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: News

: Westminster

A round-up of business from the Lords and Commons, by the BBC's Parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Wondermaths

Programme 5.

: Out of the Doll's House

Breaking Free. The long and hard political battle for women to achieve equality.

: France Français

Répétons ...

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. What's the Problem? Cosmo (Frances Kay ) loses her temper with Spike
(Richard Coombs ). Presented by Isabelle Lucas.


Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Richard Coombs
Presented By: Isabelle Lucas.

: Questions

A series for 7- to 1 1 -year-olds. What is Believing?

: Study Skills

Look It Up and Memory Bank Two programmes to help lower-secondary pupils with presentation and organisation.

: Landmarks

Earthwatch: the water we use.

: Investigating Science

A look at the importance of measurements in science.

: MI10

A series of mathematical investigations.

: Geography Casebook

Fir Wars.

: The Global Environment

The Greenhouse Effect. An introduction to global warming and the possible consequences for the planet.

: Inset

Primary school teachers on the role of television in promoting learning.

: PC Pinkerton

Animation with the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker. (R)


Voices: Ian Lavender
Voices: Jessica Martin
Voices: Sam Kelly
Voices: David Shaw Parker

: Fireman Sam

Cartoon narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Music Time

The Beat. Clicks, taps, slaps and claps are used to make up rhythm patterns. Children from Pinner Park Middle School perform a rhythmic piece called Drummers Beat.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
What's the Problem? (R)

: Snooker

David Vine introduces the Rothmans Grand Prix from
Reading. Round 5 continues with matches on two tables over the best of nine frames, played out in a single session.


Introduces: David Vine

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other business from the Lords and Commons, presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Snooker

Further coverage of round 5 from Reading, where quarter-final positions are at stake. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Summarisers John Spencer ,
Ray Edmonds and Eddie Charlton.


Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Eddie Charlton.

: Floyd's American Pie

San Francisco. In the final instalment of Keith Floyd 's BBC maxi-break he cooks a cioppino - a kind of fish stew made with crabs, tomato sauce and wine. Floyd also samples the sparkling delights of Californian vineyards. Producer David Pritchard (R)


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: David Pritchard

: All That Heaven Allows

Starring Rock Hudson , Jane Wyman
Cary Scott is a wealthy New England widow who shuns company until she falls in love with a young gardener. But the difference in their age and social status shocks her friends and family, and gossip may soon become an obstacle to their love.
Director Douglas Sirk
* A TO Z OF FILMS: page 37


Director: Douglas Sirk
Cary Scott: Jane Wyman
Ron Kirby: Rock Hudson
Sara Warren: Agnes Moorehead
Harvey: Conrad Nagel
Alida: Virginia Grey
Kay: Gloria Talbott
Ned: William Reynolds
Mona Plash: Jacqueline de Wit
Mick: Charles Drake

: First Sight

Blight. Two years ago, British Rail published four possible routes through Kent for their high-speed link to the Channel Tunnel. Since that day, thousands of people have been living with 'blight'.
Michael Delahaye looks at one village, South Darenth, which
British Rail has said could be the worst affected. There, those two years have seen dramatic changes. Half the villagers have moved out, and the others feel imprisoned in homes they cannot sell. The irony is that the rail link may never pass anywhere near their homes. Producer Halina Kierkuc
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Halina Kierkuc
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Red Dwarf III ...the Saga Continuums: Polymorph

The cult comedy series written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

A genetic mutant gets loose aboard Red Dwarf and the nightmare begins. The crew are subjected to 24 hours of non-stop horror, in a gruesome, petrifying comedy blood-feast.
A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Genny: Frances Barber
Rimmer's mother: Kalli Greenwood
Young Rimmer: Simon Gaffney

: Top Gear

William Woollard presents the programme from the Motor
Industry Research Association in Warwickshire, used by many of the world's motor manufacturers to develop their new models.
Tiff Needell explores the different ways cars behave in emergency situations, Jeremy Clarkson tests the new model Ford Escort and Tony Mason joins former motorsport stars Paddy Hopkirk , Stirling Moss and Roger Clark on the 1990 Pirelli Classic Marathon. Producer Jon Bentley Editor Tom Ross
0 MOTORING: page 98


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Paddy Hopkirk
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: Roger Clark
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Rab C Nesbitt: Drink

A comedy series starring Scottish comedian Gregor Fisher
If your doctor told you that you'd be dead within a year unless you gave up drink, would you react the Rab C Nesbitt way, by going out and getting totally blootered? Written by Ian Pattison.


Writer: Ian Pattison.
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Doctor: David Troughton
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Graham: Norman Lovett
Counsellor: Laurie Ventry
Prim lady: Mary Riggans
Man in therapy group: Bruce Morton
Dougie: Charlie Sim
Voice of the pink elephant: Russell Hunter

: The Hand of Stalin

The last of three nightly programmes.
Kolyma was the infamous heart of the Gulag, Stalin's system of concentration camps. Hundreds of thousands of political prisoners were sent there to mine gold; tens of thousands died. For the first time prisoners recall the nightmare, while their guards look back with guilt and pride on their achievement - all set against the dramatic wilderness of the far north east of the Soviet Union.

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

More news and features from the arts and the media.
Executive producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Snooker

The Grand Prix from Reading, introduced by David Vine. The night's two matches decide the quarter-final line-up on day six of the televised stages of the tournament. The prospects are for a Jimmy White v Dennis Taylor clash on table one. The two met in the 1988 quarter-finals of this tournament and Taylor won 5-2.


Introduced By: David Vine.
Unknown: Dennis Taylor

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