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: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Animation. Penny enters one of her dog drawings in a competition.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: Mortimer and Arabel

Puppet comedy drama.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 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

: Routes and Rhythms

Caron Keating goes in search of Celtic
Christianity along the pilgrimage route to Holy Island in the second of a four-part series tracing religion's musical roots.


Unknown: Caron Keating

: See Hear!

Eva Abildgaard 's personal perspective of Portugal forms the fourth in a series of programmes from Danish TV forthe deaf. With signing and subtitles.
RepeatedTuesday9.55amonBBC2 Stereo .


Unknown: Eva Abildgaard

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

What If .. ? A touch of magic gives young Jonah Kelley 's lonely life a new dimension, Stereo ..............


Unknown: Jonah Kelley

: Cricket: Fourth Test

Live coverage from Old Trafford, Manchester, of the morning's developments in the Fourth Test between England and West Indies.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Stereo.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Countryfile

Rural concerns, with John Craven. Plus the week'sweatherat 12.26pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Grand Prix

The World Championship reaches round nine with live coverage from Hockenheim of the German Grand Prix. Hosted by Sue Barker. Race commentary from Murray Walker, Jonathan Palmer and Tony Jardine. Highlights tonight at 7.40pm on BBC2. See today's choices.


Presenter: Sue Barker.
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Jonathan Palmer
Commentator: Tony Jardine
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: The Pink Panther Show

Cartoon cat adventures...............

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled.

: The Bookworm Summer Special

Fowey in Cornwall is Griff Rhys Jones 's destination as he investigates the real-life story that inspired Daphne duMaurierto write Rebecca. A dramatisation of a new book about a Second World War PoW who, 50 years on, confronts his Japanese torturer. Prisoners in Time, starring John Hurt , will be shown on BBC 1 next month. The 60th birthday of Penguin books; plus, the best holiday reads, stereo


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: John Hurt

: Nature Detectives

Caught on camera this week: an intimate view of kestrels rearing young in a windowbox; an unusual perspective on mayfly mating rituals; and Sussex herring gulls who have moved inland and are resisting attempts to evict them from their urban homes. Stereo Subtitled ............
♦See This Week: page 7

: Junior Masterchef

Dishes by three more young cooks are judged by host Loyd Grossman and his guests, Jean Christophe Novelli , the award-winning French chef, and television presenter Sarah Greene.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers
Bradley Adams. Richard Kalms


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Jean Christophe Novelli
Presenter: Sarah Greene.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams.
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee .............


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Hymnformation! with Henry Sandon Concluding his series on the history of hymns, Henry Sandon meets hymnwriter Kevin Mayhew , whose Peace, Perfect Peace is performed tonight. Other hymns include: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; The Day
Thou Gavest , Lord, Is Ended; There Is a Green Hill Far Away; Thine Be the Glory; All Things Bright and Beautiful; Let All the World in Every Corner Sing; The King of Love My Shepherd.
Series producer Diane Reid ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated on Wednesday at 2.1 Opm on BBC2


Unknown: Henry Sandon
Unknown: Henry Sandon
Unknown: Kevin Mayhew
Unknown: Thou Gavest
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Castles

Paul's plan to see Helen without her parents' consent has consequences for Philip and Linda.
ForcastseeMonday Stereo Subtitled ....

: Small Talk

Three contestants try to second-guess children's unpredictable responses to questions. With Ronnie Corbett.
Director Rick Gardner ; Producer Danny Greenstone


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

: Fawlty Towers: Basil the Rat

A rodent on the run causes mayhem at the hotel in the last of the series.

See today's choices.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Polly: Connie Booth
Mr Carnegie: John Quarmby
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Guest: Stuart Sherwin
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Taylor: James Taylor
Mrs Taylor: Melody Lang
Ronald: David Neville
Quentina: Sabina Franklyn

: Birds of a Feather: East Side Story

The path of true love does not run smoothly for Tracey's son Garth - especially when neighbour Dorien lends a helping hand.
Episode written by Geoffrey Deane


Writer: Geoffrey Deane
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Garth: Matthew Savage
Rosa: Joanne Engelsman

: Preston Front

Third of a six-part comedy-drama series focusing on the lives of volunteer soldiers in the Territorial Army.
Spocfc's Leg. International goodwill is in short supply when Spock plays host to an exchange party of German students, theirteacher, and a woman who makes certain advances to Spock.
Written by Tim Firth ; Producer Chris Griffin ; Director MarcusMortimer Stereo


Written By: Tim Firth
Producer: Chris Griffin
Hodge: Colin Buchanan
Eric: Paul Haigh
Spock: Alistair McGowan
Lloydy: Adrian Hood
Diesel: Tony Marshall
Rundle: Keiran Flynn
Ally: Kate Gartside
Dawn: Caroline Catz
Laura: Lucy Akhurst
Poison: David MacCreedy
Dieter: Kim Romer
Ingrid: Angela Pearson
Sara Poison: Beth Goddard
Pete Carewe: Guy Gregory
Roger: Charles Pemberton
Rosemary: Dinah Handley
Grass seed man: David Williams
Mrs heron man: Madge Hindle
Mr heron man: Freddie Davies

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather David Lee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: David Lee

: Mastermind

The four highest-scoring losers from the heats compete for the last place in the final. The specialist subjects at
Queen's University, Belfast are: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini , World Series Baseball 1903-50, 19th-century novelist Anthony Trollope , and Richard Cromwell , son of and successor to Oliver. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell ; Producer
Penelope Cowell Doe Stereo ..............


Unknown: Giacomo Puccini
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Richard Cromwell
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell

: Red White and True

The history of the British Red
Cross as it celebrates years of humanitarian campaigning. See today's choices.
Director Katie Pearson ; Producer Jill Dawson


Director: Katie Pearson
Producer: Jill Dawson

: Biloxi Blues

Neil Simon 's wartime comedy, starring
Matthew Broderick
Christopher Walken
1945: Eugene Jerome has to growup fast when he is sent to do his US Army basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, with hostile recruits and a weird drill sergeant.
Director Mike Nichols (1988)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 45-50


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Matthew Broderick
Unknown: Christopher Walken
Unknown: Eugene Jerome
Director: Mike Nichols
Eugene: Matthew Broderick
Sgt Toomey: Christopher Walken
Wykowski: Matt Mulhern
Epstein: Corey Parker
Selridge: Markus Flanagan
Carney: Casey Siemaszko
Hennessey: Michael Dolan
Daisy: Penelope Ann Miller
Rowena: Park Overall
Peek: Alan Pottinger
Pinelli: Mark Evan Jacobs

: Weather

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