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: Daytime on Two

9.30 Casebook Scotland
Change in the Cromarty Firth Industrialisation, boom and recession, a process which took 200 years on Clydeside, less than 20 on the Cromarty Firth. What have been the consequences for the landscape and the people? (e)
9.52 Look and Read Geordie Racer
Down in the Cellars
10.15 Around Scotland The Modern Farmyard Modern machines and improved methods of animal rearing, have transformed Scottish farming.
Presenter FRIEDA MORRISON Producer MARIANNE BAIRD BBC Scotland (R) (e)
10.38 Information World The Big Search (e)
11.00 Storytime. A Lost Mitten (e)
11.18 Wondermaths (12)
11.35 Let's See. Travelling Days 2: On Wheels
12.00 English File Axes to Grind
A look at the work of two television playwrights DAVID LELAND and ALAN BLEASDALE , featuring extracts from Tales out of School and Boys from the Blackstuff.
'If I've got an axe to grind it's basically that, as a result of education, too many people suffer.' DAVID LELAND 'If there is a political message, it is a message of equality and fair play and they mean to me what socialism should represent, so in that sense I am a socialist writer, but I'm not a manifesto writer.'
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (e)
12.35pm Scene. Juvenile Court 'I thought it'd be like you see on telly - all the people with wigs on and everything.' Juvenile courts for young people under 17 are not like adult courts. It can be a puzzling and confusing experience. What exactly goes on in a juvenile court and what are the experiences of those who've been through it? Film editor KATE EVANS
Producer PETER M. EVANS (R) (e)
1.05 France - Francais Bertrand
1.20 The Adventures of Spot
A See-Saw programme (R) and Bric-a-Brac
A See-Saw programme (R)
1.38 English Time. Storytelling Spells, Charms and Curses Three different types of traditional tales: Willy and the Piece of Wood; The Paper Bag Princess; The Lambton Worm Storytellers HUGH LUPTON
2.00 News
Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Dibs is very distressed when Jeni is not in the market as expected. Colour song: Blue Book: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by EVE SUTTON
Presenter HARRY TOWB Animation PETER LANG


Unknown: Cromarty Firth
Presenter: Frieda Morrison
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: David Leland
Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Unknown: David Leland
Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Editor: Kate Evans
Producer: Peter M. Evans
Unknown: Francais Bertrand
Unknown: Hugh Lupton
Unknown: Janet Palmer
Unknown: Brendan Healy
Producer: David Meldrum
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke and featuring this afternoon: International Squash Daily Mail Open Championship
JAHANGIR KHAN and ROSS NORMAN were expected to reach the final in Jersey.
Highlights of the semi-finals this afternoon.
Commentator STUART STOREY Ski-ing
The latest action from the World Cup.
Plus the sporting stories making the news.
Television presentation:
Squash CAMBELL FERGUSON Studio director VIVIEN KENT Producer GRAHAM FRY including at
3.00 News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Jahangir Khan
Unknown: Ross Norman
Commentator: Stuart Storey

: Catchword

with Paul Coia


Unknown: Paul Coia

: River Journeys

The Nile
Brian Thompson begins a journey through the Sudan, Africa's largest and emptiest country, to Egypt, its richest. Written by BRIAN THOMPSON Director GERRY TROYNA (R)


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Written By: Brian Thompson
Director: Gerry Troyna

: Food and Drink

: Sherlock Holmes in Washington

En route to Washington important and confidential papers become separated from their secret service operative. Holmes and Watson are assigned the task of locating the documents before enemy agents; placing the fate of the Empire and the free world squarely on the great detective's shoulders again!
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Bertram Millhauser
Unknown: Lynn Riggs
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Watson: Nigel Bruce
Nancy: Marjorie Lord
William Easter: Henry Daniell
Stanley: George Zucco
Lt Pete Merriam: John Archer
Bart Lang: Gavin Muir
Grogan: Edmund MacDonald
Howe: Don Terry
Cady: Bradley Page

: Sea Gypsy

Emma Crewsden stars as a young photographic model, who dreams of herself in a beautiful and magical world at the bottom of the sea. Won the Palm D'or and top prize at the Antibes Film Festival. A MIKE VALENTINE production


Unknown: Emma Crewsden

: Scene Plays

Baby I Love You by ANDREW DAVIES
Baby Jools Bristow now has a baby of her own - she's still at home and Mum and Dad couldn't be nicer about it.
They're too nice in fact, and soon Julie has had enough. So has baby Paul's father, Rob.
Photography ANDREW DUNN Produced and directed by SUSAN PATON (R)


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Baby Jools Bristow
Directed By: Susan Paton
Julie Bristow: Diane Whitley
Mrs Bristow: Jane Freeman
Mr BristOW: Alan Thompson
Rob Powell: Tom Davidson
LOU WENDY: Jane Walker
Terry: Paul Oldham
John: David Hartley
Publican: Allan O'Keefe
Policeman: Stephen Crane

: The Friday Report

Bumper to Bumper
Traffic jams are as old as the century. London has been on the point of seizing up since the motor car arrived to challenge the horse. Michael Delahaye has been meeting a few of the millions of commuters from all over the south east who drive bumper to bumper into London every day and asking the experts - is the superj am an inevitability?


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Tony Chapman
Editor: Colin Stanbridge

: Gardeners' World in Holland

Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster
Once every ten years the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society stages the Flora Nova. It's an extravaganza of what's new in horticulture - the newest and best varieties of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world, bred with the modern gardener in mind. Above all, it's a feast of colour, filmed last April and guaranteed to brighten any winter's evening with the promise of the joys of spring to come. Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON
Producer DENISw. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: Denisw. Gartside

: The Tracey Ullman Show

also starring Julie Kavner
Dan Castellaneta Joe Malone and Sam McMurray with special guest star Steve Martin in Meg's Lucky Night and Skin the Duck
Tonight Meg finds temporary everlasting love with Bobby on this her Lucky Night and Steve Martin , star of Roxanne, adds to his long list of credits as a unique performer by 'skinning the duck', 'booting the moon' and 'shaking the dog', as he teaches Tracey the very rudiments of dancing. Produced by RICHARD SAKAI


Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Joe Malone
Unknown: Sam McMurray
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Steve Martin
Produced By: Richard Sakai

: Arena: Broadway - The Great White Way

Broadway is one of the most famous streets in the world. Legendary for bright lights, musical comedy, and the dreams of stardom, the myths and cliches of the theatre have influenced every mile of this great thoroughfare. From immigrants in sweatshops to yuppy speculators in chic apartments, Broadway symbolises a state of mind, a way of looking at life; it's the road to success. Following an old Indian trail, it runs 146 miles from the financial jungles of Wall Street, past the theatres and sleaze of Times Square and into rural upstate New York. Arena travels the length of Broadway and talks to songwriter Jerry Leiber, 100-year-old George 'Mr Broadway' Abbott, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Indian chief Lone Bear, Lena Horne, Ben E. King and Rip Van Winkle. They explore the legends of the Great White Way.


Songwriter: Jerry Leiber
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Ben E. King
Unknown: Rip van Winkle
Film Cameraman: Colin Waldeck
Film Editor: Guy Crossman
Executive Producer: Nigel Finch
Executive Producer: Anthony Wall
Director: Charlie Pattinson

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Dirk Bogarde in Death in Venice

continuing a season of films starring one of Britain's most accomplished screen actors, also starring Bjorn Andresen
Silvana Mangano
Venice, the turn of the century. Famous composer Gustav von Aschenbach arrives at the Lido dispirited and in desperate need of tranquillity. Among his fellow guests is an exquisitely beautiful boy who embodies the grace and purity von Aschenbach has sought all his life. One of the most beautiful films of its decade, featuring one of Bogarde's best performances.
Based on the novel Death in Venice by THOMAS MANN
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Unknown: Bjorn Andresen
Unknown: Silvana Mangano
Unknown: Lucmno Visconti
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Directed By: Luchino Visconti
Gustav von Aschenbach: Dirk Bogarde
Tadzio: Bjorn Andresen
Tadzio's mother: Silvana Mangano
Frau von Aschenbach: Marisa Berenson
Alfhed: Mark Burns

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