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: News

: Westminster

Day four of the Queen's
Speech debate in Parliament presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Treffpunkt: Osterrelch

●Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Studio Murz - Schuler machen Programm (R) (e)

: Lifeschool

Links: Protecting the Environment
Something in the Air
The 'Nefos' (smog) of Athens reached crisis level in July 1988 when thousands of people were hospitalised and 400 died. Athens teenagers investigate the causes and possible solutions and share views with teenagers in Smethwick, West Midlands, where there is also air pollution.
Producer ANDY WALKER (e)


Producer: Andy Walker

: You and Me

For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R) (e)

: Music Time

The Orchestra
Children from Canonbury Junior School listen to orchestral music by Grieg and Leroy Anderson.
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen and Helen Spiers with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department Symphony Orchestra, led by: Fiona D'Souza conducted by: Frederick Applewhite


Unknown: Leroy Anderson.
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Spiers
Unknown: Fiona D'Souza
Conducted By: Frederick Applewhite
Produced By: Elizabeth Bennett

: Words into Action

People's Views of Jesus
Presented by Simon Mayo. (R) (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo.

: Zig Zag

Hungarian Link-Up
Glasnost penetrates the classrooms of Budapest and London as the children of Thornhill Primary School link up with Varosmajor School and find out how
Hungarian children spend a typical day. They also hear the story of the first bridge in Budapest and how its
Scottish designer got very wet on opening day. Producer TOM STANIER (e)


Producer: Tom Stanier

: Why? Because ...

What Do They Believe? A look at the Aborigines of Australia. (R) (e)

: Into Music

Christmas Concert A concert with a Caribbean flavour.
Presenters: Seeta Indrani and Martyn Geraint.
Produced by SHEILA FRASER (R) (e)


Unknown: Martyn Geraint.
Produced By: Sheila Fraser

: Thinkabout

In the Mirror (R) (e)

: History File

British Social History. Home from Home Presented by David Kossoff. (R) (el


Presented By: David Kossoff.

: Issues

Eastern Europe the End of an Empire?
Will the mass exodus of tens of thousands of East
Germans to the West lead to the break-up of the Soviet empire?
Presenter: Rob Curling. Producer DAVID MELDRUM (e)


Producer: David Meldrum

: Science in Action

Good Vibrations (R) (e)

: The Adventures of Spot: Spot Follows His Nose

by Eric Hill. (R)


Writer: Eric Hill

: Landmarks

People and the Elements Using the Elements.
Throughout history people have devised many different ways of harnessing natural supplies of energy. (R) (e)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Come to the Show
(R) (e)

: Westminster Live

The Queen's Speech Debate
Live coverage from the House of Commons of the fifth day of the Queen's Speech debate. Presented by Vivian White , with commentary by Brian Curtois.
Before the debate,
Christopher Jones with the last of his reports on how Parliament works: today, the influence of the backbenchers.


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Leaton Gray
Unknown: Colin Martin

: International Snooker

Stormseal United Kingdom Championship
The remaining seven frames of the afternoon session from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Introduced by David Vine. Commentators: Ted Lowe
Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.


Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: DEF II A-Z of Belief

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
American superstar
Steve Young explains why there is more to life than American football and why he has become a Mormon, or member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints, along with stars like the Osmonds. In an honest and sometimes heated debate, six young people discuss the subject with believer Kevin Johnson. ProducerBILL HILARY Executive producer
BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Steve Young
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Kevin Johnson.
Producer: Bill Hilary
Unknown: Janet Street Porter

: Behind the Beat

Ziggy Marley , son of reggae legend
Bob Marley , dubs it up in performance; the Blow Monkeys speak frankly about why they feature other artists on their records; and Adamski tells the inside story on the acid house raves.
Plus the usual mix of dance and funky sounds.
Executive producer JENNY COWAN Series producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ziggy Marley
Unknown: Bob Marley
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Terry Jervis

: A Food and Drink Special

Shepherd's Chinese Challenge Richard Shepherd is the chef at London's fashionable
Langan's Brasserie, which he co-owns with film star
Michael Caine. After a busy evening in his own restaurant, he loves to escape for a quiet Chinese meal. But he'd never cooked Chinese food ... until Food and Drink challenged him to become a skivvy in the kitchens of Manchester's Yang Sing restaurant. It is a baptism of fire - literally. e FOOD: page 95
●BBC GOOD FOOD: the latest issue of this new magazine celebrates
Christmas and offers practical hints, tips and recipes from your favourite TV and radio cooks, price 90p. e RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 616


Unknown: Richard Shepherd
Unknown: Michael Caine.

: Prisoners of Conscience

Peter Gabriel presents the first in a two-week series of brief portraits of brave men, women and children jailed for their beliefs.
●FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Peter Gabriel

: In the Highest Tradition

Five minutes before the Light Brigade charged at
Balaclava, Colonel Shewell of the Royal Irish Hussars spotted three troopers enjoying a last pipe of tobacco. 'Bad form,' he thought, and stripped them of their weapons, sending them into the charge unarmed. One survived, only to be flogged the next morning. Major Willie Peto tells the story of the most famous charge in history, and the Scots Greys recover the gold imperial eagle which they snatched from Napoleon at Waterloo.
Written and narrated by Ian Wooldridge
Producer Michael Begg


Speaker: Major Willie Peto
Writer/Narrator: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

: Through the Looking Glass

The fifth programme in a six-part series. Fashion for All
In the 50s and 60s British ready-to-wear developed in leaps and bounds. Fashion, once controlled by the middle-aged in the 50s, was taken over by the newly-affluent young.
Series producer SUZANNE DAVIES Producer ROBERT ALBURY (e)
●EDUCATION PACK: send a cheque or postal order for £1. 75 (including postage and packaging) to[address removed]
• BOOK: available from bookshops: paperback £9.99. hardback £15.95.


Producer: Suzanne Davies
Producer: Robert Albury

: First Run: The Betty Ford Story

Starring and Behind the glamour and power of the White
House lie secret pains for
Betty Ford, the First Lady. Known for her candour and courage in confronting breast cancer, Mrs Ford is about to face her most difficult challenge when her addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs threatens her life, family and happiness.
This moving true story of how one woman overcame impossible odds and created the famous clinic to help others won a Golden Globe Award for Gena Rowlands.
Produced by MARK M. WOLPER Directed by DAVID GREENE
(First showing on British television) • FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Gena Rowlands.
Produced By: Mark M. Wolper
Directed By: David Greene
Betty Ford: Gena Rowlands
Gerald Ford: Josef Sommer
Susan: Nana Woods
Gayle: Laura Leigh Hughes
Mike: Daniel McDonald
Steve: Brian McNamara
Jack: Bradley Whitford
Jan: Concetta Tomei
Diane: Joan McMurtrey
Dr Lukash: Kenneth Tigar

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

This week's presenters are Sarah Dunant ,
Tracey MacLeod and Paul Morley.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Paul Morley.

: Prisoners of Conscience

Peter Gabriel tells the story of tonight's prisoner.


Unknown: Peter Gabriel

: Weatherview

: Inside the House

Honourable Members
Christopher Jones reports on the influence of the backbenchers.


Producer: Leonie Jameson
Editor: Lydia Howard

: The Queen's Speech Debate

Highlights of the coverage of this afternoon's debate.

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