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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: My School

Failing rolls have forced many village schools to close, and now the new National Curriculum is threatening their existence. Cathy Burnett reports. Producer John Coleman


Unknown: Cathy Burnett
Producer: John Coleman

: Look, Stranger

Silver in the City. Encouraged by silversmith Michael Murray , men and women in their 80s learned a craft for the first time. His workshop was in the village of Clerkenwell, where craftsmen have worked since the Great Fire of London.
Producer Andree Molyneux
Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy (R)


Unknown: Michael Murray
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: The Way I Went

The Hills of Tyrone. Tom McDevitte visits Strabane, Gortin, Plumbridge and the rolling hillsides of Tyrone. Producer Tony McAuley


Unknown: Tom McDevitte
Producer: Tony McAuley

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
India, under
captain Mohammad Azharuddin , are playing a series of three Test matches against England for the Cornhill Insurance Test Series. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play on the first day of the first Test from Lord's. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott and Sunil Gavaskar.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Captain Mohammad Azharuddin
Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Past and Present Preserved

National Museum 'Zuiderzeemuseum'
This impressive open-air museum illustrates how the people around the Zuiderzee in the Netherlands used to live and work.
Director/Producer Willy Lindwer
A Radio Netherlands Television production

: Mr Benn

Cartoon story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage from Lord's.
(Coverage continues at 3.00pm on BBC1)
Including at
2.00pm News and Weather

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Live coverage of today's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Vivian White with commentary by Brian Curtois.
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Further live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play from Lord's.

: Royal Welsh Polo Classic

The reintroduction of polo at
Cardiff sees HRH the Prince of Wales's team opposed by Levitt's, which includes HRH Prince
Abdulah of Malaysia.
Introduced by Alan Wilkins. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward . Producer Brian Rogers


Introduced By: Alan Wilkins.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Producer: Brian Rogers

: Oh, Sweet Mystery of Rock

Where Are You Hiding?
Ray Gosling pays homage to
Bill Haley 's Comets. Now middle-aged, they can still attract ageing teddy boys from all over Europe to a holiday camp in Somerset.
Producers Steve Poole and David Pritchard


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Bill Haley
Producers: Steve Poole
Producers: David Pritchard

: Business Matters

The Giving Business. The second part of a special report by Martyn Lewis that examines the emerging mood of professionalism in Britain's charities. When we give money to charity, we don't like it being wasted on 'administration and overheads'. But is that really a sensible view? The Samaritans, the NSPCC and the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands) explain how they approach the delicate subject of charity overheads.
Producer Hendrik Ball
0 BOOKLET: send a £3 cheque (made payable to 'Business Matters - The Giving Business') to [address removed].
0 MONEY: page 83
0 HEALTH: page 83


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Hendrik Ball

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

A comedy series from the USA starring Dabney Coleman
The return of the colourful sports writer with a nose for more than just news. Slap's emotional turmoil increases when Judy returns to the office wearing a huge engagement ring and Annie asks him not to come round any more.


Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Slap: Dabney Coleman
Nelson: Brian Smiar
Annie: Susan Anspach

: On the Line

Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs present the major issues in sport. Today: a look at the lack of sporting opportunities for Asian sportswomen and an investigation into the lucrative trend of retiring top racing horses to stud. Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

The weekly magazine with essential holiday information. Tonight's resort report is on Lido di Jesolo on j the Venetian Riviera. Basic facts, best and worst points and what it's actually like for a holiday.
The UK Mini-Guide takes a look at the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. Plus last-minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and vital weather facts. Presented by Penny Junor with Andy Crane , Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. 0 INFORMATION LINE: [number removed].
W TRAVEL: page 78


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Under the Sun

Last in the series.
Dust and Ashes. The pilgrimage to Kumbh Mela every 12 years is the largest gathering of people in the world. In February 1989, 15 million people came to the holiest place in India where two great rivers meet. By the end, 38,000 people were reported missing and 252 never found their way home. A Hindu pontiff, a rupee billionaire pilgrim and a man who organised the great event talk about the experience of the decade when holy men, mystics and living saints gather to take a holy bath. I Producer Michael Yorke
Series editor Chris Curling (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Kumbh Mela
Producer: Michael Yorke

: 10 x 10

Last in a series of short films by new directors.
Pase Adelante. A richly textured film without words recording the impressions of a young British cinematographer during a solitary journey through Guatemala. Vibrant colours and a constant whiff of violence characterise this portrait of an ancient way of life under pressure from the commercial forces of the modern world. Director Adrian Moat
Series producer Colin Rose


Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the background to the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play from Lord's.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University on Saturday and Sunday.

: Open University: All Down History

A look at the prejudices surrounding Down's Syndrome.

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