With Simon Parkin and Philippa Forrester.
7.25 Tales of a Wise King and the Devil Animation based on King Solomon'sfables 7.30 Hallo
Spencer Puppet fun (Stereo. Rpt)
7.50 PlaydaysThe Why Bird Stop 8.15 Bitsa 8.30 Babar Animation 8.55 The Little Green
Planet Show Humorous six-part science series (Stereo. Rpt) 9.10
Blood and Honey Stories from the Old Testament, told by Tony Robinson (Stereo) 9.30 Defenders of the Earth Cartoon (Te/etext. Rpt)
9.50 Blue Peter Omnibus
Children's magazine programme (Stereo) 10.40 The Boy from
11.50 The 0 Zone Chart news and Views (Stereo)
The weekly political review for the region. Presented by Andrew Harvey , with reports from Jonathan Beale.
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Including a look at Kenneth Branagh 's Dead Again and Rambling Rose. Plus a report on Hollywood's interest in British comedy talent. ● STEREO
Final of the Midland Bank
Women's Championships from the Brighton Centre. The title has been won by Steffi Graf for the last three years.
Final of the Rothmans Grand Prix from the Hexagon,
Reading. The opening session of the season's first open final, with a possible 19 frames to decide the winner. Eight frames are played this afternoon, and the final will be played to a finish tonight. Introduced by David Vine. (Coverage continues at 9.50pm)
Egypt. Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha go down the Nile. They find out why Egypt's top pop music is banned and meet belly dancers and snake catchers.
The season of vintage repeats from the BBC's Lime Grove studios continues with the second of three episodes featuring Jack Warner in the role he made famous.
A doctor's wife reports that a sneak thief has stolen her husband's Sunday suit and shoes.
With attempts to rescue BCCI now over, John Penycate investigates the pressures that led the Bank of England to end the biggest banking scandal in history and the role played by Price Waterhouse , auditors for the fraud-ridden bank.
Producer Matthew Barrett Editor David Nissan
Fourth in a seven-part series about the development of European civilisation.
Feast and Famine, the Limestone Legacy
Between AD 1000 and 1300, northern Europe was transformed - from isolated peasants living at the mercy of marauding Vikings, to a rich society with bustling cities graced by magnificent architecture. This progress was built on a single geological resource, limestone. Producer Martin Hughes-Games
Executive producer Michael Andrews e STEREO
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â— BBC BOOK: Â£18.95 from booksellers â— BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE: including a feature on how history is shaped by man's use of natural resources.
November issue on sale from Wednesday, Â£1.75 from newsagents.
Fourth of a five-part series with Dr Jonathan Miller.
The Talking Cure. The arrival of Freud on the psychiatric scene gave a new impetus to the notion that madness might have psychological rather than physical causes. Miller examines the origins of this idea and practice of its most modern exponents - from Freud's original cases and the scepticism of his contemporaries, to the explosion of psychoanalysis. Director/Producer Richard Denton Executive producer Udi Eichler A Brook production for BBCtv
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Jeremy Paxman and guests review the week's television programmes that entertained, enlightened or enraged. Studio director Howard Reay Editor Anne Tyerman
Six profiles of very English things and those who are obsessed with them.
2: The Bowler Hat. From
Captain Mainwaring to Steed, the bowler hat has offered a peculiarly English mix of respectability and style.
Gentlemen's outfitter Douglas Stevens has owned more than
30 bowlers since 1951. This summer he ordered a new grey one from the oldest bowler hat factory in England. Producer David Presswell
Series producer Sam Organ
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The final of the Grand Prix reaches its climax at the Hexagon, Reading. The first player to reach ten frames wins a £75,000 cheque. Introduced by David Vine.
Editor Rick Waumsley
A Grand Slam Sports production for BBCtv
First showing on network television.
Billie is desperate to have a child. She starts an affair with Richard, a married man, becomes pregnant and, expecting him to reject her, disappears. He, however, has fallen in love with her.
Director John Power
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