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: Business Breakfast

Analysis of the main stories, with market and general news.
6.00,6.15,6.30,6.45,6.58 News
6.15 Financial papers
6.25 Sport; 6.29, 6.55 Weather
Editor Paul Gibbs


Editor: Paul Gibbs

: Breakfast News

News reports, the morning's papers, plus sport, business updates, weather and travel. News every 15 minutes.
7.25,8.25,8.55 Weather; Regional news; Travel
7.20, 7.50, 8.20, 8.50 Sport
7.12, 7.40, 8.12,8.40 Business Editor Bob Wheaton


Editor: Bob Wheaton

: A Word in Your Ear

Liberal Democrat president Charles Kennedy, MP, and actress Brigit Forsyth challenge Labour MP Paul Boateng and actress Julie Peasgood in the test of verbal communication presented by Gordon Burns.


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Julie Peasgood
Presented By: Gordon Burns

: King of the Road

Daily programme visiting intriguing towns and cities in the UK. Today, Ross King and Anna Walker visit the coastal resort of Portaferry in Northern Ireland.
VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Tuesday


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Anna Walker

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Philippa Forrester.
The Why Bird Stop.

: Good Morning ... with Anne and Nick

The daily magazine with Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
10.50 Off Camera - behind the scenes of favourite TV programmes
11.00 News (Subtitled); Weather
11.10 Where There's a Will-consumer action with Will Hanrahan
11.20 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Topical Phone-In
11.50 Style Counsel - a viewer's wardrobe problems
12.00 News (Subtitled); Weather Editor Mike Hollingsworth


Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Nick Owen.
Editor: Mike Hollingsworth

: Pebble Mill

Judi Spiers seeks advice on how to become a major international film star at this year's Cannes Film Festival.


Unknown: Judi Spiers

: Good Morning

... returns with a review of the morning's events.
HOTLINE: [number removed](24 hours), or write: PO Box 9000, Birmingham B 1 1 NA.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

With Edward Stourton. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Neighbours

: Eldorado

: Dallas

The Serpent's Tooth. Sue Ellen finds out how temperamental an artist can be.

: Turnabout

Word quiz with Rob Curling. A Turnabout production for BBCtv


Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Cartoon Classic

Tales of the Vienna Wood

: Penny Crayon

With Andi Peters and Edd.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Bodger and Badger

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


Unknown: Andy Cunningham.

: The All New Popeye Show


: The Boy from Andromeda

Final episode of the drama series from New Zealand.
Will Jenny be able to overcome the guardian? Will Drom ever get back to Andromeda?

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Including a look at emergency rescue work at a fairground.

: Neighbours

Brad and Lucy decide on their future together.

: Six O'Clock News

Peter Sissons and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Newsroom South East

Presented by Guy Michelmore and Louise Batchelor with sports news from Rob Curling. EditorGuyPelham REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Guy Michelmore
Presented By: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Eldorado

Gwen is on the warpath.

: The Doctor

Documentary series about a doctor in the Yorkshire Dales.
As Dr Barry Brewster drives through the night to an emergency, it's the end of a long day in which he has helped with a patient's poll tax problems; dealt with a death, and reassured a 94-year-old reluctant to go into hospital. Producer Jeremy Mills
Executive producer Paul Hamann


Unknown: Dr Barry Brewster
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Bruce's Guest Night

Bruce Forsyth hosts a second series of his entertainment shows featuring international musical and comedy performers. Director John L Spencer Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Director: John L Spencer

: Waiting for God

Comedy series by Michael Aitkens starring Stephanie Cole Graham Crowden
Harvey cuts costs by employing short foreigners.
Director Sue Bysh ; ProducerGareth Gwenlan


Unknown: Michael Aitkens
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Director: Sue Bysh
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Tom: Graham Crowden
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Marion: Sandra Payne
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Susan Speed: Carol MacReady

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Panorama

The Beast of Corleone
For more than ten years,
Salvatore Riina was the Boss of Bosses - the Godfather - of the Mafia, the world's largest criminal organisation. From the Sicilian town of Corleone, Riina was a ruthless boss who ordered the murders of judges, politicians and hundreds of Mafiosi. In January, after 23 years on the run, he was arrested. Gavin Hewitt looks at how this semi-literate man achieved absolute power, protected by a web of judges, intelligence agents and politicians. Does his arrest mark a decisive turning point in the struggle against organised crime? Producer Barbara Want
Editor Glenwyn Benson


Unknown: Salvatore Riina
Unknown: Gavin Hewitt
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: The Men's Room

Third of this five-part drama telling a tale of sex, marriage and betrayal in the 1980s.
Adapted by Laura Lamson from Ann Oakley 's novel, it stars
Harriet Walter , Bill Nighy June 1982: Charity's husband now found out about her affair with Mark, and left home.
Charity discovers the inner strength and begins to undermine Mark's life of accomplished deceit.
Producer David Snodin ; Director Antonia Bird


Adapted By: Laura Lamson
Unknown: Ann Oakley
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Producer: David Snodin
Charity: Harriet Walter
Mark: Bill Nighy
Jane: Mel Martin
Margaret: Charlotte Cornwell
Sally: Amanda Redman
Gina: Beth Porter
James: Patrick Drury
Swinhoe: Bill Stewart
Pascoe: David Ryall
Delia: Tilly Vosburgh
Steve: James Aubrey
Mavis: Cheryl Hall
Rachel: Jocelyn Barker
Dan: Spike Hood
Harry: Jethro Hood
Joanna: Gemma Settle

: The V Word

First of six programmes on getting the most out of volunteering.
This week EastEnders' star
Letitia Dean is rescued from a crushed car when she joins the Casualties Union, a group who act as accident victims to help train the emergency services. Producer Kate Cheeseman
Series producerStephen Moss
INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed](free) fordetailsofvolunteeringopportunitiesin in yourarea.


Unknown: Letitia Dean
Producer: Kate Cheeseman

: France Means Business

Looking at talented young industrialist Vincent Bollore.
Producer David Wilson


Unknown: Vincent Bollore.
Producer: David Wilson

: Cagney and Lacey

Different Drummer. The NYPD have to investigate accusations that a woman who's been kidnapping pets is a witch.

: Weather

: BBC Select RCN Nursing Update Unit 36 -

wound dressings: principles of choice, part 2.

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