A language resource series. (R) (e)
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Are Dibs and Cosmo exaggerating when they say a doll has come to life? (R) (e)
The children make vocal sounds from chanting and singing to howling, hissing, barking, yapping, growling, and other 'monster' sounds. Presenters: Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs with children from Canonbury Junior School. (e)
Simon Mayo presents a fast-moving introduction to the Christian faith for teenagers. Drama, music and interviews are part of the programme, as is Simon's visit to Israel. (R) (e)
John Thirtle shows how to do-it-yourself in the colourful world of puppets. (R) (e)
People's attitudes to animals reflect their beliefs. (R) (e)
The children work on electronic keyboards, sampling sounds and using them to accompany a song about endangered wildlife.
With children from Belmont Junior School. (R) (e)
A lively approach to everyday science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R) (e)
A repeat in two parts of the much-praised Timewatch programme which looked at the way newsreels and subsequent feature films shaped the image of the 1917 revolution in Russia. Presented by Christopher Andrew. (R) (e)
In October 1968 a civil rights march was the start of what has become known as the Troubles. But the story began centuries ago. (R) (e)
A look at our closest star. (R) (e)
by Eric Hill. (R)
A series for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R) (e)
Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Presenter (Words and Pictures):
celebrating the Church Urban Fund.
With Alan Titchmarsh.
Neil Mullarkey looks behind the scenes of another new BBC series.
Director CLAIRE KELLY
CIS UK Indoor Bowls Championship
Three very experienced bowlers highlight the afternoon's matches:
Welshman John Price , and the Scottish duo Hugh Duff and Richard Corsie. Number 6 seed Price opens with an all-Welsh encounter against Adrian Kean , who didn't start playing until he was 52. Former world champion
Hugh Duff , ranked 7, meets
Irishman Maurice McKeown , who narrowly failed to take the Irish singles title this year. And number 10 seed
Corsie, another former world title holder, meets England's Andy Thomson , who was in fact bom in St Andrews. David Icke is your host. Commentators:
David Rhys-Jones and Jimmy Davidson.
Summarisers: Mal Hughes , David McGill and John Bell. Television presentation
HUW JOSEPH and JOHN TAIT Producers KEITH PHILLIPS and PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE including at
Regional News and Weather
Fighting for Breath
Breathing is something we take for granted, but Britain's two million asthma sufferers know what it's like to have to fight for breath.
But is its cause physiological or all in the mind?
Kay Alexander reports on this mysterious condition which kills more than 2,000 people every year. Director PETER HILL
Producer ROSALIND GOWER (R)
A professional gambler surviving in the Old
Wild West on his wits, skill and 'the well-timed bluff, Brady Hawkes is dealt an unexpected hand by fate when asked for help by his illegitimate son. Now Hawkes must take the biggest gamble of his life ...
Written by jim BYRNES
Produced by KEN KRAGEN and JIM BYRNES
Directed by DICK LOWRY
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Behind the Beat
Soul II Soul lead vocalist
Caren Wheeler talks about leaving the year's most stylish band and gives her first solo performance.
From America comes the latest teen sensation New
Kids on the Block, created by the same man who made names of New Edition and Bobby Brown.
Plus dance, new releases and style.
Executive producer JENNY COWAN Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill
7.30-8.00pm Gimme 8
Last in the series.
Dee Jay Beach Jovanotti's pick of the world's most watched TV programmes for the under-25s ends with the show that made him a superstar, Dee Jay Beach , recorded on the Adriatic coast and featuring Italy's number-one blues singer Zucchero, rock 'n' roller Edoardo Bennato and a couple of Prince classics. Ciao tutti!
Producer VERONIKA HYKS
by Ludovic Kennedy.
A series of six face-to-face interviews.
4: Dame Ninette de Valois How did the daughter of a soldier become the founder of the Royal Ballet and one of the most famous choreographers of the century? Why did she join the Russian Ballet? Does she deserve her reputation for being a ruthless perfectionist? She has been called 'arbitrary and incalculable' - but also 'absurdly vague and exceptionally timed'.
Dame Ninette reveals all, or some, in tonight's Portrait. Research GLORIA WOOD
Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer UNDA CLEEVE
Dame Ninette De
1: Victorian Revelations
The first of a six-part series about the social history of dress which shows the elaborate outer and under clothing Victorian people wore, and where they acquired it; from couturiers, dressmakers, second-hand markets or even ready-made from warehouses. Consultant LOU TAYLER
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES (e)
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• BOOK: a book on the series is also available from bookshops: paperback £9.99. hardback £15.95.
starring and Manhattan: Tom and Marty are having problems with their relationships - serious problems. But at least they can laugh about them - especially when they meet each other and find that getting involved the second time around is the biggest joke of all!
Written and produced by BRUCE VAN DUSEN
Produced by CHARLES WESSLER
(First showing on British television)
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with Peter Snow.
The topical arts and media programme reports on people, issues and performances.
This week's presenters are Sarah Dunant ,
Tracey MacLeod and Ian Hislop. Producer JAMIE MUIR
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON
CIS UK Indoor Bowls Championship
The first round is concluded this evening, with the stage dominated by Tony Allcock , who meets Neil Thompson from Twickenham.
Presented by David Icke from the Guild Hall, Preston.