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: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Peter Mayne. Producers ANDREW MAYWOOD and JANINE THOMASON


Presented By: Peter Mayne.
Presented By: Janine Thomason

: Electric Avenue: 3: Computers Can't Go Wrong - Can They?

Computer software has no safety standards. Lives may have been lost by computer failures and experts predict major disasters in the future.
(Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.)


Commentary: Tom Mangold.
Producer: David Harrison

: Diez Temas

La Vida Diaria
At school, English is on the timetable for Anne Marie and basketball for Nacho. (R)


Unknown: Anne Marie

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health 1: Listen to Me by Margaret Simpson.
Heather, the rebel, stays out late with boyfriend Barney, a biker. Alan, the academic brother, sits upstairs doing his homework - or does he? In a family where people fail to listen to each other, small problems can quickly grow.
Directed by ANDY WALKER


Unknown: Margaret Simpson.
Directed By: Andy Walker

: You and Me

For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Music Time

The Castle
Music for saxophones, including an alto sax solo which describes one of the pictures at an exhibition - a Medieval castle. Presented by Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs with the Fairer Sax. Director ANDREA CHRISTODOULOU Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT


Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Presented By: Helen Speirs
Director: Andrea Christodoulou
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Job Bank

Women's Royal Army Corps Followed by Royal Air Force Technician Film editor AMBER LANE Producer ROGER FRY

: Zig Zag

The Odyssey
The Magic of Circe.
Robert Erskine continues the story of Odysseus' wanderings. He tells how our hero outwits the beautiful Circe and saves his men from a humiliating end. Producer ANDREA CHRISTODOULOU


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Producer: Andrea Christodoulou

: Techno

3: Business and Economics
Techno visits a group of young people engaged in a real mini-enterprise scheme, who have been asked to compete for a design brief. Presenters Dilly Bellingham and Mat Irvine challenge viewers to create a business opportunity with French flour. They investigate real musical instruments made of china and explore the world of amateur video productions. Assistant producer DEREK BUTLER Series producer ROBIN MUDGE


Producer: Derek Butler
Producer: Robin Mudge

: Into Music

Beginning-ending Tabla.
Children from Glebe First and Middle School and Pinner Park Middle School play
Indian musical instruments. (R)

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R)

: History File

Twentieth-Century History Make Germany Pay.
How the Treaty of Versailles affected Germany in the 1920s. (R)

: Seventeen

Leaving Home
New freedoms, new responsibilities. (R)

: Science in Action

Bumper to Bumper
This week, the science of the motor car. See how big the bang is inside the engine, find out what four-wheel drive means, investigate the Ackerman Angle and watch
Abingdon College build a real car from a kit of parts. (R;


Unknown: Ackerman Angle

: Postman Pat: The Sheep in the Clover Field

Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Landmarks

Tropical Rainforests
3: Destroying the Forest. By the next century, the rainforests of the world could have disappeared for ever, destroyed by outside influences and economic pressures. Why is this happening and what dangers could it bring to us all?
Narrator: Alison Colville. Film editor AMANDA SMITH Producer PETER M. EVANS


Narrator: Alison Colville.
Editor: Amanda Smith
Producer: Peter M. Evans

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Today's story is the old fairytale about Rapunzel and her long plaits. Stuart and Nutmeg visit a children's hairdresser's, where Nutmeg tries to help plait Marcia's hair. Presenter: Stuart Bradley. Puppeteer: Mary Edwards. Producer CAROLINE GODLEY


Presenter: Stuart Bradley.
Unknown: Mary Edwards.
Producer: Caroline Godley
Ellen MeKenzie: Meryl Hampton
Jim McKenzie: Martin Fisk
Alan: Gian Sammarco
Heather: Emma Ridley
Barney: Howard Belgard

: Songs of Praise


: Behind the Screen

Alexei Sayle , Nigel Planer , Peter Richardson and Tim McInnerny are up to no good in deepest south London.
Neil Mullarkey investigates. Producer JEANINE JOSMAN


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Peter Richardson
Unknown: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Jeanine Josman

: News

Weather followed by The Yellow River
A six-part series.
2: Beyond the Wall
Throughout the history of China, many races have come to live within its borders.
Some settled peacefully.
Most, however, were warring tribes and the Great Wall was built to try to keep them out. Today, many of their descendants still live
'with the Wall'.
Written and narrated by Stephen Jessel.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel.
Produced By: Viviana Woodruff

: Man and Boy

The man - Mike Kendall - and the boy - Simon King - explore the British countryside. Director JOHN KING BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Mike Kendall
Unknown: Simon King

: Catchword

Anagram: bury hate. Clue: German town.
Answer: see today's programme!
Join host Paul Coia and Bryan the computer. Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Behind the Headlines

Today Jeremy Paxman meets journalists and newsmakers to comment on developments at home and abroad. Producer JILL DAWSON
Series producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Jill Dawson
Producer: Charles Miller

: Look, Stranger

A Good Job with Prospects Rodney Cruze chose thatching as a profitable business for a fit young man.
The material and the methods are traditional, but the men who thatch today are a new breed.


Unknown: Rodney Cruze
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Living with CF

CF - cystic fibrosis - is a genetic disease. Many babies born with it die before they reach their teens.
Nicholas Woodfield died in December 1989 at the age of 19. This film, which won a Royal Television Society award in 1986, was made as Nicholas was coming to the end of his schooldays. He was about to embark on a sequel when he died. His wish was that his fight to live be seen on television to encourage others. Producer MICHAEL FITZGERALD (R)


Unknown: Nicholas Woodfield
Producer: Michael Fitzgerald

: Commonwealth Games

Live coverage from
Auckland of one of the outstanding events of the Games with African runners certain to feature strongly. Commentators:
David Coleman , Ron Pickering and Brendan Foster.


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Brendan Foster.

: 10x10

Sounds Together
Goodbye Bobby Bear , a modem choral work, links children with speech problems at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, to the choir of St John 's RC Comprehensive School, Gravesend.
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Director BARBARA GOSNOLD


Unknown: Bobby Bear
Unknown: St John
Producer: David Pearson
Director: Barbara Gosnold

: Horizon

From Earth to Miranda
In the outer solar system, five planets and their attendant moons orbit in perpetual twilight. NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to explore this region. They returned spectacular images: from Jupiter's huge and swirling great red spot and the violent volcanoes of its small inner moon, lo, through Saturn's dramatic ring system, to Uranus and its five dark moons. One of these,
Miranda, has been smashed and reformed many times. Its terrain shows that our universe is more violent than we thought. Written and directed by FISHER DILKE Producer JUDITH BUNTING


Directed By: Fisher Dilke
Producer: Judith Bunting
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: American Tales: Winter Kills

Starring Jeff Bridges John Huston and Anthony Perkins. A story of intrigue and murder is linked with a political theme. Nick Kegan , the President's brother, becomes involved in solving the mystery of his brother's assassination and finds himself at the mercy of the most powerful man in America - his father.
And Elizabeth Taylor in a guest role.
Written and directed by WILLIAM RICHERT
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Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Anthony Perkins.
Unknown: Nick Kegan
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Directed By: William Richert
Nick Kegan: Jeff Bridges
Pa Kegan: John Huston
John Cerruti: Anthony Perkins
Z K Dawson: Sterling Hayden
Joe Diamond: Eu Wallach
Emma Kegan: Dorothy Malone
Frank Mayo: Tomas Miuan

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme. Producer JANEY WALKER
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

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