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National and international news and analysis from the BBC's correspondents and reporters. Summaries read by Jill Dando on the hour and half hour.
The latest sports news from Archie Macpherson.
Weather forecasts from
Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25.
Regional news and travel updates at 7.27. 7.57 and 8.27
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Live coverage of the opening session of this year's Social and Liberal Democrats Conference in Brighton. The Democrats meet this week amidst continuing controversy over the party's name and identity and confronted with disappointing opinion poll ratings in the 12 months since they elected their new leader Paddy Ashdown , MP. Presented by David Dimbleby , Vivian White and Ian Smith.
This morning's session includes a debate on health. Unit manager PAULINE HEDGES
Co-ordinator JANET MACCULLOCH OB producer NEIL ECCLES Deputy editor ALEX GERLIS Editor JAMES HOGAN including at
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Simon Parkin - starting with
The Why Bird Stop where Why is having trouble waking up.
Puppeteer: Fiona Beynon Brown. Director CLARE BRADLEY
Producer BARBARA RODDAM A FELGATE production (R)
10.50am The Bunyip: Frilly Lizard
Written by Terry Moesker
Half in, half out of billabong, the Bunyip sat and hummed a song....
Voices by Jill McKay
Animation by MARK TROUNCE Produced and directed by ANNE JOLLIFFE (R)
with Peter Gilmore. Producer RALPH ROLLS
A FORGE PRODUCTIONS LTD programme for BBCtv
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Weather Ian McCaskill
Gail's feelings about Paul's child are confused. This week's cast:
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Today sees the first two players to take part in a knockout competition that tests your general knowledge and memory. What's behind the squares? Find out if you can answer the questions or 'Pair the Squares'!
Mack finds that stepping into a ready-made family isn't easy. Gary begins the dangerous slide into alcoholism again. (R)
The experts of everyday cooking are here, with a myriad of helpful hints. Watch Hudson and Halls skilfully prepare a delicious Caesar Salad, a colourful and unusual pepper salad, and a pale and interesting frosted cheese mould. They are joined this week by Open All Hours star Lynda Baron, who helps them 'break the mould' of cookery again - this time with a hairdryer!
Executive producer GEORGINA ABRAHAMS
Produced and directed by PHILIP CASSON
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Hildy sets out to net 'The Butterfly' - a notorious jewel thief.
Andy Crane - starting with
More cartoon fun.
Executive producer THERESA PLUMMER ANDREWS Producer ROY MILANI (R)
4.05pm Ewoks: The Crystal Cloak (R)
4.20pm The Quack Chat Show
from Keith's Castle. Keith Harris, Orville and Cuddles meet ghosts.
The visiting children from St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School, Oldham make ghost stick puppets. Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Director PETER LESLIE Producer MARTIN FISHER
For a free puppet facts sheet send an sae to: [address removed].
4.35pm BraveStarr: Space Zoo
Fuzz is sucked into a black hole and winds up in a zoo cage on an alien spaceship.
5.05pm Blue Peter
with Caron Keating, Yvette Fielding and John Leslie. Flights of Angels
We're back with a new set, a new sound and exciting films from Zimbabwe!
Producers ALEX LEGER and OLIVER MACFARLANE Editor LEWIS BRONZE
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with John Humphrys and Jill Dando.
Weather Bernard Davey
Guy Michelmore keeps you in touch with what's going on around the capital region of the country.
With reports from studios around the south east.
Michael Wale on the local sports scene and Cathy McGowan around town.
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'The most exciting woman in the world' was how
Orson Welles , no less, described one of Terry's guests tonight.
Eartha Kitt talks about her extraordinary life and says 'I'm still here!'
Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton continue their fight on your behalf and Mike Embley and Sue Bishop report on stories and campaigns aimed at giving you a better deal.
Assistant editors JOHN GETGOOD and ALLAN SHARPE
Editor SARAH CAPUN
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More 'Magic Moments' from television's illustrious past are on show tonight as Noel Edmonds grills the goggle-box buffs on how much they really know about the small screen. Rowan and Martin invite you to a 'Laugh-In' and Tarzan will be flexing his chuckle muscles. Director NICK HURRAN
Producer RICHARD L. LEWIS
Executive producer JOHN KING
written by Adrienne Conway. Starring and featuring
Gran has good news but Bernie and Sylvia need to talk. When they do, their future seems uncertain.
Studio sound DAVID THOMPSON Studio lighting GEOFF BEECH Designer ROSEMARY HESTER
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with Martyn Lewis.
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Taking the Reins of Power This September, Poland is living through some of the most momentous days in its history. For the first time in Eastern Europe for 40 years, a non-Communist Prime Minister leads the Government.
The BBC's former Eastern Europe correspondent, Tim Sebastian , returns to Poland to report on the revolution that may change the face of Europe in our lifetime.
He revisits the cities that were the birthplace of Solidarity and uncovers the raw reality of everyday life where the battle is not for politics but for food.
How can Solidarity deliver both bread and freedom? And how much power have the Communists really surrendered as they still keep the Army and the Secret Police in their grasp?
Is the Party really over? Producer HELEN JENKINS Editor TIM GARDAM
Starring Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Joe Grifasi and Jessica Tandy
The dark streets of Manhattan hide many things. One stormy night the city gives up a grisly secret - the body of George Bynum, his throat slit from ear to ear! But the mystery deepens when Bynum's mistress confesses to Sam Rice, Bynum's psychiatrist, that she had once killed a man.
Entranced by her, Rice finds himself caught in a terrifying spiral of murder and deceit. A tense Hitchcock-style thriller that takes romance and murder to a surprising climax.
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Too Little, Too Late An investigation by Sally Hardcastle.
Are Britain's managers still the dunces of the world? A major report, commissioned by the Government two years ago, shows that Britain lags far behind other Western countries in management training. As a fierce debate rages over what must be done to improve the situation, there are concerns that, whatever happens, it may be too little, too late. Producer DAVID DAWSON
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