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: Nature Trail

Looking at the wildlife in a forest in Finland.

: White Horses

Robin and Louella Henbury-Tenison continue their ride home from the south of France to Bodmin Moor.


Unknown: Louella Henbury-Tenison
Unknown: Bodmin Moor.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Athletics

Live coverage from the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart on the morning when Colin Jackson begins his bid for the world 100m hurdles title.
Also in today's first round are Tonyjarrett, who was third in the 1991 final, and Olympic champion Mark McKoy of Canada. Plus the first round of the women's 100m hurdles and the early stages of the decathlon, in which Alex Kruger competes for Britain. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with David Moorcroft and Daley Thompson. (Coverage continues 1. 00pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Mark McKoy
Unknown: Alex Kruger
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Moorcroft
Unknown: Daley Thompson.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Knots Landing

Fear and resentment begin to dominate Abby's love affair with Ted as she begins to suspect he is capable of murder. Mack is devastated when he discovers that Paige had an affair with Greg. Abby has plans for Olivia's 18th birthday party.

: Town Portraits

A visit to Bishop Auckland in County Durham. Rpt

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Man on the Rim

Dr Alan Thorne examines ancient American Indian culture in Mexico. He concentrates on the sculpture and architecture skills of the Olmec, Toltec and Mayan peoples.


Unknown: Dr Alan Thorne

: One O'Clock News

With Edward Stourton.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Neighbours

: Going for Gold

Quiz show. Stereo

: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Drama starring Avery Brooks
A new adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe 's classic anti-slavery novel. Cruelly separated from his family, Uncle Tom helps other slaves obtain their freedom - even attheriskofhis own life.
Director Stan Lathan (1987)
SEE FILMS pages 30-34


Unknown: Avery Brooks
Unknown: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Director: Stan Lathan
Uncle Tom: Avery Brooks
Eliza: Phylicia Rashad
St Clare: Bruce Dern
Simon Legree: Edward Woodward
Shelby: George Coe

: Orville and Cuddles

With Andi Peters and Edd.
Cartoon. A storm frightens Orville and Cuddles.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon double bill. Repeat

: Dizzy Heights

Mrs Gristle 's parachute drop has unexpected results for Morty and Myrtle.
Written by Robin Kingsland


Unknown: Mrs Gristle
Written By: Robin Kingsland

: Newsround

: Record Breakers

This week: skydiving balloonists and a romantic-aquatic attempt on the underwater kissing record. With Roy Castle,
Cheryl Baker and special guest, superstar singer Tom Jones.


Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Singer: Tom Jones.

: Neighbours

Is the honeymoon over for Rick and Debbie? Gaby plans a special party. Cameron has an unexpected visitor.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Top of the Pops

Mark Franklin introduces the UK's top chart show.
Director/Producer Stanley Appel


Introduces: Mark Franklin

: EastEnders

Tensions between Hattie and Cindy come to a head with Ian caught in the middle. Arthur gets more surprises than he bargained for on his birthday.
This week's episodes written by Deborah Cook
Producer Barbara Emile Director Ian White


Written By: Deborah Cook
Producer: Barbara Emile
Director: Ian White
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Christine Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Michelle: Susan Tully
Shelley: Nicole Arumugam
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Aidan: Sean Maguire
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Nick Cotton: John Altman
Zoe: Elizabeth Chadwick
Phil: Steve McFadden
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Jimmy Coombes: Harry Fowler
Clem: Jason Yates
Russell: Ian Pepperell

: The Russ Abbot Show

Another chance to see a show from 1991, in which Russ, in the guise of Fatman, explores the advantages of being overweight with the help of special guest Les Dennis. With Bella Emberg and Sherrie Hewson.
Director/Producer Tudor Davies


Unknown: Les Dennis.
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson.

: Crime Limited

A programme about crime, the victims of crime and the people whose lives are affected by its consequences. The object is to try to right the balance in favour of the people criminals try not to think about - those whom the justice system itself often seems to overlook.
The series also features reconstructions of important cases from the past that have led to judicial and forensic breakthroughs.
Tonight: the south London family who only realised the growing danger of racism around them when their son was murdered; "Penny Black", codename for a housewife who was so appalled by the crime in her area that she became a key police informant; and the victim who was sentenced to the gallows - why Renee Duffy 's killing of her violent husband still influences the law today. Presented by Nick Ross. Producer Nicola Moody
Series producer John Getgood


Unknown: Renee Duffy
Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producer: John Getgood

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Julie Walters in Her Big Chance

Originally screened as one of Alan Bennett's acclaimed 1988 series of monologues. Talking Heads.
A bit-part actress seems to have been offered a golden opportunity, a starring role.
But it's a video production, set on the deck of a yacht, and it is targeted chiefly at the West German market.


Writer: Alan Bennett
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Giles Foster
Lesley: Julie Walters

: BBC Proms - Live

The brilliant young American trumpeter Wynton Marsalis plays with his septet, a line-up of internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, for this late-night Prom live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Marsalis says, "The Proms are renowned for an audience of all ages - and that's for me. I don't believe in this endless celebration of youth. I love young people - but I love old people, too. And middle-aged people! It's the flow of life that's important. Jazz is what I was put on this earth to play and my music is for everybody." Bom in 1961, Marsalis entered the Juilliard School at the age of 18 and was soon playing on Broadway and with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He describes himself as a jazz musician who can play classical music, and in 1984 he simultaneously carried off recording awards for best jazz soloist and best classical soloist with orchestra.
Director Kriss Rusmanis
Series editor Peter Maniura


Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Director: Kriss Rusmanis
Editor: Peter Maniura

: * Cricket: Sixth Test

Highlights of the first day's play from the Oval.

: Golf

Great Britain and Ireland v
United States of America
The Walker Cup from
Minnesota. Great Britain and Ireland will be boosted by the memory of their famous victory at Peachtree four years ago - their first on American soil.
Steve Rider introduces the final day's singles matches.

: Weather

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