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: Love, Lust and Loneliness

The first television agony column to allow members ot the public to become agony aunts for the day. Today, three generations of the Donbavand family from Leeds joins Suzie Hayman , agony columnist for Woman's Own, to talk about how they have coped with changing values when solving family problems. And footballer Justin Fashanu shares his own experiences of family rifts. Presenter Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Suzie Hayman
Unknown: Justin Fashanu
Presenter: Shyama Perera.

: King of the Road

Ross King and Anna Walker continue their tour of UK towns and cities, meeting local
'characters' and searching out unusual outdoor activities and places of interest. Today they visit Bristol.
VIEWERS' QUIZ: phone yourentry on 0[number removed](calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Anna Walker

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis.
The Playground Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Good Morning ... with Anne and Nick

10.50 Relax with Jeni Barnett
11.00 News (Subtitled); Weather
11.20 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Topical Phone-In
11.50 Needlecraft
12.00 News (Subtitled); Weather


Unknown: Jeni Barnett

: Pebble Mill

With Alan Titchmarsh.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Good Morning

A review of the morning's events. HOTLINE: [number removed](24 hours), or write: PO Box 9000, Birmingham 8 1NA.

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Neighbours

: A Tale of Two Cities

Classic drama based on Dickens' novel, and starring Dirk Bogarde
As unrest in France builds towards bloody revolution, Sydney Carton becomes involved with a young woman and a French aristocrat in a deadly chain of events.
Director Ralph Thomas
SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Director: Ralph Thomas
Sydney Carton: Dirk Bogarde
Lucie Manette: Dorothy Tutin
Jarvis Lorry: Cecil Parker
Miss Pross: Athene Seyler
Marquis St Evremonde: Christopher Lee
John Barsad: Donald Pleasence
Madame Defarge: Rosalie Crutchley
Charles Darney: Paul Guers
Ernest Defarge: Duncan Lamont
Dr Manette: Stephen Murray
Jerry Cruncher: Alfie Bass

: The Brollys

With Andi Peters and Edd. Stereo
Animation. Rpt


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Bodger and Badger

Comedy chaos at Letsby
Avenue School, written by and starring Andy Cunningham.


Unknown: Andy Cunningham.

: Happy Families

Six-part series based on the books by Allan Ahlberg , dramatised by Vicky Ireland. Miss Brick the Builders Baby (part 1). The Bricks hope baby Blossom follows family tradition.


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Dramatised By: Vicky Ireland.

: Prince Valiant

Animation adventure series.

: Newsround

: The Lowdown

Documentary series in which children tell their real-life stories.
Asylum. A poignant film following three refugees who fled conflicts in Somalia,
Vietnam and Bosnia, and came to Britain in search of safety.

: Neighbours

Brad resigns from his job and starts making new plans. Lucy tries to hide her feelings for
Brad. Faye's plans to avoid paying the insurance company backfire.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Michael Fish
NEWS BY TELEPHONE: BBC News can be heard between 5.00am and 8.00pm by dialling 0[number removed]. Calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all othertimes.


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Wildlife

David Attenborough 's 12 favourite Wildlife on One programmes, which he has chosen from more than editions shown over the past 16 years of the series.
Inflight Movie. This film from 1987 takes viewers flying with the birds. It soars with the buzzards, flies through clouds with geese, and hedge hops with starlings. From this startling vantage point, it reveals just how a bird's design is shaped to the life it leads - in flight. And there are some surprising revelations - ducks and geese turn out to be among the fastest birds with swifts and swallows among the slowest; and slow-motion footage shows how starlings save energy in flight by breaking their wing beats with short periods of gliding. The filming techniques used led to the innovative and successful
Supersenseand Lifesenseseries. Narrated by David Attenborough. Producer John Downer


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Supersenseand Lifesenseseries.
Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: John Downer

: EastEnders

Preparations continue for a rave in Albert Square but problems along the way mean even Nigel is roped in to help. An alternative gig in the Vic ignites an old flame for Pauline while Arthur confides his work worries to Christine.

: Luv

Carla Lane 's newest family comedy series, starring Michael Angelis Sue Johnston
Although Terese has told
Harold she is leaving him, he still cannot forget the vision of the woman he saw in the street and again at the cemetery.
Then she arrives in his office.
Director/Producer Mike Stephens


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Michael Angelis
Unknown: Sue Johnston
Producer: Mike Stephens
Harold Craven: Michael Angelis
Terese Craven: Sue Johnston
Lloyd: Peter Caffrey
Hannah Craven: Sandy Hendrickse
Darwin Craven: Stephen Lord
Antonio: Zubin Varla
Eden: Julie Peasgood
Martinique: Jan Ravens
Bernie: Jackie Downey
Carro: Debbie Andrews
Tone: Gerard O'Hare

: A Question of Sport

In the last in the series, Bill Beaumont is joined by Ally McCoist , Rangers and Scotland striker, and Neil Fairbrother ,
Lancashire captain and England batsman. Ian Botham is teamed with Stuart Barnes , rugby star of Bath and England, and Tom McKean , Scotland's World Indoor 800m champion.
Presented by David Coleman. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Ally McCoist
Unknown: Neil Fairbrother
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Stuart Barnes
Unknown: Tom McKean
Presented By: David Coleman.
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: 999

Extraordinary stories of heroism and bravery reconstructed by the emergency services, actors and those people involved in the rescues themselves.
Featured tonight are a father and son who nearly drown when their car lands upside down in a river, a helicopter that goes out of control leaving a mountain rescuer dangling helplessly on the end of a winch, and a young man in Edinburgh who is buried alive after a gas explosion. Plus a report from the frontline - this week, with the Belfast
Ambulance Service - as well as a chance to go on a free life-saving course in Cardiff, and first aid tips. With Michael Buerk and Juliet Morris. Executive producer Peter Salmon
Series producer Andy Batten-Foster
LIFE SAVER GUIDE: for practical advice and information on coping with the emergencies covered in the series, send a cheque for £2. 50 made payable to [address removed]. And there's more safety information on Ceefax page 686.


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Juliet Morris.
Producer: Peter Salmon
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Educating Rita

Bafta award-winning British comedy from writer Willy Russell starring Michael Caine, Julie Walters.

Rita wants to be "educated"; all OU lecturer Frank wants is a quiet life and a bottle of Scotch.

Director Lewis Gilbert

See Films pages 35-40


Writer: Willy Russell
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Dr Frank Bryant: Michael Caine
Rita: Julie Walters
Brian: Michael Williams
Trish: Maureen Lipman
Julia: Jeannane Crowley
Denny: Malcolm Douglas
Rita's father: Godfrey Quigley
Elaine: Dearbhla Molloy
Bursur: Pat Daly

: UK Dance Championships

Introduced by Donnie Burns , this week's coverage comes from Bournemouth, where current champions Marcus and Karen Hilton from Rochdale defend their title.


Introduced By: Donnie Burns
Unknown: Karen Hilton

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15-2.45am Executive Business
Club: scrambled.
3.15-3.45am Legal Network
Television: scrambled.

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