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: Daytime on Two

9.35 Des le début A resource series for video-recording, to support the teaching of basic skills in French.
Dealing with Money
Talking about yourself (R) (e)
9.52 Making History
The Middle Ages: The Traders (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Tracks (A)
10.38 The Brunei Experience A Hefty Problem
11.00 Thinkabout
Getting the Message
11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then Superstore
11.35 Scene
Getting In (2)
12.05pm Science Topics Food and Population
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.25 Issues Programme 6
What's really happening? What's behind it?
A current affairs series that takes an in-depth look into a major issue of the week.
Presented by BOB CURLING (e)
12.50 Inset Science Programme 5
1.20 Hokey Cokey A See-Saw programme with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer (R)
1.38 Music Time Contrasts
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with DICK MORGAN (oboe) JOHN HARLE (clarinet)
Producer uz BENNETT (R) (e)
2.00 News
Weather followed by Watch
The Elements
Under the Earth: Urban
What lies under our towns and cities?
Tony and Louise find out about the pipes that lead from bathrooms into the sewers beneath and sing Hole in the Ground.
Tony discovers what it feels like to go into a hole in the ground when he sits with a London Underground tube-train driver. Presented by LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR and TONY NEILSON
Series producer JULIA DRUM (R) (e)


Producer: Peter Bratt
Presented By: Bob Curling
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Oboe: Dick Morgan
Clarinet: John Harle
Presented By: Louise Hall-Taylor
Presented By: Tony Neilson

: Antiques Roadshow


: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Tree of Thorns
The thorny acacia tree is home, food, shade and hunting ground for many African creatures. The struggle from seedling to thorn bush over more than a century is a story of survival. Its interaction with animals like the elephant, the giraffe and even the beetle is reshaping the African bush. Narrator Barry Paine Produced by BARRY PAINE BBC Bristol (R)


Produced By: Barry Paine

: Catchword

Presented by Paul Coia


Presented By: Paul Coia

: Day Out

with Angela Rippon
A tour of the West Country In and Around Gloucester
Angela finds Roman remains, a unique board game from Norman times, a portable ship's foghorn, a collection of commercial packaging and a 17th-century water garden. She also joins in a flying demonstration at a falconry centre and attempts a run on the longest dry ski-slope in the country.


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Producer: Paul Smith

: Best of Brass

with Gerald Harrison
In this, the eighth concert, Best of Brass welcomes back the finalists of the original series,
Desford Colliery Dowty Band conducted by Howard Snell and IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band conducted by Ray Farr from
The Assembly Rooms, Derby Send in the title of your favourite piece from the series to: Best of Brass BBCtv, Wood Lane , London W12 7RJ


Unknown: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Howard Snell
Conducted By: Ray Farr
Unknown: Wood Lane

: Holiday 88


: Battlestar Galactica

and in Take the Celestra
At an award ceremony for Kronus, Starbuck is unexpectedly reunited with Aurora, his long-lost love. Pursuing her to the space ship Celestra, he becomes embroiled in a struggle for control of the ship. Written by JIM CARLSON. TERRENCE MCDONNELL Directed by DAN HALLER


Written By: Jim Carlson.
Written By: Terrence McDonnell
Directed By: Dan Haller
Adama: Lome Greene
Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Kronus: Paul Fix

: Popeye Classics

Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive; You Gotta Be a Football Hero

: Cover to Cover

Talking to Jill Neville this week are New Journalism's creator, Tom Wolfe , about his first novel The Bonfire of the Vanities; poet and novelist Michelle Roberts , and Malcolm Bradbury about his anthology Modern British Short Stories.
Also discussed, a novel about the fragmented lives of three American Indian women. Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Executive producer MGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROSEMARY BOWEN-JONES Book details on Ceefax page 289


Unknown: Jill Neville
Unknown: Tom Wolfe
Unknown: Michelle Roberts
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Chris Wilson

: The Education Programme

with Linda Alexander and Martin Young
Language teaching in Britain's schools has seen a steady but significant revolution in the last decade. Yet almost two thirds of British schoolchildren give up languages at 14. The proposed national curriculum means that all children must in future learn a language up to 16. But can they? And will teachers be able to cope? Producer TERRY DOYLE Editor PETER RIDING (e)


Unknown: Linda Alexander
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Out of Court

Presented by David Jessel and Sue Cook
As the Criminal Justice Bill nears the end of its passage through parliament,
Mrs Thatcher 's social revolution is reaching out into the legal world. Is the enthusiastic
Promotion of law and order and the shift towards
Personal responsibility for crime a move long overdue, or a threat to civil liberties? Film reporter ED BOYLE
Assistant producer ANDREA MICHELL Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Sue Cook
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Andrea Michell
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: World Winter Games for the Disabled

The fourth winter games have just taken place in Innsbruck, Austria and Include Alpine and Nordic ski-ing and sledging.
Cliff Morgan was with the British team and their guides, and watched them take part with fellow disabled athletes from all over the world. Producer TERRY LONG


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Terry Long

: Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy

by DAVID NOBBS starring Peter Blake and Malcolm Storry with Arbel Jones and Elizabeth Mickery
With his abnormal load of dogfood safely delivered from Hull to Carmarthen, Dan spends the evening there furthering his relationship with the warm and sensuous 'Myfanwy'. Aubrey, having transported 40,000 tins of 'Doggy Dins' - and not one dented - from Carmarthen to Hull, discovers that the passion he has for his new-found friend, Helen, is almost as great as his desire to become a winning contestant on Mastermind.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Studio lighting TERRY BRETT Studio sound LEN SHOREY
Designer ANDREW HOWE DAVIES Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Peter Blake
Unknown: Malcolm Storry
Unknown: Arbel Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Mickery
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Terry Brett
Designer: Andrew Howe
Aubrey: Peter Blake
Dan: Malcolm Storry
Gwyneth: Arbel Jones
Helen: Elizabeth Mickery
Waitress: Elaine Banham

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about our lives - now
Changing Places
'We've been told to watch out for pinko, leftist, gay-lib, one earring-wearing teachers....' Mark [text removed] is a sixth-former at Rugby, a famous public school. It is the setting of Tom Brown 's Schooldays.
He's one of ten boys and girls from Rugby and ten from a comprehensive school,
Ruffwood, who for two weeks change places.
Ruffwood is a successful comprehensive in Kirkby, on the edge of Liverpool, where unemployment is high and opportunities are few. Rugby is steeped in tradition and rich in facilities. Parents pay fees of at least E6,600 a year. What will the Merseyside students make of the cadet force, chapel and May ball? How will the public-school pupils react to fish and chips in Kirkby?
The boys and girls from
Rugby and Ruffwood will glimpse a world that is unknown to them - can the barriers of class and wealth be overcome?
Photography PHILIP BONHAM CARTER Film editor JIM LATHAM Assistant producer
● FEATURE: page 12 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Mark [text removed]
Unknown: Tom Brown
Editor: Jim Latham

: Now-Something Else - Again

The last in the series featuring Rory Bremner with Sara Crowe , John Dowie Steve Steen , Jim Sweeney Written by BARRY CRYER JOHN DOWIE , STEVE PUNT
Script associate JOHN LANGDON


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Sara Crowe
Unknown: John Dowie
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: John Dowie
Written By: Steve Punt
Unknown: Pete Sinclair.
Unknown: Steve Steen
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: John Langdon
Music By: Simon Brint.
Music By: Steve Brown
Director: Marcus Mortimer

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with international reports by David Sells , Charles Wheeler Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Previewing daytime programmes
A BBC/Open University production

: Open University

Of Metals and Men
Man's experience with metals mirrors the discoveries which formed the basis of chemistry today. Producer JOHN SIMMONS (R)


Producer: John Simmons

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