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: Open University

6.45 Discovering Physics: The Message of Starlight 7.10 Getting Started with Your Computer

: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two

Schools' half-term repeats.
9.00 Inset

9.30 Lernexpress

9.45 Let's See

10.00 You and Me

10.15 Look and Read

10.40 Who - Me?

11.00 Watch

11.15 Update Europe

11.35 Science Challenge

11.55 Into Music

12.15 Technology and Design

12.35 Quinze Minutes

12.55 Step Up to Wordpower

1.20 Mr Benn

1.40 Dragon Trail

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Bowls

News and action to date on the progress of the Midland Bank World
Indoor Bowls
Championships from the Guildhall, Preston. David Bryant, seeded eight this year, might comfortably be expected to be contesting a place in the third round today, while later in the day the 1986 UK champion
Stephen Rees of Wales should be meeting the No 5 seed, Australia's Rob Parrella.
Presented by Dougie Donnelly , with commentary by David Rhys Jones , Jimmy Davidson , John Bell , David McGill and Mal Hughes.


Unknown: Preston. David
Unknown: Stephen Rees
Unknown: Rob Parrella.
Presented By: Dougie Donnelly
Commentary By: David Rhys Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: John Bell
Commentary By: David McGill
Commentary By: Mal Hughes.

: News; Weather

followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other parliamentary highlights of the day. Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Bowls

Further coverage from the Guildhall, Preston.

: Gardeners' World

NEW The best of British bulbs are flowering at the Spalding Show.
Plant details on Ceefax page 617 0GARDENING: page 16

: Look for the Silver Lining

Starring June Haver Ray Bolger
A delightful film biography tracing the remarkable career of the musical-comedy star Marilyn Miller.
Director David Butter
0 FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Haver Ray Bolger
Unknown: Marilyn Miller.
Marilyn Miller: June Haver
Jack Donahue: Ray Bolger
Frank Carter: Gordon MacRae
Pop Miller: Charlie Ruggles
Mom Miller: Rosemary Decamp

: Assignment

Slamming the Door
East Europe is on the move. Hundreds of thousands are escaping from poverty and discrimination to find a better life in the west. William Wallace
reports from Romania and Hungary on the problems they leave behind, and from Austria and Germany on the new ones they create. Producer Dinah Lord
Editor John Momson
0 PICTURE STORY: page 57


Unknown: William Wallace
Producer: Dinah Lord
Editor: John Momson

: Food and Drink

Organic produce costs 50 per cent more but does it taste better and is it better for you? Guest Oz Clarke helps taste tap water from around Britain. Plus a recipe for venison casserole, and Roz Denny visits a ballooning festival in Louisiana. With Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv
Details on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: in BBC Good Food magazine, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Line
0[number removed]. Calls cost 33p per minute cheap rate. 44p per minute at other times.
0 FOOD: page 17


Unknown: Roz Denny
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

In tonight's instalment of David Lynch 's cult murder-mystery, the question is answered. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean

: Culloden

The last programme about a year in a city primary school. The Show Goes On. The year draws to a close. On the local estate, parents are worried about vandalism and racial harassment. At Culloden, Denise Durrell , the school secretary, rehearses the Christmas show. It's a Hollywood musical and every child has a part. Eleven-year-old Priestly tries out his
Christmas rap at home, but then misbehaves in rehearsal once too often. Will he be there on the big night?
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff Photographed and directed by Diane Tammes
A Double Exposure production for BBCtv


Unknown: Denise Durrell
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Directed By: Diane Tammes

: Taking Liberties: Limited Edition

Over the last two years, Taking Liberties has taken up cases of people who became victims of the very institutions they thought would protect them.
David Jessel updates the struggles of some of them, including how former soldier Stephen Anderson has fared in his fight against racism in the army.
(A new series starts next week)


Reporter: David Jessel
Subject: Stephen Anderson
Producer: Pratap Rughani
Series Producer: Elizabeth Clough

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

Arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

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