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: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two It Doesn't Have to Hurt!

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
This week June Whitfield discovers that getting fit doesn't have to be a horror story - in fact, using the stairs instead of the lift could be all most of us need to be healthy. (R)
0 BOOKLET: send A5 sae with 27p stamp to [address removed]

: Inset

Collective worship in schools. (R)

: Standard Grade Geography

A window on Scotland. Kelso. (R)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Finding the ponies. (R)


Unknown: Badger Girl.

: Around Scotland

Town Living. Looking for the past in the present - a boy newly-arrived in Aberdeen explores the city. (R)

: Into Music

The Caribbean. Children start preparing their music to celebrate Christmas. (R)

: Watch

The Elements. Water. (R)

: Wondermaths

Programme 8. (R)

: Lernexpress

The easiest way to get to, and around, Hamburg. (R)

: Let's See

Festivals. New Year. (R)

: Techno

Energy. Mat Irvine and Dilly
Bellingham show how to make and fly your own solid fuel rocket. (R)

: Scene

Bandit Disease. Self-confessed compulsive gamblers describe how their addiction to fruit machines has affected and often destroyed years of their lives. (R)

: Language File

Writing: is it a boring, lonely task? Or can you use it to communicate ideas, entertain people, or even get a skateboard park built? (R)

: Postman Pat

Cartoon. Pat has a difficult day. (R)

: Walrus

In No Time. Episode 3. With in-vision subtitles for hearing-impaired children. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Meanwhile....Back at the Ranch.
Presenter Stuart Bradley and Nutmeg the cat are made honorary sheriffs for the day in Silver City. (R)


Presenter: Stuart Bradley

: Sport on Friday Racing from Ascot

2.40 Racecall Ascot Hurdle
Race (2 Vim)
3.10 Hurst Park Novices'
Steeplechase (2m)
3.40 Lion Gate Handicap Hurdle (3m)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Six finals this afternoon of the TSB National Winter Championships from Coventry with places in the British World Championships team in Perth, Australia at stake.
Commentary by Hamilton Bland and Andy Jameson.
Introduced by Helen Rollason. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Dave Gordon
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Commentary By: Hamilton Bland
Commentary By: Andy Jameson.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall with Sheila Steafel and Stephen Fry , and Frank Muir with Elaine Paige and Lord Havers. Referee: Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Behind the Headlines

Presented by Sandi Toksvig with her regular guest Mark Lawson of The Independent.


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
0 MAGAZINE: 'Good Food' £1.00, from newsagents.
* FOOD: page 31


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.

: Top Gear

Chris Goffey tests the new VW
Caravelle and Toyota Previa. With William Woollard and Tony Mason.
0 MOTORING: page 34


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tony Mason.

: Ivanhoe

Robert Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Richard the Lionheart is being held captive in Austria but his brother Prince John refuses to pay the ransom. Ivanhoe, loyal to Richard, enlists the aid of Isaac of York and his beautiful daughter Rebecca to help raise the money but John will go to any lengths to ensure that he does not succeed.
Director Richard Thorpe
* FILMS: pages 51-56


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Director: Richard Thorpe
Ivanhoe: Robert Taylor
Rebecca: Elizabeth Taylor
Rowena: Joan Fontaine
Isaac: Felix Aylmer
DeBois-Guilbert: George Sanders
Wamba: Emlyn Williams
Sir Hugh De Bracy: Robert Douglas
Cedric: Finlay Currie
Clerk of Copmanhurst: Sebastian Cabot
King Richard: Norman Wooland
Prince John: Guy Rolfe
Locksley: Harold Warrender

: What the Papers Say

Michael White of The Guardian looks back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael White

: Public Eye

Local Government - Where Costs
Come First? To keep next year's poll tax down, local authorities all over the country are cutting millions of pounds from their budgets. Hard decisions are being made as councils are forced to question exactly what their role and responsibilities are to local people. John Andrew reports from
Wandsworth - the pioneer of the low Community Charge - and asks what is the real cost of the drive to save money?
Producer Sarah-Jane Cohen Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: John Andrew
Producer: Sarah-Jane Cohen
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

Northern Coast of Spain. The Atlantic coastline around
Santander is a favourite holiday area with the Spanish, but little known to the British. The programme looks in detail at the major resorts, the local lifestyle and the nearby Picos de Europa, a high and wild mountain range.
Introduced by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes.
Studio director Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
* SCRIPT: £2.00, crossed cheques payable to the BBC. available from [address removed].
* TRAVEL: page 29


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

: Indelible Evidence

Last of the dramas of real cases where forensic science helps catch the criminals. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
Voice of Extortion. Christmas Eve in Sydney: the toy department of Woolworths is ripped apart by an explosion. A man's voice demands money over the phone. A policeman dresses up as the courier and is led to the end of the pier where he throws the money in the water. Can the police catch their fish? Director/Producer David Evans An ABC (Australia) production


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Producer: David Evans

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese Eric Idle , Terry Jones and Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam Every home should have a Wordsworth or a Tennyson - get one now from the East Midlands
Poet Board.
Producer Ian MacNaughton (R)


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Have I Got News for You?

A comedy quiz show hosted by Angus Deayton. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , abetted by this week's guests Tony Banks , MP and writer Germaine Greer , are challenged on the week's news. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Tony Banks
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: New West

The best of country harmony singing with the Desert Rose Band featuring Chris Hillman , the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Producers Mark Cooper and Tracey Macleod


Unknown: Chris Hillman
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Tracey MacLeod

: Je vous aime

First showing on network television. Starring
Catherine Deneuve
Jean-Louis Trintignant Gerard Depardieu
Director Claude Berri 's comedy about the merry-go-round of sexual relationships brings together an impressive star cast. Alice, an independent woman in her prime, has several complicated relationships behind her. She and her lovers and their children celebrate an unorthodox Christmas.
Screenplay by Claude Berri and Michel Grisolia (In French with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: pages 51-56


Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Director: Claude Berri
Unknown: Claude Berri
Unknown: Michel Grisolia
Alice: Catherine Deneuve
Julien: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Patrick: Gerard Depardieu
Simon: Serge Gainsbourg
Claude: Alain Souchon
Victor: Christian Marquand
Dorothee: Isabelle Lacamp
Jérôme: Igor Schlumberger

: The Singing Tortoise

This lively version of a traditional Togolese tale, rich in song and dance, was voted best African television programme at the 1987 Journées du cinema africain in Montreal. An unsuccessful hunter finds a singing tortoise but his unscrupulous father-in-law appropriates the tortoise to strengthen his bid for power.
With Ass Ayigah 's Dancers and the Troupe of the Togo National Theatre. Producer/Director Hantz Koffi (In French with English subtWes)


Unknown: Ass Ayigah
Director: Hantz Koffi
Nouglozé: Abalo Houngbedji
Porridge seller: Akoussa Akofa
Jester: Eklu Natey
Podogan: Kouvahe Anoumou

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