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Ross King goes behind the scenes of the Welsh-language soap Poboly Cwm , which returns next week, with English subtitles, to BBC2.
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Danny's lying and hostility becomes evident to Val.
Gloria Hunniford and Caron Keating discuss child sex abuse. The Cranberries perform new single Linger
JeniBarnett, Barry Lynch andjennifer Chinn assess the dieters, with guest Roy Hattersley. Last in the series.
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Comedy series with Sarah Davison.
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Tales from the Norse's Mouth. The fourth of five stories written and told by Sandi Toksvig.
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Debbie finds Sydney can be a dangerous place.
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Tonight's edition of the panel show welcomes star of Men Behaving Badly and Noel's House Party regular Neil Morrissey, comedian Caroline Aherne, actress Thora Hird and writer/comedian Nick Revell. Hosted by Mike Smith.
Anne Robinson exposes more scandals and confronts the cowboys on your behalf. Call the hotline on [number removed] and talk through your story with a researcher.
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This week, Ian Botham is joined by snooker champion Steve Davis , and athletics' Sonia O'Sullivan , silver medallist at 1500m.
Bill Beaumont lines up with soccer's Andy Townsend , and Richard Corsie , three times world indoor bowls champion. Tonight's programme, hosted by David Coleman , also features the first round in a viewers'quiz.
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The Chop. Brittas has spent days devising a board game for his "plan for the future" fortnight and expects the staff to join in with gusto.
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Who's Sorry Now?
Five years ago the government created the personal pensions industry -and a big problem.
The government now promises that the industry's system of "self-regulation" is to be tightened up, but reporter
Vivian White reveals that even after all the publicity, there are still pensions salespeople giving expensive, bad advice. Producer Sam Collyns
Editor Glenwyn Benson
Until Tony (Goodbye Cruel World) Marchant's love story was shown in 1989, Keith Barron was beginning to specialise in comedy with sitcoms such as Late Expectations and Duty Free.
This was a chance for him to get back to "the serious stuff".
The three-part series, starting its repeats tonight, is about a taxi driver in a new town whose disturbing encounter with a much younger, married woman, leads to a passionate and traumatic affair. Apparently the part possessed a special significance for Barron. He told Radio Times: "I've always said that if my acting dried up, I'd drive a taxi." With recent appearances In Haggard and The Good Guys, it's unlikely that he'll be doing "the knowledge" yet.
Producer David Snodin ; Director Jane Howell
Tonight's programme is given over to an interview with one of me rum industry's best known outsiders, Robert Altman.
In a frank discussion that covers his beliefs and work ethics, Altman explains how he has survived the Hollywood jungle (don't worry the accountants and they won't worry you) and describes how he has been in and out of favour with the film industry since he made MASH in 1970. When Barry Norman suggests to Robert Altman that he is a maverick, the film director denies it but says "not everything has to be done the same way".
Since MASH, Altman has made 30 films including
Nashville, Popeye and, in 1992, The Player. He says he is proud of them all though: "these films are like children to me and you tend to love your least successful child the most".
His latest film, Short Cuts, hasjust earned him an Oscar nomination for best director.
Producer Bruce Thompson
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A report on foresters on a government training scheme.
Series editor Stephen Moss
Highlights from today's matches.
3.00 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 42 -
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3.30 Pathways to Care: Benefiting Clients: effective communication.
Helping clients with Social Security claims.