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: Westminster

: Collecting Now

s John FitzMaurice Mills looks at ; techniques used by artists through the ages.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: , A Week to Remember

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

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

What to see and do in Dolgellau in Mid-Wales.

: Daytime on Two Le Cafe desReves

Note: repeats are not indicated.
i Episode four of a five-part drama in French for secondary school students, (stereo;

: A-level Economics

Are the problems of NHS hospital managers different from those in a private hospital?

: Daytime on Two: Storytime

For infants. (Stereo)

: Mathscope

The playground is under threat - what can be done?

: Music Time

Tunes which go up and down in pitch. (Stereo)

: Mathsphere

What is inside the real house where Bread is filmed?

: Zig Zag

Getting About. Tony Aitken uses more maps in his hunt for the treasure. (stereo)

: Thlnkabout Science

j Steve and friends find out how to keep warm on a cold day.

: Mad about Music

Today: composition. (Stereo)

: Lernexpress

Young people from Nordfriesland talk about their lives.

: The Geography Programme

Oases in the Desert (Part 1)
How water from the Colorado River helped the south-western
USA's desert cities. (Stereo;

: History File

The World Since 1945. How do the people of Zimbabwe view the period of colonialism?

: Teaching Today

PSE-Sex, Drugs and Litter' Successful personal and social education needs great scope.

: Pingu

Animated penguin fun.

: Johnson and Friends

When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.

: Pinny's House

Pinny and Victor find a cosy new neighbour.

: Landmarks

Why are the tropical rainforests being destroyed? (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime (Stereo)

: Getting Through

Within a year of retiring as Speaker of the House of Commons, Viscount Tonypandy , the Rt Hon George Thomas , was suffering from throat cancer. He survived, only to develop a malignant growth in his stomach. He explains how he coped with a life- threatening illness.


Unknown: Viscount Tonypandy
Unknown: George Thomas

: News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Songs of Praise From Blackpool.

: A Week to Remember

(Blackand white. Shown at 8.50am)

: News and Weather and Regional News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

In today's topical daily talk show Jane Corbin debates national and international politics.
(Repeated at 11. 55pm;


Unknown: Jane Corbin

: Sick.... and Tired

Britain's junior hospital doctors are often on duty for more than 100 hours a week. Can the system be reformed?

: Royal Gardens

In the last programme in the series Sir Roy Strong looks at the stunning country-house garden Prince Charles has created at Highgrove.


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

: The Addams Family

Lurch and His Harpsichord Lurch becomes inconsolable when Gomez gives the family harpsichord away. (B/w)


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Aunt Who Came to Dinner
American comedy series.
Will and Carlton's plans to "entertain" two young French girls are ruined when
Aunt Helen arrives unexpectedly.

6.50pm Dance Energy House Party
Bassheads, Kylie Minogue and Reese Project join Normski tonight, and Vas Blackwood provides the comedy. There's the latest Lift Off competitors and the Style Squad checks out some more badly dressed people. Series producer Danielle Lux


Unknown: Vas Blackwood

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

Six of Shakespeare's best-loved plays told for all the family through Soviet animation, with text abridged by Leon Garfield. The Tempest
Presented in puppet animation with the voices of Martin Jarvis , ; Timothy West , Katy Behan ,
Alun Armstrong ,
Jonathan Tafler , John Moffatt ,
James Greene , Sion Probert ,
Peter Guinness , Ricjerron, Stephen i Thorne and Ella Hood.
Executive producers Elizabeth Babakhina and Chris Grace
Series producer Dave Edwards ● STEREO


Abridged By: Leon Garfield.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Katy Behan
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Peter Guinness
Unknown: Ella Hood.
Producers: Elizabeth Babakhina
Producer: Dave Edwards

: Doctors to Be

A series telling the personal stories of ten would-be doctors.
Matters oflife and Death
Medical students have to come to terms with serious emotional traumas at quite an early age. Tonight's film shadows four students at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington as they deliver babies, meet a patient very close to death, and learn how doctors deal with the issue of abortion. These often harrowing experiences begin to transform these typical students into hardened professionals. But, in the process, they pay a price. Producer Susan Spindler
Executive producer Robin Brightwell ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● BBC BOOK: to accompany the series. £ 12.95 from bookshops.


Producer: Susan Spindler
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: Vintners' Tales

A series of films about unusual wine merchants.
Bill Baker. Britain's biggest wine merchant is based in an old mill house outside Bristol. He has been known to eat his debts.
Presented by Jancis Robinson. Director/Producer Frank Hayes An Eden production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bill Baker.
Presented By: Jancis Robinson.
Producer: Frank Hayes
Producer: An Eden

: Martha, Ruth and Edie

First network showing
FILM for this film of three witty and sophisticated vignettes. Starring Jennifer Dale
Andrea Martin
Three women have a chance meeting at a "self-awareness" conference. Their shared secrets and stories of lost loves change their lives for ever.
Directors Norma Bailey , Deepa Mehta Saltzman and Daniele J Suissa
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 48-56


Unknown: Jennifer Dale
Unknown: Andrea Martin
Directors: Norma Bailey
Directors: Deepa Mehta
Directors: Daniele J Suissa
Martha: Jenni Ferdale
Ruth: Andrea Martin
Edie: Lois Maxwell
Young Edie: Margaret Langrick
Chris Walters: Jeff Christensen
Mrs Peebles: Kate Trotter
Mario Cellini: Chuck Shamata

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: Behind the Headlines

Political discussion.
EditorCharlesMiller (Shownat4.30pm)

: Weatherview

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