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: Daytime on Two

9.20am Let's See Night Owls presented by GILLY GILCHRIST. For most people the night means being at home or going to sleep, but for some people and many animals it's a time to wake up.
Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN (R) (e)
9.40am Tutorial Topics Two's Company A two-part play.
10.00am Science Workshop Fish (A)
10.25am Thinkabout Bridges
10.40am The Brunei Experience
The Great Divide
11.00am Who - Me? Flare Up
11.20am Landmarks On the Road
11.40am Scene
Why Can't We Live Together? One in three marriages in Britain ends in divorce; perhaps more would if it weren't for the couples staying together for the children.
How does it affect the kids? Are their views taken into account?
Series producer ROGER TONGE (R) (e)
12.10pm Maths Topics Geometry (3)
Resource GCSE material in the form of animated sequences for classroom use.
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.30pm Seventeen Dean
12.55pm Inset. Mathematics When and How?


Presented By: Gilly Gilchrist.
Producer: Ishbel MacLean
Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: David Roseveare

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Music Time


: News

Weather followed by Watch
Health Education Teeth and Food.
Find out about a special toolkit that helps us eat food, and cartoon friend Kit helps in the war against plaque. Presented by Louise Hall-Taylor and Tony Neilson Animation MIREK LANG Song GEFF STEVENSON
Series producer JUUA DRUM


Presented By: Louise Hall-Taylor
Presented By: Tony Neilson

: International Snooker

Benson and Hedges Masters First Quarter-Final.
Quarter-finals are over the best of nine frames and this afternoon's match should see Steve Davis against either Mike Hallett or Tony Knowles. If it's Mike Hallett it will be a repeat of last year's final.
David Icke introduces coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre. including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Mike Hallett
Unknown: Tony Knowles.
Unknown: Mike Hallett
Introduces: David Icke

: Food and Drink

: Escape from Zahrain

Yul Brynner
SalMineo James Mason.
Escaping from prison in a strife-torn Arab state, a strange convoy of desperate men take a girl hostage and flee across the desert towards the frontier. Yul Brynner stars as a dedicated nationalist leader in this colourful adventure.
Screenplay by ROBIN ESTRIDGE Produced and directed by RONALD NEAME
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Salmineo James Mason.
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Play By: Robin Estridge
Directed By: Ronald Neame
Sharif: Yul Brynner
Ahmed: Sal Mineo
Johnson: James Mason
Laila: Madlyn Rhue
Huston: Jack Warden

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Second of ten programmes. Do-it-yourself science presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University.
Carol and guest Bill Oddie launch into DIY aerial photography using Bill's kite. Also tips on how to get started with this year's competition to design and make a working model in paper or cardboard.
Finally, Carol tries her hand at marbling - the appliance of science to paper decoration.
Designer JOHN BONE
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: for Paper Engineering Kit send a cheque/PO made out to Take Nobody's Word for It for £1.21plus39p postage(£1.60 total)to:[address removed]


Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Presented By: Professor Ian Fells
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: John Bone
Director: Hendrik Ball
Producer: George Auckland

: 9-II-5

As Britain goes into the 1990s, the world of work is changing faster than ever before. The work force is changing too.
Changing attitudes, life styles and new technology are revolutionising many aspects of our working lives. 9-11-5 discovers how change is affecting people at work. From office design to the changing population, the programme reports on the trends that determine our working lives.
Episode 4 of The Move goes behind the closed doors of the boardroom. The directors argue about the different benefits they should pay for relocation.
Executive producer PHILIP CLARKE Series editor TIMOTHY SHAWCROSS A DIVERSE production for BBCtv


Producer: Philip Clarke
Editor: Timothy Shawcross

: The North Sea

... And Man Created Holland Susannah York introduces the fourth programme in the series looking at the particular problems of Northern Europe's shared sea.
There's an old saying in the Netherlands - 'God created the world, and man created Holland'. This programme looks back at how the Dutch forged their country in a constant war of attrition with the North Sea, and at how today their scientists lead the way in evaluating the effects of Europe's pollution on their coast, particularly the unique breeding grounds of the Waddenzee. Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK
Series producer MARK SCRIMSHAW


Introduces: Holland Susannah York
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Naked Video

Second of six programmes. Helen is in between relationships, Siadwel is in hospital and Rab C. Nesbitt is about to hitch the ultimate lift.
All this plus the latest news from the Outer Hebrides
Broadcasting Corporation. Featuring
Gregor Fisher
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer
Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes. Music DAVID MCNIVEN
Script editor PHILIP DIFFER Designer IAIN MCDONALD Produced and directed by COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Rab C. Nesbitt
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes.
Music: David McNiven
Editor: Philip Differ
Designer: Iain McDonald
Directed By: Colin Gilbert

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about real lives - now.
Our Darren
Darren Lillywhite was 17, mischievous and high-spirited. He and his mates were a lively lot, always getting into scrapes around the village of Cranleigh, where they grew up. Darren had owned his prized Vauxhall Astra for just a few weeks. One August evening in 1987 he drove it into a roundabout and was thrown from the car. Now he is paralysed from the neck down and can do nothing for himself.
Darren has been at Stoke Mandeville Hospital for ten months, but his family is determined to get him back home. Terry and Marilyn Lillywhite have built a special extension to their house. If Darren makes it, his family, neighbours and friends will all be joining in the celebration. No one can help liking Darren. 'I don't feel bitter about it at all,' he says. 'It's like being born again, really....'
Narrator Jane Asher
Photography JOHN DALY
Sound recordist BOB ROBERTS
Film editor ALAN LYGO
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Darren Lillywhite
Unknown: Marilyn Lillywhite
Narrator: Jane Asher
Photography: John Daly
Sound recordist: Bob Roberts
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: TheTraceyllllman Show

Also starring Julie Kavner Dan CasteUaneta
Joe Malone and Sam McMurray. Tonight: Kay on Vacation. In which Kay adjusts to sleeping on the holiday bus. The Session.
The time is almost up for the shrink and Close to You.
A nightclub singer with a difference.


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

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show

Seven years on, the Falklands conflict still inspires artists, film-makers, writers and musicians to tackle the memory of war. Is their portrayal any less truthful than the collective news gathered at the time?
Tonight's programme reports on how the Falklands experience has been absorbed into our cultural memory. Director JAMES RUNCIE Producer FIONA MURCH
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Director: James Runcie
Producer: Fiona Murch
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

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