With Simon Parkin and Philippa Forrester.
7.25 Tales of a Wise Kingand the Devil Animation based on King Solomon'sfables 7.30 Charlie Brown Specials 7.55
Playdays At the Patch Stop
8.15 Bitsa 8.30 Telling
Tales (Stereo) 8.45 Babar 9.10
Blood and Honey Stories from the Old Testament, told by Tony Robinson (Stereo) 9.30 Defenders of the Earth Cartoon (Rpt. Teletext)
9.50 Blue Peter Omnibus 10.40 Dark Season (Rpt. Stereo) 11.10 Boxpops 11.50 The 0 Zone Chart news and views (Stereo)
The weekly political review for the region. With Laurie Mayer. • REGIONAL PROGRAMME
First showing on network television of this drama starring Helena Bonham Carter
On the death of Henry VIII , the throne of England passes to the ailing Edward VI. The Duke of Northumberland schemes for the unwilling and unprepared Lady Jane Grey to be the next successor. With Michael Hordern, Jill Bennett, Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland. Director Trevor Nunn
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Music, comedy and song in Stanley and the Dinosaurs.
A documentary which follows the making of the film K2, about an epic climb to the summit of the world's second highest mountain.
David Taylor enters a new world of pitches, strikes, homer hankies and tomahawk chops.
Southern USA. With Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha.
Today's action featuring London Irish v Bath
Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . With Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston
The holiday information series. 2: Tuscany. Viareggio, the island of Elba, Pisa and Florence. Well-known names, but what are they really like? With Penny Junor, Matthew Collins and Drjohn Thornes. Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson Details on Ceefax page 619
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The top business stories. Editor David Nissan
The last of a seven-part series about the development of European civilisation.
Hostages to Oil. The Gulf War showed how Europe's survival depends on imported oil. This programme reveals how the economic and political power of European countries now hangs on their energy supplies. Executive producer Michael Andrews STEREO
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● BBC BOOK: 18.95, from booksellers ● BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE: November issue includes a feature on how history is shaped by man's use of natural resources, L 1.75 from newsagents.
First in a five-part series about the origins, history and impact of the computer, a machine that changed the world.
Englishman Charles Babbage conceived the basic idea of a computer about 150 years ago, as a machine that would eliminate error and relieve humans of the tedium of calculation. But it was not until the Second World War that the race to build the first computer began. In 1946, the Americans unveiled the ENIAC - it filled a large room, cost the equivalent of $3 million to build and had less power than a modern pocket calculator. Narrated by Andrew Sachs and Lesley Judd. Producer Fiona Holmes
Series producer Jon Palfreman
Jeremy Paxman and guests review some of the week's television programmes. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO
Five imaginative collaborations providing an unusual homage to Mozart in his bicentennial year. 3: Bring Me the Head of Amadeus. A comic nightmare set in Mozartopol (a city suspiciously like Vienna) where a search is afoot for the composer's skull, stolen on the 200th anniversary of its internment. Directed by Barrie Gavin , with music composed by HKGruber.
Members of the Vienna Art Orchestra
Series devised by Annette Morreau Producer Elizabeth Queenan
An Artifax production for BBCtv ●STEREO
Composer/Scene hand/Pawnbroker/Ghost train Barker:
Voice of Amadeus:
Six profiles of very English things. 5: The Old School Tie. The ultimate aid to social mobility. Producer Paul Wooding
Series producer Sam Organ
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First showing on network television for this trantic comedy with dynamic special effects. Starring Val Kilmer
Mitch Taylor and Chris Knight are fellow pupils at Pacific Tech - a progressive school of advanced science. Recruited to work on a secret laser project, they discover that their assignment has sinister ramifications.
Director Martha Coolidge
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Prof Jerry Hathaway: