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: Open University

6.45 Animal Physiology: Listening in the Dark 9259219 7. 10 Physical Chemistry: Methanol
7.35 Information Technology: What's in Store

: Holiday Outings

Ross King has an ecological adventure to Australia in the Queensland rainforest and takes a boat trip to the Great
Barrier Reef. Rpt


Unknown: Ross King

: The Other Stephenson

A reappraisal of railway pioneer George Stephenson and his son Robert.


Unknown: George Stephenson

: A Week to Remember

Pathé News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool Special

Note: repeats are not indicated.
How child labour is used in the production of food items, including some British imports.

: Daytime on Two: Landmarks: Pakistan

The first in an Urdu version of the series.

: Daytime on Two: Storytime: Crazy Charlie

A crocodile eats everything and anything - until he loses his teeth. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Watch

Daily journeys made in the Orkneys, the East Midlands and London.

: Daytime on Two: Music Time: The Gamelan

Gong-chimes, metallophones, gongs and drums in a Javanese gamelan. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Landmarks

Children report on glass-making in Rotherham, the history of the Crystal Palace, and some mysterious Bronze Age carvings on a Yorkshire moor.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag

A visit to Finland to find out how timber is turned into paper.

A Case production for BBC TV.

: Daytime on Two: Play It Safe!

Anneka Rice shows what parents and drivers can do to make roads safer. (Subtitled)


Presenter: Anneka Rice

: Daytime on Two: Questions: What is Believing?

In the final programme of the series, Timmy Mallett and Anjuu Misra tell the story of Jackie and Her Secret Box.


Presenter: Timmy Mallett
Presenter: Anjuu Misra

: Daytime on Two: Movable Feasts: Hinduism

The day of the multi-faith festival arrives.

: Daytime on Two: Sex Education: Growing

For 8- to 11-year-olds looks at the changes that take place during puberty.

: Daytime on Two: History File: North American Indians (part 1)

The first 400 years of the relationship between the white settlers and the North American Indians.

: Daytime on Two: Teaching Today: The Joy of Teaching Sex

Education policy and methods used in different schools.

: Fiddley Foodle Bird


: Spider

Musical animation.

: King Greenfingers

Animation. The King enlists his aunt to help with the apple picking. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Landmarks

Children from Wiltshire investigate modern farming methods. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Storytime


: Golf

Volvo PGA Championship from Wentworth. Coverage of the final round of the first major event of the British season which carries a total prize fund of E700,000. Tonyjohnstone of Zimbabwe is the defending champion. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Clive Clark , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Steve Rider.
Producer Alastair Scott


Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Skating

The Skate for Life Gala
Robin Cousins heads a cast of Olympic and world champions for a gala in support of Aids charities. Including
Kurt Browning , Brian Orser , Dorothy Hamill , Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin , and Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov.
An input Video production for BBCtv


Unknown: Kurt Browning
Unknown: Brian Orser
Unknown: Dorothy Hamill
Unknown: Natalia Bestemianova
Unknown: Andrei Bukin
Unknown: Ekaterina Gordeeva
Unknown: Sergei Grinkov.

: Bombay Brownwash - Portrait of a Test Match

This is the unhappy cricketing saga of the 1993 India v England Test series, epitomised by the third and final Test in Bombay. If England win, they will at least salvage some pride, having lost the first two Tests, but the Indians are so confident that they have already dubbed the series the "Bombay Brownwash". Producer Kevin Allen
Executive producer Ahmed Ahmadzadeh An Aimimage production for BBCtv


Producer: Kevin Allen
Producer: Ahmed Ahmadzadeh

: Crime and Punishment: Cops on the Box

As part of its four-week season looking at Britain's criminal justice system, BBC2 is devoting a night to 40 years of television crime and detection.
Dixon to Morse - why the beat goes on for TV cops SEE FEATURE page 41

7.00pm Z Cars
A dark episode from 1964 of the series which first attempted to present a realistic picture of police work and its relationship to society. When a mother complains that her 10-year-old son is in possession of certain photographs, Barlow soon finds the source.
Episode written by John Hopkins Producer David E Rose
Director Shaun Sutton Rpt

7.50pm The Laughing Policeman
From The Frost Report to Monty Python the policeman has long been the butt of comedy sketches. This classic compilation features clips from Harry Secombe, French and Saunders, Spike Milligan, Not the Nine O'Clock News and The Two Ronnies.
Producer Kate Barker

8.00pm The Sweeney: Supersnout
Starring John Thaw Dennis Waterman
The tough police drama came of age in 1975 with ITV's hard-hitting series about the Flying Squad. For more than 50 episodes, Regan - the guv'nor - would bend or break the rules to get a result. In doing so, he raised serious questions about the ethics of the real police.
Regan suspects his informer is double-dealing.
Written by Ranald Graham Producer Ted Childs
Director Tom Clegg Rpt

8.55pm Barlow, Regan, Pyall and Fancy
A documentary which examines the way in which the police have been portrayed on television over the last 40 years. How far have fictional coppers like the gritty "Fancy" Smith of Z Cars, The Sweeney's gun-toting Jack Regan or the corrupt Inspector Pyall of G.F. Newman's drama-documentary Law and Order had an effect on their real-life counterparts? The programme includes interviews with Stratford Johns, Brian Blessed, Z Cars creator Troy Kennedy Martin, and real policemen including Paul Condon, Sir Peter Imbert and Jack Slipper.
Director Bill Eagles

9.50pm Hancock's Half Hour: The Lawyer.
An episode from the classic 1957 series, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. A bewigged Hancock gets closer to the force than anticipated. With John Le Mesurier, Bill Fraser, John Vere, Raymond Rollett, Arthur Mullard, John Vyvyan and Hugh Lloyd. Producer Duncan Wood

10.25pm Shoestring: Mocking Bird
Starring Trevor Eve
A marked contrast to Regan's Sweeney, Shoestring first appeared in 1979, the first in a long line of oddball TV detectives. Sensitive and gentle, he was the "private ear" for a local radio station.
A crank caller starts to wage a sinister war of nerves with Radio West.
Episode written by William Hood Producer Robert Banks Stewart
Director Ben Bolt Rpt

11.20pm Criminal Records
A montage of four decades of TV detectives set to a selection of classic crime records. It includes clips of the greatest TV gumshoes, from Jason King to Lord Peter Wimsey.
Producer Mick Conefrey

11.50pm Fabian of the Yard: The Executioner
The BBC's first police series was loosely based on the crimes solved by a real Scotland Yard inspector. It portrayed the police as the guardians of a wholesome society menaced by a few sinister individuals. This episode was first shown in 1955. Written by Eric Field, from a story by former inspector Robert Fabian Producer John Larkin
Director Alex Bryce

12.15am Jigsaw
Starring Jack Warner
A murder in which neither the victim nor the killer can be identified poses a formidable problem for Brighton police.
Director Val Guest
SEE FILMS pages 52-57


Written By: John Hopkins
Director: Shaun Sutton Rpt
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Producer: Kate Barker
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Written By: Ranald Graham
Producer: Ted Childs
Unknown: Jack Regan
Unknown: Brian Blessed
Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Paul Condon
Unknown: Sir Peter Imbert
Unknown: Jack Slipper.
Director: Bill Eagles
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson.
Unknown: Bill Fraser.
Unknown: John Vere
Unknown: Raymond Rollett
Unknown: Arthur Mullard
Unknown: John Vyvyan
Unknown: Hugh Lloyd.
Producer: Duncan Wood
Written By: William Hood
Director: Ben Bolt
Unknown: Jason King
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey.
Producer: Mick Conefrey
Written By: Eric Field
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Producer: John Larkin
Director: Alex Bryce
Unknown: Jack Wamer
Director: Val Guest
PC Fancy Smith: Brian Blessed
PC Jock Weir: Joseph Brady
Det Chief Insp Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Sgt Watt: Frank Windsor
Mr Sheilds: Joss Ackland
Det Insp Regan: John Thaw
Det Sgt Carter: Dennis Waterman
Det Chief lnsp Quick: Bill Maynard
Stickley: John Tordoff
Kretchmar: Vernon Dobtcheff
Dantziz: Carl Duering
Dowager: Rosemarie Dunham
Eddie Shoestring: Trevor Eve
Don Satchley: Michael Medwin
Erica Bayliss: Doran Godwin
Sonia: Liz Crowther
Fabian: Bruce Seton
Mr Porter: Peters Wannick
Marian Courtland: El Spetgray
Det Insp Fellows: Jack Warner
Det Sgt Wilks: Ronald Lewis
Jean Sherman: Yolande Donlan
Clyde Burchard: Michael Gooduffe
Mr Simpson: John Le Mesurier
Joan Simpson: Moira Redmond

: Weatherview

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