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: Breakfast News

Nicholas Witchell and Sally Magnusson.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animated adventures.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Why Don't You..?

How to enjoy the sport of orienteering.

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including 10.45 Room for Improvement
10.50 Consumer Road Test 11.00 News
(Subtitled) Regional News and Weather 11.05 TV Review 11.10 Star Guest of the Day 11.20 Touch of Love 11.30 Patric Walker 's Video
Horoscope 11.50 Medical Phone-In 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

With Alan Titchmarsh.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

General knowledge quiz. An Annalogue production for BBCtv

: To Paris with Love

Romantic comedy, starring Alec Guinness
A lonely widower decides to take his son to Paris, hoping to involve him in a romance. With Odile Versois , Vernon Gray , Jacques Francois , Elina Labourdette.
Director Robert Hamerl 1954)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Odile Versois
Unknown: Vernon Gray
Unknown: Jacques Francois
Director: Robert Hamerl

: Lifeline

Denis Lawson appeals on behalf of the London Lighthouse.
DONATIONS: see page 61


Unknown: Denis Lawson

: Bugs Bunny

Cartoon fun.

: Noddy

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Batfink

: Popeye and Son

: Mud

Last in a seven-part comedy-drama.
Miss Palmer seems to be interested in charming the dashing Mr Ford. With Victoria Wicks , Susie Blake , Michael Fenton-Stevens , Russell Brand.
Written by Danny Peacock and Mickey Hutton


Unknown: Mr Ford.
Unknown: Victoria Wicks
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Russell Brand.
Written By: Danny Peacock
Written By: Mickey Hutton

: Gulf

Final part of a daily story.

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Diane-Louise Jordan is in Cologne, Germany to look behind-the-scenes of the new puppet series, The Secret Life of Toys to be shown next Thursday.


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan

: Neighbours

Brad finds himself back at square one. Stephen is obsessive about Russell.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


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

: Top of the Pops

A weekly look at the UK charts, with videos and performances from leading bands, and some pre-chart exclusives.
Director Babara Jones ; ProducerRic Blaxill


Director: Babara Jones

: EastEnders

Phil follows the trail of a secret obsession, and Grant decides to go for gold. Bianca and Natalie run rings around Richard, and Alan arrives just in time to put the icing on the cake.
This week's episodes written by Michael Robartes

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Producer: Diana Kyle
Director: Adrian Bean
Grant: Ross Kemp
Dougie: Max Gold
Pat: Pam St Clement
Frank: Mike Reid
Phil: Steve McFadden
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Alan: Howard Antony
Bianca: Patsy Palmer
Natalie: Lucy Speed
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Nellie: Elizabeth Kelly
Richard: Ian Reddington
Michelle: Susan Tully
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Cindy: Michelle Collins
Ricky: Sid Owen
Steve: Mark Monero
Delia: Michelle Joseph
Mr Kelsey: David Cardy
Mr Holder: John Evitts
Mrs Tate: Kerry Ann White
Mrs Hoskins: Ina Clough

: The Wild West

Subtitled Land of Giants, this first of three wildlife films that together paint a natural-history portrait of North America focuses on the Pacific coast of the north west, home to giant animals and trees.
There's the giant Pacific salamander, the banana slug that weighs in at a quarter of a pound and the half-ton
Roosevelt elk, living among the giant conifers of the oldest evergreen forests in the world.
Within this temperate rainforest, fogbound in summer, snowbound in winter, the salmon is hunted by bears and whales, turkey vultures hunt for carrion, flying squirrels feast on truffles and the most primitive frog in the world makes its home.
All too predictably, though, this unique environment is under threat - from the logging industry and the fires that are set to clear the debris once the trees have been felled.
Apologies to readers hoping to see Wildlife on One: Earwig
In this slot. The schedule was changed after Nature, page 10, went to press

: TV Heroes

Featuring the puppets, Pinky and Perky. Presented by Danny Baker.
Producer Caroline Wright


Presented By: Danny Baker.
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Nine O'Clock News

With John Humphrys. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Newsreader: John Humphrys
Weather: Rob McElwee

: Grushko

Second of a three-part drama written by Philip Kerr and Robin Mukherjee.
Starring Brian Cox
St Petersburg, Russia, 1994: as Yevgeni Grushko , head of the Criminal Investigation
Division of the St Petersburg police, continues his inquiry into two brutal murders in the city, he begins to uncover the most horrific story of his career. A murdered TV journalist was working on a television documentary - an exploration into nuclear waste and possible mass radiation. But there is a missing link - Grushko and his sidekicks, Nikolai and Sasha, search relentlessly for the key.
Producer Nicky Lund ; Director Tony Smith A Mark Forstater production for BBCtv


Written By: Philip Kerr
Written By: Robin Mukherjee.
Unknown: Yevgeni Grushko
Producer: Nicky Lund
Director: Tony Smith
Unknown: Mark Forstater
Grushko: Brian Cox
Nikolai: Dave Duffy
Sasha: Cathy White
Andrei: Stephen McGann
Bosenka: Paul Freeman
Stepan: Paul Brennen
Dzhumber: Richard Hawley
Oocho: Alan Stocks
Una: Rosaleen Unehan
Dr Sopova: Kathryn Hunter
Nina: Eve Matheson
Milyukin: Jack Klaff
Kartashov: Donald Sumpter
Pyotr: Andy Serkis
Chazov: Jimmy Yuill
Galina: Petronilla Whitfield

: The Easter Stories

Pilate's Tale. A smooth-talking executive organises the world from his en suite bathroom on a portable phone. But the life of Pilate (Robert Duncan ) falls apart as he's confronted with a difficult decision.
(Tomorrow: the Centurion's Tale)


Unknown: Robert Duncan

: Physical Evidence

Thriller from Michael
Crichton, the director of Coma and author of the blockbuster Jurassic Park. Starring Burt Reynolds Theresa Russell
Seedy downtown cop Joe Paris is charged with murder. To make matters worse, he's unsure of his innocence when ambitious public defender
Jenny Hudson , who is chosen to represent him, is convinced that he is guilty.
FILM REVIEWS pages45-52
12.20am Best of British
Classic cinema clips.


Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Theresa Russell
Unknown: Jenny Hudson
Joe Paris: Burt Reynolds
Jenny Hudson: Theresa Russell
James Hicks: Ned Beatty
Deborah Quinn: Kay Lenz
Kyle: Ted McGinley

: Weather

: BBC Select

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