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: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two: The Historyman: Dunwich

Bryan McNerney takes a look at the history of 'pillboxes'. (R)


Presenter: Bryan McNerney

: Daytime on Two: Together

In this television Christmas special, guest Roy Castle of Record Breakers helps to play a game of 'celebrity shoes'. (R)


Guest: Roy Castle

: Daytime on Two: Lernexpress: 10: In den Ferien

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German. (R)
(Repeated on Friday at 11.30 a.m.)

: Daytime on Two: Let's See: Festivals

A Christmas story.
(For details see Friday at 11.45 am)

: Daytime on Two: You and Me: Gary's Dog

A series for young children.
Dibs and Cosmo look for a box for Gary's dog, Tiny. (R)
(Repeated at 2.00pm)

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read: Badger Girl: Last episode

The children try to save the ponies. (R)
(Repeated on Friday at 10.00am)

: Daytime on Two: Topics

When things go missing, pupils in class 8E are all suspects.

Unfinished Business
'I don't care if I never see him again', says Andrew about his friend Michael.

(Repeated on Thursday at 10.35am)


Producer: Fiona Thompson
Producer: Marilyn Milgram

: Daytime on Two: Watch: The Elements

Movement of air. (R)
(Repeated on Friday at 11.00am)

: Daytime on Two: The Global Environment: Our Future World

A summary of the planet's environmental hazards.
An International Broadcasting Trust production for BBCtv
(Repeated on Thursday at 12.25pm)


Director: Edwina Vardey

: Daytime on Two: Science Challenge: 5: Piping Cold

A series for 7- to 9-year-olds. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Into Music: Performance

A Caribbean Christmas concert. (R)
(Repeated on Friday at 10.40am)

: Daytime on Two: Investigating Science

Forecasting weather, through science and folklore. (R)
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.20am)

: Daytime on Two: Science Topics

Associations and interdependence between living organisms. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal: Conversations

Last of a ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu.(R)
Book: same title, £8.99, and two cassettes, £9.99, from booksellers.
Information: for the 'Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal' guide to language classes, send a large 38p sae to BBC Education, [address removed]

: Daytime on Two: Greenclaws

Animation. Green Claws enjoys a game of cricket. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Dragon Trail: The Second World War

Memories of the 1941 bombing of Swansea.
Presented by Sian Sutton.
An Opus 30 production for BBCtv


Presenter: Sian Sutton
Producer: J Mervyn Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Daytime on Two: News; Weather

followed by You and Me: Gary's Dog (R)

: The Sky at Night

New Maps of the Universe. Galaxies are not distributed randomly in space. Patrick Moore looks at new studies of star systems. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for the deaf community.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Parliamentary highlights, including Prime Minister's questions. Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


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

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

The word game, hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman invite guests to discuss the week's events.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Advice Shop

Public Safety. In the wake of Zeebrugge, King's Cross and Clapham, Advice Shop asks if transport safety margins are being eroded in the pursuit of cost effectiveness and profit. Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: please send A5 sae with 17p postage to [address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: The World in His Arms

Gregory Peck , Anthony Quinn 1850s San Francisco is an attractive haven for seafarers like Captain Jonathan Clark and glamorous women like the Countess Marina Selanova.
Director Raoul Walsh
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Captain Jonathan Clark
Unknown: Countess Marina Selanova.
Director: Raoul Walsh
Jonathan Clark: Gregory Peck
Countess Marina: Ann Blyth
Portugee: Anthony Quinn
Deacon Greathouse: John McIntire
Mamie: Andrea King
Prince Semyon: Carl Esmond
Mme Selanova: Eugenie Leontovich
Eustace: Hans Conreid

: Cricket: First Test

Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play in Brisbane.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Prisoners of Conscience

Portraits of innocent people jailed for their beliefs. John le Carre tells the first of tonight's two stories.
INFORMATION PACK: on how you can help Prisoners of Conscience, send sae to 'Prisoners of Conscience [address removed], or telephone [number removed] free of charge after tonight's programme.
FEATURE: page 33


Unknown: John Le Carre

: Assignment

Turkey: One of Us? Turkey is keen to join the European Community, pointing to rapid economic progress, a new civilian president and democratic reforms.
Hugh Prysor-Jones reports on the reality of Turkey's progress. Producer Caroline Pare Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

Can you go, or should you be able to go, into a health food shop and have food allergies diagnosed? Plus, new wines tested in Spain, and a rich fish casserole recipe. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash
Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Baza! production for BBCtv Details on Ceefax page 616
RECIPES: in 'BBC Good Food' magazine', £1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Unit [number removed] (33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per mmute at other times). FOOD: page 22


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The mystery continues in David Lynch 's small-town soap noir. Starring
Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
6: 'Three men, two girls ... the dark was pressing in ... screams ..." An unlikely informant brings
Cooper and Truman to a cabin in the woods and another clue. As
Norma waits for her husband to turn up, Bobby Briggs breaks down, Josie sits in the dark and Audrey goes to work for her special agent. Agent Dale Cooper. ... Kyle MacLachlan
Written by Mark Frost


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Bobby Briggs
Unknown: Dale Cooper.
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Written By: Mark Frost
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 Home: 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
Madeleine Ferguson: Sheryl Lee
Leo Johnson: Eric Da Re
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: Michael Horse
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Jerry Home: David Patrick Kelly
Log lady: Catherine E Coulson
Heba: Mary Stavin

: The Sentence

A documentary series on the Young Offenders Institution, Glen Parva. 5: Three inmates stand accused of bullying, and face the Board of Visitors. If found guilty they could lose remission. But will anyone testify against them? On the lighter side, Steve goes home to mum, but for Lee, life gets harder as the bullies discover his offence. Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson


Unknown: Glen Parva.
Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Becoming Audrey. A look at electronic simulation systems which help young Japanese girls to look like Audrey Hepburn. Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn.
Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

: Prisoners of Conscience

John le Carre with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: John Le Carre

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