In the medical series today: the latest technology used to detect hypertension, and the growing market in home testing kits.
Today chefs Mark Gregory and Alastair Little create some of their favourite Japanese recipes. And Ross King visits a sushirestaurant.
Continuing the series in which Jan Leeming traces the stories and the names that were once in the headlines.
Regional News; Weather
With Philippa Forrester.
The Roundabout Stop.
The Bear and the Travellers
Suicidal. Val is rushed to hospital following an overdose.
Bryan McNerney tells the story of the bloody wars between the English and the Scots in the age of the Border Reivers.
Calypso's 's Search for Atlantis
(part 1). The team explores the unsolved mystery of the lost island of Atlantis. (Concluded tomorrow at 12. 05pm)
12.55pm Regional News; Weather
With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter
Good Night, Baby - Time to
Die! The team is mobilised to protect a young woman from a murderous convict.
Word quiz with Rob Curling. A Turnabout production for BBCtv
Robert Powell appeals on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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With Toby Anstis and Edd.
The first of two special programmes from Ghana.
Presented by Janice Acquah and Mark Evans.
(Part 2 on Friday at 3.55pm)
Quiz withjonathon Morris.
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A 20-part children's drama.
3: The Dobsons are shocked by a disappearance.
Episode written by Wally K Daly
A Zenith North production for BBCtv
Lucy has to make a difficult decision. Who can help her? Meanwhile, Brad has made a decision of his own. And Lou finds Madge in a rather compromising situation. Is this the end?
With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish
Trine has a secret to reveal.
Trish thinks she has everything under control with Alex. But she hasn't. He has.
Episode written by Bill Lyons
(For cast see Friday. Repeated on Friday at 1.50pm)
Another chance to see a special edition from the city that never sleeps. As Tomorrow's World checks out the "new" in New
York, it reports on the latest system to help the police track stolen cars, due to be introduced in the UK this summer. Plus, research on a vaccine for skin cancer sufferers, which it is hoped may prevent the disease recurring. Also, the ex-taxi driver, the chicken farmer and the house painter who are designing some of Nasa's most innovative robots.
With Judith Hann , Howard
Stableford and Kate Bellingham. Producers Bill Grist and Michael Mosley Editor Dana Purvis
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The Grand Prix circuit moves on to Rome's Olympic Stadium, venue for the fifth meeting of the season, the European Cup Final. With just two months to go to the World Championships in Stuttgart, the world's top athletes continue their build-ups in the stadium which staged the first World
Championships in 1987. Olympic gold medallists
Linford Christie and Sally Gunnell carry the main British hopes on the Grand Prix circuit along with high hurdler
Colin Jackson , who hopes to translate his domination in meetings of this kind into major championship gold in Stuttgart. Kevin Young, the American Olympic 400m hurdles champion and world record holder, was unbeaten on the athletics tour last season and is among the favourites to collect the overall Grand Prix title again. Other world record holders expected to be in action here include pole vaulter
Sergey Bubka , middle distance star Noureddine Morceli and javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. American sprinters
Gwen Torrance and Gail Devers , both gold medallists in Barcelona last year and major points earners in Grand Prix, lead the way in the women's events.
Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson. Introduced by Helen Rollason with Brendan Foster.
Producer Martin Webster
Editor Dave Gordon
(Coverage continues on BBC2at 10. 15pm)
With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish
Children Who Kill
The recent murder of Liverpool toddler Jamie Bulger , allegedly by two 10-year-olds, shocked the world. As concern grows about juvenile crime, this film goes behind the locked doors of the Aycliffe Centre for Children to discover what happens to Britain's most dangerous children.
Surrounded by cuddly toys and affectionate staff, most have committed crimes which, had they been adults, would have attracted sentences of 14 years or more. Inside Story focuses on a handful of the children whose crimes range from armed robbery to murder. Director Joanna Clinton Davis
Executive producerSteve Hewlett A Marquee production for BBCtv
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Exuberant musical drama, starring
I Kevin Bacon
John Lithgow Chicago teenager Ren is not the sort they welcome in Bomont. A fundamentalist town ruled with a rod of iron, dancing, rock 'n' roll and certain books are all banned. Not surprisingly, the puritanical residents view him as an outside contamination.
But when you "gotta dance" you may shake things up a little.... An energetic and snappy film, featuring the hit songs Let's Hear Itfor the Boy, Holding Out for a Hero and Footloose.
Director Herbert Ross (1984)
SEE FILMS pages 44-50
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