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9.43 France-Francais Un dur apprentissage
Girls, as well as boys, can train to be professional jockeys in France. They tell their own story, at L'Ecole des Apprentis lads-Jockeys near Marseille. Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Is there something lurking behind the dustbins in the market? Dibs helps Cosmo overcome her fears.
Dressing-up song What If You Were a Lion?
Book: Roger Was a Razor Fish, poems compiled by JILL BENNETT , illustrated by MAUREEN ROFFEY
Presenter HARRY TOWB
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Science Workshop Tracks (B)
Guests DAVID WOODFIELD and Thumper, JOHN ALLUM Producer MICHAEL COYLE (R) (e)
10.38 Let's See
Above and Below 3: The Coalminer
Presented by CHRIS CONNOR Chris goes down a modern coalmine and also investigates the origins of coal, and mining methods of the past.
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R) (e)
11.00 Words and Pictures Oink and Pearl
(e)
11.18 Tutorial Topics
Appearances, followed by Fame (e)
11.40 Science in Action What a Gas
(e)
12.00 Home Economics Inset
Teachers' Programme
(e)
12.28pm Lifeschool
Equal People: Sexism Education (e)
12.50 Welcome to My World 1: The Refusal
Can we invent a way to cope with automation?
Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer:
Susan Paton
Unknown:
Jill Bennett
Illustrated By:
Maureen Roffey
Presenter:
Harry Towb
Producer:
Nicci Crowther
Unknown:
David Woodfield
Unknown:
John Allum
Producer:
Michael Coyle
Presented By:
Chris Connor
Producer:
Marianne Baird
Producer:
Paul Kriwaczek
Cosmo:
Frances Kay
Dibs:
Francis Wright
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Olympic
Match of the Day
The XV Olympic Winter Games Steve Rider introduces the action from the medal round of the Olympic ice-hockey championship. Six teams qualified from the opening groups, and now the top three in group A will play one game against the top three in group B to decide the medallists.
Television presentation CTV

Second of two programmes.
In 1935, the narrow gauge railway from Bamstaple to Lynton in north Devon was sold for scrap. Little now remains of the old line, yet its memory continues to haunt today's railway enthusiasts. Above all, they long to believe the inscription that accompanied a wreath on the last day of service - 'Perchance it is not dead but sleepeth'.
This programme meets some of the people who are keeping the spirit of the Lynton and Barnstaple alive.

Contributors

Written and narrated by:
Gwyn Richards
Producer:
Andrew Johnston

Presented by Barry Norman The Last Emperor - director Bernardo Bertolucci 's lavish epic about the last emperor of China, whose life encompassed startling changes, from his days on the imperial throne through to the time he spent in a harsh prison in Communist China. Stakeout - Seattle detectives Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez are given the worst assignment on the duty roster - a night-time stakeout, but the task changes dramatically when Mr Dreyfuss becomes romantically involved with the lady under surveillance. Director BRUCE THOMPSON Producer JANE LUSH

Contributors

Presented By:
Barry Norman
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown:
Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown:
Emilio Estevez
Director:
Bruce Thompson
Producer:
Jane Lush

The XV Olympic Winter Games
The latest action from Calgary. Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Figure Skating Four years ago,
NATALIA BESTEMIANOVA and ANDREI BUKIN of the USSR were overshadowed by the brilliance of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Britons became Olympic ice-dance champions. Today, the Soviet couple hope to add that elusive gold medal to their list of achievements, with a stunning performance of their own in the free dance. Commentator ALAN WEEKS Speed Skating
Highlights of the women's
3,000m at the Olympic Oval, and a chance to marvel again at the strength of the East Germans whose squad includes ANDREA EHRIG ,
GABI SCHONBRUNN and the incredible KARIN KANIA , the medallists four years ago.
Commentator RON PICKERING Alpine Ski-ing
The first run of the women's giant slalom in which VRENI SCHNEIDER of Switzerland was attempting to add an Olympic title to her 1987
World Championship gold medal. You can see the second run in Olympic
Sportsnight, BBC1 at 10.15pm. Commentator
DAVID GOLDSTROM
Plus news of how JOANNE CONWAY is faring in the compulsory figures section of the ladies figure-skating championship.
Television presentation CTV

Contributors

Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Introduced By:
Andrei Bukin
Unknown:
Jayne Torvill
Unknown:
Christopher Dean
Unknown:
Andrea Ehrig
Unknown:
Gabi Schonbrunn
Unknown:
Karin Kania
Commentator:
Ron Pickering
Unknown:
Vreni Schneider
Unknown:
David Goldstrom
Unknown:
Joanne Conway

1961
The race begins to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade - hope and prosperity are on a matching upswing.
News - Gordon Lonsdale and his ring are tried as spies,
Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space, Rudolf Nureyev leaps to freedom and the Berlin Wall goes up. Music - the Shadows, the Allisons, Ricky Nelson , Roy Orbison , Dion and Helen Shapiro
Series producer ANN FREER ProducerSUE MALUNSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Gordon Lonsdale
Unknown:
Yuri Gagarin
Unknown:
Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown:
Ricky Nelson
Unknown:
Roy Orbison
Unknown:
Helen Shapiro
Producer:
Ann Freer
Producer:
Sue Malunson

The Writer's Film
From its earliest days, the cinema has needed writers. Writers in their turn, have borrowed tricks from the movies.
Tonight, Bookmark takes a close and often comic look at the rewards and miseries of the writer's relationship with film in Britain and America. Featuring William Boyd
Ian McEwan , Pat O'Connor Graham Swift ,
Frederick Raphael , Philip Dunne and Julius Epstein , veterans of the studio system, Robert Towne , the oscar-winning writer of Chinatown and the iconoclastic American novelist, Robert Coover who does things with Casablanca to make Ingrid Bergman blush. With extracts from many well-known movies and rare screen appearances by Count Leo Tolstoy , Scott Fitzgerald and Henry Miller , Bookmark sets out to discover if it can ever be the writer's film.
Photography COLIN CASE Film editor DAVE MONK
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROGER THOMPSON

Contributors

Unknown:
William Boyd
Unknown:
Ian McEwan
Unknown:
Pat O'Connor
Unknown:
Graham Swift
Unknown:
Frederick Raphael
Unknown:
Philip Dunne
Unknown:
Julius Epstein
Unknown:
Robert Towne
Unknown:
Robert Coover
Unknown:
Ingrid Bergman
Unknown:
Count Leo Tolstoy
Unknown:
Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown:
Henry Miller
Producer:
Nigel Williams
Producer:
Roger Thompson

Hawkeye awaits his fate at a preliminary hearing for a court martial. The charge is mutiny against acting CO Major Frank Burns and the possible sentence is death. As the story unfolds there is just a slight discrepancy of accounts. (R)

Contributors

Writer:
Burt Prelutsky
Director:
Harry Morgan
Hawkeye:
Alan Alda
BJ:
Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter:
Harry Morgan
Hot Lips:
Loretta Swit
Major Burns:
Larry Linville
Radar:
Gary Burghoff
Klinger:
Jamie Farr

The first of seven parts
Written by ANDREW DAVIES starring
Peter Davison with Graham Crowden Barbara Flynn
David Troughton
Michael J. Shannon Joanna Kanska
The New Frontier
Stephen Daker 's eagerness to take on his new job as head of the medical practice soon wanes when he meets an American and a girl called Grete.
Music by DAVE GREENSLADE Script editor DEVORA POPE
Make-up designer SUZAN BROAD Designer CHRIS PEMSEL
Producer KEN RIDDINGTON Director DAVID TUCKER
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Contributors

Written By:
Andrew Davies
Unknown:
Peter Davison
Unknown:
Graham Crowden
Unknown:
Barbara Flynn
Unknown:
David Troughton
Unknown:
Michael J. Shannon
Unknown:
Joanna Kanska
Unknown:
Stephen Daker
Music By:
Dave Greenslade
Editor:
Devora Pope
Designer:
Suzan Broad
Designer:
Chris Pemsel
Producer:
Ken Riddington
Director:
David Tucker
Jock McCannon:
Graham Crowden
Nuns:
Elaine Turrell
Nuns:
Sonie Hart
Jack Daniels:
Michael J Shannon
Julie Daniels:
Toria Fuller
Stephen Daker:
Peter Davison
Lyn Turtle:
Amanda Hillwood
First security guard:
John Cording
Elaine Edgar:
Melanie Parr
Rose Marie:
Barbara Flynn
Bob Buzzard:
David Troughton
Second security guard:
Jim Dunk
Dr on screen:
James Webb
Mrs Kramer:
Gillian Raine
Geoffrey Perks:
Anthony O'Donnell
Maureen Gahagan:
Ltndy Whtteford
Old age pensioner:
Bill Shine
Sammy Limb:
Dominic Arnold
Grete:
Joanna Kanska
Greg Trout:
John Wheatley
Lecturer:
Oliver Ford Davies
Bearded man:
Ned Vukovic
Ron Rust:
Joe Melia

The first of a series of diverse film documentaries from the north of England.
Tonight: In good times and bad the pubs along Newcastle's Bigg Market have been the scene for Tyneside's spectacular celebration of the end of a working week. But what happens when for many young people, in the region with the highest unemployment in mainland Britain, there is no working week? It seems that the UB40 can finance the celebration just as well as the pay packet of Vickers Armstrong or Swan Hunters once did.
BBC Newcastle
Feature: page 24

Contributors

Photography:
Paul Otter
Film editor:
Derek Inglis
Producer:
John Warwick

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with international reports by David Sells
Charles Wheeler Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
David Sells
Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Gavin Esler
Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

11.40 The Changing Experience of Women: Women Speaking (2)
Three women with careers talk about the pressures they have experienced in their private and professional lives. (R)

12.05 Geology: The Earth As a Machine
A powerful intuition and a keen eye focused on the scenery of his native Scotland, allowed 18th century naturalist James Hutton to understand the Earth as a heat machine, and to be the first to estimate its great age. (R)

Contributors

Producer ("The Changing Experience of Women"):
Ann Pointon
Producer ("Geology:
The Earth As a Machine"): Stuart Carter

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