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: Open University

Drifting Continents

: News

: Westminster

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


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Inset

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Science (Secondary) (3)

: Standard Grade

The Elderly
What are elderly people's needs - and who should help meet them?
Producer Eleanor Aitken BBC Scotland


Producer: Eleanor Aitken

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
9: Can the police arrest Baz and Victor?

: Around Scotland

Simon's Challenge
2: Simon is the only witness to a robbery.

: Storytime

Today: Bertie and the Bear.

: Into Music

Music and Actions
Children compose music for the musical Lost and Found.

: Logo

The Logokids show
Timmy Mallett how easy it is to make changes. Computer bugs don't stand a chance. (R)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett

: Let's See

Moving Pictures
The second of two episodes.

: Diez Temas

Beginners' Spanish.

: Scene: Sweet Seventeen: 1

by Grazyna Monvid. A two-part story.
What is the reason for Bridget's strange behaviour when she suspects that her dad is coming home for her birthday after a year away?

CHILDLINE: phone [number removed]. All calls are free.


Writer: Grazyna Monvid.
Designer: Robert Foster
Producer/Director: Roger Tonge
Bridget: Anya Phillips
Debbie: Jenny Jay
Mother: Cherith Mellor
Father: Will Tacey
Andrew: Lyndon Davies
Lucy: Emma Bolton
Jamie: Andrew Laycock
Alan: Lyndon Lloyd

: Language File

Professional Boxers
The differences between everyday language and language on television - in documentaries, soaps, sitcoms, the news and commercials.
Narrated by Fred Harris. Producer Stisie Nott-Bower Series producer Paul Ashton


Unknown: Fred Harris.
Producer: Paul Ashton

: King Rollo

Narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


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

: Hugo, the Man of the Snows

Hugo decides that he would like to live in the mountains once again. Narrated by Christian Rodska. (R)


Unknown: Christian Rodska.

: Walrus

If You Were Me....
Lee falls in love with Miss
Morgan's puppy but his animal liberation campaign causes considerable grief. Writer Christopher Russell (R)


Unknown: Christopher Russell

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. When Dibs refuses to share his blue crayons, Cosmo has to resort to bargaining. (R)

: Weekend Outlook

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke. Snooker
The semi-final stage of the British Car Rental World Cup from Bournemouth -
Britain's premier international team event.
Commentators: Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. Cricket
The opening day's action of the Third Test - West Indies v England - from Trinidad. In the last five tests, England won in 68 and 74; the West Indies in 81 and twice in 86. Football
A look at how the semi-finalists in the European Cup competitions were decided midweek.
Studio director Mark Wilkin Producer Philip Bernie
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Director: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Philip Bernie

: Food and Drink

: Green Fire

Kelly Stewart Granger
Romantic adventurer
Rian Mitchell is poised to realise his ambitions when he discovers an emerald mine in Colombia. But to exploit it he threatens
Catherine Knowland 's adjacent coffee plantation and so, finally, he must choose between his love for her and his cherished dream of finding the 'Green Fire' emerald.
Screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts
Producer Armand Deutsch Director Andrew Marton
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Kelly Stewart Granger
Unknown: Rian Mitchell
Unknown: Catherine Knowland
Unknown: Ivan Goff
Unknown: Ben Roberts
Producer: Armand Deutsch
Director: Andrew Marton
Catherine Knowland: Grace Kelly
Rian X Mitchell: Stewart Granger
Vic Leonard: Paul Douglas
Donald Knowland: John Ericson
El More: Murvyn Vye
Manuel: Jose Torvay
Fr Ripero: Robert Tafur
Jose: Joe Dominiguez

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's events in print. This edition presented by Paul Foot of the Daily Mirror.


Presented By: Paul Foot

: Byways

A series of programmes exploring local history in the south and east.
4: 'A story of discovery' is how archaeologist Francis Pryor views Flag Fen, 'one of the most important
Bronze Age sites to be found this century in Europe'.
He stumbled across it in the Fens around Peterborough back in 1982. Since then, his team have uncovered a lake village that is 3,000 years old. Recently they have found swords, daggers, jewellery and bones.
Fascinating discoveries, but what does it all mean?
Series producer Denis Moriarty Producer David Mitchell
BBC South and East - Elstree
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Unknown: Francis Pryor
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: Public Eye

The Doctor's Dilemma -
Cash or Care?
In a week's time the new GP's contract comes into force. The
Government believe that it will improve patient care by introducing the disciplines of the market place to an area of the health service in need of vital reform. Most doctors disagree. They claim that the new system will change them from family doctors to local businessmen and that patients will suffer. Tonight's programme examines the changing face of the local GP and asks will the new contract force doctors to reduce the quality of their care?
Presented by Peter Taylor with Martin Bashir. Producer Phil Craig
Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Martin Bashir.
Producer: Phil Craig
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

This week there's advice on which flowers and plants to buy for Mothering Sunday. Also, a plant profile on the camellia and the second part of the alpine gardens guide. With Geoff Hamilton
Nigel Colbourn , Diane Kemp and Anne Swithinbank. Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
W GARDENING: page 94


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbourn
Unknown: Diane Kemp
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

By and with Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie
Recorded studio discussion, shockingly explicit gardening tips and a recorded interview make up a lively half hour of gratuitous politeness. Some surprises though, when special guest Ian Rush fails to turn up naked.
Production Roger Ordish and Nick Symons


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Ian Rush
Unknown: Roger Ordish
Unknown: Nick Symons

: Arena: Peggy and Her Playwrights

"The only reason I'm an agent is in order to be in touch with talent. It's the only thing that's interesting at all."
Now in her 80s, Peggy Ramsay is the most powerful and unconventional play agent in Britain. She started her agency in the mid-50s in a converted brothel in the West
End and has been responsible for the careers of over 70 writers including David Mercer, Robert Bolt, John Arden, David Rudkin, Edward Bond, Willy Russell and Joe Orton. Ramsay was played by Vanessa Redgrave in the Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears.
This film shows her working with playwrights David Hare, Caryl Churchill, Stephen Poliakoff and Christopher Hampton, follows her on an outing to the Barbican and taking a trip to Scarborough to visit Alan Ayckbourn.
Producer Rosemary Wilton
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch
FEATURE: page 11


Subject: Peggy Ramsay
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Rosemary Wilton
Series Editor: Anthony Wall
Series Editor: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories.
Reporters: David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel ,
Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , David Sells. Francine Stock ,
Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews Editor Tim Gardam


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

: Weatherview

: Jazz 625

The first in a series of programmes featuring major jazz artists including Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Big Joe Turner and Erroll Garner. This restored footage was originally shown in 1964, when BBC2 was first launched and transmitted on 625 lines. Tonight's programme is introduced by jazz fan Neneh Cherry and features Dizzy Gillespie.


Presenter: Neneh Cherry
Trumpeter: Dizzy Gillespie
Original material produced by: Terry Henebery
Series Producer: Sharon Ali

: International Snooker

David Icke introduces coverage of the second semi-final for the British
Car Rental World Cup from Bournemouth
International Centre.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Jack Karnehm , Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.
Summarisers: John Spencer and John Virgo.


Introduces: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo.

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