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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Sum Chance

Some Daytime on Two programmes may be unsuitable for the very young.
Carol Vorderman investigates the size of animals. (R)
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Unknown: Carol Vorderman

: Inset

Search Out Science. Help for teachers following the new unit Moving About. (R)

: Standard Grade Health Studies

What Is Health? Questioning stereotyped views of health. (R)

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
2: Down in the cellars. (R)

: Around Scotland: Caledonians and Romans

Eddi Reader tells how Caledonians Don and Briga could survive homeless in the forest, around AD160. (R)


Presenter: Eddi Reader

: Into Music

Putting on a Musical
Lost and Found. A musical story of a girl who feels unwanted. (R)

: Watch

Up in the Air. Wind blows through the air, and even dries Simon Davies 's washing! With Ellis Ward.
Producer Susie Nott-Bower (R)


Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Ellis Ward.
Producer: Susie Nott-Bower

: Wondermaths

12: The Investigator's antenna breaks away - and Zak and Stella try to replace it. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
In Den Bergen. Sonja Zimmer visits Mittenwald and takes part in the carnival, Fasching. Producer Susan Paton (R)


Unknown: Sonja Zimmer
Producer: Susan Paton

: Let's See

Care and Conservation
A cat's new home. (R)

: Sports-Science

The Energy Machine. How to balance your energy supply with your output. (R)

: Scene

The Crossing
A play by David Lan about the relationship between Pello, a black South African freedom fighter, and Adrian, a young white deserter from the South
African army. (R)


Play By: David Lan

: English File

New Approaches: Poetry
Poet Liz Lochhead takes two 15-year-olds from London around Glasgow to discuss two of her poems, George Square and Laundrette.
Director Andrew Bethall Producer Colin Izod
A Double Exposure production for BBCtv


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: George Square
Director: Andrew Bethall
Producer: Colin Izod

: The Brollys

David Shaw Parker narrates the cartoon adventures of a young boy and his friends from the weatherhouse. (R)


Unknown: David Shaw Parker

: English Time

For and Against Fast Food. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures Thomas Tortoise (R)


Unknown: Thomas Tortoise

: Sport on Friday

World Cup Ski-ing
The Women's Downhill from Meribel, France. The first World Cup downhill on the course designed for the the 1992 Olympics. Commentary by Julian Tutt.
European Cup Basketball Kingston are the first English club to reach the last eight of this competition. Here they play Italian champions
Scavolini at Crystal Palace.
Commentary by Paul Dickenson and Bill Beswick.
Five Nations Rugby Union A preview of the opening matches of the championship, with Grand Slam winners
Scotland in Paris, and favourites England at Cardiff. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Producer Sharon Lence Editor Philip Bernie 0 SPORT: page 9
Including at


Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Bill Beswick.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Catchword

The anagrammatic word game hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Presenter Sandi Toksvig and her regular guest Mark Lawson of The Independent meet up with a selection of other names from the famous to the unashamedly obscure.


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Holiday 91

This edition includes the first part of the Radio Timesl Holiday 91 competition.
There are also reports from Bill Buckley on Yugoslavia's Riviera, and Kathy Tayler visits the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Presented by Anne Gregg and Eamonn Holmes. Details on Ceefax page 619
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Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Presented By: Anne Gregg
Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: Food and Drink

Food news, investigations and advice presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
Details on Ceefax page 619
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Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.

: The Railway Children

Starring Dinah Sheridan, Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins
'They were not railway children to begin with... they were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their father and mother in an ordinary redbrick-fronted villa.'
E. Nesbit's famous story of the adventures of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter is brought to the screen in this enchanting film.
Written and directed by Lionel Jeffries
FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Directed By: Lionel Jeffries
Mother: Dinah Sheridan
Bobbie: Jenny Agutter
Perks: Bernard Cribbins
Old gentleman: William Mervyn
Father: Iain Cuthbertson
Phyllis: Sally Thomsett
Doctor: Peter Bromilow
Ruth: Ann Lancaster
Peter: Gary Warren
Russian: Gordon Whiting

: What the Papers Say

Journalist David Langsam looks at the week's events as reported in the national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Presenter: David Langsam

: Public Eye

Rugby Union - the Price of Change
International rugby union is big business with sponsorship, television rights and ticket sales raising millions of pounds every year. Many top players argue that, with the increased demands on them, some of that money should end up in their pocket. But some senior administrators fear that this could destroy the amateur foundations of the game. In the year of the World Cup and on the eve of the Five Nations'
Championship, Martin Bashir examines the dilemmas.
Presented by Peter Taylor. Producer Geoff Griffiths
Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Producer: Geoff Griffiths
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardens by Design

A series on making gardens suit the lifestyle of their owner. There are two basic rules for a well designed garden; it should look good all year, and a gardener should never be a slave to it. David Stevens looks at putting mystery and surprise into a large plot, top designer John Brookes explains his approach to problems, and Julie Toll keeps up with the Joneses.
Producer/Director Nick Patten W GARDENING: page 15


Unknown: David Stevens
Designer: John Brookes
Designer: Julie Toll
Director: Nick Patten

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Spam Terry Jones Michael Spam Palin John Spam Cleese
Graham Spam Spam Chapman and Eric Egg and Chips Idle with animation by Terry Spam Sausage Gilliam
Tonight the BBC is honoured to have as studio guests Karl Marx , Vladimir Ilich Vlyanov and Mao Tse-Tung to answer some sporting questions. Producer Ian MacNaughton (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Spam Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Spam Palin
Unknown: John Spam Cleese
Unknown: Graham Spam Spam
Unknown: Karl Marx
Unknown: Vladimir Ilich Vlyanov
Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Arena: Miller Meets Mandela

Nelson Mandela, since his release, has become one of the most famous people in the world. Everyone has heard of the leader, but Mandela the man remains an enigma. For the first time he talks about his life and times from a personal standpoint. Arena invited Arthur Miller, veteran of half a century of meditation on moral and social issues, to Soweto and to talk to Mandela.

In the intimate setting of his home, they discuss Mandela's life and their hopes and fears for the future of South Africa and the world.
Picture Story: page 69

Arena 9.30pm BBC2
Arena returns for a new series with a scoop - a conversation between American playwright Arthur Miller (right) and the deputy leader of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela (left). The film was made at Mandela's home at a crucial time in November 1990 when violence had erupted once again in the townships, and Mandela had been up all night trying to restore order. Among future Arena films in preparation for later in the series are studies of pop artist Robert Rauschenburg and controversial film-maker Kenneth Anger.


Interviewee: Nelson Mandela
Interviewer: Arthur Miller
Producer: Beverly Marcus
Series Editor: Nigel Finch
Series Editor: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Presenter: Francine Stock

: Weatherview

: The Butterfly Murders

First showing on network television.
Starring Liu Zhaoming, Michelle Mee
Long ago in the martial era in China, a wandering scholar and a military leader join forces to solve the mystery of the homicidal butterflies.
Director Tsui Hark is one of Hong Kong's most inventive film-makers and his movies now have cult status in the west.
(In Mandarin with English subtitles)
FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Liu Zhaoming
Unknown: Michelle Mee
Director: Tsui Hark
FangHongye: Liu Zhaomong
Green Shadow: Michelle Mee
Tian Feng: Huang Shutang

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