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: Open University

6.45 Data Modelling - The Wood from the Trees 7.10
Geology: Ore Genesis

: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes
French magazine for beginners.

9.15 A Life of Our Own
A series for people with learning difficulties.

9.40 A-level German

10.00 You and Me
Sheila speaks Hindi to Cosmo and Dibs.

10.15 Why? Because....

10.40 A Woman's Work?

11.00 Words and Pictures

11.15 Mathspy

11.35 Teaching Today

12.05 Links: Britain and the Developing World

12.30 Lifeschool

12.55 A Way with Numbers

1.20 Tales of Aesop

1.25 What's Inside?

1.40 Zig Zag: The Greeks
A 5th-century Athenian pottery is recreated in the studio.

2.00 News; Weather
followed by You and Me

: World Snooker

World Professional
Championship from
Sheffield. Coverage of the quarter-finals plus a chance to enter the competition to win seats for the final. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.


Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.

: News Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Parliamentary highlights of the day.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Football

Turkey v England Live coverage of this crucial Group 7 match from Izmir. England will be hoping for a convincing victory. Their previous away matches in Turkey have delivered contrasting results: an 8-0 win in 1984, and a 0-0 draw three years later. Commentary by Barry Davies with Trevor Brooking. Introduced by Steve Rider with Jimmy Hill and Terry Venables. (Highlights tonight in Sportsnight, 10.20pm BBC1) 0 SPORT page 15


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Terry Venables.

: World Snooker

Action from the quarter-finals.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Loud as a Whisper
A mediator, who was to secure peace, has lost his communication skills.

: DEFII Rapldo

A tribute to reggae musician
Bob Marley. Last in the series presented by Antoine de Caunes. See panel below. Executive producers Alex Berger and Tim Newman
An NBdeC production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bob Marley.
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: Water Wars

A three-part series exploring the importance of water in power politics.
Good as Gold. In the American west, water has never been far from conflict, high politics, and big bucks. Now, in a reversal of history, Indians have won huge new water rights from their outraged white neighbours. As growing cities in the west fight to get water, the new breed of water-brokers are making a fortune buying and selling water rights. Written and narrated by Michael Elliott.
Series producer Michael Waldman * PICTURE STORY: page 72


Unknown: Michael Elliott.
Producer: Michael Waldman

: World Snooker

An update on tonight's play, introduced by David Vine.
(Coverage continues in Sportsnight at
10.20pm on BBC1)


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Sleepers

Last part of the comedy-thriller by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch , starring Nigel Havers
Warren Clarke
Welcome Home. In the Scottish Highlands, Jeremy and Albert prepare the last stage of their escape, hoping they have left the KGB, the CIA and MI5 well behind.
Meanwhile in Eccles, Private Investigator Bob Riley discovers Albert is not all he seems. And in Moscow, has anything changed since 1966?
Producer Caroline Gold Director Geoffrey Sax
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: John Flanagan
Unknown: Andrew McCulloch
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Unknown: Bob Riley
Producer: Caroline Gold
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Jeremy Coward: Nigel Havers
Albert Robinson: Warren Clarke
Viktor Ckekhov: David Calder
Andrei Zorin: Michael Gough
Major Nina Grishina: Joanna Kanska
Igor Kostov: Richard Huw
Sandra Robinson: Annie Hulley
Col Petrovski: Christopher Rozycki
Kl: Alan David
George Wetherby: William Chubb
Bill Sullivan: Angus MacInnes
Karl Richfield: Ricco Ross
Alison: Candida Gubbins
Bob Riley: John Flanagan
Elsie: Barbara Young
Donald: Andrew McCulloch
Rev Bancroft: Richard Durden
Barrington Cabot: Paul Maxwell
Serena: Jane Nash
Roger Stanley: James Smith
Tourist: Ken Ellis

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective which challenges the consensus on a subject of current interest. Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: A Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the day's top news stories.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

American writer
William Styron , author of Sophie's
Choice, talks about depression and creativity.
Producer Janey Walker


Unknown: William Styron
Producer: Janey Walker

: Weatherview

: Open University

Left and Write: Recalling the 30s

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