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: Daytime on Two

9.20am Let's See: The Four Seasons: Winter.
Presented by JAN BATCHELOR. How the living world adapts to winter, and the story of a tricky journey, set to music. Music by MARTIN DALBY performed by PETER SEIVEWRIGHT. Producer PETER LEGGE (e)

9.40am Tutorial Topics: Disputes.
A two-part play (Shown yesterday at 11.35am) (e)

10.00am Science Workshop: Sliding (A)

10.25am Thinkabout: Rubbish Dump
(Shown on Monday at 10.40am) (e)

10.40am Investigating Science/Wonder Why...?
(Shown on Tuesday at 10.40am) (e)

11.00am Who - Me?: Lies and Accusations

11.20am Landmarks: Weather Watch

11.40am Scene: Young Hungarians

12.10pm Maths Topics Geometry (1)
Resource GCSE material in the form of animated sequences for classroom use.
Points and lines, triangles, quadrilaterals.
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)

12.30pm Seventeen: The Best Years of Our Lives

12.55pm Inset: Whose Mathematics?


Presented By: Jan Batchelor.
Music By: Martin Dalby
Unknown: Peter Seivewright.
Producer: Peter Legge
Producer: David Roseveare

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme.
If you were the wind, how would you blow, fast or slow? Go on - have a go!
With Carol Chell and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE
Executive producer


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Unknown: Martin Frith
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Music Time

Two in a Bar

: News Weather followed by Watch

Health Education Skin and Hair.
Louise Hall-Taylor and James Goode find out why we have skin and how cleverly it can mend itself. Meet Kit, a cartoon character, and hear a story about Havanna's hair. Animation MIREK LANG Music JONATHAN COHEN Producer DEREK BUTLER
Series producer JULIA DRUM


Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: James Goode
Unknown: Mirek Lang
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Derek Butler
Producer: Julia Drum

: Fly Me

Narrated by Eleanor Bron. The public image is glamorous - warm smiles and crisp uniforms, good looks and faraway places. No wonder thousands of hopefuls apply each year to become air stewardesses or stewards. What happens to the few who succeed? Helen MacLeod, from Dunfermline, and Neil Dover , from Durham, both aged 21, are two of the latest batch of 15 trainees to join British Airways. They've hardly ever travelled before. Now there's a demanding six-week course and a lot to learn.
(First shown in '40 Minutes If CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Unknown: Helen MacLeod
Unknown: Neil Dover
Written By: Lain Johnstone
Producer: Michael Waldman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: News

Weather followed by World Darts
Embassy World Professional Championship
Tony Gubba presents the highlights of last night's first two quarter-finals from the Lakeside Country Club. Commentators


Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Catchword

with Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Nozzers

2: It's Only Pain ...
The Royal Navy's latest recruits are two days old and about to face the first real tests of stamina and co-ordination.
They are under attack on all sides - from the pain of injections to the pain of the assault course - and they must pass the Navy's swimming test before they leave HMS Raleigh ...
Narrator Richard Denton (R)


Narrator: Richard Denton

: What a Picture!

Morgan Cross shares the photographic memories of interesting personalities. Jack Ashley , MP for Stoke South, talks about his journey from the factory floor to the House of Commons, and his struggle to come to terms with his total deafness.
Director DAVID NELSON Producer MIKE DERBY BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Jack Ashley
Director: David Nelson

: Food and Drink

: Where the Spies Are

David Niven
Francoise Dorleac. When British agent
Rosser is murdered by Russians in Beirut, MI6 is faced with the task of finding a suitable replacement. Mild-mannered Dr Jason Love doesn't seem to be the obvious candidate, but the promise of a rare vintage car proves persuasive and soon he is embroiled in the exotic and dangerous world of espionage.
Screenplay by VAL GUEST and WOLF MANKOWITZ based on a novel by JAMES LEASOR Produced by VAL GUEST and STEVEN PALLOS
Directed by VAL GUEST
9 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Francoise Dorleac.
Unknown: Dr Jason Love
Play By: Val Guest
Unknown: Wolf Mankowitz
Novel By: James Leasor
Produced By: Val Guest
Unknown: Steven Pallos
Directed By: Val Guest
Dr Jason Love: David Niven
Vikki: Françoise Dorleac
Rosser: Cyril Cusack
Colonel MacGillivray: John Le Mesurier
Agent: Noel Harrison

: 100 Great Paintings


: 9-2-5

This week 9-2-5, the new series about the changing world of work, goes on the road with a trucking company to discover how they cope with the traffic chaos in the West End.
If the delivery is just a few minutes late, the company is in deep trouble and so is the driver!
From the 9-2-5 office, a topical discussion on the issues that affect people at work in 1989. And in the second episode of The Move, the workers at
EPL go on a tour of St Neots in Cambridgeshire.
A new housing estate looks inviting but many staff are still unsure about whether to move with the company.
Schools, families, housing and travel all have to be considered before they can make up their minds.
Series editor TIM SHAWCROSS
Executive producer PHILIP CLARKE


Editor: Tim Shawcross
Producer: Philip Clarke

: The North Sea

Neptune's Children
Susannah York introduces the second of six programmes which look at our use and misuse of the North Sea.
There are those on the continent of Europe who see Britain and, in particular, its sewage as a major polluter. And although our great industrial rivers no longer spill their waste into its waters, the sea still has to cope with our domestic waste and garbage. But many people, like Scarborough's Sons of Neptune, are at last bringing about a sea change aimed at cleaning up our coastal waters. Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Series producer MARK SCRIMSHAW


Introduces: Susannah York
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: French and Saunders

starring Jennifer Saunders , Dawn French, featuring Raw Sex, with Robbie Coltrane , Lulu, June Whitfield , Ian Knowles Written by DAWN FRENCH , JENNIFER SAUNDERS Musical directors SIMON BRINT and DAVID FIRMAN
Directed by KEVIN BISHOP


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Ian Knowles
Written By: Dawn French
Written By: Jennifer Saunders
Directors: Simon Brint
Directors: David Firman
Directed By: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: Geoff Posner

: 40 Minutes

The Day I Met the Queen
Who was the distinguished stranger knocking at the door of the Cross Hands Hotel one snow-driven night? Why did everyone bow and curtsy as Mr and Mrs Grose-Hodge shimmied on to the dance floor? How did Pam Murphy solve the personal problems of her cows?
This affectionate film tells the story of memorable meetings between subjects and their monarch.
The Meikle twins were introduced to her over a fence in the Borders. With
Gladys, Beryl and Molly she shared in the romance of fully-fashioned stockings. And when Steve Bond crashed his fruit-and-veg van into a tree, guess who came to the rescue ...
Assistant producer CATRINE CLAY Photography CHRIS MORPHET Film editor GRAHAM SHIPHAM Producer JONATHAN GILI
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
• FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Pam Murphy
Unknown: Steve Bond
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Tracey Ullman Show

A series of comic playlets also starring Julie Kavner , Dan Castellaneta , Joe Malone and Sam McMurray. Tonight: Like Mother Spontaneity and Answering Machine.


Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta
Unknown: Joe Malone
Unknown: Sam McMurray.
Produced By: Richard Sakai

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: World Darts

Embassy World Professional Championship
The last two quarter-finals are played this evening and if the seedings are correct, the line-up should involve two ex-World Champions,
John Lowe (2) and Eric Bristow (3), with new seed
Russell Stewart (7) from Australia. Introduced by Tony Gubba. Commentators


Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Russell Stewart
Introduced By: Tony Gubba.
Unknown: Sid Waddell

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