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: Daytime on Two

9.25 Encounter: Austria
The School Year Begins ... for some with a fashion show, for others with English lessons, a fencing class and a visit to the Landeszeughaus, Graz. Film editor LUIS ESPANA
Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9.42 Media Studies Making the News
(e)
10.15 Science Workshop Fabrics (1)
(e)
10.38 Investigating Science
Measurement: Made to Measure (e) ll.OOThinkabout Noodles in the Air
(e)
11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then
Life in the 17th Century The Gunpowder Plot
(e)
11.35 Scene Girl's Gang
Scene followed a group of five friends through a week. How does each of them fit into the group; and what do they get out of it?
Series producer ROGER TONGE Producer SUE ARON
12.05pm Science Topics Catalysis
'No catalysts, then no chemistry, then no life.'
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.25 Issues
What's really happening?
What's behind it? A current affairs series that takes an in-depth look into a major issue of the week.
Presented by ROB CURLING Producer DAVID TAFT
12.50 Micro File 'A'
LESLEY JUDD and FRED HARRIS introduce a compilation of items from the recent series Micro Live. Power (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Peter Bratt
Presented By: Rob Curling
Producer: David Taft
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Music Time
The Sounds of Words
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with KEITH BRAGG (flute)
COLIN COURTNEY (clarinet) JOHN HARLE (alto sax)
GRAHAM ASHTON (trumpet)
MARK STEPHENSON (cello) and KEVIN HATHAWAY (percussion)
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (e)
2.00 News and Weather

Contributors

Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Flute: Keith Bragg
Clarinet: John Harle
Unknown: Graham Ashton
Unknown: Kevin Hathaway
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Watch

Entertainment (11)
JULIAN RUMBALL , a puppeteer, shows JAYE GRIFFITHS and TONY NEILSON different kinds of puppets and how they work. Producer CAROLINE GODLEY
Series producer JULIA DRUM (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Rumball
Unknown: Jaye Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Neilson
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Snooker and Racing

International Snooker
The Rothmans Grand Prix Two more fifth-round matches are on stage this afternoon, and a gaze into the crystal ball suggests that one of them should feature
SILVINO FRANCISCO against CLIFF THORBURN ; although messrs GARY WILKINSON and STEVE NEWBURY may have had something to say about that. In the other,
TONY KNOWLES will be meeting the winner of the fourth-round clash between RAY EDMONDS and EDDIE CHARLTON ; unless, that is, DAVID ROE has performed a giant-killing act on Knowles.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage from the Hexagon, Reading.
Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON
Summarisers JOHN SPENCER
JOHN VIRGO , EDDIE CHARLTON Racing from Newbury
2.30 The Hogg Robinson Stakes (Handicap 5f)
3.00 The Match Horris Hill Stakes (7f 60yds) one of the last chances to unearth a leading classic contender for 1988.
3.30 The EBF Theale Maiden Stakes (6f)
4.00 The Letcombe Handicap Stakes (lm)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN
JIMMY LINDLEY and JOHN HANMER
TV presentation: Snooker
MIKE ADLEY. PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS Racing producer BOB DUNCAN including at
2.50 News and Weather and 3.45 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: David Roe
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Producer: Keith Phillips
Producer: Ian Edwards
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Motorfair 87

The second of two programmes
Presented by Mike Smith and Janet Ellis
As the doors of the London Motorshow open to the public, a chance to get some reactions to the new models from potential buyers and those who have simply come to look.
BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Presented by: Mike Smith
Presented by: Janet Ellis
Producer: Denis W. Gartside
Producer: Chris Wright
Executive Producer: Tom Ross

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Anne Swithinbank and John Kelly Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Battlestar Galactica

starring
The Magnificent Warriors
During a Cylon attack on the fleet, a vital agroship is destroyed. Commander
Adama desperately needs new seed to provide food for the hundreds of colonists. Finding the seed is not too difficult, but paying for it leads Adama and the Battlestar crew into dangerous and unwelcome territory.
Written by GLEN A. LARSON Directed by CHRIS NYBY

Contributors

Written By: Glen A. Larson
Directed By: Chris Nyby
Commander Adama: Lome Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Athena: Maren Jensen
Colonel Tigh: Terry Carter
Jolly: Tony Swartz
Omega: David Greenan
Belloby: Brett Sommers
Carmichael: Olan Soule
Rigel: Sarah Rush
Bogan: Barry Nelson
Boxey: Noah Hathaway

: Starshot

The Daihatsu
Pro-Celebrity Championship The Final from Littlecote, Berkshire. Over the past six weeks, eight experts and eight celebrities have competed in this new sport of floodlit clay-pigeon shooting.
At the firing point, 60 feet away, will be last week's winners and competing against them the successful first semi-finalists:
Bob Champion with farmer and 1984 European Champion, A. J. Smith
Commentator
DAVID VINE
Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL
Event organiser DAVID MAXWELL Lighting JOHN LIVINGSTONE
Videotape editor DAVID HAMBELTON Designer MICHAEL TREVOR Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER

Contributors

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

: Miniature Worlds

Stumps
As the leaves fall in an autumn woodland, decay is in the air. Yet tree stumps invaded by mosses and fungi are in bloom - the weather ideal for spore-casting.
There's a late harvest for stump-dwelling animals.
Wood ants scale the pines in search of aphids and dormice stock up on the hazelnut crop, before the first frosts signal 'close of play'.
Written and narrated by Peter France
Photography ALAN HAYWARD Producer PAUL APPLEBY
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
(Final episode tomorrow 7.15pm)
*CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Photography Alan Hayward
Producer: Paul Appleby
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Ebony

This week Ebony visits Leeds to report on the work of self-help groups in improving conditions for the black community there. Plus a portrait of Ghana's great leader, Yaa Asantewa , who fought against British colonisation of her country. And meet Rikki Patrick former singer with Sweet
Sensation, as he pursues his solo career on a whirlwind tour of Birmingham clubs.
Producer TERRENCE FRANCIS
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX

Contributors

Leader: Yaa Asantewa
Unknown: Rikki Patrick
Producer: Terrence Francis
Producer: John Wilcox

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall Sian Phillips Nicky Henson and Frank Muir Claire Francis
Norman Painting
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CIANI

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Claire Francis
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Bruce Millar
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Top Gear

William Woollard presents the programme from
London's Motorfair 87. Sue
Baker drives the latest Lotus, and there's a report on the apparent revival in British car manufacturing - is it a genuine success story?
Chris Goffey reports on the British Truck Grand Prix and Tiff Needell monitors the progress of the 'Formula
First' entrants whose careers were featured in the last series.
The VW Beetle was the car of the decade for the 1940s -
Frank Page rediscovers the car in which he learnt to drive.
Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

: Alas Smith and Jones

starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones
The Show They Tried to Ban! ... is not on tonight. They succeeded. So there's this instead. With
Tracie Bennett , Jane Booker , Kim Clifford ,
Alexandra Dane , Eileen Davies , Nigel Harman , John Humphrys , Garfield Morgan ,
Derek Newark , Rebecca Stevens Written by CLIVE ANDERSON , JON CANTER
ROBIN DRISCOLL. RORY MCGRATH
ROGER PLANER. GRIFF RHYS JONES. JAMIE RIX. MEL SMITH , NICK WILTON Original music by PETER BREWIS Film cameraman REX MAIDMENT Studio sound LAURIE TAYLOR
Studio lighting GRAHAM RLMMINGTON Designers CHRIS RUGG. TIM GLEESON Production JOHN kilby. JAMIE RIX
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Tracie Bennett
Unknown: Jane Booker
Unknown: Kim Clifford
Unknown: Alexandra Dane
Unknown: Eileen Davies
Unknown: Nigel Harman
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Garfield Morgan
Unknown: Derek Newark
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Written By: Clive Anderson
Written By: Jon Canter
Written By: Robin Driscoll.
Written By: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Jamie Rix.
Unknown: Mel Smith
Music By: Peter Brewis
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Jamie Rix

: Taming the Dragon

A Brass Tacks special Uncertain Legaey.
The whole world is radioactive, but is the' amount of radioactivity produced in our nuclear power stations a serious threat to our health? The British nuclear industry claims not.
Near Sellafield childhood cancers are ten times the national average, while in America over 1,600 legal suits have been filed against the owners of Three Mile Island nuclear plant on medical grounds. We know that radiation can cause cancer, but we cannot prove that nuclear stations are to blame. With fresh evidence from Japan about the long-term effects of radiation,
David Taylor examines the legacy we have inherited from 30 years of civil nuclear power. Film editor RICHARD FRETWELL Producer PETER DALE Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West

Contributors

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

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
Tonight's matches determine the last two quarter-final places. The protagonists should be STEVE DAVIS V
STEPHEN HENDRY ; and DENNIS TAYLOR v either cuff WILSON or JOHN VIRGO.
With DAVID VINE

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Cuff Wilson
Unknown: John Virgo.
Unknown: David Vine

: Newsnight

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

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Weatherview

: International Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces further coverage.








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