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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two: Inset

Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young. (e)

: Standard Grade

Art and Design Give It a Style
A group of designers living and working in Scotland show how they develop their ideas. Whether it is fashion, graphics or mobiles, each designer must choose materials, shape and style to satisfy a design brief. (R) (e)

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer:
Runners and Fliers
Spuggy is sure Blue Flash will be a champion racing pigeon. (e)

: Around Scotland: Edwardian Scotland: 1: At Home

Fourteen-year-old Maggie left school and her tenement home around 1910 to start work as a kitchen maid.
Presenter: Gerda Stevenson. (Shown on Wednesday at 10.40am) (e)


Presenter: Gerda Stevenson.

: Storytime

Mrs Mopple's Washing Line When Mrs Mopple pegs out her washing, she doesn't anticipate just where the clothes will end up - nor do the farmyard animals.
Presented by Jaye Griffiths with children from Easton Infants School.
A Rag Doll production for BBCtv
(Shoum on Wednesday at 2.02pm) (e)


Unknown: Mrs Mopple
Presented By: Jaye Griffiths
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Into Music

Putting on a Musical Getting Ready

: Wondermaths

Programme 11
The spaceship Investigator leaves Earth for more adventures. The first problem for Zak, Stella and Hudson is to crack a coded message from a passing spaceship.
Written by COLIN DAVIES (R) (e)


Written By: Colin Davies
Zak: Christopher Ullicrap
Stella: Sita Ramamurthy

: Let's See

The Wedding

: Diez Temas

Information Personal

: Scene

Just Deserts by Chris Ellis.
What do an unemployed
17-year-old girl and an elderly teacher have in common? (R) (e)


Unknown: Chris Ellis.

: Language File

Whose English?
'There are basically four reactions to someone with a Cockney accent.'
This new ten-part series on the English language begins with Bob Hoskins ,
Robbie Coltrane , Samantha Meah and pupils from all over the UK talking about their accents and dialects. The programme deals with how people feel about their accents and touches on the question of what would be lost if we all spoke in the same way. Researcher PAMELA WOOD Producer PAM ASHTON (e)


Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Samantha Meah
Unknown: Pamela Wood
Producer: Pam Ashton

: King Rollo: Dishes

by David McKee.
Narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Writer: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks
Production: Clive Juster

: Chris and Crumble

Chris cheers Crumble up with some bicycle tricks.
Narrated by Peter Hawkins.
Produced by MAURICE POOLEY (R) (e)


Unknown: Peter Hawkins.
Produced By: Maurice Pooley

: Walrus

If You Were Me.... Calling the Tune.
Wayne is confident of winning the school talent contest. With
Roy Agyemang , Joanne Palmer , Craig Whitney , Deborah Harper and Nicholas Pickard.


Unknown: Roy Agyemang
Unknown: Joanne Palmer
Unknown: Craig Whitney
Unknown: Deborah Harper
Unknown: Nicholas Pickard.
Written By: Christopher Russell

: News

Weather followed by You And Me
A series for 4 and 5-year-olds. Presented by Indira Joshi.


Presented By: Indira Joshi.
Producer: Richard Callanan

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke and featuring:
World Invitation Club Championship
The latest action from Crystal Palace, with Livingston hoping to retain their title. Rugby Union
Five Nations Championship The Championship starts tomorrow, with holders,
France, travelling to Cardiff to meet Wales, while England entertain Ireland at
Commonwealth Games A look at what's in store. Studio director SHARON LENCE Producer MARK SCHOFIELD
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Director: Sharon Lence
Producer: Mark Schofield

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: daws in pairs for ark. Clue: English tourist attraction. Answer - see today's programme!
Join Bryan the computer and host Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Director: Justin C. Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

Five new ways of looking at what's happening this week. Today Kathy Lette and friends take a sceptical look at developments in the media and entertainment industries. Studio director NIGEL FINNIS
Series producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Kathy Lette
Director: Nigel Finnis
Producer: Charles Miller

: Clean Slate

The education magazine with Jackie Spreckley and Jill Cochrane.
HRH the Princess Royal is the United Kingdom's Patron of International Literacy Year (1990). She talks to Clean State about public attitudes to literacy and her involvement in the activities of International Literacy Year.
King Street Junior written by Jim Eldridge.
Factsheet: send an A4 sae with second class stamp to: [address removed]


Presenter: Jackie Spreckley
Presenter: Jill Cochrane
Writer: Jim Eldridge
Series producer: Bernard Adams

: Food and Drink

With Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.

: The Train Robbers

Starring and When a beautiful woman offers him$50,000 to find a shipment of gold stolen by her late husband, Lane, an ageing gunslinger, calls on some old friends to help him in the task. Hot on their heels is a desperate gang of men, determined to take the gold for themselves. Lane and his men are good, but the odds are high and the stakes even higher.
Produced by MICHAEL WAYNE Written and directed by BURT KENNEDY
W FILMS: page 18


Produced By: Michael Wayne
Directed By: Burt Kennedy
Lane: John Wayne
Lilly: Ann-Margret
Grady: Rod Taylor
WillJesse: Ben Johnson
Ben Young: Bobby Vinton
Calhoun: Christopher George
Sam Turner: Jerry Galtin
Pinkerton man: Ricardo Montalban

: Friday Report

Race for a Parent
Few subjects arouse more passion in those personally involved than that of mixed race adoption. Can a family bring up a child of a different ethnic background without prejudicing its future? To what extent should the search for a permanent home be influenced by concern for a child's racial identity? Should a foster mother be unable to go on to adopt the child she has grown to love because she is of a different race? Antonia Higgs meets those who have tackled these problems; the councils and adoption agencies charged with placements, the parents desperate to adopt and those who grew up in adoptive families of differing races. A Mindseye Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Antonia Higgs

: Public Eye

Policing in the 1990s: A Call to Account?
The local bobby who knows his community and visits the neighbourhood school to give talks on road safety may soon become part of history. A fierce debate is raging among the top echelons of the police service about priorities and value for money. Chief
Constables are under pressure to improve their management of staff and money. But some of them fear that Whitehall's plans for efficiency could lessen public confidence in the police at a time when allegations of corruption and bad practice have put it under severe strain.
Presented by Peter Taylor with Neil Bennett.


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Neil Bennett.
Producer: Adrian Davies
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: First Time Planting

The north facing border is not the best place for a suntan!
Nor is it the best place to try to grow fiery lilies, geraniums or dahlias which prefer a hot sunny position. But there is a wide range of colourful herbaceous plants and annuals which do thrive in a shady border. Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Gay Search. Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 627 7
W GARDENING: page 87
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] calls are charged at 38p per minute (peak). 25p per minute (off peak).


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton

: Colin's Sandwich

By Paul Smith and Terry Kyan. Starring and A Piece of Cake
Colin takes his marriage vows - never to go to another wedding again in his life.
< FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Paul Smith
Unknown: Terry Kyan.
Unknown: Jamie Rix
Unknown: John Kilby
Colin Watkins: Mel Smith
Jenny: Louisa Rix
Trevor: Tony Haase
Graham: Lee Cornes
Barry: Andy Taylor
Stripper: Dominique Barnes
Waitress: Jenny Jay
Man at wedding: Arthur White
Catering manager: Bernard Kay
Priest: Robert Lewellyn
Waiter: Eddy Yeoh

: Arena: Numbers

'I'm not saying 2+2 equals 3 and I'm not saying it equals 5 but....' So says
Gregory Chaitin, one of the world's three leading mathematicians, addressing the camera from the deep recesses of the IBM building in Yorktown Heights, New York State. He cheerfully proposes that he has proved nothing is fixed in a shifting universe. However, for others numbers promise pattern and certainty - Rabbi Dr Tali Lowenthal believes everything has numerological significance up to and including the Name of God too holy to be written; to record producer Andy Richards all music comes down to the number 4; to Janet Street-Porter, numbers give a lift to the nomenclature of her TV output, and to Michael Gardner 666 is truly the Mark of the Beast. Most of us take numbers for granted - Arena takes a second look.


Unknown: Gregory Chaitin
Unknown: Andy Richards
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Michael Gardner
Director: Fisher Dilke
Series Editor: Nigel Finch
Series Editor: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick and a team of BBC reporters with the day's top stories.
Reporters: David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel ,
Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , Rupert Segar , David Sells , Sarah Spiller , Francine Stock ,
Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Deputy editors KEITH BOWERS and EAMONN MATTHEWS Editor JOHN MORRISON


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Ragtime

Starring and America - the early 1900s. A time of change, the rise of the motor car, the nickelodeon and of 'ragtime' music. Based on E. L. Doctorow's modem classic, this film magnificently re-creates an era weaving a complex series of stories of the rich and poor into a vivid portrait of the times.
Directed by MILOS FORMAN
W FILMS: page 18


Unknown: E. L.
Unknown: Michael Weller
Unknown: Michael Hausman
Unknown: Bernard Williams
Directed By: Milos Forman
Younger Brother: Brad Dourif
Evelyn Nesbit: Elizabeth McGovern
Police Commissioner Waldo: James Cagney
Booker T Washington: Moses Gunn
Willie: Kenneth McMillan
Delmas: Pat O'Brien
Evelyn's dance instructor: Donald O'Connor
Father: James Olson
Tateh: Mandy Patinkin
Coalhouse Walker Jr: Howard E Rollins
Mother: Mary Steenburgen
Sarah: Debbie Allen

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