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: Westminster

An update on the latest debates and issues raised in Parliament.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Tutorial Topics - Craze: Reptiles

9.10 Standard Grade English - Language and place: North East Scotland

9.30 Let's See - A Christmas Story

9.45 You and Me - Sign Language

10.00 Mathscope - Playground Saved

10.15 Over the Moon - Christmas

10.30 The Global Environment - Our Future World
The earth's environmental hazards.

10.50 Mathsphere - Robots in action

11.10 Landmarks: Victorian Children - Going to school

11.30 Soviet Union, and After - Villages in the Clouds
The people of the Georgian Caucasus.

11.50 Job Bank - Office Work

12.10 Sports Science - Winning Through
Training the mind as well as the body.

12.30 Science in Action - Good vibrations

12.50 Teaching Today: Environmental Education

1.20 The Adventures of Spot

1.25 What's Inside?

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Music Time - the Orchestra (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: The History Man

Bryan McNerney visits the 15th-century Wymondham Abbey, in Norfolk.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Around Midnight

A documentary following people who begin their working lives as the rest of the population sleeps. This journey through Leeds from dusk to dawn is a portrait of the life of a city at night.

: News and Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Featuring Prime Minister's Questions and other
Parliamentary highlights.

: Snooker

UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
The last two quarter-finals reach to halfway stage, introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Food and Drink

: The Spy with My Face

Robert Vaughn
David McCallum
In another Man from UNCLE adventure, a THRUSH agent becomes Solo's double.
Director John Newland • FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: David McCallum
Director: John Newland

: First Sight

Behind the region's headlines. A New Rising Sun
This year the Japanese will invest Y4 billion in Great
Britain, buying businesses and running them on Japanese lines. Michael Delahaye reports on their impact on the south east. Producer Tony Chapman
Executive producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Prisoners of Conscience

"Human rights abuses wherever they occur should never be tolerated or ignored. Amnesty International and other organisations play an invaluable role in exposing these evils. I am glad to do what I can to help them" - His
Eminence Cardinal Basil Hume.
(Repeatedat 11.55pm)

: The Victorian Flower Garden

Fifth of eight programmes.
Harry Dodson uses an array of Victorian machines to keep the gardens neat and tidy. Peter Thoday searches for a Victorian obsession, ferns. Producer Keith Sheather • STEREO


Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Peter Thoday
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Top Gear

For the past four days, Top Gear has been following entrants in this year's Lombard RAC Rally, the final round in ' the 1991 World Rally
Championship. There are reports from Harrogate and Chester, and news of Radio
Times Rally Quest competition winner Francine Bogg. Producer Tony Rayner
Executive producer Dennis Adams Rally news on Ceefax page 381 0 RALLY HOTLINE: telephone
0[number removed]. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at other times.


Unknown: Francine Bogg.
Producer: Tony Rayner
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Murder Most Horrid: He Died a Death

by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
A series of comedy films starring Dawn French

Fading soap star Judy Talent is in the long-running West End whodunit The Catflap with a cast who in life would all gladly murder each other. Then one of them gets the lead in a washing powder commercial....
With Tony Slattery, Kenneth Cranham. Kevin McNally, Stephen Moore, Gwen Taylor.

A TalkBack production for BBCtv


Writer: Ian Hislop
Writer: Nick Newman
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Judy Talent: Dawn French
Tony Sparkle: Tony Slattery
Inspector Salford: Kenneth Cranham
Inspector Turner: Kevin McNally
Basil Hampton: Stephen Moore
Beryl: Gwen Taylor

: 40 Minutes

Windermere's Burning
Forget Backdraft or London's Burning, two-thirds of England's fire stations are operated by the butcher, the baker and software maker, ready to man the pumps night and day. Windermere mechanic Doug Harris and his crew go about their lives in constant anticipation of the next fire call. Producer Mark Frith ; Editor Caroline Pick A Bullfrog production for BBCtv


Unknown: Doug Harris
Producer: Mark Frith
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Small Objects of Desire

The light bulb.

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: The Late Show


: Weatherview

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