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: News

: Westminster

An update on the latest debates and issues raised in Parliament.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Snap!: Still Life (Teletext)

9.10 Standard Grade Geography: Greenbelt Pressures - Edinburgh

9.30 Let's See: Animal Rights - Otter

9.45 You and Me: We're Going the Wrong Way

10.00 Mathscope: Boxes

10.15 Over the Moon: Getting Lost

10.30 The Global Environment: The Greenhouse Effect
An introduction to global warming and its possible consequences for the planet.

10.50 Mathsphere: Would You Believe It?
Using music to look at number sequences with the help of pop group EMF.

11.10 Landmarks: History of Writing and Printing

11.30 West Africa: Oil in the Delta

11.50 Job Bank: Entrepreneur - a 25-year-old freelance businessman.; Printing

12.10 Good Sport: Get Moving!

12.30 Science in Action: Sixth Sense

12.50 Teaching Today: Language in the National Curriculum
A day in the life of a hospital and a primary school.

1.20 The Adventures of Spot

1.25 What's Inside

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Music Time: Sleigh Ride (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: We're Going the Wrong Way


Band (Mathephere): EMF

: Snooker

Live coverage of the Rothman's Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading. David Vine introduces the early frames from one of this afternoon's sixth round matches.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Introduces: David Vine

: Racing

From Newbury.
4.15 Racal Telecom Handicap Stakes (1 m 5f 60 yds).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Producer Wendy Sheppard


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Snooker

Further coverage from
Reading. David Vine presents the closing frames of this afternoon's session, as the quarter-finals' line-up takes shape in this prestigious E400,000 event.


Unknown: David Vine

: Food and Drink

: Invaders from Mars

The Close Encounters season continues with the story of a boy who sees a spaceship land near his house. When those investigating the landing site seem to have changed, no one will believe they are under the influence of invaders from Mars.
Director William Cameron Menzies
0 FILMS: pages 45-52


Director: William Cameron Menzies

: Animation Now

TheBigSnit. Canadian classic.

: First Sight

Behind the region's headlines. The Blantyre Experience
Armed robbers, drug offenders, even killers are experiencing a unique regime in a Kent prison. Every morning nearly a quarter of the inmates at Blantyre House leave unsupervised.
They go to colleges, to work in the local community, some to paid jobs. Many of the proposals in the Government's White
Paper on prison reform are in operation at Blantyre. Terry Dignan reports.
Producer Mike Mortimer
Executive producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Terry Dignan
Producer: Mike Mortimer
Producer: Peter Lowe

: A Taste of Japan

The last in the series looks at the way every meal in Japan finishes - with rice. Lesley Downer reveals the way to cook it, and Minoru Yoneda prepares a range of sushi.
Director/Producer Caroline Hawkins A Hawkshead production for BBCtv


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

: Top Gear

Small cars have been getting longer, fatter and heavier:
Peugeot believes its new 106 sets a different trend.
Chris Goffey tests it and evaluates the company's marketing strategy. Quentin Wilson assesses the BMW 5-series as a used-car buy. Plus Tony Mason on the Bouley Bay Hillclimb from Jersey.
Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams 0CAR LINE: nng 0[number removed]for information on this week's new cartest: and 0[number removed]for information on second-hand cars. Call costs 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times. ● COMPETITION: page 12


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Quentin Wilson
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: AlexeiSayle's Stuff

More anarchic humour when
Alexei Sayle is injured by a falling cathedral and forced by Mel Torme to sing an opera Creole-style. With
Owen Brenman , Angus Deayton ,
Tony Millan and Jan Ravens. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer ● STEREO
BBC VIDEO: L 10.99, from retailers.


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Mel Torme
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: 40 Minutes

Short, Sharp and Shocking
In a controversial experiment, seven teenagers, all on probation, enter Garth high-security jail in Lancashire to face verbal abuse from a lifer and a ten-year prisoner. They are given a no-holds-barred view of life inside: from homosexual rape to suicide. The aim is to deter the teenagers from taking the next step into crime. How will they react?
Producer Harry Weisbloom Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Harry Weisbloom
Editor: Caroline Pick

: TV

Six journeys through colour. 2: Blueis ... for boys and bobbies, moons, murders and madonnas, jeans and stockings. Producer Nick Conefrey
Series producer Andy Batten-Foster


Producer: Nick Conefrey
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine. • STEREO

: Snooker

Coverage of the Grand Prix.

: Weatherview

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