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: Breakfast

Presented by Chris Eakin and Sian Williams.


Presenter: Chris Eakin
Presenter: Sian Williams

: Match of the Day: the FA Cup

Highlights of yesterday's action in the third round of the FA Cup. Presented by Gary Lineker, with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. (Shown yesterday 10.25pm)

(Match of the Day Live: the FA Cup - Macclesfield Town v West Ham, 12.50pm)


Presenter: Gary Lineker
Analysis: Alan Hansen
Analysis: Trevor Brooking

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the news-makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 9.00 News plus weather later.


Presenter: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: The Heaven and Earth Show

Actor Larry Hagman talks about his time in Dallas and his battle to beat alcoholism. Designer Linda Barker begins a stylish new interior series. Plus there's a live debate. Hosted by Philippa Forrester and Ross Kelly.

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Presenter: Philippa Forrester
Presenter: Ross Kelly
Interior designer: Linda Barker
Interviewee: Larry Hagman
Series Producer: Jonathan Mayo
Executive Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Geoff Hamilton's Paradise Gardens

Dear Old Mother Nature. The series concludes with visits to three gardens noted for their powerful aromas.

: Countryfile

John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine. Including the week's weather.
E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: John Craven

: News; Weather

: Quincy: Crib Job

An old friend's plea leads to Quincy re-evaluating an alleged homicide.

: Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup: Macclesfield Town v West Ham United

Live coverage (kickoff 1pm) of this third-round FA Cup tie from Moss Rose, as Glenn Roeder's Hammers look to exhibit their pedigree against third division Macclesfield. Introduced by Ray Stubbs, with Mark Lawrenson. Commentary from Barry Davies.

(Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup: Aston Villa v Manchester United is at 6.45pm)


Presenter: Ray Stubbs
Analysis: Mark Lawrenson
Commentator: Barry Davies
Producer: James Irving
Editor: Andrew Clement

: Open All Hours

The first ever episode of the classic comedy series starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason.


Writer: Roy Clarke
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: David Jason

: EastEnders


: BBC News; Weather

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: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Aled Jones is joined at the Royal Albert Hall by the singers Gloria Gaynor. Daniel O'Donnell and Jonathan Veira for the second of two gala concerts to mark the 40th anniversary of Songs of Praise. The BBC Concert Orchestra and a chorus of 5,000 singers perform hymns, including Amazing Grace, Guide Me 0 Thou Great Jehovah and How Great Thou Art. BBC MUSIC: album. Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Albert Hall
Singers: Gloria Gaynor.
Singers: Daniel O'Donnell
Singers: Jonathan Veira

: Last of the Summer Wine

First in a new ten-part series of the long-running comedy.

Wesley invents an off-the-road motorised scooter.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Alan JW Bell
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thornton
Billy: Keith Clifford
Edie: Thora Hird
Auntie Wainwright: Jean Alexander
Roz: Dora Bryan
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Barry: Mike Grady
Tom: Tom Owen
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Marina: Jean Ferguson
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby

: Match of the Day Live: the FA Cup

Aston Villa v Manchester United
Live coverage (kickoff 7pm) of this third-round FA Cup tie, as John Gregory 's Aston Villa welcome Manchester United to Villa Park. Between them, these two sides have won the competition 17 times, Aston Villa last savouring victory in 1957 when they beat today's opponents in the final. With a 1-1 draw having already been played out on home ground earlier in the Premier League season, Villa will fancy going one better today against a Manchester United side that has lost its formidable domestic swagger. Gary Lineker introduces the action with Alan Hansen , and commentary is provided by John Motson and Trevor Brooking. The draw forthe fourth round follows the final whistle. (WI Facts and figures behind the FA Cup: page 14
See centre pages for a free pull-out FA Cup calendar from AXA


Unknown: John Gregory
Unknown: Aston Villa
Introduces: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Provided By: John Motson
Provided By: Trevor Brooking.

: Playing the Field

First in a new, six-part fifth series of the drama that revolves around the trials and tribulations of a women's football team.
Jo is now the proud mother of baby Jessica but finds herself on the Blues subs bench thanks to new coach Gordon.
Written by Gaynor Mellor

The Castlefield Blues women's team return for a new season, but can they kick their rotten menfolk into touch?
Playing the Field 9.00pm BBC1
Passions off the football pitch long ago supplanted any on-field conflicts in this soapy drama, which returns tonight for its fifth series.
We pick up exactly where we left off. Dave is about to go on trial for the attempted murder of his awful brother, Rick. But the two women really responsible for the "accident" that sent Rick sprawling headfirst down the stairs, Geraldine and Rita (the splendid Lorraine Ashbourne and Melanie Hill), are on tenterhooks. Should they go to the police to tell the truth? Of course not, because then we wouldn't have that staple of just about any long-running drama series, the courtroom scene. As you'd expect, there's absolutely no decorum as the two sides of the family alternately rant and simmer. Everything explodes when the paternity of Geraldine's baby is publicly called into question from the witness box.
Honestly, you have to wonder why these women bother with men at all, though presumably it's because they are incapable of independent life and need emotional sustenance in their attachment to rotten fellas. Soap lovers will recognise this as the Bet Lynch school of romantic liaisons.
We do actually get to see a bit of football among all these eruptions, but it's incidental. And what little we do see is dominated by another rotten fella, the abusive and sexist team coach. (Again, why do they put up with this?)
Fans of the series will rejoice at its return, and anyone who loves high melodrama would do well to tune in. The mellower Kay Mellor: page 10


Writer: Gaynor Mellor
Producer: Lis Steele
Director: Robert Knights
Geraldine Powell: Lorraine Ashboume
Dave Powell: Tim Dantay
Rick Powell: Nicholas Gleaves
Rita Dolan: Melanie Hill
Kelly Powell: Claudie Blakley
Luke Mullen: Ralph Ineson
Jo Mullen: Jo McLnnes
Matthew Mullen: Chris Walker
Mrs Mullen: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Mullen: James Ellis
Holly Quinn: Gaynor Faye
Lizzy Makin: Kelli Hollis
Jim Pratt: Ricky Tomlinson
Francine Pratt: Brigit Forsyth
Mrs Powell: Sandra Voe
Mrs Webb: Rowena Cooper
Gordon: Antony Byrne
Pauline Pearce: Annette Bentley
Oily West: Ian Reddington
Mr Shaffer: Michael Thomas
Judge: Susan Tracy
Clerk: Gordon Case
Les: Matt Healy
Father Michael: James Hayes
Court usher: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Delivery man: Vincent Davies
Prison officer: Steve Ramsden
Yaz: Belinda Everett
Denny: Shelley Minto

: BBC News

With Sarah Montague.
Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: If the Cap Fits....

A Rough Justice special, presented by Kirsty Wark, shedding new light upon the case of Oliver Campbell, a young man with severe learning difficulties and physical disabilities who was sentenced to life for the murder of an off-licence owner during a robbery in London's East End in July 1990 - the prosecution's main evidence being a baseball cap found near the crime scene that was allegedly owned by Campbell.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Director/Producer: Toby Sculthorp

: Chameleon **

Thriller starring Anthony LaPaglia as ex-government agent and master of disguise Willie Serling. Still haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, Serling is given the chance of revenge when he's asked to infiltrate the drugs operation of the man responsible for the killings. Review page 48.
Director Michael Pavone (1995. 15)


Unknown: Anthony Lapaglia
Unknown: Willie Serling.
Director: Michael Pavone

: The Sky at Night

The Signature for Life. Patrick Moore is joined by Dr David Wynn-Williams as they study a miniature spectrometer that could one day probe for life on Mars.
Producer Ian Russell Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
Followed by Weathervlew


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr David Wynn-Williams
Producer: Ian Russell

: BBC News 24

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