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: The Spy with My Face

Spy drama starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.
To gain access to the ultimate secret weapon, evil renegades Thrush turn one of their agents into Napoleon Solo's double. Director John Newland (1966)


Actor: Robert Vaughn
Actor: David McCallum
Director: John Newland

: 20 Steps to Better Management

Tips on improving people skills at work.
With Hugh Dennis.


Presenter: Hugh Dennis.

: Breakfast with Frost

As the Conservative Party prepares for its annual conference, Prime Minister John Major talks with David Frost. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.


Presenter: David Frost
Series editor: Barney Jones
Executive editor: Tim Orchard

: Heart to Heart

Noah Huntley hears how prayer transformed the lives of people on a Lanarkshire housing estate. Last in the series.


Presenter: Noah Huntley

: First Light

In the last of the series looking at people's ideas of heaven, Brian Sibley meets Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the hospice movement.


Presenter: Brian Sibley

: See Hear

Today, the first of a monthly edition which looks at issues in the news. With Carolyn Nabarro. With signing and subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 12 noon BBC2.


Presenter: Carolyn Nabarro

: Deutsch Plus

Drama serial introducing German. With English subtitles. Complementary radio series at 8pm on Radio 4 LW.

: The 11th Hour

The series that encourages people to make the most of their leisure time. With Cheryl Baker, Gordon Kennedy and Toby Anstis.


Presenter: Cheryl Baker
Presenter: Gordon Kennedy
Presenter: Toby Anstis
Producer: Carmel Perry
Series Editor: Fiona Thompson

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus, the week's weather at 12.25pm.


Presenter: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys talks to Brian Mawhinney, chairman of the Conservative Party. Including at 12.30 News.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Interviewee: Brian Mawhinney
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.

: Columbo

The Most Crucial Game.
The killing of a football-team owner makes the dishevelled detective a curious spectator of the devious games people play in order to win.
Repeat. Stereo.

: Junior Masterchef

The first semi-final. With Loyd Grossman and guests chef Jeff Bland and comedian
Ronnie Corbett. Stereo. Subtitled.


Presenter: Loyd Grossman
Guest: Jeff Bland
Guest: Ronnie Corbett

: People's Century

1945 Fallout.
The story of nuclear energy as told by scientists, witnesses of the first American atomic explosion, survivors of Hiroshima and victims of Chernobyl. Repeated tomorrow at 8.05pm on BBC2.

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

A special edition from South Africa in which Dr Christiaan Barnard, the world-famous heart transplant surgeon, talks about his work, life and family.
Music includes What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Silent Night, Amazing Grace and A Little Peace. With Pam Rhodes.

Followed by The Nation's Favourite Poems
Patricia Routledge performs In a Bath Teashop by John Betjeman. Stereo.


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Bart Gavigan
Editor: Helen Alexander

: The Great Antiques Hunt

This week's teams are at Eton College, where they value royal memorabilia and buy then auction an item of modern design. Presented by Jilly Goolden.


Presenter: Jilly Goolden Director: Paul O'Dell
Series Producer: Pat Holland

: Pie in the Sky

NewLeaf. Crabbe is asked to charm a difficult police witness with his cooking.
Written by Robert Jones ; Producer Chrissy Skinns
DirectorKeith Boak Stereo


Written By: Robert Jones
Producer: Chrissy Skinns
Director: Keith Boak
Henry Crabbe: Richard Griffiths
Freddy Fisher: Malcolm Sinclair
Henderson the Potato King: Nick Raggett
Nicola: Samantha Janus
Gary Palmer: Nicholas Lamont
SashaWilkes: Lynsey Baxter
Vicky Reynolds: Amelda Brown
DCI Derek Harding: Martin Turner
DS Andy Kenna: Paul Wyett
DC Maureen Dawes: Louise Delamere
Colin Wilkes: Paul Darrow
Stuart Crowe: Cyril Nri
Sgt Linda Frith: Georgiana Dacombe

: Birds of a Feather: Breadwinner

The success of Sharon's cafe is causing problems for Tracey.

(Repeat) (Stereo)


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Gloria: Pat Coombs

: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin

Revolution is in the air, a revolution such as the world has never seen.
Written by David Nobbs ; Producer/Director
Gareth Gwenlan


Written By: David Nobbs
Director: Gareth Gwenlan
Jimmy: Geoffrey Palmer
Geraldine Hackstraw: Patricia Hodge
Elizabeth: Pauline Yates
C J: John Barron
Doc Morrissey: John Horsley
Tom: Tim Preece
Linda: Sally-Jane Spencer
David: Bruce Bould
Prue: Theresa Watson
Joan: Sue Nicholls
Hank: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: Rhodes

Fourth in an eight-part drama starring Martin Shaw
The Price of My Blood. Has
Rhodes's scheme to outwit Lobengula backfired? See today's choices.
Written by Antony Thomas ; Producers Scott Meek andCharles Salmon ; Director David Drury
RptdnextSatonBBC2 Stereo Subtitled . ♦The thinking woman's pin-up: page 31


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Written By: Antony Thomas
Producers: Scott Meek
Producers: Charles Salmon
Director: David Drury
Cecil Rhodes: Martin Shaw
Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber
Dr Jameson: Neil Pearson
Barney Barnato: Ken Stott
Lobengula: Washington Sixolo
Harry Currey: Gresby Nash
Frank Thompson: Sean Taylor
Charles Rudd: David Butler
Rochfort Maguire: Richard Huw
Edward Maund: Ron Smerczak
Johann Colenbrander: Ian Roberts
Babayane: Ramolao Makhene
Mtshete: Ken Gampu
Lotshe: Sam Williams
FC Selous: Paul Slabolepszy
Queen Victoria: Margaret Heale
Lord Gifford: Victor Mellaney
Joseph Chamberlain: Oliver Cotton
Reverend Helm: Timothy Walker
Frank Johnson: Gavin Hood
Henry Labouchere: Antony Thomas

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Clive Anderson All Talk

A new chat show, hosted by Clive Anderson. Tonight's guests are Eddie Murphy and Ben Elton. See today's choices.
Producer Anne Marie Thorogood ; Series producer DanPatterson RepeatedonThursdayatll.55pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Ben Elton.
Producer: Anne Marie Thorogood

: Heart of the Matter

No Hiding Place
Laterthis month parliament is expected to consider plans to compel convicted paedophiles and other sex offenders to register with the police when they move home. Chris Hook , whose young daughter Sophie was raped and murdered by a paedophile last year, travels to the US to see community notification in action. He then joins a debate chaired by Joan Bakewell , who asks whether the test of a civilised society is the way it treats its sex offenders.
Executive producer John Drury ; Series editor
AnneReevell Stereo ....


Unknown: Chris Hook
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: John Drury

: The Grissom Gang

Thriller starring
Kim Darby ,
Tony Musante Kansas City, 1931: a kidnapped heiress falls prey to the Grissom
Gang and has to face the unwelcome affection of the psychotic Slim.
Director Robert Aldrich (1971) * See Films: pages 57-64 ***


Unknown: Kim Darby
Unknown: Tony Musante
Director: Robert Aldrich

: Holiday Outings

Chris Choi climbs Africa's
Mount Kilimanjaro. Repeat ....
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Choi
Unknown: Mount Kilimanjaro.

: The Road to the White House 1996

First of three televised debates between the main candidates in America's presidential elections. Tonight, the President Bill Clinton meets the Republicans' Robert Dole in Hertford,
Connecticut. Presented by Justin Webb. Nextdebate Wednesday at 1.50am Stereo..


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Robert Dole
Presented By: Justin Webb.

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