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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Job Bank
Short-Term Service
A short-term service commission in any branch of HM Forces offers you a chance to be a leader in challenging and interesting environments. Producer JOHN CHAPPLE (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool Going to Work
(R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs try to put a model back together. Sherbett the robot grows taller to fetch down a kite. Jaspal's mother makes him a new suit. Song: Kookaburra
Director JUUE CALLANAN (e)
10.15 Music Time
Rhythm and the Beat
(R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Rubbish Dump
Sally and the children sort out some rubbish to be thrown out, but Frank has other ideas.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag
The Norman Invasion
(R) (e)
11.20 English Time: Storytelling Spells, Charms and Curses Three different types of traditional tales: Willy and the Piece of Wood, told by professional storyteller
HUGH LUPTON ; The Paper Bag Princess, an unconventional folk tale; The Lambton Worm, a well-known legend from the north east of England.
Storytellers HUGH LUPTON
11.45 Tutorial Topics
The Bully and the Victim
Parts 1 and 2 by JOHN CHALLEN A look at a bullying incident from two viewpoints. with WAYNE GODDARD. DEMITRI JAGGER. RICHARD CHADWICK. SIMON GILBY.
Film cameraman PAUL MORRIS Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
12.08pm History File
Cold War - Confrontation
The Berlin blockade of 1948-9 and the Korean War of 1950-3: the issues which nearly brought the Soviet Union and the USA into full-scale war. Commentary JOHN TiDMARSH Written by JOHN TUSA Producer JOHN CHAPLE
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
12.30 General Studies
Music: Reggae, Madness and the Wild Things
With examples from reggae. the pop group Madness and OLIVER KNUSSEN 'S opera
Where the Wild Things Are the programme asks the creators of this music what they are trying to communicate. Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action In the Picture
Take 'hands on' science centres in Bristol, Liverpool, London and New York, add some film stories from the UK and USA. mix in some TV studios and you've got the second series of Science in Action. Find out why writing appears backwards in a mirror. Follow in the 150-year-old footsteps of William Henry Fox-Talbot and make your own photographic paper. Finally try out some live optical illusions. Presenters
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (e)


Producer: John Chapple
Presenter: Bharti Patel
Presenter: Animation Mike Hibbert
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Hugh Lupton
Unknown: Hugh Lupton
Unknown: Janet Palmer
Unknown: Brendan Healy
Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Wayne Goddard.
Unknown: Demitri Jagger.
Unknown: Richard Chadwick.
Unknown: Simon Gilby.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Unknown: Barry Ewart
Unknown: Paul Morris
Producer: Len Brown
Written By: John Tusa
Producer: John Chaple
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Oliver Knussen
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Unknown: William Henry
Unknown: Terry Marsh.
Producer: Robin Mudge
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish

: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 Near and Far: Now and Then
Working the Land
The first of two programmes on farming takes a close look at a north Essex arable farm. The programme is also the first in a unit of six on the topic of food. Presenter SIMON GROOM Producer CLARE ELSTOW (e)


Presenter: Simon Groom

: News, Weather; followed by: Words and Pictures: Sing a Song

The king offers a prize for the best music. Fiddlers fiddle, pipers pipe, drummers drum and singers sing, but it is the nightingale who wins. (R) (e)


Producer (Words and Pictures): Moyra Gambleton

: Songs of Praise


: Save a Life

Dr Alan Maryon Davis with another showing of the series that explains the basics of first aid and the ABC of resuscitation. Parents describe lives that have been saved as a result of the Save a Life campaign, and the SHEFFIELD UNITED football team take part in a Save a Life class.


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis

: News

Weather followed by World Darts
The Embassy World
Professional Championship TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the weekend's first-round matches.

: Advice Shop

Holiday Help
'We just have an ordinary pension, we don't get any extras, but we're here for four months,' says 68-year-old ALICE YEOMANS as she sits beside the swimming pool on the Costa del Sol in mid-December.
Margo MacDonald takes a look at some options open for people who want a holiday but don't want it to 'Costa Packet'! Directed by MARION ALLINSON
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS


Unknown: Alice Yeomans
Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Marion Allinson
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Noticeboard

Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and TV; and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Marian Foster

: Poldark

A romantic serial in 16 parts based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
Part 9 by PETER DRAPER Producer
Directed by KENNETH IVES


Unknown: Peter Draper
Unknown: Morris Barry
Directed By: Kenneth Ives
Tankart: Tim Barlow
Blencowe: John White
Garth: Howard Bell
Jud: Paul Curran
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
George: Ralph Bates
Nicholas: Nicholas Selby
Sir John: Clifford Parish
Unwin: Peter Clay
Pearce: John Baskcomb
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek
Capt McNeil: Donald Douglas
Francis: Clive Francis
Elizabeth: Jill Townsend
Geoffrey: Stefan Gates
Clymer: Wensley Pithey
Dr Enys: Richard Morant
Verity: Norma Streader
Landlord: Ian Cunningham
Footman: Edmund Dring
Caroline: Judy Geeson
Justice Lister: Michael Gwynn
Constance Bodrugan: Cynthia Grenville
Sir Hugh Bodrugan: Christopher Benjamin
Coldrennick: Vernon Joyner
Clerk of the court: Charles Kinross
Hotel maid: Jo Garrity

: RKO Ladies: Maureen O'Hara in The Fallen Sparrow

also starring John Garfield
John McKittrich , supporter of the International Brigade, returns to America
- after escaping from a brutal fascist prison in Spain. Although badly tortured, he still guards the secret that his captors failed to discover and which has already cost the life of a close friend. But the Nazis don't give up the chase that easily....
In this rarely-seen thriller, Maureen O'Hara becomes a pawn in a ruthless and dangerous game.
Screenplay by WARREN DUFF. based on the novel by DOROTHY B. HUGHES Produced by ROBERT FELLOWS Directed by RICHARD WALLACE
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: John McKittrich
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Warren Duff.
Novel By: Dorothy B. Hughes
Produced By: Robert Fellows
Directed By: Richard Wallace
John 'Kit' McKittrick: John Garfield
Toni Donne: Maureen O'Hara
Dr Skaas: Walter Slezak
Barby: Patricia Morison
Whitney: Martha O'Driscoll
A B Parker: Bruce Edwards
Anton: John Banner

: World Darts

The World Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club The final matches of the first round are played this evening.
Ex-World Champion JOCKY WILSON (6) is first on the oche tonight. He has a difficult match against Welshman
MALCOLM DAVIES who, if he is on form, could cause an Upset. Also DANNY MCINNES , newcomer from Canada,
Plays ALAN EVANS from Wales. Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentator


Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Danny McInnes
Unknown: Alan Evans
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell.

: Horizon

Death of a Star
Deep in a Japanese cave, a star's last moments are detected by signals from Particles which have travelled through 170.000 light years of space, and then through the earth itself.
It was the most important event in any living astronomer's lifetime, because dying stars are central to the life of our universe. So when the supernova appeared in the southern sky last February, the world's astronomers turned every available instrument on to it. This unique international collaboration has given fascinating insights into one of the universe's most violent events.
The programme follows the supernova's story, from its first sighting in Chile to
Australia, America and Japan. Narrator Paul Vaughan
Written and produced for WGBH Boston by ROBIN BATES Adapted for BBCtv by DEBORAH CADBURY


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Robin Bates
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Clarence

written by BOB FERRIS starring Ronnie Barker with Josephine Tewson Spring 1937
After a marriage proposal from Clarence, Travers decides it may be advisable to have a trial period living together first. They leave
London for the Oxfordshire countryside.
Studio lighting CHRIS TOWNSEND Sound supervisor PETER BARVILLE Designer JOHN BRISTOW Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS


Written By: Bob Ferris
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Chris Townsend
Unknown: Peter Barville
Designer: John Bristow
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Clarence Sale: Ronnie Barker
Jane Travers: Josephine Tewson
Cinema manager: Richard Caldicot

: Moonlighting

starring with Come Back Little Shiksa
Chicago, Chicago, that's her hometown and Addison is left in Los Angeles wondering what it's all about. But although Maddie's away David must still play detective for a very disarming Prince Charming who is desperate to find his reluctant Cinderella ...
Written by RON OSBORN and JEFF RENO Directed by ALAN ARKUSH


Written By: Ron Osborn
Written By: Jeff Reno
Directed By: Alan Arkush
Cybill Shepherd: Maddie Hayes
David Addison: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley
Bert Viola: Curtis Armstrong
Virginia Hayes: Eva Marie Saint
Alex Hayes: Robert Webber
Melissa: Kay Lenz
Donald: John Goodman

: World Darts

The World Professional Championship
The most prolific world title holder ERIC 'Crafty Cockney' BRISTOW, now down to No 3, is fighting back to try to regain his No 1 spot. His opponent in this opening championship match is no pushover - RAY FARRELL (NI), No 1 from across the Irish Sea. Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Ray Farrell
Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


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

: Weatherview

: World Darts

The Embassy World
Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club
Another first-round match - RICHIE GARDNER (England), conquerer of Bob Anderson in the first round of the British Professional
Championship, will have a hard tussle against popular ARNIE BUNN from Coventry. Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS Television presentation


Unknown: Richie Gardner
Unknown: Bob Anderson
Unknown: Arnie Bunn
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Producer: Ian Edwards
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

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