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: News

Throughout Deaf Awareness Week, the morning news broadcast has
British Sign Language interpretation. With John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two The Big E

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Chris Baines visits an organic farm in Somerset. (R)


Unknown: Chris Baines

: Watch

Making a TV programme. (R)

: A Life of Our Own

Fifth of seven programmes for people with learning difficulties. (R)

: MI 10

Mathematical investigations. In
Proportion, followed by Scale Up. (R)

: Storytime

Nobody Likes My Spider. (R)

: Music Time

Mystery Sounds.

: Words into Action

Faith. Simon Mayo presents an introduction to the Christian faith for teenagers. (R)


Unknown: Simon Mayo

: Zig Zag

Water: Back to the Future.

: Thinkabout Science

Our Pond. A science drama. Nan
(Patsy Byrne ) visits a pond that has become a rubbish dump.


Unknown: Patsy Byrne

: Techno

Dilly Bellingham visits Tokyo. (R)

: Geography Casebook

Energy 2000. Is burning coal a long-term alternative? (R)

: History File

British social history. Medicine through time. (R)

: Lifeschool

Money and Values. (R)

: Science in Action

A look at the earth's closest star. (R)

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon with the voices of George Layton and John Telfer. (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer.

: Landmarks

Earthwatch: The Air We Breathe.
Children from Bristol and Sweden find that air pollution knows no boundaries.
Producer Peter M Evans


Producer: Peter M Evans

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
Nobody Likes My Spider. (R)

: Songs of Praise

From Taize in Burgundy.

: Behind the Screen

A taste of what's to come in a new series of Food and Drink which returns tomorrow at 8.30pm on BBC2. Producer Catherine Elliott-Kemp


Producer: Catherine Elliott-Kemp

: News Weather followed by The Home Front

A series of films which explore the problems of housing.
1: The Trouble with Housing
Patrick Nuttgens looks at the situation in Newcastle, Manchester and on the banks of the Thames. Producer Mark Rowland (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Producer: Mark Rowland

: Holiday Outings

Bill Buckley takes a weekend city break to Copenhagen in Denmark. Series producer Patricia Houlihan (R)
0 TRAVEL: page 94


Unknown: Bill Buckley

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall with Moira Anderson and Ian Ogilvy , and Frank Muir with Jan Leeming and Jeffrey Archer. Referee: Robert Robinson. Director/Producer Paul Ciani (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Moira Anderson
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Fighting Talk

Lord Gifford, QC, believes that the rich get justice but the poor only get the law. He talks to Anne Kelleher.
Series producer Jenny Cowan


Unknown: Anne Kelleher.
Producer: Jenny Cowan

: The Historyman

Highwaymen. Bryan McNerney retraces the path of the Culworth highwaymen.
Producer George Milner-Smith (R)


Unknown: Bryan McNerney
Producer: George Milner-Smith

: Ten Days in Paris

Starring Rex Harrison, Karen Verne

Bob Stevens regains consciousness in a Paris nursing home unable to recall the previous ten days. A note in his pocket from a girl signed 'D' is the only clue to his movements.
Films: pages 29-34


Director: Tim Whelan
Bob Stevens: Rex Harrison
Diane de Guermantes: Karen Verne
General de Guermantes: C.V. France
Lanson: Leo Genn
Denise: Joan Marion

: DEF II Dance Energy

Normski presents the fast-moving dance show.
Producer Jaswinder Bancil
An Activate production for BBCtv
('Dance Energy Update' Wednesday at 6.50pm)
7.05pm New Attitude
An American comedy series about a beauty shop.
Starring Sheryl Lee Ralph Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
The St James girls are threatened with a huge lawsuit by a lady whose hair turns green.


Producer: Jaswinder Bancil
Unknown: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Unknown: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Vicky St James: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Yvonne St James: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Lamarr: Morris Day

: Open Space

The series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
Knowing the Worst. Shirl Mahy founded 'Aftermath' for the support of the other victims of violent crime
- the families of murderers, rapists and other serious offenders. 'It's difficult to put into words the devastation that serious crime brings to a family - you look at your husband and say "He's a rapist's father, I'm a rapist's mother". The world you know has gone in one fell swoop.'
Producer Michael MacCormack
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea 0 SUPPORT GROUP: write to [address removed]or telephone 0[number removed].
0 PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS: write to 'Open Space'. BBCtv, London W12 7RJ. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Shirl Mahy
Producer: Michael MacCormacK
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Abroad in Britain

Dedicated to the proposition that the exotic begins at home. Severn Heaven. West of the Black
Country, where the fields are green, is an architectural wonderland created between the wars by working people for themselves. With Jonathan Meades. Producer David Turnbull
Executive producer Clare Paterson W FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Jonathan Meades.
Producer: David Turnbull
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Nature

Reports from around the world on environmental issues.
For God's Sake? Traditionally many religions have viewed the world as a resource for humans to exploit for their own ends. But in his capacity as International President of the World Wide Fund for Nature, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh is encouraging the faiths to reassess their relationship with the environment and to begin preaching the virtues of conservation.
Michael Buerk interviews Prince
Philip and reports from Thailand, the Vatican and Mexico City, where the churches' new 'green' credentials face their stiffest tests. Producer Grant Mansfield Series editor Jeremy Evans
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Editor: Jeremy Evans

: Doing Life

First showing on network television. Starring
Tony Danza , John De Vries Inside a New York maximum security prison a condemned man risks his life to find a way out - through the study of law - and becomes the world's first convict-attorney. Based on the true story of Jerry Rosenberg , a convicted murderer.
Director Gene Reynolds 0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Tony Danza
Unknown: Jerry Rosenberg
Jerry Rosenberg: Tony Danza
Warden Henry Felber: John de Vries
Lou Rosenberg: Alvin Epstein
Judge Samuel Leibowitz: Mitchell Jason
Rose Ann Rosenberg: Lisa Langlois
Anthony Portelli: Rocco Sisto

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

Features and news from the world of the arts and the media. Executive producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

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