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: Daytime on Two

9.43 Descubra Espana
Ensenanza, trabajo y familia (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4-and 5-year-olds Billie-Jane has always had to use a wheelchair; let's join her for a barbecue at an adventure playground. Cosmo and Dibs are helped by BILL OWEN to identify things by touch. Film editor DAVID PAINTER
Director NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Highlights (1)
ROLF HARRIS highlights his art. Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See Light Signals
11.00 Words and Pictures On the Way Home
11.18 MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Get the Facts followed by Rolling
11.40 Science in Action Waste Not, Want Not
12.05pm Maths at Work Programme 4
12.28 Lifeschool
Economics: A Question of Choice In the Public Interest
12.50 The Wild Side of Town Woodlands on Your Doorstep Presented by CHRIS BAINES (R) (e)


Unknown: Descubra Espana
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Michael Coyle
Presented By: Chris Baines

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Zig-Zag
1: Rush, the Fallow Deer A wildlife drama about a young fawn deer born in the New Forest.
Series producer TOM STANIER (R) (e)


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
Two of Everything
The children sing a counting song and PIK-SEN LIM tells a traditional tale from China about a magic pot with the power of duplicating anything which is put into it. Lucky Mr and Mrs Hak-Tak unearth the pot and soon have enough for all their needs. But when Mrs Hak-Tak falls into the pot, trouble starts. Puppets ALAN PLATT


Unknown: Mrs Hak-Tak
Unknown: Mrs Hak-Tak
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: The Task of Mankind

Where There's Land There's Hope
As the shadow of famine returns to Ethiopia,
Marian Foster reports on how British charities are helping destitute families exhausted by war and famine to make a new living from the land. 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 International Snooker The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
The tournament is now down to the last eight, and although STEVE DAVIS might well be expected to be contesting the first quarter-final, there'll be a few seeds licking their wounds.
In today's other quarter-final JOE JOHNSON and NEAL FOULDS could well be the contestants. Coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston, is presented by DAVID VINE.
Television presentation
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Joe Johnson
Unknown: Neal Foulds
Presented By: David Vine.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: 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 Barry Norman whose choice includes I, Claudius, The Likely Lads and Whicker's World


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Barry Norman

: International Snooker

The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
Further coverage from
Preston of the first quarter-final matches, introduced by DAVID VINE .
Commentators TED LOWE
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm.
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Advice Shop

Here's to a Debt-Free Christmas!
The average household debt exceeds £1,000 - and that's excluding mortgages. With Christmas coming, credit cards, catalogues and cheap loans may lure the unwary into even deeper debt.
With 25 shopping days to Christmas, Margo MacDonald presents the Advice Shop guide to saving and spending which avoids money misery in the New Year.
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS
For 'Money' leaflet send sae with 13p stamp to: [address removed]


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

: Carry On Sergeant

continues a season of Carry On films starring
William Hartnell Bob Monkhouse Shirley Eaton Eric Barker
Kenneth Connor Dora Bryan
Training Sergeant
Grimshawe accepts a bet that his last platoon will pass out as a star squad. But he reckons without the motley body of men that includes
'soldiers' like Privates Sage, Strong and Golightly.
Carry On Sergeant was the film which began the Carry
On saga - destined to become the most successful series of comedies in British films.
Screenplay by NORMAN HUDIS from The Bull Boys by R. F. DELDERFIELD
Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 30


Unknown: William Hartnell
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Norman Hudis
Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Sergeant Grimshawe: William Hartnell
Mary: Shirley Eaton
Nora: Dora Bryan
Horace Strong: Kenneth Connor
Captain Potts: Eric Barker
Corporal Copping: Bill Owen
Peter Golightly: Charles Hawtrey
James Bailey: Kenneth Williams

: Rally Report

With the final special stages in the Borders and the Lake District now completed, the remaining competitors in the 1987 Lombard RAC Rally are making their way to the finish in Chester.
Will Lancia win their eighth championship this year and which of their drivers will be
World Champion? WILLIAM WOOLLARD brings you the latest information from rally headquarters, BARRIE GILL has news from the final stages and SUE BAKER and TONY MASON report on the stories of the day.
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
(Coverage of the finish in 'Sportsnight' on BBC1)


Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: John Burkhill
Producer: Tom Ross

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

A series of 13 films in which a walled garden is restored, and worked as it was a hundred years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener Harry Dodson 11: October
One October morning Harry walks to the garden to gather a choice melon and an artichoke-like vegetable called a cardoon. Harry has entered both in the autumn show at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.
Peter traces the history of the RHS, the backbone of British horticulture since its formation in 1804, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the vegetable-judging and fruit-tasting.
At Chilton, the Fruit House is filling up. As he has done every year since he came here 40 years ago, Harry provides produce for the Harvest Festival. But this year there will be varieties that have not been seen for a long time.
Showing requires extra attention, application of skill and unsparing energy in manual labour at all hours
Photography PAUL MORRIS Music by PAUL READE
Film editor CHRIS ORRELL Associate producer JENNIFER DAVIES


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Music By: Paul Reade
Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Antenna

Presented by Lewis Wolpert Issues from science today Invisible Wounds
This summer, three sailors reached crisis point: they were going crazy and didn't know why. Karl [text removed] tried to kill himself; Jim [text removed] was violent to the family he loved; Taff [text removed] was struck deaf and blind. Each felt isolated. It was only when they came together at the Royal Naval Hospital
Haslar in Gosport that they discovered the key to their common problem ... the Falklands war five years ago. Through the Looking Glass
Antenna follows two research scientists who've won British Association Fellowships to try their hand at working in the media. An Oxford molecular biologist starts work on Channel 4 News. Shell's expert on gas explosions finds himself on Tomorrow's World. How do they cope?
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Series producer JANA BENNETT


Presented By: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Karl Kirby
Unknown: Jim Mulvey
Unknown: Taff Thomas
Unknown: Sam Roberts.
Unknown: Anna Lloyd
Unknown: David Malone
Directors: Oliver Morse.
Producer: David Paterson
Producer: Jana Bennett

: M'A-S-H

and The Bus
Written by JOHN D HESS
Directed by GENE REYNOLDS (R)


Written By: John D Hess
Directed By: Gene Reynolds
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrel
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff

: A Perfect Spy

Dramatised in seven episodes by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan
Ray McAnally , Alan Howard and Riidiger Weigang
4: 'Magnus Richard Pym. You are charged with the crimes of espionage, provocation of the people, incitement to treason and murder, and sabotage on behalf of an imperialist power.'
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Dubbing mixer KEN HAINS 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: Alan Howard
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Unknown: Magnus Richard Pym.
Composed By: Michael Storey
Unknown: Ken Hains
Editor: Clare Douglas
Editor: Photography Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Peter Egan
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Jack Brotherhood: Alan Howard
Axel: Rüdiger Weigang
City gent interviewer: Anthony Carrick
Academic interviewer: Christopher Owen
Military interviewer: Andrew Hilton
Belinda: Sarah Neville
Belinda's father: Michael McStay
Syd Lemon: Tim Healy
Muspole: Andy De La Tour
Mary: Jane Booker
Perce Loft: Jack Ellis
Sabina: Lesley Nightingale
Taxi driver: Trevor T Smith
Analysts paul: Williamson
Analysts paul: Geoffrey Beevers
Lieutenant Dollendorf: Wolf Kahler
Police kommandant: John Abineri

: On the House Special

at Interbuild 87
Join Pattie Coldwell
Harry Green and Rick Ball at the National Exhibition Centre for a preview of the very latest in kitchens, bathrooms, DIY and home improvements.
Interbuild 87 is the biggest international trade showcase for the building industry and is the launch pad for the new developments that could influence our homes and our lifestyles for the next decade. Producer ANDREW MEIKLE
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Rick Ball

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party with subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

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