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: News

: The Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell 's personal view of Benidorm in Spain.


Unknown: John Thirlwell

: The Shogun Inheritance

Last of a six-part series about Japan's legacy of the samurai. Pageboy to the Gods. Nearly 80 per cent of Japanese people are reckoned to be devout
Buddhists, but almost the same number claim to be followers of Shinto. People hedge their bets by following both religions at the same time. They keep two altars in their homes - one for Shinto gods, the Kami, and the other for the family dead. Narrated by Julian Pettifer.


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Snap! Animals (Teletext)

9.10 Standard Grade Geography: Scottish Farming and the EC

9.30 Let's See: Unit 2: Animal Rights - Puffin

9.45 You and Me: You Can't Do That Here

10.00 Mathscope: Patterns

10.15 Over the Moon: Keep Safe on the Road

10.30 The Global Environment: Timber!
Using alternative sources of timber to protect great forests.

10.50 Mathsphere: What's the Connection

11.10 Landmarks: Unit 1: History of Writing and Printing: Newspapers
Nearly 300 years of bringing news to the nation.

11.30 West Africa: The Tourist Trade

11.50 Job Bank: Freelance Photographer and Construction Planning

12.10 Good Sport: Whose Side are You On?
with former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

12.30 Science in Action: Fruits of the Earth
Photosynthesis and plant experiments.

12.50 Teaching Today: Language in Society

1.20 Green Claws: I Love Tigers

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair: The Art Gallery

1.40 Music Time: Metal Sounds (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me


Presenter (Good Sport): Peter Shilton

: Conservative Party Conference

Conference continues with debates on defence, trade and industry, and social security. Presented by Donald MacCormick and Vivian White with Ian Smith.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Unknown: Ian Smith.

: This Island Earth

A season of Close
Encounters - classic sci-fi adventures - opens with this tale of a brilliant scientist recruited to work at a secret station. He is baffled by what he finds there until he discovers his employers are not of this world.
Director Joseph Newman • FILMS: pages 39-44


Director: Joseph Newman
Exeter: Jeff Morrow
Dr Ruth Adams: Faith Domergue
Dr Cal Meacham: Rex Reason
Brack: Lance Fuller
Steve Carlson: Russell Johnson
Joe Wilson: Robert Nichols
Engelborg: Karl Lindt

: Retirement Hobbies for Octogenarians

A short drama starring
Geoffrey Palmer. There is something strange happening at the bottom of the garden.


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.

: South Southern Eye

A weekly programme examining the issues affecting people in the south.
7.30 8.00 pm South East First Sight
Stories behind the headlines in the south and east.
Who's Looking after the Children?
Next week the new Children
Act comes into force. Much of the challenge will have to be met by social workers.
Antonia Higgs follows an inner London social work team as they meet daily problems. Producer Antonia Higgs
Executive producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Peter Lowe

: A Taste of Japan

Six-part series presented by cook and author
Lesley Downer , with Minoru Yoneda. Tonight, cooking at table and steamed dishes.
Director/Producer Caroline Hawkins A Hawkshead production for BBCtv


Unknown: Lesley Downer
Unknown: Minoru Yoneda.
Producer: Caroline Hawkins

: Top Gear

Tractor millionaire
Ferrucio Lamborghini decided in the 60s to beat Ferrari at his own game by building some of the world's most desirable cars.
Do latest models live up to the legend? Plus a look at the merits of the Range Rover as a second-hand buy, and at 'air bags', balloons of gas which cushion the impact of a crash. With Chris Goffey ,
Jeremy Clarkson and Quentin Willson. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Ferrucio Lamborghini
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Quentin Willson.
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

More anarchic humour and bad taste, with Owen Brenman , Angus Deayton ,
Tony Millan and Jan Ravens. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer 0 STEREO


Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Troubleshooter in Eastern Europe

Hungary - Racing for a Closing Door. The simultaneous collapse of export markets in the eastern bloc and the communist system at home has left
Hungary's industry reeling. In the second of his two special programmes,
Sir John Harvey-Jones takes a tour of the country which sets his blood boiling: 'Managers are coping with the most difficult situation you can imagine,' he says, telling Prime Minister
Jozsef Antall , 'They need more meaningful direction.' Producer Anne Laking
Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Jozsef Antall
Producer: Anne Laking
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show


: Weatherview

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