with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55,
News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20 Morning's papers at 8.37 Including this morning:
Zoe View - Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on [number removed]
How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly Shock of the New
Parents from many different backgrounds talk about giving birth and getting to know their babies. Director ANNE O'DWYER
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) The Parent Programme helpline is available to provide advice and information on [number removed]or in Scotland [number removed]
If you want to be a monster, now your chance,
'Cause everybody's doing the monster dance!
Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Ben Bazell
Story: Where the Wild Things Are
Written and illustrated by MAURICE SENDAK (R)
with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News BILL GILES
at the National Garden Festival Today the gates open for Britain's first National
Garden Festival at Stoke-on-Trent. Direct from the Pebble Mill Gardens at the festival, Magnus Magnusson , Peter Seabrook and Chris Baines take a look round the colourful 180-acre site which has been reclaimed from the derelict Shelton Steelworks.
A See-Saw programme Get ready for blast off. 5-4-3-2-1... we're heading for the moon! With Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Percussion PETER HOWLAND
Script associate ROBIN HALDANE Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
Songs from this series on BBC record and cassette
RECiZCM 557 from retailers
Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship The dust has settled on yesterday's quarter-finals and DAVID ICKE looks at the semi-finalists and how they got there as the two tables in the Crucible are reduced to one. At 2.30* DAVID VINE introduces Snooker Break and at 2.50 reveals who has won Shot of the Decade - and tickets for Sunday's and Monday's final.
(Coverage continues on BBC2)
with Floella Benjamin and Robin Stevens
Floella puts on her flippers and snorkel today, and joins in the fun at the Kingfisher Swimming Pool. Meanwhile, Fribble has a terrible tale to tell about ferocious pirates who roam the high seas. There's water, water everywhere.... and certain people are going to get rather wet!
Musical director PETER GOSLING Percussion WILL HILL Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Director ALISON STEWART
Producer CHRISTINE HEWITT
try some magic in the little house in the forest in Witch Switch
A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Part 8 by VALERIE GEORGESON The moment has come: who will be chosen to look after Benny Buck in the school holidays? (R)
Calypso, the green-eyed queen of the Crystal planet, is ordered by the gods to crush Ulysses but, when he visits her, she falls in love with him instead ...
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Take a Deep Breath!
Janet plunges in at the deep end and reports on Britain's first underwater concert - where the audience dive down to hear the submerged band, complete with snorkels, flippers and compressed air tanks. Discover the art of underwater communication as Janet meets aqua-clowns, frogs, steel drummers, mermaids and dolphins.
with Robbie Vincent and Angharad Mair
Can you match up to the Go for It! challenge? This week an Irish family bare their health to the two inquisitors in the Go for It! test.
And do babies sink or swim? Producer PAUL SIMONS
Editor DAVID CORDINGLEY
For info pack with do-it-yourself health assessment, send large (22p) sae to: Go for It!, [address removed]
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Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from
Britain and around the world followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, Look North North West Tonight Midlands Today
Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40.
Introduced by Mike Smith Sound NEIL SADWICK
Lighting CLIVE THOMAS
Designer ROSEMARY HESTER Production MICHAEL HURLL
by Jane Hollowood.
'Marriage - it's just an institution to keep us down'.
Record or cassette, EastEnders Singalong, REH/ZCR 586 from retailers
with Maggie Philbin Howard Stableford Judith Hann and Peter Macann bringing you the new and fantastic from the world of science.
This week: Intelligent Plastic 'Smart' banking cards which store all the details of your bank account have yet to reach this country.
But a similar card, which means you can carry your medical history with you wherever you go, is about to be launched. Producers
MARTIN FREETH. CYNTHIA PAGE
MARTIN MORTIMORE , DANA PURVIS Studio director JULIE harrup Editor RICHARD REISZ
Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities in the last programme of the current series.
An international line-up includes the two captains who will be facing each other next week in the first all-
Merseyside FA Cup Final: from Everton and Wales, Kevin Ratcliffe ; and from Liverpool and Scotland, Alan Hansen.
They're joined by two top sportsmen from abroad: from Test cricket, New Zealand's Richard Hadlee , one of the world's great all-rounders; and from Pakistan, Jahangir Khan , the reigning World
Squash Champion, unbeaten since collecting his first world title five years ago. David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats in sport. Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
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Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather News
Written by Carla Lane
The story of the Boswells, a family of lovable rogues - their unity, loyalty and ability to survive in today's world of unemployment with the help of a little gentle skulduggery.
Title song by David Mackay
Film cameraman Rex Maidment Film recordist Terry Elms Designer Gary Pritchard Directed by Susan Belbin Produced by Robin Nash Feature: page 4
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Last of three programmes Live from the Everglades
BBC cameras go deep into the vast, marshy wetland of the Everglades National Park, hoping for pictures of the anhinga - the 'darter' bird - which swims underwater to spear fish.
Tony Soper completes his week's birdwatching in Florida with this report from the hot, steamy southern tip of the Sunshine State. Also in the Everglades: herons, ibis, egrets, and some rarities - snail kite and limpkin; and alligators, of course.
Plus pictures from the sanctuary at Corkscrew Swamp, one of the last remaining areas of virgin bald cypress - the oldest trees in eastern North America.
The following titles are available as BBC records or cassettes:
Sound Guide to Waders in Britain on REQZCM 545
Your Favourite Bird Songs on REQZCM 511
British Wild Birds in Stereo on REQZCM 4008
Bird Spot on REC/ZCM 438
The weekly opportunity for the general public to pose the questions and debate the answers with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence events.
Sir Robin Day and his guests go to Scotland to face the questions and arguments of an Aberdeen audience.
Around the Question Time table at the University of Aberdeen are:
Archy Kirkwood , mp
DAOonagh McDonald , mp Geoffrey Pattie , mp Director ANN MORLEY
Producer ANNA CARRAGHER Editor BARBARA MAXWELL
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of the first eight frames of this best-of-31-frames match from Sheffield. Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON Summarisers
JOHN VIRGO , JOHN SPENCER Television presentation
KEITH PHILLIPS. MIKE ADLEY
ALAN GRIFFITHS , PETER HAYWARD Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER