With Paul Burden and Sara Coburn. 6.00,
6.15,6.30,6.45 News; 6.27,6.58
Regional news; 6.15 Financial papers;
6.25 Sport; 6.55 Weather................
With Justin Webb and Sara Cobum. News every 15 minutes. 7.12, 7.40, 8.12, 8.40 Business; 7.32,8.32 Sport; 7.25,8.25,
8.55 Weather, regional news, travel.
A classic final. Rpt Stereo .............
Father Smoke. A beautiful young girl has the brothers under her spell.........
Tall Woman in Red Wagon. Rockford goes undercoverto find a missing person.
Cookery with Ian Parmenter. ........
The Greek island of Skopelos
Shelley Hack , Sela Ward
Kimberly, Caryl, Beth and Pat reunite for the first time in 20 years, as bridesmaids at a friend's wedding.
Director Lila Garrett 1989) * FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64
Followed by The Nation's Favourite Poems
With Felicity Kendal.
Repeated from Sunday For details see page 66
The Price. Paige has regrets.
Shown yesterday 4.45pm Stereo Subtitled.
General knowledge quiz. stereo...
Viewers' questions answered. Stereo ......................... QUESTIONS: write to Dear Mr Barker. PO Box 1545, London W 12 6DB.
Simon invents a thinking cap.
Julie finds another cause to support.
Jessica AMY SIMCOCK, Joe MARTINO LAZZERI ,
Julie MARGO SELBY. Robyn NINA FRY. Anna JENNY LONG. Mr Robson STUART ORGAN. Mr Williams JOHN TELFER.
Lucy BELINDA CRANE. Dennis ALAN CAVE
Concludes the summer trip to South Africa with a look at local wildlife. Stereo
Concern is mounting for missing Mariene and Helen.
Shown at 1.30pm For cast see Wednesday
With Anna Ford and Moira Stuart.
Weather Penny Tranter ..................
Sally Taylor and Harry Gration present the latest news from the south of England. Plus special features each night on consumer affairs, heritage, the arts, life stories and leisure.
Editor Andy Griffee
Comprehensive regional news, live reports and interviews on issues affecting people in the south east, presented by Tim Ewart. Plus reports on local sporting events.
Editor Guy Pelham. .... REGIONAL PROGRAMMES
Noel Edmonds hosts the quiz which tests television knowledge. Director Graham Wetherell ; Producer
COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls charged at 39p per minute, cheap rate; 49p per minute, other times). Line closes at midnight on Thursday.
Anne Robinson presents the stories that affect consumers in the 1990s.
Call the live hotline on 0500 and tell your story to one of the researchers; or write to Watchdog, BBCtv, London W 12 7TS.
Pauline crosses swords with Michelle.
For cast see Tuesday
Followed by The Nation's Favourite Poems
Annette Crosbie reads "Bloody Men" by Wendy Cope.
Reader ("The Nation's Favourite Poems"):
Author ("The Nation's Favourite Poems"):
Continuing a new series of comedy with the Porters.
We 'd Like to Know a Little Bit
More About You for Our Files. Bill and Ben are concerned about David's private life. See today's choices.
Written by Andrew Marshall ; Director/Producer
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter
The Home Secretary, Michael Howard , claims that he is beating crime - in fact, crime recorded by the police has fallen forthe second year running. On the eve ofthe Conservative Party Conference Panorama talks to key players in the criminal justice system, some of whom take a different view.
Producer Clive Edwards ; Editor Steve Hewlett
Billy Connolly continues his tourof Scotland. Tonight, he climbs the Whallagoe Steps of Wick, contemplates the mystical beauty of Orkney's Standing Stones and tours the windswept island of Shetland in a stretch limo, before returningto the urban normality of Aberdeen's hazardous road system.
DirectorWillySmax; Producer Bill Tennant
Gore Vidal 's Gore Vidal
Forfifty years, Gore Vidal has entranced and enraged the American public and critics alike with his outspoken political essays, novels and plays. In the week of his
70th birthday, Omnibus features the first of a two-part biographical film which looks at the life of one of America's leading literary figures. Part two next Monday. See today's choices. Director/Producer John-Paul Davidson Series Editor Nigel Williams
Films reviewed this evening include: Species, a sci-fi thriller about a genetically formed creature which can take on a variety of appearances; The Neon Bible, an American film about a young boy growing up in the bible belt; and Mortal Kombat, a martial arts film with Christopher Lambert. Plus, a report on To Wong Foo Thanks For
EverythingJulie Newmar, in which the starring actors- Patrick Swayze , Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo - discuss the appeal of dressing up as women. Director Mandy Cooper ; Series producer
Bruce Thompson ♦ See Barry Norman : page 55
Ray Sharkey , Ornella Muti
Byron Levin , a young banker, is hired by an international businessman, Stockheinz, to obstruct a revolutionary coup in Latin America.
Director James Toback 1982) # FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64