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: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Peter Mayne. Producers ANDREW MAYWOOD and JANINE THOMASON


Presenter: Peter Mayne.
Presenter: Janine Thomason

: Daytime on Two: Electric Avenue: 2: The Experts' Expert

Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Expert systems are helping human professionals solve many problems. But as experience from the military shows, they can be misused.


Commentary: Tom Mangold
Producer: Paul Simons

: Diez Temas

La Familia
Meet Maria Jesus and Pablo at home, with their parents, brothers and sisters. (R)

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health Up in Smoke. (R)

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Music Time

Smooth and Spiky
A mouse feels soft with sparkly eyes, a conker feels prickly. Based on this idea, the children compose some music in two contrasting parts and call it 'Smooth and Spiky'. They make a picture of a mouse and a conker and put it in their musical art gallery.
Presenters: Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs with musicians Hussein Boon , Kameel Khan and Daniel Strickland.


Presenters: Jonathan Cohen
Presenters: Helen Speirs
Musicians: Hussein Boon
Musicians: Kameel Khan
Musicians: Daniel Strickland.
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Job Bank

Forestry Work followed by Nature Conservation

: Zig Zag

The Odyssey The Cyclops.
Robert Erskine continues the story of the Odyssey.
Odysseus and his men begin their journey home from Troy and meet the first of their opponents - the terrible one-eyed giant, the Cyclops. Produced by ANDREA CHRISTODOULOU


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Produced By: Andrea Christodoulou

: Techno

2: Mechanism
This week, the programme explores the world of mechanisms. Dilly
Bellingham visits Japan in search of 300-year-old wooden robots and, with Mat Irvine, challenges you to design a new fairground ride. Together they discover the many applications of radio-controlled cars.
Assistant producer DEREK BUTLER Series producer ROBIN MUDGE


Producer: Derek Butler
Producer: Robin Mudge

: Into Music

Putting on a Musical Lost and Found. (R)

: Thinkabout

Under Our Feet
Science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R)

: History File

British Social History State of the Union.
Introduced by Brenda Dean of SOGAT, the programme considers some of the factors in trade union affairs since the war. (R)


Introduced By: Brenda Dean

: Issues

The Risky Business of Food A climate of doubt and uncertainty has developed over the past 12 months about the food we eat - salmonella in poultry flocks, listeria lurking on the chilled food shelves and the arrival of irradiated food in shops.
Despite the efforts of the food industry, food poisoning is rising to record levels. Just how safe is our food?
Presenter: Rob Curling . Producer MIKE DICK


Presenter: Rob Curling
Producer: Mike Dick

: Science in Action

Up in the Air (R)

: Postman Pat: Pat's Rainy Day

It's been raining so hard that the letters are wet when Pat collects them.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Landmarks

Tropical Rainforests People of the Forest.
From the Baka of Cameroon to the Kayapo of Brazil, the people of the rainforest have everything they need - building materials, food, transport, medicine, clothing - and they know they must respect and care for the forest. Film editor AMANDA SMITH Producer PETER M. EVANS


Editor: Amanda Smith
Producer: Peter M. Evans

: News, Weather followed by: Words and Pictures: Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water

Stuart and Nutmeg the cat visit a zoo to look at the baby gorillas. Stuart tells an old
African legend about gorillas. Presenter: Stuart Bradley. Puppeteer: Mary Edwards. Producer CAROLINE GODLEY


Presenter: Stuart Bradley.
Unknown: Mary Edwards.
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Songs of Praise


: Behind the Screen

Image, identity, hard sell at the Beeb?


Producer: Michael Whelan

: News Weather followed by Indoor Hockey

Royal Bank Club Championship from Crystal Palace.
Eight clubs have qualified for the finals of hockey's indoor club championship. This knockout six-a-side competition has always been one of hockey's most popular events attracting a host of Britain's top players.
Barry Davies introduces highlights as the teams battle for a place in the semi-finals. Producer BARBARA SLATER
(Further coverage Wednesday, 3.00pm)


Introduces: Barry Davies
Producer: Barbara Slater

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: no dry man.
Clue: place associated with the Second World War.
Answer: see today's programme!
Join host Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.
Producer LESUE MITCHELL BBC Scotland


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

: Behind the Headlines

Today Jeremy Paxman meets journalists, newsmakers and those who would like to be in the news to comment on developments at home and abroad.
Series producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Jill Dawson
Producer: Charles Miller

: Call of the Wild

FILM Starring
The exciting and moving story of Buck, a magnificent alsatian dog stolen from his
Californian home, shipped to the snowy wastes of Alaska and sold for use as a sled dog. This screen adaptation of Jack London's famous tale follows the hardships and adventures of Buck and his master, John Thornton, during the harsh and often brutal times of the Yukon gold rush.
FILMS: page 18


Based on the novel by: Jack London
Producer: Harry Alan Towers
Director: Ken Annakin
Thornton: Charlton Heston
Calliope: Michelle Mercier
Pete: Raimund Harmstorf
Black Burton: George Eastman
Mercedes: Maria Rohm
Seze: Juan Luis Galiardo
Taglish Charlie: Sancho Gracia
Charles: Freidhelm Lehmann
Hal: Horst Heuck

: DEF II: Snub TV

On Snub tonight, filmed live, Big Audio Dynamite Show off their funk crossover mix. And left-field experimentalism from Biting Tongues and Renegade Soundwave, new psychedelia from Boston's Galaxie 500, rising Manchester rapper MC Buzz B and the Euro-American fusions of Kid Congo.


Produced and edited by: Brenda Kelly
Produced and edited b: Peter Fowler

: DEF II: A-Z of Belief: Communism

Is Communism redundant? One of the many questions put to Mary Browning by six young people in a warehouse in Belfast. Simon Booth from Working Week talks about his idea of Communism.
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mary Browning
Producer: Jackie Hamilton
Executive Producer: Bill Hilary

: Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

2: Shap Abbey to Keld
The 35 miles to Keld couldn't be more of a contrast with the Lake District, but Eric Robson discovers that, in AW's company, they're walking through more than 2,000 years of history. In doing so, they cross the Pennine watershed to enter Swaledale - first visited by Wainwright more than 50 years ago, and still his favourite Yorkshire dale.
Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK Producer RICHARD ELSE


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Horizon: Food Irradiation: Would You Buy It?

For most people the simple answer would be 'no'.
Opposition is vocal and effective. There is little support from trade or industry, yet in its Food Safety Bill, the Government proposes to permit this contentious treatment. What is irradiation? What does it do to food? Will it protect us from food poisoning or merely introduce new and as yet unknown dangers? Does it destroy essential nutrients, and if so, how does this compare with other things we do to food? Can the process be detected or adequately controlled? How much do we really know about its safety?
Written and produced by ALEC NISBETT
TRANSCRIPT: send a cheque for £1.75, payable to BSS, to: 'Horizon' [address removed].


Produced By: Alec Nisbett
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: American Tales: Tender Mercies

When Mac Sledge, a once famous singer-songwriter, wakes up one morning in a small Texas town, he finds himself with a massive hangover and no money. Rosa Lee , the attractive owner, allows him to work out his debt and gradually Mac begins to rebuild his life....
Screenplay by HORTON FOOTE Produced by PHILIP s HOBEL
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 18


Unknown: Rosa Lee
Unknown: Horton Foote
Directed By: Bruce Beresford
Directed By: Barry Norman
Mac Sledge: Robert Duvall
Rosa Lee: Tess Harper
Sonny: Allan Hubbard
Dixie: Betty Buckley
Sue Anne: Ellen Barkin
Harry: Wilford Brimley

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

A special report profiling
French designer and architect Phillippe Starck.
Produced and directed by GINA AND JEREMY NEWSON
A Freelance Film Partners production


Unknown: Phillippe Starck.
Unknown: Jeremy Newson

: Weatherview

: Behind the Headlines

(Shoum at 4.30pm)

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