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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Buddy

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Last part of an adaptation of the novel by Nigel Hinton starring Roger Daltry
That 71 Be the Day. His Mum has made contact and Buddy hopes desperately that she'll come home. (R)


Novel By: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Roger Daltry

: Mathscope


: Thinkabout Science: Making the Connection

A science drama series for 5- to 6-year-olds.
Nan's radio sounds funny and Kate learns about storing electricity in batteries. With Patsy Byrne as Nan.


Nan: Patsy Byrne
Producer: Judy Brooks
Producer: Penny Lloyd

: You and Me

A miscellany series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Enough Is Enough (R)

: Search Out Science

Go! No energy, no force, no change in speed. Newton's laws of motion explained. Director Tina Fletcher Producer Neil Ryder


Director: Tina Fletcher
Producer: Neil Ryder

: Around Scotland

Caledonians and Romans
Two Worlds. Eddi Reader with the story of Don and Briga at the Roman fort. Can Don really be friends with a Roman commander's son?

: Words and Pictures

Dear Daddy. Sophie writes letters to her Daddy. (R)

: English Time

For and Against. Talking Posh. Manchester students debate whether 'standard' means good English. Producer Sonia Palmer


Producer: Sonia Palmer

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum. Reading
Teaching reading to infants and secondary pupils plus nine views of a poem by William Blake.
Producer Paul Ashton


Unknown: William Blake.
Producer: Paul Ashton

: Science In Action

Burning Issues. Fossil fuels.(R)

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool: You and Your Health: Listen to Me (Part 2)

by Margaret Simpson.
Alan has left home after a series of family rows and is struggling to work out his future. His family looks for advice. (R)


Writer: Margaret Simpson

: A Way with Numbers

A Piece of Cake. How do you avoid arguments over restaurant bills?
Carol Vorderman shows how to divide almost anything. With Johnny Ball. (R)
0 ADVICE LINE: for a leaflet and information about local help with maths there is a free 24-hour telephone helpline 0[number removed].
* BOOK same title, £4.99. from booksellers.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Johnny Ball.

: Pie In the Sky

An adventure for the under-5s. Piewife decides it's high time the Universal Pies Bicycle was cured of its squeaky wheels. With Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Thomas and David Hargreaves. (R)


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

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag: Homes

Animals can be homeless wanderers or magnificent architects like the trapdoor spider. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Enough Is Enough (R)

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings.
Jack B Yeats. James White , Director of the National
Gallery of Ireland, talks about the paintings and drawings of Jack Yeats (1871-1957), brother of the poet W B Yeats and one of the greatest Irish painters of the 20th century. (R)


Unknown: Jack B Yeats.
Unknown: James White
Unknown: Jack Yeats
Unknown: B Yeats

: Country File

John Craven with a selection of highlights from Sunday's programme, in which viewers voted for the winner of the Radio Times/Country File Photo Competition.


Unknown: John Craven

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Up-to-the-minute coverage of today's parliamentary highlights including Question Time.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: Shiver Pills Clue: Funny American
Answer in today's programme, hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Rally Challenge

Round 3 of the Mobil 1 rally from Wykeham Forest.
The competition stays in Yorkshire, but the cars switch from four-wheel drive to front-wheel drive. The six international rally drivers tackle the last forest stage in the Vauxhall Nova GTE.

: Miniature Worlds

Inside Out. Homes are built to keep the outside outside, where it belongs. But do they? There can be woodlice under the carpet, daddy longlegs on the ceiling and ants in the sugar. Every day, unseen creatures venture across our thresholds.
Written and narrated by Peter France.
Producer Marion Zunz
Series producer Dilys Breese (R)


Unknown: Peter France.
Producer: Marion Zunz
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Horizon

Coming in from the Cold 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart
When the Bough Breaks. The Enterprise finds the planet
Aldea, which has hidden itself behind a cloaking device. But the discovery means danger for every child on the starship. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: DEF II Reportage

DefH's popular current affairs series with a team of reporters led by Aminatta Forna. Stories and current issues from
Britain and around the world plus the latest sport, music and film.
Producer Charlotte Metcalf


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.
Producer: Charlotte Metcalf

: Rapido

The music is provided by the Soup Dragons, David Lee
Roth, Robert Cray , Run DMC, Mojo Nixon. And there's another Chunnel progress report from presenter Antoine de Caunes.
Executive producers Alex Berger and Tim Newman
An NBdC production for BBCtv


Unknown: David Lee
Unknown: Robert Cray
Unknown: Mojo Nixon.
Presenter: Antoine De Caunes.
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: Timewatch

Savagery and the American Indian
The second of a two-part programme. Civilisation
Every year the Sioux nation of South Dakota pays homage to more than 300 unarmed
Indians killed by US troops on 29 December 1890.
The massacre at Wounded
Knee has come to represent the military defeat of the Indian nation - the end of the 'Indian problem'.
For the survivors and their descendants, however, it was only the beginning of a deliberate and systematic process to destroy their way of life. One hundred years after those events, witnesses recall the terrible emotional scars caused by the US government's disastrous attempts to Europeanise the American Indian.
Producer Ken Kirby
Series editor Roy Davies


Producer: Ken Kirby
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

The Foresight Saga. The
4077th is delighted to receive a letter from Radar, but then more news arrives. (R)


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan

: Parnell and the Englishwoman

The last part in the historical Irish drama written by Hugh Leonard. Starring Trevor Eve
Francesca Annis
David Robb
The Reckoning. 'Tim Healy is in Kilkenny. He swears he will drive you to the grave or to the asylum'. Irish Home Rule is still identified with Parnell despite the scandal surrounding his divorce case. As Katharine looks forward to quiet married life and Parnell to freedom for his country, his enemies anticipate his downfall.
Solo flute: James Galway. Producer Terry Coles Director John Bruce
● BOOK: same title, price £4.99 from booksellers.


Written By: Hugh Leonard.
Unknown: Francesca Annis
Unknown: David Robb
Unknown: Tim Healy
Flute: James Galway.
Producer: Terry Coles
Director: John Bruce
Charles Stewart Parnell: Trevor Eve
Katharine O'Shea: Francesca Annis
William O'Shea: David Robb
Mr Gladstone: Robert Lang
Timothy Healy: Lorcan Cranitch
Justin McCarthy: T P McKenna
Joseph Biggar: Conor Evans
John Dillon: Jack Walsh
TPO'Connor: James Curran
Thomas Sexton: Stanley Townsend
Henry Harrison: Dermod Moore
John Redmond: Kevin Wallace
Michael Davitt: Llam de Staic
Eileen: Emer McCourt
Sir Edward Clarke: Roger Brierley
Judge Butt: Ralph Nossek
Frank Lockwood: Roger Milner
Caroline Pethers: Amanda Murray
Sir Henry Thompson: Frederick Treves
John Morley: Gareth Armstrong
Morley's colleague: Mike Strobel
Irish Party MPs: Anthony Pedley
Irish Party MPs: Christopher Dunne
Irish Party MPs: Seamus Moran
Irish Party MPs: David Movlan
Irish Party MPs: John Gunnery
Priest: Fintan McEown
Peasants: Martin Dunne
Peasants: John Quinn
Heckler: Colum Gallivan

: Fifth Column

New and personal views on a current debate.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with 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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