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: Daytime on Two

9.30 Casebook Scotland Election 87:
Representing the People
The candidates and the people of the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency.
Producer LAURIE STANLEY (R) (e)
9.52 Look and Read Dark Towers
5: The Old Coach House
10.15 Around Scotland Media Studies
2: Behind the Screen
Presenter TIGER TIM STEVENS The story of the people
Involved in making a television studio programme from its Planning stage to the final live transmission.
Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN BBC Scotland (R) (e)
10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain
The Changing Coastline
BERNARD CLARK investigates man's efforts to defend the coastline of Dorset and Hampshire.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.00 Storytime Stone Soup
11.18 Wondermaths
5: On board the spaceship
Investigator, Stella is puzzling over a skittle problem when the ship is hit by lightning.
11.35 Let's See
Bread and Cheese Our Daily Bread
Presented by GILLY GILCHRIST White/brown, sweet/sour leavened/unleavened - all different kinds of bread, but all having their origins in the soil. Producer CATHERINE MCFARLANE Series editor JAMES BOYLE
12.00 English File
Red Hook Not Sicily
This is the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge ...now we are quite civilised, quite American.
The lawyer Alfier's prologue from A View from the Bridge.
ARTHUR MILLER, in an exclusive interview for English File, talks to CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY about the background to his play, how he came to write it in 1955 and his view 'from the bridge today.
Producer GEOFF WILSON (R) (e) (A View from the Bridge, in three parts, begins next Friday in English File)
12.35pm Scene Girls' Gang
Scene followed a group of five friends through a week of their lives. How does each of them fit into the group, and what do they get out of it? How long will their friendships last? Series producer ROGER TONGE Producer SUE ARON
(e) 1 05 Encounter: Austria The School Year Begins


Producer: Laurie Stanley
Unknown: Tim Stevens
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Producer: Len Brown
Presented By: Gilly Gilchrist

: Postman Pat: Pat Takes a Message

A See-Saw programme

The Rev Timms has to be stopped from catching the train to London.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Walrus

Work it Out:
What Does it Mean?
MICHAEL ROSEN and the team are reading Losers Weepers by JAN NEEDLE. The sword is not treasure trove and that means that Tony and Carol can keep it. Or does it?
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Dad: Jack Carr
Tony: Michael Shuttleworth
Mum: Helen Barnaby
Carol: Jenny Luckraft

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs try to mend the hole in their bucket with help from Indira Joshi.
Book: Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
Animation GIL POTTER


Unknown: Indira Joshi.
Unknown: Gil Potter
Director: Rosemary Shepherd
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke and featuring
World Cup Cricket
Highlights of England's final Pool game against Sri Lanka in Poona - a match that could be a crucial one to secure Mike Gatting 's men's
Passage into the semi-finals. Commentators
World Team Squash London plays host to this year's 24-team tournament which has now reached the semi-final stages. If the form book is correct Pakistan,
England, New Zealand and Australia should be battling it out at the Albert Hall today for a place in tomorrow's final. Commentator STUART STOREY
The pick of the action from the midweek Barrett/Duff promotion at Wembley Commentator
Plus, with four Britons expected to be on the grid for
Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix a celebration of the diamond jubilee of the British Racing Drivers Club. Television presentation. Cricket PTV Pakistan
Studio director VIVIEN KENT Producer GRAHAM FRY including at


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Ray Hxingworth
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Zooweek

The last of four visits to London Zoo.
Gorilla, jaguar, bongo, giraffe, vicuna - just a tew of the baby animals born in the zoo this year.
Mike Jordan , Jeremy Cherfas and Nick Davies look at the latest breeding successes - vital to the zoo's future now that few animals are taken from the wild.
Assistant producers


Unknown: Mike Jordan
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Bernard Walton.
Unknown: Steve Poole
Producer: Robin Hellier

: Wildlife on Two

The Passing of the Buck Narrated by David Attenborough
Blackbuck once roamed India in herds of thousands.
Mogul Emperors coursed them with cheetahs, British sportsmen shot them for their horns, and expanding human populations overran their grazing lands until, today, those huge herds are but a memory.
This rare glance of India's seldom-seen wildlife portrays the behaviour of the most graceful of antelopes, and investigates its relationship with modern man.
Photography ROBERT BROWN Written and produced by PELHAM ALDRICH BLAKE (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: Pelham Aldrich

: Glynn Christian's New Zealand

The last of four programmes A Yen for the Kilt
Glynn Christian travels round the south of South Island. Settled by Scottish Presbyterians, Glynn discovers, as he tours the deer farms in the Highlands and the Lake District, that he might well be in Scotland.
At the southernmost tip the famous oyster dredgers thrive off Bluff, and the chilled catch can be distributed throughout New Zealand within hours. At the fish-and-chip shop, which boasts oysters for El a dozen, Glynn tries a local speciality - the Mutton Bird.
After a steam-boat trip across Lake Wakatipu , he takes a hair-raising jet-boat ride with Japanese tourists along the Shotover Rover before flying over the snowcapped Alps of the southwest.


Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Mutton Bird.
Unknown: Lake Wakatipu

: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

continues a season of films featuring
Today starring
Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Sheffield
When a series of savage killings takes place in the jungle, Tarzan tracks down the murderous tribe of Leopard Men responsible.
Leading the cult is its deadly high priestess, Lea, the Leopard Woman.
Story and screenplay by CARROL YOUNG
Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by KURT NEUMANN
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Johnny Sheffield
Play By: Carrol Young
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: Kurt Neumann
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Lea: Acquanetta
Lazar: Edgar Barrier
Kimba: Tommy Cook
Commissioner: Dennis Hoey
MongO: Anthony Caruso
Corporal: George J Lewis

: World Cup Cricket

England v Sri Lanka from Poona, India
Coverage continues of England's final pool game against Sri Lanka.
Commentators TONY LEWIS


Commentators: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Jack Bannister

: The Education Programme

A weekly report on the world of education with Linda Alexander
'The Government's proposed education reforms will be unworkable and socially divisive' - the motion for this week's Oxford Union debate. Tonight's specially-extended programme samples the speeches and reports on the vote. Scheduled speakers include Frances Morrell , Professor Roger Scruton ,
Liberal education spokesman Paddy Ashdown and, defending his forthcoming education bill, the Education Secretary Kenneth Baker. Producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Editor PETER RIDING (R)


Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Frances Morrell
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Kenneth Baker.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Friday Report

A series of programmes for the south east from the south east.
This week Sarah Spiller reports on the dramatic increase in deaths from light aircraft accidents and finds out what can be done to improve air safety in the south east.
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Producer: Tony Chapman
Editor: Colin Stanbridge

: Out of Court

David Jessel and Sue Cook with film reporter Ed Boyle , examine the sparks which fly when people clash with the law.
This week: When justice miscarries, a person wrongly convicted can go to the Court of Criminal Appeal. But is that Court doing its job properly? Recent rulings suggest that it has been restricting itself to narrow legal technicalities and defying plain common sense. As a result, men and women who may be innocent remain in prison.


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Reporter: Ed Boyle
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: The Duty Men

The second of seven programmes filmed over two years inside the secretive world of Customs and Excise. The Couriers
With one courier 'bagged', the Romeos mount intensive surveillance on the gang. The programme joins clandestine day-and-night observation of the south London pub where the Mr Big is recruiting new couriers.
Surveillance switches to
Earls Court as the organiser and couriers are monitored purchasing their tickets for a run to Australia via South America to pick up the cocaine.
The Romeos shadow the couriers, secretly filming their departure from
Heathrow. As the couriers fly into Australia, an undercover team of customs and police is waiting. In south London, 60 officers prepare for a series of dawn raids. Meanwhile, the man the Romeos have targeted as their main suspect flies unknowingly into their arms at Heathrow. At full stretch across 12,000 miles the Romeos are confident they have a good result, but ... (Episode 3 next Friday)


Unknown: Mr Big

: Newsnight

The last word on world events with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with international reports by David Sells and Charles Wheeler


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

: Weatherview

: World for Ransom

starring Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart
Mike Callahan is a professional adventurer, based in Singapore. Through his friendship with Julian March and his love for March's wife, he becomes dangerously involved in an audacious plot to kidnap nuclear scientist Sean O'Conner. The victim to be sold to either a Western or Eastern power. The ransom - five million dollars in gold.
FILMS: page 28


Screenplay by: Lindsay Hardy
Produced by: Robert Aldrich
Produced by: Bernard Tabakin
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Mike Callahan: Dan Duryea
Alexis Pederas: Gene Lockhart
Julian March: Patric Knowles
Major Bone: Reginald Carr
Gov Coutts: Nigel Bruce
Frennessey March: Marian Carr
Sean O'Conner: Arthur Shields
Insp McCollum: Douglas Dumbrille
Dancer: Carmen D'Antonio

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