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: Daytime on Two

9.40am Lifeschool
Links - the Developing World Fishing for Answers
Can new technology help traditional industries to survive?
Producer ANDY WALKER (R) (e) 10 05am You and Me
Book: Meal One by IVOR CUTLER Illustrated by HELEN OXENBY Presenter JENI BARNETT (R) (e)
10.18am Music Time Dick Whittington
The original performance of a musical version of this tale.
With children from FITZJOHN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL. Presenters
10.40am Thinkabout In the Mirror
(R) (e)
10.58am Zig Zag
Winter Festival: Finland Finland is the home of reindeer, and according to the children of Punkisalmu School it is the home of Father
Christmas as well. COLLETON SCHOOL in Twyford links up with Finland.
Producer TOM STANIER (R) (e)
11.20am Into Music Christmas Concert
A concert with a Caribbean flavour. Listen to the music in the songs Island in the Sun, Christmas Calypso and Twelve Days of Christmas. Presenters SEETA INDRANI,
MARTYN GERAINT with LUCKY Children from
Series producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R)(e)
11.40am MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Patterns followed by Time Graph Presenter HILARY CLOUGH
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.00 France Francais Parlons Cuisine
Where do you find the best cooking in the world - and the worst?
Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
12.15pm History File
Twentieth-Century History
Stalin and the Modernisation of Russia. How Stalin's rise to power affected the Soviet Union m the 1930s. (R) (e)
12.35pm 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. Presenter ROB CURLING Producer MIKE DICK
1.00pm Science in Action Good Vibrations
Producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)


Director: Juuet Miller
Producer: Andy Walker
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Illustrated By: Helen Oxenby
Presenter: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen.
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Unknown: Martyn Geraint
Produced By: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Presenter: Hilary Clough
Producer: Susan Paton
Producer: Mike Dick
Producer: Robin Mudge
Frank: Jim Dunk
Sally: Vicky Licorish

: The Adventures of Spot

A See-Saw programme (R)

: What's Inside?

Pets with Floella Benjamin
Story: Sunday Afternoon by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storytellers Perminderpal Gill, Brian Jameson
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer


Illustrations By: Lisa Kopper
Illustrations By: Storytellers Perminderpal
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Landmarks

A History of Christmas
Children from two Suffolk schools put on a medieval banquet, tell the tale of St Nicholas and re-enact the Nativity. (R) (e)


Unknown: St Nicholas

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Slippery Snow
Slippery snow is a hazard for Jacko as he sets out to do his Christmas shopping. Presenter Vicky Ireland
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)


Presenter: Vicky Ireland
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Songs of Praise


: Town Portraits

Sixth of eight programmes
Washington, Tyne and Wear John Grundy looks over one of the country's best new towns, and asks is it a town, or a very superior suburb? Producer PAUL PAXTON


Unknown: John Grundy
Producer: Paul Paxton

: News

Weather followed by International
Pro-Celebrity Golf
The urbane and ubiquitous Terry Wogan enjoys his partnership with Lee Trevino , while the ex-England rugby captain Bill Beaumont joins forces with the strong man of golf Sandy Lyle , for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy. Peter AUiss watches a keen contest over nine holes of the Ailsa course.
Executive producer


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Peter Auiss

: Catchword

Anagram: 0 say a scene
Clue: Playwright (Answer in today's programme!)

: Blizzard's Outdoor Toys

The Dump Truck
Richard Blizzard shows you how to build a tough truck for those heavy construction jobs around the garden. Production assistant CLAIRE CHAMBERS


Producer: Philip Thickett

: Behind the Screen

Rob Curling with the latest on all things BBC.

: Charlie Chan at the Olympics

starring with Keye Luke
'Things like these cannot happen in Berlin,' says a very Germanic and extremely uninformed policeman during Charlie Chan 's latest caper, a chase after spies who have stolen a remote-control aircraft-guiding device. It begins in Honolulu and ends at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin where number one son is, inscrutably, a member of the US swimming team ...
Screenplay by ROBERT ELLIS and HELEN LOGAN Produced by JOHN STONE
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Keye Luke
Unknown: Charlie Chan
Unknown: Robert Ellis
Unknown: Helen Logan
Produced By: John Stone
Directed By: H. Bruce Humberstone
Charlie Chan: Wamer Oland
Yvonne Roland: Katherine Demille
Betty Adams: Pauline Moore
Richard Masters: Allan Lane
Lee Chan: Keye Luke
Arthur: C Henry Gordon
Cartwright: John Eldredge
Charlie Chan Jr: Layne Tom Jr
Hopkins: Jonathan Hale
Charles: Morgan Wallace
Capt Strasser: Fredrik Vogeding

: DEF II Behind the Beat

Luther Vandross talks about his new album ana penorms in concert from Atlanta. Mega-group of the 70s Earth, Wind and Fire, back together after five years, explain how the music's changed. Troop - America's latest singing/ dancing teenyboppers talk you through the motions. MC Duke gives his sociological rhymes on the state of Britain. Plus a trip to Harlem to see the weird and wacky contestants who enter
Amateur Night at the Apollo. Executive producer JENNY COWAN Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Luther Vandross
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Scene Docs

Young Vietnam Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam war, Vietnam today is not an easy place in which to grow up. Yet many teenagers are keen to play their part in rebuilding their shattered country.
Narrator David Yip
Series producer ROGER TONGE Produced and directed by J. EDWARD MILNER
An ACACIA production for BBCtv (First shown in 'Daytime on Two


Narrator: David Yip
Directed By: J. Edward Milner

: Perfect Strangers

Bronson Pinchot as Balki Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Tux for Two
Larry is delighted to receive an invitation to a swanky black-tie reception for a famous photographer, but having Balki as his guest threatens to expose him to considerable embarrassment....
Written by JOEL SALTZMAN Directed by JOEL ZWICK
0 FEATURE: page 102


Unknown: Bronson Pinchot
Unknown: Balki Mark Linn-Baker
Unknown: Larry Tux
Written By: Joel Saltzman
Directed By: Joel Zwick
Mary Ann: Rebecca Arthur
Jennifer: Melanie Wilson

: The Education Programme

Private Choice
At Broomwood Hall, London, parents pay up to E900 a term at a private pre-prep school which started with 12 pupils in 1984 and now has well over a 100. Private
Choice looks at what's on offer at Broomwood Hall and the free state primary school a few streets away. Private day schools like Bradford
Grammar are the other major growth area in independent education.
Maureen O'Connor talks to the headmaster, David Smith (also Chairman of the Headmaster's Conference). Series producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Talks: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: David Smith
Producer: Sally Kirkwood
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Prisoners of Conscience

All over the world men, women and children are imprisoned for their beliefs, ethnic origin and religion. They are known as prisoners of conscience. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, BBC2 is mounting a series of ten five-minute programmes over two weeks presented by famous personalities. The story of tonight's prisoner of conscience is told by Sting.
FEATURE: page 106 and WODDIS ON: page 104

: Reaching for the Skies

The last programme in this 12-part series
Narrated by Anthony Quayle The Adventure of Flight
Why do people fly? What is it about flight that has fascinated man for centuries? Pilots speak of it as a privilege. There's a common bond among them all. A dedication to excellence.
Some have called it the 'right stuff, others 'the touch', all talk of 'the freedom'.
Richard Bach , former test pilot and author of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull captures the essence of this adventure of flight.
Film editor PETER GOWER
Series producer IVAN RENDALL Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer TONY SALMON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Richard Bach
Unknown: Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
Producer: Ivan Rendall

: New Australian Movies: The Boy who Had Everything

starring Jason Connery, Diane Cilento
For a boy who has intelligence, good looks and is a top sportsman, John Kirkland finds adjusting to the rough and tumble of college life difficult. He cannot bring himself to submit to the idiotic humiliations 'freshers' are put through: his chaste relationship with his girlfriend and his concern for his divorced mother add to his burden. Jason Connery - playing opposite his real-life mother Diane Cilento, gives a sensitive performance.
Produced by RICHARD MASON Written and directed by STEPHEN WALLACE
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Jason Connery
Unknown: Diane Cilento
Unknown: John Kirkland
Unknown: Jason Connery
Unknown: Diane Cilento
Produced By: Richard Mason
Directed By: Stephen Wallace
John: Jason Connery
Mother: Diane Cilento
Robin: Laura Williams
Vandervelt: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Pollock: Ian Gilmore
Cummerford: Nique Needles
Kaplin: Michael Gow
McPhee: Mark Wignall
Afferson: Monroe Reimers
Bookmaker: Tim Burns

: Newsnight

11.15pm Weatherview

: Cameron Country

The second in a series of six outstanding film essays by the late James Cameron
The 730th Day of the Six-Day War
James Cameron returned to Israel on the second anniversary of the June war. He retraced the lightning advance of the Israeli army. Produced and directed by RICHARD MARQUAND (R)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: James Cameron
Directed By: Richard Marquand

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