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: Daytime on Two

9.20am Let's See
Scottish Specialities
The Atlantic salmon and the red deer - both native to
Scotland in the wild - are now being raised on farms. Director ALLAN JACK
Producer MARLANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
Getting to Grips with Racism In the Classroom
Presenter TERRY BADDOO (R) (e)
10.00am Science Workshop Hearing (A)
10.25am Thinkabout Cover Up
10.40am Investigating Science Prediction: If It Happened Once
11.00am Making History Local Studies. Workshops
11.20am Landmarks
The Rise and Fall of King Coal (e)
11.40am Scene
Refugees - You Leave Because You Have to
12.10pm Maths Topics Statistics (4) (R) (e)
12.30pm Issues
A Vision of the Future?
We've been brought up on a diet of good quality television in this country. But changes are on the horizon in the shape of satellite television - bringing us a bewildering array of new channels Will more television
Sably mean more choice? Presenter ROB CURLING Producer MIKE DICK
12.55pm Inset
Television in the Secondary Classroom


Director: Allan Jack
Producer: Marlanne Baird
Presenter: Terry Baddoo
Producer: Mike Dick

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme Little Miss Sunshine and Mister Bump (R)

: Music Time


: News

Weather followed by Watch
Clothes for Special Occasions The programme visits two weddings - one at Shepherds
Bush Sikh Temple and one in Westminster Abbey to look at how people dress for special occasions. presented by James Earl Adair and Jaye Griffiths
Producer JULIE CALLANAN Series producer JULIA DRUM
(Show on Tuesday at 11.00am) (e)


Presented By: James Earl Adair
Presented By: Jaye Griffiths
Producer: Julie Callanan

: International Snooker

Tennent's UK Professional Snooker Championship
Two places remain in the semi-finals and today's two quarter-finals will determine who gets them. Seven frames are played this afternoon. with a concluding ten this evening.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage from Preston Guild Hall.


Unknown: Guild Hall.
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: Rally Report

William Woollard reports live from the finish of the 1988 Lombard RAC Rally, with news and action of today's events from


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

: News

Weather followed by International Snooker Tennent's UK Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of the afternoon session of the last two quarter-finals from Preston Guild Hall.


Unknown: Guild Hall.

: Catchword

Anagram: driven to me Clue: Composer
(Answer in today's programme!)
Britain's wordsmiths face Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia
Designer: Pete Rinaldi
Unknown: Anne Mmr
Unknown: Alison Christison
Director: Justin C. Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Travellers in Time

Fourth of six films of early exploration introduced by Duncan Carse
Wings over Africa (1925)
For his trailblazing flight to Cape Town, the pioneer aviator Sir Alan Cobham took off from Croydon aerodrome in a primitive single-engined De Havilland biplane on a grey November morning in 1925. Ahead stretched a journey of some 8,000 miles - all dependent on that single engine - a flight which was to include the first aerial photography of the pyramids, landing among tribes who had never seen an aeroplane before and nearly crashing into the Victoria Falls when spray swamped the engine. At the end of it all, a triumphal welcome in Cape Town and a unique picture of Africa.
0 INFO: page 104


Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Sir Alan Cobham
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Grow Biz Quiz

Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh
What would you do with a hot bikini and is there really such a thing as a mechanical leek dibber?
Find out as Alan Titchmarsh returns with this week's edition of the Grow Biz Quiz, that unique blend of gardening, wit and humour. Dave, Della, Bernard and Hilda show that they really know their onions as they fight it out for a place in the final, 'helped' along the way by resident gardener and handyman Trevor Harrison as Eddie Grundy. Production assistants CHRISTINE PALMER and JAYNE SAVAGE
Researcher JULIA DURBIN Produced and directed by NICK PATTEN
Series producer


Introduced By: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Trevor Harrison
Unknown: Eddie Grundy.
Unknown: Christine Palmer
Unknown: Julia Durbin
Directed By: Nick Patten

: The Mumbles Railway

An obituary, with reminiscences by the late
Wynford Vaughan Thomas , of the Mumbles Railway, which for 150 years made its five-and-a-half-mile journey along the Swansea Bay from Oystermouth to Mumbles Pier. Directed by ROBERT SYMESSCHUTZMAN


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Directed By: Robert Symesschutzman

: Country File

Guest presenter
Brian Redhead , President of the Council for National Parks, discusses our scenic heritage.


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Atlantis, the Lost Continent

Anthony Hall Joyce Taylor
Demetrios, a young Greek fisherman, rescues Antillia,
Princess of Atlantis, from a shipwreck and returns with her to her island home. On arrival, he is enslaved despite Antillia's pleas to her father, King Kronas. Demetrios undergoes many ordeals before he can lead the oppressed islanders to safety. But the decadent, war ravaged continent is doomed ...
Screenplay by DANIEL MAINWARING based on a play by SIR GERALD HARGREAVES Produced and directed by GEORGE PAL
0 FILMS: page 35


Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Joyce Taylor
Play By: Daniel Mainwaring
Play By: Sir Gerald Hargreaves
Directed By: George Pal
Demetrios: Anthony Hall
Antillia: Joyce Taylor
Zaren: John Dall
Azor: Edward Platt
Sonoy: Frank Dekova
Xandros: Jay Novello
King Kronas: Edgar Stehli
Surgeon: Berry Kroeger
Petros: Wolfe Barzell
Andes: Buck Maffei

: Choir of the Year

The last of the quarter-finals of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition introduces eight more choirs, including two barbershop choruses.
Brian Kay highlights the different ways in which each choir prepares and presents its performance.
Lighting ROM MEAGER Assistant producer DAVID M. JACKSON


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: David M. Jackson
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Open Space

A Democrat in Search of Democracy
Margaret Simey has spent a lifetime in public service and served as a councillor for the Granby Ward, the heart of Liverpool's inner city,
Toxteth, for over 20 years.
Following the 1981 riots she attained national notoriety as chair of the local police committee. Exasperated now by what she calls our 'them and us' style of government, she takes this opportunity to reflect on our democracy. Film cameraman PAT O'SHEA Film editor MARTIN COOPER
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer MARILYN WHEATCROFT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit.


Unknown: Pat O'Shea
Editor: Martin Cooper
Producer: Marilyn Wheatcroft

: The Travel Show Guides

First of seven programmes Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor Turkey - The Aegean Coast The glossy brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. The hard sell is beginning. How can you be sure of picking the right resort?
The Travel Show Guides have the facts. Which beaches are clean, which are dirty. Which resorts are peaceful, which are like a building site. When is the best time to take a shower. How much is a meal. And why it is worth taking a plug.
John Kettley on the climate and natural hazards.
Matthew Collins on getting away from it all.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON • INFO: page 104


Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Editor: Martin Sandys
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: French and Saunders

A series of very light entertainment from gorgeous French and Saunders, full of dangerousness, star guestness and good old-fashioned fun. Starring Dawn French Jennifer Saunders featuring Raw Sex with Joan Bakewell and Squeeze
Musical director SIMON BRINT Directed by KEVIN BISHOP
Produced by GEOFF POSNER (R)


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Written By: Dawn French
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Simon Brint
Directed By: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: Geoff Posner

: 40 Minutes: Making the Grade

Music exams are ordeals behind closed doors.
Tonight's film gives an insight, for the first time, into this highly-strung world. Four candidates, all from Liverpool, have been rehearsing and preparing for months. Now they must perform before the visiting Associated Board examiner. Mark [text removed] is 7. His dream is to play for Everton. There's £10 from his Dad if he passes Grade 1 piano....
James [text removed] hopes to become a professional musician. He's set his heart on a Grade 8 distinction for trombone.
Robin [text removed] has been taking mock A-levels too. Will her violin playing suffer?
Peter Gayer is 33, and failed his first saxophone test. What chance has he in Grade 4? Under the pressure some excel, others falter. The final results are surprising. But it has been an experience they won't forget....
A Walberry production for BBC TV
Feature: page 26
Ceefax subtitles


Photography: Nick Hale
Editor: Beryl Wilkins
Producer: Frances Berrigan
Director: Michael Houldey
"40 Minutes" Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Tracey Ullman Show

A series of comic playlets
Also starring Julie Kavner Dan Castellaneta and Sam McMurray with special guest star
Cheech Marin as Ajay Patel Tonight: Meg's Shower
Nobody tells Tina what to wear to a religious ceremony. Foreign Exchange
Love blossoms when Ajay meets Ruby - the pork rind delivery girl.


Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Sam McMurray
Unknown: Ajay Patel
Produced By: Richard Sakai

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Rally Report

The remaining competitors in the Lombard RAC Rally left Harrogate at 4.30 this morning to tackle the final stages in the forests of North Yorkshire.
William Woollard reports on the day's events and talks to the winners
BARRIE GILL presents the action from today's stages and TONY MASON brings news of the survivors down through the field. Producer JOHN BURKILL
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: John Burkill
Producer: Tom Ross

: Courtney Pine and the New Jazz

Saxophonist Courtney Pine plays and talks about the new sound of British jazz, with performances from The Jazz Warriors
The Clark Tracey Quintet and Steve Williamson Producer JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: Clark Tracey Quintet
Unknown: Steve Williamson
Producer: John Archer

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