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: News

: Westminster

An update on the latest parliamentary debates and issues.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 It Doesn't Have to Hurt
In today's computerised world, for many people, the time spent at work is the most inactive of their day. (Teletext)

9.10 Questions: What is Believing?
The story of Jackie and her secret box, told by Timmy Mallett and Anjuu Misra.

9.30 Diez Temas: Deportes
Spanish for beginners.

9.45 You and Me: Say What You Feel

10.00 Thinkabout Science: Water Power

10.15 Search Out Science: Communication: Sounding Out

10.35 Q and A
Viewers' reactions to schools' programmes.

10.40 Around Scotland: Clearances: New Ideas
Is there room for both sheep and crofters?

11.00 Words and Pictures: Each Peach, Pear, Plum

11.15 English Time: For and Against: Fast Food
Teenagers discuss the effects of the booming fast food industry on the environment and the nation's diet.

11.35 Teaching Today: Language in the National Curriculum: Language in Society/Talk

12.05 TV6: Out of the Doll's House: Breaking Free
The long, hard political battle for equality of the sexes.

12.30 Lifeschool: Careers: Pastimes that Pay

12.55 Espana Viva
Spanish for beginners.

1.20 Postman Pat: The Sheep in the Clover Field

1.30 Crystal Tipps and Alistair - Musical Instruments

1.40 Zig Zag: Technology: Showbiz Technology

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Say What You Feel


Presenter (Questions): Timmy Mallett
Presenter (Questions): Anjuu Misra

: Snooker

Live coverage of the opening matches in round six of the Grand Prix at the Hexagon, Reading. According to form, the draw on table one should be
Steve James , whose spectacular if slightly inconsistent potting has taken him to seventh in the world, against Terry Griffiths , in his 14th professional season. On table two, it looks like
James Wattana or Doug Mountjoy will be playing the formidable world No 5, Gary Wilkinson.
Introduced by David Vine. (Further coverage in Sportsnight at 10. 20pm on BBC1)
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Steve James
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: James Wattana
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson.
Introduced By: David Vine.

: A Question of Sport

Sports quiz with David Coleman. ● STEREO


Unknown: David Coleman.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new USS
Enterprise and its crew.
Starring Patrick Stewart The Survivors. The crew travels to a remote colony where only two of its 11,000 inhabitants have survived a devastating attack.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart


Rough Guide to the World's Journeys Egypt. Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha go down the Nile, and find out why shabbi, Egypt's top pop music, is banned. Also, belly dancers, snake catchers, people who live with the dead, brides for sale, and a man who would literally sell his Mummy. Producer Dele Oniya Editor Rachel Purnell
0 BOOKLET: send a cheque/PO for £2.50, payable to the BBC, to [address removed]
7.40pm Gimme
In the last programme of the series that channel-zaps around the world, Lisa I'Anson introduces a US sitcom called
Guys Next Door.
Producer Mari Beynon Owen


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Editor: Rachel Purnell
Producer: Mari Beynon Owen

: Bookmark

Angus Wilson - Skating on Thin Ice
A comic and affectionate portrait of Sir Angus Wilson , the controversial and acerbic novelist and short storywriter who died in May and is considered by many to have been the "forgotten" great man of English literature.
Nigel Williams assesses his life and work with the help of Margaret Drabble (Wilson's biographer) and Malcolm Bradbury , who worked with him in the 60s.
An ITV dramatisation of his powerful novel Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, adapted by Andrew Davies (A Very Peculiar
Practice, House of Cards), is scheduled for transmission in the spring and will star Richard Johnson and Dorothy Tutin. Producer Nadia Haggar Editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Sir Angus Wilson
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Adapted By: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Richard Johnson
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin.
Producer: Nadia Haggar
Editor: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

The Birthday Girls. Hot Lips has a date with a general in Tokyo. Hawkeye takes his scalpel to a pregnant cow.

: The Men's Room

The last of a five-part serial telling a spiky tale of sex, marriage and betrayal during the Thatcher years, dramatised by Laura Lamson.
Starring Harriet Walter Bill Nighy
Kate Hardie
December, 1989: Mark has lived with Charity for four years, and now he wants to marry her. Without such a commitment he knows he'll stray again - probably towards Tessa, the attractive daughter of one of his colleagues.
Adapted from the novel by Ann Oakley Producer David Snodin Director Antonia Bird


Dramatised By: Laura Lamson.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Kate Hardie
Novel By: Ann Oakley
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Antonia Bird
Charity: Harriet Walter
Mark: Bill Nighy
Tessa Pascoe: Kate Hardie
Sally: Amanda Redman
Eric: Ian Redford
Swinhoe: Bill Stewart
Steve: James Aubrey
Delia: Tilly Vosburgh
Mavis: Cheryl Hall
Tom: Peter Wingfield
Rachel: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Dan: Robin Plant
Harry: Nicholas Caunter

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective on a subject of current interest. Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

News, comment and discussion from the arts and media world.

: Weatherview

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