With Philippa Forrester. (Stereo)
Presenter (Children's BBC):
Today: Gideon's Exploding Pickle Pots.
With guests Sir Norman Fowler , and MPs Charles Kennedy and Jack Straw. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts
1 A family show with Lynn I Parsons and David Grant.
Featuring Tony Robinson 's Good Book Guide, Bill Tidy's God and the Gatepost, and the Royale Commission. With music from Marcella Detroit.
A studio discussion on the implications of cochlear implants. With Clive Mason. With signing and subtitles.
Ways in which smaller companies can overcome language and culture barriers. With Sally Magnusson.
Producer Mary Fourt Stereo HELPLINE: freefone [number removed] today, 11.30am-10.00pm
Play can profoundly influence the growth and structure of the brain. But what kind of play is best?
Today, science in the home and teenage shoplifting.
Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55.
The Love Mask. Brett hopes the powers of the Brora Brora love mask will help his love life. Stereo
The Pumpkin Competition
Determined to win the contest, Elma Dinnock buys help from a mysterious botanist. Stereo
Omnibus edition. (Stereo)
Oldham Athletic v Manchester Utd
Manchester United return to Wembley two weeks after their Coca-Cola Cup disappointment for this FA Cup semi-final. They pursue a league and Cup double, while Oldham bid for a first FA Cup final appearance.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Jimmy Hill and Alan Hansen.
Commentary by John Motson with Trevor Brooking.
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As the search for the amateur chef of the year returns to TV for the fifth time, presenter Loyd Grossman explains why the series Is so successful: "I think it is because Masterchef is one of the few places on TV where you can see amateurs competing, solely motivated by the love of what they do."
Celebrity guests are lined up to judge the culinary creations each week. Tonight it is the turn of chef Anton Mosimann and actress Diana Rigg. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
With Moira Stuart. subtitiea
Weather Bill Giles
Over 30 couples celebrate their golden weddings in the company of Pam Rhodes and a thousand well-wishers in Richmond Hill United Reformed
Church, Bournemouth. Music includes Love Divine, All
Love's Excelling, 0 Perfect Love and Mendelssohn's
Producer John Forrest ; Edrtor Helen Alexander
Drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
A Shot in the Dark. Assistant
Chief Constable Fisher is convinced that a suspicious death at a local aerodrome suggests a drugs connection. Crabbe is not so sure.
Episode whtten by Richard Maher
Producer Jacky Stoller ; DirectorColin Gregg A Witzend production for BBCtv
DC Dean Pinkney:
Another episode in the comedy series about marital infidelity. Starring Peter Davison Nicola Pagett
Who is that following Dave? Why does everybody keep running into Chuck Purvis , private detective?
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director John Kilby
Producer Tony Dow
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I Comedy starring
When an ex-cop and an inept lawyer join forces as security guards they don't exactly strike fear into the hearts of LA's bad guys. Candy, star of Uncle Buck and the new Cool
Runnings, died last month.
Director Mark L Lester 1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles
Clive James is joined in the studio by Stephen Fry and this week's guest commentator is comedian Jo Brand.
Executive producer Richard Drewett Series producer Beatrice Ballard
From Rochdale Town Hall, where tonight's specialist subjects are the history and historic geography of Ayrshire; the life and career of Catherine de Valois (1401-37); the life and background of Shakespeare; the life and career of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe
Eighteen years ago Sarah Boston gave birth to a son, Will. He had Down's syndrome and died while still a baby. Medical tests now widely available give women the option to terminate Down's pregnancies, so society could virtually screen out
Down's syndrome. In the year that Will would have come of age, Sarah celebrates his birthday with an appreciation of the contribution that Down's people make to our humanity. This is an intensely personal film in which Sarah still feels
Will's absence from her life, and questions the set of values we have when we make choices about genetic screening. Director Nikki Stockley Editor John Blake
Detectives season continues with this adaptation of Raymond Chandler 's novel, starring Robert Mitchum Charlotte Rampling
Giant ex-con Moose Molloy wants to find his old flame
Velma and hires private eye Philip Marlowe to track her down. However, even the world-weary Marlowe grows uneasy at the mounting corruption and deaths that the case unearths.
Director Dick Richards (1975)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52
Mrs Velma Grayle:
Mrs Jessie Florian: