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: Westminster

: Footprints

T E Lawrence's introduction to the Arab people in 1909.

: The Fountain

Drama set during the First World War.
Network TV premiere.
Director John Cromwell


Director: John Cromwell

: Child of Divorce

The moving tale of a young girl who witnesses her parent's divorce. Network TV premiere.
Director Richard 0 Fleisher

: Luncheon at 12

Classic comedy with Charlie Chase.
Director Charles Parrott


Unknown: Charlie Chase.
Director: Charles Parrott

: Busy Bodies

Classic comedy with Laurel and Hardy.
Films: pages 55-64


Director: Lloyd French
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Living in the Past

Life in the Iron Age.

: Discoveries Underwater

An Athenian shipwreck from the 5th century BC.

: Forget-Me-Not Farm

Live action for under-5s.

: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery: Peking duck


Cook/presenter: Ken Hom

: News; Weather Just a Bit of Paper

A valuable postage stamp.

: Canvas

Leonardo's Mona Lisa.


Unknown: Mona Lisa.

: News; Weather Songs of Praise


: Small World

Toy theatres.

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Jill Woollaston

Life of a pioneer feminist.

: Behind the Headlines

(Fordetails see12 15am)

: Canvas

Barry Humphries on the paintings of Charles Edward Conder.
Producer Julian Jebb (Rpt;


Unknown: Barry Humphries
Unknown: Charles Edward Conder.
Producer: Julian Jebb

: One in Four

This month's magazine programme about disability includes a feature on employment in Europe.
With signing and subtitles. Producer Christopher Hutchins
0 FACTSHEET: write to One in Four.
BBCtv. London W 12 7RJ. Information is available in braille, large print and on tape.


Producer: Christopher Hutchins


6.20pm Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Deck the Halls. Will and Ashley decide to decorate the mansion in traditional Christmas style.

6.45pm Dance Energy
Last in the club and dance series presented by Normski. Series producer Lindsay Shapero An Activate production for BBCtv • STEREO


Producer: Lindsay Shapero

: Beware of the Dogs

Some of Britain's best-loved dog breeds are developing serious temperament problems or have crippling hereditary diseases. Cathy Burnett reports on a worrying trade in dogs. Producer Jane French


Unknown: Cathy Burnett

: Nature The Rain Plague

For four months every year, the monsoons flood Bangladesh and the sheer volume of water is washing away an essential nutrient - iodine. Iodine deficiency causes mental and physical retardation, and it is estimated that more than half
Bangladesh's population is affected. Michael Buerk reports on Unicef's attempts to supplement iodine in people's diets through a process of salt iodisation. Buerk says: "It is only the most dramatic disasters which grab the world's attention. Aid agencies describe iodine deficiency disorder as a silent crisis.
Generations of Bangladeshis have quietly suffered the consequences.... It's only now that the government is recognising that the problem is an environmental one."
Producer Grant Mansfield
Editor Amanda Theunissen


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Grant Mansfield
Editor: Amanda Theunissen

: Not the Nuclear Family

The first of four daily profiles in the run-up to
Public Eye's special debate on the future of the family on Friday. Won Want to Be a Pram
Pusher. Jean Smith from north London talks about being a single parent in the black community.


Unknown: Jean Smith

: Savage Islands

The swashbuckling adventures of "Bully" Hayes have got him into many a tight comer. This time, however, he stares death right in the face.
Director Ferdinand Fairfax
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-64


Capt Bully Hayes: Tommy Lee Jones
Nathaniel Williamson: Michael O'Keefe
Sophie: Jenny Seagrove
Ben Pease: Max Phipps
Count von Rittenberg: Grant Tilly
Louis Beck: Peter Rowley


Comedy series about a new satellite TV station.
Those Wonderful War Years
Written by Angus Deayton , Geoffrey Perkins Director John Kilby
Producer Jamie Rix


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Ten Commandments

Seventh of Krzysztof Kieslowski 's dramas. Majka has been living a lie for years. One day she applies for a passport to go to Canada. And she kidnaps her daughter. In Polish with English subtitles.


Unknown: Krzysztof Kieslowski

: Behind the Headlines

Francis Wheen , Edwina Currie and A N Wilson join Jane Corbin for an irreverent look back at the year's major events. Editor Charles Miller


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Charles Miller

: Weatherview

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