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: Open University

Light in Search of a Model

: Daytime on Two

9.45am Update Europe Norwegian Oil
(e)
10.05am Provision for
Hearing-Impaired Children. Who- ME? Secrets
(e)
10.25am Look, Look and Look Again
Finding the View
(e)
10.45am Storytime
The Magic Birthday Cake
(e)
U-OOarn Living Decisions Home Economics. INSET
(e)
11.25am The Geography Programme
What Ice Did to the Land
(e)
11.45am Mindstretchers Progress Reports AtoB
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on, with suggested solutions.
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.50am Micro Mindstretchers Using the Computer: Progress Reports
Desk-Top Publishing
A visit to Garfield Primary
School to see how they used a micro-computer to produce their own school newspaper.
Presented by CAROL VORDERMAN Producer GEORGE AUCKLAND (R) (e)
12.00 Job Bank Garage Jobs
(e)
12.20pm Media File
Television and the Election: a Balancing Act
1: Whose Agenda?
Narrated by ROB CURLING
In a glimpse behind the scenes in the BBC news room, during the 1987 election campaign, watch the editors and producers juggle with the news stories to meet the sometimes conflicting demands of political balance, audience appreciation and programme duration. Producer DAVID taft (R) (e)
12.55pm Scene
Personal View: Paul Gambaccini Throughout the world thousands of people are imprisoned, tortured and even executed because of their political or religious beliefs.
But why should this concern us? Radio disc jockey
Paul Gambaccini tells Scene why he cares about human rights and what he is doing to campaign on behalf of the repressed.
Series producer ROGER TONGE Producer CAS LESTER
(e)

Contributors

Producer: Edward Hayward
Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Producer: George Auckland
Unknown: Rob Curling
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Roger Tonge
Producer: Cas Lester

: Pinny's House

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball.
The white kitten with green eyes returns.
Today Philomena takes singing lessons. Animation
SEMAFOR STUDIOS FILM POLSKI
English adaptation ROBIN HALDANE Producer GREG CHILDS (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Ball.
English adaptation: Robin Haldane
Producer: Greg Childs

: Walrus

Happy Families
Presenter Leo Aylen looks at the word 'families' and tracks words in today's Wordtrack quiz.
Series producer MORTON SURGUY Producer JUDITH MILES (R) (e)

Contributors

Presenter: Leo Aylen
Producer: Morton Surguy
Producer: Judith Miles

: News, Weather followed by: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo and Dibs make a wish. Song: I Wish I Was a Bird Up in a Tree. Presenter Harry Towb
(R) (e)

Contributors

Presenter: Harry Towb
Film Director: Sue Aron
Producer: Nicci Crowther

: Weekend Outlook

: World Snooker

World Professional Snooker Championship Round 2
An afternoon's potting hosted by David Icke , but it's definitely not Gardeners' World. Round 2 continues with news of the morning's play, plus live and recorded action featuring, among others, Steve Davis , Mike Hallett , Tony Knowles and Jimmy White , unless there's been an upset of course. Commentators
TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON
Producers KEITH PHILLIPS
MIKE ADLEY. PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE including at
3.00pm News and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Mike Hallett
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The King of Instruments

Introduced by Gillian Weir.
The second programme is set amid the Rococo splendour of Ottobeuren Abbey in Bavaria which possesses a pair of 18th-century instruments by a local builder, Riepp. Gillian Weir demonstrates the larger of the two and is joined by Huw Tregelles Williams in a duet for two organs. Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer HEFIN OWEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Gillian Weir.
Unknown: Riepp. Gillian
Unknown: Huw Tregelles Williams
Unknown: Stan Jones
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Producer: Hefin Owen

: Jerry Lewis in It's Only Money

I also starring
Zachary Scott Mae Questel.
Lester is a TV repair man who dreams of becoming a private detective. His big chance comes when he hears about a reward for locating the missing heir to a billion dollar electronics empire. But Lester is closer to the lost relation than he realises ...
Screenplay by JOHN FENTON MURRAY Produced by PAUL JONES
Directed by FRANK TASHUN
● FILMS: page 32

Contributors

Unknown: Zachary Scott
Unknown: Mae Questel.
Unknown: John Fenton Murray
Produced By: Paul Jones
Directed By: Frank Tashun
Lester March: Jerry Lewis
Gregory: Zachary Scott
Wanda Paxton: Joan O'Brien
Cecilia Albright: Mae Questel
Pete Flint: Jesse White
Leopold: Jack Weston

: 25 Years of BBC2

The first programmes on the channel were shown 25 years ago today...

: Bilko: Bilko and the Colonel's Secretary

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sgt Bilko

Sgt Bilko handpicks the Wac to replace Col Hall's secretary, a move he soon wishes he had never made. (R)

Contributors

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

: The Gap

Thirty years ago the M1 was built through Northamptonshire and alongside it, Britain's first and probably most famous motorway service station, Watford Gap, opened with four sets of pumps and a garden shed.
The Gap is an entertaining glimpse of life, by day and night, of the people who pass through and work in this strangely isolated community. TV stars, eccentrics, the rich, the poor and the foreign are all to be seen at this motorway equivalent of Piccadilly Circus.
BBC South and East-Norwich (R) (Regional programme - for variations see below)

Contributors

Photography: Alan Neale
Executive Producer: Robert Bufton
Producer: Ian Lilley

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank.
The Victorians have certainly taught us a thing or two about gardening and where more so than in vegetable growing. This week, the Gardeners' World team are joined by Victorian Kitchen
Garden expert Harry Dodson who casts a critical eye over the Barnsdale vegetable plot and shows how to step on the right road to prize-winning melons. Plus lots of up-to-the-minute advice on how to succeed in your garden.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 BOOK: The Gardeners' World Handbook, price £4. 95
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening an introduction: price £9.99, available from bookshops, garden centres and BBC Enterprises
0 GARDENING: page 107
0 MY KIND OF DAY: page 118

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown: Harry Dodson

: Rory Bremner

Part 4 of the comedy series in which Rory and his team look at centre party politics and discover something old, something new, something borrowed and Mrs Thatcher. With John Bird, Steve Nallon (aka Margaret Thatcher ), Enn Reitel and Steve Brown
(at the piano).
Written by RORY BREMNER, GEOFFREY ATKINSON, STEVE PUNT, JOHN BIRD and Kim FULLER
Script editor JOHN LANGDON Make-up LESLEY HOLMES
Sound supervisor MIKE MCCARTHY Lighting GRAHAM RIMMINGTON Designer HARRY BANKS Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown
Written By: Rory Bremner.
Written By: Geoffrey Atkinson
Unknown: Lesley Holmes
Unknown: Mike McCarthy
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: Arena

The Other Graham Greene
'Everybody in the world, so they say, has a double'
GRAHAM GREENE ,
The Human Factor
For some 25 years the author Graham Greene found himself the victim of a bizarre masquerade. A man calling himself Graham Greene opened hotels in Jamaica, courted high society in the south of France and was entertained in India by tea planters convinced that he was the real author. The other Graham Greene has left few traces behind, letters and the occasional photo, collected over the years by Graham Greene like clues from one of his own thrillers. But is 'the other' perhaps a decoy, invented by the secretive Greene to confuse and deceive his chosen biographer Norman Sherry ? On the 25th anniversary of BBC2 Greene himself joins Arena on the trail of his
Doppelganger, in a search for the real Graham Greene. Film cameramen
REMI ADEFARASIN. JOHN DALY Research JANE BYWATERS Film editor PHILIP KLOSS
Executive producer ANTHONY WALL Director NIGEL FINCH
0 FEATURE: page 102

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Norman Sherry
Unknown: Graham Greene.
Editor: Philip Kloss
Director: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Reporters NICK CLARKE , CHRIS LOWE , DAVID COSS ,
GAVIN ESLER , OLENKA FRENKIEL,
MARGARET GILMORE , WESLEY
KERR, PETER MARSHALL ,
JULIAN O'HALLORAN , DAVID
SELLS, RUPERT SEGAR ,
SARAH SPILLER , FRANCINE STOCK,
DAVID TINDALL , JANET TREWIN ,
CHARLES WHEELER.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporters: Nick Clarke
Reporters: Chris Lowe
Reporters: David Coss
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Margaret Gilmore
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Unknown: David Tindall
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.

: The Late Show

presents Jazz 625
A 25th-birthday look at BBC2's earliest jazz programmes, which featured artists including Tubby Hayes , Sonny Rollins , Thelonius Monk and Woody Herman. Andy Sheppard , representing a new generation of jazz musicians, looks at some classic TV performances from the past.

Contributors

Unknown: Tubby Hayes
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: Woody Herman.
Unknown: Andy Sheppard

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Round 2
David Vine with news on the matches under way. Steve Davis completes his match tonight, with seeds
John Parrott (7) and Dennis Taylor (10) expected to battle it out on the other table.

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Dennis Taylor








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