Science: The Planet Earth
9.20 Let's Go - Series 3 Presented by BRIAN RIX
Let's Go Out Together (R)
9.35 Encounter: Spain Spare Time (R)
9.52 Mathscore One What's Next? (R)
10.15 Look and Read The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER 5: The Hold-up (R)
10.38 Japan: The Crowded Islands. Factory
A close-up view of a Hiroshima car factory.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch. Chinese New Year
What's it Gonna Be? by GERRY HUXHAM 3: Dip, Dip, Dip
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R)
11.39 Science Topics Food and Population
Millions of people die of starvation every year. Are there solutions to this appalling problem?
Series producer PETER BRATT (R)
12.0 Year of the French The Spa Doctor (R)
12.30 pm Deutsch direkt! A series of 20 programmes 15: Regensburg
Presenter HANNI VANHAIDEN (R)
12.55 Pages from Ceefax
1.20 Encounter: France Spare Time (R)
1.38 Let's See. Getting Around 3: Across Water
Bridges of many shapes and sizes have been built to aid the Scottish traveller. The two
Forth bridges are perhaps the most famous.
Presented by ANN-LOUISE ROSS and JOHN RAMAGE
Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R)
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Jeni is having a terrible day, and spoils Dibs and Cosmo's game. Maths at the seaside: 'Floating and Sinking'.
Book: The Very Busy Spider by ERIC CARLE
Presenter JENI BARNETT
Animation EALING ANIMATION Director CLARE ELSTOW
2.15 History 11-13: The Tudors The Vicars of Hessle
This true story, set at the time of the Reformation, reveals some of the problems which changes in the official religion of England caused to ordinary people.
Writer KEITH GOODALL Producer
2.40 Exploring Science Here is the Forecast
Forecasting involves looking for patterns in ever-changing atmospheric conditions. (R)
World Indoor Bowls Championship
DOUGIE DONNELLY introduces further action from the eighth World Championship being played at the Coatbridge Indoor Club. Today
David Cutler (England) v Jim Muir (Scotland)
Rod McCutcheon (Ireland) v Noel Burrows (England) Andy Ross (England) v
Richard Corsie (Scotland) Commentators
DAVID RHYS JONES
with subtitles, followed by Weather
with Floella Benjamin
! Robert Harley , Joanna Monro
Andrew Secombe ,
Nick Wilton and this week's special guest, Basil Brush
... Zerkch! Zcreech! Spersh! These are some of the noises your TV set makes when Milton Keenze makes a surprise appearance. Will he appear this week? If so, what noise will your set make? Musical director STEVE BROWN Designer PAUL HAINES Production
DAVID CRICHTON. TREVOR MCCALLUM Series producer ANN REAY
'Disgusted' of Tunbridge
Wells writes - 'What on earth is this awful show No Limits all about? I can't stand all that loud music and those flashing pictures. I can't understand a word those two strange East Enders are saying. I am, absolutely, Disgusted.'
Writer and mascot JONATHAN KING Producer PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester
His Highness the Rangdo of Arg has arranged a particularly tricky set of problems for this week's explorers. How many
Argonds are lurking round the pond, and how are the explorers expected to get through the Crystal Mine when the anti-gravity boots are chained up? Tackling these and other puzzles this week are Ruth Madoc
Professor Heinz Wolff and Deborah Leigh Hall Residents of Arg:
Director OLIVER MACFARLANE Producers
CHRISTOPHER TANDY . IAN OLIVER
Investigated by Robert Symes
"The end of the world shall come
In nineteen hundred and ninety-one."
So runs the final prophecy of Yorkshire wise-woman Mother Shipton. Her fellow seer, St Malachi, puts Doomsday as close as the reign of the next Pope but one. Nostradamus specifically says July 1999. Could the prophets be right? That the final catastrophe will be before the year AD 2000?
And most terrifying of all, how accurate is the Nostradamus expert who reports that the end of the world will be on 6 February... two days from now... Thursday?
Info: page 77 and Woddis On: page 79
A series in which
Eric Robson invites guests to discuss, with film and TV clips, the heroes who have influenced their lives. 3: Jane Grigson , the Observer's cookery correspondent, has introduced a whole generation to the delights of good food.
Tonight she shares her choice of heroes, including a fellow cookery writer,
Elizabeth David , and the novelist Henry James , but above all her late husband, the poet and critic Geoffrey Grigson.
Director JOHN METHERELL
Producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK BBC North East
Presented by Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
Look at the Label - the Government is poised to unveil its new proposals for the 'nutritional' labelling of food. But will consumers be able to decipher the information?
Look at the Bill - are we legally obliged to pay restaurant service charges, and in any case, does the standard of service in Britain merit them? Egon Ronay investigates.
Look and Cook - you can now buy a whole range of eggs, some cheap, some exotic. But which are which, and how do you cook them?
Director JILL DAWSON
Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
A serial in 12 parts based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
Written by JACK PULMAN
The Imperial Army on the Rhine was wiped out, and Tiberius sent to avenge the defeat, followed later by Germanicus. Livia has discredited Postumus, who has been banished, making Tiberius the sole heir.
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE
Directed by HERBERT WISE (R)
Go-Go in Washington DC The home of the White
House, the Pentagon and the President is also the home of the most exciting soul scene of the 1980s. The raw power of the go-go beat has emerged within a stones-throw of America's palaces of power.
Washington DC is 70 per cent black and go-go is more than just a musical trend - it is the lifestyle of Washington's black youth.
In tonight's Arena, eminent go-go saxophonist Carl 'Low Budget' Jones, of the band
Redds and the Boys, takes a journey around Washington city introducing its musicians and their place within the history of American soul music.
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Trouble Funk, Experience Unlimited and The Class Band are the featured acts as Arena goes to the heart of Chocolate City. Film editor RAY HOUGH Producers NIGEL FINCH and ANTHONY WALL Director DON COUTTS
John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present stories and interviews with Ian Smith and Jenni Murray
World Indoor Bowls Championship Tonight
George Soula (Hong Kong) v Tom Reeves (Ireland) Introduced by DOUGIE DONNELLY
DAVID RHYS JONES