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: Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Sally Magnusson.
(See Monday for details;


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: Playdays

Playground Stop.

: Good Morning, South Africa

After 342 years of minority white rule, the final and most symbolic act of the first multi-racial elections in South Africa takes place in Pretoria this morning. This live coverage of the swearing in of Nelson Mandela as President of his country is presented by David Dimbleby from the Union Buildings in the country's capital - until now, the very symbol of white power.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Editor: Tim Orchard

: The Magic of the House

An interview with Lucy M Boston, author of a series of children's books, which are set in a house called
Green Knowe. With Frank Delaney.


Unknown: Green Knowe.
Unknown: Frank Delaney.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Cricket

Further live coverage of today's Cup matches. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo

: Cricket

Live coverage.

: Noddy

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Marlene Marlowe Investigates

Live action cartoon with Kate Copstick andjo Kendall.
Written by Roy Apps


Unknown: Kate Copstick
Written By: Roy Apps

: Watt on Earth

A 12-part sci-fi comedy thriller.
11: The Ruddock's peace is threatened. Wntten by Pip and Jane Baker
(Final part and cast on Thursday at 4.20pm)


Unknown: Jane Baker

: The Addams Family

Cartoon fun. Rpt

: Newsround

: The Lowdown

Last in the children's documentary series. Sam. A poignant profile of 10-year-old Sameer [text removed] , a bright, intelligent boy with cerebral palsy, unable to talk and confined to a wheelchair, who is now able to speak, thanks to a new machine.


Unknown: Sameer [text removed]

: Neighbours

Julie unearths a shocking secret from the past.

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: The Brittas Empire

Starring Chris Barrie
Mums and Dads. To attract new clientele to the Centre, Brittas organises a concert recital by a famous pianist.
Written by Richard Feegen and Andrew Nomss Director/Producer Mike Stephens


Unknown: Chris Barrie
Written By: Richard Feegen
Written By: Andrew Nomss
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Helen Brittas: Pippa Haywood
LauraLancing: Julia St John
Colin Wetkerby: Michael Burns
Julie: Judy Flynn
Tim: Russell Porter
Gavin: Tim Marriott
Carole: Harriet Thorpe
Jim Brittas: Robin Parkinson
Mr Petrov: Damien Thomas

: EastEnders

Sanjay feels the pressure when Meena returns to the Square. (For cast see Thursday)

: Life Stories

One day 38-year-old Dave [text removed] picked up his two young sons, Ashley and Adam, from school and said: "Do you remember me saying that if mummy's cancer came back it would be bad news?"
In Loving Memory, the second in this series of real-life dramas faced by six families, reveals how the [text removed]s prepared for Pauline's death and how they have coped without her.
Pauline didn't want her family's memories of her all to be illness-related, so during her last year of life they all went on holiday to Florida: "We wanted to make the last holiday the best, " says Ashley who was then only 11 years old, "to make something nice we could remember her with." Four years on Dave, Ashley and Adam are still rebuilding their lives without Pauline.
"Hopefully she will be proud of us for that, "says Dave.
Producer Christine Hall
Series producer Anne Webber
BOOKLET: fora booklet on the issues raised in the series, send a cheque for £2.50, made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]
HELPLINE: advice and information are available free on a confidential telephone service open from 8.30to 10.30pm tonight, and from 11.00am to 2.00pm tomorrow. Phone [number removed].


Unknown: Dave [text removed]

: Once upon a Time in the North

New comedy series about a big-hearted optimist and half-hearted socialist, starring Bernard Hill
The Time Sean Got into the Final. When Sean's under-12 team is drawn against super-flash side Mobberley Heath in the Bridgford Cup, armchair footballer Len has no choice but to take over as trainer.
Written by Tim Firth : Director John Clive A Philip Partridge production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bernard Hill
Unknown: Mobberley Heath
Written By: Tim Firth
Director: John Clive
Len: Bernard Hill
Pat: Christine Moore
Mr Bebbington: Bryan Pringle
Siobhan: Susan McArdle
Sean: Andrew Whyment
Morris: Bob Mason
Bob Carling: Bill Stewart
Troy: Garry Roost
Mr Dacre: David Neilson
Norman: Claude Close

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Keeping Up Appearances

Starring Patricia Routledge Hyacinth's social standing at a church function is jeopardised when Daisy tries to encourage Onslow to become more confident.
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Written By: Roy Clarke
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Liz: Josephine Tewson
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Shirley Stelfox

: The Riff Raff Element

Debbie Horsfield 's six-part comedy of class conflict featuring the Belcher and Tundish families.
4: To pay off their debts,
Maggie and Carmen embark on a night of crime. Rejected by Esme, Boyd half-heartedly sets out to play host to some aliens.
Producer Liz Trubridge ; Director Richard Laxton


Unknown: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: Liz Trubridge
Director: Richard Laxton
Roger: Ronald Pickup
Phoenix: Pippa Guard
Mortimer: Richard Hope
Joanna: Celia Imrie
Boyd: Nicholas Farrell
Acky: Trevor Peacock
Maggie: Susan Brown
Pet: Mossie Smith
Carmen: Jayne Ashbourne
Declan: Cal MacAninch
Nathan: Ashley Wright
Nelson: Dicken Ashworth

: Omnibus: Duke Ellington - Reminiscing In Tempo

In the concluding part of this documentary, Ellington is making his best music. New band members include Billy Strayhorn, whose first contribution is the legendary Take the "A" Train. Ellington is a star. But fame is fickle. The critics hate his new work, he refuses to change and, by the mid-50s, he seems to be finished.
Undaunted, Ellington takes the Newport Jazz Festival by storm with C-Jam Blues. But the deaths of Strayhorn in and of his personal physician and friend six years later mark the end for him.
Twenty years after his death, Ellington's charm, wit and unpredictability are recalled by relatives and friends in unique archive interviews and performances by the great jazzman himself.
Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Billy Strayhorn

: Cricket

Today's highlights.

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.45 Executive Business Club: scrambled 60688121 3.15Legal Network Television: scrambled

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