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: Daytime on Two France Francais

Estelle. (R)

: Thinkabout Science

A science drama series for 5- to 6-year-olds. Me and My Budgie Starring Patsy Byrne
Bert the budgie is ill, so Tess and Steve have to find out why.
Producers Pat Farrington and Diane Morgan (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Producers: Pat Farrington
Nan: Patsy Byrne
Steve Taylor: Benjamin Rennis
Tess Harris: Lily Malin
Andrew Harris: Jackson Kyle

: You and Me

Miscellany series for young children, You Can't Do That Here Michael is embarrassed by Spike and Cosmo when he takes them out for tea. Presented by Michael Snelders. With Frances Kay and Richard Coombs. (Repealed at 1.00pm)


Presented By: Michael Snelders.
Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Richard Coombs.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. The Monster Rock Show. What is the connection between a dinosaur and a giant toilet roll? And how about lava and icing sugar? (R)
0 DINOSAUR COMPETITION: write to Make a Plasticine Dinosaur Competition, [address removed]

: Around Scotland

Living the fishing. The Salmon.

: Words and Pictures

It's Not Fair!

: English Time

Handles (2). (R)

: Inset

Technology 5-11. Help for teachers of infant and junior children with this new wide-ranging subject. (R)

: Science in Action

Including instant photosynthesis. (R)

: Lifeschool

Equal Opportunities. A Woman's Work? Are our attitudes to job-stereotyping changing? (R)

: Electric Avenue

A series of ten programmes about computers in society, with Fred Harris.
4: What Next. Electronic tills. (R)


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: The Adventures of Spot

An animation narrated by Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside?

With Floella Benjamin. Today's story is Geeta's Clever Family by Peter Bonnici. (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin.
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.

: Zig Zag

Water. Sheelagh Gilbey visits
Dunwich, Suffolk, to discover how a town can be washed away, while Paul Coia finds out about canals. Director Chris Ellis. Producer Roland Tongue An Open Mind production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Paul Coia
Director: Chris Ellis.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me.
You Can Do That Here. (R)

: Conservative Party Conference

Debates on home affairs, education and social services. Presented by Donald MacCormick , Vivian White and Ian Smith.
Including at


Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Ian Smith.

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Featuring Robocop 2 and Nikita, a French thriller.

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honour

Starring Patrick Stewart
The adventures of the new USS Enterprise and its crew.
Stardate 41234.25: the Enterprise travels to Ligon II to acquire a rare vaccine to combat a plague on the planet Styris IV.
FEATURE: page 12


Capt Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Cdr William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Geordi La Forge: LeVar Burton
Lt Tasha Yar: Denise Crosby
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis

: DEF II Best Bites

The best of student animation by previous First Bite Awards winners.

: Extra

A European magazine programme co-produced by partners in France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden and the UK covering topics as diverse as sport, magic and religion.
Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Conference Talk

Jonathan Dimbleby asks
Environment Secretary the Rt Hon Chris Patten , MP, what the Tories' Green agenda is. and Home Secretary the Rt Hon David Waddington , MP, what changes are needed in the prison and police services.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Waddington

: Bookmark

The End. Somerset Maugham,
Thomas Hardy and Philip Larkin tried to direct in their wills that their biographies should be not be published and that all unpublished manuscripts and letters should be destroyed. Bookmark looks at the attempts made by writers to rule from beyond the grave with the help of authors Kingsley Amis and Mary Wesley.
Producer Daisy Goodwin
Executive producer Nigel Williams


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Mary Wesley.
Producer: Daisy Goodwin
Producer: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

Your Retention, Please. Klinger arouses concern when he falls into a deep depression after receiving a letter from his former wife.
Meanwhile the doctors are suprised to learn that their most talented corpsman is also the most unhappy.


Hawkeye: Alan Aida
BJ: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Winchester: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Father Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Portrait of a Marriage: 4

Screenplay by Penelope Mortimer
from the book by Nigel Nicolson, son of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.
Last in a four-part drama serial.
Starring Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison
Vita and Violet run away to France, pursued by Harold and Denys, and the quartet confront each other in a small provincial hotel. The final decision is made.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: Nigel Nicolson
Screenplay: Penelope Mortimer
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: Stephen Whtttaker
Vita Sackville-West: Janet McTeer
Violet Trefusis: Cathryn Harrison
Harold Nicolson: David Haig
Ben Nicolson: Christopher Walker
Denys Trefusis: Peter Birch
Mrs Milligan: Madelaine Newton
Purser: Mark Griffith
Doctor: Claude Le Sache
Concierge: Yves Aubert
Lady Sackville: Diana Fairfax
Lady Camock: Kathleen Byron

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate from a personal standpoint.

: A Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

Peter Snow in London and Jeremy Paxman at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth present the main stories of the day.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The nightly magazine programme, with features and reports on events in the arts world.

: Weatherview

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