Live coverage of the women's combined downhill competition from Meribel. Petra
Kronberger, from Austria, should start as favourite on a course as testing as any seen. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Commentary by Julian Tutt.
Canada, silver medallists in the 1991 ice hockey world championships take on Norway in Group B. The medals in the men's 10km biathlon, the individual Nordic combined and the women's luge will be decided. Also, highlights of last night's pairs free figure skating competition and this morning's women's combined downhill.
With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Peter Cockroft
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The British Record Industry Awards from the Hammersmith Odeon, London. One record in four sold across the world has a British connection - whether performer, writer or producer - so the country can proudly claim that, in music, Britain rules the globe. Almost 150
British record companies have polled their employees to discover the best in music. The awards include best male and female singers, group, album and producer, plus awards for international stars. The best single will be voted by Radio 1 listeners. Nominees include
Phil Collins , Annie Lennox (who has had the most previous nominations - 11), Queen, Dire Straits, Madonna, Prince and Bryan Adams. Tonight's star-studded gathering will include appearances from artists such as Simply Red, Seal, Lisa Stansfield , P M Dawn, Beverley Craven , Extreme and the KLF - together with dozens of other surprises. Director Michael Huril
Producer Jonathan King
Event sponsored by Britannia Music Club • STEREO
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The investigative science series.
The Battle of the Bottle
Snatchers. Plastic bottles, cans and milk cartons fly about as enthusiastic young engineers from Europe, USA and Japan are challenged to design and build robotic rubbish collectors from a box of bits and pieces. This hilarious international competition has a serious purpose. The young designers face the same problems, frustrations and failures as they will do in the real engineering world - it is a battle with time, materials, language and unrelenting competitors.
The machines are remarkably varied. Ingenious problem-solving leads to cunning contraptions of wheels, belts and spinning limbs, in the shapes of cows, sharks and fierce toasters.
The programme demonstrates the possibility of international co-operation between engineers and gives an insight into how design engineers think. Producer Adam Hart-Davis
says: "The programme should give strong encouragement to women to believe that engineering is by no means a male preserve. The outcome of the competition is impossible to predict. I lost
1,000 yen on the final winner." Series editor Simon Campbell-Jones
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Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Barrett v Galloway
Live coverage of the WBO World Welterweight
Championship fight from the Wembley Grand Hall.
Mancunian Pat Barrett ,
European light-welterweight champion, steps up a weight in an attempt to emulate past boxing greats such as Ted "Kid" Lewis, John H Stracey and Lloyd Honeyghan in securing a world welterweight championship. Barrett, whose impressive record boasts 32 wins in 34 fights, meets the tough, tall American world champion, Manning Galloway , who has successfully defended his title on five occasions. Commentary by Harry Carpenter.
Four gold medals are decided today - the women's 1500m speed-skating, the men's individual Nordic combined, the men's 10km biathlon and the women's luge. Plus the women's combined downhill and the United Team (formerly the Soviet Union) in action against Czechoslovakia in the ice hockey tournament.
The second one-day international from Dunedin sees England looking for the victory in New Zealand which would clinch the three-match series following their exciting win in Auckland a month ago.
A look ahead to this weekend's
FA Cup fifth-round action.
Plus a comprehensive roundup of news and results.
Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick
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