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: 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.)
June Whitfield discovers how to lose weight without resorting to a diet. Dr Adrianne Hardman reveals the hidden side of weight balance and how to lose pounds without going without food.
With Dr Stuart Biddle. (R)
Booklet: send a 27p A5 sae to 'It Doesn't Have to Hurt!', [address removed]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: June Whitfield
Expert: Dr Adrianne Hardman
Expert: Dr Stuart Biddle

: Daytime on Two: Inset: Modern Languages: The Communicative Classroom

One school's approach to language teaching. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Standard Grade Geography

An overview of the conflicting pressures that industry and people put on the Clyde Coast. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Around Scotland: Town Living

Leone Connery explores the different stages involved in building a house. (R)


Presenter: Leone Connery

: Daytime on Two: Into Music: Performance

A Christmas concert with a Caribbean flavour. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Watch: The Elements

Air and how it moves. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Wondermaths: 10

The spaceship Investigator enters the sea of reflections and Stella, Zak and Hudson investigate some tricky mirror problems before they arrive at planet Earth. (R)

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

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Let's See: Festivals

Christmas is here: a group of children are busy setting up a Nativity scene in an outhouse in their parents' inn. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Techno

Dilly Bellingham investigates a Japanese system that produces piped sunshine for rooms without windows. (R)


Presenter: Dilly Bellingham

: Daytime on Two: Scene: Hype

Do we really need Turtles and Gazza T-shirts or have we been hyped into wanting them? Scene looks at marketing and advertising.


Producer: Diane Millward

: Daytime on Two: Language File

The heart of the language: writers, actors, directors and readers talk about the creative process leading to four very different 'performances'. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Postman Pat

Cartoon. The Rev Timms has to be stopped from catching a train. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Walrus: Writing for an audience

How some first-year pupils at a London school made a 'passport to Pimlico'. (R)

: Daytime on Two: News, Weather followed by: Words and Pictures: A Bear for Christmas

Stuart Bradley and Nutmeg visit a cracker factory. (R)


Presenter (Words and Pictures): Stuart Bradley

: Sport on Friday

Coverage of the semi-finals of the Stormseal UK Championships from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. Summaries by John Spencer and Ray Edmonds.
Also European football action. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Dave Gordon
* SPORT: page 17
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Catchword

Anagram: nexteerao. Meaning: acquit.
Answer in today's programme. The word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Presented by Sandi Toksvig with her regular guest Mark Lawson of The Independent. (Repeated at 11.55pm)


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Guest: Mark Lawson

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly, Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
Food: page 22


Presenter: Chris Kelly
Presenter: Michael Barry
Presenter: Jill Goolden

: Top Gear

William Woollard , Alan Douglas and Tony Mason report on this year's Lombard RAC Rally. MOTORING: page 18


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Alan Douglas
Unknown: Tony Mason

: Rose Marie

Howard Keel , Ann Blyth
Mike Malone , a sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, loses Rose Marie , the girl he loves, to a handsome French trapper. The spectacular scenery of the Rockies is the background for this colourful romance, the 1954 version of the famous musical.
Based on the operetta by Otto A Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II Director Mervin Le Roy
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Mike Malone
Unknown: Rose Marie
Unknown: Otto A Harbach
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein
Director: Mervin Le Roy
Mike Malone: Howard Keel
Rose Marie Lemaitre: Ann Blyth
James Severn Duval: Fernando Lamas
Barney McCorkle: Bert Lahr
Lady Jane Dunstock: Marjorie Main
Wanda: Joan Taylor

: What the Papers Say

Julian Critchley looks back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press. Producer Brian Armstrong Director Jon Woods
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Producer: Brian Armstrong
Director: Jon Woods

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits of innocent people jailed for their beliefs, Tom Conti tells the first of tonight's two stories.


Unknown: Tom Conti

: Public Eye

A Loss of Liberty - Who Protects the Patients' Rights? Every year some
16,000 people are detained against their will under the 1983 Mental
Health Act. Many of them are in need of vital treatment. But in some cases doubts remain about the validity of their detention. Public Eye examines the safeguards designed to protect the patients' rights both before and after detention. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Producer Adrian Davies Editor Nigel Chapman


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Adrian Davies
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

Normandy. A detailed look at the area, including smart resorts and the D-day beaches, with holidays in mind. Introduced by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes.
Studio director Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
Details on Ceefax page 619
SCRIPT: £2.00, crossed cheques payable to the BBC, available from 'The Travel Show Guides', [address removed]
0 TRAVEL: page 20


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes
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, Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam
Tonight there are exclusive clips from L.F. Dibley's Rear Window and Finian's Rainbow starring the man from the off-licence. The prize-giving will be by the Bishop of East Anglia, or someone who looks a bit like him. (R)


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

: Richard Dimbleby: Voice of the Nation

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
Still remembered 25 years after his death as Britain's foremost broadcaster, Richard Dimbleby was the BBC's first radio reporter and for almost 30 years his voice and face were familiar to BBC audiences. His career is a perfect example of the art of the commentator and this programme presents a fascinating compendium of great broadcasting events, demonstrating the versatility of Richard Dimbleby as a broadcaster. Producer David M Jackson
0 VIDEO: same We, £9.99, from retailers. Profits from sales will go to the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund, [address removed].
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 12


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: David M Jackson
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Prisoners of Conscience

Tom Conti with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: Tom Conti

: Facing Up to Aids

Women Talk Safety. This programme for World Aids Day tomorrow looks at HIV and Aids as they affect women, and airs the doubts and difficulties women experience trying to practise safer sex.
Producer Suzanne Davies


Producer: Suzanne Davies

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