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: Daytime on Two

9.43 Descubra Espana Unos ratos libres
Una cita: Reportaje deportivo; Pasatiempos y fiestas. (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds HARRY TOWB helps Cosmo and Dibs organise a rota for working on the stall. Martin goes to stay overnight with his grandparents.
Song Join in the Game.
Film director SUE ARON
10.15 Science Workshop Highlights (2)
Glittering fabrics, sparkling decorations, a shining coach and London's Christmas lights. Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Lights in the Dark Let There Be Light!
From candles to light bulbs - an 'illuminated' history!
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures Come to the Show
11.18 MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Patterns followed by Time Graph
(Details yesterday at 11.35am) (e)
11.40 Science in Action Good Vibrations
Find out what multi-tracking is; turn your BBC micros into a sophisticated music synthesiser and discover why a flute sounds different from a trombone!
Assistant producer CLARE ELSTOW
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)
12.05pm Maths at Work Programme 5
12.28 Lifeschool: Economics A Question of Choice The Right Price
12.50 The Wild Side of Town The last in a series of programmes which explore the effect of modern day development on the 'green' areas and wildlife in Britain's cities
Presented by CHRIS BAINES Green Guerillas
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (R) (e) Book 'The Wild Side of Town', £10.95 hardback, paperback £6.95 from booksellers
1.20 Heads and Tails
A See-Saw programme Dip and Clip
Animals wear no clothes - no, no clothes they wear, but look what different coats are there.
Voice and music Derek Griffiths
Produced by MICHAEL COLE (R)
1.38 Zig-Zag
Rush, the Fallow Deer (2)
Rush survives the perils of poachers and forest fires and challenges his fellow-bucks for supremacy in the New Forest. Presenter SHEELAGH gilbey Producer JOHN KING
Series producer TOM STANIER (Revised repeat) (e)
2.00 News
Weather followed by Storytime
The Story of Chen Ping
'Is this your axe?' asks the old man of Chen Ping who has lost his axe in the river. A gold, then a silver axe, are offered, but Chen Ping is an honest boy and refuses them both. His greedy master reprimands him for his foolishness but finds out to his cost that honesty is the best policy.
Presenter PIK-SEN LIM Puppets ALAN PLATT


Unknown: Descubra Espana
Producer: Richard Callanan
Producer: Michael Coyle
Presented By: Rhoda MacLeod
Presented By: Gilly Gilchrist
Producer: Marianne Baird
Producer: Robin Mudge
Presented By: Chris Baines
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield
Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole
Unknown: Chen Ping
Unknown: Chen Ping
Unknown: Chen Ping
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: The Task of Mankind

A World of Difference
Marian Foster reports from two contrasting countries which experts believe are already facing ecological disaster, Bangladesh and Nepal. Their crisis is aggravated by a population explosion.
Film cameraman DAVID SMITH Series written and produced by MARIAN FOSTER
A MARIAN FOSTER production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Smith
Produced By: Marian Foster
Produced By: A Marian Foster

: News

Weather followed by Sir Mortimer Wheeler
The Viceroy Sent for Me One's whole life is devoted to re-creating the past and making it live.
Sir Mortimer's battlecry until the day he died in 1976. The second of two Chronicle films on the life of the great archaeologist takes him from a Roman trading station on the Bay of Bengal to Mohenjo Daro - the great city of the Indus civilisation. In 1950 he returned to Britain to begin a new career - in television, where he enchanted millions with his deep desire to pass his knowledge on to others. Produced by DAVID COLLISON
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE (R)


Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Mohenjo Daro
Produced By: David Collison
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: 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
Brendan Foster whose choice includes MARTIN LUTHER KING , Z Cars and LES DAWSON.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Les Dawson.

: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

The second of two programmes
An Invitation to Return
The children of the Oldham Theatre Workshop are rehearsing the musical Bugsy Malone for performance in the Tameside Theatre, Ashton-under-Lyne. The cast is 300 strong.
'When we go into the theatre, I don't want a bill for damage to dressing rooms,' says director David Johnson. 'What I do want is an invitation to return.' The problems of production come thick and fast. People in the design department have to build a yellow Rolls-Royce with working lights. Props are having trouble making the 'splurge guns' fire foam over everyone. The revolving stage has yet to work properly and the stage manager has to work out how to cope with hundreds waiting in the wings.


Musical: Bugsy Malone
Director: David Johnson.

: 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)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Advice Shop

What every woman should know about pensions
'I'm a retired woman; can I claim for a dependant husband?'
'Why am I getting only 25p a week graduated pension?' 'How much can I earn before my husband's pension is affected?'
Pensions are no longer a man's preserve. More and more women are claiming pensions in their own right. But it's a complex matter to ensure that you are getting the right amount.
Margo MacDonald examines state, occupational and personal pension plans as they affect women.
Produced by BRYN BROOKS
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Produced By: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Carry On Regardless

continuing a season of Carry On films. Today starring Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Connor
Bill Owen
Charles Hawtrey , Liz Fraser Joan Sims , Terence Longdon Six footloose refugees from the labour exchange manage to find work at the Helping Hands Ltd employment agency. When they set about restoring a country house that's the cue for the Carry On team to mismanage one unusual job after another.
Screenplay by NORMAN HUDIS Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Terence Longdon
Unknown: Norman Hudis
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Bert Handy: Sidney James
Sam Twist: Kenneth Connor
Gabriel Dimple: Charles Hawtrey
Lilly Duveen: Joan Sims
Francis Courtenay: Kenneth Williams
Mike Weston: Bill Owen
Delia King: Liz Fraser
Montgomery Infield-Hopping: Terence Longdon
Sister: Hattie Jacques

: See

Directed by ROBIN LEHMAN (R)


Directed By: Robin Lehman

: 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 12: November
Whenever the family was in its London residence, it still received fresh vegetables from its country garden.
Harry shows how he used to pack a hamper to be put on a train and delivered to cook in London the same morning. Today that hamper is destined for the kitchen of Restaurateur Stephen Bull , who gives a modern interpretation to cooking the old varieties.
Photography PAUL MORRIS Film editor chris ORRELL Associate producer JENNIFER DAVIES


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

: Wideworld

A monthly anthology of travel, exploration and adventure - worldwide
Into Africa
Narrated by Anthony Hopkins
Every year, like birds migrating south, a few hundred men take to the air and fly to Africa - in the spirit of the first aviators - for the pleasure of living dangerously. Their job? To seed thunderclouds, spray locusts, dust crops and fly emergency missions from the roughest of strips.
'It must be the last frontier of true flying,' they say, 'real seat-of-the-pants stuff - low, fast, dangerous.'
To men like Abercromby-
Dick, Max Lacey and Paddy McKay it's the only way to live.
Kenya and the Sudan form a breathtaking backdrop to their exploits.
Photography NIGEL MEAKIN


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Max Lacey
Unknown: Paddy McKay
Editor: Tim Slessor

: M*A*S*H

Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler? When a wounded soldier arrives at the 4077th claiming to be Jesus Christ, it's time for Col Flagg, specialist in pinkos and fellow travellers, to investigate.
Directed by LARRY GELBART (R)


Written By: Burt Prelutsky
Directed By: Larry Gelbart
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff

: A Perfect Spy

by JOHN LE CARRE Dramatised by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan
Ray McAnally , Alan Howard Riidiger Weigang Jane Booker and Peggy Ashcroft
The fifth of seven episodes 'We are aiming for the very top, Sir Magnus. One day, America! Land of the free! Two men such as ourselves can live out our lives as spies without ever having spied on the Americans? It cannot be!'
Dance band led by...ALAN COHEN Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Sound MALCOLM WEBBERLEY Film editor SUE SPIVEY,


Unknown: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Unknown: Jane Booker
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Alan Cohen
Composed By: Michael Storey
Unknown: Malcolm Webberley
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Peter Egan
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Jack: Alan Howard
Axel: Rudiger Weigang
Mary Pym: Jane Booker
Miss Dubber: Peggy Ashcroft
Grant Lederer: Garrick Hagon
Wexler: Jerry Harte
Bee Lederer: Erin Donovan
Artelli: Edward Wiley
Bo Brammell: Paul Daneman
Nigel: Peter Sands
Kate: Sarah Bullen
Lady chairperson: Maria Charles

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Beethoven Piano Sonata

Daniel Barenboim plays the Sonata in E flat, Op 7, No 4
Produced by METROPOLITAN, Munich (R)


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Directed By: Jean Pierre Ponnelle

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