England is the Place for Me
9.35 Treffpunkt Osterreich Eine Bergrettung
Wir brauchen ganz dringend Hilfe!' A dramatic air rescue is mounted when three young climbers get into difficulties. Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9.52 Mindstretchers A to B: Solutions
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on with suggested solutions.
Travel by foot, train, bus or cycle, or a combination of all: which is the quickest?
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
9.57 Pages from Ceefax
10.15 Science Workshop Twigs and Wood 'A'
10.38 History File
Cold War - Confrontation
The Berlin blockade of 1948-9 and the Korean War of 1950-3: the issues which nearly brought the Soviet Union and the USA into full-scale war.
Commentary JOHN TIDMARSH Written by JOHN TUSA
Producer JOHN CHAPPLE (R) (e) ll.OThinkabout Our Place
11.18 A-Level Studies: Statistics
Sampling and Probability
What is the probability that a drunken driver will not fail a roadside test?
Can it be estimated?
Producer DAVID ROSEVEARE (R) (e)
Scene in New York
The Guardian Angels (R) (e)
12.12 pm Seventeen
1: 1 Can't Wait to Leave School!
12.45 Microelectronics in Action
Sensing and Deciding
1.5 Pages from Ceefax
2.0 News and Weather
This programme welcomes in the summer.
See children of Tissington, Derbyshire, preparing a well-dressing and enjoy the Knutsford Royal May Day Festival.
Presented by JAYE GRIFFITHS Film editor RAY NICOLAIDES Series producer JUUA DRUM
2.15 Music Time
Anansi and the Sky God A performance of the musical, set in Africa, in which Anansi is sacked as the village drummer, but uses a cunning trick to win back his job.
Presenters JONATHAN COHEN and HELEN SPEIRS with children from s s PETER AND PAUL PRIMARY SCHOOL Director GEOFF WILSON
Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (e)
Shepherd in Sea Boots
From his father, Fred Jones inherited the skills of a Conway fisherman; from his mother's family, a sheep farm high in the hills.
Fishing and farming help
Fred Jones earn a living, but by trade he is a painter and decorator: his ambition was to be a professional singer and now his songs are a familiar part of the North Wales holiday scene.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Producer WYNFORD JONES BBC Wales (R)
Snooker Championship First semi-final
For the last 12 days, two tables have been in action. During the night, the Crucible Theatre has been a hive of activity, transforming the arena to its one-table setting for the semi-finals and final over the next five days. The semi-finals are played over 31 frames and the players hoping to be at the table for the start of this afternoon's first semi-final are: JOE JOHNSON (seeded 1) the current world champion,
DENNIS TAYLOR (4) winner of the recent Masters and 1985 world champion, and NEAL FOULDS (13), who has reached the finals of two major tournaments this season.
DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage of the first frames from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. including at
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather
Killer Jim and his team are faced with playing a complicated charade when they attempt to outwit a professional hitman who always seems one step ahead of the game....
Written by ARTHUR WEISS
Directed by PAUL KRASNY (R)
A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall Ciaran Madden lain Sutherland and Frank Muir Sue Lawley John Barron
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CLANI
Snooker Championship DAVID VINE introduces highlights of this afternoon's first semi-final and the start of the second semi-final.
There are four players that could be contesting this second semi-final. They are CLIFF THORBURN (seeded 3), ALEX HIGGINS (7) and STEVE DAVIS (2), who have all won the World Championships, and JIMMY WHITE (6) who has never won it, but who has, so far this season, won two major tournaments and been a finalist in a third.
Mary Queen of Scots has come down to us as a tragic heroine - but what kind of respect does she command as a 16th-century ruler?
Anne Boleyn is usually seen either as a scheming predator or as a pathetic figure executed because she failed to produce a male heir for Henry vm.
Historians Jenny Wormald and Eric Ives set out to show that the popular images of Mary and Anne have to be radically reassessed and Peter France sets their tragic stories into the context of the religious turmoil of the 16th century.
Film editor PAUL ASHTON Directors NEIL CAMERON
BRYNMOR WILIAMS , PIPPA HOLLOWAY Series editor ROY DAVIES
What you never knew about the Oxo family....
What you've always known about EastEnders....
What you wish wasn't true about eating....
All in tonight's special weightwatchers' edition.
(Only 150 calories per sketch) Featuring Ron Bain
Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray Helen Lederer , Tony Roper Elaine C. Smith
Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes Music DAVID MCNIVEN
Script editor PHILIP DIFFER Designer JIM LONGMUIR Director ALEX YOUNG
Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland
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Last in the series Bombay Hotel
Overlooking the great harbour of Bombay is one of the largest and most exotic hotels in the world, the Taj Mahal. Day and night hundreds of travellers pass through its doors. So do film stars, politicians, and all the rich, powerful members of Bombay high society. Below stairs, 2,000 people hurry to serve them.
Shoba De, India's acid gossip columnist, introduces the super-rich at a lavish party by the hotel pool. Chef Satish Arora examines the food for today's 22 banquets. 350,000 flowers are woven together and dyed for a wedding.
Underground, Frankie Pais sits in his Aladdin's cave, mending chandeliers. And the head waiter prepares for a Caledonian ball, explaining that guests will stab a haggis to the sound of bagpipes. Outside the hotel's high walls, Bombay life goes on.... Narrator Tim Pigott-Smith Photography CHRIS SEAGER
Assistant producer BETTY MCBRIDE Film editor GRANT MUTER Producer ADAM CURTIS
Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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Second semi-final coverage with DAVID VINE
Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With political and economic reports from Vincent Hanna Will Hutton and Nick Clarke
Previewing programmes from the OU on Saturday and Sunday.
A BBC/Open University production
Nuclear Weapons Systems
Critics of US nuclear policy claim that lack of funds has left their nation's defences vulnerable to a pre-emptive Soviet strike.
Producer ROGER PENFOUND (R)