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: Daytime on Two

9.25 Encounter: Austria The Bodybuilding World Championships in Graz
From the gym where
Arnold Schwarznegger first flexed his muscles the programme brings you Kurt Schachner. Tension mounts as the competition approaches.
Film cameraman GODFREY JOHNSON Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9.42 Media Studies The Inside Story
10.15 Science Workshop Materials (1)
10.38 Investigating Science Observation
Have You Ever Noticed?
11.00 Thinkabout
See How They Grow
11.15 Near and Far:
Now and Then. Streetscape Yesterday's Street Today
11.35 Scene
Scene Special: AIDS
0 INFO: page 91
12.05pm Science Topics Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next by genes.
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.25 A Balancing Act Whose Agenda? (1)
Narrated by ROB CURLING
In a glimpse behind the scenes in the BBC newsroom during the 1987 election campaign, the editors and producers are seen juggling with the news stories to meet the sometimes conflicting demands of political balance, audience appreciation and programme duration. Part one of this two-part programme shows how the various elements of the programme are drawn together during the day. Film editor KEITH WILTON
Producer DAVID TAFT (R) (e)
12.50 Micro File 'A'
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series Micro Live.
3: The Short, Short History (R) For programme notes send an A4 sae enclosing PO or cheque for 75p to: [address removed]


Unknown: Arnold Schwarznegger
Unknown: Kurt Schachner.
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Peter Bratt
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: David Taft
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Bertha

by ERIC CHARLES The Windmills
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker (R)


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker

: Music Time

Higher and Lower
The children hear and make sounds with a higher, lower or same pitch. Kathryn Harries (mezzo-soprano) demonstrates how to develop good singing.


Mezzo-Soprano: Kathryn Harries
Presenter: Jonathan Cohen
Presenter: Helen Speirs
Director: David Scott
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Watch

Thanks for Our Food
Jaye visits the Hasmonean Preparatory School to find out about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. She joins the Mitchell Family for the building of the Sukkah. Another harvest festival from Ghana involves a yam dance which also gives thanks for the birth of twins. Presented by Jaye Griffiths Tony Neilson and Louise Hall-Taylor with Felix Cobbson and Aklowa
Series producer JULIA DRUM
(e) i


Presented By: Jaye Griffiths
Presented By: Tony Neilson
Presented By: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: Felix Cobbson

: Conservative Party Conference

from Blackpool
Coverage continues. including at
3.00* News and Weather
3.50 * News and Weather

: The Rams are Back

Derby County
Twelve years ago, Derby
County were the top football club in England. In 1984 they were kicking around in the third division. Then a new manager brought a fresh approach. The Rams are n6w back in the first division.
Paul McCrea charts their remarkable transformation. Producer DAVID NELSON


Unknown: Paul McCrea
Producer: David Nelson

: Battlestar Galactlca

The Lost Warrior
When Apollo's Viper runs out of fuel, he is forced to make an emergency landing on the planet Equelus. Here he is helped by a young widow and her son Poppis, but he soon has to repay the compliment when the malevolent La Certa comes calling with his evil henchman Red Eye.
Poppis ...............JOHNNY TIMKO Wntfen by DON BELLISARIO Directed by ROD HOCOMB


Unknown: Johnny Timko
Unknown: Don Bellisario
Directed By: Rod Hocomb
Cmdr Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Athena: Maren Jensen
Col Tigh: Terry Carter
Vella: Kathy Cannon
Bootes: Lance Le Gault
La Certa: Claude Earl Jones

: Starshot

The Daihatsu Pro-Celebrity Championship
Welcome to another night of floodlit clay-pigeon shooting at Littlecote in Berkshire Semi-Final
Ian Botham with Scottish International, Ian Marsden v
Bob Champion with farmer and 1984 European Champion, A. J. Smith
Commentator DAVID VINE Produced in association with Trans World International
Videotape editor DAVID HAMBELTON Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Ian Marsden
Unknown: A. J. Smith
Unknown: John Livingstone
Editor: David Hambelton
Designer: Michael Trevor
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Miniature Worlds

Gnome Eye View
Space invaders, acid attacks, deadly traps - all at the bottom of the garden.
Down amongst the roses, a gathering of garden gnomes witnesses a miniature world, within our world.
Written and narrated by Peter France
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Photography Alan Hayward
Producer: Marion Zunz
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Ebony

With four new black MPs in Parliament, Ebony reports from the Labour Party
Conference in Brighton on the role played by the new members.
In the third report on Black Women in Antiquity, Ebony looks back to the early 17th century and Queen Nzinga of Angola, who became a legend for her resistance to the Portuguese slave traders and colonisers. And there's music from Rikki Patrick on his amazing whistle-stop tour of Birmingham clubs. Will he survive?
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Unknown: Rikki Patrick
Producer: Terrence Francis
Producer: John Wilcox

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall
Pamela Armstrong James Bolam and Frank Muir Diana Quick Bryan Forbes
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Bruce Millar
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Top Gear

This year's motorcycle show at the NEC Birmingham is set against a continuing background of falling bike sales.
William Woollard views the latest models the industry hopes will encourage people out of their cars and back onto two wheels.
Frank Page investigates the revival of the Norton company and the new bike they'll be launching on the private market this autumn, and Top Gear looks at some of the more radical machines on which hardened bikers keep the cult of biking alive.
One of Top Gear's family of test drivers joins
Sue Baker to evaluate the new small Citroen, the AX, and compares it with its established rivals from Ford and Peugeot.
And why are Britain's motorways so frequently in need of repair? Chris Goffey reports on new ways to try to make them last longer. Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

: Moonlighting

Another opportunity to see selected episodes from the popular American television series.
Starring and with Next Stop, Murder Ms Dipesto's overheated imagination wins her a trip on novelist J.B. Harland's
'murder train': a weekend of mystery, suspense and the chance to solve a contrived 'killing'.
Maddie and David become unexpected items on the guest list and are suddenly embroiled in a multiplicity of murderous motives when a corpse is discovered - and it's real! Written by ALI MARIE MATHESON , KERRY EHRIN Directed by KEVIN CONNER (R)


Written By: Ali Marie Matheson
Directed By: Kevin Conner
Maddie Hayes: Cybill Shepherd
David Addison: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley

: Taming the Dragon

A Brass Tacks special Safety in Numbers
A vital gas pipe bursts in a Welsh nuclear power station, and plant engineers work against the clock to repair the damage. It's their annual safety exam - but could the dress rehearsal ever be played for real?
As Britain embarks on an expanded nuclear programme the industry is confident that its technology is safe. But can they adequately protect against human error or predict the continued safety of Britain's oldest commercial nuclear power stations?
In the first of three films on the risks and benefits of our civil nuclear power programme, David Taylor examines safety. Film cameraman


Unknown: David Taylor
Editor: Richard Fretwell
Producer: Peter Dale
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With international reports by David Sells and Charles Wheeler Assignment editors


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Nick Guthrie
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Producers: Diane Morton
Unknown: Eamonn Matthews.
Unknown: Nigel Chapman
Editor: Tim Orchard

: Weatherview

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