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Buddy: Wayne Goddard
Mr Normington: Norman Bird
Mrs Solomon: Anne Dyson
Mrs Rybeero: Ena Cabayo
Charmian: Lorraine Plummer
Julius: Dennis Victory

: Pie In the Sky

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Near and Far:
Now and Then. Streetscape Yesterday's Street Today
Scenes of demolition introduce the idea of change in an urban area. Evidence of recent changes and the reasons are explored, together with the costs and benefits incurred. Series producer NICHOLAS WHINES Producer ROBIN GWYN (e)

: Words and Pictures

Butterflies and Moths
The very hungry caterpillar eats its way through the story and Jessica and Tamsin tell you about the moon-moths they have reared. Presenter VICKY IRELAND Animation DICK TAYLOR


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Sign Extra

The second of four programmes featuring the 1987 party conferences
Liberal Party Conference 1987 Harrogate was the venue for this year's Liberal Party
Conference and Sign Extra brings you highlights with sign language and subtitles. Presenter Clive Mason Interpreter JOHN LEE


Presenter: Clive Mason
Presenter: Interpreter John Lee

: The Collectors

Butterfly collecting is a healthy outdoor pursuit.
George Thomson has been collecting butterflies since childhood, and his enthusiasm is undiminished. Series producer KEITH ALEXANDER Director MIKE BARNES (R)
3.00 News and Weather followed by American Basketball
Introduced by Sally Jones
Highlights of key games from the National Basketball Association's play-offs.
The top eight teams joined in a play-off that produced the two finalists in the world championship in June.
Television presentation WTBS/CBS Producer DEREK BRANDON Produced for BBCtv by CHEERLEADER productions


Unknown: George Thomson
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Mike Barnes
Introduced By: Sally Jones
Producer: Derek Brandon

: Yemen - Roof of Arabia

For 300 years Yemen was a forbidden medieval kingdom almost totally closed to all outsiders. Then revolution, and in 1969 the establishment of a new republic. Early in 1985 a World about Us team was allowed in. This film shows the once-secret Arabia through the eyes of Ali Sabry , champion of the new Arabia, a newsreader for Yemen TV, and Selma Al Radi, archaeologist and guardian of the old Arabia. Producer RICHARD ROBINSON Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS


Unknown: Ali Sabry
Producer: Richard Robinson
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: The Curious Case of Victor Grayson

Victor Grayson , socialist MP for Colne Valley from 1907 to 1910, was a political phenomenon and many saw him as a future Prime
Minister. On 17 September 1920, accompanied by two men, he walked out of his fashionable London flat.
Friends and family never saw him again. A recent biography of Grayson by David Clark , MP reveals new evidence about his mysterious disappearance. With Michael Carter as Victor Grayson
Narrator David Jones Producer DAVID JONES


Unknown: Victor Grayson
Unknown: David Clark
Unknown: Michael Carter
Narrator: Victor Grayson
Director: Morris Baker

: The Saint's Double Trouble

continues a season featuring the famous sleuth. Today starring George Sanders Helene Whitney Bela Lugosi
George Sanders returns as the smooth 'tec and his look-alike, the murderous 'Boss', in a spiral of vintage mayhem in the diamond smuggling racket.
Screenplay by BEN HOLMES , based on a story by LESLIE CHARTERIS Produced by CLIFF REID Directed by JACK HIVELY
9 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Helene Whitney
Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Ben Holmes
Story By: Leslie Charteris
Produced By: Cliff Reid
Directed By: Jack Hively
Simon Templar/Boss: George Sanders
Anne: Helene Whitney
Fernack: Jonathan Hale
Partner: Bela Lugosi
Behlen: Donald MacBride
Limpy: John F Hamilton
Professor Bitts: Thomas W. Ross
Monk: Elliott Sullivan

: Cartoon Two

Sea Dream (R)

: Under Sail

Galway Hookers
The black-hulled Galway hookers with their tanned sails were once essential to the economy of the people of the west coast of Ireland.
The hookers carried fuel to the outlying islands and returned to the mainland with crops and cattle.
Now people race in vessels their parents used to work. Narrator Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Sound ROGER LONG


Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Open Road

with John Lenahan On the Waterfront
Hythe's Royal Military Canal is the setting for Britain's only Venetian fete. Local people muck in to make this floating spectacle of themselves dressed as garden gnomes and supermen, fairies and queens. John Lenahan visits this
Kentish seaside town to see the show.
Research MIKE DICK
Community Programme Unit


Unknown: John Lenahan
Unknown: Mike Dick
Director: Peter Leewright
Producer: Gavin Dutton

: Seven Ages

A series of seven documentary films written and presented by Ron Eyre 4: Bossy Wee Things 'Seeking the bubble reputation....'
Twenty-five to 40 -just in time to catch the next wave. The age of big chances and big risks. Move too soon and you fall on your face. Move too late and you've missed it. All the hazards of making your mark.
Research DEBORAH HILL FOX Photography MIKE FOX
Sound recordist FRASER BARBER Film editor DOROTHEA GAZIDIS Directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER BBC Bristol


Presented By: Ron Eyre
Editor: Dorothea Gazidis
Directed By: Michael Croucher

: First Run: The Jerk

continuing a season of films new to television. Tonight starring Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters Navin Johnson , the white sheep in a poor black family of Mississippi sharecroppers, leaves home to seek his fortune in the big city. Navin's struggle for fame, his invention of the miraculous opti-grab device and the earth-shattering discovery of his 'special purpose' are just a small part of the Johnson legend.
Cult comedian Steve Martin stars in this satire on the great American dream.
Navin Johnson .STEVE MARTIN
(First showing on British television)
* FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Bernadette Peters
Unknown: Navin Johnson
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Navin Johnson
Unknown: Steve Martin.
Unknown: Carl Gottlieb
Directed By: Carl Reiner
Marie KimbalL: Bernadette Peters
Patty Bernstein: Catlin Adams
Mother: Mabel King
Father: Richard Ward
Taj DICK: Anthony Williams
Stan Fox: Bill MacY
Madman: M Emmet Walsh
Frosty: Dick O'Neill
Hobart: Maurice Evans
Hester: Helena Carroll
Elvira: Ren Wood
First punk: Pepe Serna
Blues singers: Sonny Terry
Blues singers: Brownie McGhee
Harry Hartounian: Jackie Mason

: Newsnight

The last word on world events

: Weatherview

: Interval

: Open University

Culture and Society in Victorian Britain
In this revision programme, PROFESSOR ARTHUR MARWICK discusses some of the principal issues of the Arts Foundation Course. Producer ROBERT PHILIP (R)


Producer: Robert Philip

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