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: Daytime on Two

9.25am Quinze minutes: A la mode
A series for beginners. (R) (e)

9.40am Let's See: Building a Road
Presented by Kathy Murphy. How road builders overcome the challenges posed by Britain's rugged landscape. (e)

10.00am Thinkabout: Keeping Warm (e)

10.15am Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye 7: The Waterfall of Words
Written by Christopher Russell and Christine Russell.

'No one else can face Charn and live. Only Gorwen has a chance....'
As Gorwen prepares to confront Charn, word magic again comes to the aid of the search party.
Featuring: Sean Barrett, David Collings, Charles Collingwood, Simon Fenton, Marlaine Gordon, Michael Heath, Katie Hebb, Timothy Lyn, Nicola Stewart and the Puppet Factory. (e)

10.40am Investigating Science: Classification: Sort It Out (R) (e)

11.00am Watch: Food: Bread of Life
Investigate the bread we eat by looking closely at various types. (e)

11.17am France Francais: Jerome
On duty, he's an apprentice cook, with plenty of prospects. Off duty, his motorbike comes first.... (R) (e)

11.35am Textile Studies: Spinning a Yarn (R) (e)

11.55am MI 10
Folds followed by The Right Shape (R) (e)

12.15pm Science Topics: Senses
We use our senses as part of a complex system for survival. (R) (e)

12.35pm The Geography Programme: Once There Were Volcanoes Here
From the Isle of Skye, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Northumberland, Malcolm Stacey looks into landscapes that owe their existence to volcanic rocks. (R) (e)

12.55pm Buongiorno Italia!: 7: Cosa c 'e da vedere?
Twenty programmes for beginners in Italian, featuring especially shot documentary film.
Presented by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia. (R) (e)

1.20pm Gran: Gran's Bike
by Joanne and Michael Cole. (R)

1.25pm Animal Fair: Hey Mum!
with Don Spencer. (R)

1.40pm Outlook: My Wales: 4: Ben Evans, Pontygwaith
Rhondda fach is not as it used to be but some traditions continue. (e)

2.00pm News; Weather
followed by
You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R) (e)

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


Presenter (Let's See): Kathy Murphy
Producer (Let's See): Eleanor Aitken
Writer (Look and Read): Christopher Russell
Writer (Look and Read): Christine Russell
Costumer designer (Look and Read): Andrew Rose
Producer (Look and Read): Sue Weeks
Puppeteers (Look and Read): The Puppet Factory
Gorwen: Sean Barrett
Charm: David Collings
Rodey (voice): Charles Collingwood
Scott Bates: Simon Fenton
Amanda Jackson: Marlaine Gordon
Morris: Michael Heath
Rodey (puppeteer): Katie Hebb
Boris: Timothy Lyn
Jenny: Nicola Stewart
Presenter (Watch): Susanna Dawson
Puppeteer (Watch): Ken Haines
Producer (Watch): Pat Farrington
Presenter (The Geography Programme): Malcolm Stacey
Presenter (Buongiorno Italia!): Lilly Lembo Lambert
Presenter (Buongiorno Italia!): Enrico Verdecchia
Film editor (Buongiorno Italia!): Roderick Longhurst
Producer (Buongiorno Italia!): Maddalena Fagandini
Writer (Gran): Joanne Cole
Writer (Gran): Michael Cole
Narrator (Gran): Patricia Hayes
Music and lyrics (Gran): Bryan Daly
Animation (Gran): Derek Mogford
Designed and directed by (Gran): Ivor Wood
Narrator (Animal Fair): Don Spencer
Musical Director (Animal Fair): Jonathan Cohen
Bass (Animal Fair): Dave Rose
Assistant producer (Animal Fair): Anne Denehy
Producer (Animal Fair): Barbara Roddam
Producer (Outlook): Christine Truran

: See Hear!

: Look, Stranger

Sculpture and Singing Fountains


Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News, Weather followed by The Art of Travel: LMS

Michael Palin takes an imaginary journey to Blackpool through the LMS posters of the 20s and 30s.
BBC Newcastle
(Around the World in 80 Days tomorrow at 9.30pm on BBC1)


Unknown: Michael Palin
Director: John Metherall
Producer: Trevor Hearing

: Voyage of the Heroes

written and narrated by Libby Purves. (R)


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: she catapults lard Clue: London landmark
Answer - see today's programme!
Join the contestants from all over Britain and host
Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Talk of the 80s

Barry Norman talks to Ian Botham , hero and villain of English cricket, and looks behind the headlines that have heralded his every on-field triumph and off-field indiscretion.


Talks: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ian Botham
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Advice Shop

First in a new season of programmes for consumers of welfare and public services. Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden.
This special edition covers the Community Charge or Poll Tax. In Scotland, the new charge has got off to a shaky start. Amid confusion and opposition, 600,000 people have yet to pay. So what is in store for England and Wales? Find out what the Poll Tax is, who pays and who is exempt. Producer BRIAN HILL Editor CHRIS LENT (e)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: Watchdog

: The Way West

and Missouri, 1843: a wagon train sets off on the hazardous
Oregon trail, led by ruthless Senator Tadlock.
Produced by HAROLD HECHT
0 FILMS: page 26


Produced By: Harold Hecht
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
Senator William J. Tadlock: Kirk Douglas
Dick Summers: Robert Mitchum
Lije Evans: Richard Widmark
Rebecca: Lola Albright
Johnnie: Michael Witney
Brownie: Michael McGreevey
Mercy McBee: Sally Field
Sam Fairman: Stubby Kaye

: The Last Launch

Second of a six-part documentary series.
The Best Possible Job in the Shortest Possible Time
It was a special birthday for Andrew Dono this year. As he was serenaded by a drag artist in one of Sunderland's night spots, he could congratulate himself on finding a job. True, he was younger than many of the 2,000 strong workforce made redundant when North East Shipbuilders closed before
Christmas. For many others, attending the 'Job Club' four times a week, trying to meet their target of 'ten job leads a day', success was harder to come by. Photography JOHN WARWICK Producer BERNARD HALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Dono

: Floyd's American Pie

Our shy and unassuming gastronaut visits the land of whopping steaks, Rin Tin Tin and politics to the right of Vlad the Impaler. Here he discovers the spicy nuances of Tex Mex cuisine as well as mastering the subtle art of mixing the perfect Margarita. Photography CLIVE NORTH Producer DAVID PRITCHARD BBC South West
0 BBC GOOD FOOD: this new monthly magazine lists the recipes from your favourite television and radio programmes and features off-air tips from presenters like Keith Floyd , Delia Smith , Jill Goolden and Ruth Mott. It's at newsagents now, price 90p,
0 FOOD: page 116


Unknown: Clive North
Producer: David Pritchard
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Ruth Mott.

: The Famous Teddy Z

Mr Z Goes to Washington When a film script comes Teddy's way, he discovers that the last thing you need in Hollywood is good taste.
Written by BOB WTLCOX Directed by MAX TASH


Written By: Bob Wtlcox
Directed By: Max Tash
Teddy Zakalokis: Jon Cryer
Grandma: Erica Yohn

: Made in Latin America

An eight-part series.
2: The Heirs of Conquest Amid the mountains and lakes of the high Andes, a guerrilla war is being waged. The conflict centres on social division created at the time of the conquest, a division between the haves and have-nots, Spanish culture and Indian culture, the city and the backlands.
This film accompanies the leading Peruvian novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa , in his campaign to be elected president of his country, and follows a theatre group,
Yuyachkani, attempting to bridge the gap between the cultures.


Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Michael MacIntyre

: Newsnight

with Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The live topical programme of the arts and media.


Producer: John Bush

: Weatherview

: Talk of the 80s

Ian Botham talks to Barry Norman.


Talks: Ian Botham
Unknown: Barry Norman.

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