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: Through the Garden Gate

West Country nurseryman Dennis Cornish visits gardens in Devon. Producer David Spires (R)
0 GARDENING: page 19


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: Celtic Quest

Discovering God. For the four Sundays of Advent, Rosemary Hartill visits sites in north-east
England which have strong associations with Celtic
Christianity. Today: Hexham Abbey, where
Canon Michael Middleton leads a meditation from
St Wilfrid's crypt.
Readings: Luke 3, vv 1-14; 21, vv 5-12, 25-32; Matthew 7, vv 1-12


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Canon Michael Middleton

: Remember, Remember

An examination of the debate raging among academics and teachers over approaches to history teaching in the light of the new national curriculum. Producer Nigel Maslin
A Hawkeshead production for BBCtv (R)


Producer: Nigel Maslin

: You Are What You Eat

A guide to healthy eating.
Go with the Grain. Presented by Liza Goddard.


Presented By: Liza Goddard.

: You and 92

You and Your Nationality. In the final programme of the series
Alan Watson and Dick Taverne ask how
1992 and the Single European
Market will affect Britain's national identity and sovereignty. Series editor Christopher Capron


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Dick Taverne
Editor: Christopher Capron

: A Way with Numbers

A Piece of Cake. How do you avoid arguments over restaurant bills? In the programme that provides practical help with everyday maths, Carol Vorderman looks at how to divide almost anything, whether it's a recipe, money or even a very unusual inheritance. Producer Dave Thomas Editor George Auckland


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Producer: Dave Thomas

: Help Your Child with Reading

In the seventh of eight programmes Maggie Philbin looks at the help available to children with severe reading difficulties.
Series producer Jenny Stevens (R)
0 ADVICE LINE: freefone 0[number removed]today, from 12.05-2.05pm.


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: See Hear!

A magazine programme for the deaf community. This week: a group of deaf children from Derby School join Thomas the Tank Engine's birthday celebration. Presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Interpreters: Brenda Mackay and John Lee. Series producer Bryn Brooks


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

: Country File

Today John Craven announces the winners of the Radio Times/Country File Photo Competition and viewers get to vote by telephone to choose the best photograph. The Radio
Times/Country File photographer of 1990, whose prize is a two-week safari holiday for two in Kenya, will be announced before the end of the programme. Radio Times Editor Nicholas Brett will present the prize. Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Michael Fish. Director Annette Martin Editor Michael Fitzgerald
0 VOTING: if you wish to vote for a photograph in today's final telephone:
PHOTOGRAPH1:MM-5M231 PHOTOGRAPH 2: MM-SM232 PHOTOGRAPH 3: 0[number removed]PHOTOGRAPH 4: 0[number removed]PHOTOGRAPH 5: MM-SM2U PHOTOGRAPH 6: 0[number removed]PHOTOGRAPH 7: 0[number removed]PHOTOGRAPH 8: 0[number removed]
0 NATURE: page 14


Unknown: John Craven
Editor: Nicholas Brett
Unknown: Michael Fish.
Director: Annette Martin
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News With Moira Stuart. Followed by On the Record

John Nicolson reports from the EC nations's meeting in Rome. Will the Government agree to quicken the pace of economic union or will the rest of Europe go ahead without Britain? Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. Producer Narinder Minhas Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: John Nicolson
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Eddie tries to trap a thief.
Cover Story: page 24
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Chisum

John Wayne New Mexico, 1878: when cattle baron John Chisum discovers a businessman is out to take his land, the scene is set for a range war.
Director Andrew V McLaglen
● FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Baron John Chisum
John Chisum: John Wayne
Lawrence Murphy: Forrest Tucker
Dan Nodeen: Christopher George
James Pepper: Ben Johnson
Pat Garrett: Glenn Corbett
Alex McSween: Andrew Prine

: The Clothes Show

Selina Scott , Jeff Banks ,
Caryn Franklin and Sheryl Simms report from the NEC, Birmingham, on The Clothes Show Live, Britain's largest public exhibition of fashion and beauty.
Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles


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. Poland. Featuring Krystyna Janda , the star of Interrogation, a gripping film banned for eight years; eastern Europe's first independent commercial radio station; and a visit to the Krakow animation studio. Schofield discovers rivalry among the sunflowers down on Warsaw's allotments and the surprising things they put in vodka. Producer Richard Simkin
Executive producer Eric Rowan


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Unknown: Krystyna Janda
Producer: Richard Simkin
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair: 4

An adaptation of the classic children's stories by C S Lewis.
Dramatised by Alan Seymour.
Eustace, Jill and Puddleglum have arrived at the Giant's castle. What sort of welcome will they get?


Author: C.S. Lewis
Dramatised by: Alan Seymour
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Alex Kirby
Eustace: David Thwaites
Jill: Camilla Power
Puddleglum: Tom Baker
Aslan: Ailsa Berk
Aslan: William Todd-Jones
Aslan's voice: Ronald Pickup
Giant Nanny: Patsy Byrne
Giant Queen: Lesley Nicol
Giant Chambermaid: Melanie Gibson
Giant Cook: June Ellis
Helper: Amanda Loy-Ellis
Giant Porter: Nick Brimble
Old Giant: Christopher Birch
Giant King: Stephen Reynolds
Warden: Bill Wallis

: Sum Chance

Last programme in the series.
Newcastle labourer and artist
Mark James explains how maths helped dig him out of a 'sleep, work, drink' rut. Carol Vorderman investigates the golden number that links the human body with art and architecture.
Director Isabella Epstein Producer Jonathan Drori


Artist: Mark James
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Director: Isabella Epstein
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes joins some of London's finest Gospel music singers and musicians at the New Testament Assembly Church in Tooting, south London. Producer Simon Hammond Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?: The Wounds of War

A comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard
Alf tells Sir Ralph that Lord Meldrum cannot be having an affair with Lady Agatha because he was wounded in the artillery.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Director/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 Upton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Ossy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Lady Agatha: Angela Scoular
Sir Ralph: John Horsley
Bishop: Frank Williams
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh

: Only Fools and Horses....: The Frog's Legacy

A comedy by John Sullivan starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert are among the guests at a wedding reception.
(R) (Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director/Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Auntie Reen: Joan Sims

: House of Cards

The last part of 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 In the run up to the leadership election Urquhart becomes ever more ruthless.
Producer Ken Riddington Director Paul Seed


Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Dramatist: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Susannah Harker
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Paul Seed
Francis Urquhart: Ian Richardson
Mattie Storin: Susannah Harker
Roger O'Neill: Miles Anderson
Elizabeth Urquhart: Diane Fletcher
Penny Guy: Alphonsia Emmanuel
Patrick Woolton: Malcolm Tierney
Michael Samuels: Damien Thomas
Stamper: Colin Jeavons
McKenzie: Christopher Owen
Harold Earle: Kenneth Gilbert
John Krajewski: William Chubb
Stephanie Woolton: Vivienne Ritchie
Adrian Shepherd: Eric Allan
Stephen Kendrick: Tommy Boyle
Sir Humphrey Newlands: Robin Wentworth
McKenzie's assistant: Jan Winters

: News

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Everyman

The Birmingham Wives, One evening more than 16 years ago, six men walked out of their front doors and have yet to return. They were arrested, tried and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of 21 people in the 1974 bombing of two Birmingham pubs. This is the story of the wives and daughters of the Birmingham Six, the women who wait. They talk about the pain of lost relationships, the isolation and insecurity, the threats and the shattered expectations. Above all, they are driven by an absolute faith in the men's innocence and a determination to see their names cleared.
Producer Yvette Vanson
Series editor Jane Drabble
A Vanson Wardle production


Producer: Yvette Vanson
Editor: Jane Drabble
Unknown: Vanson Wardle

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Here's a Little Known
Ingrid Bergman Incident. It's time for memories as Molly (Blair Brown ) attends the reading of her father's will.


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Blair Brown

: Clean Slate

The education magazine with Jackie Spreckley.


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.

: The Sky at Night

ROSA T - a Space Telescope
Radiations of very short wavelength from space cannot reach the Earth because they are blocked by the atmosphere, but they are of increasing importance to astronomers. ROSAT, an artificial satellite designed specially for this research, is now sending back exciting information. Professor Ken Pounds of Leicester University and Patrick Moore discuss the latest results.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: Professor Ken Pounds
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic drama in Hindi with English subtitles.

: Weather

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