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Pienza: A Renaissance City

: Westminster

: Daytime on 2

Programmes for young people. Some may not be suitable for the very young, though the 9.45am and 2.00pm slots are for pre-school children. Repeats are not separately indicated.
9.00 Watch: Conservation - Animals in Danger 9.15
Ghostwriter: contemporary mystery-adventure series designed to promote literacy 9.45 You and Me: Making Poetry 10.00 Topics: Craze 10.15 Zig Zag: Tales from Europe - Finland (with subtitles) 10.35 Short Circuit: Frozen to Death (Stereo) 11.00 Watch: Seashore - Sea Birds
11.15 Japanese Language and People: Time Out 11.50
Landmarks Special Reports: Colne - England 12.15 Greek Language and People: Finding Somewhere to Stay 12.40 Lernexpress: Aufdem Land 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- Warin the Channel Islands. The story of Guernsey (with subtitles)
2.00 News and Weatherfollowed by You and Me


Unknown: Mr Benn

: Made by Man

Leatherwork and a good eye for horses are the ingredients of a saddler's craft.

: Sign Extra

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live Today's proceedings in Parliament.
3.40pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Royal Ascot

Continued coverage of the first day, featuring the top race of the meeting for 2-year-olds.
4.20 Coventry Stakes (6f)
Tahdeed is a fancied runner from Ireland.

: Golf

A look back to last year's
US Open championship. With Steve Rider.
(Coverage of this year's Open starts on Friday at 11.50pm)


Unknown: Steve Rider.

: Gardeners' World

Advice and information from
Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton , and more on the Garden in Focus competition.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Magnificent Obsession

Melodrama starring Jane Wyman
Rock Hudson
A wealthy playboy indirectly brings about the death of a woman's husband and is later involved in an accident that blinds her. The tragedy inspires him with a powerful love.
Director Douglas Sirk ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Jane Wyman
Unknown: Rock Hudson
Director: Douglas Sirk
Helen Phillips: Jane Wyman
Bob Merrick: Rock Hudson
Joyce Phillips: Barbara Rush
Nancy Ashford: Agnes Moorehead
Randolph: Otto Kruger
Tom Masterson: Gregg Palmer
Valerie: Sarashane

: Assignment

Miracle Man
When Carlos Menem was elected president of Argentina, there was panic.
Hyperinflation has vanished; peace has been made with Britain - but doubts persist.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy reports on the sports-loving president determined to put Argentina back in the first division.
Producer Caroline Pare.
Editor John Morrison.


Subject: Carlos Menem
Reporter: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Caroline Pare
Editor: John Morrison

: Red Dwarf IV: Meltdown

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

A matter transporter whisks the crew to Waxworld - a giant theme park, where the waxdroids are running amok.
A Grant/Naylor production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p888)


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
Elvis: Clayton Mark
Hitler: Kenneth Hadley
Einstein: Martin Friend
Pythagoras: Stephen Tiller
Abraham Lincoln: Jack Klaff
Caligula: Tony Hawks
Stan Laurel: Forbes Masson
Noel Coward: Roger Blake
Marilyn Monroe: Pauline Bailey

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American sci-fi drama.
Starring Scott Bakula
A Little Miracle. Christmas
Eve 1962: millionaire financier
Michael Blake has more than
Scrooge's ghost to help him change his wicked ways.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Michael Blake
Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Michael Blake: Charles Rocket
Laura: Melinda McGraw

: Town Hall

An eight-part
NEW documentary series that chronicles a dramatic period in the Labour-controlled London Borough of Lewisham's history. Some of the complex committee procedures and political manoeuvring that keep much of local government working clouded in obscurity are brought to life by producers Malcolm Hirst and Charles Stewart , who spent more than a year filming there. Given access anywhere in the town hall by the council, no door was closed to them, no discussion too sensitive. 1: Bad News. The council discovers a 15 million overspend in the education budget. After years of cuts, and with no reserves, they have to consider making people redundant. A wrong move will provoke a political crisis.
A Partners in Production film for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producers: Malcolm Hirst
Producers: Charles Stewart

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine. ● STEREO
11.55pm Weatherview

: Open University

Open Forum: Choosingwhich subjects to study at university.

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