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: Daytime on Two

9.43 Descubra Espana
Vistas de Provincia (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4-and 5-year-olds GARY WILMOT investigates different smells with Cosmo and Dibs. Meet two sets of twins, and visit a birthday party.
Director CLARE ELSTOW (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Stability 'A'
How safe are high chairs?
Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Up in the Mountains
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures Forget-Me-Not
11.18 MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Folds followed by The Right Shape
11.40 Science in Action Body Machine
12.05pm Maths at Work Programme 2
12.28 Lifeschool
Economics: A Question of Choice (e)
12.50 The Wild Side of Town The first of four programmes which explore the effect of modem-day development on the green areas and wildlife in the cities.
Presented by CHRIS BAINES Wildlife Network


Producer: Michael Coyle
Producer: Marianne Baird
Presented By: Chris Baines

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme Gullabaloo (R)
1.38 Zig Zag
The Channel Tunnel (2)
Napoleon was the first to dream of a tunnel. Twice tunnelling was started, and twice it was stopped. Does today's tunnel stand a better chance? How will the engineers set about it?


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: John Chapple

: News

Weather followed by Storytime The Glerp
If you're out for a walk, don't get in the way of a Glerp. A Glerp eats anything. A mouse, a dog, a lion and a cow find this out to their cost. But when the Glerp meets an elephant, he gets his own come-uppance!


Presenter: David Brierley
Presenter: Animation Mike Hibbert
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena The first of five days' coverage from this tournament featuring French and United States Open champion, IVAN LENDL , and Wimbledon Champion,
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator DAN MASKELL
3.00 News and Weather
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: Advice Shop

The Housing Game
Over 100,000 people are homeless and many more people live in sub-standard housing conditions. So what, if any, are your housing choices if you're on a middle to low income and can't afford to buy? Would a housing co-operative suit you, and how do such co-ops work? Is your only option to rent from the council? Could a Housing Association help you? Are you elegible for housing benefit and how do you claim it? Play the Housing Game with Margo MacDonald and her guests.
The stakes are high - a home at a price you can afford. Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e) For more information send large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Tony Matthews

: The Wild Cats of St Trinian's

concludes the season of films featuring the I infamous academy for young ladies.
Today starring Sheila Hancock, Michael Hordern, Joe Melia, Rodney Bewes, Maureen Lipman, Thorley Walters

The girls of St Trinian's, now under the uncertain control of Miss Olga Vandemeer, decide to form a trade union and take over the girls' schools of the nation. But when one college, Highdown, eludes their efforts, skullduggery and hijacks soon erupt in this last adventure of the most outrageous school in England.
Films: page 26


Producer: E.M. Smedley Ashton
Writer/Director: Frank Launder
Olga Vandemeer: Sheila Hancock
Sir Charles Hackforth: Michael Hordern
Flash Harry: Joe Melia
Hugo Culpepper-Brown: Thorley Walters
Peregrine: Rodney Bewes
Miss Brenner: Deborah Norton
Katy Higgs: Maureen Lipman
Dolly: Julia McKenzie
Mrs Mowbray: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Miss Martingale: Rose Hill
Miss Mactavish: Diana King
Poppy Adams: Luan Peters

: Cartoon Two

Top Priority (R)

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored and worked as it was 100 years ago. Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 9:August
The preoccupation of the Victorian gardener during
August was getting water to his plants. The invention of the India rubber hosepipe transformed his task. Harry is helped, too, by Chilton's ready supply of spring water. The melons are netted to prevent them falling. The peaches, figs and nectarines are picked for the table or packed in boxes to be sent that same day by train to the owner's residence in London. Peter visits Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire to find out more about Thomas Rivers , the great 19th-century nurseryman who provided the country houses with their fruit trees.
Photography PAUL MORRIS Music by PAUL READE
Associate producer JENNIFER DAVIES Producer KEITH SHEATHER BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Thomas Rivers
Music By: Paul Reade
Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Timewatch

The Art of Chivalry
From the Age of Chivalry exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts Peter France introduces two films which examine the reality behind the ideal. When Manfred von Richthofen died in 1918 he had become a figure of myth; a knight of the air with 80 victories to his credit. But the legend of the Red Baron hid a quiet, aloof man whose aristocratic sense of honour drove him to his death.
William Marshal , 700 years earlier, was described as the greatest knight in the world. He was loyal, generous and, above all, the champion of many battles. Yet Marshal was no simple warrior. He used his reputation to drag himself up from obscure origins to become Regent of England and Protector of Henry HI.
Film editor PAUL ASHTON Producers


Unknown: Manfred Von
Unknown: William Marshal
Editor: Paul Ashton
Unknown: Jonathan Dent
Unknown: Michael Tosh
Unknown: Margaret Windham Heffernan
Editor: Roy Davies

: M-A-S-H

Hey Doc
Staff Sgt Kimble is going home, but how can he take all his belongings with him? He needs three doctors' signatures - he's got two, but what about the third? Written by RICK MITTLEMAN


Written By: Rick Mittleman
Directed By: William Jurgensen
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Burns: Larry Linville

: A Perfect Spy

by JOHN LE CARRE , dramatised by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring
Ray McAnally , Alan Howard Benedict Taylor
Rudiger Weigang , Sarah Badel The second of seven episodes 'Listen, son, I haven't got a passport just at the moment or I'd do this myself. Syd, old Muspole, Perce Loft - they're not right for this. But you, son - that school of yours did the trick. You're class. You're authority. And she likes you. She trusts you. You're my son, that's the point.'
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Make-up designer DORKA NIERADZIK Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Photography ELMER COSSEY Designer CHRIS EDWARDS Producer COLIN ROGERS Director PETER SMITH


Unknown: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Benedict Taylor
Unknown: Rudiger Weigang
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Composed By: Michael Storey
Designer: Dorka Nieradzik
Editor: Clare Douglas
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Benedict Taylor
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Jack Brotherhood: Alan Howard
Axel: Rudiger Weigang
Syd Lemon: Tim Healy
Detectives: Terence Denville
Detectives: Luke Kelly
Cunningham: John Grillo
Baroness Weber: Sarah Badel
Hotel clerk: Kurt Bigger
Parson: Kenneth Midwood
Felicity: Fiona Mollison
The Ollingers: Michael Mellinger
The Ollingers: Valery Steinmann
Maria: Elena Brandes

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Beethoven Piano Sonata

Daniel Barenboim plays the Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1 Directed by JEAN-PIERRE PONNELLE
Produced by METROPOLITAN. Munich (R)


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

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