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Exchange visits and holiday courses in France for young people learning French.
Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones.
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Another chance to see experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It, performed by Professor Ian Fells and Carol Vorderman.
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Time and Planets. Presented by Fraser James. (Stereo)
Badger Girl. Mick and the children try to save the ponies.
Bruce's Scotland (part 5). The guerrilla tactics used by Robert the Bruce against the English.
A Christmas concert with a Caribbean flavour. (Stereo)
The various ways in which artificial light is used today.
11.15am ENGLISH EXPRESS
The experience of 11-year-old Ross moving from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes.
Art in day to day life, from fashion to film making.
Big Boys Don't Cry. A look at the language used by and about boys and men.
Kicks and Insults. If you're being bullied, remember it's the bully who has the worst problem. (stereo)
Health risk assessment and the need for proper precautions.
The Fox, the Wolf and the Sausages. Neither the Lion nor Mrs Bite can decide who won the sausages.
Everyone piles into Daphne's car to chase after Trojan.
Crystal Tipps catches fish, while Alistair catches old boots and rubbish.
Teenagers debate the values of watching television.
Followed by Words and Pictures (Stereo)
Introduced by Helen Rollason.
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Championship, from the Guild Hall, Preston. This afternoon sees the first of two sessions in the best of 17-frame semi-final matches. If seedings go to plan, John Parrott will meet Steve Davis , while Jimmy White will meet Stephen Hendry.
A review of the week's
European club competitions.
A look ahead to tomorrow's match at Twickenham, as the Barbarians take on world champions Australia. Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Paul Armstrong
3.00pm News and Weather
and Regional News; Weather
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Today: a look at the world of media and the arts. With
The series offering a guide to cooking at Christmas. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
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Two high-powered four-wheel-drive saloons, Ford's new Escort Cosworth and Vauxhall's Calibra turbo, and the Lombard RAC Rally. ● STEREO
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Classic 1960s puppet series. Subterranean Sea. The super submarine Stingray is launched on another daring mission to an undersea desert.
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Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum.
Napoleon Solo narrowly escapes death when an immensely heavy object falls from the skies. It transpires that Quadrillenium X is the world's heaviest metal, with amazing magnetic qualities - and the evil Emory Partridge (played by guest star George Sanders) is proposing to sell it to THRUSH.
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Second of a classic five-part story restored to colour and starring Jon Pertwee
Jo and the Doctor continue to investigate the mysterious events at Devil's End and find themselves trapped in the village. The Master sends a terrifying creature to destroy them.
With John Sweeney of The Observer.
A Granada production for BBCtv
The investigative series. Violent Treatment
Domestic violence is causing untold suffering to families all over Britain. Now the Government is looking at ways of treating violent men rather than locking them up. But will this leave women at risk while abusers are let off lightly? Phil Parry investigates whether it's possible to change men who hit their wives.
Producer Fiona Macbeth
Editor Peter Horrocks
The second of five programmes revealing how gardens grow. A Place to Live. Plants make their homes in many strange ways, and each has its own particular idea of what makes a des res. For example, the Rafflesia has the biggest flower in the world but has no roots as we know them - it steals from other plants by tapping into their root system. What a gardener must do is try to provide the right home for each and every plant.
Presented by Geoff Hamilton. Producer Mick Rhodes
A Catalyst production for BBCtv
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Second of five films on archaeologist Howard Carter 's discovery of the richest treasure trove ever found.
Wonderful Things. The richness of the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamun created a bitter conflict between Carter and the Egyptian authorities. With the sudden and dramatic death of Lord
Carnarvon, Carter was left alone, without his sponsor, to deal with an increasingly tense political situation as Egyptian nationalists struggled to free themselves from British colonial rule. It was to take ten years for Carter and his team to clear the fantastic funerary objects from the tomb and to reveal the mortal remains of the king. Producer Derek Towers
Executive producer Roy Davies
Sister Wendy Beckett , hermit and art aficionado, continues her search in Cambridge.
Among the art treasures she discovers are Titian's dramatic portrayal of rape,
Palma Vecchio 's warnings about the abuse of love, and why young Cezanne was plagued by frightening adolescent fantasies. Director John Hooper
Producer Nicholas Rossiter
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Topical comedy quiz show. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined tonight by Chris Tarrant and actress Meera Syal. Angus Deayton is in the chair. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv ● STEREO
FILM Tonight's French Film Classic is a nonchalant homage to American gangster movies, written, starring and directed by one of the idols of the nouvelle vague,
When a French delegate to the UN disappears, a journalist and a photographer try to track him down. Filmed on location in New York, the film presents a very French view of the nightlife. In English and French with English subtitles.
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BBC2's topical daily talk show.