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9.35 Des le debut Asking the Way
Basic French language skills shown in action through sketches and documentary film. (R) (e)
9.52 Making History The Middle Ages
The Peasants' Revolt
(e)
10.15 Science Workshop Bread 'A'
(e)
10.38 Investigating Science I Wonder Why?
(e)
11.00 Thinkabout Rubbish Dump
(e)
11.15 Near and Far: Now and Then
Working the Land
(e)
11.35 Scene
The Breakaway (R) (e)
12.05pm Science Topics
Light, Electrons and the Atom The relationship between electronic energy levels and the emission or absorption of energy.
Series producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.25 Issues
4: What's Really Happening? What's Behind It?
A current affairs series that takes an in-depth look into a major issue of the week.
Presented by BOB CURLING Producer LEN BROWN (e)
12.50 Inset Science
(e)

Contributors

Producer:
Peter Bratt
Presented By:
Bob Curling
Producer:
Len Brown

A See Saw programme (R)
1.38 Music Time
Rhythm and the Beat
Chanting a magic spell against the regular rhythm. Playing rhythm patterns from the spell, and using them to compose a piece of music. Presenters
JONATHAN COHEN. HELEN SPEIRS Director DAVID scott cowan
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Cohen.
Unknown:
Helen Speirs
Director:
David Scott Cowan
Producer:
Elizabeth Bennett
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Watch
Night Time
Louise and James investigate the world after sunset. They meet some of the nocturnal animals found in this country and with the help of a young astronomer they discover what can be seen in the night sky.
Some children learn how to make shadow puppets and put on a puppet show. Presenters
LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR
JAMES EARL ADAIR
Producer JULIE CALLANAN
Series producer DAVID TAFT (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown:
James Earl Adair
Producer:
Julie Callanan
Producer:
David Taft

The Government says the Community Charge, or Poll Tax, will be fairer than the present rates bills, and will make councils more accountable. Its opponents claim it will hit the poor, benefit the rich and be a nightmare to collect.
Fred Emery reports from
Scotland, the shires and the inner cities.
Producer DENYS BLAKEWAY Editor TIM GARDAM

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Emery
Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Editor:
Tim Gardam
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by World Darts
The World Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of last night's second-round matches which will complete the quarter-final line-up.
Commentators SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN

Contributors

Commentators:
Sid Waddell

with Angela Rippon
The Southern Edge of Mendip As she explores the area where the Mendip Hills give way to the Somerset Levels, Angela discovers some spectacular underground caverns, learns of local legends associated with early Christianity and King Arthur and comes across historical curiosities like a 'spite wall' and a 'shambles'.
She also tries her hand at the traditional craft of papermaking and accepts an invitation to become the engine driver of an old steam train.
Producer PAUL SMITH

Contributors

Unknown:
Angela Rippon
Producer:
Paul Smith

Gerald Harrison introduces a series of twice weekly concerts featuring the champion bands who appeared in the last BBC2 brass band competition.
Today's featured bands are:
Desford Colliery Dowty Band conducted by HOWARD SNELL The Newham Band conducted by MELVIN WHITE The Foden OTS Band conducted by HOWARD SNELL from the Assembly Rooms, Derby

Contributors

Introduces:
Gerald Harrison
Conducted By:
Howard Snell
Conducted By:
Melvin White
Conducted By:
Howard Snell

in Greetings from Earth The second of two parts.
Apollo and Starbuck have accompanied the space travellers to the planet
Paradeen hoping to find news of Earth. Instead they are confronted with a new threat - the evil forces of the Eastern Alliance.
Written by GLEN A. LARSON Directed by RON HOLCOMB

Contributors

Written By:
Glen A. Larson
Directed By:
Ron Holcomb
Commander Adama:
Lome Greene
Captain Apollo:
Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck:
Dirk Benedict
Lt Boomer:
Herb Jefferson Jr
Sarah:
Kelly Harmon
Michael:
Randy Mantooth
Actor:
Vector Raydolger

Clea and Zeus Divorce is the first novel from highly-praised American writer
Emily Prager. She discusses it with Jill Neville and her guests, including
Carole Hayman ; plus A Dream of Passion, a book about acting by the late LEE STRASBERG. Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROLAND KEATING
(Book details on Ceefax page 289)

Contributors

Unknown:
Emily Prager.
Unknown:
Jill Neville
Unknown:
Carole Hayman
Unknown:
Chris Wilson
Producer:
Nigel Williams
Producer:
Roland Keating

A weekly report on the world of education with Linda Alexander
The School Belongs to All of Us Community Education aims to involve everyone from tiny tots to grandparents in education as both teachers and pupils. Tonight a film commissioned by Somerset County Council which celebrates their efforts to make education a life-long Process for everyone. Mltor PETER RIDING (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Alexander

Regional Variations (2)

The War in Korea

Autumn 1950

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

In Max Hastings' account of the Korean War, South Korea is invaded by the communist North. The emergence of the Inchon plan and China's entry into the war are also covered in this episode.

Regional Variations (2)

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 6: The Patron of the Arts

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Classic political sitcom. Jim Hacker faces embarrassment when Sir Humphrey tells a bigwig friend in the arts that the government is planning to cut grants. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Simon Monk:
John Bird
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

If You Love Him, Let Him Go On a Cheshire hillside, retired lecturer
Alan [text removed] has a heart-to-heart with his son Richard. The family is facing an agonising decision, should they let Richard leave home? Richard is 22, a cheerful young man with the gift of livening up any company he's in. He's one of the thousands of mentally handicapped adults living with their families, many more than in institutions. And all their parents, like Alan and Mary [text removed] , face the same dilemma: what happens when we're gone?
Mandy is also 22, but she can't walk or talk. Her parents, Norman and May
[text removed], have always cared for her. She has never spent a night away from them. Now they must think about the unthinkable.
Richard and Mandy have been offered different lives - places in a residential home. What will the families decide? Photography JILL PEIRSON Sound RICHARD MANTON Film editor ALAN LYGO
Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
0 INFO: page 77
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Contributors

Unknown:
Alan [text removed]
Unknown:
Mary [text removed]
Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

Another chance to see Harry Carpenter 's Et tu Bruno,
Dennis Potter 's Wheel and ultimately something else. Featuring Rory Bremner with Sara Crowe , John Dowie , Steve Steen and Jim Sweeney
Written by BARRY CRYER JON CANTER. JOHN DOWIE GUY JENKIN. STEVE PUNT
PETE SINCLAIR. STEVE STEEN and JIM SWEENEY
Director MARCUS MORTIMER Producer BILL WILSON (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Carpenter
Unknown:
Dennis Potter
Unknown:
Rory Bremner
Unknown:
Sara Crowe
Unknown:
John Dowie
Unknown:
Steve Steen
Unknown:
Jim Sweeney
Written By:
Barry Cryer
Written By:
Jon Canter.
Written By:
John Dowie
Written By:
Guy Jenkin.
Unknown:
Pete Sinclair.
Unknown:
Steve Steen
Unknown:
Jim Sweeney
Director:
Marcus Mortimer
Producer:
Bill Wilson

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With reports from around Britain by Ian Smith ,
Chris Lowe and Peter Taylor Producers MARK THOMPSON
MARK DAM AZER. NIGEL CHAPMAN LIZ RAMSAY
Editor JOHN MORRISON

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Adam Raphael
Unknown:
Ian Smith
Unknown:
Chris Lowe
Unknown:
Peter Taylor
Producers:
Mark Thompson
Unknown:
Nigel Chapman
Unknown:
Liz Ramsay
Editor:
John Morrison

The Embassy World
Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club
The first two quarter-finals are played this evening in this top event of the world's darts calendar which is worth F16,000 to the player who lifts the trophy on Sunday evening.
Total prize money is E71,600 which is over E60,000 more than ten years ago when the championship was launched. TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of tonight's matches which now step up a gear to the best of seven sets, five legs per set.
Commentators SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS Television presentation KEITH MACKENZIE and PETER HAYWARD
Producer KEITH PHILUPS

Contributors

Introduces:
Tony Gubba
Commentators:
Sid Waddell
Unknown:
Keith MacKenzie
Unknown:
Peter Hayward
Producer:
Keith Philups

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