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: Daytime on Two Lifeschool

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Every year thousands of 16- to 18-year-olds have serious accidents on the Youth Training Scheme or develop long-term work-related diseases. Since the scheme was set up in 1985, its record for health and safety has got worse and worse. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
4: Find out what school subjects young German teenagers like and dislike. (R)

: Let's See

Getting around. On Wheels. (R)

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children.
One Thing Leads to Another. Baxter and Cosmo set off a disastrous chain of events. Courtney Pine plays Have You Seen the Muffin Man? Presented by Annette Badland with Simon Buckley and Frances Kay. Producers Julie Callanan and Cas Lester


Presented By: Annette Badland
Unknown: Simon Buckley
Unknown: Frances Kay.
Producers: Julie Callanan
Producers: Cas Lester

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The badgerman. (R)

: Study Skills

Note-taking and personal timetabling; making graphs. (R)

: Watch

Health education. (R)

: The Global Environment

As the first shipment of tropical hardwood timber obtained by sustainable methods arrives in Britain from Peru, the programme explores the alternatives to the destruction of the world's great timber forests.
Director Sue Haycock
An International Broadcasting Trust production


Director: Sue Haycock

: Science Challenge

A series for children aged 7 to 9. Programme 2. (R)

: Into Music

Patterns. Poems, music and a song about hot-air balloons with children from Elmgrove Middle School and Belmont Junior School. (R)

: Investigating Science

Observation. (R)

: Science Topics

Electromagnetic Spectrum. The range of radiations beyond the visible. (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 4: Talking about Food.


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

There's trouble at the palace and Green Claws is asked to help. With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.

: Dragon Trail

In Living Memory. 2: The Home Sian Sutton goes back in time to visit a family in one of the coal-mining valleys of Wales.
Script Gwenlyn Parry
Producers J Mervyn Williams and Gwyn Hughes Jones
An Opus 30 production for BBCtv


Unknown: Sian Sutton
Script: Gwenlyn Parry
Unknown: Mervyn Williams
Unknown: Gwyn Hughes Jones
Father: Geoffrey Morgan
Mother: Hannah Roberts
Elin: Siwan Bowen Davies
Ifor: Matthew Evans

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
One Thing Leads to Another. (R)

: Conservative Party Conference

Live coverage continues with debates on transport, health and housing, and speeches by the Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , MP, the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , MP and Michael Spicer , MP.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Michael Spicer

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

Fencing around a small garden may seem claustrophobic, but as Geoff Hamilton discovers, fences and paths can provide a living setting for an attractive, productive garden.
0 GARDENING: page 90


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Doris Day in Tea for Two

Continuing a season of the wholesome Hollywood star's films. Also starring Gordon MacRae
This musical comedy is set in the 20s as Wall Street faces an economic depression.
Stage-struck, wealthy Nanette decides to invest in a musical show.
Her uncle is loath to tell her that she has been ruined in the slump, so he agrees to allow her the money if she can say 'no' to every question put to her for 24 hours.
Director David Butler
0 FILMS: pages 23-26


Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Director: David Butler
Nanette: Doris Day
Jimmy: Gordon MacRae
Tommy: Gene Nelson
Pauline: Eve Arden
Larry: Billy de Wolfe
Max: S Z Sakall
Beatrice: Patrice Wymore
Early: Bill Goodwin

: Conference Talk

On the opening day of the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth, Jonathan Dimbleby talks to the Party's leading politicians about the policies they will offer in the run up to the next election.
Editor Barbara Maxwell


Talks: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: The Barchester Chronicles

Another chance to see the last of Alan Plater 's seven-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope 's Barchester novels, starring
Donald Pleasence
Nigel Hawthorne
Geraldine McEwan
Susan Hampshire
The Dean of Barchester has died and Obadiah Slope has asked to be considered as his successor.
Producer Jonathan Powell Director David Giles (R)


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: David Giles
Septimus Harding: Donald Pleasence
Dr Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne
Mrs Proudie: Geraldine McEwan
Signora Madeline Neroni: Susan Hampshire
Dr Gwynne: Trevor Baxter
Quiverful: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Quiverful: Maggie Jones
Dr Proudie: Clive Swift
Mary Bold: Barbara Flynn
Eleanor: Janet Maw
Bertie: Peter Blythe
Charlotte: Susan Edmonstone
Dr Vesey Stanhope: Richard Bebb
Obadiah Slope: Alan Rickman
Francis Arabin: Derek New
Wilfred Thome: Richard Leech
Mrs Grantly: Angela Pleasence
Miss Thome: Ursula Howells
Bunce: Joseph O'Connor

: Rita Rudner

Starring Rita Rudner and her special guest Griff Rhys Jones
The popular American comedienne in her first British series, featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and songs. With Morwenna Banks,
Martin Bergman , Geoff McGivern , Philip Pope , Lill Roughley and Michael Fenton Stevens. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Rita Rudner
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Raw Deal

Last in a five-part series investigating what medical negligence is and what happens when patients believe they are victims of doctors' mistakes.
The Lottery of the Law. A case involving a blind baby goes into court again and again, and is still unsettled after 11 years.
Ian Kennedy , Professor of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London, says: 'There's no money, no compensation, no resolution. The child is unhappy, the parents are unhappy, the medical profession is unhappy - this system must go.'
Many people are contemptuous of the present way of dealing with the question of negligence. The
Swedes used to have a system like the British but they replaced it.
The programme asks if it isn't time Britain did the same. Series producer John Groom
Executive producer David Paterson


Unknown: Ian Kennedy
Producer: John Groom
Producer: David Paterson

: Debut on Two: A Box of Swan

The last in a series of short films by writers new to television.
Today's drama, by Alan David
Price, is a moving and unusual film about a young man who returns to his Liverpool roots for his father's funeral.
Producers Phillippa Giles and Vicky Licorish
Director Diana Patrick
0 BOOK: Debut on Two - a Guide to Writing for Television £4.99. available from booksellers.


Unknown: Alan David
Producers: Phillippa Giles
Producers: Vicky Licorish
Director: Diana Patrick
John: Adrian Dunbar
Father: Bryan Pringle
Tony: Pete Postlethwaite
Patricia: Sandy Ratcliff
Mother: Hilary Sesta
Undertaker's assistant: Geff Francis

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow in London and Jeremy Paxman at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Tracey Macleod presents today's programme on the arts and media, with features, opinions and discussion.
Executive producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

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