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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Holiday Outings

Eamonn Holmes reports on a caravan holiday on the Heritage Coast of Northumberland.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Daytime on Two Le Cafe des Rêves

Note: repeats are not indicated.
The first episode of a drama introducing the third part of the BBC/Longman multi-media package for learning French.

: Techno

Dilly Bellingham and Mat
Irvine look at housing in Tokyo, the ageing Brighton Pier, and the world of still photography.

: You and Me

For infants. Isabelle can't decide which hat to wear.
An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom finds out what goes on at night on planet earth.


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The secret passage.

: Mathsphere

Shapes on the move - in both size and space.

: Watch

Up in the Air! A look at weather forecasting, (Stereo)

: English Express

Fact Finders. Colerne Primary School interviews horsewoman
Virginia Leng for a local paper. ● STEREO


Unknown: Virginia Leng

: Science Challenge

Discoveries about light. (Stereo)

: Into Music

Sounds of the sea. (Stereo)

: Thunderbirds

The Manfrom M15 (Pan 6) An old favourite - now being shown in French.

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television. (Stereo) 0 WRITE TO: Q and A. BBC White City, Wood Lane, London W 12 7TS.

: Life school

Careers. Craig Charles looks at qualifications, costs and choices. (Stereo)


Unknown: Craig Charles

: Teaching Today

Media Education - for primary schoolchildren.

: Charlie Chalk

Animated adventures.
Charlie, Lewis and Arnold set off on an expedition.

: The Family Ness

Cartoon adventures of a family of monsters from Loch Ness.

: Hawk's Eye

On the New Road. Today's civil engineer uses the same raw materials as did his predecessor in Roman times.
A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

A look at some of the world's most famous paintings.
Today: And When Did You Last See Your Father? by W F Yeames, at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
(Tomorrow: Domenichino's frescoes)


With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter and John Cole present live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's Questions.
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: John Cole

: Catchword

Computer word game, hosted by Paul Coia. ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: World Scrabble Championships

Introduced by Alan Coren. With Darryl Francis.


Introduced By: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Darryl Francis.

: Play Snooker

First of six programmes.
Start the Right Way. With the help of four pupils,
Dennis Taylor introduces the game of snooker, explaining the rules, basic techniques and equipment required.
A GM production for BBCtv


Introduces: Dennis Taylor

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Including Glengarry Glen Ross , the film version of David Mamet 's award-winning play; Unlawful Entry featuring Kurt Russell and Ray Liotta ; and Gerard Depardieu 's romantic comedy, Mon Père CeHeros.


Unknown: Including Glengarry Glen Ross
Unknown: David Mamet
Unknown: Kurt Russell
Unknown: Ray Liotta
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu

: Food and Drink

The series that provides the facts about the food we eat and those who supply it.
Today: a fragrant and spicy chicken curry with a Thai influence; a look at the claim of some scientists that eating red meat leads to colon cancer; and Enjoying Wine looks at why some wines improve with age while others are best drunk young. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry , Jill Goolden and Oz Clarke.
Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks
A Bazal production for BBCtv
Recipes on Ceefax page 626 ● STEREO


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Presented By: Oz Clarke.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Animation Now

To Be. A nutty professor invents a machine to duplicate people. But either the copy or the original has to be destroyed. Which will it be?

: Assignment

The foreign affairs programme. Weathering the Storm
Zimbabwe's economy is in ruins. The country is gripped by the worst drought in 100 years and, as skeletons are unearthed in the hunt for water, the government has to deal with accusations of mass killing. Emily Buchanan tours the country with President
Mugabe as he faces his biggest crisis since independence. Producer Giselle Portenier
Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Editor: John Morrison

: Otello

Live from the Royal Opera House, a Royal Gala
Performance given in the presence of Their Royal
Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Placido Domingo sings the title role in Verdi's opera, partnered by Kiri Te Kanawa as Desdemona, with Sergei Leiferkus making his debut in the role of lago. The opera is conducted by Sir Georg Solti for this special evening celebrating his 80th birthday. With stage designs by Timothy O'Brien and directed by Elijah Moshinsky , the event is in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent
Fund and the Royal Opera
House Trust. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Introduced by James Naughtie.
Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director Terry Edwards Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Leader Bradley Creswick
Event sponsored by the Boeing Company Interview director Donald Sturrock
Television director Brian Large
Including 8.40-9.10pm during the interval, Sir Georg Solti , the Hungarian-born maestro, talks to the Director of the Royal Opera House, Jeremy Isaacs , about his long and distinguished career. ● STEREO
0 BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: November issue, price£3.25from newsagents. * MUSIC AND ARTS: page 5
NB As Otello is being relayed live, subsequent programmes may be delayed.


Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Sergei Leiferkus
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Timothy O'Brien
Directed By: Elijah Moshinsky
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Director: Terry Edwards
Leader: Bradley Creswick
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Otello: Placido Domingo
Desdemona: Kiri Tekanawa
Iago: Sergei Leiferkus
Montana: Roderick Earle
Cassio: Robin Leggate
Roderigo: Ramon Remedios
Emilia: Claire Powell
Lodovico: Mark Beesley
Herald: Christopher Lackner

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. • STEREO

: Live at Brecon

Recorded at this year's Brecon Jazz Festival, a line-up of jazz greats led by Ellington trumpeter Clark Terry. Director Robert Coles
Producer Jonathan Davies


Unknown: Clark Terry.
Director: Robert Coles
Producer: Jonathan Davies

: Weatherview

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