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: News

: Me and My Bike

A look at some long-standing love affairs with the bicycle. The Suddabys took theirs on honeymoon. Chris and Rachel sold everything to take theirs around the world, and the Pinkertons have more than they know what to do with. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: The Travel Show UKMini Guides

Dolgellau. What to see and do in this area of Mid Wales.


Unknown: Mid Wales.

: Daytime on Two Inset

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Primary technology (R)

: Mathscope

Mathstrail (R)

: Quinze Minutes

French for beginners. (R)

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. Dib's Dream (R)

: Job Bank

Computer Consultant and Primary School Teacher.
Two equally demanding but very contrasting jobs. Producer Jacqui Marson
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv (R)


Producer: Jacqui Marson

: Who- Me?

Lies and Accusations (R)

: Landmarks

Egypt: the Gift of the Nile
Without the Nile, there would be no Egypt. (R)

: Mathsphere - Year A

A Need for Data and For Good Measure. Data from measurements: how accurate should it be? (R)

: Art Work

Seeing and Believing.
The first of five GCSE art and design programmes. (R)

: Soviet Union

Socialist City (R)

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum.
Language Variety. Dealing with the various languages that shape the world. Producer Paul Ashton (R)


Producer: Paul Ashton

: Charlie Chalk

Animation. Charlie has the dreaded sneezes and has to cancel an expedition. (R)

: Music Time

A Space Journey. The beginning of a musical journey through a fantasy universe.
Presented by Jonathan Cohen and Helen Spiers.
Director/Producer Elizabeth Bennett (R)


Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Presented By: Helen Spiers.
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by You and Me Dib 's Dream (R)


Unknown: Me Dib

: Antiques Roadshow

From Darlington, introduced by Hugh Scully.


Introduced By: Hugh Scully.

: News

Weather followed by Darts Eamonn Holmes introduces highlights of last night's two quarter-final matches in the Embassy World Professional Darts Championship.


Introduces: Darts Eamonn Holmes

: Catchword

Synonym: nulluatio Meaning: moan
Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind theHeadlines

Jeffrey Archer and Paul Boateng agree to differ on two controversial political issues. (Repeated at 1.10am;


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Paul Boateng

: One in Four

Isobel Ward, Simon Bames and Chris Davies present the magazine programme about disability issues. This month, a music special from a variety of disabled artists. With subtitles and sign language interpretation.
Producer Christopher Hutchins
* FACTSHEET: please send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Bames
Unknown: Chris Davies
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Clean Slate

In the live education magazine John Buckley reports on how students finance themselves in America and looks at the present financial plight of students in Britain. Toyah
Willcox relives her education and Jackie Spreckley gives a guide to the good playground. Editor Bernard Adams
0 PICTURE STORY: page 81


Unknown: John Buckley
Unknown: Britain. Toyah
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Editor: Bernard Adams

: Carry On Doctor

Frankie Howerd
Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Francis Bigger is a notorious charlatan who tours the country lecturing on the subject of mind over matter. During one of his performances he falls off the platform and is taken to the local hospital where he causes total chaos. The regular Carry On team is joined by Frankie Howerd in this 'bedpanorama of hospital life'.
Director Gerald Thomas


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Francis Bigger
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Director: Gerald Thomas
Francis Bigger: Frankie Howerd
Charles Roper: Sidney James
Dr Tinkle: Kenneth Williams
Mr Barron: Charles Hawtrey
DrKilmore: Jim Dale
Sandra May: Barbara Windsor
Chloe Gibson: Joan Sims
Matron: Hattie Jacques
Nurse Clarke: Anita Harris
Ken Biddle: Bernard Bresslaw
Mr Smith: Peter Butterworth
Sister Hoggett: June Jago

: First Sight

Housey Housey - the Sequel
In 1987 Vivian White reported on the property market. With prices and demand soaring, he met some of the delighted winners and disillusioned losers in the property game. Now, with the market slumped, he looks back across the past three years and asks: who are the winners and losers? What do the experts say will happen to property prices in 1991? And if our home is the biggest investment we make in our life, can we also afford it to be our biggest gamble? Producer Tony Chapman
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Bleak House

By Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in eight episodes by Arthur Hopcraft. Starring
Diana Rigg
Denholm Elliott
2: Esther has been entrusted with the running of Bleak
House by her guardian Jamdyce.
Producers John Harris and Betty Willingale Director Ross Devenish (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft.
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Producers: John Harris
Producers: Betty Willingale
Director: Ross Devenish
Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg
John Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott
Nemo: Donald Sumpter
Beadle: Christopher Whitehouse
Jo: Chris Pin
Coroner: Gerald Flood
Snagsby: Sam Kelly
Krook: Bernard Hepton
Tulkinghom: Peter Vaughan
Allan Woodcourt: Brian Deacon
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Ada Clare: Lucy Hornak
Harold Skimpole: T P McKenna
Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden
Neckett: Bill Wallis
Housemaid: Cathy Murphy
Hortense: Pamela Merrick
Sir Leicester Dedlock: Robin Bailey
Boythorn: Robert Urquhart
Mrs Pardiggle: Rosemary McHale
Pardiggle boys: Keith James,
Pardiggle boys: Paul Ward
Pardiggle boys: James Dean
Pardiggle boys: John Oliver
Pardiggle boys: Gavin Masters
William Guppy: Jonathan Moore
Lord Chancel/or: Graham Crowden
Gridley: Frank Windsor

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

The cult radio comedy now on television written and performed by Steve Punt , David Baddiel Hugh Dennis, Rob Newman. What have Saddam Hussein, the poor performance of the English cricket team and a pair of missing pyjamas got in common? Nothing.
Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer •COMEDY: page 8


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Rob Newman

: 40 Minutes

Clever Trevor
You have heard of Crocodile
Dundee, now meet Clever Trevor, the man who is licensed to handle 'all living species in the animal kingdom'. He is responsible for many of the animals seen on television and can provide anything from hippo to housefly. Today he may be wrestling with an alligator, or teaching a parrot to dance. Producer Olivia Lichtenstein
Editor Caroline Pick
• NATURE: page 12


Producer: Olivia Lichtenstein
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Small Objects ofDesire

The extraordinary history of everyday objects. The Tampon
Hailed as one of the top 50 inventions of the 20th century, the tampon actually dates back 2,500 years. The story of the tampon is one of commercial zeal v church, state and medical ignorance. 'Virgins are not, as a rule, capable of using them,' pronounced The Lancet as recently as 1945. Television adverts were banned, so trained teams of nurses took the message direct to the consumer. Now, in Britain, women use four million tampons every day. Producer Kate Broome
Series producer Peter Grimsdale * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: Kate Broome
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Darts

World Professional Darts
Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green.
Tony Gubba introduces highlights of the two remaining quarter-finals. With commentary by Sid Waddell.


Unknown: Frimley Green.
Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentary By: Sid Waddell.

: Cricket

Australia v England for the World Series Cup from Melbourne. Richie Benaud introduces highlights of England's final qualifying match of the series.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

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