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: Made by Man

There's more to bee keeping than just keeping bees. In the season the beekeeper has to work day and night.

: ASummer Journey: the Severn

5: From Docks to Rocks. Angela Rippon visits Bristol's historic harbour in the city's docks on the day of the maritime carnival, and takes a pleasure cruise through the historic Avon Gorge and back to the Severn estuary.


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Shopping in the market in Rouen and a visit to a boulangerie.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones 0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: books, notes, computer software and cassettes available from bookshops.
* TRANSCRIPTS: send cheque or PO for
11.50, payable to [address removed]


Presented By: Carolle Rousseau
Presented By: Patrick Simpson-Jones

: Experiment!

Another chance to see experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It, performed by Carol Vorderman and Prof Ian Fells.
• BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price £3. 99. available from bookshops.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Prof Ian Fells.

: Watch

Children in History.
David Wood re-creates a Victorian schoolday with some
Shropshire children. (Stereo)


Unknown: David Wood

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Somebody, somewhere is up to no good.

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. The difference between Scottish wild salmon and farmed salmon.

: Into Music

"Free" rhythm - melody and sounds with no regular beat. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4, 5

Conservation. Billy discovers that he is responsible for his own rubbish.

: English Express

Soaps. Lesley Davies creates an English Express soap opera. (Stereo)


Unknown: Lesley Davies

: Short Circuit

Kuwait was a human catastrophe but not the global environmental disaster that many predicted. Who got it wrong?

: English File

Language File. What do adults mean when they say
"talk properly"? And what is meant by the Queen's English, received pronunciation and a public-school accent?

: Scene

Mother's Day. Why is
16-year-old Dawn so reticent about her home life?

: Standard Grade Geography

The way in which glaciation has affected the area around
Fort William in the Highlands.

: Tales of Aesop

The Fox and the Goat.
Ferdie Fox can't decide which of his sisters to invite for tea, so he decides to ask all of them.


Unknown: Ferdie Fox

: Joshua Jones

Animation. Fiona and Ravi chase after "Boomer" the parrot when he escapes from the attic.
With the voices of George Layton and Barbara Flynn.


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Barbara Flynn.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the Monster family and their friends Elspeth and Angus.

: English Time

Writing for television.

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures
Work on a farm and the letter
"d" feature in the programme. Presented by Sophie Aldred. (Stereo)


Presented By: Sophie Aldred.

: Conservative Party Conference

The address to the Conference by the Prime Minister and Party Leader, John Major.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Leader: John Major.

: Sport on Friday

Further coverage. For full details see BBC1 at 2.20pm.

: Top Gear

Including a road-test of the Jaguar XJ220, and a look at the Hindustan Ambassador and Enfield motorcycle from India, and the VW Beetle from Mexico.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. Treasure Down Below. When
Phones buys an old treasure map, it's time to stand by for another adventure.
: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● CULT TV: page 9

: The Man from UNCLE: The Arabian Affair

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum.

Illya is tied up in the Arabian desert by a beautiful princess, and Napoleon is researching the THRUSH retirement plan.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Sounds of the 60s

Rare black-and-white archive film of rock, pop and R 'n' B stars. The Pop Boom. By the late
1960s, an appearance on Top of the Pops was an essential component in a single's commercial success. Tonight's show features performances by the Foundations, Procul Harum , the Bee Gees, Dave Dee , Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Status
Quo, the Move, Manfred Mann , and the Rolling Stones. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson OSTEREO


Unknown: Procul Harum
Unknown: Dave Dee
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

With Michael Leapman. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael Leapman.

: East

Last in the Asian affairs series.
The Fire Next Time? One night in July this year, Khan's Tandoori erupted into flames. Hundreds of Asians had petrol-bombed the popular hangout of Blackburn's Asian youth. What ignited the tension between the town's two Muslim communities - one
Indian, the other Pakistani? This report looks at the problems and asks whether there is more fire still to come.
Producer Barbie Campbell Cole Series producerCharles Bruce ● STEREO

: Royal Gardens

First of a six-part series in which Sir Roy Strong explores a glorious but often forgotten part of Britain's heritage, the gardens created by the Royal Family.
Tonight he looks at one of the earliest Renaissance gardens in England at Hampton Court. He compares it to the magnificent gardens at Het Loo Palace in Holland, also created by William and Mary, which have recently been restored to their 16th-century glory. Director Roger Last
Producer Joanie Blaikie
An Antelope production for BBCtv
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 28


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

: War and Peace: Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan A: Captain Cook

Another chance to see the last series in the award-winning Blackadder saga, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

It's 1917 on the Western Front. Two million men are entrenched in the war with no way out - but one man has other ideas.
When General Haig unveils his new strategy to move his drinks cabinet nearer to Berlin, Blackadder volunteers to be the official war artist.

(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Documentary: page 12


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Captain Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Lt Colthurst St Barleigh: Hugh Laurie
General Melchett: Stephen Fry
Captain Darling: Tim McInnerny

: WAR AND PEACE I Renounce War

A documentary history of conscientious objectors in Britain, from the passing of the Military Service Act in 1916 to the return home of the last conscript 30 years ago. The testimony of those who took a stand for peace in two world wars reveals the changing nature of resistance to war.
Conscientious objectors tell how they feared they'd be shot, how they were cut off from society and how they reconciled resistance with the need to fight evil in a violent world. Producers Sharon Goulds and Marilyn Wheatcroft
A Television History Workshop production for BBCtv


Unknown: Marilyn Wheatcroft

: 10x10

Time Stands Still. A Polish and a British film school student collaborated to produce this documentary about Ilford Park Polish Home, the last remnant of a network of resettlement camps set up in Britain after the Second World War.
Directors Simon Everson , Urszula Urbaniak Series producer Colin Rose


Directors: Simon Everson
Directors: Urszula Urbaniak
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Campaign!

I Four programmes which tell the alternative story of the US presidential elections using highlights from American TV sitcoms, talk shows, commercials and satire.
This week writer and humorist
Roy Blount Jr analyses the candidates as sitcom characters, weighs up the political influence of Elvis and recounts the history of the Dan Quayle joke.
Producers Debbie Geller and Mary Harron


Unknown: Roy Blount Jr
Unknown: Dan Quayle
Producers: Debbie Geller
Producers: Mary Harron

: Birdiand

British marimba and vibraphone player Orphy Robinson joins forces with the multi-talented cornettist Don Cherry. Series producer KriSs Rusmanis
Executive producer Michael Jackson • STEREO


Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Unknown: Don Cherry.
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis
Producer: Michael Jackson

: amWeathervlew

: Golf

The best action from today's quarter-finals in the World
Match Play from Wentworth.

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