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: Westminster

A full report on yesterday's proceedings in the Commons and the Lords and on the committee corridors.

: Daytime on Two Media Studies for Highers and Modules

Note: repeats are not indicated.
The last programme in the series examines the role of three Scottish writers in making films.

: Artshow

A look at art in day-to-day life.

: You and Me

For infants. Spike doesn't like the animals at first, but Baxter is at home feeding the lambs.

: Thinkabout Science

Nan, Steve, Tess and Andrew go to a wetland bird reserve.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. Join Doctor Who and play the "ultimate challenge", the greatest gameshow in the galaxy.

: Q and A

Air your views about schools television. (stereo;
0WRITE TO: Q and A. BBC White City, Wood Lane, London W 12 7TS

: Around Scotland

Drama documentary.
Bruce's Scotland (Part 5)
Documentary featuring the guerrilla tactics used by Robert the Bruce against the English. A GM production for BBCtv

: Words and Pictures

In this Christmas programme Sophie wraps presents and sings Silent Night. Also featured are cats and the letter "c".

: English Time

Teenagers debate the values of watching television.

: Job Bank

Railway technicians at work on the tracks, and a look at life as an air-traffic controller.
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv

: DiezTemas

Spanish for beginners.
Which is better: life in town or in the country?

: TV6

Antenna: the Beastly Truth. A personal view of domesticated animals from
Stephen Budiansky , science writer and part-time farmer. (Stereo)


Unknown: Stephen Budiansky

: Teaching Today

Language in the National
Curriculum. A look at children learning to write.

: Greenclaws

Fun for children.

: The Family Ness

Adventures of the Monster family of Loch Ness and their friends Elspeth and Angus.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag: Getting About

Tony Aitken makes a final bid for the treasure, when he gets the chance to compare maps and the landscape.


Presenter: Tony Aitken

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Yanks

They've been in East Anglia for 50 years. It started with a friendly invasion to help save a world at war. The US Air Force has been part of Britain's defence policy ever since, but now it's going home.
What effect have these thousands of Americans had on Britons' social and economic lives? How do they see us, and how do we feel about them?

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News and Weather

● TELETEX SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter presents live coverage of Parliament and its Select Committees.

: News and Weather and Regional News; Weather

● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Snooker

UK Championship action from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Conclusion of this afternoon's session, with two quarter-finals reaching the halfway point.

: Landscapes of England

In the first of four explorations Professor W G Hoskins , who died earlier this year, looks at the magnificent wilderness of mountains, tarns and fells in the Lake District. The series was first shown in 1976. Producer Peter Jones


Unknown: G Hoskins
Producer: Peter Jones

: Star Trek: Balance of Terror

The cult 1960s series.

Unseen by human eyes for over a century, the Romulans are on the warpath again.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: DEFII Rough Guide to the World's Islands: Jamaica

Magenta De Vine and Rajan Datar check out Kingston, visiting Bob Marley's house and investigating "slackness", the hottest thing on the dance and music scene.
Also a look at the rural town of Mandeville, the bustling resort of Montego Bay where
"higglers" try to make your day and Negril with its "rent-a-dread" gigolos.


Presenter: Magenta De Vine
Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Dele Oniya
Series Producer: Dave Stewart

: Top Gear Rally Report

Highlights of the final day of the Lombard RAC Rally, which began with a dash over the Border to tackle special stages (not used for many years) in the forests of south west Scotland.
Presented by Steve Lee live from the finish in Chester's
Eastgate Street, with Barrie Gill reviewing the events of the last four days and Tony Mason talking to the winner...


Presented By: Steve Lee
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason

: Bookmark

PD James
For the first time on television, crime writer P D James talks at length about murder, blood and death and her extraordinary life and work. Reflecting on her recently published bestseller The Children of Men, part thriller, part science fiction, she talks frankly about her childhood and the struggles she has had to establish herself as one of the leading women writers of her generation. Director Randall Wright
Series editor Nigel Williams


Director: Randall Wright
Editor: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

Edwina. The nurses take steps to make sure that someone dates the walking disaster area, nurse Edwina Ferguson.


Unknown: Edwina Ferguson.

: Nice Town: Unto Us a Child is Born

Second part of Guy Hibbert's dark comedy, starring Paul McGann
Nice Town is forced to give up its secrets as the residents rebel.
FEATURE: page 45


Writer: Guy Hibbert
Producer: Hilary Salmon
Director: Pedr James
Joe Thompson: Paul McGann
Frankie Thompson: Josette Simon
Linda Thompson: Gwyneth Strong
Paul Thompson: Philip Davis
Jean Thompson: Doreen Mantle
Bill Thompson: Allan Surtees
Aunt Peggy: Judy Cornwell
Tom Edmonds: Neil Dudgeon
Babs Edmonds: Janet Rawson
Ruth Edmonds: Emma Jane Lavin
Peter Dobson: Bernard Horsfall
Rosemary Dobson: Brigit Forsyth
Nigel Dobson: Noah Huntley
Sylvia: Doreen Andrew
Donald: Arthur Whybrow
Alfred: Keith Marsh
Wyn: Roger Milner
Harold: Tim Barker
Gerald: Peter Benson
Dawn: Elaine Lordan
Barry: David John
Jackie: Sue Wallace
Obstetrician: Peter Harlowe

: Fifth Column

A series of personal perspectives on matters of current debate.
Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Late-night arts magazine. * STEREO

: Behind the Headlines

Linda Agran chairs a discussion of social and personal issues.


Unknown: Linda Agran

: Weatherview

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