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: Open University

Steels, Stars and Spectra

: Daytime on Two: Media File: Inside Television: Two Samples of Soap

Soap operas have enormous popular appeal and are very successful at reflecting everyday life. But serials like Brookside and EastEnders also work into the story lines serious and controversial issues.
Through the experiences of the younger characters, they explore some of the problems of growing up. (R) (e)


Producer: Bruce Jamson

: Daytime on Two: Scene: The Gang - Where Are They Now?

Six years after Scene filmed Bennett's mob, a group of 14-year-old lads on the Southmead Estate in Bristol, in Anatomy of a Gang - a report on what has happened to some of them. (R) (e)


Producer: Roger Tonge

: Daytime on Two: Mr Benn: Mr Benn Goes Ballooning

A See-Saw programme.
Told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Story and illustrations by: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Daytime on Two: Walrus: Spellbound

If you can't spell you're not alone! Leo Aylen presents practical help and the Wordtrack quiz. (R) (e)


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

: News; Weather followed by You and Me

Cosmo and Dibs invent a new way of talking. A bus makes its journey through part of North Wales collecting children for school.
Song: The Wheels of the Bus (R) (e)

Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.


Presenter: Gary Wilmot
Film editor: David Painter
Producer: Richard Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Weekend Outlook

: International Golf

Epson Grand Prix from St Pierre Golf and Country Club, Chepstow.
The European tour moves to Britain for the first time this season, and the battle for
Ryder Cup points continues. Bernhard Langer , last year's winner, defends this matchplay title, with Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam among the principal contenders.
Introduced by Steve Rider.
Commentators PETER alliss.
3.00 pm News and Weather
3.50 pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentators: Peter Alliss.
Commentators: Bruce Critchley
Commentators: Clive Clark
Producer: Alastair Scott
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: The King of Instruments

Gillian Weir , the internationally acclaimed organist, introduces and plays six of Europe's finest instruments.
The fourth programme in the series features the large
Victorian concert organ built by William Hill for the Ulster Hall, Belfast, recently enlarged and refurbished. Lighting GEORGE CAMPBELL Sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer HEFIN OWEN


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: William Hill
Producer: Hefin Owen

: Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella

also starring
Judith Anderson Ed Wynn.
Jerry plays a male Cinderella in this lavish and hilarious modern retelling of the classic fairy tale.
Fella is treated as an all-purpose servant by his wicked stepmother and her two greedy sons. But who will inherit the secret fortune? with COUNT BASIE and his orchestra
Produced by JERRY LEWIS Written and directed by FRANK TASHLIN
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Judith Anderson
Unknown: Ed Wynn.
Produced By: Jerry Lewis
Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Fella: Jerry Lewis
Wicked Stepmother: Judith Anderson
Fairy Godfather: Ed Wynn
Princess Charmein: Anna Maria Alberghetti
Maximilian: Robert Hutton

: Cartoon

: Bilko: Cyrano De Bilko

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
with guest star Lee Meriwether

Sgt Bilko talks himself to the brink of disaster when he makes a marriage proposal to a woman he doesn't love. (R)


Producer: Edward J. Montagne
Director: Aaron Rubin
Director: Al de Caprio
Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Natalie Rumplemeyer: Lee Meriwether

: Body and Soul

Marek works as a dispatch rider but wants to be a dancer. Rebecca works in a book shop and she wants to be a film-maker. Duro delivers junk mail but wants to be an alternative performer. Will they make it? Film editor STEVE RONAY
0 SEE HEAR: page 91
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Editor: Steve Ronay
Director: Michael Gooding

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale and Glendoick with Geoff Hamilton , Roy Lancaster and John Kelly.
Rhododendrons must be among the most popular of the spring-flowering shrubs. The problem is that they are fussy about the soil they grow in, but Geoff Hamilton shows how to fool them into flourishing in any situation. This year, the early spring has matured some varieties earlier than expected, but Roy Lancaster and John Kelly find plenty of magnificent examples in the garden of Peter Cox in Glendoick, Scotland. The Cox family is one of the leading authorities on rhododendrons and their advice on care and maintenance is second to none. Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE
Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an Introduction' available from bookshops and garden centres.
● GARDENING: page 97


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Kelly.
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: Peter Cox

: Rory Bremner

Last in the current series. If you know of anyone who would like to be included in Mr Bremner's skit, please send their name, address and irritating mannerisms and they will be added to the nailing list.
With John Bird, Steve Nallon (aka Margaret Thatcher), Enn Reitel and Steve Brown (at the piano). Written by RORY BREMNER, GEOFF ATKINSON, DAVID BADDIEL, KIM FULLER, GRAEME GARDEN, PATRICK MARBER and STEVE NALLON Script editor JOHN LANGDON Costume ANNA STUBLEY
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER


Unknown: Mr Bremner
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown
Written By: Rory Bremner.
Written By: Geoff Atkinson.
Written By: David Baddiel
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Editor: John Langdon
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: The Houses Are Full of Smoke

Hugh O'Shaughnessy, Latin America correspondent of The Observer, introduces
Allen Frankovich 's acclaimed three-part investigation of the United States's involvement in Central America. 1: Guatemala
Taking as his starting-point the 1954 CIA-inspired coup which overthrew the elected government of President Arbenz, Frankovich brilliantly intercuts newsreel and interview to paint a searing picture of brutality and duplicity. Candid testimony from
Guatemalan army leaders and 'death squad' operatives is juxtaposed with the vivid experiences of the people at the centre of the vortex of violence - the indigenous Indian population, descendants of the legendary Mayas, who recount appalling events with astonishing dignity and understatement.
Completed in 1987, the culmination of three years' filming, this documentary is an exhaustive and riveting enquiry into the extent and nature of US policy in their 'own back yard'.
Produced and directed by ALLAN FRANKOVICH Television presentation UNDSEY DAVIES
(English and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles)


Unknown: Allen Frankovich

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Weatherview


: Tommy Smith

Jazz Types
First of six programmes.
The young Scots saxophonist has covered a lot of musical ground since he went to college in Boston six years ago at the age of 16. The release of his new record on the famous Blue Note label, a rare tribute to a non-American artist, has confirmed his international reputation.
In this series he touches on pop and classical music as well as jazz.
His guests in this programme are two of the greatest exponents of modern jazz, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Designer IAIN MCDONALD Sound mick WILD


Pianist: Chick Corea
Unknown: Gary Burton.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Director: Hamish Barbour

: The Bed Sitting Room

[in order of height) and 'The Great Nuclear
Misunderstanding lasted two minutes and 28 seconds
(including the peace treaty).' Now, three years after the holocaust, a motley group of survivors leads a precarious existence in a desolate landscape.
Screenplay by JOHN ANTROBUS based on the play by SPIKE MILUGAN and JOHN ANTROBUS
0 FILMS: page 21


Play By: John Antrobus
Play By: Spike Milugan
Play By: John Antrobus
Produced By: Oscar Lewenstein
Produced By: Richard Lester
Directed By: Richard Lester
Penelope: Rita Tushingham
Sergeant: Dudley Moore
the Shelter Man: Harry Secombe
Father: Arthur Lowe
Plastic Mac Man: Roy Kinnear
Mate: Spike Milligan
Field Marshal/Sergeant: Ronald Fraser
Nigel: Jimmy Edwards
Captain Bules Martin: Michael Hordern
Inspector: Peter Cook
Lord Fortnum: Ralph Richardson
Mother: Mon Washbourne
Alan: Richard Warwick
National Health Service: Marty Feldman
Newscaster: Frank Thornton

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