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: Through the Garden Gate

West Country nurseryman Dennis Cornish visits a herb nursery. Producer David Spires (R)
● GARDENING: page 16


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: Celtic Quest

Discovering Light. For the four Sundays of Advent, Rosemary Hartill visits sites in north-east
England which have strong links with Celtic Christianity, beginning with the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Preacher: Rev Canon David Adam.
Readings: I Thessalonians 5, vv 1-11; Luke 21, vv 25-33. Producer Noel Vincent Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Canon David Adam.
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Helen Alexander

: A Vous la France!

French for beginners. 10: A review of the French covered so far. Producer David Wilson (R)
0 APPLICATION FORMS: for the achievement test from local adult education test centres. If doubt about your nearest centre, write to
[address removed]
● SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title.
£7. 99, two cassettes £5.99 each, language pack (book and cassettes) £22.00, student workbook, £4.99, teachers' notes £3.99, from retailers. For computer software only, price £31.63, please call 0[number removed].


Producer: David Wilson

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners. 10: How the Spanish spend their spare time. Producer David Wilson (R)
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£7.99, two cassettes 15.99 each, language pack (book and cassettes) £22.00, student workbook, £4.99, from retailers. For computer software only, price £31.63, please call 0[number removed].


Producer: David Wilson

: You and 92

How the new European Single Market might affect you in 1992. You and Your Community. Presented by Dick Taverne and Alan Watson. Series editor Christopher Capron
A Capron production for BBCtv (R)
* SUPPORT MATERIALS: please send a 38p A4 sae to, '[address removed]


Presented By: Dick Taverne
Presented By: Alan Watson.
Editor: Christopher Capron

: A Way with Numbers

It's a Cover-Up. In the third of 20 programmes providing practical help with everyday maths, Carol Vorderman measures areas. Producer Dave Thomas Editor George Auckland
(More maths help in 'Sum Chance' at 6. 15pm)
● ADVICE LINE: see 6. 15pm for details.
● BOOK: same title, £4.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Dave Thomas
Editor: George Auckland

: Help Your Child with Reading

In the sixth of eight programmes,
Maggie Philbin looks at the methods used to teach reading in schools. Series producer Jenny Stevens (R)
0 ADVICE LINE: freefone 0[number removed]today from 12.05pm to 2.05pm.
● BOOK: same title, £5.99, from booksellers
● BOOKLET: send a large 27p sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: See Hear!

A magazine programme presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason , with interpretation by John Lee and Brenda Mackay.
Series producer Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.
Producer: Bryn Brooks

: Country File

Another severe winter in Scotland could see a repeat of the 1989 crisis in which thousands of deer starved to death. John Craven reports from the Highlands on moves to cull up to 50,000 hinds humanely before nature takes its terrible toll. Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Michael Fish. Producer Dick Colthurst Editor Michael Fitzgerald
a chance to vote for the winner of the Radio Times/County File Photo Competition.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Fish.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by On the Record
Analysis of the latest stories in British politics, with in-depth reports and live interviews. With
Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole. Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Mo takes her future into her own hands.
(Ceefax Subtitles)

: Snooker

Only two sessions remain of this year's UK Championships final. David Vine introduces coverage of this afternoon's seven-frame session.


Introduces: David Vine

: The Clothes Show

A look at batik design in Manchester and Christmas fashions, plus last-minute news of next week's Clothes Show Live.
With by Selina Scott, Jeff Banks, Caryn Franklin and Sheryl Simms.
Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles
MAGAZINE: £1.00, from newsagents.
FASHION: for a chance to claim a free gift, see page 5


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Sheryl Simms.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Schofield's Europe

A lively and entertaining look at
Europe today with Phillip Schofield. Switzerland. Including the band
Matterhom Project, whose song Muh hit the charts with the assistance of synthesised cows, plus a spectacular hot-air balloon flight over the Alps. Director Christopher Morris
Executive producer Eric Rowan


Unknown: Phillip Schofield. Switzerland.
Director: Christopher Morris
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair: 3

An adaptation of the classic stories by C S Lewis.
Dramatised by Alan Seymour.
Giants and dragons are just two of the dangers one meets when setting out on lion's business.


Author: C.S. Lewis
Dramatised by: Alan Seymour
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Alex Kirby
Eustace: David Thwaites
Jill: Camilla Power
Puddleglum: Tom Baker
Green Lady: Barbara Kellermann
Black Knight: Richard Henders
Giant Porter: Nick Brimble
Young Giant: Joshua Fenton
Giant King: Stephen Reynolds
Giant Queen: Lesley Nicol
Giant Nanny: Patsy Byrne
Aslan: Ailsa Berk
Aslan: William Todd-Jones
Aslan's voice: Ronald Pickup

: Sum Chance

Carol Vorderman investigates why there are 60 minutes in an hour, while Gail Poonawala explains some of the mathematics in nursing. Also, how often do the Germans change their underwear? Producer Jonathan Drori
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Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Gail Poonawala
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Songs of Praise

The candle-lit magic of a Christingle service heralds the Advent season.
Martin Bashir looks at the varied work of the Children's Society, which introduced the service to the Anglican church, and enjoys the family atmosphere in All Saints' Church, Leighton Buzzard.
Hymns: The Christingle Carol (The Holly and the Ivy); 0 Come, 0 Come,
Emmanuel; When Is He Coming; From the Darkness Came Light; Be Not Afraid; Long Ago Prophets Knew
(Personent Hodie); God That Madest Earth and Heaven (Ar Hyd y Nos); One More Step.
Producer Christopher Mann Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Unknown: Leighton Buzzard.
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

A comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starring Paul Shane Jeffrey Holland , Su Pollard
The Meldrum Vases. Lady Lavender calls in the police. Will her money turn up at the Bishop's auction inside one of the Meldrum vases?
Director/Producer David Croft


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Paul Shane
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Su Pollard
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum: Donald Hewlett
The Hon Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Lady Agatha: Angela Scoular
Sir Ralph: John Horsley
Bishop: Frank Williams

: Snooker

David Vine introduces the latest action from the final of this year's championship from Preston.
Commentary by Ted Lowe ,
Jack Kamehm and Clive Everton. Summary by John Spencer and Ray Edmonds.


Introduces: David Vine
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Kamehm
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.

: House of Cards

Michael Dobbs's satirical view of British party politics in the not-too-distant future, by award-winning dramatist Andrew Davies. Starring Ian Richardson , Susannah Harker 3: Francis Urquhart 's plans to undermine Collingridge reach their conclusion, but Mattie Storin continues to investigate the story.
Producer Ken Riddington Director Paul Seed


Dramatist: Andrew Davies.
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Susannah Harker
Unknown: Francis Urquhart
Unknown: Mattie Storin
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Paul Seed
Francis Urquhart: Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin: Susannah Harker
Henry Collingridge: David Lyon
Ben Landless: Kenny Ireland
John Krajewski: William Chubb
Greville Preston: John Hartley
Anne Collingridge: Isabelle Amyes
Charles Collingridge: James Villiers
Roger O'Neill: Miles Anderson
Stamper: Colin Jeavons
Newsreader: Angela Rippon
Michael Samuels: Damien Thomas
Harold Earle: Kenneth Gilbert
Kevin Spence: Richard Brain
Elizabeth Urquhart: Diane Fletcher
Penny Guy: Alphonsia Emmanuel
McKenzie: Christopher Owen
Patrick Woolton: Malcolm Tierney
Prestatyn Powell: Bill Wall*
Dr Christian: Hugh Dickson

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish
9 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Everyman

Killing Priests Is Good News
Ten years ago, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered by Salvadorean soldiers. Their deaths marked the start of a decade of persecution against the church in El Salvador. The carnage culminated in the killing of six Jesuit priests in November last year. Everyman tells the story of three men whose lives have been profoundly affected by these killings. Each of them - a Wall
Street lawyer, a Salvadorean priest, and a social activist from New
York's South Bronx - has reached an extraordinary conclusion: that hope can emerge from tragedy, that murder can be good news. Producer Catherine Seddon Editor Jane Drabble


Producer: Catherine Seddon
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Snooker

The final report on this year's
Stormseal UK Championships, from the Guild Hall, Preston.

: Clean Slate

The education magazine.
Should Muslims in Britain be educated at separate schools?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the Muslim Girls' School, Bradford, where pupils are taught according to an Islamic ethos. Clean Slate also looks back 50 years to what was happening in a village school in the golden summer of 1940. With Jackie Spreckley.


Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
29: Shakuni (Gufi Paintal) has a house built in Varnavat for
Yudhishtira (Gajendra Chauhan ) and his plan is to set fire to it. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
Shown yesterday at 2. 45pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Gajendra Chauhan

: Weather

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