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: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Sally Magnusson.


Presenter: Justin Webb
Presenter: Sally Magnusson

: Kilroy

Topical discussion.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Chris Jarvis.

Roundabout Stop.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Including: 10.40 Advice Clinic 10.45 Garden Doctor 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 11.45 Video Diaries 11.50 Phone-In 12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Patric Walker

: Pebble Mill

With Ross King.


Unknown: Ross King.

: Neighbours

(Detai/s at 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Great British Quiz

Withjanice Long.

: Hawaii Five-O

A criminal clan of misfits who kill without conscience pose problems for
McGarrett's team.

: Gourmet Ireland

Paul and Jeanne Rankin prepare a range of dishes with cheese.
A Brian Waddell production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jeanne Rankin

: Cartoons

: Children's BBC

With Toby Anstis.

Greedysaurus and the Gang
Dinosaur adventures.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Why Did the Chicken?

Game show hosted by Mark Evans with children from Merridale Primary School, Wolverhampton.
COMPETITION: send answers to What the Chicken Is It?, PO Box 900. London W126WW.


Unknown: Mark Evans

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Animated tale. Stereo

: Kevin and Co

Six-part comedy drama.
2: The boat has been sold and Kevin thinks about a faster type of transport. Written by Martin Riley and John Coombes


Written By: Martin Riley
Written By: John Coombes

: Newsround

: Moonacre: 2

Six-part drama filmed in Slovenia.

As a new arrival at Moonacre Manor, Maria discovers that only she can fulfil a ghostly prophecy.
Based on Elizabeth Goudge's A Little White Horse, adapted by William Corlett


Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Adapted by: William Corlett
Robin: Noah Huntley
Maria: Camilla Power
Peter: Thomas Szekeres
Miss Heliotrope: Jean Anderson
Father Francis: Iain Cuthbertson
Simon Blackheart: Richard Elfyn
Sir Benjamin: Philip Madoc
Old Elspeth: Miriam Margolyes

: Neighbours

Gaby is asked to keep a secret. Russell accuses Phoebe of being an unfit mother.

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years

A look at the news and music of one year. 1987: The news: Terry Waite is kidnapped; there's a spending boom; the Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes; Michael Ryan brings tragedy to Hungerford;
Mrs Thatcher wins a third term; the hurricane and Black Monday make it an extraordinary October. The music: the Mission, Whitney Houston, Pet Shop Boys, Bananarama, New Order, U2 and the Proclaimers. Series producerSue Mallinson


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Michael Ryan
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher

: Here and Now

New current affairs series, each week taking an in-depth look at subjects in the news.


Series Producer: Steve Anderson
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Last of the Summer Wine

Another chance to see an early episode, The Man from
Oswestry, from Roy Clarke 's classic comedy series.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
CompO: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Big Malcolm: Paul Luty

: Luv

Carla Lane's comedy series starring Michael Angelis Sue Johnston

Darwin has now met Eden, the girl with whom his father had a brief but stormy affair and who has threatened to get her revenge for being discarded.


Writer: Carla Lane
Director/Producer: Mike Stephens
Harold Craven: Michael Angelis
Terese: Sue Johnston
Darwin: Stephen Lord
Eden: Julie Peasgood
Martinique: Jan Ravens
Lloyd: Peter Caffrey
Victor: Stefan Escreet
Antonio: Zubin Varla
Hannah: Sandy Hendrickse
Stephen: Derek Howard

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: QED: Fishman of Saughton Jail

Alex Torbet is Britain's equivalent of the Birdman of Alcatraz.
After a distinguished RAF career he murdered his wife and father-in-law in an uncontrollable fit of anger, and in 1979 was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In Saughton Prison, Edinburgh, Torbet became interested in the fish in the prison's aquaculture unit, attached to Stirling University, and was soon saving the university a huge amount of money thanks to his skill in breeding both fish and shellfish for their experiments.
He was particularly drawn to a species called tilapia, whose ability to provide high-protein food from a diet of rubbish gave it great potential as a source of food for poor countries. He developed a golden strain, attractive as well as nutritious, which is now helping to feed the Third World.
Due for release this year, Torbet was hoping to continue his work at Stirling, but the university had reservations about his joining their team. QED examines his life and work behind bars, and his hopes for the future. Narrator Robbie Coltrane.
Birdman of Alcatraz is shown at 11.30 pm.
A Sparta production for BBCtv


Subject: Alex Torbet
Narrator: Robbie Coltrane.
Producer: Chris Goddard
Series Editor: Susan Spindler

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Highlights from tonight's FA Cup semi-final replays, if either or both of the ties at the weekend have been drawn. Also, action from the FA Premiership.
Britain's Gary Jacobs defends his European welterweight title against Italy's Alessandro Duran in his native Glasgow.
The Scot, nearing a long-awaited world title shot, takes on Duran, who made an unsuccessful challenge for Eamonn Loughran 's WBO welterweight title earlier this year.
Previewing the World Professional Championship, which starts at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Saturday. Stephen Hendry defends his title in the event which marks the return to the Crucible of the twice world champion Alex Higgins.
A review of the fourth Test between West Indies and England in Bridgetown,
Barbados, which ended today.
Producer Vivien Kent

Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Gary Jacobs
Unknown: Alessandro Duran
Unknown: Eamonn Loughran
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Alex Higgins.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Birdman of Alcatraz

Drama based on a true story starring Burt Lancaster
In 1909 Robert Stroud begins a 12-year sentence for killing a man. He escapes execution when a guard dies in a struggle, but is placed in solitary. Stroud's life changes when a sick bird flies into his cell.
Director John Frankenheimer (1962)


Director: John Frankenheimer
Robert Stroud: Burt Lancaster
Harvey Shoemaker: Karl Malden
Elizabeth Stroud: Thelma Ritter
Stella Johnson: Betty Field
Bull Ransom: Neville Brand
Feto Gomez: Telly Savalas

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15 Accountancy Television - scrambled 34608608 3.15 Legal Network Television - scrambled

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