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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

A Festival of Sail. Every year the Baltic port of Flensburg commemorates its ties with the West Indian rum trade by holding a "Rum Regatta".

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1952. A Griffin production for BBCtv (B/w)

: Holiday Outings

Paris with the emphasis on attractions for children.

: Daytime on Two Le Cafe des Reves

This week's programmes are mostly half-term repeats.
The first episode of a drama that introduces the third part of the BBC/Longman multi-media package for learning French.

: Zip Kkrak!

Ed Banger, Vince Volcano and Cathy Wheel explain firework safety. (Stereo)


Unknown: Vince Volcano

: How to Make Your Own Video Report

For use in the Q and A series.

: Storytime

A family celebrates Diwali. (stereo);

: Mathscope

Shops and Supermarkets Bigger pack, better value?

: Music Time

Different music makes the same scene feel frightening, magical or mysterious. (Stereo);

: Mathsphere

Shapes on the move.

: Zig Zag

The Anglo-Saxons. Riddles and feasts, and episode 3 of The Raven and the Cross. (stereo)

: Thinkabout Science

The pond Nan remembers as a child is now a rubbish dump.

: Mad about Music

A series encouraging teenagers to create music. (stereo)

: Lernexpress

Teenagers in Hamburg show off their city.

: The Geography Programme

There's a Golf Course on the Farm. Rob Curling looks at changing land use. (Stereo)

: History File

The World since 1945. The partition of India.

: Teaching Today

Media Education. For primary schools.

: Pingu


: Johnson and Friends

When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.

: Family Ness

Cartoon adventures.

: Landmarks

Explorers and Encounters
Following Columbus, European exploration soon led to trade and colonisation. (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime (Stereo)

: Delhi Day

Sights and sounds of India.

: News; Weather

Followed by Songs of Praise
From Shrewsbury Abbey.

: A Week to Remember

3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

The return of BBC2's popular word game, hosted by Paul Coia.
A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: World Scrabble Championship

A daily look at highlights from the final rounds of the World
Scrabble Championship held last year. Introduced by Alan Coren with Darryl Francis. Event organised by Spear's Games
A ChapterOne production for BBCtv


Introduced By: Alan Coren
Unknown: Darryl Francis.

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka.

: : Royal Gardens

A series exploring the gardens created by the Royal Family.
Tonight, the gardens of George
; IV, including Brighton Pavilion,
Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

: The Addams Family

Cult American comedy series. Amnesia in the Addams Family After a bump on the head, Gomez loses his memory.


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Those Were the Days
American comedy series.
The Banks get a surprise visit from a friend who is still an active radical.

6.50pm Dance Energy House Party
Normski introduces the dance music show with news of the club scene and regular comedy with Vas Blackwood. Plus, cuts from Boyz II Men, Altern 8 and Degrees of Motion, a helping of "Southern Fried Funk" with rap stars Arrested Development and Me Phi Me, and cracking down on fashion crime in Dublin.
Director Gerry Stembridge
Series producer Danielle Lux
Competition: send a home video and audio cassette, plus a band biography and contact numbers to Dance Energy Lift Off, [address removed].

7.25pm Liquid Television
Last in the animation series from America.


Unknown: Vas Blackwood.
Director: Gerry Stembndge

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Surreal tales using archive clips with unexpected voiceovers.
Of Loaves and Morris Dancers An English village fights the s Eurocrats. With Roger Blake ,
Jim Broadbent , Caroline Leddy , Enn Reitel and Kate Robbins.
Producers Geoff Atkinson and Kim Fuller Executive producer Tony Gamett ● STEREO


Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Producers: Geoff Atkinson
Producers: Kim Fuller
Producer: Tony Gamett

: Doctors to Be

A series of eight programmes telling the personal stories of ten would-be doctors. Filming for this project began in 1984 and the programmes reveal what leads people to apply for medicine, how the selection process works, and how a British medical school trains doctors for the difficult work they are going to face.
Trial by Interview. Seven extremely nervous candidates at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in west London are trying to find convincing answers to the question: "Why do you want to be a doctor?" Tonight's film follows their fortunes as they face the selection panel. Executive producer Robin Brightwell Series producer Edward Briffa
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 29


Producer: Robin Brightwell
Producer: Edward Briffa

: DEAFAWARENESS Love Is Never Silent

Emmy-Award winning drama about a young woman's emotional dilemma, starring Mare Winningham Throughout her childhood,
Margaret Ryder has been the ears and voice of her deaf parents. But when she falls in love, her chance of happiness conflicts with their needs.
Director Joseph Sargent
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Mare Winningham
Unknown: Margaret Ryder
Director: Joseph Sargent
Margaret Ryder: Mare Winningham
Abel Ryder: Phyllis Frelich
Janice Ryder: Ed Waterstreet
William Anglim: Frederic Lehne
MrPetrakis: Sid Caesar
Mrs Anglim: Cloris Leachman
Bradley: Mark Hildreth

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. Editor Janice Hadlow ● STEREO

: London Underground

Stand-up comedy and music with Denis Leary. Tonight,
Perrier Award-winner
Steve Coogan , Caroline Aherne and Bruce Morton. Plus American comedy trio the Higgins Boys and Gruber, and comic Colin Quinn , with music from Seal. Producers Juliet Blake , Trevor Hopkins
An English Channel production for BBCtv


Unknown: Denis Leary.
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Bruce Morton.
Unknown: Colin Quinn
Producers: Juliet Blake
Producers: Trevor Hopkins

: Weatherview

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