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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Maths at Work
5: Young people use maths: a surveyor, mechanical engineer, sheet metal worker and forester.
Series producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool: Economics A Question of Choice The Right Price?
How are prices arrived at? Is there such a thing as a right price for anything? How important are the workings of the marketplace to a manufacturer launching a new computer and a farmer selling his grain?
Producer JOHN WATKINS (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs cannot be sure if Cosmo can read or not. There's a film about a 6-month-old baby and the puppets ask musically Do Your Ears Hang Low? Presenter MIKE GRADY
DirectorNICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time
A Gift for the Baby (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout In the Mirror
Frank and Sally go looking for reflections, with some surprising results. There's a story about a rain puddle and a song called Who's That in There? Leroy and Lennie, and a sequence with bendy mirrors complete this week's edition.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag
Rush, the Fallow Deer (2) (Revised repeat) (e)
11.20 Walrus
Writing for a Purpose
A group of secondary school pupils set out to produce storybooks for some 6-year-olds. Director PETER CHAMPNESS
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.45 Why? Because.... What Do They Believe?
A look at the Aborigines of Australia, their religious beliefs and their relationship to their environment, in an attempt to get children to view a 'belief system' from the outside.
Narrator MICHAEL HEATH Producer SUE WEEKS (R) (e)
12.08pm History File
Twentieth-Century History The Third World
Commentary JOHN TIDMARSH Written by GUY ARNOLD
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
12.30 Issues
What's Really Happening? What's behind it? (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action Good Vibrations (R) (e)
1.20 Pie in the Sky A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Near and Far: Now and Then A History of Christmas
Christmas is coming and what a curious mixture of stories, customs and commercialism it has become. Children from two Suffolk schools put on a medieval banquet, tell the legend of St Nicholas and re-enact the Nativity, as they examine the origin of some of the traditions that go to make up our modern Christmas. Musicians PHILIP ASTLE and PAUL WILLIAMSON Producer KATE WALKER
Series producer NICHOLAS WHINES (e) Would your class like to take part in the Christmas survey to find out what really happens at Christmas?
If so, please see the current teachers' notes for details, or send a large sae to Near and Far: [address removed]
2.00 News
Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Come to the Show
Ollie and Annabel show
Vicky a magic trick or two and Benjy their dog is no mean performer. Puppets ALAN PLATT


Unknown: Kieran Prendivllle
Producer: Roger Fry
Producer: John Watkins
Presenter: Mike Grady
Editor: David Painter
Director: Nicci Crowther
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Director: Peter Champness
Written By: Guy Arnold
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Musicians: Philip Astle
Producer: Kate Walker
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish

: Songs of Praise

: News

Weather followed by American Basketball
Introduced by Sally Jones Another chance to see the world championship of professional basketball.
Battling it out in the east are the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons, tied at two games each - with the Boston Celtics looking distinctly creaky.
Television presentation WTBS/CBS Producers DEREK BRANDON and MIKE WILMOT


Introduced By: Sally Jones
Producers: Derek Brandon
Producers: Mike Wilmot

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Bazaar

A market place of ideas with Judi Spiers
This week Lynda Brown comes up with two day's worth of tasty meals for £5.40; Eamonn Holmes wields a paintbrush; and home-made beer - a taste test by some big bruisers. Plus the Property Doctor and part 4 of Barbara Daly 's Make-up Masterclass.
For free leaflet send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Lynda Brown
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Barbara Daly
Director: Dave Thomas
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Noticeboard

Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and television, and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.


Unknown: Marian Foster

: Poldark

A 16-part serial based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM Part 6 by PAUL WHEELER Producer


Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Unknown: Morris Barry
Directed By: Paul Annett
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Tonkin: Patrick Westwood
Blewitt: Jon Croft
Aukett: Edward Evans
Blight: Colin George
Agent: Michael Golden
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Jinny Carter: Gillian Bailey
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek
Mark Daniel: Martin Fisk
Keren: Sheila White
Dr Enys: Richard Morant
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
: Jud Paulcurran
Capt Blarney: Jonathan Newth
Verity: Norma Streader
Warleggan: Ralph Bates
Elizabeth: Jill Townsend
Mrs Tabb: Sheelah Wilcocks
Gaoler: Chris Gannon
Dr Morris: Ellis Dale
Jim Carter: Stuart Doughty
Margaret: Diana Berriman
Nicholas: Nicholas Selby
Matthew Sanson: Milton Johns
Francis Poldark: Clive Francis
Card dealer: David Carter
Sir Hugh Bodrugan: Christopher Benjamin
Lady Bodrugan: Cynthia Grenville
Mrs Teague: Jane Hilary
Pearce: John Baskcomb

: Future World: Things to Come

Raymond Massey Ralph Richardson
Everytown, Christmas 1940. Ignoring the threats of war, the people are unprepared for battles that continue for
30 years. A grim pestilence follows until Wings over the World bring peace with the 'Freemasonry of Science. No more bosses - civilisation is the ruler of men.' Their next quest is the moon ... One of the most extraordinary movies ever made.
Screenplay by H. G. WELLS based on his The Shape of Things to Come Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: William Cameron Menzies
John Cabal/Oswald Cabal: Raymond Massey
Boss: Ralph Richardson
Pippa Passworthy/Raymond Passworthy: Edward Chapman
Dr Harding: Maurice Braddell
Airman: John Clements
Thetocopulos: Cedric Hardwicke
Mary Gordon: Ann Todd
Richard Gordon: Derrick de Marney
Toxana/Rowena: Margaretta Scott

: Hotspot

Directed by ROBIN LEHMANN (R)


Directed By: Robin Lehmann

: Open Space

Behind the Silence
Intelligence can often be cruelly frustrated behind a wall of inflicted silence.
Louise [text removed]is an active, attractive 13-year-old, good at cards, games and riding. She also has acute aphasia, a speech disorder which requires intensive residential schooling - if it is diagnosed....
Adam [text removed] started boarding this term, aged 6. His speech defects led to bullying at infant school, and his mother hopes this film will help others realise 'he's not a moron'.
The film was made with AFASIC - the Association for All Speech Impaired Children.
Film editor JO NOTT
Open Space is the series where members of the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Louise [text removed]
Unknown: Adam [text removed]
Producer: Peter Lee

: The Courage to Fail

Last in a five-part series End of an Era
This week 20 years ago
Christiaan Barnard became the most famous surgeon in the world by successfully transplanting a human heart. Yet so disastrous were the results of this new operation, that within two years it had been virtually abandoned.
Since this fiasco, surgery has undergone a change. Today's surgeon has accepted that he has to be a scientist, part of a team. And there are even signs that his ancient craft is being superseded by medical treatments which can do what surgery used to do, but without cutting deep.
Narrated by Alexander John Film editor PETER PARNHAM Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN


Unknown: Christiaan Barnard
Unknown: Alexander John
Editor: Peter Parnham
Produced By: Jon Palfreman

: Woody Allen: Sleeper

continues a season of films by the master of contemporary
American comedy.
Also starring tonight Diane Keaton

It is the year 2173.
At a top-secret laboratory, a capsule is opened revealing the body of a man frozen in suspended animation for 200 years. Miles Monroe is about to face a brave new world. Woody Allen's inspired vision of the future finds him alive and not too well in a police state where robots do the housework and, for a good time, you turn on the orgasmatron!

("What's New Pussycat?" on Friday at 11.40pm)
(Films: page 26)


Writer/Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Marshall Brickman
Producer: Jack Grossberg
Miles Monroe: Woody Allen
Luna Schlosser: Diane Keaton
Erno Windt: John Beck
Dr Melik: Mary Gregory
Dr Tryon: Don Keefer
Dr Agon: Don Mclaim
Dr Orva: Bartlett Robinson
Rainer Krebs: Chris Forbes
Dr Nero: Marya Small
Dr Dean: Peter Hobbs

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke Producers


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producers: Mark Thompson.
Unknown: Damazer Nigel Chapman.
Unknown: Liz Ramsay
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Telejournal

with Chantal Cuer
In a transatlantic edition you can catch up with the week in French Canada as covered by CBC/Societe Radio
Canada and the French Canadian press.
Director DAVID COLEMAN Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


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

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