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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Reviving Antiques

How to clean old prints and drawings.

: Daytime on 2

9.05 Save a Life: Choking (Teletext)

9.15 Supersense: Making Sense (Teletext)

9.45 You and Me: Sleeping

10.00 Sealladh is Seanchas: Aran (Bread)

10.15 Zig Zag: Tales from Europe - Czechoslovakia (with subtitles)

10.35 Great Experiments: Number Crunching

11.00 Watch: Seashore - Rock Pools

11.15 Square 1: The Case of the Willing Parrot

11.35 Movable Feasts: The Big Day

11.50 Landmarks Special Reports: Wunnewill - Switzerland

12.15 Greek Language and People: Ordering Drinks

12.40 Lernexpress: Meine Familie

12.55 Take Nobody's Word for It

1.20 Mr Benn

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Landmarks: The Second World War - The Blitz (with subtitles)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: In the Garden

June. Ways to grow herbs.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Portrait of Jennie

Romantic drama starring Jennifer Jones
Joseph Cotten
Struggling artist Eben Adams finds inspiration in Jennie Appleton , but she leads him to make a dangerous discovery.
Director William Dieterie • FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Artist: Eben Adams
Unknown: Jennie Appleton
Director: William Dieterie
Jennie Appleton: Jennifer Jones
Eben Adams: Joseph Cotten
Miss Spinney: Ethel Barrymore
Mr Matthews: Cecil Kellaway
Gus O'Toole: David Wayne
Mr Moore: Albert Sharpe
Mrs Jekes: Florence Bates
Mother Mary of Mercy: Lillian Gish
Eke: Henry Hull
Mrs Buneve: Ester Somers
Clara Morgan: Maude Simmons

: Town Portraits

A look at Lincoln.

: Gardeners' World

John Brookes concludes his mini-series on garden design, and there's the Garden in Focus photographic competition.


Unknown: John Brookes

: Blackbeard the Pirate

Swashbuckling adventure starring Robert Newton, Linda Darnell

Governor Sir Henry Morgan sets sail to rescue his intended bride from the clutches of Blackbeard the Pirate - scourge of the Spanish Main.

Films: pages 43-48


Director: Raoul Walsh
Blackbeard: Robert Newton
Edwina: Linda Darnell
Maynard: Keith Andes
Worley: William Bendix
Sir Henry Morgan: Torin Thatcher

: Assignment

The Tunnel at the End of the Light
This week Czechoslovakia goes to the polls in the second free election since the communists were overthrown. But rather than uniting the nation, the new-found freedom has proved divisive. Age-old rivalries have resurfaced and the country is in danger of splitting into two.
Emily Buchanan reports on how the idealism of the Velvet
Revolution has turned sour.
Producer Bill Treharne Jones Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Editor: John Morrison

: Dance House

Indian dancer Nahid Siddiqui explores the intricacies of Kathak dance with tabla player Sabri in tonight's dance film, part of the Commissions and Collaborations season.
Director Peter Mumford


Unknown: Nahid Siddiqui
Director: Peter Mumford

: Red Dwarf IV: White Hole

Sci-fi comedy series written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Holly regains her genius-level IQ and, for reasons best known to herself, powers down the ship, leaving the crew drifting towards a white hole.
A Grant/Naylor production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Ed Bye
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American sci-fi drama.
The Great Spontini. 9 May
1974: Oakland, California. Sam is Harry Spontini , a struggling magician whose 12-year-old daughter and assistant dreams of settling down with him in their own magic shop. When her estranged mother walks back into their lives, the Table of Death threatens to make the separation permanent.


Unknown: Harry Spontini
Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Jamie: Lauren Woodland
Maggie: Amy Steel

: The Racing Game

The documentary series that tells the inside story of horse racing in this country.
Club Class. The Jockey Club has run British horse racing for almost 250 years. Its power has been absolute but now a Government committee has recommended that the old school should relinquish some control to the new breed of commercial experts. In tonight's film, Senior Steward Lord Hartington defends their tradition while the Marquess of Zetland admits it might be time some of his fellow members were "put out to grass". Producer Richard Hines
Executive producers William Cran and David Taylor


Producer: Richard Hines
Producers: William Cran
Producers: David Taylor

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Francine Stock.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Francine Stock

: The Late Show


: Weatherview

: Open University

Santo Spirito: A Renaissance
Church - this Florentine church, the only one Brunelleschi designed from scratch, was built 40 years afterhis death.

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