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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes: Shopping
French magazine for beginners.

9.15 Diez Temas: De compras
Spanish teenagers go shopping.

9.30 Help Your Child with Maths: Talking to Each Other

9.45 La Maree et ses secrets
Adventure serial in French.

10.00 You and Me: Impatience

10.15 Job Bank: Hospital Work

10.35 Who - Me?: Not Fair

11.00 Landmarks: Buildings and Builders - Timber
Effects of its demand on landscape.

11.20 Textile Studies: Spinning a Yarn
Natural and synthetic fibres.

11.40 Maths at Work

12.05 A-level Economics: Export or Die
Economic effects on the textile trade

12.25 West Africa: The Price of Cocoa
How falling prices are affecting Ivory Coast farmers.

12.50 Teaching Today: Television in the Secondary Classroom

1.20 PC Pinkerton

1.25 Penny Crayon

1.40 Music Time: The Padi-Fields
Javanese songs.

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Impatience

: World Snooker

The semi-final stage in the 1991 Embassy World Snooker Championship begins this afternoon at the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.
Including David Vine 's Snooker Break.


Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.
Unknown: David Vine

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's questions. With
Vivian White and Brian Curtois.


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Brian Curtois.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: World Snooker

Further coverage.

: News

Followed by One in Four
Documentary series about disability issues, with subtitles and sign language interpretation. Fifty years ago, Nazi doctors murdered thousands of disabled people in Germany. Vidar Hjardeng reports.

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

Including The Hard Way starring Michael J Fox.


Unknown: Michael J Fox.

: Night Passage

James Stewart
Trouble-shooter Grant McLaine is hired by the railroad to carry a payroll for track workers.
Director James Neilson ● FILMS: pages 33-38


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Grant McLaine
Director: James Neilson
Grant McLaine: James Stewart
Utica Kid: Audie Murphy
Whitey Harbin: Dan Duryea
Charlotte Drew (Charlie): Dianne Foster
Verna Kimball: Elaine Stewart
Joey Adams: Brandon de Wilde

: First Sight

Driving to Destruction
Twenty-five Britons died in the Gulf War. Ten times as many are killed on Britain's motorways every year, yet these are among our safest roads. Despite huge investment by the government and the motor industry, the carnage continues unabated. Another brand new motorway, the M40, has just opened and more are planned.
Vivian White investigates whether motorway deaths are inevitable or whether an understanding of motorway psychology can stop us all driving to destruction. Producer Tony Chapman
Executive producer Peter Lowe
9 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel on page 81


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Floyd on Oz

Gastronaut Keith Floyd learns the art of yabbie fishing with lamb chops in South Australia. Director David Pritchard


Unknown: Gastronaut Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: Top Gear

Last programme in the series. Spain is now a major centre for car production. Radio
Times columnist Chris Goffey tests Seat's new family saloon, the Toledo. Also in Spain,
Jeremy Clarkson puts the new Mitsubishi Shogun through its paces and, nearer home, Tiff Needell tries out the extensively remodelled
Silverstone track in Jaguar's new E500,000 sports racing car, the XJR 15. Introduced by William Woollard from Barcelona.
Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross
0 PICTURE STORY: page 78


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Introduced By: William Woollard
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: World Snooker

David Vine introduces semi-final action from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Introduces: David Vine

: Scarfe on Sex

Gerald Scarfe attempts to unravel the mysteries of sex in this first of two programmes. He travels back to his childhood, on a strange trip underground and away to a very specialised hotel. See panel below. Director Gerald Scarfe Producer Sally George
* DOCUMENTARY: page 12


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Director: Gerald Scarfe
Producer: Sally George

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

A series of surreal comedies.
Of Missiles and Thespians
The cold war has ended and the army is being retrained to take in washing. Meanwhile, in a nuclear missile silo, a twiddly bit is being twiddled. Told by Peter Bland , Jim Broadbent , Enn Reitel and Kate Robbins.
Written and produced by Geoff Atkinson and Kim Fuller
Executive producer Tony Garnett


Told By: Peter Bland
Told By: Jim Broadbent
Told By: Enn Reitel
Told By: Kate Robbins.
Produced By: Geoff Atkinson
Produced By: Kim Fuller
Producer: Tony Garnett

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: World Snooker

Final visit of the day to the the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

: Weatherview 12.00 Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

: Open University

Introduction to psychology - addiction

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