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: Moomin

7.30 Animation.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop.

: Lingo

Today, advice and tips on how best and howfast you can learn a new language.

: 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, a look at the letters which make up a large part of the New Testament. Presented by Tony Robinson.


Presented By: Tony Robinson.

: First Light

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.


Unknown: Ron Waller
Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Kazia Pelka

: See Hear

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.

: Help Your Child with Reading

How under-fives can learn to recognise written words in their everyday lives. With Maggie Philbin.


Unknown: Maggie Philbin.

: Sid's Heroes

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 ..............................


Unknown: Sid Joynson

: The Knowledge

Looking at education. Today, nursery education - in the rush to expand it, are we in danger of eroding childhood itself?

: Countryfile

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.


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced from Wimbledon by Desmond Lynam.
Wimbledon 96
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
Martin Hopkins


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Producer: Martin Hopkins

: Cartoon

Animated antics

: Sister Wendy's Story of Painting

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
DavldWillcock Stereo


Unknown: Sisterwendy Beckett
Producer: Caroline Ross-Pirie

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

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


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Antiques Roadshow

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


Introduces: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Ian Pickford
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: No Bananas

Ninth in a ten-part wartime family saga, starring
Stephanie Beacham
Alison Steadman
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


Unknown: Stephanie Beacham
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Written By: Ginnie Hole
Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Alan Dossor
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Stephanie Beacham
Dorothea Grant: Stephanie Beacham
Evelyn Hamilton: Alison Steadman
Thomas Slater: Tom Bell
Tom Slater: Dorian Healy
Ellen Slater: Linda Bassett
Edward Grant: Michael Byrne
Granma Slater: Edna Dore
Arthur Hamilton: Michael Elwyn
Sir Cecil Mortimer: Alan Howard
Kaye Bentley: Rachel Pickup
Harry Slater: Dominic Rowan
Mary Slater: Rachel Power
William Hamilton: Tim Matthews
Rose Grant: Paloma Baeza
Frank Slater: Gregor Truter
Geoffrey Slater: Ryan Davenport
Moira Barnes: Keeley Gainey
Perce: Freddie Jones
Colonel Renfrew-Wallis: Tim Dutton
Una: Emily Mortimer
Toby: James Weber-Brown
Ivy Collins: Elaine Donnelly
Miss Cardew: Janet Henfrey
Victor: Wayne Foskett
Mr Jones: Eric Allan
Sandra: Claudie Blakely
Julia Mortimer: Alison Skilbeck
Shirley: Ellie Smith
Lieutenant Lawson: Robert Donald

: Birds of a Feather: Puppy Love

A quiet Saturday night in inspires Sharon, Tracey and Dorien to reminisce about their first loves.


Writer: Sue Teddem
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
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

: Killing Me Softly

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.


Unknown: Maggie O'Neill
Unknown: Peter Howitt
Unknown: Sara Thornton
Written By: Rebecca Frayn
Producers: Belinda Allen
Director: Stephen Whittaker
Sara Thornton: Maggie O'Neill
Malcolm Thornton: Peter Howitt
Martin Thomton: Julian Kerridge
Billi: Annabelle Apsion
Luise: Tilly Gerrard
Mr Dawson: Michael Healy
Solicitor: Lloyd McGuire
Judge: David Griffith
Defence QC: Anthony Carrick
Prosecution QC: Julian Fellowes
Clerk of Court: Diane Adderley
Foreman of the Jury: Richard Clews
Amy: Melanie Walters
Psychiatrist: Margot Leicester
Dave: Rod Arthur
John: Martyn Whitby
Andrew: Michael Christopher
Bill: Marc Finn

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Isobel Lang.


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Isobel Lang.

: Olympic Diaries

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 .


Unknown: Steven Redgrave
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Annika Reeder
Unknown: Tony Jarrett
Unknown: Kelly Holmes
Unknown: Shirley Robertson
Unknown: Karen Dixon.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

: Rollercoaster

Disasterfilm starring
George Segal
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
Director James Goldstone (1977) ♦ See Films: pages 47-54


Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Harry Calder George Segal.
Unknown: Hoyt Richard Widmark
Unknown: , Young Man Timothy Bottoms.
Unknown: Simon Davenport Henry Fonda.
Unknown: Keefer Harry Guardino.
Unknown: Fran Susan Strasberg
Director: James Goldstone

: Weather

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