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This week's programmes will be repeated next week for the benefit of those on half-term holiday.
9.40am Lifeschool Going to Work
Equal Opportunities
A new play specially written for television, which looks at prejudice and its effect on two young people as they search for their first job on leaving school. Director MATTHEW KUIPERS
Series producer PAUL MITCHELL (e)
10.05am You and Me
Dibs and Cosmo observe a mysterious visitor to Harry's stall. But can they describe her? Song: She 71 Be Coming Round the Mountain
Presenters HARRY TOWB and SHEILA CHITNIS
Film director SUE ARON
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.18am Music Time. Bells
A town crier ringing his bell introduces the song Past Three O'Clock. Presented by JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R) (e)
10.40am Thinkabout Noodles in the Air
It's Sally's birthday. Jim and the children make her a surprise meal.
Producer DEREK LONGHURST (R) (e)
10.58am Zig Zag
Tomorrow's Space
A satellite dish on every roof? A new planet? The latest shuttle launch? A telescope in space? Space stations and a trip to Mars? A look at the latest in space and what to look for in the future.
Producer PETER M EVANS (e)
11.20am Into Music. Water
A song about water introduces some basic methods of composing music. The children start with a four-note tune and by repeating it, sharing it, overlapping and turning it upside down they create a piece of music called Repetalap 4. Presenters ROB CURLING and SEETA INDRANI Children from
WEST LODGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
BELMONT JUNIOR SCHOOL with MARK PEARSON (guitar) DAVE ROSE (bass guitar)
Director ANDREA CHRISTODOULOU Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (e)
11.40am MI 10:
Mathematical Investigations Fly on the Wall
Making and un-making a cardboard box followed by Projections.
Presenter HILARY CLOUGH
Animation STEWART HARDY FILMS Film editor JOHN BILLINGHAM
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
12.00 France Francais. Répétons A chance to get away from the classroom, and find out what young people in Provence most like doing in their free time. Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
12.15pm History File British Social History State of the Union
Introduced by BRENDA DEAN of SOGAT 82, a consideration of some of the factors in trade union affairs since the war.
Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
12.35pm General Studies Film of the Book
The History Man, 'one of the best novels of 1975', became a four-part television play in 1981. Some of the issues involved in the process of adaptation are discussed by author MALCOLM BRADBURY dramatist CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON director ROBERT KNIGHTS and actor ANTHONY SHER Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
Series producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
1.00pm Science in Action Sixth Sense
Travel beyond the limits of the naked eye with infra-red light and ultrasonic sound.
Presenters KJARTEN POSKITT and TERRY MARSH
Assistant producer CLARE ELSTOW Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)
1.25pm
The Adventures of Spot A See-Saw programme
Spot's Surprise Parcel (R)
1.30pm
What's Inside?
Faces and Feelings Floella Benjamin with Ben, Daniel, Jane, Natalie, Robert, Leah and children from
Holy Trinity Primary School Story: Geeta Clever Family by PETER BONNICI
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Producer SHEILA FRASER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
1.40pm Landmarks Concrete
Since the war, concrete has radically changed the landscape of Great Britain. Last year alone, 49 million cubic metres of concrete were poured into roads, bridges, tunnels and office blocks. Today's programme investigates how concrete is made and what it is used for. Producers ROBIN GWYN and NICHOLAS WHINES (R) (e)
2.00pm News
Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Lift Off!
Come with us in our spaceship to Jupiter, Venus and Mars. Vicky, Charlie and the children do the countdown and launch their rocket into space.
Presenter Vicky Ireland Animation GIL POTTER
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)

Contributors

Director:
Matthew Kuipers
Producer:
Paul Mitchell
Presented By:
Jonathan Cohen
Presented By:
Helen Speirs
Producer:
Elizabeth Bennett
Producer:
Derek Longhurst
Guitar:
Mark Pearson
Director:
Andrea Christodoulou
Producer:
Elizabeth Bennett
Presenter:
Hilary Clough
Producer:
Susan Paton
Introduced By:
Brenda Dean
Producer:
Edward Hayward
Unknown:
Malcolm Bradbury
Dramatist:
Christopher Hampton
Director:
Robert Knights
Unknown:
Anthony Sher
Producer:
Bruce Jamson
Producer:
Robin Mudge
Unknown:
Floella Benjamin
Unknown:
Peter Bonnici
Director:
Richard Brown
Producer:
Sheila Fraser
Producer:
Cynthia Felgate
Producers:
Robin Gwyn
Unknown:
Gil Potter
Producer:
Moyra Gambleton
Frank:
Jim Dunk
Sally:
Vicky Licorish

The Greek Islands
Kathy Tayler goes Greek island hopping; from the sophistication of Mykonos to the dramatic volcanic island of Santorini.
Director CLARE RILEY
Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kathy Tayler
Director:
Clare Riley
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by International
Pro-Celebrity Golf First of ten programmes.
The professionals competing for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy are the evergreen Lee Trevino , master improviser and shot maker, and the self-effacing but self-confident
Sandy Lyle. Their partners include the regulars such as Jimmy Tarbuck , Bruce Forsyth and Terry Wogan.
Peter Alliss is your host and today's match features superstar Sean Connery and first timer Max Boyce , in action over nine selected holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel. Executive producer
JOHN SHREWSBURY (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Trevino
Unknown:
Sandy Lyle.
Unknown:
Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown:
Bruce Forsyth
Unknown:
Terry Wogan.
Unknown:
Peter Alliss
Unknown:
Sean Connery
Unknown:
Max Boyce

Rothmans Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading This afternoon's matches should include some very experienced players. WILLIE THORNE will have a tough opening match against the veteran REX WILLIAMS, while on the other table
JOE JOHNSON , the 1986 World Champion shows off his footwear.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON Television presentation
WENDY SHEPPARD , PETER HAYWARD
Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE

Contributors

Unknown:
Willie Thorne
Unknown:
Joe Johnson
Introduced By:
David Vine
Commentators:
Ted Lowe
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm
Unknown:
Wendy Sheppard
Unknown:
Peter Hayward
Producer:
Keith MacKenzie

Portknockie to Ben Avon
The last of four programmes in which Jimmie Macgregor walks from Portknockie on the Moray Firth to the top of Ben Avon in the Cairngorms. The High Tops
Jimmie reaches the final stages of his walk which has taken him the length of Banffshire, and enjoys sunshine in Glenlivet. He meets a local farmer, sees how peat cutting has become a local industry, and visits an old priests' college hidden in the hills. Then it is over the Lecht to Tomintoul and a day at the Highland Games. He walks the length of Glen Avon , learns about life on the Highland sporting estate at
Inchrory, and finally finishes his journey just below the summit of Ben Avon in one of the remotest parts of the Cairngorms.
Producer DENNIS DICK

Contributors

Unknown:
Ben Avon
Unknown:
Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown:
Moray Firth
Unknown:
Glen Avon
Producer:
Dennis Dick

This summer ended with some of the biggest names in pop partying and performing live at the famous KU Club in Ibiza.
This week
DEF II brings you music from: Matt Bianco , Suzanne Vega , Jonathan Butler ,
Siouxsie and the Banshees,
Wonderstuff, Chris Rea , Tom Tom Club and Ofra Haza. Director GAVIN TAYLOR
Executive producer JIM BEACH A TVE/FUGITIVE TV production
DEF II editor JANET STREET-PORTER

Contributors

Unknown:
Matt Bianco
Unknown:
Suzanne Vega
Unknown:
Jonathan Butler
Unknown:
Chris Rea
Unknown:
Tom Tom Club
Unknown:
Ofra Haza.
Director:
Gavin Taylor
Editor:
Janet Street-Porter

Dy DAVID LAN this play by jn author whose work has been performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, explores the effect of apartheid on the lives of two young people, one black, one white. Pello secretly guides guerilla freedom fighters across the border, from
Botswana back into South Africa. So when she discovers a young white man who claims to be an army deserter trying to escape, does she believe him?
Producer ROGER TONGE
Director FAITH ISIAKPERE

Contributors

Pello:
Wabeisiyolwe
Adrian:
Ben Daniels
Pello's brother:
Michael Mascoll
Granny:
Susan Zungu
Nelson:
Davidson Knight
Oliver:
Ian Roberts
Smit:
David Albany
Conradie:
Philip Babot
Auxiliary soldiers:
Ntuthuko Nyembezi
Auxiliary soldiers:
Basil Isaac
Molefi:
Tommy Buson
Ramogodi:
Elliot Ngubane

starring
Since I Lost My Baby
Having Twinkacetti as your boss is bad enough, but no words can describe the prospect of having him as a roommate! Balki takes pity on Twinky when his wife throws him out and, for more reasons than one, Larry knows that this is a marriage that must be saved.
Written by CHIP KEYES ANDDOUG KEYES Directed by JOEL ZWICK

Contributors

Written By:
Chip Keyes
Unknown:
Doug Keyes
Directed By:
Joel Zwick
Balki:
Bronson Pinchot
Larry:
Mark Linn-Baker
Twinkacetti:
Ernie Sabella
Edwina:
Belita Moreno

Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading This evening's play should see JOHN PARROTT and TERRY GRIFFITHS in their respective matches proceed into the next round.
Introduced by DAVID VINE

Contributors

Unknown:
John Parrott
Unknown:
Terry Griffiths
Introduced By:
David Vine

The sixth programme in this 12-part series.
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Quest for Speed
In 1909 Glenn Curtiss took his wood and fabric Pusher bi-plane to Rheims for the world's first air races.
Louis Bleriot started as favourite, but Curtiss took the trophy at a record 461 miles an hour. Soon fans on both sides of the Atlantic were flocking to race meets. Fierce international rivalry built up to produce the fastest flying machines in the world. The RAF Spitfire was a direct descendant of racing planes. In Hitler's Germany, scientists produced revolutionary rocket and jet-powered fighters - the fastest of the war. Less than 40 years after Curtiss set his record, man broke through the sound barrier.
Film editor MIKE DUXBURY
Series producer IVAN RENDALL Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill
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Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Quayle
Unknown:
Glenn Curtiss
Unknown:
Louis Bleriot
Producer:
Ivan Rendall
Producer:
Dennis Adams

starring Gary Day
Gosia Dobrowolska For ex-Vietnam veteran Sam Barlow a nightmare begins when a friend, Jack, is murdered. Jack's mistress, Gina, seems to hold a lead to the killers, but before long the couple find themselves the quarry in a terrifying chase.
Screenplay by DAVID MARSH Produced by JAMES M. VERNON and FRANK SHIELDS Directed by FRANK SHIELDS
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Barlow
Play By:
David Marsh
Produced By:
James M. Vernon
Directed By:
Frank Shields
Sam Barlow:
Gary Day
Gina:
Gosia Dobrowolska
Hagan:
Rod Mullinar
Sgt Calhoun:
Tony Barry
Jack Fields:
Gerard MacGuire
Trish Fields:
Kris McQuade
Slaney:
Stephen Leader

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