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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC Parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Seventeen

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
New freedoms, new responsibilities. Featuring life in a London hostel, a student landlord, a lodger, residential sixth-form college and flat-sharing in Newcastle. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
5: Teenagers in Hamburg talk about what they do in their free time. (R)

: Let's See

Getting Around by Boat.
Jan Batchelor looks at how the Scots have travelled across water, both in the past and the present. (R)


Unknown: Jan Batchelor

: You and Me

Miscellany for young children.
Say What You Feel. Annette Badland and Baxter find it difficult to console Spike. Children learn how to play percussion. Today's song is Mama Don't Low. With Simon Buckley and Richard Coombs. Producers Julie Callanan and Cas Lester


Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Simon Buckley
Unknown: Richard Coombs.
Producers: Julie Callanan
Producers: Cas Lester

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Lost on the Moor. (R)

: Study Skills

Look It Up and Memory Bank. (R)

: Watch

Health Education. How our bodies take care of us and how we avoid being hurt in the first place. (R)

: The Global

The Greenhouse Effect. (R)

: Science Challenge

A series for 7- to 9-year-olds. 3: Everything in the Garden. (R)

: Into Music

Change. (R)

: Investigating Science

Measurements in science. (R) [Repeated on Thursday at 11.10am)

: Science Topics

Catalysis. 'No catalysts, then no chemistry, then no life.' (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 5: Shopping. (R)
● SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, same title. £8.99; two cassettes. £9.99, from retailers
* INFORMATION: a guide to finding a language class is available, in return for a large 38p sae. from [address removed]


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

Green Claws and Iris keep fit. (R)

: Outlook

Churches and Chapels.
Myfanwy Talog looks at Welsh buildings. (R)


Unknown: Myfanwy Talog

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Say What You Feel (R)

: Six Faces of Royalty

Elizabeth /. MasA or Reality.
Sir Roy Strong , as Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , looks for clues to the personality of some English sovereigns. Director Julia Matheson
Producer Derek Trimby (R)
(Charles Ion Thursday at 2 15pm)


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Albert Museum
Director: Julia Matheson
Producer: Derek Trimby

: Holiday Outings

Seville. Bill Buckley reports on a weekend break to Seville, Spain. Series producer Patricia Houlihan (R) (Greenwich on Thursday at ? 30pm)

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for the deaf. (Shown on Sunday at 12.05pm on BBC

: 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.
Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall with Jancis Robinson and Mike Read , and Frank Muir with Jane Glover and Spike Milligan.
Refereed by Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Spike Milligan.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Fighting Talk

Are we asking the police to do an impossible job? Sir John Woodcock , HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, talks to Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: Sir John Woodcock
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

: Advice Shop

The programme for consumers of welfare and public services.
The Poll Tax. Whatever happened to the poll tax? Who's paying it? How much are they paying and what's it going to be spent on? A report from Wandsworth, Swansea and Wigan on 'a day in the life of the poll tax'. Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: send an A5 17p sae to [address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

A visit to the Marchioness of Salisbury's Elizabethan knot garden at Hatfield House inspires
Geoff Hamilton to plant a parterre. It combines the aroma of herbs with a stunning geometric design that would be a talking point in any garden.
● GARDENING: page 101


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Across the Bridge

Starring Rod Steiger
In flight from both Scotland Yard and the FBI, international financier and swindler Carl Schaffner, en route to Mexico, meets a man who shares a remarkable physical resemblance. Drugging him, Schaffner assumes his identity only to discover, after crossing the border, that his victim was both a wanted political assassin and a local folk hero.
Films: pages 37-42


Based on a story by: Graham Greene
Director: Ken Annakin
Carl Schaffner: Rod Steiger
Johnny: David Knight
Mary: Marla Landi
Chief of police: Noel Willman
Chief Insp Hadden: Bernard Lee
Paul Scarff: Bill Nagy
Police sergeant: Eric Pohlmann
Cooper: Alan Gifford

: Assignment

The new foreign affairs programme reports from around the globe, bringing today the stories that could well dominate the news tomorrow.
The Ukraine. Controversial historian Professor Norman Stone reports from the Ukraine. Once independent, now part of the Soviet Union, the Ukraine struggles for freedom. If it succeeds, the Soviet empire would fall apart. Producer Brian Barr Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Professor Norman Stone
Producer: Brian Barr
Editor: John Morrison

: Rita Rudner

The last in the series from the American comedienne.
Her special guest is Ade Edmondson
Rita's visa expires and she has to go home; and Ade makes an appeal. With Martin Bergman , Ian Burford , Liz Edmiston , Louise Gold ,
Philip Lowrie , Robert Meadmore , Lill Roughley , Corinne Russell , Michael Fenton Stevens and Sally Ann Triplett.
Director, Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Ade Edmondson
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Ian Burford
Unknown: Liz Edmiston
Unknown: Louise Gold
Unknown: Philip Lowrie
Unknown: Robert Meadmore
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Corinne Russell
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Sally Ann Triplett.
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Twin Peaks: 1

The feature-length opening episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's acclaimed television series. An offbeat murder-mystery drama about a small town where anyone would want to be.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean
"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic." The body of Laura Palmer, a beautiful teenage girl, is found by the shoreline in the small lumber town of Twin Peaks, shattering the tranquillity and revealing a host of dark and twisted secrets involving drugs, illicit love, Norwegian property developers, Douglas firs and cherry pie.


Writer: Mark Frost
Writer: David Lynch
Director: David Lynch
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Horne: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward Lara: Flynn Boyle
Audrey Horne: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Lipton
James Hurley: James Marshall
Ed Hurley: Everett McGill
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Sarah Palmer: Grace Zabriskie
Lawrence Jacoby: Russ Tamblyn
Laura Palmer: Sheryl Lee
Leo Johnson: Eric Da Re
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: Michael Horse
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Major Briggs: Don Davis
Nadine Hurley: Wendy Robie

: Newsnight

Francine Stock with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Francine Stock

: The Late Show

The nightly arts and media programme, with discussion, news and features.

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

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