With Simon Parkin and Philippa Forrester.
6.50 The Tree behind the Chimney 7.00 Thumbelina 7.25 Tales of a Wise King and the Devil Animation based on King Solomon's fables 7.30 Hallo
Spencer Puppet fun (Rpt. Stereo)
7.50 Playdays At the Tent Stop
8.15 Bitsa 8.30 Babar Animation 8.55 The Little Green Planet Show (Rpt. Stereo) 9.10
Blood and Honey Stories from the Old Testament - with a difference (Stereo) 9.30 Defenders of the Earth Cartoon (Rpt. Teletext) 9.50 Blue Peter Omnibus (Stereo)
10.40 The Boy from Andromeda (Stereo) 11.10 Boxpops Art and Design 11.50 The 0 Zone Chart news and views (Stereo)
The return of the weekly political review for the south and east.
Presented by Laurie Mayer , reports from Jonathan Beale. * REGIONAL PROGRAMME
With Barry Norman.
World Matchplay from
Wentworth Club, Surrey.
Introduced by Steve Rider. (Golf highlights at 12 midnight)
Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading. Steve Davis should be playing for a place in the last 16, with Steve James the . high seed on table no 2.
Commentary by Ted Lowe ,
Jack Karnehm , Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , John Virgo ,
John Spencer , Eddie Charlton. Introduced by David Vine. (Coverage continues at 10.30pm)
Black Diamonds. Twenty-five years after Aberfan, grief is still palpable. But the tragedy has also inspired music, literature, photography and film. Here, the people of Aberfan mark the anniversary of the disaster in their own, positive way.
Mexico - from capital to coast.
The season of vintage repeats from the BBC's Lime Grove studios continues with the first of three episodes featuring Jack Warner in the role he made famous.
PC George Dixon finds himself at the wrong end of a gun.
Franchise Fallout. It's all change for the ITV companies as the winners of the great franchise auction are announced.
Nick Higham examines the economic base of ITV.
Producer Jenny Rathbone Editor David Nissan
Trade, Cities and the Land-Locked Sea. The third in this seven part series about the development of European civilisation shows how the lack of fertile land in Greece led traders and settlers to colonise the Mediterranean shores, how the silver mines of Athens saved western civilisation from the Persians, and how the Romans broke through the barrier of the Alps to conquer Gaul.
Executive producer Michael Andrews STEREO
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Third of a five-part series with Dr Jonathan Miller.
Brainwaves. When the medical profession first suspected that brain malfunction might cause madness, they immediately set about treating it. Ill-conceived and often brutal cures were inflicted on disturbed patients in the name of science.
Director/Producer Richard Denton Executive producer Udi Eichler A Brook production for BBCtv
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Jeremy Paxman and guests review some of the week's television programmes that entertained, enlightened or enraged - programmes you watched and maybe wish you hadn't.
"The key to the programme is getting interesting people - not professional critics - to talk about the programmes we've all seen," says Paxman. Studio director Howard Reay Editor Anne Tyerman
Highlights of today's Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka.
Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt.
The first of six profiles of very English things and those obsessed by them. The lawn is a vital part of the English urban landscape.
Maurice and Elsie Pope show off the five miniature lawns which surround their house and reveal the joys and the dangers of good lawncare English style.
Producer Philippa Lowthorpe Series producer Sam Organ
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Further coverage of the Rothman's Grand Prix from
Reading. It will be a big surprise if Jimmy White , winner of £600,000 last season, doesn't dominate table no 1 tonight.
Highlights from today's
Toyota World Matchplay final. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Clive Clark , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Steve Rider.