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: The Man from UNCLE: The Virtue Affair

Napoleon and Illya fall prey to a madman who is plotting to destroy all the vineyards in France.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers with the help of his guests.
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Presenter: David Frost
Series Editor: Barney Jones
Executive Editor: Tim Orchard

: Great Expectations

The third of four programmes for Advent comes from a community church in Bromley-by-Bow, London. Presented by Rosemary Hartill.


Presenter: Rosemary Hartill

: See Hear!

This week, a group of young deaf and hearing film-makers and a woman who learned to fly a glider after she became deaf. With signing and subtitles.
Rptd on Tuesday at 12 noon on BBC2

: The French Experience

Language lessons. Today, talking about where you live.

: Unforgettable: Desperately Seeking Dominic

Another chance to see the short series about how to improve your memory, presented by Greg Proops.
Greg has problems remembering a name.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Greg Proops

: The 11th Hour

Today: what the Prince's Youth Business Trust can do for you, how to be a private investigator and Ruth Rendell on writing a mystery thriller.


Guest: Ruth Rendell
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar
Series Editor: Stephen Moss

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.


Presenter: John Craven

: News; On the Record

John Humphrys and the team analyse the trends in British and European politics.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Editor: Nelson Mews

: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

London 1916. Indy falls in love with an English rose who presents him with a thorny problem.


Actor: Sean Patrick Flanery
Actor: Elizabeth Hurley

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Martin Chuzzlewit

The penultimate episode of the six-part adaptation of Dickens's novel.
Shown last Monday. Final part on Monday at 9.30pm on BBC2
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: The Bookworm

Former detective John Stalker investigates Ruth Rendell's most enduring character, Inspector Wexford. Also, a beginner's guide to second-hand book collecting. Presented by Griff Rhys Jones.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
* See This Week: page 5


Presenter: Griff Rhys Jones
Guest: John Stalker

: Lifeline

Jane Asher appeals on behalf of the National Autistic Society. Plus Cliff Michelmore and Joanna Kaye with the latest charity news. Repeated on Wednesday at 3.25pm
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Jane Asher
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Joanna Kaye

: The Clothes Show

A look back at last week's Clothes Show Live, the winners of the Glad Rags 94 competition, the creative team who have been instrumental in designing the BBC2 look for Christmas, plus festive presents and accessories.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Jeff Banks
Presenter: Caryn Franklin
Presenter: Brenda Emmanus
Producer: Karen Hughes
Executive producer: Roger Casstles

: Just William: 5: William and the Russian Prince

Six-part schoolboy drama series based on Richmal Crompton's stories.
Robert's invitation to the cricket week at Marleigh Manor presents a golden opportunity for William to advance his brother's fortunes.


Based on the stories by: Richmal Crompton
Writer: Allan Baker
Producer: Alan Wright
Director: David Giles
William Brown: Oliver Rokison
Mr Brown: David Horovitch
Mrs Brown: Polly Adams
Robert Brown: Benjamin Pullen
Ethel Brown: Rebecca Johnson
Sir Gerald Markham: Frederick Treves
Lady Markham: Ursula Howells
Rawlings: Jonathan Cecil

: News

With Jennie Bond.
Weather John Kettley


Newsreader: Jennie Bond.
Weather presenter: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

From Northern Ireland. Pam Rhodes joins an ecumenical gathering in Clonard Monastery Church, just off the Falls Road in Belfast where hopes for lasting peace throughout Northern Ireland are currently high. Music includes Hark, What a Sound; Love Came Down at Christmas; and Whence is that Goodly Fragrance.
Rev[ised] rpt on Wednesday at 2.10pm on BBC2


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Sports Review of the Year

The annual celebration of sporting achievement, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary, reaches its climax with the announcement of the 1994 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Chris Chataway won the first award, in 1954, and Linford Christie sprinted away with the trophy last year. The team of the year and overseas personality awards will also be presented. Introduced from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London by Desmond Lynam, Steve Rider and Sue Barker.
See today's choices.
This sporting year: see page 32
As coverage is live, the subsequent schedule may change


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Presenter: Steve Rider
Presenter: Sue Barker
Executive Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Brian Barwick

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather John Kettley


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: John Kettley

: The Wimbledon Poisoner

First episode of a two-part black comedy written by Nigel Williams.
Starring Robert Lindsay
Henry Farr, a Wimbledon solicitor, is desperate to rid himself of his wife. He settles on murder as his solution but, when the neighbours begin to drop dead at an alarming rate, Henry realises that killing people is not quite as straightforward as he first thought. Concluding episode next Sunday. See today's choices.
Andrew Duncan interview with Robert Lindsay: see page 16


Writer: Nigel Williams
Director: Robert Young
Producer: Linda Agran
Henry Farr: Robert Lindsay
Elinor Farr: Alison Steadman
Det Insp Russell Rush: Philip Jackson
Dr Donald Templeton: Larry Lamb
Karim Jackson: Art Malik
Maisie Farr: Mabel McKeown
No 47: Simon Chandler
Mrs 47: Wendy Nottingham
Gunther: Michael Mellinger
Mrs Gunther: Catherine Schell
David Sprott: Bill Stewart
Edwina Sprott: Melanie Kilburn
Sebastian Williams: Tim McMullan
Billykins: Vivienne Ritchie
Arfur Templeton: Joe Gecks
Graham Beamish: Andy de la Tour
Vera Loomis: Joan White
Gordon Macrae: Christopher Good
Lingalonga Boccherini: Mary Maddox
Caedmon Macrae: Matthew Owens
Wulfstan Macrae: Clovis Rau
Dent: Ian McNeice
Valerie Singleton: Valerie Singleton

: Everyman: Publish and Be Damned

Since the Salman Rushdie affair, the religious Fatwa has been regarded by the non-Muslim world as an oppressive tool designed to silence dissent with the threat of death. But to Muslims it is central to Islamic life, guiding them through everyday existence.


Producer: Ani King-Underwood
Series Producer: Angela Tilby

: Positive ID

Psychological thriller starring Stephanie Rascoe, John Davies
Julie Kenner is a housewife who avenges a traumatic experience under cover of a new identity.
♦ Film Reviews pages 67-76


Director: Andy Anderson
Julie Kenner: Stephanie Rascoe
Bobbie King: Stephanie Rascoe
Don Kenner: John Davies
Roy: Steve Fromholz
Dana: Laura Lane
Melissa: Gail Cronauer
Mr Tony: Matthew Sacks
Dr Sterling: Audeen Casey
Johnny: Steven Jay Hoey

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore is joined by Professor Alec Boksenberg to review a successful year for the Hubble Space Telescope.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Alec Boksenberg
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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