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: Daytime on Two

Treffpunkt: Osterreich Aufdem Bauernhofl
Schifahren aufdem Dachstein (R) (e)
9.40am Lifeschool
After YTS
(R) (e)
10.05am You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R) (e)
10.18am Music Time
Loud and Quiet
The loud sound of the exploding trolls contrasts with the quiet Christmas
Lullaby. With children from Robert Browning Primary School. Presenters:
Jonathan Cohen and Helen Spiers.
John Orford (bassoon) David Strange (cello)
Words into Action
Forgiveness (R) (e)
11.00am Zig Zag DIY Photography (R) (e)
Why? Because ... How Far Is It to... ?
The programme looks at three very different 'holy' places: pre-historic
Stonehenge, the river Ganges and the city of Jerusalem. (R) (e)
11.40am Into Music
Children from Roxeth Manor Middle School compose calypso music.(R) (e)
12.00 Thlnkabout
Keeping Warm (R) (c)
12.15pm History File Timewatch: Images of a Revolution (2)
The second part of the Timewatch programme first shown in 1987. Eyewitnesses recall their version of the events of 1917 in Russia - how do those views compare with Eisenstein's powerful images in October: Ten Days that Shook the World?
Presented by Christopher Andrew. (R) (e)
12.35pm Seventeen Julia (R) (e)
Science in Action
Body Machine
A look at fitness and muscles. (R) (e)
The Adventures of Spot Sweet Dreams Spot by Eric Hill.
Told by Paul Nicholas. Animation LEO BELTOFT
Production CLIVE JUSTER (R)
1.25pm Fireman Sam Lost Cat
Bella has to deal with a chip pan fire and a lost cat.
Narrated by John Alderton. Produced and directed by IAN FRAMPTON and JOHN WALKER (R)
1.40pm Landmarks People and the Elements The Sea at Work (R) (e)
2.00pm News followed by Words and Pictures
Forget-Me-Not (R) (e)
•Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.


Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Helen Spiers.
Bassoon: John Orford
Cello: David Strange
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Presented By: Christopher Andrew.
Unknown: Eric Hill.
Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Clive Juster
Unknown: Sam Lost Cat
Unknown: John Alderton.
Directed By: Ian Frampton
Directed By: John Walker

: Songs of Praise


: Behind the Screen

Nell Mullarkey earns an honest crust as he meets the highly successful comedy writer Carla Lane.


Unknown: Nell Mullarkey
Unknown: Carla Lane.
Director: Michael Whelan

: News

Weather followed by NEW SERIES
In the Garden
Dennis Cornish gives some timely advice for November, in particular preparing for winter, planting and protecting broad beans, and making use of redundant hanging baskets. Producer DAVID SPIRES


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Director: Annette Williams

: Voyage of the Heroes

Written and narrated by Libby Purves.
Three thousand years ago, legend says Jason and the Argonauts made a perilous sea journey to find a magical golden fleece. Their vessel was the Argo. a 50-oared wooden galley. Tim Severin commissioned a replica and persuaded 20 modern-day heroes to row and sail
1,500 miles from Greece to ancient Colchis, now Soviet Georgia and the home of the golden fleece. The ancient heroes were so entranced by the women of Lemnos they stayed for two years. Todays' Argonauts are not so lucky. Producer JOHN MILLER BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Tim Severin
Producer: John Miller

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: Remain? Quit? Clue: Caribbean Island Answer: see today's programme!
Join contestants from all over Britain as they pit their wits and verbal skills against Bryan the computer, as host Paul Coia ensures fair play. Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producer LESLIE MITCHELL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Talk of the 80s

A series of conversations reflecting the events and ideas of the decade.
The miners' strike left many scars on both government and unions. It also produced one of the political bogeymen of the 80s. An unrepentant Arthur Scargill talks to John Humphry s.
Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill
0 FEATURE: page 16


Talks: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: John Humphry
Producer: John Wilcox

: Come Next Spring

Starring Ann Sheridan as Bess Ballot and Steve Cochran as Matt Ballot

Eight years after deserting his wife Bess and their two children, Matt Ballot returns home to win back the town's respect and his wife's love.
Films: page 26


Screenplay: Montgomery Pittman
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Bess Ballot: Ann Sheridan
Matt Ballot: Steve Cochran
Jeff: Walter Brennan
Annie: Sherry Jackson
Abraham: Richard Eyer
Mr Canary: Edgar Buchanan
Leroy: Sonny Tufts
Mr Totter: Harry Shannon
Myrtle: Mae Clarke
Shorty: Roscoe Ates
Delbert: Wade Ruby
Bill: James Best

: DEF II: Behind the Beat

A swingbeat special.
Producer Teddy Riley talks about the latest style of soul music to storm the charts. Plus an exclusive Keith Sweat and Troop concert, and the latest swingbeat dance fashion.
BBC Pebble Mill


Guest: Teddy Riley
Executive Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Terry Jervis

: A-Z of Belief

New Churches
Heavy metal star Michael Sweet from
American group, Stryper, and lead singer in pop group
Heartbeat, Sue Rinaldi , talk with young people about a new exciting movement within Christianity today. Producer BILL HILARY


Unknown: Michael Sweet
Unknown: Sue Rinaldi
Producer: Bill Hilary

: Portrait

Enoch Powell is the fifth subject irra series of face-to- face interviews with Ludovic Kennedy. Director PIETER MOKPURGO Producer LINDA CLEEVE


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.
Director: Pieter Mokpurgo
Producer: Linda Cleeve

: In the Highest Tradition

When the band plays God Save the Queen the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards not only remain seated but talk all the way through it.
Rocket Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, insist on toasting the King.
And the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards play the wrong anthem altogether, that of Imperial Russia.
This is tradition; of priceless worth to the army yet unavailable on the defence budget.
Written and narrated by Ian Woolridge.


Unknown: Ian Woolridge.
Producer: Michael Begg

: Through the Looking Glass

Down with Froufrou
At the turn of the century there was a fierce debate about women's role. In the second programme of this series Sarah Dunant looks at the alternative influences which challenged conventional Edwardian froufrou clothing. Consultant LOU TAYLOR
* EDUCATION PACK: send a cheque or postal order for £1. 75 (including postage and packaging) to [address removed].
●BOOK: a book on the series is available, paperback £9.99, hardback £15.95.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Lou Taylor

: First Run: Purple Haze

It was 1968; long hair, flower power, and flared jeans. LBJ and 'Nam on the television, Hendrix on the radio and love, peace and marijuana in the air. Thrown out of Princeton for smoking dope Matt Caulfield comes home to face the wrath of his father, his spaced out high school buddies, and the deadly possibility of the draft card. But his uncertain future forces him to make a dangerous decision.
Screenplay by victoria WOZNIAK Producer THOMAS A. FUCCI
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Matt Caulfield
Unknown: Wozniak Producer Thomas A. Fucci
Director: David Burton Morris
Matt Caulfield: Peter Nelson
Jeff Maley: Chuck McQuary
Derek: Bernard Baldan
Kitty: Susanna Lack
Walter: Bob Breuler
Margaret: Joanne Bauman
Phoebe: Katy Horsch

: Newsnight

with Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The topical arts and media programme reports on people, issues and performances.
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: Talk of the 80s

A series of conversations reflecting the events and ideas of the decade.
Arthur Scargill talks to John Humphrys.


Talks: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: John Humphrys.

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