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: Daytime on Two

Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
9.30am Diez Temas 7: Decompras

9 45am Casebook Scotland: Change in the Cromarty Firth
This is the story of the development of the Cromarty Firth. Industrialisation, boom and recession: a process which took 200 years on Clydeside, took less than 20 on the Cromarty Firth. What have been the consequences for the landscape and the people? (R)

10.05am Look and Read Fair Ground: Ozzie Thinks Again

10 25am Around Scotland: The Freedom Machine

10.45am Storytime: Mrs Armitage on Wheels

11.03am Into Music
Repeated on Monday at 11.20am

11.25am Logo: Turtle Training

11.40am Let's See: The Cat
Hilary Lyon adopts a stray cat and sets about making a home for it. In the process various aspects of the animal build and behaviour are highlighted, including the strong predatory instinct common to wild and domestic cats alike. Hilary also discovers that people and cats have lived together for a very long time. Some cats thrive in the relationship. It depends on the circumstances!

12.00 Maths at Work (2)

12.20pm English File: Science Fiction: Visions of Tomorrow
The image of science fiction as only being about poorly characterised space heroes saving the universe is challenged in this new film programme.

12.55pm Scene Believe It or Not
Mention the paranormal and everyone has an opinion - from the believers to the sceptics. who claim 'it's all trickery'. Scene looks at the growing interest in psychic phenomena.


Commentator ("Casebook Scotland"): James Hunter
Producer ("Casebook Scotland"): Laune Stanley
Presenter ("Let's See"): Hilary Lyon
Producer ("Let's See"): Elaine MacLean
Producer ("English File"): Diane Morgan
Film editor ("Scene"): Ian Farr
Series producer ("Scene"): Roger Tonge
Producer ("Scene"): Sonia Palmer

: Pinny's House

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Philomena

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Walrus: On Approval

Sharmaine thinks that running a mail-order catalogue will be an easy way to make money - but complications soon set in. (e)


Writer: Christopher Russell
Producer: Sue Weeks
Sharmaine Peel: Deborah Harper
Vicky Barrettt: Karen Frawley
Terry Forbes: Jimmy Lambert
Wayne East: Roy Agyemang
Emma Clark: Joanne Palmer
Barry Clark: Sam Curtis
Sharon Peel: Juanita Waterman

: News, Weather; followed by You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. When Sheila speaks Hindi, Cosmo and Dibs are worried that they don't understand.
Song: Day oh (R) (e)


Director: Sue Aron
Presenter: Sheila Chitnis
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Weekend Outlook

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke and featuring:
World Cup Swimming Some of the world's top swimmers have been attracted to the Barnet pool in north London including Canadian Victor Davis.
ADRIAN MOORHOUSE could be tempted out of the commentary box to renew battle.
World Championship Boxing
Bruno v Tyson
A final word or two from Las Vegas. There's still time to put a fiver on big Frank! FA Cup Football
A round-up of the week's fifth round action, with the twin towers beckoning for some. Television presentation:
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Victor Davis.
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Mark Schofield

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Why Not Try?: 4: Fly Fishing for Trout

Harry Gration and Derek Law, an expert trout fisherman, invite you to come fly fishing. It's a 24-hour sport and infra-red cameras capture a few interesting and mysterious moments as Derek goes fishing at night.


Presenter: Harry Gration
Expert: Derek Law

: Tennis Legends

for the Fiat Trophy
Tom Okker (Holland),
Owen Davidson (Australia) v Hie Nastase (Romania), Dennis Ralston (USA)
More doubles action from this entertaining competition. Tom Okker looks back to the day he lost the US
Championship final but still took home the first prize.
Introduced by John Barrett Commentator DAN MASKELL


Unknown: Owen Davidson
Unknown: Dennis Ralston
Unknown: Tom Okker
Introduced By: John Barrett
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Watching

The hidden video camera watches nearly everything we do. Now the police are adopting video observation for our protection, and to catch the law breakers. Peter Purves reports on whether this increase in surveillance is really in our best interests.


Reporter: Peter Purves
Director: Tom Brisley
Producer: Rosalind Gower

: Holiday 89 Special

(Ceefax Subtitles)

: Whistle Down the Wind

starring Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Alan Bates.
On a lonely Lancashire farm live the three Bostock children. One day they discover a man hidden in their barn. He is a murderer on the run - but the children, especially Kathy, believe he is Jesus Christ.... Considered one of the best films about childhood ever made, the movie mixes humour and excitement to tell an engrossing story.
Films: page 18


Screenplay: Keith Waterhouse
Screenplay: Willis Hall
Author: Mary Hayley Bell
Producer: Richard Attenborough
Director: Bryan Forbes
Kathy: Hayley Mills
Bostock: Bernard Lee
Man: Alan Bates
Nan: Diana Holgate
Charles: Alan Barnes
Jackie: Roy Holder
Raymond: Barry Dean
Eddie: Norman Bird
Miss Lodge: Diane Clare

: Bilko: Cherokee Ernie

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sgt Bilko

Bilko discovers a treaty which gives Oklahoma back to the Indians. (R)


Producer: Edward J. Montagne
Director: Aaron Rubin
Director: Al De Caprio
Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: In Pursuit of Excellence

From Shakespeare and Darwin to Brunei, Rolls-Royce and the Beatles, the British have so often been at the forefront in the pursuit of excellence. As Nigel Farrell reveals, it is a spirit that is very much alive today - although not always in a way that is guaranteed to hit the headlines. How is it, for example, that the men of Kent lead the country in the production of giant vegetables? What makes the finest amateur musicians dedicate themselves to a peculiar perfection? And why are some of the biggest and ugliest insects in the world alive and kicking in Middlesex?
A Tadpole Lane Production for BBC South and East
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Presenter: Nigel Farrell

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale and Bradford with Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and John Kelly.
Every summer,
Maurice Arnold puts a big splash of colour into the middle of Bradford with his chrysanthemum trials for the Royal Horticultural Society. He explains how to grow perfect blooms in conditions that are far from ideal.
Plus plenty of ideas to help with all the jobs that need to be done in the garden at this time of year. Production assistants
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
Book, 'The Gardeners' World
Handbook' and video, 'Organic Gardening - An Introduction' available from bookshops, garden centres and BBC Enterprises.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Kelly.
Unknown: Maurice Arnold
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Unknown: John Kenyon.

: Style Monsters

Set in the monochrome bars, restaurants and art galleries of contemporary London, Style Monsters is a mattblack comedy for the 90s.
Felix and Ulla are the 'perfect couple', living in a vast white warehouse apartment surrounded by cult objects. But their relationship is as shallow as their obsessions with style and career. Original music by jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
Produced in association with Island Visual Arts


Original music: Andy Sheppard.
Writer: Matthew Bardsley
Director: Nick Turvey
Producer: James Dunford
Felix: Grant Russell
Ulla: Britt Morrow
Sam: John Markham
Amanda: Jeanette Driver

: Arena: John Cassavetes

Actor and director, John Cassavetes, who died earlier this month was one of the few truly independent movie-makers working out of Hollywood. In this tribute to an influential and innovative artist, friends, associates and fellow directors remember the man and his work. From his revolutionary "Shadows" (1959) which won the Venice Film Festival critics award he established a unique working relationship with his repertory of actors, including Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and Gena Rowlands. He said that he was more interested in the people he worked with than the finished film. In 1970 Cassavetes allowed a BBC crew onto the set of "Husbands" to watch him at work. The results, intensive, intimate, and sometimes frenetic, are included tonight. ("Husbands" is at 12.05 am)
Profile: page 21


Subject: John Cassavetes
Director: Tristram Powell
Director: Alan Lewens
Producer: Jo Lustig
Series editor: Anthony Wall
Series editor: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick

: The Late Show with Clive James

A series of discussion programmes in which two or three well-known people gather around a table to dispense wit, wisdom and ideas.


Presenter: Clive James
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Weatherview

: John Cassavetes' Husbands

A special tribute to the fiercely independent director, writer and actor who died earlier this month.
Starring Ben Gazzara Peter Falk
John Cassavetes.
Gus, Harry and Archie, thoroughly shaken by the death of a close friend, get very drunk and cannot face returning home, or to work. On an impulse, they catch a plane to London, in search of love, companionship and liberation.
Cassavetes plays one of the American married rebels in his own film about a quest for happiness.
Produced by AL RUBAN Written and directed by JOHN CASSAVETES
0 PROFILE: page 21


Unknown: Ben Gazzara
Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: John Cassavetes.
Produced By: Al Ruban
Directed By: John Cassavetes
Harry: Ben Gazzara
Archie: Peter Falk
Gus: John Cassavetes
Mary Tynan: Jenny Runacre
Pearl Billingham: Jenny Lee Wright
Julie: Noelle Kao
Leola: Leola Harlow
Annie: Meta Shaw
Red: John Kullers
Countess: Delores Delmar
Diana Mallabee: Peggy Lashbrook

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