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9.38 Going to Work: Market Town
Although Leominster itself is a small town, it is an important centre for the surrounding countryside. Young people leaving school there can choose both town and country jobs.
(R) (E)

10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs sing 'Hammer with a hammer' and there's a visit to a carpenter's workshop. Henry the kangaroo introduces the word 'ice-cream'.
With Yasmin Pettigrew
(R) (E)

10.15 Music Time: Tempo
Music at slow, fast and in-between speeds, from fast, car-chase music accompanying the Keystone Cops, to the slow cat stalking its prey. The children tap the regular beat, chant, and sing a song at different speeds.
Presenters Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs with Dave Rose (bass guitar), Peter Borra (drums)
(R) (E)

10.38 Let's See: Scottish Farming: 1: Hill Farming
Presented by Michael Scott
Poor soil and harsh weather mean that hill farms have to concentrate on only those animals and crops that can survive such conditions.
(R) (E)

11.0 Zig Zag: Winter Festival: Sweden
Ellesmere Primary School in Sheffield links up with a school in Stockholm. The English children want to find out about the Festival of Lucia and the Swedish children have all the answers.
(E)

11.22 Walrus - Guess What!: The Truth!
What do you think David will do? Your answer depends on what sort of person you think he is. Michael Rosen and the team have their own ideas, but do you agree? Clues presented by David Freeman
(R) (E)

11.45 Religious Studies: Why? Because...: 'But is it true..?'
Children often ask this when they hear a story. There are three sections in this programme: a creation story, a modern story of temptation, and a battle between good and evil.
(R) (E)

12.8 pm Equal People: Dressing Up
Today young people make their own fashions - in the late 19th century there were women (and men) who did the same. A look at dress, then and now, and the need for freedom, self-assertion and self-expression by feminists and others.
(E)

12.28 Pages from Ceefax

12.40 General Studies: Have a Drink?
Alcohol is a drug. A look at the ways in which alcohol affects the body and some of the social consequences of drinking.
(R) (E)

1.5 Micro File
Lesley Judd and Fred Harris introduce a compilation of items from the recent series of Micro Live. Themes include: applications, hardware, games, robots and graphics
(R) (E)

1.38 Job Bank: Public Transport
A look at some of the great variety of jobs in bus and rail transport.
(R) (E)

2.0 Words and Pictures: The Magic Fish
A poor fisherman hears that the fish he has caught is really a prince and lets him go. The fisherman's wife feels a reward is due and begins to make some strong demands.
(R) (E)

2.15-2.35 Now and Then: The Rise and Fall of King Coal
A child's-eye view of the history of the coal-mining industry in Wales.
(R) (E)

Contributors

Producer (Going to Work):
Peter M. Evans
Series Producer (Going to Work):
Paul Mitchell
Presenter (You and Me):
Yasmin Pettigrew
Director (You and Me):
Pat Farrington
Producer (You and Me):
Richard Callanan
Cosmo:
Frances Kay
Dibs:
Francis Wright
Presenter (Music Time):
Jonathan Cohen
Presenter (Music Time):
Helen Speirs
Bassist (Music Time):
Dave Rose
Drummer (Music Time):
Peter Borra
Producer (Music Time):
Elizabeth Bennett
Presenter (Let's See):
Michael Scott
Director (Let's See):
Peter Legge
Producer (Let's See):
Marianne Baird
Producer (Zig Zag):
Tom Stanier
Presenter (Walrus):
Michael Rosen
Clues presented by (Walrus):
David Freeman
Producer (Walrus):
Morton Surguy
Narrator (Religious Studies):
Wei Wei Wong
Narrator (Religious Studies):
Indira Joshi
Narrator (Religious Studies):
Madhav Sharma
Producer (Religious Studies):
Julia Drum
Series Producer (Religious Studies):
Sue Weeks
Presenter (Equal People):
Carole Harrison
Producer (Equal People):
Rosanna Hibbert
Producer (General Studies):
Bruce Jamson
Presenter (Micro Live):
Lesley Judd
Presenter (Micro Live):
Fred Harris
Producer (Job Bank):
David Meldrum
Presenter (Words and Pictures):
Vicky Ireland
Producer (Words and Pictures):
Moyra Gambleton
Producer (Now and Then):
Pat Farrington

Fifty years ago the first
Spitfire flew at Eastleigh in Hampshire.
Raymond Baxter, a former Spitfire pilot, tells the story of the teams which raced to produce fighters which could out-manoeuvre the Messerschmitts of Hitler's Luftwaffe.
Film editor PETER HUNT Producer JOHN FROST

Contributors

Editor:
Peter Hunt
Producer:
John Frost

A series of films starring Sidney Toler Tonight also starring Cesar Romero Pauline Moore
When a friend of Chan's apparently dies of a heart attack on board a plane, all clues lead to the mysterious Zodiac - a psychic who appears to drive his clients to suicide.
Screenplay by JOHN LARKIN
Based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by SOL M. WURTZEL Directed by NORMAN FOSTER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Sidney Toler
Unknown:
Cesar Romero
Unknown:
Pauline Moore
Unknown:
John Larkin
Unknown:
Derr Biggers
Produced By:
Sol M. Wurtzel
Directed By:
Norman Foster
Rhadini:
Cesar Romero
Eve:
Pauline Moore
Jimmy Chan:
Sen Yung
Pete Lewis:
Douglas Fowley
Myra Rhadini:
June Gale
Paul Essex:
Louis Jean Heydt

Day two of the Lombard RAC Rally
William Woollard introduces live coverage of the last stage of the day from Ingliston near Edinburgh, with commentary from Barrie Gill and Tony Mason and reports on the day.

Contributors

Introduces:
William Woollard
Unknown:
Barrie Gill
Unknown:
Tony Mason

Elected as the youngest
Conservative Party leader in history, Ted Heath suffered the indignity ten years later of being ousted by Margaret Thatcher - his appointee.
On Open to Question tonight the former Prime Minister talks about Mrs Thatcher and her leadership, unemployment, the Falklands, and his hopes and fears concerning the young audience's future.
Would he like to be Prime Minister again?
John Nicolson chairs the young people from all over Britain.
Researcher MARK HAGEN Director LIZ SCOTT Producers
DAVID MARTIN. CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Ted Heath
Unknown:
Margaret Thatcher
Unknown:
Mrs Thatcher
Unknown:
John Nicolson
Unknown:
Mark Hagen
Director:
Liz Scott
Producers:
David Martin.

The Loaded Weapon
Presented by Robert MacNeil The English of Ireland is famous throughout the world as 'the blarney' or 'the gift of the gab'.
In fact, the language of James Joyce and The Playboy of the Western World evolved among the Gaelic-speaking Irish through a series of calamities: famine, conflict and exile.
This programme explores the inspiring but troubled story of Irish-English in both the north and the south of Ireland. It also describes the dramatic exile of Irish voices to communities in the Caribbean, Newfoundland and New York.
Written by ROBERT MCCRUM
Sound recordist ANTHONY WORNUM Film cameraman DAVID SOUTH Film editor SUSAN NEW
Series producer WILLIAM CRAN Producer PETER DALE
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Contributors

Presented By:
Robert MacNeil
Unknown:
James Joyce
Written By:
Robert McCrum
Unknown:
Anthony Wornum
Producer:
Peter Dale

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth.

(R)

Contributors

Writer:
John Cleese
Writer:
Connie Booth
Director:
Bob Spiers
Producer:
Douglas Argent
Sybil:
Prunella Scales
Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Mr Carnegie:
John Quarmby
Polly:
Connie Booth
Terry:
Brian Hall
Manuel:
Andrew Sachs
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Guest:
Stuart Sherwin
Maj Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley
Mr Taylor:
James Taylor
Mrs Taylor:
Melody Lang
Ronald:
David Neville
Quentina:
Sabina Franklyn

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 6: Basil the Rat

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 6 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. Havoc ensues when a public health inspector threatens to close the hotel and Manuel introduces his pet 'hamster'.

Contributors

Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Will men ever get pregnant? And if they do, will they opt for shoulder-tie dungarees, or play safe with Peter Pan collar-type loose smocks?
Whatever they decide, there's bound to be a documentary about it. And possibly a tea towel.
Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters Patricia Routledge and Celia Imrie
Duncan Preston , Susie Blake also JANE FINDLAY
RICHARD LLOYD-MORGAN
MARY JO RANDLE
PETER ELLIS
STEPHEN HANCOCK
PATRICK BARLOW
Written by VICTORIA WOOD
Musical director DAVID FIRMAN Film cameraman
PHILIP BONHAM CARTER
Film recordist CLIVE DERBYSHIRE Film editor COLIN JONES
Designer ANDREW HOWE DAVIES Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Pan
Unknown:
Victoria Wood
Unknown:
Julie Walters
Unknown:
Patricia Routledge
Unknown:
Celia Imrie
Unknown:
Duncan Preston
Unknown:
Susie Blake
Unknown:
Jane Findlay
Unknown:
Richard Lloyd-Morgan
Unknown:
Mary Jo Randle
Unknown:
Peter Ellis
Unknown:
Stephen Hancock
Unknown:
Patrick Barlow
Written By:
Victoria Wood
Director:
David Firman
Unknown:
Philip Bonham
Editor:
Colin Jones
Designer:
Andrew Howe
Directed By:
Geoff Posner
on BBC Two England

A Place to be Old
You don't expect to see pets on a hospital ward, cats on the beds, budgies singing on the windowsill.... but at the Mount Pleasant and Clayponds hospitals in west London that is exactly what will greet you. As nursing officer,
Ralph Greaves 's job is not unlike that of the matron in an old hospital. When he arrived at the hospitals in 1983, he found them run-down and demoralised. With few resources but plenty of good nursing, he managed a quiet revolution in the care of his elderly patients.
Researcher DEBORAH HILL
Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Unknown:
Ralph Greaves
Editor:
Andrew Johnston
Producer:
Peter Symes

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Nick Worrall
Unknown:
Ian Smith
Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Unknown:
Gill Nevill
Unknown:
Chris Lowe

with Chantal Cuer

Tonight's news comes from the state-run Belgian station RTBF. Chantal helps with the words and the news background, while Peter Fiddick looks at what's going on in the European media.
(E)

Contributors

Presenter:
Chantal Cuer
Presenter:
Peter Fiddick
Videotape Editor:
St John O'Rorke
Director:
Nick Davies
Series Producer:
Bernard Adams

BBC Two England

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