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: Daytime on Two

9.52 Look, Look and Look Again
Working Drawings
Children and an adult artist find interest and subjects for drawing in old machinery. (R) (e)
10.15 Look and Read Dark Towers by ANDREW DA VIES
A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based on a humorous ghost story in ten episodes.
5: The Old Coach House (R) (e)
10.38 Investigating Science
Measurement: Made to Measure A look at the importance of measurements in science. Why they need to be precise and unambiguous, and why they need to be based on internationally agreed standards. 'If you cannot measure it,' said Lord Kelvin, 'then it is not science.' series producer ROBIN GWYN
Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (R) (e)
11.00 Watch
Entertainment (II)
JULIAN RUMBALL , a puppeteer, Shows JAYNE GRIFFITHS and TONY NEILSON different kinds of Puppets and how they work. Producer CAROLINE GODLEY
Series producer JULIA DRUM (R) (e)
11.18 Wondermaths
5: On board the spaceship
Investigator, Stella is puzzling over a skittle problem when the ship is hit by lightning.
'Control' starts to flash up a strange number sequence.
What is the connection between that, the skittles puzzle and the overheating fuel cells? An investigation into triangular numbers provides an answer. Written by COLIN DAVIS
Series consultant JOHN SHARPE
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.35 MI 10: Mathematical Investigations Fly on the Wall
Making, and unmaking, a cardboard box, followed by Projections
From three dimensions into two - exactly how?
Presenter HILARY CLOUGH
Animation STEWART HARDY FILMS Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.00 Maths Topics Trigonometry (5)
Graphs of sine, cosine, tangent. Negative angles. (R) (e)
12.20pm Media Studies Making the News
News is as much a process of selecting, editing and 'packaging' as any other television programme. Go behind the scenes of the BBCtv Newsroom and ask journalists their criteria for selecting and presenting news stories. Director CAS LESTER
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
12.50 Micro File 2
A compilation of items from the recent series Micro Live. First Steps (R) (e)
For programme notes send A 4 sae enclosing PO or cheque for 75p to [address removed]

Contributors

Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Julian Rumball
Unknown: Jayne Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Neilson
Producer: Caroline Godley
Written By: Colin Davis
Unknown: John Sharpe
Presenter: Hilary Clough
Presenter: Animation Stewart
Producer: Bruce Jamson

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Carol Leader Music PETER GOSLING
Graphic designer MINA MARTINEZ Director NICK WILSON (R)
1.38 Outlook
Alternative Technology 3: Here Comes the Sun
Presenter DAVID PARRY JONES Producer IFOR REES (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Carol Leader
Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mina Martinez
Director: Nick Wilson
Presenter: David Parry

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo and Dibs exchange presents with Indira Joshi , plus an introduction to the numbers two and four.
Book: Happy Birthday Sam
Animation MARJUT RIMMINEN
Director ROSEMARY SHEPHERD (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Indira Joshi
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: See Hear

: Holiday Outings

Majorca
Frank Bough , John Carter and Gillian Reynolds take a long look around the island that has been described as a 'holiday assembly line' or 'tourist factory'. They talk to customers and see the sights. Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: News, Weather followed by: Vanity Fair: The Battlefield

The Battle of Waterloo is the turning point of Thackeray's novel. The BBC dramatisation of the scene involved cannons, burning villages and an army of not always co-operative extras.

Contributors

Executive Producer: Gordon Croton Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Under Sail

The Lovely Irene
The Bridgwater ketch Irene is both beautiful and practical. For over 50 years she carried cargoes around the British Isles. Her enterprising owner has restored her back to the rig and trim she had when she first sailed in 1907. Narrated by Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Salmon
Unknown: Tim Johnson
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Zooweek

The first of four live programmes from behind the scenes at London Zoo.
Today Mike Jordan , Jeremy Cherfas and Nick Davies open the zoo larder.
How do you cater for 1,000 different animals, each with varying tastes? Where do you shop when the list includes fresh bamboo, reindeer moss, fruit flies and locusts? BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Jordan
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Nick Davies

: One in Four

Isobel Ward and Simon Barnes present this magazine programme for disabled people and their families. (For full details see 11.35pm)
0 INFO: page 95

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Barnes

: Glynn Christian's New Zealand

It is 20 years since
Glynn Christian left New Zealand. In this four-part series he returns to his homeland to see what changes have taken place - particularly in the eating habits of New Zealanders.
1: The Land of the Long, White Cloud
Glynn Christian tours the north of North Island.
Much has changed in his absence. Today's availability of exotic fruits and vegetables and the wide variety of seafood have produced new and innovative menus. The changes in the licensing laws have heralded the growth of wine bars and the wine-growing industry.
This part of his journey ends as he helps to cook a traditional Maori steam barbecue in Auckland.

Contributors

Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Film 87

: No Limits

Hardy's Wessex
The world's fastest rock show is proud to announce appearances by a king, a pope and the Thatchers. The setting is Casterbridge, one of the many fictional names that author Thomas Hardy gave to the towns in his native Dorset. Presenters Jenny Powell and Tony Baker , guided by a mystery guest, follow the Hardy trail through the countryside which inspired his novels.
But if you prefer powerplays to pastoral panoramas and chart sounds to chalk giants, there are plenty of rock videos to shatter the silence. Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Presenters: Jenny Powell
Presenters: Tony Baker

: Open to Question

Hallowe'en is a harmless festival for most people. For Janet and Stewart Farrar it's the time when their coven links up with the world of spirits. They are white witches and at their cottage in Ireland they write books on the occult and practice the rituals of an alternative religion. Tonight they are quizzed by an audience of young people.
Presented by John Nicolson Research MARK HAGEN
Director DENNIS COSGROVE Producer STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Stewart Farrar
Presented By: John Nicolson
Director: Dennis Cosgrove
Producer: Stewart Lamont

: Rockschool

Second of eight programmes on making music in a rock band.
A Beginner's Guide to MIDI Presenters
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) assess the impact of the 'Musical Instrument Digital Interface' and look at sequencers, drum machines and how to use computers in music.
With comments from
Jan Hammer , Omar Hakim of Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and Vince Clarke of Erasure.
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY Production assistant
ADELE RAWNSLEY
Produced by CHRIS LENT

Contributors

Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Alastair Gavin
Unknown: Geoff Nicholls
Bass: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Jan Hammer
Unknown: Omar Hakim
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Vince Clarke
Hornby: Andree Welstead
Unknown: Adele Rawnsley
Produced By: Chris Lent

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
Week by week this new series offers food news, investigations, challenges, tests, tastings and, of course, the craftiest cooking.
Tonight, the first of two delicious puddings using autumn fruits: the definitive pear tart. Then, from crops to shops, as top chef Richard Shepherd shops and cooks for a group of single-parent families. Can he provide a great Sunday lunch for El a head?
Great British hops such as 'fuggles' and 'goldings' are disappearing fast. What does this mean for the great British pint?
Film directors CHRISTOPHER TERRILL WILFRED EMMANUEL JONES
Studio director JEREMY MILLS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
Forfactsheet send a cheque or postal order for 60p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]
'The Food and Drink Book 3' available next month

Contributors

Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Richard Shepherd
Directors: Christopher Terrill
Directors: Wilfred Emmanuel Jones
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Brass Tacks

Bad Habits?
Family doctors are accused of contributing to the country's most serious drug problems - addiction to tranquillisers. Last week Brass Tacks reported on the misery suffered by thousands of People who have been prescribed the drug Ativan by their local GP. This, and similar drugs, are given out every day without attention to drug company warnings and Government advice.
Tonight John Harrison asks why the biggest drug-
Pushing problem in Britain is In your local surgery rather than on the streets. Brass
Tacks viewers confront the salesmen who push the drugs and the GPs who pass them on to the anxious, the nervous and the depressed. Studio director ROBERT KHODADAD Producer JOHN DRURY Editor COUN CAMERON BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: John Harrison
Director: Robert Khodadad
Producer: John Drury

: The Ronnie Corbett Show

starring Ronnie Corbett with his special guests
Barbara Lott , Elkie Brooks Richard Digance
Ronnie invites members of his audience to join him in a game of ludicrous pursuit, answering such questions as: 'Should hypochondriac bank robbers wear surgical stockings?' All this and monologues, sketches, music and sparkling guest performances in this last programme in the current cprHpC
Written by BARRY CRYER
IAN DAVIDSON , SPIKE MULUNS NEIL SHAND
Script associate NEIL SHAND Title music by SIMON BRINT , ROWLAND RIVRON Sound SCOTT TALBOTT Lighting TERRY BRETT Designer DONAL WOODS
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Barbara Lott
Unknown: Elkie Brooks
Unknown: Richard Digance
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Ian Davidson
Written By: Spike Muluns
Unknown: Neil Shand
Music By: Simon Brint
Unknown: Brett Designer Donal
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Footsteps

Pyramids In The Jungle (Alfred Maudslay 1850-1931) Presented by David Drew
The journey Alfred Maudslay was to make through the jungles of Central America transformed his life.
Maudslay first saw the huge, strange overgrown pyramids in remote Guatemala in 1881. From then on he devoted his life to the search for the lost cities of the Maya. David Drew follows Maudslay's pioneering route, as he did by mule and canoe to the great cities of Tikal, Quirigua, and the still almost inaccessible Yaxchilan. Hacking through dense jungle, Maudslay was the first to reveal these magnificent sites.
Voice of Alfred Maudslay Tim Piggott-Smith
Photography DAVID SWAN
Film editor LOIS DRINKWATER Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Producer DAVID WALLACE * CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Presented By: David Drew
Unknown: Alfred Maudslay
Editor: Lois Drinkwater
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: David Wallace

: Sing Country

from the Silk Cut Festival
David Allan is your country music host again at the Wembley Arena. He chats backstage to Mel McDaniel, who's also featured on stage along with Colorado, George Hamilton IV and son George Hamilton V
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting JOHN WIGGINS
Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Producer DAVE PERROTTET

Contributors

Unknown: David Allan
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Unknown: John Wiggins
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Producer: Dave Perrottet

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke
Editor JOHN MORRISON

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: One in Four

Isobel Ward and Simon Barnes present this magazine programme for disabled people and their families. This month, a report on what's happening in one county to achieve integrated living for disabled people, plus a feature on winter fashions and equipment news. With subtitles for the hard of hearing.
Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS For factsheet send sae to:
[address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Barnes
Producer: Christopher Hutchins








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