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: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Historyman: West Stow

9.30 Help Your Child With Maths Out and About
Maths lies waiting wherever the family goes.

9.45 Help Your Child With Reading
It's never too soon to introduce children to books.

10.00 You and Me: Don't Laugh

10.15 Job Bank: Something in the City
From merchant banks to insurance broking.

10.35 English Time Talking Posh
Manchester pupils debate the values of 'talking posh'.

10.55 Search Out Science: Dinosaur Competition

11.00 Landmarks Buildings and Builders
How concrete is made and what it is used for.

11.20 A Question of Science: Part 1

11.40 Landmarks Special Reports: Espoo
Local children investigate environmental issues in a small Finnish town.

12.05 A-level Statistics Simulation
What factors cause a queue to develop?

12.25 Rockschool
A look at some of the digital technology available.

12.50 Teaching Today: Secondary Mathematics

1.20 PC Pinkerton
Everyone is going to the school fete except PC Pinkerton.

1.25 Penny Crayon
Penny conjures up ghosts with her magic crayons.

1.40 Music Time: The Gamelan

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Don't Laugh

: Bird's Eye View

A look at Britain from the air. The Island Fortress
The narrow strip of water separating us from Europe also protected the island 'against infection and the hand of war'. Narrated by Robert Lang.


Unknown: Robert Lang.

: News Weather

Followed by Westminster Live Prime Minister's questions and other parliamentary highlights.

: Cricket: First Test

England v West Indies Live coverage from the First Test at Headingley.

: Gymnastics

Weetabix Young Gymnast of the Year Finals from the NEC, Birmingham. All the English regions, plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have sent their best boy and girl gymnast to compete for the title Young Gymnast of the Year. From among these names will almost certainly come Britain's future national champions and internationals. Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
A TSL production for BBCtv


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.

: Business Matters

NEW Mr Morita Mission
NEW Akio Morita , inventor of the Walkman personal stereo and head of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, talks to David Lomax about his worldwide business strategy. Why does Japan succeed while others fail? See panel below.
Producer/Series editor Brian Davies


Unknown: Mr Morita
Unknown: Akio Morita
Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Brian Davies

: Floyd on Oz

Last in the series from Down
Under, from shy and retiring gastronaut Keith Floyd.
At the end of his culinary tour of Australia Floyd is on a deserted beach in Queensland. To prove you don't need a cooker to produce delicious meals, he wraps fish, chicken and pork in baskets of banana leaves and stews the lot in a hole dug in the sand. Director David Pritchard
A Stockley Chase production for BBCtv 0MAGAZINE: Good Food. L 1. 10 from newsagents


Unknown: Keith Floyd.
Director: David Pritchard

: On the Line

Sue Mott presents a special report on sport in South
Africa. Sponsors are moving their money away from white-based rugby to black-dominated soccer and the country has just six months to scrap apartheid if it is to re-enter the world sporting arena. With
Chris Moore and Mandia Themba.
Executive producer Susan Woodward Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Chris Moore
Unknown: Mandia Themba.
Producer: Susan Woodward
Editor: David Taylor

: Up Pompeii!

The classic 70s comedy starring Frankie Howerd
Episode written by Talbot Rothwell Producer David Croft
• VIDEOS: 'Up Pompeii" - 'Vestal
Virgins' and - 'The Legacy', price £9.99, from retailers


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Written By: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Plautus: William Rushton
Nausius: Kerry Gardner

: Divorce

The fourth of six programmes about what happens to more than one in three marriages. Doing it Decently. With divorce now so common, is it possible for people to have fairly civilised separations instead of the usual legal confrontations? Tonight four couples find unusual but positive ways to end their marriages. They're trying to separate with care for themselves, and their children, and without revenge. Producer Ed Goldwyn
Series producer Jeremy Gibson A Goldwyn production for BBCtv
* HELPLINE: for help and advice about divorce, phone 0[number removed](free), until
12.30am or tomorrow 12noon - 2.00pm. 0 BOOKLET: send cheque for £2.00. made payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Producer: Ed Goldwyn
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Fishing the Hard Way

The Kirkaig. After three weeks, Joe Brown hasn't caught much. The salmon-filled Falls are his best chance.
Producer Michael Begg


Unknown: Joe Brown
Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Arts and media news.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

: Open University

A Suitable Place to Have a Baby?

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