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: The Travel ShowUK Mini Guides

What to see and do in Torbay.

: Ours to Keep

A real-life drama played out on Dartmoor. Rita Webber, a widow, is forced to sell her family farmhouse. But then she makes some discoveries.

: Johnny Tiger

Robert Taylor
Geraldine Brooks
Dedicated teacher
George Dean meets half-Indian Johnny Tiger at the Green Swamp
Indian Reservation and decides to coach him for a university scholarship.
Director Paul Wendkos
0 SEE FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Geraldine Brooks
Unknown: George Dean
Unknown: Johnny Tiger
Director: Paul Wendkos
George: Dean Roberttaylor
Dr Leslie Frost: Geraldine Brooks
Johnny Tiger: Chad Everett
BarbaraDean: Brenda Scott
William Billie: Marc Lawrence
Sam: Tiger Fordraine
Wendy: Dean Carolsefunger
Randy Dean: Steven Wheeler
Shalonee: Pamela Melendez

: Les Miserables

Second in the three-part film version of the classic by Victor Hugo, starring Harry Baur Charles Vanel
2: The Thenardiers. On the run from Inspector Javert, Valjean begins a new life. In French with English subtitles.
(For cast see Monday. Part 3 tomorrow at 10.25am)
0 SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Harry Baur
Unknown: Charles Vanel
Unknown: Inspector Javert

: The Little RailwayThat Could

The story of the 1 1 0-mile railway line constructed between 1898 and 1900 from
Skagway, Alaska, to White Horse in the Yukon.

: Today's Gourmet

Cookery with Jacques Pepin.


Unknown: Jacques Pepin.

: The Good Old Way

A concert by Alison Macmorland and Peta Webb , singers who have helped to revive the songs of Scotland and Ireland.


Unknown: Alison MacMorland
Singers: Peta Webb

: Charlie Chalk


: The Wild Side of Town

Owing to the use of herbicides, the meadows of Victorian times with their wild flowers, bees and butterflies are gone for ever. But we could have them back in our urban parks - if we stopped mowing the grass.

: News and Weather

Followed by With Saintly Patience and Diligence of an Ant The intricacies and skills of the 17th-century Dutch artists known as the Fine Painters. A BV Culture production for BBCtv

: See Hear!

Magazine for the deaf.
With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by World Darts
Highlights of yesterday's matches in the Embassy World Professional Championships from the Lakeside Country
Club in Frimley Green, Surrey. With Dougie Donnelly.
Including at


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

John Diamond and guests in another session of in-depth topical analysis.
(Repeatedat 12.15am)


Unknown: John Diamond

: Germany Means Business

The first of five inside stories on how business is done in the most successful economy in Europe.
The Frankfurt Contenders Psion is a British company which began selling in Germany five years ago. This film follows the company's attempt to launch their latest pocket computer in a difficult market.
Producer Bernard Adams


Producer: Bernard Adams

: Battlestar Galactica

Sci-fi adventure starring Lorne Greene.

Outer space: a peace conference to end 1,000 years of war is the target for a Cylon attack.

See films pages 35-40


Director: Richard A Colla
Commander Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lieutennant Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Athena: Maren Jensen
Lieutenant Boomer: Herb Jefferson Jr
Colonel Tigh: Terry Carter
Serina: Jane Seymour
Boxey: Noah Hathaway
President Adar: Lew Ayres
Count Baltar: John Colicos
Gemon: Rene Assa
Lieutenant Jolly: Tony Swartz
Ensign Greenbean: Ed Begley Jr
Commentator: Jim Peck
Lieutenant lac: Rich Springfield
Sire Uri: Ray Milland

: Perpetual Motion

The FX4 London Taxi. The story of the classic black cab, which has survived over 30 years, yet with a new Japanese engine seems set to drive on into the next century.
Narrated by Warren Clarke. Producer Michael Davies
Series producer Peter Grimsdale


Unknown: Warren Clarke.
Producer: Michael Davies
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Food and Drink

There's a healthy, warming start to the New Year with an inexpensive Italian soup that's more of a stew, with beans and aromatic herbs; and a team of British Rail chefs take on the challenge of cooking on a French train between Paris and Brussels. With Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazal production for BBCtv
RECIPES: on Ceefax page


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Police Squad

Tongue-in-cheek American comedy from the creators of the hit movies Airplane! and Naked Gun, starring Leslie Nielsen
A Substantial Gift. Two men lie dead in the office of Acme
Finance Credit Union. The receptionist claims Twice, a family man, tried a hold-up but the story is fishy, especially as Frank Drebin discovers she owes money to her orthodontist.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Frank Drebin
Det Frank Drebin: Leslie Nielsen
Capt Ed Hocken: Alan North
Sally Decker KATHRYN: Leigh Scott
Mr Olson: Ed Williams

: All Our Working Lives

Cutting Coal. When this history of the coal industry was filmed in 1984,169 pits were working. Now just 50 are left, while the axe hangs over another 30. The documentary tells of the dangerous conditions, insecurity and disputes that led up to coal nationalisation after the Second
World War, and charts how huge investment and increased production, followed by rapid cut-backs and closures, brought conflict in the 70s and 80s.
Music by Carl Davis , played by Grimethorpe Colliery Band Producer Ruth Jackson
Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta


Music By: Carl Davis
Played By: Grimethorpe Colliery
Producer: Ruth Jackson
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: World Darts

Tonight's four matches complete the second round.

: Weatherview

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