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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke.

: Heirs and Graces

Woburn Abbey
Lady Victoria Leatham with experts John Bly and Dr Oliver Impey. (R)


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham
Unknown: John Bly
Unknown: Dr Oliver Impey.

: Painters

Salisbury Cathedral
Three prominent artists travel to the famous cathedral. (R)

: Inside Japan

2: Foundation Stones
The average Japanese company is a small family business. (R)

: Countdown to Christmas

Make this Christmas a cracker with Marian Foster and the festive team. Plus designer wrapping with Gary Kershaw , gifts for senior citizens and the 'best bread sauce in the world'.


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Gary Kershaw

: Women of Our Century

The Hon Miriam Rothschild
Interviewed by Polly Toynbee. (R)


Unknown: Miriam Rothschild
Interviewed By: Polly Toynbee.

: Life File

Give and Take (R)

: Mosaic

3: The Black and White Media Show (2) (R) (e) and at 12.50pm
4: The Education Programme Producer STACEY ADAMS
Editor PETER RIDING (R) (e)


Producer: Stacey Adams

: Gran

Grandmother Clock (R)

: Animal Fair

A See-Saw programme (R)

: See Hear!

(Shoum Sunday at 12.05pm BBCI) (e)

: News

Weather followed by Greenfinches
The 700 women of the Ulster Defence Regiment are known as 'Greenfinches'. They are a little-known part of Northern Ireland's security forces and are hard to tell apart from male soldiers in combat clothing. Off-duty, these women are at their most vulnerable to attack. They give their reasons for joining and reveal the active part they play in troubled Ulster. Producer STEPHEN LAMBERT
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Producer: Stephen Lambert

: Wood Works with Blizzard

Richard Blizzard constructs a free-standing shelf unit in which the shelves rest on a basic ladder frame.
Richard chooses the mellow pine look but also suggests alternative stains and contrasting laminated shelves. Director ROBERT CHIPPRIOTT Producer ANDREW MEIKLE BBC Pebble Mill

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of today's business in Parliament including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presenter: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.


Presenter: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: fold for dart Clue: sporting venue Answer - see today's programme!

: Talk of the 80s

When Jenny Pitman entered the world of National Hunt, racing sceptics poured scorn on the idea of a woman trainer in a man's world. But, as she tells Barry Norman , all that ended in 1983 when Corbiere galloped home to win the Grand National.
Producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jenny Pitman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Advice Shop

This week, rights of passage for people with disabilities. Most of us get about easily.
But what if you're blind or in a wheelchair? Who's responsible for the high street hazards faced by the disabled? How can access and safety be improved?
Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. Editor CHRIS LENT (e)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: Watchdog

: Tarzan's Savage Fury

Starring Lex Barker as Tarzan.
A safari led by Lord
Greystoke is searching for the nobleman's cousin, Tarzan. When Greystoke is killed by lions, the expedition is taken over by Rokov, a white hunter with a sinister plan. Produced by SOL LESSER
0 FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Lex Barker
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: Cyril Endfield

: South Africa under the Skin

Richard Maponya is a successful businessman. He is also one of the richest black men in South Africa. A director of 14 companies and owner of the BMW and Coca-Cola concessions in Soweto, he is now worth over £25 million. Yet he admits to having been a member of the banned African National
Congress, and looks forward to the possibility of a socialist government and the likely implications for his own lifestyle.


Unknown: Richard Maponya

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits of people jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner is told by Dame Judi Dench.


Told By: Dame Judi Dench.

: The Last Launch

5: I'm Looking Forward to the Change
Danny Wyatt has spent all his working life around the same shipyard. As the Austin and Pickersgill yard ran down last winter, Danny was kept on to do night watchman duties in the empty yard. It gave him time to ponder the fate of the once-proud, but now-redundant, shipbuilding traditions. His colleague, Bill Mellish , saw it differently. It had been his job to preach new working practices. It was only logical that he should rise to the challenge.


Unknown: Danny Wyatt
Unknown: Bill Mellish
Editor: Andrew Hassenruck
Producer: James MacAlpine

: Food and Drink

In this programme:
A Christmas pudding recipe - it can be made at the last minute and is almost fat-free. Guest Oz Clarke helps a live audience discover some alternatives to Britain's most popular wines for Christmas. Chefs Brian Turner and Antony Worrall-Thompson cook for the crew of HMS Birmingham.
Presented by Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director UNDA NASH
Producer PETER BAZALGETTE A Bazal production for BBCtv 0 FOOD: page 103


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Antony Worrall-Thompson
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Red Dwarf III...the Saga Continuums: 4: Bodyswap

By Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Rimmer proposes a novel way for Lister to lose weight.
A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor.
Production: Ed Bye
Production: Doug Naylor
Executive Producer: Paul Jackson
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Carol Brown: Lia Williams

: Made in Latin America

6: Love and Power
Latin America is a continent associated with machismo. Tonight's programme explores subversive attitudes through the roles and images of the sexes. Manuel Puig , author of Kiss of the Spider Woman, rejects sexual labelling; actress Jesusa Rodriguez subverts some religious and sexual taboos, while in Chile the Women for Life Movement protest defies the military regime. Film editor JOHN VEAL


Unknown: Manuel Puig
Unknown: Jesusa Rodriguez
Editor: John Veal
Director: Rossanna Horsley

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme. Producer JANEY WALKER


Producer: Janey Walker

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits, the story of tonight's prisoner is told by Dame Judi Dench. (Shoum at 7.55pm)


Told By: Dame Judi Dench.

: Weatherview

: Talk of the 80s

Jenny Pitman talks to Barry Norman.


Talks: Jenny Pitman
Unknown: Barry Norman.

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