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: Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Jill Dando.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: Kilroy

: Newshound

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball.
The Playground Stop.


Unknown: Zoe Ball.

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

10.40 Problem-solving with Will Hanrahan
10.45 Needlecraft
11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather
11.10 Star Guest of the Day
11.20 Touch of Love
11.30 Patric Walker's Video Horoscope
11.50 Phone-In
12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Will Hanrahan
Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

Today's guests are Penelope Keith and TV presenter and actor Shane Richie.
With Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Shane Richie.
Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

General knowledge quiz,

: Columbo

Last Salute to the Commodore. A film which marks the directorial debut of Patrick McGoohan , star of the 60s cult TV series The Prisoner. Columbo thinks he has solved the murder of a wealthy yacht builder, until his prime suspect is killed. With Peter Falk ,
Robert Vaughn and Wilfrid Hyde White.


Unknown: Patrick McGoohan
Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White.

: Teddy Trucks

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Sick as a Parrot

Crossword puzzle. COMPETITION: send answers to Sick as a Parrot, BBCtv. Wood Lane. London W 12 7RJ.

: Jackanory

Father Christmas Goes on Holiday Written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs , told by Bill Wallis.


Illustrated By: Raymond Briggs
Told By: Bill Wallis.

: SuperTed

: Hangar 17

Presented by Mickey Hutton , Colette Brown and Paul Leyshon.
COMPETITION: ring [number removed](maximum call 25p). For rules send sae [address removed]


Presented By: Mickey Hutton
Presented By: Colette Brown
Presented By: Paul Leyshon.

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

The choir arrive in Germany and find it isn't quite what they expected.
This week's episodes written by Kevin Hood
(The last episode of the series is on Friday at 5. 1 0pm)


Written By: Kevin Hood
Maria: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Richard: Desmond Askew
Josh: Jamie Groves
Rosa: Elisabeth Stainer
Martha: Dena Davis

: Neighbours

Brad attempts to impress his future mother-in-law. Pam finds out about Gaby's shocking behaviour.


Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Lauren Carpenter: Sarah Vandenbergh
Cameron Hudson: Benjamin Mitchell
Beth Brennan: Natalie Imbrugua
AnnaliseHartman: Kimberley Davies
Wayne Duncan: Jonathan Lee
Russell Butler: Stephen Whittaker
Fiona Hartman: Suzanne Dudley

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Holiday

Jill Dando presents the show from the Algarve, where thousands of retired people go to while away the winter.
Sankha Guha visits Hong Kong during celebrations for
Chinese New Year,
Sheryl Simms tries the Greek island of Skopelos and Eamonn Holmes visits Rutland - part of England that officially no longer exists. Producer Simon Shaw
Editor Jane Lush


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Sankha Guha
Unknown: Sheryl Simms
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Producer: Simon Shaw

: EastEnders

Phil is under pressure to keep a promise, and Frank's plans don't go according to plan.
(For cast see Thursday)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: How Do They Do That?

The programme that goes behind the scenes in the worlds of science, sport, medicine and show business to reveal the tricks of the trade. With Desmond Lynam and Jenny Hull. Producer John Longley
Executive producer Alan Boyd
A Reg Grundy/Telepictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Jenny Hull.
Producer: John Longley
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents viewers' opinions on BBC programmes. This week the people of Macclesfield air their views.
Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre. London W 1 2 7RJ: or phone orfax on: [number removed].


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: Nine O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Crimewatch File

Another reconstruction of a major real-life crime featured on the Crimewatch UK series, presented by Nick Ross.
In the Line of Fire. Nearly five years ago, young vagrant
David Paterson was shot and seriously wounded as he chased an armed robber.
Today, he is still in hospital - partly-paralysed and receiving round-the-clock care.
Tonight's programme looks at the police investigation which led to the jailing of the gunman. Producer AdeleneAlani
Executive producer Anne Morrison


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Unknown: David Paterson
Producer: Anne Morrison

: Omnibus

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
Vikram Seth 's novel
A Suitable Boy is over 1,300 pages long and weighs several pounds. Yet it outsold popular novelists like Jilly Cooper and John Le Carre and has made an international star of its author.
Film-maker Nadia Haggar travelled to Delhi to meet Seth's family as part of this profile, discovering the true stories that contributed to the complex narrative of A Suitable Boy. While composing his great prose work, Seth also found time to write Beastly Tales from Here and There (a collection of children's fables) and a libretto for the English National Opera. Excerpts from these and his earlier work feature in the film.
Seth himself is seen at publishing parties in London, negotiating with his agent, and at a family reunion in Delhi, where he meets his music guru and other influential childhood figures. The profile was co-produced by Vikram Seth 's sister, Aradhana Seth. Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Aradhana Seth.

: Steven Spielberg on Schindler's List

"There were days when I wanted to pack up at lunchtime and tell everyone to go home," says director Steven Spielberg about his latest multi-Oscar-nominated film, Schindler's List.
In an interview filmed by Jon Blair , maker of the documentary Schindler which was shown on BBC2 last week, Spielberg reveals that the film stretched him way beyond anything he'd done before. Not only was it a departure in style for him - he says he "used a documentary/ news approach rather than my usual David Lean approach" - but the subject matter was particularly stressful for a man rediscovering Judaism.
The interview gives a rare insight into the director's feelings and motives and is illustrated with clips from the film as well as archive footage of some of those who survived the Holocaust because they were on Schindler's list.


Director: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Jon Blair
Unknown: David Lean

: Duel

Thriller that marked I Steven Spielberg 's directorial debut, starring Dennis Weaver
On an isolated stretch of road a travelling salesman encounters a 1 0-ton tanker truck whose sole purpose seems to be to crush him and his car under its gigantic wheels.


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Dennis Weaver

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.00-2.10 Disability Agenda
3942996 2.45 Executive Business
Club: scrambled 40719967 3.15
Legal Network Television: scrambled

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