The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop.
Today, advice and tips on how best and howfast you can learn a new language.
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
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Today, a look at the letters which make up a large part of the New Testament. Presented by Tony Robinson.
Teacher Ron Waller , who juggles GCSE exams with the logistics of organising aid convoys to Bosnia, talks to Alison Hilliard , and Heartbeat actress Kazia Pelka reads from the Christian Book of Prayer.
Today, Love Story: a Romanian Wedding, the start of a selection of some of the most popular programmes of recent years. With signing and subtitles.
How under-fives can learn to recognise written words in their everyday lives. With Maggie Philbin.
Sid Joynson shows how easy it is to improve the standard of hospital care by enlisting the help of those who actually do the job. Rpt Stereo ..............................
Looking at education. Today, nursery education - in the rush to expand it, are we in danger of eroding childhood itself?
Rural issues with John Craven. Including the results of an experiment to examine whetherthe excavation techniques and interpretative methods used by archaeologists are sound. Plus, the week's weather at 12.25pm.
John Humphrys puts searching questions to politicians, while the team explain events in British and European politics. Including at 12.30 News
Editor David Jordan
Introduced from Wimbledon by Desmond Lynam.
Men's Singles Final
On the last day of the tennis championships, live coverage of the men's singles final, which starts at 2pm. Commentary by John Barrett and Bill Threlfall. Sunday Grandstand continues on BBC2 with the ladies' doublesfinal. See today's choices. TV presentation Johnnie Watherston ; Producer
In the second of aten-part guide to painting, SisterWendy Beckett visits the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, to see the masterwork of Giotto di Bondone.
Producer Caroline Ross-Pirie ; Series producer
With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Pam Rhodes visits the h istoric city of York. Hymns include: ToGodBethe
Glory, In Heavenly Love Abiding and /'// Go in the Strength of the Lord.
Producer Maurice Maguire ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated tomorrow at8.30am on BBC2
Hugh Scully introduces anotheredition from the archives. This week, a programme recorded in 1993 in Crawley, West Sussex, in which silver expert Ian Pickford discovers the largest collection of silver he's ever seen.
Producer Christopher Lewis
Ninth in a ten-part wartime family saga, starring
Raids. September 1940: Rose announces a surprise engagement. See today's choices.
Written by Ginnie Hole ; Producer Peter Norris
Director Alan Dossor
* Andrew Duncan interviews
Stephanie Beacham : page 16
Sir Cecil Mortimer:
Puppy Love. A quiet Saturday night in inspires Sharon, Tracey and Dorien to reminisce about theirfirst loves.
Sharon PAULINE QUIRKE. Tracey LINDA ROBSON. Dorien LESLEY JOSEPH , Derek NEIL MCCAUL.
Warren DAVID JAMES EASTER. Robert PAUL MARI ,
Peter PETER CZAJKOWSKI , Daphne MAGGIE GUESS
Written by Sue Teddem
Director Terry Kinane ; Producer Charlie Hanson
A Screen One fiIm starring Maggie O'Neill, Peter Howitt
A drama based on the true story of Sara Thornton who, in 1990, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her husband. This year, at a retrial, she was found guilty of manslaughter. See today's choices.
Written by Rebecca Frayn; Producers Belinda Allen and Elinor Day; Director Stephen Whittaker
Killing Me Softly: 9.00pm BBC1
The Sara Thornton case is highly emotive, so any drama based on it is bound to be contentious. Killing Me Softly is an effective, compassionate account of a marriage gone fatally wrong, with Sara (Maggie O'Neill) and Malcolm (Peter Howitt) locked in a nightmarish cycle of violence and remorse. The film opens with the killing, a horribly matter-of-fact event compounded by Sara's cool demeanour. The story continues in flashbacks intercut with Sara's trial for murder, at which evidence of her mental instability and Malcolm's drunken rages is used by both prosecution and defence to muddy the legal waters.
Clerk of Court:
Foreman of the Jury:
With Michael Buerk.
Weather Isobel Lang.
First of three programmes in which seven British Olympic contenders record their lives on camcorders in the run-up to the Atlanta Games. They are Steven Redgrave and his rowing partner Matthew Pinsent ; 16-year-old gymnast Annika Reeder ; sprint hurdler
Tony Jarrett ; Kelly Holmes , 800m and 1500m runner; yachtswoman Shirley Robertson ; and three-day eventer Karen Dixon.
Be Gentle with Me. The sportsmen and women reveal the pressures they feel and the single-mindedness they share. Narrated by Andrew Sachs.
Next programme Wed 10.45pm Stereo .
A rollercoaster crash and a blaze at a fun fair appearto be coincidences, but safety inspector Harry Calder suspects sabotage. Harry Calder GEORGE SEGAL. Hoyt RICHARD WIDMARK
, Young man TIMOTHY BOTTOMS. Simon Davenport HENRY FONDA. Keefer HARRY GUARDINO. Fran SUSAN STRASBERG
Director James Goldstone (1977) ♦ See Films: pages 47-54
, Young Man