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: Writers'Houses

PJ Kavanagh visits the Buckingham village of Olney, where the melancholy 18th-century poet William Cowper wrote some of the most beautiful nature poetry in the language.


Unknown: William Cowper

: Play Better Golf

This programme deals with difficult lies and how to get out of them. The four local amateurs are coached this week by professional golfer David Huish.
(Tomorrow: common golfing faults)


Unknown: David Huish.

: Daytime on Two Q and A

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Your chance to learn how to make a video diary. (stereo)

: Id Paris

Five-part French language series. Jean and Sirine report from the Paris suburbs. (Stereo)

: Techno

A group of young people competes for a design brief.

: You and Me

For infants. Sarah comes to visit - but why won't Cosmo open the front door?

: Over the Moon

Brothers and Sisters. Alec Heggie reads The Very Worst
Monster by Pat Hutchins. And Mr Boom considers how to get on with brothers and sisters.


Unknown: Pat Hutchins.
Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Mick has threatened to shoot the badger so Debbie and Kiran run off withStripey.

: Mathsphere

Maths for young teenagers.
Today: measuring the effects of global warming on the sea level.

: Watch

Children in History. Clothes children have worn for birthday parties, both past and present. A Spelthorne production for BBCtv ● STEREO

: English Express

Watching soaps is a national pastime - but writing them can be a real adventure. (Stereo)

: Science Challenge

Can the children find four differences between day and night? (Stereo)

: Into Music

Patterns. The children compose a piece of music based on rhythm patterns. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Thunderbirds: The Man from Ml5 (3)

An old favourite - but now in French.

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television. (Stereo) ● WRITE TO: Q and A, BBC White City. Wood . Lane LondonW 12 7TS.


Unknown: Wood . Lane

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool: Economic and Industrial: Understanding

How to manage your money. (Stereo)

: Teaching Today

Playgrounds in the Primary SchooL Ideas to improve the quality of playtime and make good educational use of school grounds. (Stereo)

: PC Pinkerton

Slipper is good at finding things, so he's asked to help when the Rev Brown loses his tortoise.


Unknown: Rev Brown

: Animal Fair

"Never judge a book by its cover, wait till you discover just what lies inside." Narrated by Don Spencer.


Unknown: Don Spencer.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Cartoon adventures of a young girl and her dog. Crystal Tipps and Alistair adopt an abandoned egg and gain a friend for life!

: Cross Currents

Community Understanding For secondary schools. A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Labour Party Conference

The Rt Hon John Smith , MP's first speech to Conference as Labour Party leader. Presented by Donald MacCormick , Vivian White and lain MacWhirter.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: John Smith
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White

: Film 92 with Barry Nonnan

Featuring Carry On Columbus, City of Joy starring
Patrick Swayze and Pauline Collins , and Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon. Plus a location report from
Kenneth Branagh 's latest film. ● STEREO


Unknown: Patrick Swayze
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: The Hideaways

Adventure starring Ingrid Bergman
Longing for excitement,
Claudia persuades her brother Jamie to run away with her to
New York. There they become obsessed with a marble statue in a museum and decide to seek out its donor.
Director Fielder Cook 0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Director: Fielder Cook
Mrs Frankweiler: Ingrid Bergman
Claudia: Sally Prager
Jamie: Johnny Doran
Saxonburg: George Rose
Mr Kincaid: Richard Mulligan
MrsKincaid: Georgann Johnson
Kevin: Brucie Conover
Brucie: Mike Hammett

: Assignment

The specialist foreign affairs programme returns with weekly reports on issues of international interest.
Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!
Canada is on the brink of crisis and its tribes are on the warpath. The French
Canadians in Quebec want greater power, the Western
Provinces have had enough and the Mohawks and Cree are stirring up old grievances. Leading Canadian writer
Mordecai Richler reports on the growing divisions in what was once the most civilised and tolerant society in the world. Producer Jonathan Lewis
Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Mordecai Richler
Producer: Jonathan Lewis
Editor: John Morrison

: Floyd on Spain

Concluding the gastronomic tour of Spain.
La Mancha to Madrid. In the footsteps of Don Quixote , Keith Floyd tilts his culinary skills at La Mancha grape-pickers and a local marquis. His odyssey ends in Madrid where he cooks a dish for his Sancho Panza - Raphael the bus driver.
Director David Pritchard
Executive producer Robert Page A Lifetime production for BBCtv
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FOOD: page 16


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: David Pritchard

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

Offbeat comedy show starring David Baddiel , Hugh Dennis , Rob Newman and Steve Punt.
Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer ● STEREO


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Steve Punt.

: Scarfe in Paradise

On25June 1991 Gerald Scarfe checked into a hotel in Montmartre, Paris, and found himself looking down the barrel of a gun. A shot rang out.
Was this the end? If so, what would happen next? In a mix of documentary and fantasy,
Scarfe directs this exploration of the ultimate journey. With Jeremy Sinden. Producer Patncia Houlihan
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Jeremy Sinden.
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Works

Last in the series celebrating the role of engineering.
Inside the Box. Leonardo da Vinci was a pioneering engineer, and an IBM computer can show that his Last Supper is really a mathematical fantasy - like a flight simulator, 3D computer graphics or even a photograph. In fact, deceiving the eye is a key part of an engineer's technique. Nothing is what it seems to be, and even a TV picture is a fake. So why are such pictures seductive? Director Chris Durlacher Editor Brett Price
A Uden production for BBCtv
* Teletext Subtitles: page 888


Director: Chris Durlacher
Editor: Brett Price

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: Weatherview

: Open University

Motion - Newton's Laws.

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