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: Open University

Practically Speaking

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Tutorial Topics: Girls v Boys

9.10 Standard Grade Studies: Power to the People?

9.30 Ici Paris: Ville Internationale

9.45 You and Me: Make Your Mind Up

10.00 Square 1: Angle

10.15 Over the Moon: Time

10.30 Art Work: Seeing and Believing

10.50 Mathsphere: A Question of Distribution; The Mathematical Thread of Life

11.10 Landmarks: The Blitz

11.30 Geography Programme: There's a Golf Course on the Farm

11.50 Topics: Living with a Handicap; Asian Girl

12.10 Let's See: Go 4,5

12.30 Science in Action: What a Gas

12.50 Teaching Today: Teachers Review Their Work Together

1.20 Charlie Chalk

1.35 King Rollo

1.40 Music Time: Birdsong

2.00 News and Weather
followed by
You and Me: Make Your Mind Up

: Advice Shop

A programme for consumers of welfare and public services, with news and information on rights, benefits and the law. This week's special report looks at a number of initiatives around the country tackling the increasing problem of young people's homelessness.
0 HELPLINE: phone free from 3.00 to
6.00pm on 0[number removed]

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Featuring Prime Minister's Question Time and other parliamentary highlights.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Bowls

Coverage of the Midland Bank World Bowls Championships from Preston, featuring the last pairs and singles quarter-final matches. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly with commentary by David Rhys Jones ,
Jimmy Davidson , Mal Hughes , David McGill and John Bell. • STEREO


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly
Commentary By: David Rhys Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: Mal Hughes
Commentary By: David McGill
Commentary By: John Bell.

: Food and Drink


: Bonanza: the Next Generation

L First showing on network television for this feature film based on the popular western drama series. 1905: a new generation of the Cartwright family defends the Ponderosa from a mining project. Director Bill Claxton
● FILMS: pages 33-38


Director: Bill Claxton

: Southern Eye

Weekly programme examining the issues and events affecting life in the south.

: First Sight

The Jewels in the Crown?
Next week, private companies take over the maintenance of nine royal parks in and around London. Michael Goldfarb reports on fears for the future. Producer Tony Chapman
Executive producer Peter Lowe


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

: Abroad in Britain

Another showing for the series about British exoticism.
Severn Heaven. A look at an architectural wonderland where houses are made from railway carriages and old buses. With Jonathan Meades. Producer David F Turnbull
Executive producer Clare Paterson 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Severn Heaven.
Unknown: Jonathan Meades.
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Top Gear

Return of the motoring magazine programme. Jeremy Clarkson investigates rumours of the Ford Capri's comeback and test-drives the Mazda MX-6; Radio Times writer Chris Goffey looks at cult cars; and second-hand car dealer Quentin Willson reveals the workings of the motor trade. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams
● CAR LINES: for this week's new cartest details phone 0[number removed]or for second-hand car information phone
0[number removed]. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at other times. ● MOTORING: page 14


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Red Dwarf V: Inquisitor

Space-age comedy written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles.
The Inquisitor roams through time weeding out life's wastrels and deleting the worthless - the Red Dwarf crew is in big, big trouble.

A Grant Naylor production for BBCtv
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Inquisitor: John Docherty

: Fire in the Blood

Six stories from the new Spain. Changing Fortunes. Spaniards gamble more than any other Europeans and the most unexpected winners are the blind. On every street corner they sell tickets for the nightly lottery from special booths and its success has turned Once, the charity for the blind, into one of Spain's top five companies. Presented by Ian Gibson. Producer Jeremy Mills
Series producer Alan Bookbinder


Presented By: Ian Gibson.
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Talking to Myself

Sir Bernard Ingham explains how he spent 11 years trying to relax Mrs Thatcher.
Producer Michael Davies


Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Producer: Michael Davies

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The review of the month.

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Message of Starlight

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