An update on the latest parliamentary debates.
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
Introduced by Helen Rollason. Netball England v West Indies
The second of a three match series. Commentary by Hazel Irvine and Sue Campbell.
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
3.00pm News; Weather
and Regional News; Weather
Highlights from the final rounds. With Alan Coren.
Californian home exchange.
When fresh water runs out, the Isles of Scilly use a diviner.
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?
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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.
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Starring Phil Silvers
Bilko lures two men into a dummy space chamber to play poker undisturbed.
Edward Pearce of The Guardian looks at the week's events.
A Granada production for BBCtv
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
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
Vintage comedy in nine parts, starring Cyril Cusack Roy Dotrice
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
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
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0 BBC BOOK: The Power and the Glory - a Century of Motor Racing, 117.95
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
The top news stories of the day.
Iain MacWhirter follows the work of the parliamentary select committees. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Liz Holden
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