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: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon


: Playdays

The Roundabout Stop.

: Mortimer and Arabel

Puppet comedy drama.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Includingat 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard .........................................


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: Decisions

Rabbi Lionel Blue explains to
Dr David Cook why he decided to tell a newspaper that he was homosexual despite the misgivings of his Jewish contemporaries.


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Dr David Cook

: First Light

Linda Mitchell visits Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire to discover why music sung by monks over 1,000 years ago is currently toppingthe classical charts, and Anthony Way si ngs The Lord's Prayer.


Unknown: Anthony Way

: See Hear!

In the first of a series of programmes for deaf people from a Danish television production company, Gert Baden gives a personal view of Las Vegas. With signing and subtitles.
Rptd Tuesday at 12.00 on BBC2 Stereo.........


Unknown: Gert Baden

: Dream Date

Teen comedy starring Tempestt Bledsoe, Clifton Davis

Dani's going on her first date with the school hunk - what could be cooler? But her dad decides to keep an eye on them.
Film Reviews pages 49-57


Director: Anson Williams
Dani Fairview: Tempestt Bledsoe
Bill Fairview: Clifton Davis
Donna Thompson: Anne-Marie Johnson
Jim Parker: Kadeem Hardison
Sally Palmer: Michelle Thomas
Mike: Howard French
TJ: Michael Prokopuk
Charlie Broadman: Brandon Maggart

: Countryfile

John Craven presents countryside stories, includingthe latest rural, environmental and agricultural issues. Plus the week's weather at 12.26pm.


Unknown: John Craven

: News; On the Record

John Humphrys talks toatop
Conservative about the challenge to the leadership of the party.
Editor David Jordan


Talks: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam from Wimbledon. Wimbledon 95
On the last day of the tennis championships from the All
England Club, live coverage of the men'ssingles final. Commentary by John Barrett , Bill Threlfall and Mark Cox. Sunday Grandstand continues on BBC2 with coverage of the mixed doubles final. See today's choices.
TV presentation Johnnie Watherston
Executive producer Martin Hopkins Stereo.
If the men's singles final overruns, coverage will continue on BBC 1


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Masterchef

The final in which the Masterchefs of the South East of England, Scotland and London
- Clare Askaroff , Marion MacFarlane and Holly Schade - compete forthis year's title. Host Loyd Grossman is accompanied by acclaimed chef
Raymond Blanc and William Waldegrave , minister of agriculture, fisheries and food. See today's choices.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams , Richard Kalms
♦ See Raymond Blanc : page 31
♦ Meet this year's finalists: page 32


Unknown: Clare Askaroff
Unknown: Marion MacFarlane
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Raymond Blanc
Unknown: William Waldegrave
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms
Unknown: Raymond Blanc

: News

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Hymnformation! with Henry Sandon. The first of four programmes in which Antique Roadshow expert
Henry Sandon seeks out the stories behind hymns old and new. Music includes 0 for 1,000 Tongues to Sing, RockofAges, All Once Held Dear (Knowing You),
And Can It Be, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and For All the Saints.
Producer Diane Reid ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated on Wednesday at 9.50am on BBC2


Unknown: Henry Sandon.
Unknown: Henry Sandon
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Castles

Tony is surprised when
Adam turns up at his warehouse and suggests a way out of his business difficulties.
See today's choices.
For cast see Monday Stereo

: Small Talk

Three more contestants accept the challenge of trying to unravel the minds of children by second-guessingtheir responses. With Ronnie Corbett.
Director Rick Gardner ; Producer Danny Greenstone


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Fawlty Towers: Waldorf Salad

An American guest at the hotel finds Basil unable to cater to his culinary requirements.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Mr Libson: Anthony Dawes
Mrs Johnston: June Ellis
Mr Johnston: Terence Conoley
Miss Hare: Dorothy Frere
Miss Gurke: Beatrice Shaw
Mr Arrad: Norman Bird
Mrs Arrad: Stella Tanner
Mrs Hamilton: Claire Nielson
Mr Hamilton: Bruce Boa
Terry: Brian Hall

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019
Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019

: Birds of a Feather: Dead Loss

Another chance to see this 1993 series.

A family tragedy gets Sharon's husband leave from prison, but then he does a runner.


Writery: Geoff Rowley
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Garth: Matthew Savage
Tony: Andy Lucas
Theo: Vasilis Panayi

: News

With PeterSissons.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Oliver's Travels

Last of a five-part comedy-thriller written by Alan Plater and starring Alan Bates , Sinead Cusack
Do We Look Like That? The mystery is blown wide open on the Orkney Islands as Oliver and Diane finally discover what happened to "Aristotle".
Producer David Cunliffe ; Director Giles Foster


Written By: Alan Plater
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Orkney Islands
Producer: David Cunliffe
Director: Giles Foster
Oliver: Alan Bates
Diane: Sinead Cusack
Baxter: Bill Paterson
Baron Kite: Miles Anderson
Davidson: Iain Cuthbertson
Eileen: Sheila Reid
MrGunn: John Woodvine
Cathy: Charlotte Coleman
Michael: Morgan Jones
Sara: Sophie Heyman
Sgt Ellis: John Casey

: Mastermind

The first of the semi-finals, from the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Specialist subjects: African mammals, the Italian monarchy 1861-1946, the life and works of Rupert Brooke , and the life and career of Thomas Jefferson.
Magnus Magnusson asks the questions. Director David Mitchell ; Producer
Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Thomas Jefferson.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Heart of the Matter

Testing Times
Andrew Blake loves animals but, as a sufferer of a rare nervous disorder, he is also leading a campaign to protect the right of medical researchers to use animals forexperimentation.
Joan Bakewell explores changing attitudes to animal rights. Do the recent protests over veal calves mark society's acceptance that animals have rights, or is public opinion being altered by a tiny minority of animal activists? Series producer Anne Reevell ; Series editor
John Drury ♦ Polly Toynbee : page 14


Unknown: Andrew Blake
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Anne Reevell
Editor: John Drury
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Cousins

Romanticcomedy starring
Ted Danson
Isabella Rossellini , Sean Young
Maria turns to her unconventional cousin Larry for support when his wife has a fling with her husband.
Director Joel Schumacher (1989)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 49-57


Unknown: Ted Danson
Unknown: Isabella Rossellini
Unknown: Sean Young
Director: Joel SchumacHer
Larry Kozinski: Ted Danson
Maria Hardy: Isabella Rossellini
Tish Kozinski: Sean Young
Tom Hardy: William Petersen
Vince Kozinski: Lloyd Bridges
EdieCostellO: Norma Aleandro
Mitch Kozinski: Keith Coogan

: Weather

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