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9.10 Encounter: Italy: A Land of Custom
Italian traditions: a contrada in Sienna; a primitive ritual in Basilicata; 'the race of the saints' in Gubbio.

9.25 Pages from Ceefax

9.48 Maths at Work
Young people use CSE maths: a surveyor, mechanical engineer, sheet metal worker and forester.

10.10 Timmy and Vicki: Vicki's Story
by John Challen
The last episode of a two-part play about two young teenagers going through their first serious relationship. This week, the story from Vicki's point of view. How different is her version compared with Timmy's view of the same story seen in the first episode?
With Samantha Vinnell, Perry Wilson, Cheryl Miller, Kerryann White, Ann Curthoys, James Marcus and Anthea Holloway.

10.35 Japan: The Crowded Islands: Too Far, Too Fast?
Does anyone ever shout 'enough is enough'? Can you be too devoted to economic growth?

11.0 Watch: North American Indians: 2: Buffaloes
(For details see tomorrow at 2.0pm)

11.17 Walrus - Guess What? Just Imagine!
When a book gets you really interested, it seems as though you're not merely reading it - you're in it. Michael Rosen and the team get carried away. Clues presented by David Freeman

11.40 Home Economics: Choices
To make good nutritional choices we need correct information. Lesley Judd asks whether we really get this on food labels.

12.2 Mindstretchers: Problems: Mystery of the Five White Powders
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds
How can Anthony Daniels identify the five powders with simple chemical tests?
(Solution on Friday at 10.40am)

12.7 Pages from Ceefax

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo makes a den under the stall for Dibs. Henry and Ellie find the word 'school'. Lola and Olabo go to see their Dad working in an office. Song: 'Once I caught a fish alive'

2.15 British Social History: Twentieth-Century Woman: Changing Roles
Fifty years ago central Salford was a poverty-stricken slum of small terraced houses; today it is a vast council estate where people still live in relative poverty. How have the lives of the women there changed over half a century?


Narrator (Maths at Work):
Kieran Prendiville
Producer (Maths at Work):
Roger Fry
Series Producer (Maths at Work):
David Roseveare
Writer (Timmy and Vicki):
John Challen
Film Cameraman (Timmy and Vicki):
Henry Farrar
Producer (Timmy and Vicki):
Len Brown
Samantha Vinnell
Perry Wilson
Cheryl Miller
Kerryann White
Ann Curthoys
James Marcus
Anthea Holloway
Presenter (Walrus):
Michael Rosen
Clues presented by (Walrus):
David Freeman
Producer (Walrus):
Morton Surguy
Presenter (Home Economics):
Lesley Judd
Presenter (Mindstretchers):
Anthony Daniels
Series Producer (Mindstretchers):
Edward Hayward
Cosmo (You and Me):
Frances Kay
Dibs (You and Me):
Frances Wright
Producer (British Social History):
Alan Ereira

with Peter Alliss
A series of ten programmes for those who want to take up golf and for golfers who want to improve their game. 7: Difficult Lies and Conditions
Producer GORDON MENZIES BBC Scotland


Peter Alliss
Gordon Menzies
on BBC Two England

The Fatal Step
When the stage on which Jess rides shotgun is sabotaged and robbed he trails the thieves to Montana, only to find one of them is his friend. He also discovers the law in the town isn't all it should be and he is soon in desperate need of Slim's help. Written by PAUL SAVAGE
Directed by JOE KANE


Written By:
Paul Savage
Directed By:
Joe Kane
Slim Sherman:
John Smith
Jess Harper:
Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper:
Spring Byington
Mike Williams:
Dennis Holmes

Barry McGuigan
Josephine Buchan visits the Irish border country where McGuigan is training for his forthcoming world title fight and discovers the records that knock him out.
Archive clips include
Stevie Wonder , Elton John and Van Morrison


Barry McGuigan
Josephine Buchan
Stevie Wonder
Elton John
Van Morrison
Ultan Guilfoyle
Jon Plowman

Mark Ellen and Andy Kershaw introduce live music from The Pogues and a new Californian band Lone Justice.
David Hepworth visits
Llandudno where local boys The Alarm share a gig with Welsh-language band, Maffia Mr Huws ; how do you sell records when only half the audience understands the words?
Hindsight features The Police from 1978. Sting is interviewed in the studio with exclusive footage of his new band in performance.
Richard Skinner checks out today's new charts, while calls for your choice of videos are taken on [number removed]. Producers JOHN BURROWES and TREVOR DANN
Director DAVID G. croft


Mark Ellen
Andy Kershaw
David Hepworth
Maffia Mr Huws
Richard Skinner
John Burrowes
Trevor Dann
David G. Croft
Michael Appleton

A Touch of the Butterflies Narrated by David Attenborough In an exotic hot-house tropical 'birdwings' fly free among delighted visitors. In the jungles of Malaysia these creatures are the livelihood of the forest people. These two worlds are drawn together as the camera unravels the butterflies' astonishing life-cycles.
Film cameraman OWEN NEWMAN Written and produced by JOHN DOWNER BBC Bristol


David Attenborough
Produced By:
John Downer

Regional Variations (2)

Behind the Lines

Now You Don't

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1985, this series follows prospective members of the Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (MAWC). This episode looks at the art of escape and evasion. Show more


Film Recordist:
Fred Clark
Dubbing Mixer:
Mike Harwood
Camera Operator:
Ian Kennedy
Film Editor:
Chris Stephen
Michael Begg


2: The end of the 1920s heralds tremendous change: a world gripped by the Depression and young nations desperately seeking their own identity. In 1930 Bradman's batting exploits defeat England and shatter her illusion of supremacy on the cricket field. While the MCC Lords fret, Jardine coldly formulates the tactics by which history will judge the man who beats Bradman and regains that supremacy. But as Jardine's obsession with the Australian begins to dictate his preparations for the momentous 1932 MCC
Tour, the new hero appears to be defeating himself.... Written by TERRY HAYES and DENNY LAWRENCE
(For cast see Monday page 41. Part 3 tomorrow at 9. 0 pm)


Written By:
Terry Hayes
Written By:
Denny Lawrence
Directed By:
George Ogilvie
Directed By:
Denny Lawrence

11.30 Physics: Magnetism
Gases at one hundred million degrees Celsius, called plasma, can be contained using magnetic forces. Harnessing fusion, the power source of the sun, may depend on this.

11.55 Religion: The Greek Liturgy
Each Easter, pilgrims from Greece and Cyprus flock to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and through the liturgy of St John Chrysostom. proclaim 'Christ is risen!'

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