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: Daytime on Two

9.20am Let's See Riddle-Me-Ree by CATHERINE LUCY CZERKAWSKA A modern adventure adapted from the book Radio Trap by JOHN ESCOTT. Three children help to solve a crime by working out a series of riddles. Producer PETER LEGGE (e)
9.40am Information World Just Ask the Computer
The last in a series of five programmes about information technology in everyday life. The 'clever computer' can crunch numbers and make decisions. But the human brain is not easily replaced.
Presenter CAROL LEADER Producer ROGER FRY (R) (e)
10.00am Science Workshop Analysing (A)
10.25am Thinkabout Noodles in the Air
10.40am Investigating Science 5: Measurement: Made to Measure Why measurements in science need to be precise and unambiguous, and why they need to be based on internationally-agreed standards.
11.00am Making History The Tudors
Mary, Queen of Scots
Why did Mary, Queen of Scots seek refuge in England? Why did Elizabeth put her in prison? What kind of threat did she offer Elizabeth between 1558 and her death?
This programme outlines the background to these questions, and poses a further one: what would you have done about
Mary if you had been Elizabeth? Presented by RICHARD BURROWS Producer
(Shoum on Tuesday at 11.35am) (e)
11.20am Landmarks Concrete
11.40am Scene
Mad about Motors
(R) (e)
12.10pm Maths Topics Trigonometry (5)
Graphs of sine, cosine, tangent. Negative angles. (R) (e)
12.30pm Issues
The Most Powerful Job in the world (R) (e)
12.55pm Inset
5: Looking Back, Looking Forward


Unknown: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
Unknown: John Escott.
Producer: Peter Legge
Presented By: Richard Burrows
Unknown: Jill Sheppard

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme by ROGER HARGREAVES Little Miss Magic
Narrated by Pauline Collins and John Alderton and Mister Daydream
Narrated by Arthur Lowe Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND and TERRY WARD (R)


Programme By: Roger Hargreaves
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Directed By: Trevor Bond
Directed By: Terry Ward

: Music Time

A town crier ringing his bell introduces the song Past Three O'Clock.

: News

Weather followed by Watch
5: The Ramayana Performance


Gawdy: Michael Burrows
Elizabeth I: Elizabeth Chambers
Cecil: James Greene
Mary: Amanda Walker
Bromley: Richard Williams

: One Man and His Dog

Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The trials continue in the Lake District as competitors test the close working bond that exists between themselves and their dogs. Heat 2 - Scotland The competitors:
John Paterson with York Jim Grierson with Mark and Boyd Mundell with Jen Producer IAN SMITH (R)


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: John Paterson
Unknown: York Jim Grierson
Unknown: Boyd Mundell
Producer: Ian Smith

: News, Weather followed by The Musk Connection

A fabled substance first brought to Europe by Marco Polo ... it looks like used coffee grounds, and smells like old stables. Yet men will kill for it, for it is three times more valuable than gold.
For more than 3,000 years musk has been prized in medicine, in perfumery, and as an aphrodisiac. It comes from a shy and solitary deer found in the remoter part of the Himalayas; its musk sac is its death warrant.
Filmed in eight countries around the world, this is the story of how, despite international agreements to protect this endangered species, a shady and often criminal trade continues to flourish - for pride and for potency.


Unknown: Marco Polo
Producer: Richard Taylor

: Dr Kildare

4: These Hands that Heal
The source of the epidemic is found and Irene is shocked by the discovery. But the experience also produces a kind of understanding between brother and sister.... (For cast see page 65) (R)

: Travellers in Time

Six films of early exploration introduced from the Royal
Geographical Society by the pioneer Antarctic explorer Duncan Carse.
1: Everest - The First Attempt (1922)
'Mount Everest is great and beautiful. Marvellously built; majestic; terrible.'
So wrote one of the first climbers to stand beneath the peak of the highest mountain in the world. Yet these early pioneers were to get within 1,700 feet of the summit: bivouac through a blizzard; get frostbite and windburn; and at the end of their tribulations, return with a classic film of early mountaineering.
Narrator ALEXANDER JOHN Producer richard ROBINSON (R)


Unknown: Duncan Carse.
Narrator: Alexander John
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Rock Athlete

Second of three films by Sid Perrou that trace the story of rock climbing. New Extremes
Peter Livesey , the Yorkshireman who pushed back the frontiers in the 70s, relives the criticism and acclaim of his great climbs. Producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH BBC North (R)


Unknown: Sid Perrou
Unknown: Peter Livesey
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Holiday Outings

A Summerhouse in Denmark Bill Buckley takes a ferry to Esbjerg in Denmark and joins families on a summerhouse holiday near the picturesque town of Ebeltoft.


Director: Anne Morrison

: Country File

: Korda Classic: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

starring Roland Young lalph Richardson iVhen a group of listracted celestial aeings decide to give in ordinary man the power to work miracles, they choose George Fotheringay , a mild little draper's assistant. Suddenly he is performing all kinds of tricks and receiving all kinds of advice, but one thing he desires remains impossible - the love of Ada Price.
This adaptation of an H. G. Wells story features many superb special effects.
Screenplay by LAJOS BIRO based on the story by H. G. WELLS Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by LOTHAR MENDES
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Roland Young
Unknown: Lalph Richardson
Unknown: George Fotheringay
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Play By: Lajos Biro
Story By: H. G. Wells
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Lothar Mendes
George Fotheringay: Roland Young
Colonel Winstanley: Ralph Richardson
Ada Price: Joan Gardner
Mr Maydig: Ernest Thesiger
Grigsby: Edward Chapman
Maggie: Sophie Stewart
Bill Stoker: Robert Cochrane
Mr Bamtylele: Lawrence Hanray
Moody: George Zucco
P C Winch: Wallace Lupino

: Maestro

Cliff Morgan
Welsh Rugby Union has seemingly been blessed with a succession of brilliant 'fly halves'. Cliff Morgan, who lit up the international stage in the early 50s, was for many the greatest of them all. Away from rugby Cliff became a journalist, broadcaster and broadcasting executive. He edited This
Week for Rediffusion TV and Grandstand for the BBC. But it is his voice which radio listeners welcome into their homes, presenting programmes as diverse as river journeys, concerts and Sport on 4. Written and presented by BARRY DA VIES
Film editor DAVE GOOD Producer JEFF GODDARD


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Presented By: Barry Da Vies
Editor: Dave Good
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Open Space

Dying for a Job
In Britain over 700 people are killed every year in industrial accidents.
Thousands more are seriously injured on building sites, in factories and on farms. Yet there have been cutbacks to the Health and Safety Inspectorate, whose job it is to police the system. David Gee , who has been researching safety at work for 15 years, talks to the victims of accidents and asks who is to blame for the rising toll.
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit


Unknown: David Gee
Unknown: Liz Jackson
Unknown: John Podpadec
Editor: Gerry Barwick
Producer: David Parker
Director: Ray Hough

: Top Gear

When police surveillance systems catch motorists breaking the law, the onus is increasingly on drivers to prove their innocence rather than on the police to prove guilt. William Woollard investigates this apparent change in emphasis.
Tony Mason reports on preparations for the Lombard - RAC Rally.
Chris Goffey drives the 440 - the new Volvo made in Holland and Tom Boswell tackles rust warranties - how much protection do they offer? Jeremy Clarkson visits a firm that pulls apart new Rolls-Royces, and rebuilds them.
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

3: Cartesian Dualism for the Fuller Figure
Dear Radio Times,
Spare a thought for us senior citizens. Give us something we can really enjoy. Unmitigated filth.
(Mrs) Jeffrey Barker
Sutton Coldfield , W Midlands. ALEXEI SAYLE replies: Who gives a damn what you think? Featuring Alexei Sayle with Morwenna Banks Angus Deayton
Doris Hare , Tony Millan Felicity Montagu Julian Pettifer
Beryl Reid , Harriet Thorpe Mark Williams
Designer GRAHAM STOREY Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER


Unknown: Jeffrey Barker
Unknown: Sutton Coldfield
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Harriet Thorpe
Unknown: Mark Williams
Written By: Andrew Marshall.
Written By: David Renwick
Written By: Alexei Sayle
Music By: Simon Brint
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes

I Want to Live
In April 1987 Kate Matthews was told that she probably had only 12 weeks to live.
'I'm just an awkward bugger - I've never done what people tell me to do, and to lie down and die is something I wouldn't do either.'
Mother of two teenagers, witty, attractive and full of drive, Kate simply isn't prepared to opt out. She revels in shopping sprees, laughs over malicious gossip and flies in a helicopter. With her two children, relationships are delicate, sometimes emotional. The future? 'I'm going to live until I die,' says Kate firmly. Photography NIGEL MEAKIN Film editor TARIQ ANWAR
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
0 INFO: page 92 and FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Kate Matthews
Producer: Joanna Clinton Davis
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Nothing by Chance

Tired? Tense, nervous headache? Then take Nothing by Chance with Gilly Darbey and add Keith Donnelly , whose songs and jokes kill 99 per cent of all known household germs. Thrill to their poignant protest number 0 Why Won't
Anyone Give Me a Record
Deal, recorded live in front of a coach party of disgraced Olympic athletes. Music and words by KEITH DONNELLY
Associate producer LES WARD Director PHILIP C. THICKETT Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Gilly Darbey
Unknown: Keith Donnelly
Unknown: Keith Donnelly
Producer: Les Ward
Director: Philip C. Thickett
Producer: Steve Weddle

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Ibiza 92

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