starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers whether or not they have teletext sets.
with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Including today -
Gardening advice from Alan Titchmarsh down on Titch's Pitch; Advice Line: the expert panel answers your calls and offers advice;
Glynn Christian has more recipe ideas; and Beverly Alt has the latest trends from the world of fashion.
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Come on down to the quayside to watch the boats come in Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Kate Copstick
Story: Victor Builds a Bridge by JAN LOOF
Director SHARON MILLER
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather News
1.27 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
A six-part series
4: Rices and Grains Sarah Brown shows the secrets of cooking perfect brown rice, together with a quick and easy way of transforming it into a refreshing rice salad with herbs. She prepares some light savoury cornbread muffins which are delicious with soups or cheeses, and a classic middle-eastern salad called tabbouleh. She also goes behind the scenes at
Britain's famous vegetarian restaurant, Cranks. Director PAULA GILDER
Producer JENNY STEVENS
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Second of five programmes Staying Home
Forty per cent of people aged over 75 live alone. For many of them home helps are their anchor in the world and their most intimate and regular relationship.
This programme looks at the work of home helps and then goes on to explore the innovative scheme set up in Kent which uses paid volunteers to help old people stay in their own homes.
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS
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with Stuart Bradley
Follow the trail to spot caterpillars and to look for badgers at night.
Music WILLIAM BLEZARD
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES Designer JANE CLEMENT Producer ANNE GOBEY
Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
The cartoon adventures of Heathcliff the alley-cat and Marmaduke the outsized great dane puppy.
Today's stories are called Tricky Treat, Of Mice and Menace and Beach Brawl
Griff Makes a Date
Lisa Canard and her family return from Vancouver with their new baby. Lisa meets Griff, a newcomer to the Degrassi Street school, and they arrange a date. But baby Nicholas isn't well and Lisa decides the baby is more important than her date.
First of nine programmes Paradise Lost? with Su Ingle and Michael Jordan
Imagine a tropical island, with sun-washed beaches, damp, lush rain forest, beautiful shady woodlands, lakes, mountains and arid deserts. And everywhere animals - unique animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Inquisitive ring-tailed lemurs, beautiful sifakas, noisy indris, tiny nocturnal mouse lemurs, fabulous birds, colourful chameleons, enormous bats. Su and Mike start this new series with a special programme filmed on the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. They report on why this paradise is under threat, and what you can do to help.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol
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1: The Atheist and the True Believer
In this six-part story, a top lawyer and an evangelist revive their religious disagreements, little knowing the traumatic effect on their beliefs of a future event. (Repeat. Part 2 on Thursday at
as Dr James Kildare:
as Dr Leonard Gillespie:
as Andrew Webb:
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas WitcheU followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today
by Bill Lyons.
'It's not even our van to start with. You've got no licence, no insurance, no nothing...'
(For cast see Thursday page 74)
by JON WATKINS
Arthur has to face the fact that he will become a grandfather. But is this cause for celebration?
Designer GARY PRITCHARD Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH
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starring as Arthur Crabtree:
and as Beryl Crabtree:
Worlds Without End
In a barn on a Scottish hillside some time around 1600, a woman has been tortured by elders of the church. Their logic now demands that she should pay a final terrible penalty. They know there's no alternative. We know that their decision is barbaric. Not only that but we know that we are right and they are wrong.
But how are we so sure? The final programme of the series asks why we assume that in science we have the first objective version of the truth. Is our truth really
'better' than any other? And if it's not, is knowledge only what we make it? Is all discovery really invention? Written and presented by JAMES BURKE
Producer JOHN LYNCH
Series producer RICHARD REISZ
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with Barry Took
Producer BERNARD NEWNHAM
with John Humphrys Weather News
The Milk Run
Crockett and Tubbs employ a little friendly persuasion to deter two young amateurs from taking up a career in cocaine smuggling. When their advice goes unheeded, the detectives decide to use the boys as bait to trap the professionals behind the operation-knowing that one false step will cost the young men their lives.
Written by ALLISON HOCK and DENNIS COOPER Directed by JOHN NICOLELLA
starring as Sonny Crockett:
and Philip as Ricardo Tubbs:
The last of six concerts featuring Irish traditional music at its best. with guests
Michael Flatley , Irish dancer, and the Antrim and Derry Country Fiddlers
Designer DIANE MENAUL
Lighting GEORGE CAMPBELL Sound KEN ELLIOTT
Production ALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland
The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events in the film industry calendar, ended last night. An unusual number of English-language films were chosen to compete for the main prize, the Palme D'Or.
Pale Rider, Clint Eastwood 's new Western, had its world premiere, and was in competition with Peter Bogdanovich 's Mask, starring Cher; Alan Parker 's Birdy, starring Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine ; and the British entry, Nicolas Roeg 's Insignificance, starring Theresa Russell ,
Tony Curtis and Gary Busey. Peter Weir 's Witness, starring Harrison Ford , was shown at the opening night gala. Barry Norman previews these films and talks to the stars and directors, with coverage of the closing gala when the results of the main competition are announced. Studio director DAVID JEFFCOCK Assistant producer JANE PROWSE Producer JUDY LINDSAY
Honeymoon Louie 's delight at seeing his old girlfriend Zena turns sour when he learns she is getting married. After boycotting the wedding he decides to gatecrash the honeymoon to tell her what a good loser he is!
Written by DAVID LLOYD
Directed by RICHARD SAKAI