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: Moomin

Animation. (Repeat)

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Repeat

: Breakfast with Frost

Among this week's guests is MP
John Redwood , plus excerpts from David Frost 's interview with Norma Major , which can be seen at 4pm. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard


Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Norma Major
Editor: Barney Jones

: Heart to Heart

Noah Huntley goes on retreat to StBeuno's in north Wales and discovers how to use his imagination in prayer, stereo ...

: First Light

Brian Sibley meets Alison and Bill Hudson whose beliefs have been influenced by the death of two of their children, and Richard Burridge asks why some Christians have difficulty in coping with bereavement.


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Bill Hudson
Unknown: Richard Burridge

: See Hear

Second of a two-part programme in which JackAshley-the world's firstdeafMPcompares notes with a deaf Canadian politician. With signing and subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 12 noon on BBC2
Repeat Stereo .......................................

: The Season

A visit to the pike championships of Great Britain to discover why over 500 men are willingto sitfor hours in all weathers in orderto catch the largest pike........

: The Natural World

Hightops of Scotland
A look at the climatic extremes encountered by red deer, mountain hares, ptarmigans, golden eagles and otherwildlife in the Cairngorms. Repeat Stereo ............

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus, the week'sweatheratl2.25pm. stereo.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Thinktank

In the last of the series. David Aaronovitch asks if it harms children to be brought up by only one parent. With policy experts Sarah Hogg and Labour peer Tessa Blackstone, and journalists Melanie Phillips and Polly Toynbee.


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Sarah Hogg
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled ..

: The Flintstones

Stone-age cartoon capers. Repeat.

: Biteback

The BBC's right-of-reply programme, presented by Diana Madill. Viewers can write in with comments to Biteback, [address removed], or telephone [number removed].
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Diana Madill

: Norma Major: behind Closed Doors

Norma Major, the Prime Minister's wife, talks with David Frost about her private life and public role, and how she seeks to reconcile them. She also discusses their official home, Chequers, and the world leaders who have visited.


Unknown: David Frost

: Junior Masterchef

This week. the east of England heat, hosted by Loyd Grossman with guest judges chef Charles Fontaine and actor
Michael Elphick.


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Charles Fontaine
Unknown: Michael Elphick.

: People's Century

The 26-part series chronicling the turbulent changes of this century returns with eight further episodes.
1945 Brave New World. The story of how the optimism that greeted the end of the Second World Warwas overcome by suspicion and fear as the Cold War took hold. See today's choices.
Producer Angus Macqueen : Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta Repeated tomorrow at 8.05pm BBC2
♦ See After the war: page 19; and Competitions and Giveaways: page


Producer: Angus MacQueen
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley Subtitled.....
6.15 Regional News


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

From the historic town of Horsham in Sussex. Hymns, sung in St Marythe
Virgin, include LetAllthe World in Every Corner Sing, Blessed Assurance and All Heaven Declares. With Pam Rhodes.
Producer Jonathan Fulford ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: Jonathan Fulford
Editor: Helen Alexander

: The Great Antiques Hunt

This week's two teams are in Liverpool, where they value Beatles' memorabilia, price antique paperweights and search canal workers' cottages for rogue objects.
Presented by Jilly Goolden
Director Paul O'Dell
Series producer Pat Holland


Director: Paul O'Dell
Producer: Pat Holland

: Pie in the Sky

The drama about a chef who is a reluctant detective returns for a six-part series. Starring
Richard Griffiths
Devils on Horseback. In a two-part story, a day at the races becomes a busman's holiday for Henry when a stable lad is murdered. See today's choices.
Written by Richard Maher ; Producer Chrissy Skinns
Director Malcolm Mowbray


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Written By: Richard Maher
Producer: Chrissy Skinns
Director: Malcolm Mowbray
Henry Crabbe: Richard Griffiths
Margaret Crabbe: Maggie Steed
Freddy Fisher: Malcolm Sinclair
Cambridge: Bella Enahoro
Nicola: Samantha Janus
Gary Palmer: Nicholas Lamont
Henderson: Nick Raggett
Bob Bishop: Malcolm Storry
Tony Bishop: Guy Oliver-Watts
Liz Bishop: Ameliac Urtis
Stella Jackson: Keeley Hawes
Jerry Lawless: James Cunningham
Ben Tucker: Ian Tucker
Tom Carey: Harry Jones
Jude O'Brien: Sam Loggin
Kendon: Philip Martin Brown
Jason Preece: Paul Reynolds
Emma Bishop: Jane Wymark

: Rhodes

An eight-part drama charting the life of the controversial
British adventurer and empire-builder. Starring Martin Shaw
All the World's Diamonds. 1871: Cecil
Rhodes, aged 17, joins his brother in the rush for diamonds in southern Africa, where he outwits his fellow prospectors, reorganises the workforce and forms a breath-taking vision to extend the British Empire from the Cape to Cairo. See today's choices.
Written by Antony Thomas ; Producers Scott Meek and Charles Salmon; Director David Drury Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
♦ The price of drama: page 6; plus The last emperor? on page 24


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Written By: Antony Thomas
Producers: Scott Meek
Director: David Drury
Cecil Rhodes: Martin Shaw
Young Cecil Rhodes: Joe Shaw
Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber
Christmas: Patrick Shai
Herbert Rhodes: Tim Dutton
Charles Rudd: David Butler
John X Merriman: Philip Godawa
Alfred Beit: Frantz Dobrowsky
Alfred: Aylward Markdrewry
Sir Richard Southey: John Rogers
Sidney Shippard: Michael Richard
John Ruskin: Colin Roberts

: News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: John Kettley

: The Mrs Merton Show

Comedy chat show starring Caroline Aherne as Mrs Merton , with tonight's guests writer Germaine Greer , pop duo PJ and Duncan and journalist and broadcaster Michael Parkinson.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Peter Kessler
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Mrs Merton
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.
Director: Pati Marr
Producer: Peter Kessler

: Science Friction

The second of three Everyman documentaries looking into the ongoing struggle between religion and science.
Genetics research is perhaps the most dangerous cutti ng edge of scientific enquiry. The dark history of Nazi eugenics casts a disturbing shadow over a future that promises an end to all inherited illness and the perfection of the species. Meanwhile, the L'Arche community in France offers a challenging alternative with the able-bodied and the handicapped living and working together.
Producer Michael Roberts ; Series editor
Richard Denton


Producer: Michael Roberts
Editor: Richard Denton

: Eye of the Needle

Second World War espionage thriller, starring
Donald Sutherland , Kate Nelllgan
While tryingto pass knowledge of a D-Day related secret to his masters, a vicious German agent ("The Needle") is shipwrecked off a Scottish island.
Director Richard Marquand (1981, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 62-68 ***


Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Kate Nelllgan
Unknown: Henry Faber Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Lucy Rose Kate Nelligan,
Unknown: Percy Godliman Ian Bannen
Unknown: David Rose Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: , Lucy'S Mother Faith Brook
Director: Richard Marquand

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore tells the story of the race to discover Neptune 150 years ago.
ProducerPieterMorpurgo Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Weather

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