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: Daytime on Two

9.30am Treffpunkt: Osterreich: 1: Eine Begrettung (e)

9.45am Politics in Action: 1: Election 83
The 1983 general election in the Edinburgh East constituency. (R) (e)

10.05am Look and Read: Badger Girl
The Secret Passage (e)

10.25am Around Scotland: The House (e)

10.45am Storytime: Nobody Likes My Spider (e)

11.03am Into Music:. The Sea (e)

11.25am Wondermaths: Programme 6 (e)

11.40am Let's See: Heads, Bodies and Legs 1: Heads (e)

12.00 Past Thirteen: Choices in the Third Year Choosing for What? (e)

12.20pm English File Telling Stories
Writer Peter Lovesey introduces - and interrupts - a dramatisation of one of his short stories, "Butchers".
Keeping the audience interested and guessing may not be as easy as it seems or reads! (e)

12.55pm Scene: It's a Wheelchair, Not a Pram
What is it like to be told when you're 14 that you will never walk again? Spinal injury victim Andrew has spent the last two years coming to terms with his disability and re-adjusting to life with family and friends. (e)


Narrator ("Politics in Action"): Alec Heggie
Producer ("Politics in Action"): Robert Clark
Presenter/author of story ("English File"): Peter Lovesey
Film Cameraman ("English File"): John Baker
Producer ("English File"): David Taft
Producer ("Scene"): Roger Fry
Series Producer ("Scene"): Roger Tonge
"English: File" cast -
Joe: Michael Keating
Frank: Jason Rush
Percy: Denys Graham
Sergeant: Charles Pemberton
[Actor]: Michael Gyngell
[Actor]: Maggie Lynton
[Actor]: Della McCrae

: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme
The Pieman and Piewife at Universal Pies receive the strangest order ever when they are chosen by the Planet Pi to make pies full of song for the children of Pi.


Devised by: Chloe Ashcroft
Devised by: Peter Gosling
Music: Peter Gosling
Puppets: Andy Hall
Series Producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: English Time

Into the Future
A look at different types of science-fiction story.
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)


Producer: David Meldrum

: News, Weather; followed by: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs are surprised to find themselves bullying a favourite teddy bear.
Transport song: Travelling on Water
Book: Avocado Baby by John Burningham and Honeycomb Animation
Presenter Indira Joshi
(R) (e)


Author ("Avocado Baby"): John Burningham
Animation ("Avocado Baby"): Honeycomb Animation
Presenter ("You and Me"): Indira Joshi
Producer ("You and Me"): Richard Callanan

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke from the Guild Hall, Preston, and featuring:
Bowls CIS Insurance United Kingdom Indoor Singles Championship Quarter-Finals
The world's top players have been in action all week in Preston, and this afternoon two more semi-final places will be filled. If the seedings are right, JIM BAKER will meet WILLIE wood , while jim muir may have an early chance for revenge against DAVID CORKILL , who beat him on the way to winning the Superbowl last month.
Rugby Union
It's England versus Australia tomorrow at Twickenham, scene of the tourists' shock defeat by London Division three weeks ago.
In a week when the Wightman Cup is again likely to highlight British shortcomings, GERRY WILLIAMS discusses Mark Cox 's appointment as the LTA's new national coach, and reflects upon a busy summer, which saw Steffi Graff win the Grand Slam, and the sport make a successful return to the Olympics.
Television presentation: Bowls KEITH PHILLIPS Edited by MARK SCHOFIELD
including at 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50 pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Jim Baker
Unknown: Willie Wood
Unknown: Jim Muir
Unknown: David Corkill
Unknown: Gerry Williams
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Edited By: Mark Schofield

: Glory Renewed

Today's rededication of the south transept of York
Minster, badly damaged by fire in 1984, marks the end of a grand four-year renewal. A monumental project in modern terms, but a mere drop in the ocean of this great church's 1,300-year history. For surveyor
Charles Brown and the team of dedicated craftsmen led by Superintendent of Works, Bob Littlewood , the restoration has been an immense task. Using traditional materials, it has been executed in perfect sympathy with the excellence of the master masons of the past.
One would not necessarily have wanted the opportunity presented, but having been given it - it's like being in a kind of relay race. For a short time you carry the baton of responsibility ...
Presented by James Hogg Film editor EDWARD CROOT


Unknown: Charles Brown
Unknown: Bob Littlewood
Unknown: Charles Brown
Presented By: James Hogg
Editor: Edward Croot
Producer: Patrick Hargreaves

: Laurel and Hardy in: Pardon Us

Continuing a season of their classic comedies Stan's over-zealous sales pitch leads him and Ollie to jail, where they meet a motley crew of misfits, including 'The Tiger' who has a plan for escape.
Films: page 26


Writer: H.M. Walker
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Stan Laurel: Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy: Oliver Hardy
'The Tiger': Walter Long
Teacher: James Finlayson
Warden: Wilfred Lucas
His daughter: June Marlowe
Dentist: Otto Fries

: Tex Avery Double Bill

Car of Tomorrow and Farm of Tomorrow

: Bilko: The Big Scandal

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sgt Bilko

Bilko's amateur attempts at hypnotism. (R)


Producer: Nat Hiken
Director: Al de Caprio
Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: On the House

Thirdofsix programmes What's new pussycat?
Pattie Coldwell looks at what's available in cat flaps. Rick Ball finds out if self-build is worth the effort as the Cures move into the home they've built themselves. Troubleshoot goes to Nottingham where Harry Greene helps Stasia French draughtstrip her front door.
What's in Store keeps you up-to-date with the latest in DIY, decor and design. Producer ANDREW MEIKLE
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill
Send factsheet requests to: [address removed]. Enclose £1.25 for double issue (3 and 4) or £3.50 for whole series (1-6)
ChequeslPOs payable to Housefax


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Rick Ball
Unknown: Harry Greene
Producer: Andrew Meikle
Producer: Stephanie Silk

: The Friday Report

Chez Nous
Forget the Spanish villa and the Tuscan farmhouse ... today's discerning buyer is looking just across the Channel for that dream second home. Houses in northern France cost a third of those in southern England - and the Channel tunnel will make holiday and weekend homes there all the more viable. With the British government advising on a code of practice for home buyers, Michael Delahaye goes to France with a family who are buying a house to discover if we have anything to learn from the French. Producer TONY CHAPMAN Editor COLIN STANBRIDGE
(Regional programme - for, variations see next column)


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

: First Time Garden

Second of six programmes Introduced by Geoff Hamilton Gay Search
Alison Hainey
How do you plan and design your own first-time garden, and how do you find the correct levels for hard landscaping - building the patio and hard-standing around the back door? How do you select healthy plants at the garden centre, and what gardening tools do you really need to buy? Answers to all these questions are given in television's latest gardening programme. Constructed over the last year on a modern development in Birmingham, the series traces the garden's development from a bare site to the finished garden.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Alison Hainey
Unknown: Jayne Savage
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King Eight exciting places have been visited for this new series. On tonight's show you can see tiny snippets of each and there's a competition. If you can tell where JK is in each clip, you can win a fabulous first prize. The second prize is a night out with JK, the third prize is two nights out with JK! Entries must be received by 8 November.
Plus entertainment, news and clips from the US, new hit videos from the American charts, star interviews, funny ads and new movies. PS - the first location is hot and sunny with palm trees, and JK meets
Rita Moreno, Tiffany and Pia Zadora.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor NINA TIMPERI
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Nina Timperi
Editor: Roger Martin
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Protecting the Children

Knowledge beyond Her Years A 5-year-old is said to have sexually experimented with her friends in a Wendy house at school. Team member
Dave Pettit is called in to find out just how much sexual knowledge the girl has, and whether she's been abused.
It is then his job to make sure that she and her sister understand what is and what isn't appropriate behaviour. Photography MIKE FOX Film editor CHRIS WADE Assistant producer SALLY ANNE LOMAS
Producer TAMASIN DAY LEWIS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dave Pettit
Unknown: Mike Fox
Editor: Chris Wade
Producer: Sally Anne Lomas
Producer: Tamasin Day Lewis

: Championship Bowls

CIS Insurance United Kingdom Indoor Bowls Championship DAVID ICKE introduces coverage of the last quarter-final.
Commentators DAVID RHYS JONES.


Introduces: David Icke
Commentators: David Rhys Jones.
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: John Bell
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Unknown: Huw Joseph
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Newsnight

: The Late Show with Clive James

A new series of discussion programmes. Four days before the American
Presidential election, Clive James bids farewell to
Ronald Reagan. With Edwin Meese , former US Attorney General and friend to
President Reagan for 20 years, American satirist P. J. O'Rourke and Christopher Hitchens , English observer of the American scene. Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ELAINE BEDELL
0 FEATURE: page 20


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Ronald Reagan.
Unknown: Edwin Meese
Unknown: P. J. O'Rourke
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Weatherview

: Championship Bowls

Further coverage

: Fatal Attractions: Farewell My Lovely

Film critic
Judith Williamson introduces i classic film noir. Tonight starring Dick Powell
Trevor Chandler 's great creation, Philip Marlowe , is authentically portrayed by Dick Powell - world-weary but not cynical. When the tough private-eye is asked by the simple-minded 'Moose' Malloy to find his former girlfriend, Velma, the search involves him in several murders, a terrifying drug 'trip', plenty of gun play, and an encounter with a femme fatale.
Screenplay by JOHN PAXTON based on the novel by RAYMOND CHANDLER
Produced by ADRIAN SCOTT
0 FILMS: page 26


Introduces: Judith Williamson
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Trevor Chandler
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: John Paxton
Novel By: Raymond Chandler
Produced By: Adrian Scott
Directed By: Edward Dmytryk
Philip Marlowe: Dick Powell
Mrs Grayle: Claire Trevor
Ann Grayle: Anne Shirley
Jules Amthor: Otto Kruger
'Moose' Malloy: Mike Mazurki
Marriott: Douglas Walton
Mr Grayle: Miles Mander
Lt Randall: Don Douglas
Dr Fonderborg: Ralf Harolde
Mrs Florian: Esther Howard

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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