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: Daytime on Two

9.43 Descubra Espana Las Communicaciones
En camino; en el aeropuerto; por ferrocarril; por correo. (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4-and 5-year-olds Bill Owen is with Cosmo and Dibs trying to mend a talking doll and a beeping bus. Sing
Down at the Station and go with some deaf children to the zoo.
Director NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e) 10 15 Science Workshop Stability (2)
Why it's safe on top of a double-decker, toys that won't lie down. and why tall cranes don't topple.
Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Up in the Mountains
Highland Fairy Myths and Legends
ERIC CULLEN. GORDON TAYLOR. Many stories are told about Highland fairies and their powers to do good and evil. Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures Kites and Kangaroos
11.18 MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Decimals Forever followed by How Likely
11.40 Science in Action Bridging the Gap
Find out how worms stopped British Rail, discover the wobbly bridge, and how 80 grams of paper can build a bridge that will support your weight. (R) (e)
12.05pm Maths at Work
3: Young people use maths: an equipment tester, transport controller and shipping clerk.
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.28 Lifeschool: Economics A Question of Choice
Workers or Machines? Why introduce new technology? An investigation of its impact on a provincial newspaper and other workplaces. How are workers, employers and society coming to terms with its effects? Producer ROGER FRY (R) (e)
12.50 The Wild Side of Town
Four explorations of the green parts of the city presented by CHRIS BAINES
The Meadows of Yesterday Thanks to herbicides, the meadows of Victorian times, carpeted with wild flowers and buzzing with bees and butterflies, are gone for ever. But they could come back to our urban parks, if only the grass wasn't mown so often. Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (e)


Unknown: Descubra Espana
Unknown: Bill Owen
Producer: Michael Coyle
Presented By: Rhoda MacLeod
Unknown: Sharon Erskine.
Unknown: Joyce Deans.
Unknown: Anne Scott Jones
Unknown: Eric Cullen.
Unknown: Gordon Taylor.
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Producer: Roger Fry
Presented By: Chris Baines
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme Food and Drink Voice and music Derek Griffiths
Film editor DAVID PYGRAM Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE (R)
The Channel Tunnel (3) In the final programme
SHEELAGH GILBEY looks ahead to the time when Britain is linked to Europe. How will the tunnel affect our lives? For better? Or for worse? Producer JOHN CHAPPLE (R) (e)


Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: John Chapple

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
The Monkeys and the Moon Today's story has an Indian setting. When five monkeys notice the reflection of the moon in the well, they try to save it from drowning. After a drenching however, they decide to let it find its own way out.


Presenter: Lyndam Gregory
Presenter: Puppets Alan Platt
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: The Task of Mankind

The Small Freedoms
India is facing its worst drought this century. In the first of three programmes about the world's continuing silent emergency, Marian Foster reports from Anantapur where more than 100,000 people have survived a five-year drought with the help of British families, a remarkable Spaniard they call 'the man of the wells', and Action Aid.
Marian finds out what has happened to the poorest of all, the children of the bonded labourers she first filmed in 1979. Sound HUGH KITSON
Series written and produced by MARIAN FOSTER
A MARIAN FOSTER production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Hugh Kitson
Produced By: Marian Foster
Produced By: A Marian Foster

: News

Weather followed by Sir Mortimer Wheeler :
Digging Up People The first of two films in which Chronicle pays tribute to the late Sir Mortimer Wheeler - archaeologist, soldier and television personality.
In 1973 he took Magnus Magnusson back to the landmarks in the first half of his life, from the battle of Passchendaele in 1917 to the battle of Maiden Castle. fought and lost by a British tribe almost 2,000 years ago. Where is there a television man to equal the old wizard?
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE
(Part 2 on Wednesday 2 December)


Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: David Coluson
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam takes pleasure in inviting his guests to unlock the film and video vaults with their personal memories of past television moments.
Today's guest is Norman Wisdom whose choice includes Tommy Cooper , Porridge and flautist JAMES GALWAY.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: James Galway.

: Year of the French

A documentary series giving an insight, month by month, into the lives of individual French men and women. November:
The Enterprising Bourgeois Armistice Day in Lille, the industrial heart of north-east France.
Luc Doublet is at the ceremony, torn between feelings of sadness at the memory of those who died and pride in the fact that his flags are draped all over the city. Doublet runs a family firm which makes flags. Luc Doublet is a lively, self-confident and entertaining man. He has a strong sense of family and an equally strong interest in food. On
Armistice Day he makes a chocolate cake for the family lunch, as his 93-year-old grandfather remembers the 1914-18 war and the joy he felt when the armistice was signed.
Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JONATHAN GU. l (R)


Unknown: Luc Doublet
Producer: Jonathan Gu.

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge with Frank Muir and John Amis challenging Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)
Records: 'Ted Heath at the BBC. REHZCR483
'Kathleen Ferrier ', REGLIZCF368 'Last Night o/ the Proms REH/ZCR290/BBCCD580 available from retailers


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: Advice Shop

Is Restart Working?
Anyone who has been out of work for six months or more can expect to be invited to a restart interview at their local Jobcentre. Under the Government's Restart
Programme, the idea is to offer a choice of schemes to help the unemployed person find work.
So what's it like to be on the receiving end of Restart?
How do you choose what's best for you? How does it affect your benefits? And does Restart really help you to get a job?
Margo MacDonald offers advice on Restart with the help of a group of people who have been through it.
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (e)
(For more news and information on welfare rights. housing. jobs etc watch 'Ask Margo Friday at 3. 40pm BBC1)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Marion Alunson
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Carry On Nurse

The first of five films featuring the famous Carry On team. Today starring
Kenneth Connor ,
Kenneth Williams , Charles Hawtrey ,
Hattie Jacques ,
Shirley Eaton , Wilfrid Hyde White , Leslie Phillips , Joan Sims Life in the men's surgical ward of the Haven Hospital is far from being a rest cure for either patients or nursing staff - especially when a gang of tipsy patients decides to try some amateur surgery of their own.
Screenplay by PETER HUDIS Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 38


Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Peter Hudis
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Dorothy Denton: Shirley Eaton
Ernie Bishop: Kenneth Connor
Mr Hinton: Charles Hawtrey
Matron: Hattie Jacques
Colonel: Wilfrid Hyde White
Ted York: Terence Longdon
Percy Hickson: Bill Owen
Jack Bell: Leslie Phillips
Stella Dawson: Joan Sims
Georgie Axwell: Susan Stephen
Oliver Reckitt: Kenneth Williams
Ginger: Michael Medwin
Frances James: Susan Beaumont
Helen Lloyd: Ann Firback
Sister: Joan Hickson
Bert Able: Cyril Chamberlain
Mick: Harry Locke
Marge Hickson: Irene Handl

: Cartoon

Many Moons
Narrated by Robert Morley
An animated film based on a JAMES THURBER story. (R)


Unknown: Robert Morley

: 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 10: September
September is the month that brings cook the widest choice of fruit and vegetables.
Although a time of plenty, little goes to waste. What is not eaten is stored for the winter months.
Harry is pleased with the old varieties, the purple podded pea, Couve Tronchuda the Portuguese cabbage, and Kohl Rabi , the German turnip. There is a fine crop of yellow tomatoes, the potatoes have only a trace of blight, and the cucumber glass has produced straight cucumbers. Peter visits Chatsworth to find succulent dessert grapes still being grown, the one crop Chilton has been unable to produce.
In the flower garden, while the full measure of colour remains, the fragrance of summer is gone.
Photography PAUL MORRIS Music by PAUL READE
Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Associate producer JENNIFER DA VIES
0 INFO: page 101


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Couve Tronchuda
Unknown: Kohl Rabi
Unknown: Samuel Beeton
Unknown: Photography Paul Morris
Music By: Paul Reade
Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Bookmark

In the Blood
In July of 1987, just before the Orange marches, award-winning novelist
Robert MeCrum went back to the small milltown of Milford in South Armagh - on the edge of 'bandit country' in the north of Ireland. It was a very personal voyage of discovery, for Milford was practically built by McCrum's great grandfather R. G. McCrum. Tonight's Bookmark follows him on his journey as he explores his own past and the complex history of the now-beleaguered Protestants of Ulster. He talks to local people: to Dr A. T. 0. Stewart of Queens University,
Belfast, and to Tom Paulin , whose latest collection of poems, Fivemiletown, studies the mood of the Protestant people of the province in the wake of the Hillsborough Agreement.
Film cameraman JOHN KEEPING Film editor MIKE FLYNN


Unknown: Robert Mecrum
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Editor: Mike Flynn
Producer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Paul Pawlikowski

: M*A*S*H

The Kids
As the 4077th is adjusting itself to coping with the evacuees from Meg Cratty 's orphanage, Frank is proudly announcing the arrival of his purple heart. The honour is somewhat diminished however, by Hawkeye's observation that the 'shell fragment' he took was egg in the face! Written by JIM FRITZELL and EVERETT GREENBAUM
Directed by ALAN ALDA (R)


Unknown: Meg Cratty
Written By: Jim Fritzell
Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Directed By: Alan Alda
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: A Perfect Spy

Dramatised in seven episodes by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan Ray McAnally and Riidiger Weigang
3: 'In the refugee camps you'll find Hungarians, Poles, Czechs, Romanians,
Yugoslavs - got themselves here by every means imaginable. Babes in arms, grandmothers, rapists, thieves - and, of course, the odd spy here and there.
Which is why you'll be doing the rounds of the camps, Magnus - to sort out the wheat from the chaff.'
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Costume designer ROSALIND EBBUTT Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Photography ELMER COSSEY Designer CHRIS EDWARDS Producer COLIN ROGERS Director PETER SMITH


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Composed By: Michael Storey
Designer: Rosalind Ebbutt
Editor: Clare Douglas
Editor: Photography Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Peter Egan
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Axel: Rudiger Weigang
Syd Lemon: Tim Healy
Chairman: Patrick Godfrey
Muspole: Andy de la Tour
Perce Loft: Jack Elus
Peggy Wentworth: Frances Tomelty
Prostitute: Christina Schofield
Mattie Searle: Patrick Blackwell
Major Blenkinsop: Edward Kelsey
Sylvia: Denise Powell
Angry woman: Nancy Adams
Reporters: Andrew Normington
Reporters: Christopher Holmes
Kaufmann: Philip Martin Brown
Major Membury: John Nettleton
Hannah Membury: Jill Johnson
Sabina: Lesley Nightingale
Refugee: Rolf Truxa

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with international reports by David Sells ,
Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Weatherview

: Beethoven Piano Sonata

Daniel Barenboim plays the Sonata in A major, Op 2 No 2
Produced by METROPOLITAN, Munich (R)


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

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