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: Smoggies

With Toby Anstis.
Felix the Cat
Emma masquerades as a witch.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Playdays

Today: the Patch Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Superbods

Today: what stops you falling over. Rpt

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost hosts a special programme live from South Africa, featuring interviews with Nelson Mandela and Chief
Buthelezi. He also talks to
President F W de Kierk at his official residence in Cape Town. Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: F W De Kierk
Unknown: Cape Town.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: The Good Book Guide

Tony Robinson looks at some of the problems of reading the Bible, and finds out why it is still described as "the Good Book".


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: This Is the Day

Modern hymnwriter Patricia Morgan joins Noel Battye for a time of prayer and reflection.
PRAYER LINE: [number removed]. Calls charged at normal rates.


Unknown: Patricia Morgan
Unknown: Noel Battye

: See Hear!

Today: a signed song and love poem for St Valentine's Day. Presented by Clive Mason. With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Clive Mason.

: Japanese Language and People

3: Japanese people at work.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: BBC book£ 16.95, pack offive audio-cassettesL29.95, from retailers. For a list of Japanese courses in the UK send cheque/PO for £2.00, payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]

: Careering Ahead

Today: do ethnic minorities get a fair trial when it comes to entering the legal profession?
Last in the series.
FACTSHEET: for free sheet send sae to
[address removed]or ring the factline on 0[number removed](calls are 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p other times).

: Off the Back of a Lorry

4: How British businessmen have coped in Germany.
BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]

: Advice Shop

Welfare rights magazine. With Helen Madden , Andrew Miller. HELPLINE: phone free on 0[number removed]. Forfree "Claim It Pack" ring free on 0[number removed].


Unknown: Helen Madden
Unknown: Andrew Miller.

: CountryFile

With John Craven , including the week's weather at 12.55.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
Political programme, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. A new face in the market causes a stir. Arthur has trouble with his double life.

: Match of the Day: the Road to Wembley

Sheffield United v
Manchester United
Live coverage of this FA Cup Fifth Round match.
Commentary by John Motson and Trevor Brooking , reports by Ray Stubbs. With Desmond Lynam , and Jimmy Hill.


Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Ray Stubbs.
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.

: The Clothes Show

Today, a report on an American company whose chief designer, an Englishwoman, hopes to bring ecological fashion into the mainstream. Plus a retrospective on fashion house Biba, the style leader of the 60s and 70s; and a nostalgic examination of the 40s war-time look. With Caryn Franklin , Jeff Banks , Brenda Emmanus.


Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.

: Antiques Roadshow

Kingston in Jamaica is the setting for a lively Caribbean edition filled with the echoes of 300 years of British rule. Some objects started life in Europe, while others were made by local craftsmen, like the furniture from finest Jamaican mahogany. And there's a glimpse of the pirate Captain
Henry Morgan 's silver tankard. Producer Christopher Lewis
Wejoin the queue as Jamaica gets the Roadshow bug


Unknown: Henry Morgan
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes travels to Majorca to celebrate St Valentine's Day with some of the thousands of older holidaymakers.
The hymns sung on the beach at Palma Nova include: 0 Happy
Day; Give Me Joy; How Great Thou Art; Guide Me 0 Thou Great
Redeemer; The Day Thou Gavest. Producer Simon Hammond
Edrtor Roger Hutchings


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

: As Time Goes By

Comedy written by Bob Larbey.
Lionel offers Jean a free holiday, but her response isn't as he'd imagined.

A Theatre of Comedy/DL Taffner production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Subtitles)


Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Executive Producer: Philip Jones
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Judith: Moira Brooker
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Mr Atwell: Dean Harris

: Lovejoy

Drama series about a roguish antiques dealer, starring Ian McShane
Judgment of Solomon. Lovejoy and Gimbert are in pursuit of a priceless collection ofjudaica which has mysteriously appeared in an Essex cottage. Alfred Marks plays a Jewish dealer and historian alongside his real-life son Gareth.
Episode written by Tom Kempinski Producer Emma Hayter


Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: Solomon. Lovejoy
Written By: Tom Kempinski
Producer: Emma Hayter
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Geoffrey Connaught: Peter Jeffrey
Solomon senior: Alfred Marks
Solomon junior: Gareth Marks
Watchmaker: Cyril Shaps
Det Insp Hardwick: Eric Deacon
Desk Sergeant: Barrie Houghton
Ditson: Jim Dunk
Harrison: Tim Potter
MrsThomas: Ann Way
Ginger: Eddy Seager
Fred: Anthony Georghiou
Esther Solomon: Mary Henry

: So Haunt Me

Last in the comedy series by Paul A Mendelson.

When a ghost feels useless, it's time for some serious haunting.

A Cinema Verity production for BBC TV.

(Stereo) (Subtitles)


Writer: Paul A Mendelson.
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Caroline Gold
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Howard
David: Rokeby Jeremy Green
Carole Dawlish: Julia Deakin
Jack Dawlish: Trevor Byfield
Mr Bloom: David Graham
Dolly Finkel: Thelma Ruby
Elly Jones: Susannah Hitching

: One Foot in the Grave: Hearts of Darkness

Multi-award-winning comedy series by David Renwick.
A day out on the river leads Victor and Margaret into very sinister murky waters.


Writer: David Renwick.
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Nick Swainey: Owen Brenman
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Mr Gorshin: Bill Gavin
Sonia: Arabella Weir
Miss Lander: Janet Henfrey
Rachel: Melody Brown
Martin: Nick Scott
Mrs Endicott: Katharine Page

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Snooker

The Masters final, introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
The winner requires nine frames to take the title held by Stephen Hendry since 1989.
Commentary by Clive Everton , Jack Karnehm , John Virgo , Ray Edmonds , John Spencer.
NB Snooker coverage may be live and subsequent programmes may be delayed or postponed.


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: John Spencer.

: Heart of the Matter

Fostering Prejudice? Should gay and lesbian couples be treated equally alongside heterosexuals when it comes to fostering and adopting children? Joan Bakewell investigates. Producer Nick Stuart
Series producer Michael Waterhouse
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Nick Stuart
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Winning

A six-part series on the secret of small-business success.
Winning with Leadership:
Ballards, Bumpers and Balls David Hall shows how the owners of two successful businesses have trained their management to share responsibilities and concentrate on the future.
Producers Brian Edwards. Andrew Forrester A Diverse production for BBCtv
TRAINING PACK: 115.00 by credit card on the 24-hour number 0[number removed]


Unknown: David Hall
Producers: Brian Edwards.
Producers: Andrew Forrester

: Famously Fluent

Scottish soprano Isobel Buchanan sings in Italian and German. Producer Robert Cooke


Soprano: Isobel Buchanan
Producer: Robert Cooke

: Doogie Howser, MD

Last in the comedy series.
A Kiss A in 'tjust a Kiss. Doogie is caught in a passionate clinch with Vinnie's girlfriend.

: Weather

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