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: Open University

Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands.

: England

Yuletide. England during the 1920s and 30s. re/w. Rpt)

: Army Lives

Nothing is Forever. Three families prepare to leave the security of the forces. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Bravestarr

...But First This
With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. • STEREO
Space-age animation.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Artlfax

How design affects our lives. ● STEREO

: Playdays

The Patch Stop. ● STEREO

: Lassie

Lassie gives new courage to Barney, her old friend.

: T'n'T

Andi Peters with all that's new in films, television and video. ● STEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters

: The Fastest Gun Alive

Starring Glenn Ford Faster than
Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid, peaceful store-keeper George Temple is the fastest gun alive - and so becomes the next target for ruthless outlaw Vinnie Harold. With and Director Russell Rouse ● FILMS: pages 3 1-34


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Wyatt Earp
Unknown: Vinnie Harold.
George Temple: Glenn Ford
Dora Temple: Jeanne Crain
Vinnie Harold: Broderick Crawford
Vinnie Harold: Russ Tamblyn
Vinnie Harold: Allyn Joslyn
Vinnie Harold: Leif Erickson
Vinnie Harold: John Dehner
Vinnie Harold: Noah Beery

: Holiday Outings

A budget safari in Kenya.

: After Hours

US entertainment show.

: Bertha


: Olympic Grandstand

More decathlon action.
The men's singles semi-finals.
Plus boxing semi-finals and news of the men's table tennis singles final.

: Top Gear: Take Two

Featuring an assessment of two cars - the Rocket and the Messerschmitt.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Kon-Tiki Man
Reeds in the Wind. Thor Heyerdahl continues his journey across the Atlantic, charting the route he believes an early civilisation took before Columbus in 1492.


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl

: Romania after Ceausescu

A documentary following a group taking aid to an asylum at Poiana Mare.


Unknown: Poiana Mare.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Knights of Malta
A look at the work of members of the St John Ambulance Brigade.
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Babar

With Andi Peters.
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: The Night of the Red Hunter

A four-part drama from New Zealand.
3: Peter and Maggie find unexpected allies in the Pipers - but Ish Murdie 's greed threatens to destroy everyone. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Ish Murdie

: Newsround

News for children.

: Record Breakers

Including: an attempt on the world's longest coin line, plus Murray Walker commentates on a top speed pit-stop tyre change. Presented by Roy
Castle and Cheryl Baker. ● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: Cheryl Baker.

: Neighbours

Josh and Todd plan a surprise for Lucy on her 18th birthday. Adamand Caroline lay a trap hoping it will get Brad Willis out of prison.
(For cast see Wednesday. Shown at
1.30pmonBBCl) ● STEREO


Unknown: Adamand Caroline
Unknown: Brad Willis

: Olympic Grandstand

Presented by Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
6.00 Men's 400m hurdles final
6.20 Women's 1500m semi-finals
6.45 Men's 1500m semi-finals
7.15Women's 100m hurdles final
Britain's Kriss Akabusi used to be a useful 400m runner and the backbone of the 4 x 400m relay squad. But then, in 1986, he changed to the 400m hurdles and made an almost instant impact by reaching the world championship final the following year. He came sixth at the Seoul Olympics and has since won European and Commonwealth gold medals and a world championship bronze. Could Akabusi surpass even this by claiming Britain's first Olympic gold in the men's 400m hurdles since David
Hemery demolished the field with a world-record-breaking run at the Mexico City Games 24 years ago? World champion Samuel Matete , from Zambia, is looking to become only the second African to win this event, and Americans
Dave Patrick and Kevin Young will, of course, have other ideas. Later in the evening, the Unified Team's
Lyudmila Narozhilenko starts as clear favourite in the women's sprint hurdles, and the long jump final, set to be an all-American duel between world record-holder
Mike Powell and double
Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis , draws to a close.
Plus more action from the boxing semi-finals. With commentary by Harry Carpenter. 0 KRISS AKABUSI 'S KIND OF DAY: page 90


Presented By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Samuel Matete
Unknown: Dave Patrick
Unknown: Kevin Young
Unknown: Lyudmila Narozhilenko
Unknown: Mike Powell
Unknown: Carl Lewis
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentary By: Kriss Akabusi

: Timestalkers

Science-fiction movie starring
William Devane
Lauren Hutton
Professor Scott McKenzie , a wild west buff, is stunned by the appearance of a modern gun in a 100-year-old photograph. A mysterious woman tells him that the gunslinger is a rogue scientist from the year 2586 and that together they must travel into the past to bring him back to the future.
Director Michael Schultz
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 31-34


Unknown: William Devane
Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Unknown: Professor Scott McKenzie
Director: Michael Schultz
Scott McKenzie: William Devane
Georgia Crawford: Lauren Hutton
Dr Joseph Cole: Klaus Kinski
General Joe Brodsky: John Ratzenberger
Texas John Cody: Forrest Tucker

: The Travel Show

Including a report on a family camping holiday at Argele's
Plage in the Languedoc region of France, and a visit to Glasgow. Plus Matthew Collins takes another challenge, this week on the high seas.
Presented by Penny Junor, with Paddy Haycocks and Carol Smillie.
Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss ● STEREO
9 MOAN LINE: if things go wrong on your holiday, phone [number removed].
* BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE carnes profiles of the places visited by The Travel Show: £1.40, from newsagents


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Carol Smillie.
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Talking Heads

A series of solo performances being shown as part of a retrospective season of Alan Bennett 's work.
Soldiering On starring Stephanie Cole
A stockbroker's widow finds life stripping her of most of her assets, including her memories. "She may seem tragic to an onlooker, but she's not tragic to herself because she closes her eyes to anything uncomfortable or unacceptable," was
Stephanie Cole 's impression of the stoical woman she portrays. In an interview with Radio
Times in 1988 when the monologue was first broadcast, she said she admired the stiff upper lip of her character, but admitted, "I'm nothing like her
- in fact, I'm the opposite. I suspect she's an unthinking Thatcherite, whereas I veer towards the Green."
Producer Innes Lloyd
Director Tristram Powell


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Stephanie Cole

: Early Travellers in North America

Eyewitness accounts from British writers who travelled in North America in Victorian times, with extracts from their journals, contemporary stills and archive footage.
Indians. Tonight's programme reveals the candid truth about the conflict between white settlers and the American Indian, and how early friendship turned to tragedy for the native peoples. Rudyard Kipling commented: "Most Americans are charmingly frank about the Indian. 'Let us get rid of him as soon as possible,' they say."
Producer Charles Miller


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Producer: Charles Miller
Isabella Bird: Joanna David
Charles Dickens: Adrian Rawlins
Anna Brownell Jameson: Anna Cropper
Rudyard Kipling: Richard Lintern
Susanna Moodie: Carolyn Pickles
Robert Louis Stevenson: Peter Capaldi
Catherine Parr Traill: Shona Morris
Frances Trollope: Patsy Byrne

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Pakistan
Highlights of the first day's play from the Oval.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook
12.05 Legal Standards - discussion of legal aspects of medical decision-making, paying particular attention to the nature of "informed consent".

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