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: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two Buddy

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
An adaptation in five parts of the novel by Nigel Hinton starring Roger Daltrey.
2: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (R)


Novel By: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Roger Daltrey.

: Mathscope

Measuring. Just you measure up, or strange things may happen! Presented by Martin Roberts.
Series producer Julia Drum


Presented By: Martin Roberts.
Mike: Adrian Rawlins
Dawn: Jenna Russell
Mrs Rashid: Shaheen Khan

: Thlnkabout Science - B

A science series for 5- and 6-year-olds. Thirsty Plants Decorating Nan's (
Patsy Byrne ) room and an adventure at the garden centre demonstrate aspects of a plant's need for water. Producers Judy Brooks and Penny Lloyd (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Producers: Judy Brooks

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Lost Teddy (R)

: Search Out Science

Step This Way. See the bare bones of animal locomotion revealed move by move. Director Tina Fletcher Producer Neil Ryder


Director: Tina Fletcher
Producer: Neil Ryder

: Around Scotland

Caledonians and Romans.
(For details see Friday at 10.20am;

: Words and Pictures

Thomas Tortoise. What kind of race is it when the last one home is the winner? And will Thomas Tortoise ever find a friend? (R)


Unknown: Thomas Tortoise.
Unknown: Thomas Tortoise

: English Time

For and Against. A series of five programmes designed to stimulate discussion in the classroom.
Fast Food. Teenagers present the arguments surrounding fast food and the effects of this industry on the environment and the nation's diet.
Producer Sonia Palmer


Producer: Sonia Palmer

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum.
Language Repertoire. A day in the language life of two institutions: Bristol Royal Infirmary and Callands
Primary School, Warmington. Producer Paul Ashton


Producer: Paul Ashton

: Science In Action

Up in the Air. A study of flight and aerodynamics. (R)

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health.
Up in Smoke. As the number of girls who smoke continues to rise, this programme talks to young people who smoke and asks why they do it. (R)

: A Way with Numbers

Cash in Hand. Practical help with everyday maths presented by Carol Vorderman with Johnny Ball. (R)
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Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Johnny Ball.

: Pie In the Sky

An adventure for the under-5s. Making pies for the sky means life will never be the same again for the Pieman (David Hargreaves ) and Piewife
(Chloe Ashcroft ). This week, the Piepilot (Ben Thomas ) leads them a merry dance. (R)


Unknown: David Hargreaves
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Zig Zag

Movement. Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey go on safari with Nick Davies as their guide. (R)


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Nick Davies

: News Weather followed by You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Lost Teddy (R)

: In the Garden

January. Dennis Cornish looks at ways of conserving valuable heat in the greenhouse. Producer David Spires
W GARDENING: page 15


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: A Day in the Life

A Smallholder. Paule and Denis Pym are cottagers in rural Suffolk. Their aim to be self-sufficient on their smallholding means a long but satisfying day.
Producer Paul Baker (R)


Unknown: Denis Pym
Producer: Paul Baker

: Country File

John Craven with the latest stories from and about the countryside.
(Shown on Sunday at 12.30pm on BBC


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Today's Parliamentary highlights including Question Time and the Select
Committees in action.

: Catchword

The quiz for wordsmiths, with host Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Beverly Anderson chairs a lively debate on current social, cultural and scientific questions.

: Small World

Automata. David Secret has revised the art of making automata. Presented by Eric Thompson. Director Neil Davies
Producer Paul Smith (R)


Unknown: David Secret
Presented By: Eric Thompson.
Director: Neil Davies
Producer: Paul Smith

: Horizon

Keen As Mustard

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart
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Picard (Patrick Stewart ) and Riker (Jonathan Frakes ) are unaware that they have been lured into a trap. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Jonathan Frakes

: DEF II Reportage III

This week Reportage charts the alarming rise in 'crimes of hate', the recent spate of vicious attacks which are striking terror in immigrant, Jewish and gay communities.
Reports from Berlin, Bradford, Glasgow, London, Manchester and New York. Presented by Aminatta Forna.
Producer Charlotte Metcalf
Series editor Sebastian Scott


Presented By: Aminatta Forna.
Editor: Sebastian Scott

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes presents his rapid reviews of albums and bands. This week's line-up includes the La's, Talking
Heads and a special report on Spanish speaking bands. Executive producers Alex Berger and Tim Newman
An N B de C production for BBCtv
0 PICTURE STORY: page 61


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: Antenna Leakey's Wildlife

Richard Leakey reports on his first year as Kenya's director of wildlife, and on his attempts to save elephants and rhinos. Producers Martin Freeth and Hugh Whitworth * NATURE: page 8
0 PICTURE STORY: page 61
The Knowledge
As details of genetic coding are unravelled by biologists, Dr Bernadette Modell asks if people are ready for the knowledge it will provide. Producer Tim Haines
And this month's 'perspective' is an enhanced view of the microscopic world.
Editor Caroline van den Brut


Unknown: Richard Leakey
Producers: Martin Freeth
Producers: Hugh Whitworth
Unknown: Dr Bernadette Modell
Producer: Tim Haines

: M*A*S*H

The Life You Save. Charles
(David Ogden Stiers ) becomes obsessed with death. (R)


Unknown: David Ogden Stiers

: Parnell and the Englishwoman

Historical Irish drama in four parts, written by Hugh Leonard. Starring Trevor Eve
Francesca Annis
David Robb
2: The Outrage. Dublin's
Kilmainham Jail houses not only Parnell but all the Irish Party's best men and Home
Rule seems as far away as his beloved Katharine.
Solo flute: James Galway. Producer Terry Coles Director John Bruce


Written By: Hugh Leonard.
Unknown: Francesca Annis
Unknown: David Robb
Flute: James Galway.
Producer: Terry Coles
Director: John Bruce
Charles Stewart Parnell: Trevor Eve
Katharine O'Shea: Francesca Annis
Captain Willie O'Shea: David Robb
Mr Gladstone: Robert Lang
Timothy Healy: Lorcan Cranitch
WE Forster: John Savident
Joseph Chamberlain: Shaughan Seymour
Joseph Biggar: Conor Evans
Michael Davitt: Liam de Staic
John Dillon: Jack Walsh
T P O'Connor: James Curran
Thomas Sexton: Stanley Townsend
Henry Harrison: Dermod Moore
Eileen ,: Emer McCourt
Lord Cavendish: Mark Pendfold
Thomas Burke: Pat Connell
Phoenix Park assassins: Eamon Maguire
Phoenix Park assassins: Peter Cooney
Phoenix Park assassins: Declan Croghan
Phoenix Park assassins: Brendan Laird
Dr Carr: Des Nealon
Archbishop ofTuam: Michael Deacon
Lord Mayor of Dublin: Cecil Sheean
Michael Lunch: Kevin Moore
Physician: Hugh Sullivan
Prison governor: Vass Anderson

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate, from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Features, films and discussion on the arts and the media.

: Weatherview

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