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: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Everything worth seeing and doing in Galloway. Rpt

: Zoo Vet

With Peter Scott , a vet at Winchester Zoo, who specialises in the treatment of exotic animals. Rpt


Unknown: Peter Scott

: A Week to Remember

Pathé News of this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(Rptdat3.40pm) B/W

: Daytime on Two The French Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
First programme in a new series which draws entirely on material from French-speaking television.

: Job Bank

Farm worker and nursing.
A Bel production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Storytime

Everything springs to life after the Christmas holidays.

: Square One

Place Value. Helen Lederer challenges you to place your numbers to win a prize.


Unknown: Helen Lederer

: Music Time

The beginning of a musical journey through a fantasy universe, stereo

: Mathsphere

The role of mathematics in solving the problems of air pollution and congestion.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag: Water

An investigation into this extraordinary liquid, without which there would be no life on earth. With Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey.


Presenter: Paul Coia
Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Think about Science

It's Freezing. The drama series in which a family investigates science around them.

: Topics

The Way People Talk. Why does it matter?

: Learnexpress

Winterferien. Ski-jumping, ice-skating, ski-ing - and learning some German.

: The Geography Programme

Images of the Earth. New programmes about making sense of maps. stereo

: History File

Medicine Through Time
Medicine, religion and natural causes. Stereo

: Teaching Today

Helping Children with Reading Difficulties(1). If Johnny can't read very well, what can we do?

: Mr Benn


: Henry's Cat


: Landmarks

Pakistan and its People. First programme of a new unit.

: News; Weather

Followed by Storytime

: The Mighty Leek

One event every leek-growing enthusiast dreams of winning is the World Open Leek
Championship. Can retired shipbuilder Harry Bone retain his title against rival experts
Joe and Bob? Rpt


Unknown: Harry Bone

: News; Weather Songs of Praise

From Truro.

: A Week to Remember


: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

Jane Corbin debates national and international politics.


Unknown: Jane Corbin

: Francs a Million

Second of two programmes about Britons who have set up businesses in France. Rpt

: Front Gardens

First of six programmes.
Today: a new look for four Victorian terrace gardens.

: The Addams Family

American mock-horror series.
. Cousin Itt and the Vocational
Counsellor. Morticia and Gomez are worried about their undersized relative.

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

American comedy series.
Momma 's Baby, Carlton's Maybe Carlton's ex-girlfriend turns up for their date with a baby.

: Cyberzone

The virtual reality adventure game show. Tonight, the world rally champions
Louise Aitken-Walker and Tina Thorner accept a challenge. What does it take to survive the zone? With
Craig Charles and James Grout. Director Bob Wild ; Producer Mark Wells A Broadsword production for BBCtv


Unknown: Louise Aitken-Walker
Unknown: Tina Thorner
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: James Grout.
Director: Bob Wild
Producer: Mark Wells

: The Name of the Room

Second of a four-part series about the English house.
Private Parts. Upstairs in a modern house are the spaces devoted to personal and private activities - bedrooms, bathrooms and lavatories.
Dan Cruickshank , architectural historian and journalist, describes how they were invented to contain acts once performed openly and unselfconsciously. Director/Series producer David F Turnbull


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: Horizon

Cheating Time. Is it possible to rewrite our biological destiny? Already motherhood is possible after the menopause, but now a remarkable discovery has been made: it may be possible to rejuvenate the ovary and reverse the menopause, or at least postpone it until the age of 70 or so. Could these controversial techniques enable women to have lifelong fertility like men?
Producer Deborah Cadbury Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send £2.00 cheque to [address removed]


Producer: Deborah Cadbury
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Sean's Shorts

Comedian Sean Hughes gets bad to nature on the Isle of Mull.
Producer Katie Pearson
Stereo 20654*


Unknown: Sean Hughes
Producer: Katie Pearson

: Loser Takes All

r Adaptation of a Graham Greene story, shown in conjunction with Arena's recent trilogy about the writer. Starring Robert Lindsay Molly Ringwald
A mild accountant comes up with a "system" for beating the casinos in Monte Carlo.
Director James Scott
• SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Molly Ringwald
Director: James Scott
Ian Bertram: Robert Lindsay
Cary Porter: Molly Ringwald
Herbert Dreuther: John Gielgud
Philippe: Simon de la Brosse
Bowles: Max Wall
Nurse: Margi Clarke
MrsDeVere: Frances de la Tour

: 10x10

Hardman. A minder and bouncer explains his attitude to violence. Executive producer David Pearson
Director Nick Godwin. A National Film and Television School production for BBCtv


Producer: David Pearson
Director: Nick Godwin.

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Culture Clash

First of three nightly programmes exploring
C P Snow's theory of a great divide between science and the arts. ! Form and Formula. Scientists ! suffer from a negative image, but are they really so very different from artists?
Producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Caroline van den Brul


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Behind the Headlines

Editor Charles Miller


Editor: Charles Miller

: Weatherview

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