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: Match of the Day

Premiership highlights and FA Cup roundup. Shown yesterday 10.45pm Stereo Subtitled.

: 20 Steps to Better Management

Customer relationships.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews Lord Tebbit.
Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard ..............................................


Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: The Promise of His Glory

In the second of four services for Advent, JeffCuttell visits St John 's Methodist
Church, Llandudno. The service is led by the Rev Keith Garner , with the Llanddulas Male Voice Choir. Hymns include Rejoice, the Lord is King and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Keith Garner

: See Hear

Today, a chat show hosted by Jack Ashley. Hisguests include broadcaster Desmond Wilcox , and reporter Jackie Knight discusses her recent cochlear implant operation. With signing and subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 12 noon BBC2


Unknown: Jack Ashley.
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Reporter: Jackie Knight

: Deutsch Plus

Drama introducing German. With English subtitles on page 888. Stereo ........ Complementary radio series at 8pm on Radio 4 LW

: The 11th Hour

Featuring a football-mad vicar and a parachuting policeman. Hosted by Cheryl Baker , Gordon Kennedy and Toby Anstis. Producer Malcolm Smith ; Editor Fiona Thompson
GUIDELINE: ring [number removed]. Linesopen 11am to 2pm


Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Toby Anstis.
Producer: Malcolm Smith
Editor: Fiona Thompson

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25pm. stereo.. * Competitions and Giveaways: page


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys interviews another senior politician. Plus at 12.30 News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The E Files

A monthly series looking at the effects of European Union decisions on Britain..

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled ...

: Columbo

A Stitch in Crime. Lt Columbo solves a medical murder when a surgeon operates in a deadly manner. Starring Peter Falk with Leonard Nimoy. Repeat


Columbo: Peter Falk
Dr. Barry Mayfield: Leonard Nimoy.

: Cartoon

: The Bookworm

This week Griff Rhys Jones goes to Dorset to find outwhy Mrs Thomas Hardy tried to ban her husband's last novel, Jude the ObSCUre. Stereo


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Mrs Thomas Hardy

: The Clothes Show

Reports from The Clothes Show Live, the world's biggest fashion event, held at Birmingham's NEC. Presented by Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin , Brenda Emmanus andTimVincent. Stereo Subtitled .....


Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Caryn Franklin
Presented By: Brenda Emmanus

: Lifeline

Cardinal Basil Hume appeals on behalf of Providence Row, an organisation working with homeless people. Plus charity news. Repeated on Tuesday at 5.50pm on BBC2
DONATIONS: [address removed]Telephone: [number removed]

: The Prince and the Pauper

Fifth of a six-part drama, adapted from Mark Twain 's novel. Tom finds an ally in London, but the king is still missing.
Adapted and produced by Julian Fellowes ; Director Andrew Morgan


Unknown: Mark Twain
Produced By: Julian Fellowes
Tom/Edward: Philip Sarson
Miles Hendon: James Purefoy
Duke of Norfolk: Peter Jeffrey
Lady Elizabeth ELIZABETH: Ann O'Brien
LadyMilford: Richenda Carey
Lady Mary: Virginia Beare
Duke of Somerset: John Bowe
Lord Seymour: Rupert Frazer
Widow White: Miranda Forbes
Officer: David Schofield
Justice: Richard Bebb
Sir Hugh Hendon: Nick Smallman
Lady Edith de Bohun: Victoria Gay
Chamberlain: Douglas Reith
Humphrey Marlow: Max Johnson
Andrews: Paddy Ward

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley Subtitled......


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Steve Chalkejoins customers in the Flagship Shopping Centre in Bangor, County Down, to rejoice in the real meaning of Christmas. With music from singer Daniel O'Donnell , and Advent hymns including Hark the Glad Sound, Our God Reigns and Tell Out My Soul. Producer Maurice Maguire ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Steve Chalkejoins
Singer: Daniel O'Donnell
Producer: Maurice Maguire
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine

Stop That Bath. Foggy hears the sound of a rare giant woodpecker and decides to exploit this natural wonder.
Written by Roy Clarke : Director/Producer Alan JW Bell Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Clegg Peter Sallis
Unknown: Ivy Jane Freeman.
Unknown: Nora Kathy
Unknown: Edie Thorahird
Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Jean Fergusson.
Unknown: Robert Fyfe
Written By: Roy Clarke

: Antiques Roadshow

Penzance in Cornwall and St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly are locations where experts discover some treasure from a nearby shipwreck, an unusual silver penknife, a valuable 19th-century
Meissen bird and a painting of St Ives by ArthurWhite. Presented by Hugh Scully. Executive producer Christopher Lewis
* See Antiques: page 43


Presented By: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Dragnet

Detective comedy starring
Dan Aykroyd , Tom Hanks
When Los Angeles is confronted with a series of bizarre crimes, two mismatched cops must solve the case.
DirectorTom Mankiewicz (1987, PG)
* See Films: pages 61-68


Unknown: Dan Aykroyd
Unknown: Tom Hanks
DetSgt Joe Friday: Dan Aykroyd
PepStreebek: Tom Hanks
Rev Jonathan Whirley: Christopher Plummer
Captain Bill Gannon: Harry Morgan
Connie Swail: Alexandra Paul
EmilMuzz: Jack O'Halloran
JaneKirkpatrick: Elizabeth Ashley
Jerry Caesar: Dabney Coleman

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Clive Anderson All Talk

American singing star Diana Ross talks to Clive Anderson about her new album.
Producer Anne Marie Thorogood ; Series producer
Dan Patterson Repeated on Thursday at 11.55pm


Talks: Diana Ross
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Anne Marie Thorogood
Producer: Dan Patterson

: Lives of Jesus

Second of four programmes in which Mark Tully sets out on a journey to reassess the life of Jesus for the next millennium.
Jesus the Jew. The search for Jesus continues in the Holy Land and discovers a wandering Jewish prophet who lived at a crisis point in his people's history. See today's choices.
Producer Christopher Salt; Series producer Angela Tilby Stereo
See also Seeds of Faith at 11.45pm on Radio 4
STUDY GUIDE: available at the end of the series by sending a cheque for £4.00, payable to BBC, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Heart of the Matter

Seen and Not Heard
Joan Bakewell debates the advantages and drawbacks of an innovative new US scheme which allows children to protect themselves against abuse in their own homes. The child is provided with an electronic transmitter and with the push of a button is immediately linked to the emergency services. But does this new device really provide an answerto child abuse or does it intrude into family life? Executive producer John Drury ; Series editor


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: John Drury

: Accused

A legal drama series. Kirkpatrick. Ralph Kingsley attempts to undermine the only witness to a case of careless driving which killed a woman.
Written by Christopher Reason ; Producer Diana Kyle Director Jo Johnson


Written By: Christopher Reason
Producer: Diana Kyle
Director: Jo Johnson
Susan Bellamy: Kate Lynn-Evans
Ralph Kingsley: Crispin Bonham-Carter
Janet Walsh: Jane Merrow
Derek Gravett: Davyd Harries
Paul Harper: Lloyd Johnston
Jack Vincent: Nicholas Bailey
Dr Douglas Paxton: Louis Mahoney
Kevin Kirkpatrick: Graham McGrath

: The Sky at Night

Galileo at Jupiter. Professor Garry Hunt gives Patrick Moore the latest news received from the spacecraft Galileo.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo. Repeated on Thursday at
5.30pmonBBC2 Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo.

: The Getting of Wisdom

Drama starring
Susannah Fowle
Barry Humphries
1897: the arrival of strong-willed young Laura at an exclusive Melbourne ladies' college causes ripples in the strait-laced, snobbish establishment.
Director Bruce Beresford (1977, PG) ♦ See Films: pages 61-68


Unknown: Susannah Fowle
Unknown: Barry Humphries
Director: Bruce Beresford

: Weather

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