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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

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

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)
0 BOOKLET: send A5 sae with 27p stamp to: [address removed].

: Inset

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)

: Standard Grade Geography

Running Water. The use and abuse of a great natural resource from source to sea. (R)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Panic on the lake. (R)


Unknown: Badger Girl.

: Around Scotland

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)


Unknown: John Carmichael

: Into Music

Performance. The children begin to put together a composition called Calypso Crazy ready for their Christmas concert. (R)

: Watch

The Elements, Fire (R)

: Wondermaths

Programme 9. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
9: Young people from Nordfriesland talk about their lives in the countryside. (R)

: Let's See

Festivals. Christmas Magic (R)

: Techno

9: Presenter Dilly Bellingham tries out a robotic fashion mannequin in Tokyo and visits pneumatic rock stars in London. (R)


Presenter: Dilly Bellingham

: Scene

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


Producer: Cassie Braban

: Language File

The differences between everyday language and language on television - in documentary, soap, sitcom, news and commercials. (R)

: Postman Pat

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)


Unknown: Peter Fogg
Unknown: Alf Thompson

: Walrus

In No Time. Episode 4. With subtitles for hearing-impaired children. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
I'm Going on a Dragon Hunt (R)

: Sport on Friday

Cricket: First Test
The start of England's bid to regain the Ashes. Brief highlights of the first day's play from Brisbane.
0 SPORT: page 16
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.
Motor Sport
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
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Neil Thomas.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Commentary By: Tiff Needell.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Catchword

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.


Unknown: Lesley Vipers.
Presented By: Paul Coia.

: Food and Drink

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.
* FOOD: page 28


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

: Alvarez Kelly

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.
Director Edward Dmytryk 0 FILMS: pages 43-47


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Alvarez Kelly
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Alvarez Kelly: William Holden
Col Tom Rossiter: Richard Widmark
Liz: Janice Rule
Major Stedman: Patrick O'Neal
Charity Warwick: Victoria Shaw
Hatcher: , Richard Rust

: Cricket: First Test

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
• SPORT: page 16


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Introduces: Richie Benaud

: What the Papers Say

Peter Miller of The European looks back at the events of the week as reported in the national press. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Peter Miller

: Public Eye

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


Unknown: Ian Breach
Producer: Geoff Griffiths
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

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
Details on Ceefax page 619
* TRAVEL: page 23


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

: 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 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


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

: Pears on a Willow Tree

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)


Director: Witold Starecki
Producer: Andrew Coggins

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: New West

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


Unknown: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unknown: Katy Moffatt
Unknown: Kimmie Rhodes.
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Tracey Madeod

: Behind the Headlines

Friday's presenter Sandi Toksvig and her regular guest Mark Lawson of The Independent meet the people behind the showbiz news.


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Lawson

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