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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Quinze Minutes

Young people from Rouen talk about their families.

: A Vous la Francel

French series for beginners.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, teachers' notes, computer software and cassettes, available from bookshops. For a transcript, send cheque/PO for 1.50, payable to BSS, to [address removed].

: Experiment!

Experiments from Take
Nobody's Word for It. BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, £3.99, available from bookshops.

: Watch

Grandad takes the children back in time.

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer (Part 2). Spuggy manages to impress his family, and there's a surprise in the gloomy cellars of Seaton Delaval Hall.

: Around Scotland

Language - Talking Sport. A programme to illustrate the variety and uses of language today.

: Into Music

A musical which tells the story of Hanna, a girl who runs away from home.

: Diez Tremas

Spanish for beginners.

: English Express

Who - Me? Will Helen be able to run in the school's cross-country race?

: Seeing through Science

Helen Sharman explores the sense of taste.


Presenter: Helen Sharman

: English File

New Approaches to Poetry. With Liz Lochhead.

: Scene

Thin Ice- a drama. Laura's anorexia nervosa threatens to take over everyone's lives.

: Short Circuit

Is it time to ban alcohol advertising?

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Henry's Cat

Children's cartoon.

: English Time

Reading. Jonathan Ross with five examples of how comics tell stories.


Presenter: Jonathan Ross

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
World Cup Ski-ing
Women's downhill from Haus, Austria. The ten-race downhill season is scheduled to reach its halfway stage on the Krumholz run. Local interest is provided by Austria's Petra Kronberger , with rivalry from Germany's
Katja Seizinger , current World Cup downhill champion.
Indoor Hockey
Highlights of the Glenfiddich International Tournament from the Kelvin Hall , Glasgow.
A preview of this weekend's FA Cup fourth round ties. Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Petra Kronberger
Unknown: Katja Seizinger
Unknown: Kelvin Hall
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Ken Burton

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Shyama Perera looks at the media, entertainment and the arts in the topical talk show.


Unknown: Shyama Perera

: Top Gear

Tiff Needell gets a new perspective on Brands Hatch as he learns how to race a truck around the famous circuit. And
Jeremy Clarkson drives two famous cars owned by Hitler and Mussolini.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: Horizon

TB - the Forgotten Plague A report on the new health threat posed by the recurrence of tuberculosis.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. The Disappearing Ships
Another undersea adventure for the super-submarine.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Foreign Legion Affair

Spy drama from the 60s.

A dazzling French airline stewardess, a flamboyant Foreign Legion commander and a desert full of THRUSH Arabs lead Solo, Illya and Mr Waverly on a hot, sandy chase.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr Waverly: Leo G Carroll
Capt Basil Calhoun: Howard Da Silva
Barbara: Danielle Demetz

: Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks: Part 3

Third in this classic story from 1975, starring Tom Baker
The Kaled leaders try to stop Davros and his Daleks but Davros betrays them. Can the Doctor stop the launch of the rocket that will totally destroy the Kaled people?


Written By: Terry Nation
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Maloney
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Sarah Jane: Elisabeth Sladen
Harry: Ian Marter
Davros: Michael Wisher
Ronson: James Garbutt

: What the Papers Say

With Callum Macrae of The Observer.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Callum MacRae

: Public Eye

Current affairs series.
Right Fighters. As racial attacks in Britain swell in number and turn more violent in nature, Sarah Spiller investigates the activities of right-wing extremists, and assesses the extent to which the menace of fascism in Europe is mirrored here.
Producer Sam Collyns


Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Producer: Sam Collyns

: Front Gardens

The series that tackles problem front gardens with the help of top garden designers. This week, Ryl Nowell creates a pretty cottage garden which is also practical for today's modem family. Presented by Gay Search.
Series producer Kate Kinninmont A Catalyst production for BBCtv
BBC BOOK: L 13.99, from booksellers.


Producer: Kate Kinninmont

: Rab C Nesbitt

Starring street philosopher.
Domestic. Nesbitt discovers his children have been taken into care. He's so upset he can hardly eat his kebab.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Producer: Colin Gilbert
Scotland's string-vested: Gregor Fisher
RabCNesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elainec Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
EllaCotter: Barbara Rafferty
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer

: Arena

The Grateful and the Dead
The story of the unlikely and unpublicised relationship between a 60s American rock band and some of Britain's little-known orchestral composers. Once the icons of the San Francisco hippie scene, the Grateful Dead are still a leading touring band. But behind their continuing success, the group hide a secret cause: through their Rex Foundation, they have been anonymously - and usually to the astonishment of the recipients - funding British composers ignored or neglected in their homeland.
This mysterious foundation has helped to finance recordings of Havergal Brian 's 32 symphonies, for example. And it has enabled the likes of Robert Simpson , Michael Finnissey and James Dillon not only to write their music but to perform and record it as well.
This film contrasts the Dead's extravagant shows with the private lives and music of the composers who benefit. Director Jeremy Marre
Series editors Nigel Finch. Anthony Wall
A Harcourt production for BBCtv


Unknown: Havergal Brian
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Michael Finnissey
Unknown: James Dillon
Director: Jeremy Marre
Editors: Nigel Finch.

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Heimat

I Another chance to see the 11-part German saga, first shown in 1986, that captivated cinema and television audiences around the world. The title means "home" or "homeland". Set in a small country village, the series tells the story of three families and their changing lives over the years from 1919 to 1982. A second series - Leaving Home - has just been completed and will be shown later this year.
1: The Call of Faraway Places When Paul Simon comes home from the First World War, he is expected to work in the family forge. However, Paul's head is full of wirelesses and the world outside the tiny village of Schabbach. In German with English subtitles. Director Edgar Reitz
• SEE FILMS pages31-38


Unknown: Paul Simon
Director: Edgar Reitz
PaulSimon: Michael Lesch
Maria Wiegand: Marita Breuer
Katharina Simon: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias Simon: Willi Burger
Eduard Simon: Rudiger Weigang
Pauline Simon: Karin Kienzler

: Behind the Headlines


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