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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Young people in Rouen tell us about their favourite sports.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones . ●SUPPORT MATERIAL: books, notes. computer software and cassettes available from bookshops.
* TRANSCRIPTS: send cheque or PO for £ 1.50, 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.
0 BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price £3.99, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Prof Ian Fells.

: Watch

Up in the Air! Forecasting the weather, (Stereo)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The secret passage.

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Do fishermen take too many risks to bring back the catch?

: Into Music

Sounds of the sea. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4,5

Conservation. Recycling.

: English Express

Fact Finders. Colerne Primary School find out about journalism from sports writer Julie Welch. (Stereo)


Unknown: Julie Welch.

: Artshow

Five very different artists show how they work.

: English File

Language File attempts a definition of grammar.

: Scene

That Green Stuff Jojo's boss is selling ordinary potatoes as "organic" but what can she do? (Stereo)

: Standard Grade Geography

The way the landscape is shaped by rivers.

: Tales of Aesop

The Hares and the Treasure
Trouble for the treasure seekers.

: Joshua Jones

Sting. Fairport could lose his sight, so Fiona and Ravi organise a sponsored walk to raise money for the treatment.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the Monster
Family and their friends.

: English Time: White Peak Farm

Part one of an adaptation of Berlie Doherty's book. (Teletext)


Unknown: Berlie Doherty

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures
With Helen Sharman , the first Briton in space. (stereo;


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading. Stephen Hendry won in 1990 and 1991, and should feature in one of today's first two quarter-finals. ●STEREO
Midland Bank Tournament from Brighton. With the tournament at its quarter-final stage, Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf will hope to be on course to defend her title.
Commentary by Virginia Wade and David Mercer.
Horse Racing
From Newbury.
2.40 Falcon Catering Equipment Novices Hurdle (4-y-o. 2m 1 '/if)
3.00 Glynwed International
Handicap Chase (5-y-o. 2m 4f)
3.40 Flavel-Leisure 4-year-old Hurdle (2m 1½f)
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Rugby League
A preview of tomorrow's World Cup final at Wembley between the holders, Australia, and Great Britain.
The best action from the week.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steffi Graf
Commentary By: Virginia Wade
Unknown: David Mercer.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Top Gear

A look at the important new models on the opening day of the Motor Show at Birmingham NEC, and a road test for two new sports coupes - the Mazda RX7 and the Mitsubishi 3000GT.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. The Golden Sea. It's time for action when evil Lord Titan attempts to disrupt an undersea mining operation.


Unknown: Golden Sea.

: The Man from UNCLE

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn David McCallum
The Deadly ToysAffair
Sinister plans for the future of a boy genius find Napoleon and Illya posing as toy salesman and hairdresser. They confront the evil of THRUSH and the madcap ways of one Elfie Von Donk - Angela Lansbury in a guest appearance.


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Elfie Von
Unknown: Angela Lansbury

: Sounds of the 60s: The Singer and the Song

Rare black-and-white archive film of rock, pop and R 'n' B stars.
In the 60s, one certain route to your own TV series, or to a spot on someone else's, was a solo hit single. With Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Long John Baldry, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Cilia Black, and Peter Sarstedt. STEREO


Producer: David Jeffcock
Executive Producer: John Archer
Executive Producer: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

With Alan Rusbridger. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger.

: Public Eye

The investigative series. The Depth of Depression
In once-prosperous towns like Crawley, the recession is now so bad it's being called a depression. But what of the blighted lives behind the worsening figures? Sarah Barclay investigates the physical and psychological effects of losing yourjobinthelongest recession since the war.
Producer Dippy Chaudhary Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Sarah Barclay
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Royal Gardens

A series exploring the gardens created by the Royal Family.
Tonight's programme looks at the gardens of George IV, the most theatrical monarch ever to sit on the throne. He was an extravagant builder, altering and remodelling a series of palaces and gardens, including Brighton Pavilion, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. He used his gardens as theatre, with dazzling entertainments and himself as leading man. Written and presented by Sir Roy Strong. Director Roger Last
Producer Joanie Blaikie
An Antelope production for BBCtv
●TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● BBC BOOK: including many colour plates of the gardens featured in the series, £20 from bookshops ●GARDENING, page 20


Presented By: Sir Roy Strong.
Producer: Joanie Blaikie

: War and Peace: Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan C: Major Star

Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

It's 1917 on the Western Front. Two million men are doomed, but one man is damned if he is.
The October Revolution in Moscow resulted in three appalling things: a ceasefire by Russia, an offensive by Germany, and a Chaplin impression by Baldrick.

(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


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
Driver Parkhurst: Gabrielle Glaister

: WAR AND PEACE Splendid Hearts

A series that reclaims the history of the lives on Britain's war memorials.
Runnymede. Twenty thousand men and women who have no known grave are commemorated at the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial. Tonight's film traces three of them and the relatives for whom a name on a memorial may not be enough. Each of them takes a journey that ends in discovery, one of them to a remote corner of Germany. Director Mark Fielder
Series producer PeterSymes

: Have I Got News for You

The comedy quiz show, with host Angus Deayton. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , assisted by Charles Kennedy and David Baddiel , stick their fingers into the week's news and poke about. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv STEREO


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Assisted By: Charles Kennedy
Assisted By: David Baddiel
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: Campaign!

The alternative story of the US presidential elections tonight visits WABS, the most listened to radio talk show station in the world. Its hosts include
Guardian Angels' founders
Curtis and Lisa Sliwa , ex-mayor of New York Ed Koch, and Rush Limbaugh , the right-wing comedian who has just begun his own television talk show.
Over the course of a day, WABS receives calls reflecting every opinion about the campaign.
Producers Debbie Geller and Mary Harron


Unknown: Lisa Sliwa
Unknown: Rush Limbaugh
Producers: Debbie Geller
Producers: Mary Harron

: Weatherview

: Snooker

Coverage of the quarter-finals in the Grand Prix at Reading. Presented by David Vine.
Commentary by Ted Lowe ,
Jack Karnehm , Clive Everton ,
Ray Edmonds , John Virgo , John Spencer and Eddie Charlton. * STEREO


Presented By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Eddie Charlton.

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