With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on 081.[number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments. ● STEREO
Today: the Dot Shop
A Feigate production for BBCtv
With Philip Hawthorn.
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Orville and Cuddles try to bake some cakes.
Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO
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Children's splash hit game show. * STEREO
Vultureman manages to build a mechanical Wolf Rat.
A six-part comedy drama. 3: It's party time.
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Music news and features.
Continuing the series of animated Shakespeare plays, adapted by Leon Garfield. Macbeth. A Scottish tale of murder and madness and the ambition of a husband and wife, so huge it finally destroys them.
The Perils of Penelope. Lady
Penelope must find a scientist who's gone missing.
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American sci-fi drama.
The Captive. An alien convinces a UN delegation that David Vincent is a spy.
Of Past and Future. What on earth is the connection between a change in the school curriculum, the Japanese and a small flotilla of ships floating in the sea above Watford? * STEREO
Discussion of the week's main political news in the region. Presented by Bruce Parker.
The region's political review.
With Laurie Mayer , Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.
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Action from the final of the Royal Liver Assurance UK
Championship, from the Guild Hall, Preston. With David Vine. (Further coverage at 9. 55pm)
The first performance of James MacMillan 's Veni, Veni Emmanuel, composed for the deaf percussionist
Evelyn Glennie , recorded at this year's BBC Proms. With the Scottish
Chamber Orchestra, conducted byJukka-Pekka Saraste.
The Scottish Amicable match at Twickenham brings to a close the Wallabies' tour of Ireland and Wales. With Chris
Rea, and commentators
Bill Beaumont , Nigel Starmer-Smith . Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO
Southern Morocco. Reports on the man-made resort of Agadir, the real heart of old Morocco - a wilderness of kasbahs and oases, and the way of life of the Berber people. With Penny Junor. Executive producer Tony Moss
Senes producer Rachel Hebditch
Top stories from the world of business and finance.
Editor David Nissan
A natural history of the former USSR.
The Red Deserts. As large as the whole of western Europe, the arid lands of the Central Asian
Republics echo the Sahara, with huge dunes of shifting sand and shimmering plains of salt.
Many unique creatures survive the searing heat. Apart from camels, there are real-life dragons, the world's most venomous snakes, gerbils as big as guinea pigs, and ferocious piebald shrews. On the Afghan border, the spectacular parched landscape supports herds of kulan - rare wild asses, and dainty goitred gazelles. At sunset, sinister hunters emerge from the caves.
Presented by Nikolai Drozdov. Producer Nigel Marven
Series producer John Sparks
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Series on the art of comedy.
A Stand-Up Life. Being a stand-up is the loneliest job in comedy. Five years ago, American comedian Al Lubel gave up a successful career as a lawyer to go on the road in search of fame. Now he faces his biggest challenge yet, on the show that can make or break any new comic - The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. "I am under constant stress," says Lubel. " I have got eight years invested in my one six-minute appearance, which is almost like a final exam. This is where you find out if you can really make it in show business." Also featuring Bob Hope , Joan Rivers , Milton Berle , Mort Sahl , Burt Reynolds. Series producer Sarah Williams A Tiger production for BBCtv
Last in the series of personal reflections on 20th-century European architecture.
Richard Burdett. The Casa
Malaparte (1942), designed by Curzio Malaparte and Adalberto Libera is "at once classical and modern," says
Burdett, Director of London's Architecture Foundation.
Director Jill Marshall
Producer Ruth Rosenthal
Jeremy Paxman and guests look back at the week's television.
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I A series of music videos for Advent.
Five composers have been commissioned to write a short piece of music and suggest images to go with it as a response to the soul-searching nature of the season. The works are being shown on the four Sundays of Advent and on Christmas Day.
The Cry of lona. Leeds composer Philip Wilby uses large brass and woodwind forces in his spectacular work. He sets it on the Hebridean island that has been haunted by the Christian message since the sixth century. It is performed by the Band of the Royal Military
School of Music, Kneller Hall , Director of Music
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The climax of the Royal Liver Assurance UK championship. Steve Davis , Stephen Hendry , Doug Mountjoy and John Parrott are recent winners - will a new name win tonight's E70,000 prize? David Vine introduces the final frames.