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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Job Bank
Butcher and Baker
A day in the life of three young people working in butcher's and baker's shops.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool
Going to Work. I Want To Help A look at the personal qualities and lifestyle of three young people who are caring and helping in the community. Producer JILL GUNDON REED
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Dibs and Cosmo have difficulty choosing something to eat at the cafe. Sherbett the robot plays hide-and-seek.
Alicia, Simone, Antonio and Janine go to their baby cousin's christening.
Song: Trinidad
10.15 Music Time
Musical Patterns (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Sound Effects
It's Frank's birthday, but it sounds as if Sally's present is going to take everyone by surprise.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag
Hungry Times by IAN TAYLOR Part 1 of a play set among the Normans and Saxons.
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.20 Walrus
What's It Gonna Be? Meeting the King by GERRY HUXHAM
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.45 Tutorial Topics Rumours
What do you do if a rumour is spread which shows you up in a good light? An improvised story by pupils from Filton High School, Bristol. Followed by Pets
What pets do you have and why? Who looks after them and what happens when one dies? Pupils from Filton High School talk about their pets.
Producer DAVID TAFT (R) (e)
12.08pm History File China Since Mao
Some events and changes from 1976-85.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)
Two video packs are available to schools only, price E49. 00 each plus VAT and postage and packing. Phone [number removed]for details
12.30 Issues Programme 5
A current affairs series that takes an in-depth look into a major issue of the week.
Presented by BOB CURLING (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action Burning Issues
The science of fuels. When is a flame an explosion? How does the fire triangle help at an oil refinery and what's in a flame? These are some of the things that are investigated in this week's programme.
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (e)


Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Jill Gundon
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Derek Longhurst
Unknown: Gerry Huxham
Unknown: Elvis Payne.
Unknown: Hubert Clarke
Producer: David Taft
Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Written By: Philip Short
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Presented By: Bob Curling
Presenters: Terry Marsh
Producer: Robin Mudge
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Junior: Audie Cummings
Buppy: Richard Bell
Mr Butcher: Ian Thompson
Swanny: David Scaffardi
Gilbert: Chris Tummings
Mr Cooke: Jason Rose
Pedro: David Jessiman

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Pigeon at Sea with the voices of George Layton , John Telfer (R)
1.38 Near and Far: Now and Then
A History of the Kitchen. Part 2 Baking in a medieval peasant's cottage, a Tudor dinner where the food is a work of art, and a day in the life of Annie the kitchen maid in the year 1900 provide three 'windows' into the last 600 years of the history of the kitchen.
Film editor JOHN BUJJNGHAM Producer PAT FARRlNGTON (e)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Editor: John Bujjngham

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Owl at Home
Disturbed at his supper one winter's night by a loud thumping and banging outside, Owl opens his door to a very strange visitor.
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Songs of Praise

from St Christopher's
Hospice, South London

: Save a Life: 'A' is for airway, 'B' is for breathing

Presented by Dr Alan Maryon Davies
Would you know what to do if someone, maybe a member of your family, stopped breathing? This programme shows the simple life-saving skill of mouth-to-mouth breathing with Lindsay Duncan and James and Jana Newton.
(R) (e)
Book, "Save a Life: An Instructor's Guide", £4.95 from BBC Publications Video, "The BBC Save a Life Video" of all six programmes showing the full
ABC of resuscitation, price £49.00 plus VAT and postage and packing, is available from: [address removed]


Presenter: Dr Alan Maryon Davies
Guest: Lindsay Duncan
Guest: Jana Newton
Guest: James Newton
Drama written by: Leslie Duxbury
Producer: Jenny Rogers
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: News

Weather followed by Under Sail
The Great Mail Race
For one day each year the Baltic harbours of Grisslehamn and Storby are transformed. They're taken back to the days when the mail was transported by small open boats across hostile seas.
This annual event is known as the 'Postrodden'. Dressing in the style of the period and sailing in replica boats of the past, today's generation relives those times.


Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Cricket: The Bicentennial Test

Australia v England
Richie BENAUD introduces highlights of the fourth day's play in Sydney.
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Advice Shop

Fighting the Claim
It's one thing to know your rights. It's quite another to claim them - often in the teeth of bureaucratic or medical opposition.
Margo MacDonald talks to people who refused to take no for an answer and pursued their claims against all odds. They include a disabled man who fought for a mobility allowance, and the widow of a man who died of asbestos disease.
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Talks: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Marion Alunson
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.


Unknown: Marian Foster

: Poldark

A romantic serial in 16 parts based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
Jud is found beaten to death. Prudie is inconsolable, but finding 15 guineas in his tobacco pouch she gives him a lavish send-off, which is a great success until, as it seems, the devil takes a hand.
Directed by KENNETH IVES


Unknown: Peter Draper
Producer: Morris Barry
Directed By: Kenneth Ives
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Ezekiel: Gordon Salkilld
Jud: Paul Curran
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Tina: Evie Garratt
Nicholas: Nicholas Selby
George Warleggan: Ralph Bates
Constable Vage: John Blythe
Francis Poldark: Clive Francis
Elizabeth: Jill Townsend
Dr Enys: Richard Morant
Caroline: Judy Geeson
Mrs Tabb: Sheelah Wilcocks
Fiddler: Billy Miller
Potman: Sam Avent
First doctor: Stuart Campbell
Second doctor: Peter Rutherford
Pearce: John Baskcomb
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek

: Tomorrows World

: RKO Ladies: Katharine Hepburn in A Woman Rebels

I with Herbert Marshall
Elizabeth Allan Donald Crisp
In Victorian England, Pamela and Flora have been brought up under the tyranny of their strict father,
Judge Thistlewaite , who believes women should accept their inferior status. Flora bows to his wishes but Pamela, the 'black sheep' of the family, strongly believes that a woman should have rights too ...
Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by MARK SANDRICH
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Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: Elizabeth Allan
Unknown: Judge Thistlewaite
Play By: Anthony Veiller
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Mark Sandrich
Pamela: Katharine Hepburn
Thomas Lane: Herbert Marshall
Flora: Elizabeth Allan
Judge Thistlewaite: Donald Crisp
Young Flora: Doris Dudley
Betty Bumble: Lucille Watson
Piper: Eily Maylon
Aunt Serena: Margaret Seddon
Gerald: Van Heflin
Alan: David Manners

: Popeye Classics

Customers Wanted and The House Builder-Uppers

: Barry Douglas

Today, music by one of the greatest pianists, Liszt. First his Dante Sonata, a vivid piece written after reading the Divine Comedy. Then his transcription of Isolde's Liebestod by Wagner. Sound BRIAN SPEERS
Production ALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Brian Speers

: Horizon: Death of the Working Classes

If you are born into a working class family, from your first breath you are at greater risk of dying than the baby of professional parents. At all ages, death has a class bias.

The NHS has made no difference to the health gap between the social classes. Is the gap because of the way people behave - eating chips, smoking - or is it the result of poverty and deprivation? Does stress matter, and if so, what kind? Can unemployment kill? "Horizon" investigates the theories behind the shocking statistics and asks if the will is there to do anything about them.

Ceefax subtitles.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film editor: Jackie Powell
Written and produced by: Hilary Henson
Horizon editor: Robin Brightwell

: Clarence

written by BOB FERRIS starring
Ronnie Barker with Josephine Tewson Spring 1937
Clarence and Travers continue their trial period living together before deciding on marriage. Money is getting short and Clarence is forced to the labour exchange to find work.
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
Man at bus stop: George Ballantine

: Moonlighting

A two-part episode in which Maddie's impregnation leads to David's incarceration ... Starring with Cool, Hand Dave (1)
Maddie should have known better than to trust Agnes with 'the Big Secret', but once the news gets out, Addison's on his way to Chicago. Well, he would have been except for the detour and the sound of the men workin' on the chain gang. Meanwhile, in his mentor's absence, Bert gets to do the vocals ...
Directed by ALLAN ARKUSH


Written By: Roger Director
Unknown: Charles H. Eglee
Directed By: Allan Arkush
Maddie Hayes: Cybill Shepherd
David Addison: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley
Bert Viola: Curtis Armstrong
Arnie: Tracey Walter
Derrick: Rocky Giordani Sr
Evans: Tom O'Brien

: Split Screen

New Music
The world of 'classical music' might seem an unusual topic for Split Screen, but current trends in 'new music' composition can arouse strong passions in musicians and audiences alike.
William Scanlan Murphy , a music graduate and author, claims that 'many people would say that they don't just dislike what they're hearing - they'd say it wasn't music at all'.
Simon Emmerson , a composer and lecturer, responds that composers are developing a music which calls 'upon a vast variety of resources, some traditional, some experimental, some acoustic and electronic ... Let us welcome their new vitality'. Film editors
Both films have been made with the BBC Community Programme Unit


Unknown: William Scanlan Murphy
Unknown: Simon Emmerson
Unknown: Gerry Pomeroy.
Producer: Robin Gutch

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald. MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald. MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Cricket: The Bicentennial Test

Australia v England

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