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: Songs of Praise


: Daytime on Two

9.43 Encounter: Spain: Communications
Motorbikes and Guardia Civil; Valladolid airport, by train to Salamanca - and the postman's round. (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds When an old book falls to bits, Cosmo and Dibs put the pages back in the wrong order. Rachel and Michelle go camping at Litford Folk Festival.
Song: Polly Put the Kettle on! Presenter Gary Wilmot
Director Clare Elstow (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop: MaMnob (1)
Sorting out some television tricks.
Producer Michael Coyle (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Flowers and Fruits of the Ettf</! Just Flowers
Presented by MICHAEL SCOTT Many flowers are not just attractive to took at - they can also be very useful. Producer PETER LEGGE
Series editor MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures: Butterflies and Moths
(Shown on Monday at 2.02 pm) (e)
11.18 MHO: Mathematical Investigations: Pascal's Triangle (2)
followed by Mazes
11.40 Science in Action &'cp 7( Clean (Shown on Monday at 1.00pm) (e)
12.05pm Job Bank Open Spaces (Shown on Monday at 9.15am) (e)
12.28 Lifeschool: Going to Work: Temporary Work
12.50 Video Active
An introductory guide to making home videos. S<nAx a Light W M


Presented By: Michael Scott
Producer: Peter Legge
Editor: Marianne Bajrd
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wrtght

: Heads and Tails: Life Gets Everywhere

On rocky cliffs, at the very bottom of the sea, even in the hottest desert there is life.

: Zig Zag: Viking Sailors

Paul Coia tells the amazing story of the Viking sailors - the men and women who roamed the world from America to the Caspian sea.
(Shown on Monday at 11.00am) (e)


Presenter: Paul Coia
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Storyt)me

The Hungry G:oy!<
'I'U hit you with my bommyknocker!' shouted the giant.
So the people ran and fetched him bread, butter and honey. The honey was still in the beehive. It was the giant's turn to run.


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Conservative Party Conference 1987

Live coverage from
Blackpool of the debates on taw and order, housing and Privatisation: with speeches by the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Douglas Hurd Mp. and the Rt Hon
Cecil Parkinson MP, Secretary of State for Energy. Commentators
Sir Robin Day and David Dimbleby with Vivian White including at
3.00* News and Weather
3.50* News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Vivian White

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton and Clay Jones visit Percy Thrower's garden at the Magnolias, Shrewsbury.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: Fun in Acapulco

[Starring] Elvis Presley
also starring Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas, Paul Lukas
Elvis stars as a trapeze artist who runs away after a circus accident and takes a job as a lifeguard in Mexico's most famous holiday resort. There he is pursued by two girls...
FILMS: Page 26


Screenplay: Allan Weiss
Producer: Hal Wallis
Director: Richard Thorpe
Mike Windgren: Elvis Presley
Margarita Dauphine: Ursula Andress
Dolores Gomez: Elsa Cardenas
Maximillian: Paul Lukas
Raoul Almeido: Larry Domasin
Moreno: Alejandro Rey
Jose: Robert Carricart
Janie Harkins: Teri Hope
Mr Harkins: Charles Evans
Hotel manager: Alberto Morin
Desk clerk: Francisco Ortega
Bellboy: Robert de Anda
Telegraph clerk: Linda Rivera
First girl: Darlene Tomkins
Second girl: Linda Rand

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden: 4: March

A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored, and worked as it was a hundred years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson.
Harry and Peter draw up a cropping plan for the coming year. Harry expects to plant over 25 different crops including what he calls his 'fussy pieces', salsify and scorzonera. Tracking down the Victorian varieties takes Peter to a refrigerated seed bank near Stratford-on-Avon. Frost threatens the budding peaches, and Harry employs several old methods to protect them - a thatch of yew and laurel, straw mats and drapes of fine tiffany.
"March dust is worth a king's ransom but the winds that upraise it are especially severe upon weak and tender plants."
Mr Beeton's Book of Garden Management
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Peter Thoday
Head gardener: Harry Dodson
Photography: Paul Morris
Music: Paul Reade
Film Editor: David Barrett
Associate Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Wldeworld

A monthly anthology of travel, exploration and adventure - worldwide Introduced by John Ridgway
Tonight, two films. First,
Bounty Child - a voyage by nine men across the far
Pacific in an 18th-century long-boat. Their leader is
Captain Bligh's great, great, great grandson. In the wake of his ancestor, who was cast adrift by the Bounty mutineers, he re-enacts an epic story of survival.
Frozen in Time - in 1846 two ships and 129 men disappeared without trace in the Canadian Arctic.
In 1986, two bodies were found - perfectly preserved in the ice.
The mystery of the Franklin Expedition begins to unfold. Producers WILL DAVIES and RICHARD ROBINSON
Series editor TIM SLESSOR
0 INFO: page 91


Introduced By: John Ridgway
Unknown: Richard Robinson
Editor: Tim Slessor

: M*A*S*H

Smilin ' Jack
Directed by CHARLES s DUBIN (R)


Written By: Larry Gelbart
Written By: Simon Munter
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville

: Screenplay: Road

by Jim Cartwright
A summer evening on the road. Looking for excitement, Carol and Louise pick up two strange lads. Back at their place - the extraordinary evening erupts.


Writer: Jim Cartwright
Script Editor: George Faber
Photography: John Ward
Photography: John Goodyer
Film Editor: Bill Wright
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Producer: David M. Thompson
Director: Alan Clarke
Louise: Jane Horrocks
Carol: Mossie Smith
Brink: Neil Dudgeon
Eddie: William Armstrong
Helen: Susan Brown
Joey: David Thewlis
Clare: Moya Brady
Jerry: Alan David
Valerie: Lesley Sharp
Brenda: Barbara Keogh
Soldier: Tim Dantay
Brother: Andrew Wilde
Dad: Willy Ross

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


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

: Weatherview

: Open University

11.40 Asian Rickets: The English Disease
A critical examination of the 1981 health education campaign to help eradicate rickets from the Asian population in England.
12.05 Maths: Decision Tree Analysis A well-constructed tree can help businessmen make decisions. A statistics consultant shows how. Producer ANDREW BARKER (R)


Producer: Victor Lockwood
Producer: Andrew Barker

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