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: Daytime on Two

9.30 Casebook Scotland: Coping with the Weather
MURIEL GRAY finds out how Scots cope with their climate.
Producer ROBERT CLARK (R) (e)

9.52 Look and Read Dark Towers: 9: Who Can Help? (R) (e)

10.15 Around Scotland: Music All around You: 1: Music of the Sea
CILLA FISHER and ARTIE TRESIZE sing songs and introduce a variety of music inspired by the sounds, movement and moods of the sea. BBC Scotland (R) (e)

10.38 Geography Casebook: Britain: The Future of Coal
What price do you put on communities? The industry faces difficult decisions.
Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)

11.00 Storytime: Two of Everything
A traditional tale from China about a magic pot which has the power of duplicating anything that is put into it.
(For full details see Wed 2.00pm) (e)

11.18 Wondermaths: 9
Why is it getting so hot inside the Investigator? And what do Hudson's flowers have to do with the crisis? Stella and Zak do a graphical investigation
(For full details see Tues 11. 18am) (e)

11.35 Let's See: Light Signals (R) (e)

12.00 English File Why Shakespeare?: 1: Romeo and Juliet
A workshop session with four actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company tackling two well-known scenes from two famous and much-studied plays. ANTON LESSER and NIAMH CUSACK work towards a performance of that balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet; EMRYS JAMES and ESTELLE KOHLER try to sort out the problems of Malvolio's garters and Olivia's reaction in a rehearsal of Twelfth Night. Devised by ANDREW BETHELL
Producer GEOFF WILSON (R) (e)

12.35pm Scene: Salt on a Snake's Tail by FARRUKH DHONDY
Jolil is 14 and learning the secrets of kung fu. There have been a number of gang fights around the estate where he lives, and his father warns him to keep out of trouble. But Jolil places his trust in the magic of Bruce Lee.
Directed by FRANCO ROSSO
Series producer ROGER TONGE (R) (e)

1.05 Treffpunkt: Osterreich Die Lehrlingszeit
Two apprentices at work and at home. Gabi's a waitress, Claus works in a factory - but his main passion in life is football. (For full details see yesterday 9.25am) (e)


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Robert Clark
Producer: Artie Tresize
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Producer: Niamh Cusack
Producer: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: Andrew Bethell
Producer: Geoff Wilson
Unknown: Bruce Lee.
Directed By: Franco Rosso
Producer: Roger Tonge
Mr Miah: Zia Mohyeddin
Jolil: Dharminder Gill
Errol: Devon Graham
Khalil: Andrew Johnson
Mrs Miah: Heather Emmanuel
Mr Morrison: Alec Sabin
Market shopkeeper: Robert Walker
Gang: Chris Hale
Gang: David Rippey
Gang: John Lilywhite
Gang: Mike Smart
Schoolboys: Hergudeep Bhangal
Schoolboys: Hassan Bhatti
Schoolboys: Rajinder Bhardwaj

: The Adventures of Spot

A See-Saw programme by ERIC HILL
Where's Spot?
Told by Paul Nicholas Animation by LEO BELTOFF Music by DUNCAN LAMONT Script editor DAVID MCKEE
Production CLIVE JUSTER (R)

followed by
A See-Saw programme with Brian Cant
Produced by MICHAEL COLE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)

1.38 Walrus
Writing for a Purpose
A group of secondary school pupils sets out to produce story books for some 6-year-olds they know.
Producer MORTON SURGUY (e)


Told By: Paul Nicholas
Music By: Duncan Lamont
Editor: David McKee
Unknown: Clive Juster
Produced By: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Director: Peter Champness

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs can't wait for his radish seeds to grow. Cosmo and JENI BARNETT try to explain patiently. A song about hair is followed by a film about LORRAINE having her hair done in braids.


Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Helen Nicoll
Unknown: Jan Pienkowski
Producer: Richard Callanan

: Sport on Friday

: It's My Pleasure

with Desmond Lynam Today's guest is Henry Cooper, whose choice includes Yes Minister, Pavarotti and Max Miller.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Max Miller.

: International Snooker

The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
It's semi-finals day - and by now the talk must surely be of the shocks and surprises that the week has produced. Certainly some of the top seeds will be licking their wounds - and if STEPHEN HENDRY has claimed a semi-final place, he might well have beaten World Number One STEVE DAVIS yet again.
Introduced by DAVID VINE BBC North West


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Introduced By: David Vine

: Food and Drink

Service compris? Service charges - tips to some - are not compulsory, but many restaurants make out they are. There's a new campaign to end this malpractice.
Forfactsheet send a cheque or postal order for 60p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]

: Tarzan and the Great River

continues a season of films featuring EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS'S jungle hero.
Today starring Mike Henry, Jan Murray
Visiting his animal friends at Rio Zoo, Tarzan discovers the ancient evil cult of the Leopard Man has been revived. He sets off to catch the wicked Barcuna.
Screenplay by BOB BARBASH
based on a story by BOB BARBASH and LEWIS REED
Produced by SY WEINTRAUB
Directed by ROBERT DAY
* FILMS: page 30


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Screenplay/Story By: Bob Barbash
Story By: Lewis Reed
Produced By: Sy Weintraub
Directed By: Robert Day
Tarzan: Mike Henry
Capt Sam Bishop: Jan Murray
Pepe: Manuel Padilla Jr
Dr Ann Phillips: Diana Millay
Barcuna: Rafer Johnson
Professor: Paulo Grazindo

: Cartoon Two

Story of a Hen

: The Education Programme

with Linda Alexander and Martin Young Probably the most controversial aspect of the Government's new Education Bill is the section giving individual schools the possibility of opting out of Local Authority control. This week's programme looks at two schools in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which are considering opting out; and asks what the implications are for the pupils, parents and teachers and also for the other schools in the area. Producer MARY FOURT Editor PETER RIDING (e)


Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Martin Young

: International Snooker

The Tennents United Kingdom Championship
Further coverage of the semi-finals from the Guild Hall, Preston.
BBC North West
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Jack Karnehm
Commentator: Clive Everton
Summariser: John Spencer
Summariser: John Virgo
Summariser: Eddie Charlton

: Out of Court

David Jessel and guest presenter Kirsty Wark examine the sparks which fly when people clash with the law.
This week: when Jeffrey Archer walked away from the High Court with half-a-million pounds from the Star, he hit the jackpot in the lottery of our libel laws.
But as libel fees, too, reach astronomical heights, only the wealthy and well-protected can afford to defend their reputations in court. Even lawyers want reforms in this elaborate game of bluff and counter-bluff.


Presenter: David Jessel
Guest Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Studio Director: Jeremy Mills
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: The Duty Men: Auntie's Bag

Programme six in a seven-part series filmed over two years inside the secretive world of Customs and Excise.
Heathrow Airport: sniffer dogs are routinely checking a Pakistan Airlines plane while, on the tarmac, officers and dogs are looking for drug concealments in passengers' bags. Arrivals from Pakistan receive particular attention, and this one suddenly yields a 'dirty bag,' a suitcase probably containing heroin.
'Auntie' and her nephew are stopped in the green channel and interrogated. The young man says, "It is Auntie's bag - she has the key".
Auntie is questioned through an interpreter. "It is not my case," she says, glaring at the officer and becoming increasingly belligerent. Her interrogator, though, gently persists...
Book: "The Duty Men" offers a unique insight into the difficult, and sometimes dangerous, work of Customs today, £10.95


Photography: Bill Broomfield
Photography: Patrick O'Shea
Film Editor: Andrew Willsmore
Producer: Roger Courtiour
Series Producer: Paul Hamann

: Arena

Your Honour, I Object! Arena presents its first authentic courtroom drama, featuring, in the prosecution corner, Bob 'Penthouse'
Guccione versus Britain's
Ken Russell , a case in which justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be believed.
Guecione hired Russell to direct a film version of Daniel Defoe 's picaresque classic Moll Flanders in the same vein as his infamous
Caligula. Before too long ego clashed with ego over the contents of the script - and Guccione sued Russell for breach of contract (a further addition to the other 50 suits he currently has on the go). Another twist in this bitter battle of the giants is provided by Russell's lawyer, the flamboyant
Richard Golub. However, Golub does not really want to be a lawyer; his true vocation is to be a rock star. As payment for Golub's services Russell had to agree to direct a video of his latest song Dancing for Justice, a follow-up to his debut single He's My Lawyer ...
Arena brings you all the tension and cross-court fire of one of the most outrageous trials of the century.
Film cameraman BILL BROOMFIELD Film editor PHILIP KLOSS
Executive producer ANTHONY WALL Director NIGEL FINCH


Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Unknown: Richard Golub.
Editor: Philip Kloss
Director: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with reports from around Britain by Ian Smith ,
Chris Lowe and Peter Taylor ; political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke ; international reports by David Sells ,
Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler , Julian O'Halloran Assignment editors


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: International Snooker: The Tennents United Kingdom Championship

The two men who tomorrow will decide the 1987 championship will be known at the end of this coverage of the remaining sessions of the two semi-finals. At the end of the night to the losers will go a paltry £21,000 each - small reward for coming so near and yet so far. This season the players want titles, not just the cash.
The disappointment and drama from the Guild Hall, Preston, introduced by David Vine.
BBC North West


Presenter: David Vine
Television Presentation: Keith MacKenzie
Television Presentation: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips
Executive Producer: Ian Edwards

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