Live coverage of the beginning of the Commons debate on the Queen's Speech. Opposition criticism of the legislative programme is led by the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, while the Government's plans are defended by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Major , MP.
Liberal Democrat leader, the Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown , MP, will then give his party's response. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor James Leaton Gray
3.00pm* News; Weather
Sci-fi adventure set in the First
World War and based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. For the first time on British television, and as part of Deaf Awareness Week, this film will be subtitled and interpreted in British Sign Language.
Director Kevin Connor
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 45-52
Captain Von Schoenvorts:
The stories behind the headlines in the south and east.
The Red Revolution
For 60 years London's familiar red buses have been run by London Transport. Now, government deregulation proposals could mean a multi-coloured free-for-all on the capital's bus routes. Vivian White asks whether competition really leads to lower fares and better services and examines whether critics' fears of a return to the bus wars of the 1920s are justified. ProducerTony Chapman
Executive producei Peter Lowe
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First of eight programmes.
The treasures of a bygone age are re-created when
Harry Dodson prepares a Victorian tropical house, rose house and herbaceous border to receive the beautiful flowers and plants grown by the Victorians. Producer Keith Sheather • STEREO
• FEATURE: page 34
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
News from the Motorcycle
Show at the NEC; a road test on the new Ginetta G33 V8 two-seater sports car; and the risks lone women drivers may run when they break down. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams • COMPETITI0N:page 18
Jeremy Irons , winner of this year's Oscar for best actor, performs a new poem by Heathcote Williams , author of the bestselling Whale Nation. The poem gives ironic voice to our deathly love affair with the car, cause of "the third world war that nobody bothered to declare". The screen is filled with apocalyptic images of the civilised man's joy ride to destruction.
Director John Hay Editoi Cat oline Pick
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