6.15 Financial papers; 6.25 Sport; 6.29,
With Nicholas Witchell and Sally Magnusson. News every 15 minutes.
7.12,7.40,8.12,8.40 Business; 7.20,
7.50, 8.20, 8.50 Sport; 7.25,8.25,8.55 Weather, regional news, travel.
With Zoe Ball.
Playground Stop. Rpt
Including 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 11.40
Obsessions 11.50 Phone-In 12.00 News
Subtitled; Regional News; Weather
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth is Judi Spiers 's guest today.
(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled -54973425
European quiz, with Henry Kelly.
Requiem for a Falling Star. An ageing movie star seeks revenge on a gossip columnist who has dug up details of her shady past. With Peter Falk and Anne Baxter.
With Toby Anstis.
Live action cartoon with Kate Copstick. WnttenbyRoyApps Rpt
Ninth in a 12-part sci-fi comedy thriller. Watt joins in a football match and ends up covered in bruises - and flour. Wntten by Pip and Jane Baker
(Part 10 and caston Thursday at 4.20pm)
Children's documentary series.
Troubleshooters. A film about Britain's youngest board of directors who follow in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey-Jones and act as consultants to leading companies. This week they are called in by Stena Sealink to assess its ferry services in advance of this week's official opening of the Channel Tunnel.
Doug takes a gamble.
With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish 57
Presented by Tim Ewart , with sport from Rob Curling.
Editor Guy Pelham 39 REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Set in Concrete. Deputy Manager Laura Lancing discovers Brittas sitting at his desk in full evening dress. Starring Chris Barrie.
Written by Richard Feegen and Andrew Nomss Director/Producer Mike Stephens
The spirit of Frank Butcher lives on in Ricky, and Gita sees her boss in a new light.
(For cast see Thursday) Stereo Subtitled 93
Ken Poursain stood on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, intending to take his life because of the breakdown of his marriage.
Ken's family is featured in For Better, for Worse, the first in this six-part documentary series which each week concentrates on a different family and their problems and explores possible solutions.
Future programmes focus on issues such as coping with a father who has Alzheimer's disease and trying to prevent a son turning to crime.
Producer James Hawes ; Series producer
"A comedy about your basic, complicated northern family," is how Bernard Hill describes this new six-part comedy series by Tim Firth , author of All Quiet on the Preston Front. Hill stars as Len
Tollit, a man determined to provide for his family at any cost, undeterred by the failure that dogs him at every turn.
In the first episode, The Time Len Spent His Redundancy Cheque, Len plans a flash party to launch his new business.
A Philip Partridge production for BBCtv
By the Labour Party.
(Snownat 10.00pm on /TV; 10.30pm on BBC2)
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Michael Fish
Hyacinth is at her wits' end with the charity shop,
Councillor Nugent , Rose's love life - and now Daddy's.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad
Debbie Horsfield 's six-part comedy of class conflict.
3: Pet emerges from her grief determined to set up on her own. Three weeks after his death, the Tundishes hold a memorial service for Alister.
Producer Liz Trubridge Director Richard Laxton
Twenty years after Ellington's death, this American documentary showing in the Omnibus slot tonight and next week celebrates the life and work of one of America's greatest composers. As the leading musical impresario George Wein says: "There is an Ellington sound that will be with us until time runs out."
Born in 1899, Ellington and his orchestra became resident at Harlem's Cotton Club in 1927, and thanks to networked radio broadcasts his innovative music, exploring new tonal and structural ideas, reached a huge and racially mixed audience.
The film includes rare footage of the bandleader in performance, and the soundtrack contains more than 40 of his 1,500 compositions.
Producer Robert S Levi
Series editor Nigel Williams
Comedy thriller starring
Two American fishermen, hired to trawl for treasure, net more than they bargained for. A beautiful woman, a sunken U-boat and an insane scheme prompt them to attempt the impossible - to rob the Queen Mary. With Virna Lisi , Tony Franciosa , Richard Conte , AlfKJellinandErrolJohn. Director Jack Donohue (1966)
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