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: Daytime on Two

9.15 Job Bank: Turning Pro
Dreaming of playing football for England or starring in Top of the Pops? A young singer and an apprentice footballer show how hard it is to make dreams reality.
Producer JUDITH MILES (R) (e)

9.38 Lifeschool: Going to Work: Working Hours
'Unsocial' hours can come as quite a shock after leaving school. This film shows how youngsters in three different industries are coping.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R) (e)

10.00 You and Me
Cosmo and Dibs learn to communicate with a deaf visitor to the market. Sherbett the robot helps rescue a toy boat Barbara and Viviana, who are twins, have their hair cut. Song: Five Little Firemen
Film director SUE ARON
Studio director JULIE CALLANAN (e)

10.15 Music Time: Contrasts
(R) (e)
(For details see Thursday at 1.38pm)

10.40 Thinkabout: Getting the Message
The problem is that Sharon feels poorly and isn't on the phone. So the children rig up a do-it-yourself phone.
Producer PAT FARRINGTON (R) (e)

11.00 Zig Zag: Hungry Times: part 2
(R) (e)

11.20 English Time: Storytelling: Into the Future - Science Fiction
Science fiction encompasses a vast range of different types of stories: thrillers and fantasies; serious and lighthearted. Newsreader JOHN CRAVEN
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)

11.45 Tutorial Topics: Disputes. Parts 1 and 2
When Sarah's Gran insults her new friend it's only the start of a chain of disputes.
Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Producer DAVID TAFT (R) (e)

12.08pm History File: The Arabs and Israel since 1947
Events in the Middle East from 1947 until the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (R)(e)

12.30 General Studies: The Great British Diet
Nutrition experts and teenagers discuss the latest evidence linking diet and disease.
Producer CAROLINE GODLEY (R) (e)

1.00 Science in Action: Current Affairs
This week visit a New York neon light factory, make an unusual electric motor that shouldn't work but does, and find out how the battery of the future makes electricity from bacteria. Presenters TERRY MARSH, KJARTAN POSKITT
Assistant producer LAMBROS ATTESHLIS
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (e)

1.20 Pigeon Street
A See-Saw programme
Can I Have My Ball Back? (R)

1.38 Near and Far: Now and Then: Superstore
What happens in the supermarket when the doors have closed behind the last customer?
Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM Producer JUDY BROOKS (e)

2.00 News, Weather followed by: Words and Pictures: Money to Spend
A hard-working farmer decides to sell his cow.
Arriving too late at market to make a sale, he exchanges his cow for a house. And so begins a series of exchanges. Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Producer: Paul Mitchell
Presenters: Larrington Walker
Presenters: Clive Mason
Director: Julie Callanan
Producer: Pat Farrington
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: David Meldrum
Unknown: Deborah Harper
Unknown: Nevena Kaley
Unknown: Peter Armitage
Unknown: Marion Fiddick.
Unknown: Joseph Marcell
Unknown: Corinne Skinner
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Producer: David Taft
Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Written By: David Sells
Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: Terry Marsh
Producer: Robin Mudge
Producer: Judy Brooks
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish
Mike: Jake Wood
Jasmin: Flora Page

: Songs of Praise

from St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry

: Save a Life

A guide to emergency first aid presented by Dr Alan Maryon Davies Suppose someone's heart suddenly stopped beating - you would have just three minutes to save them. Would you know what to do? With John Arnatt
Venetia Barrett and Diana Rayworth
Drama written by LESLIE DUXBURY Produced by JENNY ROGERS and JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)
Book, 'How To Save a Life; £4.95, from booksellers


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon Davies
Unknown: John Arnatt
Unknown: Venetia Barrett
Unknown: Diana Rayworth
Written By: Leslie Duxbury
Produced By: Jenny Rogers
Produced By: Julian Stenhouse

: News

Weather followed by The Professor of Surgery
'The customer is always right. They are customers, or clients. If we had no customers we'd have no job. I sometimes feel like writing over the walls - "No patients -no hospital".'
An informal portrait of Professor Ian McColl at work in Guy's Hospital, London and Edenbridge War
Memorial Hospital, Kent. Producer CHRISTOPHER SYKES
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY


Unknown: Professor Ian McColl
Editor: Graham Massey

: Advice Shop

Help When Someone Dies
Suddenly you find yourself responsible for arranging a funeral. Would you know what to do?
For example, imagine you're a distant but only relative of a man called Fred - who passed peacefully away a few days ago. He lived by himself, had no savings, and left no will. So what sort of funeral would Fred get? Should he be buried or cremated? And how would his 'estate' be sorted out?
Margo MacDonald uses the fictional example of Fred to give a step-by-step guide to what to do if someone dies. Directed by JEREMY ORLEBAR
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Jeremy Orlebar
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 set in Cornwall of the 1780s based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
The birth of a son brings joy to Ross. But it is overshadowed by the threat of ruin; and the tragedy of a death in the Poldark family raises ghosts from the past to haunt Demelza.


Unknown: Jack Russell
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paul Annett
Ross Poldark: Robin Ellis
Demelza: Angharad Rees
Prudie: Mary Wimbush
Jud: Paul Curran
Elizabeth: Jill Townsend
Francis: Clive Francis
Geoffrey Charles: Stefan Gates
Dr Enys: Richard Morant
Caroline Penvenen: Judy Geeson
Lady Constance: Cynthia Grenville
Captain McNeil: Donald Douglas
George Warleggan: Ralph Bates
Unwin Trevaunance: Peter Clay
Sir Hugh: Christopher Benjamin
Penvenen: Patrick Holt
JackaHoblyn: David Garfield
Rosina Hoblyn: Peta Mason
Zacky Martin: Forbes Collins
Paul Daniel: Pip Miller
Charlie: Barry Jackson
Eli: Martin Bax
Mrs Tabb: Sheelah Wilcocks
Pascoe: Ralph Nossek
Travis: Adrian Shergold

: RKO Ladies: Carole Lombard in They Knew What They Wanted

also starring
Charles Laughton William Gargan
Tony Patucci , a simple Italian grape-farmer in California's Napa Valley, conducts a courtship by correspondence with a lonely San Francisco waitress. When his mail-order fiancee arrives at the vineyard, she discovers that he has sent a photograph of his handsome foreman, Joe. Nevertheless, she agrees to go ahead with the marriage but when Tony is seriously injured in a fall she turns to Joe for comfort.
Screenplay by ROBERT ARDREY Based on the play by SIDNEY HOWARD
Produced by ERICH POMMER Directed by GARSON KANIN
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: William Gargan
Unknown: Tony Patucci
Unknown: Robert Ardrey
Play By: Sidney Howard
Produced By: Erich Pommer
Directed By: Garson Kanin
Tony Patucci: Charles Laughton
Amy Peters: Carole Lombard
Joe: William Gargan
Doctor: Harry Carey
Fr McKee: Frank Fay
RFD: Joe Bernard
Mildred: Janet Fox
Ah Gee: Lee Tung-Foo
Red: Karl Malden
Photographer: Victor Kilian
Hired hand: Paul Lepere
Waitresses: Marie Blake
Waitresses: Millicent Green
Waitresses: Patricia Oakley

: Popeye Classics

The Hyp-nut-tist and Bulldozing the Bull

: Barry Douglas

Chopin's piano music covers a wide range of moods. This programme features his third Scherzo, his second Ballade, his first Nocturne and his Octave Study.
Production ALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Brian Speers
Unknown: Production Alan

: Horizon: The Greenhouse Effect

The temperature is going up. Britain may become warmer, but even wetter. The grain belt of America may get too dry to produce grain. In India, the monsoons may fail. Humans around the globe would face greater challenges than ever.

By burning coal, oil and gas, carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere. It keeps more of the sun's heat in, which is making the world warm up. And, in a chain reaction, sea level, crop growth and rainfall will all change. Can the Greenhouse Effect be avoided, caused as it is by one of the most basic human activities - the generation of power? As one scientist says: '...we're hooked, we can't stop'.

(Ceefax subtitles)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
Writer/Producer: Peter Ceresole
Horizon Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Clarence

Last in the series written by BOB FERRIS starring Ronnie Barker with Josephine Tewson Spring 1937
Clarence is beginning to get frustrated, not only by the bolster which separates him and Travers in bed, but by her lack of decision about marriage. They both find work at a big house in the village and Clarence decides on a walk in the country.
Studio lighting CHRIS TOWNSEND
Sound supervisor GRAHAM WILKINSON Designer JOHN BRISTOW Produced and directed by MIKE STEPHENS


Written By: Bob Ferris
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Chris Townsend
Unknown: Graham Wilkinson
Designer: John Bristow
Directed By: Mike Stephens
Clarence Sale: Ronnie Barker
Travers: Josephine Tewson
Mrs Titheridge: Gwen Nelson
Lady in loo: Damaris Hayman
Countru woman: Brigid MacKay

: Moonlighting

The conclusion of a two-part episode in which it's David who goes into labour! Starring with Cool Hand
Dave Maddie 's pregnant and doesn't know; Agnes and Bert are clueless and don't know; television executives are desperate and don't know. Nobody knows the trouble Addison's in, breaking rocks and singing those lonesome prison blues. With Maddie on his mind, can the boy break free before they give the part - and the paternity - to someone else?
Directed by ALLAN ARKUSH


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

: Split Screen

Staying Alive
Two spirited and topical films made by women who fundamentally disagree about the ethics of 'offensive self-defence'.
Lucy Irvine, author of Castaway which recounts her experiences living on a desert island, believes that 'in certain threatening situations a mild form of foul play is fair play ... and I would like to feel the law was on my side - even if I struck first'. To prove her point her film 'dramatises' several incidents of assault and defence featuring
Amanda Donahoe , who played Lucy in the film of Castaway.
The case against her is put by Irma Kurtz , a newspaper and magazine columnist who lives in inner-London. She argues that 'to live with a weaponin your pocket, evena mace spray ... is not to resist the villains, it's to join them'. Film editors
Both films have been made with the BBC Community Programme Unit.


Unknown: Amanda Donahoe
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Martin Smith.
Unknown: Jane Oliver.
Producer: Robin Gutch

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Producer: Mark Damazer
Producer: Liz Ramsay
Producer: Keith Bowers
Producer: Dominic Cameron
Producer: Eileen Fitt
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

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