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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two: Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Shopping in the market in Rouen.

: Daytime on Two: A Vous la France!

French for beginners.
Support Material: book, teachers' notes, computer software and cassettes, available from bookshops.

: Daytime on Two: Experiment!

Experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It.
BBC Book: Take Nobody's Word for It, £3.99, available from bookshops.

: Daytime on Two: Watch

A lamb is born. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read: Geordie Racer

Spuggy's interview with Mickey Stone goes well.

: Daytime on Two: Around Scotland

A programme about the variety of language in Scotland.

: Daytime on Two: Into Music

Ways to end a piece of music. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Diez Temas

Spanish for beginners.

: Daytime on Two: English Express

Children's author Judy Corbalis reveals where she gets some of her ideas.


Presenter: Judy Corbalis

: Daytime on Two: Seeing through Science

The environmental effects of moving species around. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: English File

J.G. Ballard’s The Air Disaster.


Author (The Air Disaster): J.G. Ballard

: Daytime on Two: Scene: Fighting with Shadows

A new drama set in Belfast about a young amateur boxer. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Short Circuit

If forensic scientists worked for the defence, would their evidence be different? (Stereo)

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Barney

Animated adventures.

: Daytime on Two: English Time

Two stories by Anthony Masters.


Writer: Anthony Masters

: News and Weather

Followed by
Words and Pictures

: Jumpcuts

A preview of OU programmes.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Alpine Ski-ing
World Championships from Morioka-Shizukuishi, Japan.
The Women's Combined medals are decided today with the concluding discipline, the slalom. Switzerland's Chantal
Bournissen should once again be in the hunt but faces tough competition from her compatriot Heidi Zurbriggen and Austria's Anita Wachter.
Rugby Union
A look ahead to tomorrow's second-round matches in the Five Nations Championship.
A review of the week's action.
Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Heidi Zurbriggen
Unknown: Anita Wachter.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Ken Burton

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Abilene Town

I Western starring
Randolph Scott
Marshall Dan Mitchell has the tough job of keeping law and order in Abilene, a Kansas town where the conflict of interests between the cattlemen and the newly arrived homesteaders frequently erupts into violence.
Director Edwin L Marin
• SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Marshall Dan Mitchell
Director: Edwin L Marin
Dan Mitchell: Randolph Scott
Rita: Ann Dvorak
Bravo Trimble: Edgar Buchanan
Sherry Balder: Rhonda Fleming
Henry Dreiser: Lloyd Bridges
Big Annie: Helen Boice

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. Marineville Traitor. A vital piece of equipment has been stolen from the Marineville control room and all evidence points to Commander Shore. Troy's suspicions are confirmed when he overhears a furtive transmission on a secret radio.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Nowhere Affair

Spy drama from the 60s.

THRUSH discovers that a map of its highly secret mountain Satrap exists hidden in a radioactive watch in the possession of an innocent old miner. UNCLE tries to get there first.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mara: Diana Hyland
Arum Tertunian: Lou Jacobi
Longolius: David Sheiner

: Doctor Who: The Genesis of the Daleks: Part 5

Written by Terry Nation.
Fifth episode of this classic six-part story from 1975, starring Tom Baker.
The revolution begins against Davros. Can the Doctor finally destroy his foes, the Daleks? (Rpt) (Subtitled)


Writer: Terry Nation
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Maloney
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Sarah Jane: Elisabeth Sladen
Harry: Ian Marter
Davros: Michael Wisher

Blog post that mentions this programme:

We've reached 100,000 edits! Meet one of our editors 8 September 2015

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's events with Christopher Silvester of Private Eye.


Unknown: Christopher Silvester

: Public Eye

Current affairs series.
The Wanted Men. The search is on for Britain's absent fathers. Thousands of child support officers are poised to track down men who owe maintenance for their children.
The controversial Child
Support Act comes into operation in April, and aims to ease the financial burden on the taxpayer. Jenny Cuffe investigates how the government intends to make fathers pay.
Producer Lucy Hillman


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Lucy Hillman

: Front Gardens

The series that tackles problem front gardens with the help of top garden designers.
This week's garden slopes in two directions and has to provide parking space for three cars. Susanna Brown takes up the challenge. Presented by Gay Search .
Series producer Kate Kinninmont A Catalyst production for BBCtv
BBC BOOK: 113.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Susanna Brown
Presented By: Gay Search
Producer: Kate Kinninmont

: RabCNesbitt

Starring street philosopher.
Ethics. Rab saves a tramp's life, but his natural compassion turns to despair when the dosser moves into his home.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Producer: Colin Gilbert
Scotland's string-vested: Gregor Fisher
RabCNesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine Csmith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
BurneyNesbitt: Eric Cullen
GashNesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Dosser: Russell Hunter

: Arena Larry Kramer

One of the world's leading figures in the battle against
Aids is not a doctor, scientist or politician, but a writer - Larry Kramer - who says: "Aids has given me my life's work." A novelist, playwright and screenwriter, Kramer first came to prominence in the 1960s with his screenplay of the film Women in Love. His
1970s novel Faggots caused widespread controversy as he attacked his contemporaries in the gay community for their regime of casual sex and easy promiscuity, earning him the title "the angriest gay man in the world". In the 1980s, when the Aids epidemic began to decimate the community, he was one of the first people to take a political, active stance in bringing it to the attention of the world. In recent years - and with the discovery of his own HIV-positive status - Kramer has withdrawn from activism to concentrate on writing, and his new play, the autobiographical The Destiny of Me, has opened off-Broadway to rave reviews. Director Brian Skeet
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Larry Kramer
Director: Brian Skeet
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Presenter: Francine Stock

: Weatherview

: Heimat

Continuing the 11-part German saga first shown in 1986. Set in a small country village, the series tells the story of three families and their changing lives over the years from to 1982.
3: The Best Christmas Ever
Lucie has pushed Eduard into the Nazi party and he has become Mayor of Rhaunen. They have built a villa with 52 windows, but Lucie is discontented - until Wilfried Wiegand returns from Berlin bringing news that electrifies her. In German with English subtitles.
Director Edgar Reitz
8 SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Wilfried Wiegand
Director: Edgar Reitz
Maria Wiegand: Marita Breuer
Katharina Simon: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias Simon: Willi Burger
Eduard Simon: Rudiger Weigang
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Pauline Simon: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Robert Krober: Arno Lang
Wiegand: Johannes Lobewein
Wilfried: Hans Jurgenschatz
Glasisch: Kurt Wagner
Ernst: Ingo Hoffmann
Marie-Goot: Eva-Maria Schneider
Mathes-Pat: Wolfram Wagner

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