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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Short Circuit: The Black Desert
The science behind flames. (Stereo)

9.10 Words into Action: Love
Simon Mayo continues his exploration of the Christian faith.

9.30 Diez Temas: La vida diaria

9.45 You and Me: Dumpers and Diggers

10.00 Thinkabout Science: Mirror Image (Stereo)

10.15 Search Out Science: Balancing Acts

10.35 Q and A
Schools television open forum.

10.40 Around Scotland: Story of a Story

11.00 Words and Pictures: Rapunzel

11.15 English Time: See No Evil

11.35 Teaching Today:The Management of Pupil Behaviou
How teachers can use improvisation and role play.

12.05 TV6: Sun Painter in France
Drama-documentary about Vincent Van Gogh.

12.30 Lifeschool: It's Up to You
Team work, leadership and trust.

12.55 Espana Viva

1.20 Pigeon Street: Hobbies

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair: Swimming Pool

1.40 Zig Zag: Germany

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Dumpers and Diggers


Presenter (Words into Action): Simon Mayo

: Bitten by the Bug

A look at the world of insects.
From the Frying Pan into the Freezer. How cold-blooded insects control their body temperature. Presented by Professor Erik Holm.


Presented By: Professor Erik Holm.

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills shows how to clean tin and brass.

: Country File

John Craven with rural issues.


Unknown: John Craven

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Today in Parliament.

: News

and Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. * STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Town Portraits

Richmond in Yorkshire.

: Behind the Headlines

Linda Agran examines current personal and emotional issues.


Unknown: Linda Agran

: Horizon

In Search of the "Noble Savage" STEREO

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new USS
Enterprise and its crew.
Starring Patrick Stewart
Yesterday's Enterprise. A time rift brings a Starship Enterprise from the past into the present. With Whoopi Goldberg.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg.


Brain Power. Tonight's report reveals the extraordinary powers of the mind and explores the secret cells which contain the sixth sense.
Presented by Aminatta Forna. Producer Shiobhan Mulholland
Series editor Tony Moss
7.30pm Rapldo
Sounds of Blackness and a report on gospel music, Manic Street Preachers,
Commitments star
Andrew Strong , James and the Cowboy Junkies. With Antoine da Caunes , naturellement. Executive producers Alex Berger andTimNewman
An N BdC production for BBCtv


Presented By: Aminatta Forna.
Producer: Shiobhan Mulholland
Editor: Tony Moss
Unknown: Andrew Strong
Unknown: Antoine Da Caunes
Producers: Alex Berger

: The Day the World Changed

Personal reflections on a day from the past.
16 A ugust 1631 (chosen by exiled Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o). On this day,
Yusufbin Hasan , the African king of Mombasa and Malindi, invited himself to the house of his Portuguese overlord and murdered him. For Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this is the day when a man's true culture broke free from its colonial shackles.
Direct or Terry Braun Producer John Trlffitt


Unknown: Yusufbin Hasan
Unknown: Terry Braun
Producer: John Trlffitt

: Timewatch

In 1942 the Japanese Imperial Army began construction work on a railway line through the dense jungle between Thailand and Burma. In just 15 months, 26,000 allied PoWs who were forced to labour on the project died from ill treatment, malnutrition and disease. A former prisoner explains that it took many years to be able to come to terms with and understand the experience. But there were other victims of the railway. A quarter of a million
Asian labourers were conscripted by the Japanese to work alongside the PoWs. As many as 100,000 of them may have died. One Malaysian recalls: "There were nights when six, seven or even ten people hanged themselves in the latrines." Kwai tells the full story of the "Death Railway", made famous by the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Producers Carol Sennett and Serge Viallet
Series editor Roy Davies
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 10


Producers: Carol Sennett
Producers: Serge Viallet
Editor: Roy Davies

: Rebel

Musical love story starring Matt Dillon
1942: American soldiers on leave turn Sydney into a boom town. Among them is Rebel, a deserter sickened by the violence of jungle warfare.
Director Michael Jenkins * STEREO
0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Matt Dillon
Director: Michael Jenkins
Rebel: Matt Dillon
Kathy: Debbie Byrne
Tiger: Bryan Brown
Browning: Bill Hunter
Bubbles: Ray Barrett
Joycie: Julie Nihill
Bernie: John O'May
Hazel: Kim Deacon
Mrs Palmer: Isabelle Andersson

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show


: Weatherview

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