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: The Historyman

Cherryburn, on the banks of the Tyne, is the birthplace of Thomas Bewick , the engraver who produced the first illustrated guide to British birds.


Unknown: Thomas Bewick

: The Italians

Today, Leonetto Tintori who specialises in restoring
Tuscany's early Renaissance masterpieces.


Unknown: Leonetto Tintori

: Fr Quintin

Fr Quintin , Cornish by birth, is a Roman Catholic priest in Normandy following the traditional ways of excommunicated Archbishop Lefebvre.
(Tomorrow Fr Quintin 's Normandy)


Unknown: Fr Quintin
Unknown: Fr Quintin

: TUC 92

The Government's refusal to sign the Social Chapter of the Maastricht Treaty and its determination to introduce further legislation on Trade Unions, are among the issues discussed, plus debate on Equal Opportunities policy.

: After the Harvest

Winter can be a testing time for insect-eating birds.

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Melvin and Maureen try to become musical clowns. * STEREO

: Swim

Today, springboard diving.

: News; Weather

Followed by TUC 92
History will be made this afternoon when the Director General of the CBI,
Howard Davies , addresses the Trades
Union Congress - the first time a leading employers' representative has been invited to speak. Live presentation by Vivian White and Donald MacCormick includes coverage of the debate on training and education.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Unknown: Howard Davies
Presentation By: Vivian White
Presentation By: Donald MacCormick

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: In Too Deep

The mystery behind the sinking of the Plymouth trawler Pescado.

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Featuring Christopher Columbus, Housesitter and Bob Roberts.


Unknown: Featuring Christopher
Unknown: Bob Roberts.

: The Way to the Stars

Second World War drama starring
Michael Redgrave , John Mills A young pilot arrives at an RAF bomber station, where he faces both happiness and tragedy.
Director Anthony Asquith
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: John Mills
Director: Anthony Asquith
David Archdale: Michael Redgrave
Peter Penrose: John Mills
Toddy Todd: Rosamund John
Johnny Hollis: Douglass Montgomery
Mr Palmer: Stanley Holloway
Iris Winterton: Renee Asherson
Rev Charles Moss: Felix Aylmer
Tiny Williams: Basil Radford
Joe Friselli: Bonar Colleano Jr
Squadron Leader Carter: Trevor Howard
Miss Winterton: Joyce Carey
Singer: Jean Simmons

: Shaking the Heavens: The Europeans

Last in the series of personal documentaries giving voice to the wisdom of years.

"Governments should be speaking out for us, but, if they're not going to do it, we've got to do it for ourselves." Fighting talk from Rosemary Watson, Peterborough delegate to the first European Parliament of Senior Citizens. Despite very different provision for the elderly across Europe, prejudice remains universal. Reme Kwant, a 74-year-old from Utrecht, says Holland's high standards of care are no compensation for social isolation. And Lisbon delegate Emilia de Jesus Almeida reveals Portugal's failing family support and inadequate state aid.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Unknown: Rosemary Watson
Producer: Sue Davidson
Series Producer: Peter Lee-Wright

: Floyd on Spain

A gastronomic tour of Spain.
The Balearic Islands. In search of essential Majorcan cooking, Keith Floyd travels into the heart of the islands, where he cooks fritos, enjoys a massive mid-morning breakfast and asks when is a soup not a soup? Director David Pritchard
Executive producer Robert Page. A Lifetime production for BBC TV.


Unknown: Balearic Islands
Presenter: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

Offbeat comedy show starring David Baddiel , Hugh Dennis , Rob Newman and Steve Punt.


Comedian: David Baddiel
Comedian: Hugh Dennis
Comedian: Rob Newman
Comedian: Steve Punt
Director/Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: The John Bull Business

A series of documentaries on British business culture.
Thicker Than Water. Seventy per cent of all UK companies are family-owned. This film explores the businesses of five very different families, and looks at Marks and Spencer,
Cadbury Schweppes and Forte, all still perceived as family firms, despite the fact that, today, family equity ownership is tiny. Director John Lyte
Executive producer Nicholas Fraser A Panoptic production for BBCtv


Unknown: Cadbury Schweppes
Director: John Lyte
Producer: Nicholas Fraser

: The Works: Beating the Bounce

A series celebrating the role of engineering in modern society.

Brassieres, bridges and car suspension are linked by their need for damping mechanisms to cancel unwanted movement. The modern bra is an engineering masterpiece, but capable of improvement, if the latest computers used to construct car suspension are brought to bear on the female breast.
A Uden production for BBCtv
Teletext subtitles: page 888
Information: for a colour booklet send a cheque for £3.00 payable to BBCtv, to:[address removed]


Director: Joanne Wallace
Editor: Brett Price

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Presenter: Francine Stock

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: Weatherview

: Open University

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