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: Best of British

A nostalgic collection of British film clips. Today: songs and dances from the early days of British cinema. Featuring musical numbers from such films as Maytime in Mayfair, Happy Go-Lovely, The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan and The
Dancing Year.

: Liberal Democrats Live

On the final day of their conference in Torquay, the Liberal Democrat leader, the Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown , addresses his party.
(Coverage continues at 10.35am)


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball.
The Patch Stop.


Unknown: Zoe Ball.

: Bunyip

Cartoon. The day had been both hard and long for Bunyip...

: Liberal Democrats Live

Continued coverage.
Including at
11.00am and 12.00
Regional News; Weather
12.55pm Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Toby promises his next flutter will be his last but Michael finds out and starts blackmailing him. Brad is embroiled with two women. Doug goes to the builders' convention, still suspicious about Pam and Jim.

: Going for Gold

Daily quiz show hosted by Henry Kelly. Seven contestants compete for a place in the next quarter-final.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Racing

From Ascot.
2.30 Hoover Rated Stakes (1 m)
3.05 HooverCumberland Lodge Stakes (1m 4f)
3.40 Blue Seal Conditions Stakes (6f)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Introduced by Julian Wilson with Tracy Piggot. Producer Wendy Sheppard
(Coverage continues at 4.00pm on BBC2)


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Tracy Piggot.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: The Adventures of Spot

With Toby Anstis.
Cartoon about a dog.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Felix the Cat

Animation. Felix outwits the nasty Professor and his henchman Rock Bottom.3631859

: The All New Popeye Show

More animated adventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor.

: Dizzy Heights

Last in the series. Mick dreams of entrepreneurial success and comes up against a wall. With Alan Heap, Mick Wall , Magnus Magnusson ,
Joanne Robley Dixon and John Alexander. Written by Robin Kingsland


Unknown: Mick Wall
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Joanne Robley Dixon
Unknown: John Alexander.
Written By: Robin Kingsland

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Broadcast live from Manchester on the day the city discovers if it shall host the Olympics in the year 2000.
With John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan and Anthea Turner.


Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Presenter: Anthea Turner

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Top of the Pops

Tony Dortie introduces the UK's top chart show, featuring the best of today's music plus some pre-chart exclusives. Director/Producer Stanley Appel


Introduces: Tony Dortie

: EastEnders

Arthur neglects his work to play hero, but Pauline is not taken in. Aidan has big plans but Mandy does not share his enthusiasm for work. When temptation is put in her way will she prove that old habits die hard? Cindy is taken aback when Hattie renegotiates her status at work. Meena causes tension between her sister, Gita, and Sanjay.
Episode written by Tony Etchells

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Tony Etchells
Director: Indra Bhose
Series Producer: Leonard Lewis
Gita: Shobu Kapoor
Sanjay: Deepak Verma
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Christine Hewitt: Elizabeth Power
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Mandy: Nicola Stapleton
Aidan: Sean Maguire
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Richard: Ian Reddington
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Hattie: Michelle Gayle
Nigel: Paul Bradley
Debbie: Nicola Duffett
Clare: Gemma Bissix
Meena: Sudha Bhuchar
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Sylvia: Rachel Hiew
Greg Hewitt: Robert Swann
Susie: Annie Cowan

: Nature Detectives

The series that takes a new took at British wildlife through the eyes of the public.
Red squirrels visit Jeff Rudge 's windowsill, Bristol's fire brigade are curious about the gull colony on their roof and the Stone family want to know more about the movements of their badgers. And what's this kangaroo-like animal that has been seen in the suburbs of Potters Bar? Simon King stakes out the area with his camera to find out.
Producer Fergus Beeley
Series producer Paul Appleby


Unknown: Jeff Rudge
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Fergus Beeley
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Waiting for God

Starring Stephanie Cole, Graham Crowden
Tom and Diana have problems living together. Diana moves to London to stay with her niece.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Michael Aitkens
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Tom: Graham Crowden
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Marion: Sandra Payne
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Basil: Michael Bilton
Sarah: Lucy Aston
Mary: Glynis Brooks
Inger: Issy van Randwyck
Antonio: Chico Andrade

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: One Foot in the Grave: Descent into the Maelstrom

Starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.
When Margaret collapses from exhaustion, Victor patiently nurses her back into a gibbering nervous wreck.

(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Nick Sweeney: Owen Brenman
Andrea Temple: Helen Lederer
Mrs Ashcroft: Laura Cox

: Absolutely Fabulous

The acclaimed fashion satire continues on BBC1.
Written by and starring Jennifer Saunders with Joanna Lumley
Neurotic businesswoman Edina gets worried about her weight and a visitor from the past.
With Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield.

(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Bubble: Jane Horrocks
Mother: June Whitfield

: Question Time

Three MPs are among Peter Sissons 's guests for tonight's edition, which comes from London. They are Home Secretary Michael Howard, Mo Mowlam, Labour's spokesperson on the Citizen's Charter and Women, and Alan Beith, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Producer Prue Keely
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
AUDIENCE: if you would like to be part of the Question Time audience please write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Mo Mowlam
Unknown: Alan Beith
Producer: Prue Keely
Editor: Alexandra Henderson
Unknown: Randolph Street

: Spenser for Hire

Starring Robert Urich
The Big Fight. Spenser comes to the aid of his former boxing coach, who is crippled with gambling debts. However he soon discovers his old friend has set him up for murder.


Unknown: Robert Urich
Spenser: Robert Urich
Hawk: Avery Brooks
Susan: Barbara Stock
Sgt Frank Belson: Ron McLarty
Joey: Cliff Gorman
Professor: Austin Pendleton
: Kc JohncmcGinley
Mildred: Annedesalvo
Mike Walsh: Jamesshanta

: Weather

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update: Unit 38 -
Violence in the Workplace

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