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BBC Two England

Just Another Day

New series
The first of six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
Battersea Dogs' Home
A little old lady living alone is seeking a small white dog to keep her company. A young married man gives up his old English sheepdog because he takes up too much room. Today, as always, the home is full - 450 dogs either lost or kicked out by their owners, waiting to be taken away from it all. , .
'People ask how I can work in such a place,' says one kennel maid. ' But if I don't work here, who's going to care for them? Who's going to look after them until, hopefully, we find them a new home?'
Back pages: 83
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The second of six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. Traffic Wardens
They are the people we love to hate-traffic wardens. Also known as ' Wasps ', ' Yellow Perils ' and, even less politely, ' Little Hitlers This film reflects a typical day for the 100 Wardens who operate from a centre in the West End of London.
In Soho a lorry driver is getting irate. ' I'm just trying to do my job,' he says. ' So am t love,' replies Joyce, slapping a ticket on his windscreen.
Another warden gets sworn at. She swears back. That's not done. It could lead to an attack. Which is why wardens wear shatter-proof spectacles and clip-on ties which can't be used to throttle them.
Back at headquarters, new wardens are being coached. ' Always walk away from trouble,' they are told. ' But what if someone gets us down on the ground? ' asks one trainee.' Get your prayer mat out,' says the instructor. And everybody laughs. Nervously.
Film cameraman ALEC CURTIS Film editor CHARLES DAVIES Series producers
ADAM CLAPHAM, HENRY MURRAY Director MICHAEL WALDMAN
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman. Six films which go behind the scenes of places which have become part of the British way of life. 3: Selfridges
The scene: Selfridges, the biggest shop in the West End of London. The players: 3,000 employees who are briefed to ' entertain the public, not just take their money'.
Maurice, the postman, is doing his Norman Wisdom act; Colin, the designer, is trying to get a camel to chew sideways, not up and down; and Karen is waylaying unsuspecting men to spray them with a product she has to promote.
Prowling, around the store are Bron and Olive, who look like a couple of housewives on a day out: they're after shoplifters and Bron has a reputation for always getting her man or wcanan, unless they're bigger than me Backstage, as always, is St4*; the goods liftman who says of -customers: 'They're all right. I meanpwe-. have to have them. It's as simpler that.'
Film cameraman JOilN (MDYER Film editor chRisttSB oabnbr Series. producers
ADAM CLAPHAM, HENRY MURRAY
Director ADAM CURTIS .'.
(Repeatert;t¡ri Thursday at 9.15 pm) (Next week waterloo 5<a(ton>
BBC Two England

Just Another Day: The Seaside

with John Pitman
The last of six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex is a traditional little seaside town. It's got a sandy beach and a pier and not much else. But despite the age of the jet and the cheap package tour, Walton's population still doubles during the season.
This film reflects a typical day at the sea with the people who have been coming here for years and the people whose job it is, to entertain them and keep them happy.
It begins early in the morning when Eileen Fowler, the 'First Lady of Keep Fit' can be found on the beach, still practising what she started preaching back in the 50s. She-first visited there as a child in 1921 and returned to retire.
We meet the Punch and Judy man, the family who run a Wild West show at the back of the car park and Brian and Charlie, resident entertainers, who love doing the season "because we get just as much enjoyment here as we would at the Palladium or Las Vegas".
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema: It Always Rains on Sunday

starring Googie Withers
Jack Warner, John McCallum
For Rose Sandigate the day looks like being just another wet Sunday - until she finds a convict hiding in the Anderson shelter in the yard. Tommy has escaped from Dartmoor and, on the strength of their love affair many years before, persuades Rose to hide him.
Screenplay by ANGUS MCPHAIL
ROBERT HAMER and HENRY CORNELIUS Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by ROBERT HAMER Films: page 13
BBC Two England

M*A*S*H: Give 'em Hell Hawkeye

Starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Mike Farrell as B.J. Hunnicutt
Hawkeye decides the pen is mightier than the sword and writes to President Truman, while Hotlips beautifies the camp in exchange for a new water heater - just another day at the 4077th!
BBC Two England

Adam Faith in Just Another Little Blues Song

by JOHN HARVEY
The first in a season of plays by writers new to television. with Gwen Taylor , Alun Lewis and Dawn Archibald
A jazzman's life is hard enough when things are going well, and things haven't been going at all well for Frank for some years. Luckily, along with his gambling debts, he now has a friendly Soho club to play in, a very ex-wife, and there's Evie. Yes, there is always Evie.
Music by DUNCAN LAMONT Script editor ALISON ROUX Studio lighting DEREK SLEE Designer BRYAN ellis Producer TERRY COLES Director JOHN BRUCE 9 FEATURE: page 8
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
1: Battersea Dogs Home
A little old lady living alone is seeking a small white dog to keep her company. A young married man gives up his old English sheepdog because he takes up too much room. Today, as always, the home is full-450 dogs either lost or kicked out by their owners, waiting to be taken away from it all.
'People ask how I can work in such a place', says one kennelmaid. 'But if I don't work here, who's going to care for them? Who's going to look after them until we find them a new home?'
Six documentary gems (SUNDAY TIMES) Sensitive and sympathetic - a very happy half hour full of comforting incidents.
(DAILY EXPRESS)
Director PETER GRIMSDALE
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman 2: Traffic Wardens
They are the people we love to hate-traffic wardens. Also known as 'wasps', 'yellow perils' and, even less politely, 'little Hitlers'. This film reflects a typical day for the 100 wardens who operate from a centre in the West End of London.
In Soho, a lorry driver is getting irate. 'I'm just trying to do my job', he says. 'So am I love', replies Joyce, slapping a ticket on his windscreen. Another warden gets sworn at. She swears back. That's not done. It could lead to an attack. So wardens wear shatter-proof spectacles and clip-on ties which can't be used to throttle them.
The most entertaining current television series (DAILY EXPRESS) Director MICHAEL WALDMAN
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which have become part of the British way of life. 3: Selfridges
The scene: Selfridges, the biggest shop in the West End of London.
The players: 3,000 employees who are briefed to 'entertain the public, not just take their money'.
MAURICE, the postman, is doing his Norman Wisdom act; COLIN, the designer, is trying to get a camel to chew sideways not up and down, and KAREN is waylaying men to spray them with a product she has to promote.
Prowling around the store are BRON and OLIVE who look like a couple of housewives on a day out-they're after shoplifters and Bron has a reputation for always getting her man or woman-'unless they're bigger than me'.
Backstage, as always, is STAN, the goods liftman, who says of customers: 'they're all right. I mean, we have to have them. It's as simple as that'.
I loved every minute of it (DAILY MAIL) Another absorbing foray into everyday life
(DAILY EXPRESS)
Director ADAM CURTIS
BBC Two England

Just Another Day: 4: Waterloo Station

with John Pitman
Today, like every other day, 180,000 people passed through Waterloo, Europe's busiest station.
For those who use it, there are joyful reunions and sad farewells. For those who work here there are the usual headaches.
As the day wears on, there's a spot of trouble in the bar, while outside people gather under the clock. Waiting, searching ... and hoping.
"The British at their nicest and nuttiest" (Daily Mail)
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

Six films with John Pitman 5: Sotheby's
Upstairs, in the grand auction rooms, paintings worth millions are being sold to collectors and dealers who have flown in from all over the world. Downstairs, at the public counters, people are arriving with carrier bags full of bits and pieces wrapped up in newspaper.
In another part of the building, wine expert PATRICK GRUBB is watching out for free-loaders at a wine-tasting, while 80-year-old CYRIL JACKLIN , the violin expert, sifts through the latest arrivals -ever-hopeful of finding a Stradivarius.
As usual, unmissable fun (DAILY MAIL) Director LAURENCE REES
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The last in the series of six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. The Seaside
Despite the age of the jet and the cheap package tour, the population of Walton-on-the-Naze, a traditional little Essex seaside resort, still doubles during the summer season.
This film reflects a typical day at the sea front, with the people who have been coming here for years and the people whose job it is to entertain them and keep them happy.
It begins early in the morning when EILEEN FOWLER , the First Lady of Keep Fit, can be found on the beach, still practising what she started preaching back in the 50s.
We meet the Punch and Judy man , the boys who run the rides on the pier, the family who run a Wild West Show at the back of the car park, and Brian and Charlie, the resident entertainers who love doing the season 'because we get just as much enjoyment here as we would at the Palladium or Las Vegas'.
A Donald McGill postcard come to life
(DAILY MAIL)
Wonderfully rich in everyday eccentricity
(THE GUARDIAN)
Director ADAM CURTIS
BBC Two England

Just Another Missing Kid

This Academy Award-winning documentary film highlights the growing problem of the thousands of young people reported missing every year.
When 19-year-old Eric Wilson went missing on a trip between Ottawa and Boulder. Colorado, his family naturally turned to the police for help. But the Canadian and American police forces were not interested: to them Eric was just another missing kid. 'Come back in 30 days,' they said. Baffled and frustrated by the indifference of the authorities, the Wilsons hired a private investigator. Through him they finally discovered the tragic truth.
Produced and directed by JOHN zaritsky A CBC TV production
BBC Two England

Daytime on Two

9.30 Science Topics
Darwin and Evolution
9.52 Look and Read Badger Girl: 2
10.15 Mathscore One 1: Know Your Place
Cavemen, clowns and Octo the counting octopus all illustrate the importance of zero.
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE
10.38 Everyday Science Textiles
A murderer is brought to justice on the basis of forensic examination of fibres found at the scene of the crime.
Producer MICHAEL COYLE
11.0 History 11-13
1: The Peasants' Revolt by KEITH GOODALL
The true story of an Essex peasant caught up in the violent events of 1381. With ISABEL LANSDALE, SPENCER BANKS, NIGEL MAKIN , EDWARD PHILLIPS , PHILIP ANTONY ,
IAN GARDINER , GEOFFREY RUSSELL , JOHN CORDING , PETER SEARLES and SIMON GIPPS-KENT as Richard n Producer JILL SHEPPARD
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain. 1: Inner City - -1
The fluctuating fortunes of Glasgow - from Victorian boom to present day.
11.44 Going to Work
Going for the Interview
12.5 pm
The Computer Programme
The use of computers with the emphasis on small machines. 2: Just One Thing After Another
What is a computer?
12.30 Electronic Office
2: The Stand-alone Micro
IAN MCNAUGHT-DAvis examines word-processing, financial planning and data base management.
12.55 Whatever Happened to Britain?
Britain's performance as an economic force since the industrial revolution. 2: Voices in the Air
The influence of economic theorists.
1.20 Let's Go
Presented by BRIAN RIX
2: Let's Look After our Clothes
Let's Go Book 3 from BBC
Publications, 91.50 including postage
1.38 Around Scotland
Nature Study. 2: City Wildlife
2.0 Scene
The Cage by RAY JENKINS
Paula has a special reason for wanting to escape from the assessment centre - why won't she tell anyone?
2.30 English File
A Taste of Honey: 1
A new production in three parts Of SHELAGH DELANEY 's classic play.
Producer RONALD SMEDLEY Director MICHAEL SIMPSON
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
A series going behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
1: Battersea Dogs Home
A little old lady living alone is seeking a small white dog to keep her company. A young married man gives up his old English sheep-dog because he takes up too much room. Today, as always, the home is full - 450 dogs either lost or kicked out by their owners, waiting to be taken away from it all.
Sensitive and sympathetic and a very happy half hour full of comforting incidents (DAILY EXPRESS) Pedigree stuff (SUNDAY PEOPLE) Director PETER GRlMSDALE
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman 2: Traffic Wardens
They are the people we love to hate - also known as 'wasps', 'yellow perils' and, even less politely, 'little
Hitlers'. This film reflects a typical day for 100 wardens in the West End of London.
Director MICHAEL WALDMAN
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

A series of films going behind the scenes of places which have become part of the British way of life with John Pitman 3: Selfridges
The scene: Selfridges, the biggest shop in the West
End of London. The players: 3,000 employees who are briefed to 'entertain the public, not just take their money'.
Maurice, the postman, is doing his Norman Wisdom act; Colin, the designer, is trying to get a camel to chew sideways; and Karen is waylaying unsuspecting men to spray them.
Backstage is Stan, the goods liftman, who says of customers: 'They're all right. I mean, we have to have them. It's as simple as that.' / loved every minute of it
(DAILY MAIL)
Director ADAM CURTIS
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The last of a series going behind the scenes of places which have become part of the British way of life Waterloo Station
Today, like every other day, 180,000 people pass through Waterloo, Europe's busiest station.
For those who use it, there are joyful reunions and sad farewells. For those who work here there are the usual headaches.
A man tries to find his lost umbrella among the 1,000 others waiting to be claimed; a lady complains about the lavatories; in telephone enquiries they are trying to explain that they don't know about flights from Gatwick.
As the day wears on, there's a spot of trouble in the bar, while outside people gather under the clock. Waiting, searching.... and hoping.
Just another outstanding programme
(STANDARD)
The British at their nicest and nuttiest (DAILY MAIL) Director KEVIN LYGO
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
1: The Hospital for Sick Children
The motto of GOSH-London's Great Ormond Street Hospital -is 'Children First and Always'.
Nearly all the children referred here are seriously ill. There is an underlying feeling of tension, but overall it's a happy place. A place for hope. Sunjeev is recovering from an operation. He thinks it's his 19th. Claire, who is 11, has just had a blockage removed. 'Now I'll be able to grow,' she says. 'It'll cost my mum a lot of money in new clothes.'
Upstairs there's a party for Andrew who is one today; downstairs there's a party for Princess Michael of Kent who is opening a new ward this afternoon. As night draws in, the children are tucked up. Mothers sit with them until they fall asleep. Doctors start to go home.
'But you can't just disappear and forget,' says consultant surgeon Edward Kiely. 'At least, I can't.'
Photography JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor DAVID LEE
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director ANNE WEBBER
• FEATURE: page 82
BBC Two England

Did You See... ?

The television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses: Just Another Day (BBC2) about the Great Ormond St Hospital; ITV's drama serial The Practice and Last of the Summer Wine (BBC1).
Among those taking part are doctor and country singer Hank Wangford and journalist Bel Mooney
Director MARK URBAN
Producer KEVIN LOADER
Series producer JOHN ARCHER
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of our way of life. 2: Driving School
Every day a band of brave - some might say foolish - instructors set out in dual-control cars to teach people how to drive. Pupils like 69-year-old Mrs Patience Pumphrey. Her record to date: more than 100 lessons and two failed tests. 'Trouble is I have good days and bad days', says Mrs P; 'and sometimes they are very bad.' Somewhere out there are actress Carolyn Allen , screaming whenever things go wrong; Vietnamese boat person Dip Nguyen who, fortunately, has now been persuaded to stop at pedestrian crossings, and instructor Diana Redmond , who smacks pupils when they make mistakes.
And watch out - here comes Mrs Pumphrey to take yet another test....
Photography CHRIS SADLER
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director DESMOND LAPSLEY
BBC Two England

Just Another Day: 3: Soho

Eight films that go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
Everything you always wanted to know about
London's crooked square mile-but never dared to ask.... Meet the King of Swing - Alfredo the doorman, who has sung with Frank Sinatra ; and the Queen of Sound Effects
Beryl, who is having problems unzipping a banana.
Hear about naughty ladies and red stocking murders.
Drink in the afternoon with lan who knows all about hunting in Soho, and sympathise with old Frankie who says the girls just aren't what they used to be. He's right. Karen used to be a high-school teacher. Now she's a stripper. All in the best possible taste, of course....
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
4: The Natural History Museum
The blue whale is undergoing cosmetic surgery, the dinosaur is being given a spring clean and the elephants and rhinoceroses are on the move.
All this before the 7,500 visitors arrive for the day. Behind mahogany doors, away from the public, the scientists beaver away in their own little worlds.
Dr David Wragg is trying to record the love call of the cricket. Peter Whitehead is messing about with sprats and Paul Hillyard is feeding his pet tarantulas. He actually likes spiders.
'Nobody has ever been eaten by one,' he says, 'it's just that they have had a very bad press.'
Photography IAN STONE
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER
Series producer EDWARD MiRZOEFK Director JOHN PAUL DAVIDSON
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
5: Cross-Channel Ferry
Every day in summer 75,000 people sail away from Dover across the Channel. Each ferry goes backwards and forwards three times. It can get very confusing to the crew-sometimes they have to ask passengers which way the boat is going.
The passengers have their own problems. The Wallys, for instance, are trying to get to France. Trouble is, their car has broken down three times so far.
When the ferry docks at Calais, Pru Lobbard isn't queueing to get off. She's only here for the duty free. 'Well, they rip you off in France,' she says, 'and then there's all those dogs with muzzles....' Day trippers sing on in the bar, a nun buys her spirits allowance, and the chef fries the Dover sole that comes from Calais. Photography TERRY DOE
Film editor CHARLES DAVIES
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director ANNE MORRISON
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
6: The Tower of London The Japanese are quiet.
The French are a bit messy. The Germans are clean and friendly.
And the English?
'Arrogant, pushy and wanting all the attention,' says Sandy O'Cunneff , who runs the ladies' loo at the Tower of London.
Twelve thousand tourists 'do' the Tower every day, guided by the beefeaters - ex-soldiers who tell spine-chilling tales of blood and guts through the ages. Somewhere in all the chaos, a child is lost. And something that shouldn't be there is found in the Jewel House. Photography
PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Film editor DAVID LEE Series producer
EDWARD MIRZOEFF
Director SARAH CAPLIN
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
7: Richmond Park
It is a golden autumn day in Richmond Park - a royal park, and a sanctuary of 2,500 peaceful acres on the doorstep of London.
Pippa, Emma and Tufty, the squirrels, are being spoiled by Sally, a medical secretary. She feeds them expensive nuts.
The Nutcracker is rehearsed by the boys of the Royal
Ballet School. Two Japanese ladies hunt among the leaves for secret delicacies. Taxi drivers sneak into the park for a quick game of golf. Dogs are walked, pictures painted, model planes flown and bagpipes blown. And watching it all are the deer. Proud majestic creatures. It is, after all, their park....
Photography JOHN GOODYER Film editor GRAHAM SHIPHAM
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director LAURA GAVSHON
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The last of eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. Moving
They say that one of the worst things that can happen to ordinary people is moving house.
Today RONALD MILLER , 82, and his wife, ISABEL, 75, are leaving the house in Dollis Hill that has been their home since their wedding day in 1930. GLYNN and CARRIE BOYD-HARTE are moving into a 16-room mansion (with no heating) in London's West End. And in Clacton the PATELS are worried about their temple being damaged in the move. For the removal men, of course, it's no big deal.
There is a lot of huffing and puffing and the odd bit of cussing. But they are caring people. They care about tea-breaks, tips and, of course, their clients. 'We have to be diplomats,' says one man, 'I mean, that's people's lives stuck on the back of our lorries.'
Series researcher PAT HOLLAND Photography JOHN BECK
Film editor GRAHAM DEAN
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director NICK HANDEL
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The Hospital for Sick Children The motto of GOSH -
London's Great Ormond
Street Hospital - is 'Children
First and Always'. Nearly all the children referred here are seriously ill. There is an underlying feeling of tension, but overall it's a happy place. A place for hope.
Sunjeev is recovering from an operation - he thinks it's his
19th. Clare, who is 11, has just had a blockage removed.
'Now I'll be able to grow', she says. 'It'll cost my mum a lot of money in new clothes.'
Upstairs, there's a party for Andrew, who is one year old today; downstairs, there's a party for Princess Michael of Kent, who is opening a new ward this afternoon.
As night draws in, doctors start to go home. 'But you can't just disappear and forget', says consultant surgeon Edward Kiely. 'At least, I can't.'
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director ANNE WEBBER (R)
A tender film, achingly truthful
(SUNDAY TIMES)
Warm and lighthearted
(DAILY MIRROR)
(Another programme tomorrow at 9.0)
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman Soho
Everything you always wanted to know about
London's crooked square mile - but never dared ask ... Meet the king of swing -
Alfredo, the doorman - who has sung with Frank Sinatra. Hear about naughty ladies and red-stocking murders.
Drink in the afternoon with Ian who knows all about hunting in Soho. And sympathise with old Frankie, who says the girls just aren't what they used to be.
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Director IMOGEN SUTTON (R)
Warm and intimate view of London's traditional red-light district
(DAILY MAIL)
Unfailingly agreeable
(DAILY TELEGRAPH)
(Another programme tomorrow at 9.0)
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman Driving School
Every day a band of brave ? some might say foolish - instructors set out in aual-control cars to teach
People how to drive. Pupils like 69-year-old Mrs Patience Humphrey, whose record to date: more than 100 lessons and two failed tests. 'Trouble is I have good da'h and bad days,' says Mrs P, 'and sometimes they are bad.' series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF "'rector DESMOND LAPSLEY (R)
Various (DAILY MAIL) Happiest event of the week.... lovely
(DAILY MIRROR)
BBC Two England

Daytime on Two

Schooltime Supplement: page 23

9.20 Let's Go - Series 1: 1: Let's Go Shopping by Bus
Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by Brian Rix. (R)

9.35 Encounter: France: Land and Sea - Fecamp
On 14 July, Fecamp celebrates - but what's life like for the police, firemen and fishermen on other days? (R)

9.52 Mathscore One 1: Know Your Place
Cavemen, clowns and Octo the counting octopus, all illustrate the importance of zero. (R)

10.15 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 1: Dark Towers in Danger!
by Andrew Davies.
A reading series for 7- to-9-year-olds in ten episodes based on a ghost story. (R)

10.38 Update USA: 1: Great Lakes City
Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie and one of the original capitals of industrial
America, is struggling with the problems of decline as investment for new industry seeks out more profitable locations in the south and west of the USA. (R)

11.0 Watch: Grain Harvest

11.17 Walrus 1: After Four
by Cathy Pellicer.
Those kids from the remedial class ought not to have been in the school television studio anyway.... (R)

11.39 Science Topics: Ecology and Conservation
Ecology has lots of interlocking questions and, as yet, few answers. (R)

12.0 Year of the French: 1: The Queen of the Beaujolais
Another chance to see this series on French life and attitudes, seen through the experiences of individual French men and women.
Marguerite Chabert, 83, is President of the wine co-operative of Fleurie. (R)

12.30 Deutsch Direkt!: 1: Programm eins
The first in a new 20-part series for beginners in German, made in West Germany and Austria.
How to say who you are, where you're from and ask where something is. And a look at Duhnen, a popular holiday resort on the North Sea coast. West German TV presenter Hanni Vanhaiden introduces the programme from her home town, Hamburg.
Book, £5.95, three cassettes £3. 75 each, and Notes for Teachers from booksellers or BBC Publications

12.55 Switch On to English (1): 1: The Importance of Word Order
Key aspects of spoken and written English using extracts from popular television series as reinforcement.
Presented by Floella Benjamin. (R)

1.20 Encounter: Spain: Town and Village
Life in a Castilian village - and in the provincial capital of Valladolid; Holy Week celebrations. (R)

1.38 Let's See: Where We Live: 1: A Place to Call Home
Garry looks at why Bedouin Arabs, Eskimos and Scots build themselves such different kinds of homes, and just what and who are involved in building a house in Scotland today.

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs exchange presents with Indira Joshi. Introducing the numbers 2 and 4. Book: Happy Birthday Sam (R)

2.15 History 11-13 The Middle Ages: 1: The Peasants' Revolt
by Keith Goodall.
The true story of an Essex peasant caught up in the violent events of 1381. (R)

2.40 Exploring Science: Getting the Measure of It
Where would we be without a system of measurement agreed by everybody? (R)
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman Moving
They say that moving house is one of the worst things that can happen to ordinary people.
Ronald Miller , 82, and his wife Isabel, 75, are leaving the house they moved into after their wedding in 1930. Artist Glyn Boyd Harte is moving into a crumbling mansion in the West End; and in Clacton, the Patels are praying that their temple won't get damaged.
For the removal men, it's just another day. But they do try. 'We have to be diplomats,' they say, 'I mean, that's people's lives stuck on the back of our lorries.'
This series adds a bit of joy to life
(DAILY MAIL)
Director NICK HANDEL
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Just Another Day: The Natural History Museum

with John Pitman
The blue whale is undergoing cosmetic treatment; the dinosaur is getting a spring-clean and the elephants and rhinoceros are on the move. All this before 7,500 visitors arrive for the day.
Away from the public gaze, the scientists are beavering away. One tries to record the love calls of the cricket; another dissects sprats.
And the spider man, Paul Hillyard, feeds his beloved tarantulas. 'Nobody has ever been eaten by one,' he says, 'It's just that they have a very bad press.'
"This series adds a bit of joy to life" (DAILY MAIL)
"A charming documentary" (THE TIMES)
"Another treat in this fine series" (DAILY MIRROR)
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF
Director JOHN-PAUL DAVIDSON
(R) CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Cross Channel Ferry
Every day in summer 75,000 people sail away from Dover to France. Each ferry goes back and forth three times. No wonder the crew sometimes have to ask the passengers where they are. On this trip a jolly nun joins in the sing-songs, a sad lady puts her two Pekinese into quarantine, Pru Lobbard refuses to get off 'because they rip you off in France', and the Wallys miss the boat.... Great fun - ana very perceptive
(DAILY MIRROR)
Director ANNE MORRISON
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
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Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Sunjeev is recovering from an operation. He thinks it's his
19th. Clare, who is 11, has just had a blockage removed,
'Now I'll be able to grow', she says, 'It'll cost my mum a lot in new clothes.'
Upstairs there is a party for Andrew who is 1 today; downstairs, Princess Michael of Kent is opening a new ward. Nearly all the children referred here are seriously ill.
There is an underlying feeling of tension. But overall, it's a happy place. A place for hope. This series adds a bit of joy to life
(DAILY MAIL)
A tender film, achingly truthful
(SUNDAY TIMES)
A really moving programme
(THE TIMES)
Director ANNE WEBBER
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
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Just Another Day

with John Pitman Tower of London
The Japanese are quiet, the French a bit messy. The Germans are clean and friendly. And the English? 'Arrogant, pushy and wanting all the attention', says Sandy O'Cunneff who runs the ladies' loo at the Tower. The programme joins the 12,000 tourists 'doing' the Tower - Beefeaters tell spine-chilling stories of blood and guts, a child is lost in all the chaos and there is a break-in in the Jewel House. Director SARAH CAPLIN
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
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Just Another Day

with John Pitman Richmond Park A golden autumn day in the park — a sanctuary of 2,500 peaceful acres on the doorstep of London.
At the ballet school, The Nutcracker is being rehearsed; outside Pippa and Tufty are being fed expensive nuts. Taxi drivers sneak in for a quick game of golf, dogs are being walked, bagpipes blown, pictures painted.
And watching it all are the royal deer. Proud, majestic creatures. It is, after all, their park ...
This senes adds a bit of joy to life
(DAILY MAIL)
A classic of its kind (DAILY EXPRESS) Utterly charming essay (THE TIMES) Director LAURA GAVSHON
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
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Just Another Day: 1: EastEnders

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
It's spring in Albert Square. The daffs are out; the trees are in leaf and love is in the air.
Actually it's early March; the daffs are plastic, the leaves are made of material and tied on with cotton, and Den and Angie and Dot and Ethel and the gang are shivering on the outside set at Elstree.
Today Michelle and Lofty get engaged on a bench in the square. Lofty is frozen;
Michelle is laughing. She's got her baby to keep her warm - a large vest padded with foam and muslin - 'jolly useful place to keep a hot water bottle or a hip flask' says Susan Tully who plays Michelle.
It's not easy living in a fantasy world. People keep asking Susan where her baby is. 'I tell them the truth - it's hanging up in the dressing room.'
As the day goes on, there's tragic news about Willy; Wendy Richard talks about her private life and Leslie Grantham explains why he's writing to the Guinness Book of Records.
Oh, and June Brown - Dot - says she's not worried about people from the past selling her secrets. 'My acquaintances were far too elegant,' she says, 'and anyway most of them are dead.'
EastEnders' records, Nick Berry - 'Every loser wins' RESL 204, The Banned - 'Something outa nothing' RESL/12RSL 205 available from retailers
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BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 2: Heathrow
Heathrow is the world's busiest airport - 45,000 people work here and cater for 75.000 passengers a day. Here is Bemadette MacDonaId, check-in girl. never without a smile on her face. 'It comes on when I arrive and it gets peeled off like a mask when I leave.'
Up on the roof the plane-spotters are bugging the control tower for up-to-date information. In terminal three, the photographers are snatching the stars. Today, it's Shirley Bassey.
There are tearful farewells and happy reunions. And, as evening draws in, 86-year-old Mrs Amelia Goodman from Clacton-on-Sea prepares to make her first flight. She's never been further than Margate. Today she is emigrating to Australia to be with her family.
Flying in is another greatgrandmother - HM The
Queen Mother For her, it's just another flight; for Amelia it's a big, brave new experience. 'Have 1 got to go in that?' she asks her son. as the Jumbo stands waiting. But go she does - giving everybody a little wave from the steps. Just like somebody else we all know and love ... Photography JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director DESMOND LAPSLEY
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 3: The Blue Cross Hospital for Sick Animals
Nellie has got a sore throat, Bruce has an eye problem and keeps bumping into things, and Whiskey is coming round from an operation to stop him chasing the girls.
Nellie is a 10 1/2-foot python, Bruce is a tortoise and Whiskey was a torn cat. Today they're all in the consulting rooms at the Blue Cross Hospital for Sick Animals which has been operating for 50 years just behind Victoria Station.
It's for pet owners who can't afford vets, and all animal - and human - life is here.
Yum-Yum, Mimi and Lai-Lai - Pekinese - are here for a check-up. 'They're my children,' explains their mistress, 'I've got something to care for.'
There are happy endings - and sad incidents. Grace, a kitten who had to have a leg removed, is re-united with her owner, but an alsatian going blind has to be put to sleep. 'Most people need assurance about it because they think they are killing their animal,' says vet Janet Clift. 'But if it's in the best interest of the animals, it has to be done.'
It costs £{ million a year to run Victoria. Money well spent? 'Of course,' says administrator Paul Hannon. 'We not only help animals, we help owners, because for many people a pet is the most important thing in their life.' Photography IAN HILTON
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director PAT HOLLAND
Books, Discovering Animals, £8.95; The Living Planet, E12; Life on Earth, £9.95 from booksellers
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 4: AA
Next time your car breaks down or won't start, and the AA says there's a two-hour wait, here's a tip. Tell them you're a doctor or a nurse or a teacher. Say you're a plumber on an emergency call - and you'll get priority.
'It's a good trick', says
Sgt Johnny Towers , who is based at Stanmore, Britain's busiest AA Centre. 'That way they get instant service.'
Today a doctor is locked out of his car. They rush to his rescue. He is a doctor. 'Any patients waiting?', he's asked. 'Well, no ... I'm a doctor of science.' Nice one.
A nun with a flat battery calls in - and a woman with two children has to be towed away. On the M4 a member who 'breaks down all the time' waits patiently for help, along with hundreds of other casualties who haven't thought to tell a lie.
Photography JOHN GOODYER
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director LINDA CLEEVE
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life. 5: Greyhound Racing - Walthamstow
Round and round the dog track at Walthamstow goes 75-year-old Leo Olley , painting everything that doesn't move. He's there every day before the punters arrive, singing old wartime songs and making sure all is spick and span. 'I've got a job for life', he says, 'it's just like the Forth Bridge.'
Greyhound racing is Britain's second most popular sport.
It's colourful and exciting and packed with a cross-section of larger than life characters. Johanna Beumer , schoolmistress by day, owner and punter by night, dresses from head to toe in either red, white or blue, depending on the colour her dog is wearing. Tonight it's red.
Some you win, some you lose. But as trainer Louis Solomon explains, 'If you took away the element of surprise, people would stop coming.' Photography IAN HILTON
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director PAT HOLLAND
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
The last of six films Fairford
A Cotswold Town:
A NATO Base
In April this year, nine
KC 135 Stratotankers - flying petrol pumps - took off from Fairford to refuel the F-llls that bombed Libya.
Yet an incident that made world headlines and caused an international crisis seems to have had little effect on the local people.
The baker hardly notices the Americans. The water bailiff doesn't worry about their presence. Only a small warning voice is heard every so often. 'If there is a war,
Fairford is a bulls eye', says author Susie Vereker. 'The whole of Gloucestershire is, in fact.' In the meantime sheep are sheared, bells are rung and the harvest is safely gathered in ... Photography MIKE wilkie
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER Series producer ANN PAUL Director BETTY MCBRIDE
BBC Two England

Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Battersea Dogs Home
Christmas is the time people rush out and buy puppies as presents. New Year is the time many of them realise they have made a mistake.
The Dogs Home at Battersea always has to cope with the aftermath of Christmas. Today, however, is just another day. As usual the place is packed - 450 dogs either lost or kicked out by their owners. It's a film reflecting the sad moments and the joy when dogs are re-united with their owners or taken away from it all to start new lives.
Sensitive and sympathetic and a very happy half hour full of comforting incidents (DAILY EXPRESS) Director PETER GRMSDALE (R)






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