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: Business Breakfast

With Sara Coburn and Adam Shaw.
At 6.00,6.15,6.30,6.45 News; 6.15
Financial papers; 6.25 Sport; 6.27,6.58
Regional news; 6.55 Weather


Unknown: Sara Coburn
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Breakfast News

With Sally Magnusson and Huw Edwards. At 7.00, 8.00 main news, with summaries every 15 minutes; 7.12,7.40,8.12,8.40
Business; 7.25,7.55,8.25,8.55 Weather, Regional news, Travel; 7.32,8.32 Sport.


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: Breakfast News Extra

With Sally Magnusson. TELEPHONE: (0181) [number removed], fax (0181) orwriteto PO Box 9988, London W12 6BN.


Unknown: Sally Magnusson.

: Style Challenge

Makeovers with Oz Clarke, John Leslie, Shauna Lowry, Kirsty Young.


Presenter: Oz Clarke
Presenter: John Leslie
Presenter: Shauna Lowry
Presenter: Kirsty Young

: Kilroy

Live topical studio discussion, hosted by Robert Kilroy-Silk. (Stereo)


Presenter: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Can't Cook Won't Cook

Daily cookery challenge, presented by Ainsley Harriott.


Presenter: Ainsley Harriott

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Really Useful Show

Consumer advice show. Presented by Chris Choi and Cheryl Baker.


Presenter: Chris Choi
Presenter: Cheryl Baker

: Smillie's People

Chat show with Carol Smillie.



Presenter: Carol Smillie

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Quincy: Touch of Death

The sudden death of a Japanese martial-arts movie star leads to Sam leaving the lab. With Jack Klugman.

(First shown on ITV)


Quincy: Jack Klugman

: The Weather Show

How weather affects our lives

: One O'Clock News

Weather (Subtitled)

: Neighbours

Details at 5.35pm (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Call My Bluff

Word game with Bob Holness.


Presenter: Bob Holness

: Who'll Do the Pudding?

Sophie Grigson, Phil Vickery and Paul Rankin prepare smoked salmon, roast beef, and tarte au fromage blanc.


Cook: Sophie Grigson
Cook: Phil Vickery
Cook: Paul Rankin

: Incognito

General-knowledge quiz.

: Children's BBC: Bodger and Badger

Puppetry. Is there a monkey living upstairs?

: Children's BBC: Ace Ventura - Pet Detective

Cartoon adventures.

: Record Breakers

Today, the world's tallest man, a rocket-powered motorbike, and juggling with bowling balls. With Kriss Akabusi, Cheryl Baker and Ron Reagan Jr.


Presenter: Kriss Akabusi
Presenter: Cheryl Baker
Presenter: Ron Reagan Jr.

: Blue Peter

Today, the team turn on Birmingham's Christmas lights, plus an update on this year's appeal.

(Repeated tomorrow 7.55am BBC2)

: Neighbours

Helen takes on a new identity.

(Shown at 1.40pm)
(For cast see Wednesday)

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Newsreader: Martyn Lewis
Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather Presenter: Suzanne Charlton

: Newsroom South East

Regional news updates on the issues affectingthe South East. Presented by Gwenan Edwards with sports reports from Jonathan Wills.
Editor Guy Pelham ...................................... REGIONAL PROGRAMMES


Presented By: Gwenan Edwards
Unknown: Jonathan Wills.
Editor: Guy Pelham

: South Today

Sally Taylor and Harry Gration present the latest news and local stories forthe south of England.
Editor Andy Griffee .....................................


Unknown: Sally Taylor
Unknown: Harry Gration
Editor: Andy Griffee

: Telly Addicts

Noel Edmonds hosts the TV quiz which this week sees Shorts and Curlys play the "Persuaders" in the last quarter-final.


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Director/Producer: Richard L Lewis

: Tomorrow's World

A report on a natural substance in coral which could lead to the development of a sunscreen pill to combat skin cancer. Also, the latest in traffic cameras.
Presented by Howard Stableford and Shahnaz Pakravan, with Vivienne Parry, Philippa Forrester, Jez Nelson, Rebecca Stephens and Craig Doyle.
Further Details: Ceefax page 623, the TW Information Line on [number removed], or the Internet on [web address removed]


Presenter: Howard Stableford
Reporter: Shahnaz Pakravan
Reporter: Vivienne Parry
Reporter: Philippa Forrester
Reporter: Jez Nelson
Reporter: Rebecca Stephens
Reporter: Craig Doyle
Producer: Saul Nasse
Editor: Edward Briffa

: EastEnders

An unwanted visitor threatens to send Joe over the edge, while Grant and Tiffany return with unexpected news.

(For cast see Tuesday) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Chef!

A new six-part series starring Lenny Henry as the fearsome chef Gareth Blackstock, who has been forced to sell his restaurant.
See today's choices.


Writer: Geoff Deane
Writer: Paul Makin
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Gareth: Lenny Henry
Janice: Caroline Lee Johnson
Everton: Roger Griffiths
Cyril: Dave Hill
Gustav: Jeff Nuttall
Savanna: Lorelei King
Vincenzo: Vincent Walsh
Relate counsellor: Adele Salem

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. (Subtitled)
Regional News
Weather Suzanne Charlton (Subtitled)


Newsreader: Michael Buerk
Weather Presenter: Suzanne Charlton

: Panorama: Your Pound in Their Pocket: Panorama's Tax Bombshell

Tonight, Peter Jay contrasts the political rhetoric of the last 20 years with the realities of the tax burden, to discover if anything has changed. Panorama hears from families, former Chancellor Norman Lamont and former Treasury chiefs to assess what impact changes have had.
Note: as Panorama is topical and likely to react to events in the news. its subject matter may change


Reporter: Peter Jay
Interviewee: Norman Lamont
Producer: Sam Collyns
Editor: Steve Hewlett

: Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia

This week the comedian is in Adelaide and Perth. He meets an aboriginal artist, some marsupials, and goes swimming with dolphins. There's also a look at Connolly's preparation for a show, and a surprise birthday party.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Billy Connolly
Director: Nobby Clark
Producer: Steve Brown

: Common as Muck

The drama series about a crew of dustmen. The council meet to decide who will win the new refuse tender. Jonno has his competition prize date and Nev faces up to a secret from his past.
Written by William Ivory
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Writer: William Ivory
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Metin Huseyin
Nev: Edward Woodward
Ken: Neil Dudgeon
Foxy: Tim Healy
Bernard: Richard Ridings
Jonno: Stephen Lord
Sunil: Anthony Barclay
Denice: Nimmy March
Marie: Michelle Holmes
John Parry: Roy Hudd
George Ward: Paul Kember
Vernon: Jack Watson
Guy Simmons: Ian Mercer
Dulcie: Freda Dowie
Mr Arnold: George Raistrick

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

Tonight's reviews include "Beautiful Girls", with Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman and Mira Sorvino, "The Long Kiss Goodnight", starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, and "Le Bonheur", featuring the acting talents of footballer Eric Cantona. Also, the final part of Roddy Doyle's trilogy "The Van".
Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
See Barry Norman: page 68


Presenter: Barry Norman
Director: Liz Ekberg
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Smillie's People

Highlights from the talk show.


Producer: Graham Owens
Executive Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

: Critical Condition

Comedy starring Richard Pryor
Mixed up in a mob bust, Eddie winds up on a psychiatric ward but escapes and pretends to be a doctor.
(1987 ,15)
See Films: pages 68-76 *


Director: Michael Apted
Eddie: Richard Pryor
Chambers: Joe Mantegna
Louis: Ruben Blades
Rachel: Rachel Ticotin
Dr Foster: Bob Dishy
Maggie: Sylvia Miles

: Weather

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