Fun with the puppet chat show...........
8: A visit to San Marino.
David Frost interviews news makers.
Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard. ....
First of eight programmes looking at the Bible, with Tony Robinson.
In the first of four programmes, Judy and Michael Steed talk about howtheirfaith was severely tested just two weeks after their wedding. With Alison Hilliard. Stereo.
Today, includingalookat why some tour operators do not welcome deaf customers. With signing and subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 12noon. BBC2 Stereo ..
Today, untangling the web. With Vanessa Collingridge.
Adam Hart-Davis finds stories of pioneers of invention in the north west of England.
Ideas to transform a garden, and sorting out common problems. With Helen Yemm.
Last in the series. Rpt Stereo
Rural issues with John Craven. Plus, the week'sweatherat 12.25pm. * Enter the Radio Times/Country file
Photo 96 competition and win an exotic holiday in the Seychelles: page 25
* How to take the perfect picture: page 26
John Humphrys puts searching questions to politicians. Including at 12.30 News
Editor David Jordan
Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled..
Coverage of a spectacularflypast of civil aircraft to salute 50 years of London's Heathrow. With Juliet Morris ,
Raymond Baxter and Julian Tutt.
Comedy starring Sidney James
India, 1895: the villainous Khasi of Kalabar plans a rebellion against the governor, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond .
Only the presence of that dreaded
Highland regiment the Third Foot and Mouth, can foil the Khasi's dastardly plot. Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond SIDNEY JAMES. Khasi of Kalabar KENNETH WILLIAMS , Private James Widdle
CHARLES HAWTREY. Captain Keene ROY CASTLE
Director Gerald Thomas (1968, PG) ♦ See Films: pages 49-56
The London heat, with Loyd Grossman and guests QE2 executive chef Jonathan Wicks , and Woman's Hour presenter
Jenni Murray. COM PETITION: nng[number removed]11. Premium rate call charges apply. Maximum call duration 90 seconds. Lines open until 12 midnight on Wednesday.
♦ Jonathan Wicks cooks for Jenni Murray : p32
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley
As part of today's 50th anniversary celebrations, Diane-Louise Jordan joins the thanksgivings at Heathrow
Airport. Once a tiny airstrip, Heathrow is now a thrivingcommunity visited by over 54 million people each year.
Hymns include Lord for the Years, All Heaven Declares and There's a Spirit in the Air.
Producer Jonathan Mayo ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated tomorrow at 8.30am on BBC2
The last of four memorable editions from the Antiques Roadshow archives. Recorded in Islington in 1990, this programme features a curious
Japanese watercolour, brought in on a whim, which turns out to be a valuable work by the artist Foujita. Producer Christopher Lewis
* See Antiques: page 34
Fifth in a ten-part family saga, starring Stephanie Beacham, Alison Steadman
Spring. April 1940: Evelyn Hamilton and Ellen Slater are eager, in their different ways, to help the war effort.
For Rose Grant the war is still a lark but a dashing Polish officer and a mysterious policeman soon change matters. See today's choices.
Spotlight on Alison Steadman: page 9
7.30pm BBC1 Rose Grant (Paloma Baeza), the jolly, fun-loving daughter of wicked Dorothea (Stephanie Beacham) has been rather enjoying the war. It's a chance to show her mettle, to drive around in a truck and flirt with soldiers - and she's even had the good sense to get her unflattering ATS uniform altered to show off her figure. But there's trouble in store tonight when she brings her Polish boyfriend home for a visit - he's Jewish, and her father Edward (Michael Byrne) is a fascist.
Read more about Alison Steadman (who plays long suffering Aunt Evelyn) on page 9.
Sir Cecil Mortimer:
Moving. The flat above Sharon's café becomes a hot property.
Written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps Director/Producer Charlie Hanson
With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley ...............
Hit comedy, based on Willy Russell 's play and the first of two films tonight by the director
Lewis Gilbert. Starring
Pauline Collins , Tom Conti Liverpool housewife
Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw leads a domestic existence of routine dullness; her monosyllabic husband's only concern is to find his supperon the table on time. Things are so bad, she confides in the kitchen wall. What she needs is a holiday; a place with sun, sand and sea, a place where she can fall in love - with life. Lewis Gilbert 's Stepping Out follows at 10.50pm.
(1989,15) Stereo Subtitled ......... * See Films: pages 49-56 ****
Musical drama, the last of tonight's two films by director
Starring Liza Minnelli
Shelley Winters , Julie Walters From chorus line to breadline, struggling singer Mavis Turner now runs a small weekly tap-dance class in upstate New York. When her ill-assorted students have the opportunity to do a routine in a charity performance, she sees it as an inspiring challenge while everyone else sees it as an impending disaster. Underthe mounting pressure, personal problems come to the fore; the show must go on, but can Mavis and her pupils carry on? (1991, PG) Stereo Subtitled .... * See Films: pages 49-56 ***