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: Westminster

An update on the latest parliamentary debates.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Quinze Minutes: A La Mode

9.15 Teaching Today: Using Radio in the Classroom

9.45 Watch: Food: Bread of Life

10.00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye: The Waterfall of Words

10.20 Around Scotland: Clearances: Home and Away

10.40 Into Music: The Caribbean: Calypso (Stereo)

11.00 Let's See: Risks and Hazards: Stay Safe

11.15 English Express: Who-Me?: Girls and Boys

11.35 TV6: The Bird-Catcher of Rio

12.00 English File: Analysing Language: What Big Teeth You Have, Grammar!

12.30 Scene: Kicks and Insults

1.00 Standard Grade English: The Language of Laughs

1.20 The Brollys

1.35 Jimbo and the Jet Set

1.40 English Time: Writing: Poetry

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures: Forget-Me-Not

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason. Netball England v West Indies
The second of a three match series. Commentary by Hazel Irvine and Sue Campbell.
From Cheltenham.
2.45 Steel Plate and Sections Young Chasers Championship Final (Limited Handicap. 3 m)
3.20 Countryside Raceday
Steeplechase (Handicap. 2 m)
3.55 ASW Hurdle Race (2 m) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
A round-up of the European club competitions. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Philip Bernie
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather


Commentary By: Hazel Irvine
Commentary By: Sue Campbell.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Philip Bernie

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: World Scrabble Championship

Highlights from the final rounds. With Alan Coren.


Unknown: Alan Coren.

: Holiday Outings

Californian home exchange.

: Donovan the Diviner

When fresh water runs out, the Isles of Scilly use a diviner.

: Top Gear

: Thunderbirds

Gerry Anderson 's classic
"supermarionation" series. Operation Crash Dive
Things are going horribly wrong with the Fireflash project - the supersonic plane has disappeared from radar screens. Can International
Rescue find the plane?


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Serpents, Swiftlets and the Chasm of Gloom

In the black caverns of Borneo live the cave swiftlets, surely the strangest birds in the world. They make their nests from spit and can fly in total darkess. They share the caves with a multitude of other creatures: bat-eating snakes and millions of bats; giant poisonous centipedes that stalk the cavern walls; and the men who come to harvest the swiftlets' nests to make birds'-nest soup. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Producer Pelham Aldrich-Blake * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Pelham Aldrich-Blake

: Bilko: Bilko in Outer Space

Starring Phil Silvers

Bilko lures two men into a dummy space chamber to play poker undisturbed.


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: What the Papers Say

Edward Pearce of The Guardian looks at the week's events.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Edward Pearce

: Public Eye

Choosing the Sex of Your Baby - Unnatural Selection?
Parents may soon be able to choose whether they have a boy or a girl. An American technique that claims an 80 per cent success rate in selecting a baby's sex is expected to be introduced to Britain in the near future. Barbara Altounyan examines the controversy that surrounds what may prove to be the ultimate in consumer choice. With Peter Taylor. Producer Narinder Minhas Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Barbara Altounyan
Unknown: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Dream Gardens

The last in a series of films about inspirational gardens. Paradise Island. Bestselling author Leslie Thomas visits
Tresco in the Isles of Scilly, home to Britain's most exotic sub-tropical garden. He discovers that not everything in the garden is lovely, owing to exceptional Atlantic gales and a wind-chill factor of -35C. Only now is the magic returning to the garden.
Director/Producer Ian Keill
Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv 0 GARDENING: page 16


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Producer: Ian Keill
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Clochemerle

Vintage comedy in nine parts, starring Cyril Cusack Roy Dotrice
Wendy Hillier
6: The Scandalous Outcome of a Night of Destruction
Hell-bent on the destruction of the new urinal, Justine Putet enlists the help of right-wing reactionary Monsieur Girodot. Narrated by Peter Ustinov.
Adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Producer Michael Mills


Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Wendy Hillier
Unknown: Justine Putet
Unknown: Monsieur Girodot.
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.
Adapted By: Ray Galton
Adapted By: Alan Simpson
Producer: Michael Mills

: The Power and the Glory

The story of motor racing.
Years of Thunder. From zero to 300mph in six seconds, nose-to-tail racing at 200mph, ear-splitting exhausts, gigantic crowds - this is motor racing the American way. Both drag racing and stock-car racing started illegally on the streets of America and have become part of the country's popular culture. Today they are multi-million-dollar businesses.
The stars of these sports explain how it happened. Producer Michael Schooley
Executive producer Ivan Rendall A John Gau production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 BBC BOOK: The Power and the Glory - a Century of Motor Racing, 117.95


Producer: Michael Schooley
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Gau

: Have Got News for You

Comedy news quiz show hosted by Angus Deayton. With team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , plus guests Michael White and Steve Frost.
Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

The top news stories of the day.

: Scrutiny

Iain MacWhirter follows the work of the parliamentary select committees. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Liz Holden


Unknown: Iain MacWhirter
Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Liz Holden

: * Mystery Train

Richard O'Brien offers another journey into the twilight zone of entertainment. Tonight's treats include:
The Night Stalker - Bad Medicine
Who or what is causing the rich women of Chicago to kill themselves? Kolchak discovers an ancient terror that has taken on a modern form - but can he defeat the menace?
Director Alex Grasshot
25 Ways to Quit Smoking
A bizarre guide to how to stop using the "coffin nails".
Invasion of the Saucermen
There are strange goings on in Hicksberg.
Some say a flying saucer has landed - but where is the proof? Only the town's teenagers are willing to believe it. Director Edward L Cahn
• FILMS: pages 55-60


Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Director: Alex Grasshot

: Weatherview

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