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: Daytime on Two

9.30am Inset
Television in the 'SecondaryClassroom
Secondary-school teachers and pupils describe the unique contribution that television makes to the curriculum. Narrator GAYLE COLEMAN Producer PAUL ASHTON (e)
10 00am Trefipunkt: Osterreich Die Lehrlingszeit
Two apprentices at work and at home. (R) (e)
10.15am Look and Read Badger Girl
Panic on the Lake
Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
10 40am Investigating Science
Prediction: If It Happened Once
A look at the way scientists try to predict future events from observed patterns of happenings.
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)
11.00am Watch
Clothes. Clothes for Special Occasions (R)(e)
11 18am Wondermaths
9: Why is it getting so hot inside the Investigator? producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN (R) (e)
11.35am Making History Local Studies Workshops
Using directories, censuses, and buildings, a Birmingham school builds up a detailed picture of working conditions in the Jewellery Quarter. (R) (e)
12.00 Why? Because What's for Dinner?
Food is a key to the way beliefs affect everyday life. (R) (e)
12.20am Science Topics Biotechnology
Old and new ways of using microbes. (R) (e)
12.40pm Past Thirteen
Choices in the Third Year
Can Girls Choose Like Boys? (R) (e)
1.00pm Deutsch direkt!
A series of 20 programmes
9: Taking the waters is part of the German way of life and many people go to health spas for their holidays.
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) (e) Book £6. 95, three cassettes £4. 95 each and Notes for Teachers are available from booksellers. Software pack available, price £24.25.


Narrator: Gayle Coleman
Producer: Paul Ashton
Unknown: Margo Gunn.
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Asheik Madhvani
Unknown: James Marston
Unknown: Julia Millbank
Unknown: Nick Orchard
Unknown: Kieron O'Shea
Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Charles Colungwood
Unknown: Katie Herb
Unknown: Gary Watson
Written By: Andrew Daves
Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini
Zak: Christopher Lilucrap
Stella: Sita Ramamurthy
Voice of Hudson: Jonathan Izard

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Animal Fair

with Don Spencer
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Assistant producer ANNE DENEHY Producer BARBARA RODDAM (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Jonathan Cohen

: Outlook

The Book That Changed the World 5: Today
Presenters Gwen Ellis and Derec Brown
Producer RHIANNON REES BBC Wales (e)


Presenters: Gwen Ellis
Presenters: Derec Brown
Producer: Rhiannon Rees

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Book: The Walking Coat by PAULINE WATSON
Presenter Jeni Barnett (R) (e)


Unknown: Pauline Watson
Presenter: Jeni Barnett

: See Hear!

: International Snooker

Tennent's UK Professional Snooker Championship
Scottish prodigy
STEPHEN HENDRY is likely to be one of the four players in the last two fifth-round matches, which are taking place today. Introduced by DAVID VINE including at:
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Introduced By: David Vine

: Catchword

BBC2's popular 'brain-teaser'. Anagram: gore in bush Clue: soap opera
(Answer in today's programme!). Wordsmiths from all over Britain face Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Not Forgotten

On 17 April 1986 British journalist John McCarthy was taken hostage. Since then his girlfriend
Jill Morrell has led a campaign for his freedom. Penny Bustin reports on her struggle to ensure that
John McCarthy 's plight is not forgotten.
(First shown in 'Friday Report


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Jill Morrell
Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Advice Shop

The weekly round of news, views and practical advice. Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden This week:
Problems with Meters
If your home is burgled and money is stolen from the gas or electric meter you will have to pay it back. But is this fair? Advice Shop looks at how you can avoid paying twice for your fuel.
Also, tranquilliser addiction: where to get help and what the government and medical profession should be doing. Series editor CHRIS LENT (e)
For a set of programme notes, send a large 14p sae to: [address removed]


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden

: First Time Garden

Introduced by Geoff Hamilton and Gay Search
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: Geoff Hamilton

: The Tuesday Western: Pony Soldier

starring Tyrone Power Cameron Mitchell
Based on the authentic exploits of the early days of the Royal
Canadian Mounted
Police, this colourful western tells the story of one heroic mountie - Duncan MacDonald. In 1876 he crossed the border into
Montana and singlehandedly took on the job of forcing the Cree Indians back into Canada....
Screenplay by JOHN C. HIGGINS Produced by SAMUEL G. ENGEL Directed by JOSEPH M. NEWMAN
0 FILMS: page 35


Unknown: Duncan MacDonald.
Unknown: John C. Higgins
Produced By: Samuel G. Engel
Directed By: Joseph M. Newman
Duncan MacDonald: Tyrone Power
Konah: Cameron Mitchell
Natayo: Thomas Gomez
Emerald: Penny Edwards
Jess Calhoun: Robert Horton
Comes Running: Anthony Earl Numkena
White Moon: Adeline de Walt Reynolds
Insp Frazer: Howard Petrie
Standing Bear: Stuart Randall
Bryan Neeley: Richard Shackleton
Tim Neeley: James Hayward
Poks-ki: Muriel Landers

: Rally Report

Day three of the Lombard RAC Rally takes the competitors through stages in the Lake District and Northumberland's Kielder Forest before the overnight halt in Carlisle.
William Woollard introduces the action with commentary from BARRIE GILL and TONY MASON has the latest news from the teams.


Introduces: William Woollard
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason

: The Rock and Roll Years

The news: the Vietnam War ends, but there's no let-up from the IRA who launch three bombing campaigns in England. Watergate begins and the Cod War ends. The Arab/Israeli war results in oil shortages and huge price increases in the West. This, combined with a work-to-rule by miners and power workers, results in 'The Three-Day Week'.
The music: Sweet, Nazareth, Elton John , Roxy Music, Slade, Suzi Quatro ,
Gary Glitter , The Osmonds Research RORY SHEEHAN
Series producer SUE MALUNSON


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: Gary Glitter

: The Train Now Departing: The West

Second of six programmes
Highlander Callum MacRaild is an engine driver of the old school. His affection for steam has survived 20 years of working on diesels, and now he's back on the locomotives he loves. Steam trains were banished from British Rail in 1968. Yet today, on Scotland's West Highland railway, crowded holiday trains are steam-hauled through some of Britain's finest scenery. For driver Callum MacRaild it's a dream come true.
Written and narrated by Anthony Smith
BBC Bristol


Subject: Callum MacRaild
Written and narrated by: Anthony Smith
Photography: Nick Lera
Sound: Bob Webber
Film Editor: Jo Payne
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Food and Drink

Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden with food news, tests, tastings and the craftiest cooking.
The challenge: top chef and fashionable restaurateur Richard Shepherd is challenged to work in the kitchens of a busy Chinese restaurant for an evening.
All is well until his wok goes up in flames ...
The test: according to some, bacon 'ain't wot it used to be' - low on flavour and difficult to cook. Two viewers and a master butcher test it against bacon cured traditionally.
The tasting: the regular team is joined by Oz Clarke - they tip some wines for you to taste with them next week. Film directors MIKE CASEY WILFRED EMMANUEL JONES
Studio director PHIL CHILVERS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE A BAZAL production for BBCtv
For a factsheet send a cheque or postal order for 60p (made payable to BSS) to: [address removed] Details on Ceefax page 288


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Richard Shepherd
Directors: Mike Casey
Directors: Wilfred Emmanuel Jones
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Colin's Sandwich

Last of a six-part series by PAUL SMITH and TERRY KYAN starring
Mel Smith
Mike Grady and Louisa Rix in Night on the Town
Lighting director
Location cameraman ALEC CURTIS Location sound MIKE SPENCER Designer jo DAY Production


Unknown: Paul Smith
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Unknown: Alec Curtis
Unknown: Mike Spencer
Designer: Jo Day
Unknown: John Kilby
Unknown: Jamie Rix
Colin Watkins: Mel Smith
Jenny: Loulsa Rix
Des: Mike Grady
: Johnlangley Michaelmedwin
Travers: Andrew Robertson
Graham: Lee Cornes
Trevor: Tony Haase
Langley's secretary: Claire Toeman
Waiter: Paul B Davies
Elderly lady: Sylvia Barter
Yobs: Mark Burdis
Yobs: Adam French
City gent: Raymond Mason
Smokers: Kevin Allen
Smokers: Mmoloki Chrystie

: Who Shot President Kennedy?

Narrated by Walter Cronkite Can modern science and technology help solve the most famous murder mystery of this century? Now, 25 years after the assassination, veteran newsman Walter Cronkite focuses on those major questions, raised by critics of the 'lone gunman' conclusion, that relate to the physical evidence - ballistics, acoustics, photography, autopsy records. Could one man, acting alone, do all that Lee Harvey Oswald was said to have done? What of the eye- and ear-witness testimony that suggests there was a second gunman? And what of shocking, recent claims that wounds were altered to cover up a conspiracy? Startling new findings emerge in this special investigation made by the American scientific series Nova.
Producer/writer ROBERT RICHTER Photography BURLEIGH WARTES Videotape editor PETER KINOY
0 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Walter Cronkite
Unknown: Walter Cronkite
Unknown: Lee Harvey Oswald
Editor: Peter Kinoy

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Rally Report

Action from day three of the Lombard RAC Rally.

: The Val Lewton Season: The Curse of the Cat People

The second in a short season of films from the special RKO production unit, headed by Val Lewton starring Simone Simon Kent Smith
Draughtsman Oliver Reed is disturbed because his 7-year-old daughter, Amy, lives in a dream world of her own. The child 'invents' a secret companion who appears to be Oliver's first wife, Irena. But is Irena merely a figment of Amy's imagination?
Screenplay by DEWITT BODEEN Produced by VAL LEWTON
0 FILMS: page 35


Unknown: Val Lewton
Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: Kent Smith
Unknown: Draughtsman Oliver Reed
Play By: Dewitt Bodeen
Produced By: Val Lewton
Directed By: Gunther von Fritsch
Irena: Simone Simon
Oliver Reed: Kent Smith
Alice Reed: Jane Randolph
Amy: Ann Carter
Barbara: Elizabeth Russell
Julia Farren: Julia Dean
Miss Callahan: Eve March
Captain of the Guard: Erford Gage
Edward: Sir Lancelot

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