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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Maths at Work Programme 4
Young people use maths: a bonus clerk, laboratory assistant, kiln operator, process worker and a nurse. (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool: Economics A Question of Choice
In the Public Interest?
Should some services be supported by public money? What would happen if they weren't? Who benefited from the subsidised public transport system, which gave travellers in South Yorkshire the cheapest fares in the country? Consultant STEVEN HODKINSON Film editor BARRY HAIGH
Producer ROGER FRY (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs find different uses for a kitchen sieve, BILL
OWEN leads the singing in I'm a Little Teapot, Henry finds the words 'You and Me' written in Radio Times and on the television screen. ANTHONY VAN LAAST takes his son KIT to a dance class.
Film director LELIA GUINERY-GREEN Studio director NlCCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time
Grouping Beats (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Cover Up
Frank and the children cover themselves and everything else in sight before they start stripping the walls. Then the telephone rings and they can't find it!
Producer PAT FARRINGTON (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag
Rush, the Fallow Deer (1) (R) (e)
11.20 English Time: Buddy by NIGEL HINTON
Last in a five-part drama serial Featuring
Everyday It's a-Getting Closer Buddy's plan to reunite his parents and to stop his dad's thieving goes disastrously wrong. There seems to be only one way out now - to leave his old life behind him and live on his own. But where?
Producer ROGER TONGE (R) (e)
11.45 Why? Because.... What's for Dinner?
Food is the key to the way beliefs affect everyday life. Narrator JENI BARNETT Producer JULIA DRUM
Series producer SUE WEEKS (R) (e)
12.08pm History File
Twentieth-Century History The Road to Berlin
1943-5. The final years of the war led to the defeat of Germany and the problems of post-war Europe.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
12.30 General Studies Searching the Self
Man's quest for an explanation of his world, and the strength to cope with it, has often derived from inner resources developed and revealed through such activities as prayer and meditation. This programme examines activities which are important to many religions.
Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action Waste Not, Want Not
This week's programme is about recycling - a look at the contents of a family's dustbin, and the growing problem of plastic waste. Plus a DIY air recirculator for recycling warm air. Presenters TERRY MARSH and KJARTAN POSKITT Producer CLARE ELSTOW
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)


Unknown: Steven Hodkinson
Editor: Barry Haigh
Unknown: Anthony Van
Producer: Pat Farrington
Unknown: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Editor: Alastair MacKay
Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Edward Hayward
Presenters: Terry Marsh
Producer: Robin Mudge
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Buddy: Wayne Goddard
Carol: Kay Stonham
Charmian: Lorraine Plummer
Mr King: Trevor Ray
Ralph: Duncan Preston
Mrs Rybeero: Ena Cabayto
Joyce: Virginia Denham
Mr Rybeero: Lloyde Anderson

: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38Near and Far:Nowand Then The Toy Business
Exactly how does a new product come into being? Who makes the decisions and what is involved? The programme follows the history of one particular toy through its design and manufacturing stages to the toy shop shelf. Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (e)


Editor: John Billingham

: News

Weather followed by Word and Pictures
In today's story by JILL MURPHY , Claire hurts her knee and tells a variety of far-fetched stories to account for the accident.


Story By: Jill Murphy
Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Songs of Praise


: International Snooker

The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
If former world champion
DENNIS TAYLOR has overcome the disappointment of losing the Grand Prix final to
STEPHEN HENDRY , he should be making his first appearance in the televised stages of the championship this afternoon. Will the 'Maltese Falcon' - TONY DRAGO - be facing him, or 'Maximum Man'WILLIE THORNE ? On table 2, losing finalist last year, NEAL FOULDS , could well be meeting TONY MEO.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage of the continuing fifth-round matches from the Guild Hall, Preston. Television presentation
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West Snooker videos:
Snooker Century Breakers, BBCV 4009
The Final (Davis v Taylor, 1985) BBCViB5026
The People's Champion (Higgins, 1982), BBCV/B 5017 available from retailers including at
3.00 News and Weather


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Neal Foulds
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Bazaar

with Judi Spiers
How fast can you peel a spud? Bazaar's fun competition highlights potato peelers. Also a look at knitting machines, power tools and kitchen gadgets: the good, bad and useless. Eamonn Holmes continues his domestic education, and in the kitchen Lesley Walters transforms the humble spud into dishes with a difference. Director DAVE THOMAS


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Lesley Walters
Director: Dave Thomas
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Noticeboard

News on the BBC Daytime Club with Rob Curling and Marian Foster


Unknown: Rob Curling
Unknown: Marian Foster

: Poldark

A 16-part serial based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM Part 5 by PAUL WHEELER Demelza becomes
Ross Poldark 's wife. But having gained his name, can she also gain his love?


Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Unknown: Ross Poldark
Producer: Morris Barry
Directed By: Paul Annett
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
Dr Choake: John Forbes-Robertson
Jud: Paul Curran
Mrs Teague: Jane Hilary
Lady friend: Diane Holland
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek
Pearce: John Baskcomb
Jinny Carter: Gillian Bailey
Francis Poldark: Clive Francis
Elizabeth: Jill Townsend
Verity: Norma Streader
Dr Enys: Richard Morant
Joan Bascoe: Isabelle Amyes
Tom Carne: Don Henderson
Mrs Carne: Hilary Mason
Blewitt: Jon Croft
Tonkin: Patrick Westwood
Aukett: Edward Evans
Capt Blarney: Jonathan Newth
Mark Daniel: Martin Fisk
Otway: Charles West
Second actor: Alan Helm
Keren: Sheila White
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Fiddler: Billy Miller
Mrs Ritallack: Ruby Head
Sanson: Milton Johns
Magistrate: John Rolfe
Miner spokesman: Geoffrey Greenhill
Miners: David Gillies
Miners: David Millet
Miners: David Shaw

: Future World: Invaders from Mars

Helena Carter Arthur Franz Jimmy Hunt
One night, 12-year-old David MacLean wakes up and sees a spaceship land outside his house.
When people investigating the site of the landing return oddly changed, no one will believe David that they are actually under the influence of the invaders from Mars ...
Screenplay by RICHARD BALEK
0 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Helena Carter
Unknown: Arthur Franz
Unknown: Jimmy Hunt
Unknown: David MacLean
Unknown: Richard Balek
Produced By: Edward L. Alperson
Directed By: William Cameron Menzies
Dr Pat Blake: Helena Carter
Dr Stuart Kelston: Arthur Franz
David MacLean: Jimmy Hunt
MacLean: Leif Erickson
Mary MacLean: Hilary Brooke
Col Fielding: Morris Ankrum
Sgt Rinaldi: Max Wagner
Kathy Wilson: Janine Perreau

: Rally Report

Day two of the Lombard RAC Rally and the drivers left
Chester at 4.30am to tackle the Welsh forests.
WILLIAM WOOLLARD reports from Rally HQ on the day's events.
BARRIE GILL has the action from today's special stages; SUE BAKER and TONY MASON have been out and about talking to the teams.


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tony Mason

: Open Space

Parallel Lines
It's nearly 20 years since civil rights demonstrations precipitated the division of Northern Ireland into two sharply defined communities. A generation has grown up in this atmosphere. Leaving aside the opinions and views of the politicians and the political commentators, two young people, Mark Adair and Nuala Nic Sheain , tell, in their own words, what's important to them about the place where they were born and the communities they've grown up in. Series producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Mark Adair
Unknown: Nuala Nic Sheain
Producer: Jackie Hamilton
Producer: Michael MacCormacK

: The Courage to Fail

A Gift of Life
Boston, 23 December 1954. Richard Herrick , a young man dying of kidney disease, is about to make medical history. Surgeons will save his life by transplanting a kidney from his identical twin, Ronald.
Thus began a new and highly controversial era in surgery, which reached its climax 20 years ago this December when unknown South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard , successfully transplanted a heart into a dying patient, Louis Washkansky.
Narrated by Alexander John Film editor PETER PARNHAM Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN


Unknown: Richard Herrick
Unknown: Christiaan Barnard
Unknown: Louis Washkansky.
Unknown: Alexander John
Editor: Peter Parnham
Produced By: Jon Palfreman

: Woody Allen: Stardust Memories

continues a season of his films, tonight with Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault
During a retrospective festival of his work at the Stardust Hotel in upstate New York, film director Sandy Bates finds himself mobbed by a horde of critics and fans and haunted by memories of previous relationships. As the weekend progresses, the bizarre present is strangely confused with the past....
Woody Allen cites this as the favourite of his films.
Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Charlotte Rampling
Unknown: Jessica Harper
Unknown: Marie-Christine Barrault
Unknown: Sandy Bates
Unknown: Woody Allen
Produced By: Jack Roluns
Produced By: Charles H.Joffe
Directed By: Woody Allen
Sandy Bates: Woody Allen
Dorrie: Charlotte Rampling
Daisy: Jessica Harper
Isobel: Marie-Christine Barrault
Tony: Tony Roberts
Vivian Orkin: Helen Hanft
Jack Abel: John Rothman
Sandy's sister: Anne Desalvo
George: David Lipman
Sandy's mother: Joan Neuman

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Telejournal

with Chantal Cuer
Catch up with the week in France - as covered by France's recently privatised first channel TF1 and the French press. But there's more to Telejournal these days than just the news ... Director DAVID COLEMAN Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR


Director: David Coleman
Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Rally Report

A late-night summary of today's stages in the Lombard RAC Rally.

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