A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.
Some programmes may be unsuitable for the very young.
This week June Whitfield discovers that dancing is an ideal way for all ages to stay healthy. (R)
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RE in the Secondary School. A visit to several schools in the north west of England to took at contrasting styles of Religious Education teaching at secondary level. (R)
Running Water. The use and abuse of a great natural resource from source to sea. (R)
Badger Girl. Panic on the lake. (R)
New Town. John Carmichael visits the Aird family in East Kilbride to find out what it's like to live in a new town. (R)
Performance. The children begin to put together a composition called Calypso Crazy ready for their Christmas concert. (R)
A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
9: Young people from Nordfriesland talk about their lives in the countryside. (R)
Festivals. Christmas Magic (R)
9: Presenter Dilly Bellingham tries out a robotic fashion mannequin in Tokyo and visits pneumatic rock stars in London. (R)
Proud to be Muslim. Muslim teenagers from Bradford schools, including pupils at one of the country's few private Muslim schools, air their views on education, religion and racism. Producer Cassie Braban
The differences between everyday language and language on television - in documentary, soap, sitcom, news and commercials. (R)
Animation. Pat has an urgent parcel to get to Hill Top Farm but the farm's cut off by snow drifts. Peter Fogg can only clear some of the way with his snow plough; then Alf Thompson comes up with an unusual way to deliver the post. (R)
In No Time. Episode 4. With subtitles for hearing-impaired children. (R)
Weather followed by Words and Pictures
I'm Going on a Dragon Hunt (R)
Cricket: First Test
The start of England's bid to regain the Ashes. Brief highlights of the first day's play from Brisbane.
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The pick of the apparatus finals from the recent World Cup in Brussels in which Britain was represented for the first time, by European bronze medallist Neil Thomas. With commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
The final deciding round of the Wurth Multisports Championships, for 1600cc sports cars, from
Brands Hatch, with commentary by Tiff Needell. Also Steve Rider looks forward to the Lombard RAC Rally which starts on Sunday. 0 MOTORING: page 26
And there's a review of the week's FA Cup football and latest news from home and abroad.
Introduced by Helen Rollason. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Dave Gordon
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Anagram: Lesley Vipers. Clue: male singer.
Answer in today's programme.
Three philologists challenge Bryan the computer in the popular word game presented by Paul Coia.
An American professor explains why our general idea of food risks is completely wrong. There's a recipe for roast lamb, and two teenage vegetarians discover their ideal diet. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
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William Holden , Richard Widmark 1864: during the American Civil War a herd of cattle owned by rancher Alvarez Kelly becomes the centre of attention. While Kelly is selling it to the Union Army,
Colonel Rossiter of the Rebels is planning to steal it, and he needs an expert cattleman to do it.
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Australia v England from Brisbane. On its last tour of Australia four years ago, England made a winning start at Brisbane aided by a classic Ian Botham century. How will
Graham Gooch 's men fare as they begin their quest to regain the Ashes? Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play. Television presentation Channel 9 Australia
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Peter Miller of The European looks back at the events of the week as reported in the national press. A Granada production for BBCtv
Nuclear Reprocessing - a Rod for Our Own Back? Sellafield is one of the few growth areas in the nuclear world. A new reprocessing plant is being constructed to handle spent fuel rods carried there by rail and sea from domestic and foreign nuclear reactors. Public Eye examines the risks involved in reprocessing and asks whether long-term storage would be a cheaper and safer solution.
Ian Breach reports. Producer Geoff Griffiths Editor Nigel Chapman
Malta and Gozo. A detailed look at the Maltese islands in the southern
Mediterranean. Where are the best sandy beaches? Which resort feels most like Britain? And which of the islands offers most to holiday-makers? Presented by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thomas. Studio director Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
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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 Mrs Betty Teal of Preston in Lancashire had better be watching the show tonight or she will suffer the consequences of 'Blackmail'. Also the Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things. Producer Ian MacNaughton (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
The first of a two-part documentary about present-day Poland. As Poles prepare to vote in this weekend's presidential election,
Pears on a Willow Tree reveals the emotional and psychological turmoil caused by Poland's search for a democratic alternative to communism. Returning to his native country for the first time since 1985, Polish director Witold Starecki constructs an uncompromising portrait of a nation undergoing immense political and social upheaval. In the first programme, Starecki explores the legacy of disillusionment and fear created by the collapse of Poland's Communist Party. The past is dead. No one understands the future. Producer Andrew Coggins
A Low Flying Pictures production for BBCtv (Part 2 tomorrow)
Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Last in the series.
The best women in new country, with the poetic lyrics of Mary Chapin Carpenter , the rock-a-billy raunch of Katy Moffatt , and the Texas swing of Kimmie Rhodes.
Producers Mark Cooper and Tracey Madeod
Friday's presenter Sandi Toksvig and her regular guest Mark Lawson of The Independent meet the people behind the showbiz news.