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: Moomin

Animation. Rpt .....

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: Lingo

A series on how to learn a language.
Today, pronunciation and vocabulary.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers, and reviews the Sunday papers with his guests. Including at
8.30 News; plus the weather.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard. ......


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

: The Good Book Guide

Today, Tony Robinson finds out how and why the Gospels came to be written.


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: First Light

Colonel Mark Cook , who resigned his commission in orderto stay in Bosnia to help war orphans, talks with Alison Hilliard in Sarajevo.


Unknown: Colonel Mark Cook
Unknown: Alison Hilliard

: See Hear

A new look for the magazine British Deaf News. Also, how sign language can improve scuba diving. Last in the series.
With signing and subtitles. stereo .

: Help Your Child with Reading

Talkingand reading with the under-fives.
With Maggie Philbin.


Unknown: Maggie Philbin.

: Sid's Heroes

Sid Joynson descends on one of Britain's most modem factories determined to prove that he can improve productivity by 30 percent in two days. Rpt Stereo ...


Unknown: Sid Joynson

: The Knowledge

Looking at education. Today, followinga group ofrising 11-year-olds through two rounds Of testing. Rpt Stereo Subtitled.

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven. Plus, the week'sweatherat 12.25pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys puts searching questions to politicians. Including at 12.30 News
Editor David Jordan


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled..

: Columbo

Mind over Mayhem. Lt Columbo, aided by a boy genius and his robot invention, solves the case of a murdered scientist killed to cover up professional espionage.


Lieutenant Columbo: Peter Falk
Dr Marshall Cahill: Jose Ferrer
Professor Howard Nicholson: Lew Ayres
Neill Cahill: Robert Walker
Mrs Nicholson: Jessica Walter
Steve Spielberg: Lee H Montgomery

: Cartoon

Animated antics. Rpt ...................

: Sister Wendy's Story of Painting

In the first of a ten-part essential guide to painting,
SisterWendy Beckett discovers some early masterpieces from the time of the cavemen, the world of the pharaohs and the age of chivalry. See today's choices.
* Painting by numbers: page 25


Unknown: Sisterwendy Beckett

: Masterchef

The final of this year's culinary competition. The Masterchefs of the Midlands, south east and London region, Neil Haidar, Liz Franklin and Charlotte Bircher are the three amateur cooks battling it out in the red, yellow and blue kitchens for this year's title and a first prize of a gastronomic holiday for two anywhere in the world.

Judging the inspirational cooking are presenter Loyd Grossman with guests, top chef Michel Roux and celebrated architect Sir Richard Rogers.
See today's choices.
Producer Richard Bryan; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
The heat is on: page 33; plus see Michel Roux: on page 37


Contestant: Neil Haidar
Contestant: Liz Franklin
Contestant: Charlotte Bircher
Presenter: Loyd Grossman
Judge: Michel Roux
Judge: Sir Richard Rogers
Producer: Richard Bryan
Executive Producer: Bradley Adams
Executive Producer: Richard Kalms

: Lifeline

Nigel Havers appeals on behalf of the Sequal Trust which provides communication aids for severely disabled children and adults in the UK in orderto enhance participation in everyday living. Plus, Gavin Campbell presents the latest charity news. Repeated tomorrow at 11.45am
DONATIONS: The Sequal Trust, [address removed] (telephone 0 [number removed])


Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Gavin Campbell

: News

With Jennie Bond. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Euro 96 Live: the Final

Live coverage (kick-off 7pm) of the tenth European Championship final, the climax of the biggest sporting event in this country since
England's World Cup win in 1966. Four years ago outsiders Denmark stunned the world when they beat Germany 2-0 in the final in Sweden. This year, with the finals expanded to 16 countries, it has been the most competitive championship ever. But which team will lift the Henri Delaunay trophy at the end of this three-week festival of football? Commentary by John Motson with Trevor Brooking. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Ruud Gullit. See today's choices. Producer Vivien Kent ; Editor Niall Sloane
* See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Henri Delaunay
Commentary By: John Motson
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Ruud Gullit.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Birds of a Feather: Business Is Business

Sharon faces one of the biggest decisions of her life, a decision that has major implications for friends, family and future. Fed up with greasy fry-ups and dirty washing up, she wants to sell off the cafe to raise money to set up a new swimming pool business with Tracey. But the only problem is to whom should she sell?


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Mr Kourniakis: Kevork Malikyan

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Educating Rita

Comedy with a screenplay by Willy Russell , based on his successful stage play.
Starring Michael Caine
Julie Walters
Rita White is a 26-year-old, married hairdresserwith ideas. Her husband
Denny has only one idea, to get her pregnant. One afternoon she turns up at Frank Bryant 's Open University literature class demandingto be
"educated" and embarks on a journey that changes the course of her life.
Director Lewis Gilbert (1983, 15)
* See Films: pages 57-66 ****


Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Rita White
Unknown: Frank Bryant
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Dr Frank Bryant: Michael Caine
Rita Susan White: Julie Walters
Brian: Michael Williams
Trish: Maureen Lipman
Julia: Jeananne Crowley
Denny: Malcolm Douglas
Rita'sfather: Godfrey Quigley
Elaine: Dearbhla Molloy
Bursar: Patdaly
Collins: Kim Fortune
Tiger: Philip Hurdwood
Lesley: Hilary Reynolds
Price: Jack Walsh
Professor: Christopher Casson
Denise: Rosamund Burton
Marcus: Marcus O'Higgins
Barbara: Gabrielle Reidy

: Paper Lion

Comedy drama based on a true story, starring
Alan Aida
When Sports Illustrated journalist
George Plimpton joins American football team the Detroit Lions to write about life as a quarterback, he decides to keep his true identity a secret as long as possible. However, hedoesn'ttake into account the gruelling training schedule ahead of him orthe killer instinct of his fellow team-mates.
Director Alex March (1968) * See Films: pages 57-66 ***


Unknown: Alan Aida
Unknown: George Plimpton
Director: Alex March
George Plimpton: Alan Alda
Kate: Lauren Hutton
Oscar: David Doyle
Susan: Ann Turkel
Sugar Ray Robinson: Sugar Ray Robinson
Frank Gfford: Frank Gfford
Vince Lombardi: Vince Lombardi
Joe Schmidt: Joe Schmidt
With members of the Detroit Lions: Alex Karras
With members of the Detroit Lions: John Gordy
With members of the Detroit Lions: Mike Lucci
With members of the Detroit Lions: Pat Studstill
With members of the Detroit Lions: Roger Brown

: Weather

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