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: Now on Two

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9.30am Popeye (R)

10.00am Blue Peter Omnibus

10.50am Boss Cat (R)

11.15am Boxpops


Director (Boxpops): Amanda Thomas
Producer (Boxpops): Roy Milani
Executive Producer (Boxpops): Eric Rowan

: Reportage

The updated version of DEF Irs current affairs magazine show.The results of the phone poll and round-up of calls to the reaction line. Series producers
(Revised repeat of last Wednesday's 's broadcast)

: International Tennis

Australian Open Men's Final
Action from this morning's singles final in Melbourne, with commentary by DAN MASKELL and MARK COX. Defending champion
Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl were seeded to meet today, but the likes of Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg were also determined to take the first grand slam title of 1989. Television presentation CHANNEL 7. Australia.


Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Mats Wilander
Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Stefan Edberg

: International Snooker

Benson and Hedges Masters The Final (frames 1-7) This afternoon brings together the two players, in the first of two sessions, in this year's E250,000 Masters final. The player with the best record is Cliff Thorburn who has won the Masters three times. Steve Davis has won it twice and is the current holder, so he will be hoping for a third title, but will either of them have made it to the final? David Icke introduces coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre of the first part of this best-of-17-frames match.


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Steve Davis
Introduces: David Icke

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on the week's proceedings in the House of Lords. Editor SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Sheila Cook

: I Own the Racecourse

starring Gully Coote. Teenager Andy is rather naive, so when he bumps into a vagrant who claims to own a racecourse,
Andy not only buys the story, he buys the racecourse.
Screenplay by JOHN EDWARDS with STEPHEN RAMSEY. based on the book by PATRICIA WRIGHTSON
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Gully Coote.
Unknown: John Edwards
Unknown: Stephen Ramsey.
Produced By: John Edwards
Directed By: Stephen Ramsey
Andy Hoddel: Gully Coote
Terry: Safier Redzeposki
Joe: Rodney Burke
Mike: Anthony Mangan
Matt: Brett Adlard
Bert Hammond: Tony Barry
Sgt Willis: Bob Noble
Constable Eadie: Brett Climo
Constable Keogh: Tlm Elston
Connelly: Paul Bertram
Mrs Hoddel: Gillian Jones

: Music from China

China's 'Cultural Revolution' brought to an abrupt and violent close a musical tradition stretching back thousands of years. When it ended in 1976, a whole generation of young composers began the search for a new voice, often through the rediscovery of their own traditional music. Music in Camera features top musicians from the Central Conservatory in Peking playing works by two of the most exciting young talents, alongside traditional works for Chinese intruments. Tan Long-jian (sanxian) Wang Guo-tong (erhu) Li Xiang-ting (guqin) Wu Man (pipa) Chen Tao (dizi)
New Music Group of Scotland conducted by Shao En reader Robert Trotter. Sound BOB GILLIES


Unknown: Wang Guo-Tong
Unknown: Chen Tao
Reader: Robert Trotter.
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Mike Newman

: Rugby Special

Rugby v Harlequins
Pontypridd v Llanelli
It's cup time in England and Wales. In the third round of The Pilkington Cup, Rugby, one of the most progressive clubs in the country, play host to defending champions Harlequins. It is the fifth round of The Schweppes Cup in Wales, where Llanelli have a tough match at Pontypridd.
Introduced by Chris Rea Commentators NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
MARTYN WILLIAMS Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea
Commentators: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Martyn Williams
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

David Vine reports from the twin resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado on the build up to the World
Championships and looks at the racers who may dominate the fortnight of thrills, spills and high-speed excitement. Producer GRAHAM FRY


Unknown: David Vine

: International Snooker

The Final (frames 1-7) David Icke introduces further coverage of this 17-frame match.


Introduces: David Icke

: The Money Programme

News and analysis from the world of business and economics. Editor DAVID NISSAN

: Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery

First of eight programmes. Thailand
Thailand has one of the world's most seductive cuisines. Its dishes seem to burst with contrasting hot, sweet, sour and salty flavours. Madhur Jaffrey joins the Woodtikarn family in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, for a lunch of sticky rice and spicy pork curry and visits one of the local craft villages to see a meal eaten in more traditional style. In Bangkok Madhur learns to make the country's famous hot and sour prawn soup and a delectable savoury fruit salad. She marvels at the range and quality of exotic fruit in a Bangkok market and looks in on a fruit carving lesson at a local college. Madhur shows how to make spicy beef salad
(Laab) and minced chicken stir-fried with basil.
Production assistant DIANE HADLEY Film editor PAUL RAPLEY
Producer JENNY STEVENS (e)
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: for a free list of specialist ethnic grocers and details of a BBC Starter Kit of Far
Eastern ingredients send a large sae to [address removed]
0 BOOK: £7.95 from booksellers
0 FEATURE: page 83


Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Producer: Jenny Stevens
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey

: The Laurence Olivier Awards 1988

Presented by The Society of West End Theatre.
Introduced by Sue Lawley and Anthony Hopkins from the stage of The
Dominion Theatre, London, in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales. Presenters inculde Anthony Quayle , Julia McKenzie , Brian Rix , Beryl Reid ,
Anthony Dowell , Rowan Atkinson and Dave Allen. The greatest talent in the theatre is gathered tonight to present and receive the highest accolades in West End theatre. Among the awards are: the Play of the Year, Comedy of the Year, Musical of the Year, Actor and Actress of the Year and Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Opera and Dance. Interwoven into the awards ceremony are some magical moments from productions both past, present and future. Material includes excerpts from the four nominated musicals: Blood Brothers,
Candide, The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms.
Brigadoon represents the present West End theatre and Elaine Page performs in an excerpt from the forthcoming production of Anything Goes.
While The Royal Opera is seen in an excerpt from Die Fledermaus.
Executive producer JOHN BISHOP Patron of the event is The Observer
0 FEATURE: page 10


Introduced By: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Dave Allen.
Unknown: Elaine Page
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Designer: Dacre Punt
Producer: Brian Whitehouse

: 'pm International Snooker

The Final (frames 8-17)
Coverage of the final session.

: Three-Minute Culture

Politics: Peter Mandelson
Politics is fast taking on some of the qualities of light entertainment and, as the parties begin to market policies like products, and personalities like soap stars, it's clear the rules of the three-minute culture apply: keep it simple, keep it clever, keep it short.
This week Michael Ignatieff talks to Peter Mandelson , Labour Party Campaigns and Communications Director who says: 'Politics has to compete on TV with the other programmes and we've got to use the same techniques to keep up in the race.'
Series producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Talks: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Jeremy Humphries
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Screen Two: Words of Love

by Philip Norman
2 February 1959. The Winter Dance party, Clear Lake, Iowa - another date on Buddy Holly's whistle-stop tour. Across the Atlantic, a schoolboy models his life on the rock 'n' roll star whose music and untimely death affected the lives of a generation.
FEATURE: page 4
FILMS: page 13


Writer: Philip Norman
Film Editor: Frances Parker
Designer: Tony Burrough
Lighting Cameraman: John Hooper
Executive Producer: Brenda Reid
Producer: Brian Eastman
Director: Colin Nutley
England: -
Ivor: Charlie Creed-Miles
Mr Seaford-Warwick: Tom Bell
Gran: Liz Smith
Miss Lott: Rowena Roberts
Andrew: Simon Vaughan
Sweetman: Ben Perkins
Spooner: Scott Pattison
Forer: Bruce Clark
Truckle: Cliff Kelly
Mr Chesterton: Alister Cameron
George Harvey: Matthew Savage
Mrs Harvey: Tricia Thorns
America: -
Buddy Holly .: Pancho Russell
Maria-Elena Holly: Nadia de Lemeny
Big Bopper: Bradley Lavelle
Tommy Allsup: Paul Birchard
Ritchie Valens: William Jongeneel
Waylon Jennings: Adam Henderson
Dion Demucci: Mark Zingale
Carroll: Ray Charleson
Waitress: Valda Aviks
Trish: Anne Roderick
Reporter: Michael Morris
Saxophonist: Eric Gilchrist
Guitarist: David Murrell

: *pm Snub

The Pixies, Lunachicks and Shamen.


Producer: Brenda Kelly

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