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: Daytime on Two

9.30am Treffpunkt: Osterreich Studio Murz-Schuler machen Programm
9.45am Politics in Action 5: Living Apart, Working Together
Solving problems by co-operative enterprises. Narrator ALEC HEGGIE
Producer PETER LEGGE (R) (e)
10.05am Look and Read Badger Girl
Stripey the Superbadger.
10.25am Around Scotland Pantomime
10.45am Storytime
The Monkeys and the Moon
11.03am Into Music Christmas Concert
11.25am Wondermaths (10)
11.40am Let's See Christmas Magic
12.00 Past Thirteen
Choices in the Third Year Your Child's Choice
12.20pm English File Last of three parts
12.55pm Scene Love Is ...?
How do teenagers' views on love compare with a couple married for 40 years, and two lovers in their late 70s?
Film editor AMBER LANE
Series producer ROGER TONGE


Producer: Peter Legge
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Del Henney
Unknown: Eddie Carbone
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Francesca Brill.
Unknown: Stuart Mungall.
Unknown: Michael Roberts.
Unknown: Yvonne Bryceland.
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Pie in the Sky

A See-Saw programme (R)

: English Time

When the Bell Goes
A look at school stories past and present.
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)


Producer: David Meldrum

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
It's not easy to replace a lost peg doll from a fire engine; Cosmo and Jeni Barnett try to help Dibs.
Book: Winklet Gets Lost by EILEEN RYDER
Illustrated by STEPHANIE LANG (R)


Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Illustrated By: Stephanie Lang

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke Sporting Choice
Steve Davis and Barry Hearn are live in the studio for a special edition of the programme. The greatest
'team' in snooker have been let loose inside the BBC Sports Library. They pick out their favourite sporting memories, talk about their own particular sporting heroes, and cue up those moments they especially want to see again from the sporting archives. Plus a rundown of the main contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, with the result due in just over 48 hours time. Producer MARK SCHOFIELD
('Sports Review of 1988, Sundny, BBC1) including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Barry Hearn
Producer: Mark Schofield

: Catchword

Anagram: is no sir Clue: Composer
(Answer in today's programme!)

: Favourite Things

Lord Tonypandy in conversation with the late Roy Plomley
In his Cardiff bungalow, the former Speaker of the House of Commons talks about some of his favourite things. Producer MICHAEL KERR (R)


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Michael Kerr

: Handmade

Presented by Sue Robinson This week an opportunity to rub shoulders with the famous in the VIP world of -Silvia Mackenzie who uses fabric and paint to create portrait dolls. JR from Dallas and the Queen Mother are just two of the celebrities found in her sitting room.
There's a breath of fresh air with the ingenious kites of Martin Lester - a high flier in the international world of kite design whose birds, flying sharks, and winged Icarus, have become cult objects among kiting enthusiasts. In the workshop, the knitting project is completed and Sarbjit Natt begins work on a painted silk scarf using traditional Gujarati techniques. Designer MAY EAKIN
Studio director KRISTIN MASON Producer MARY SPRENT
Series producer DICK FOSTER (e)


Presented By: Sue Robinson
Unknown: Silvia MacKenzie
Unknown: Sarbjit Natt
Director: Kristin Mason

: Food and Drink

: British Comedies: Go for a Take

Reg Varney
Norman Rossington Wilfred and Jack are on the run from a gambling debt when they find the perfect hiding place - a film studio.
They hit upon a plan to solve their financial problems but unknown to them, a rival gang has the same idea....
Screenplay by ALAN HACKNEY Produced by ROY SIMPSON Directed by HARRY BOOTH
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Reg Varney
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Play By: Alan Hackney
Produced By: Roy Simpson
Directed By: Harry Booth
Wilfred Stone: Reg Varney
Jack: Norman Rossington
Angel: Sue Lloyd
Dracula: Dennis Price
April: Julie Ege
Generous Jim: Patrick Newell
Graham: David Lodge
First security man: Jack Haig
Second security man: Bob Todd
First director: Peter Stephens
Second director: Aubrey Morris
Suzi: Anouska Hempel

: Bilko: His Highness, Doberman

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko (R)


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

: Prisoners of Conscience

All over the world men, women and children are imprisoned for their beliefs, ethnic origin and religion. They have not used or advocated violence. In this two week series of brief portraits of brave men and women, the story of tonight's prisoner of conscience is presented by Glenda Jackson.


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.

: The Friday Report

Pills for All Ills
Half a million people in Britain are hooked on tranquillisers.
The Government has called them 'drug misusers' but they see themselves as innocent victims of addiction and prescription. The drugs have wrecked careers and marriages.
Now thousands are seeking compensation through the courts in what promises to be the biggest action of its kind in legal history.
Reporter Laurie Mayer Picture editor SIMON HOLLAND Producer DAVID HANINGTON Editor COLIN STANBRIDGE
(Regional programme - for variations see next column)


Reporter: Laurie Mayer
Editor: Simon Holland
Producer: David Hanington
Editor: Colin Stanbridge

: First Time Garden

Introduced by Geoff Hamilton and Gay Search
Once the lawn and hard landscaping are complete the new garden really begins to take shape and by early June it is time for planting. In a small garden it is important to select plants which will provide year round interest and, with cost in mind, it is just as important to plant them correctly especially in the heavy clay soil of the First Time Garden.
Most gardens offer a wide range of different growing conditions - dry shade, north-or south-facing borders and acid or limey conditions - so Geoff and Gay advise on which plants to use.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: Geoff Hamilton

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King St Louis
'Meet me in St Louis' sang Judy Garland but there is now a newer and bigger star resident there - Spuds McKenzie - a dog who advertises beer and has become one of America's most famous celebrities.
St Louis is the gateway of America where west meets east and there is a huge spectacular arch - one of the most impressive structures we have ever seen. JK meets Wet Wet Wet on tour, and Robert Englund , better known as Freddie from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. He also visits a gospel radio station and tastes a local delicacy - a brain sandwich.
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: Judy Garland
Unknown: Spuds McKenzie
Unknown: Robert Englund
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Roger Martin
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Arena

Clint Eastwood
The Man with No Name,
Dirty Harry and the other characters in the Eastwood repertory have dominated the box office for over 25 years. He has made over 40 films and directed 14 of them, invariably starring in them as well. With his new film. Bird, he stayed behind the camera to tell the story of jazz great Charlie Parker - a significant departure in Eastwood's extraordinary career.
Despite the commercial success of his films, critical acclaim has sometimes eluded him, particularly in his own country. Bird, however, has opened to rave reviews from all the American media. The Village Voice called it 'the best jazz movie ever made'.
Arena goes to Nevada to talk to Clint Eastwood about the new film and about his career as a director. He feels no resentment of the critics who are now reassessing his reputation. 'I survived them,' he smiles.
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Clint Eastwood

: Newsnight

: The Late Show with Clive James

Two or three well-known people gather around a table to dispense wit, wisdom and ideas.


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Weatherview

: Fatal Attractions: Shockproof

Film critic
Judith Williamson introduces a drama of love and suspicion. starring Cornel Wilde Patricia Knight
Former convict
Jenny Marsh is warned by her parole officer Griff Marat to break associations with her gangster friends. Advice which she fails to take - landing herself and Griff, who has fallen in love with her, in deep trouble ...
Directed by DOUGLAS SIRK
0 FILMS: page 31


Introduces: Judith Williamson
Unknown: Jenny Marsh
Unknown: Griff Marat
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Unknown: Sylvan Simon
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Directed By: Douglas Sirk
Griff Marat: Cornel Wilde
Jenny Marsh: Patricia Knight
Harry: John Baragrey
Mrs Marat: Esther Minciotii
Sam Brooks: Howard St John
Frederick: Russell Collins

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