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: Open University

6.45 The Planet Earth: a Scientific Model
7.10 "The Island": a Historic
Production? 5768719 7.35 British CarTransplants?

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two: Seeing through Science

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Astronaut Helen Sharman finds out how hi-tech clothing can offer protection. (Stereo)


Presenter: Helen Sharman

: Daytime on Two: Job Bank

Engineers in the car industry, and bilingual secretaries.

: Daytime on Two: You and Me

Dibs helps Spike to do something new.
An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Over the Moon

Children discuss their favourite school dinners.

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read: Geordie Racer

A pigeon brings a puzzling message.

: Daytime on Two: Mathsphere

Gallup survey into 14- to 16-year-olds of the 90s. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Watch: Natural History - Minibeasts

Watch a butterfly emerge from a pupa. With Jessica Holm.
An SFtv production for BBCtv


Presenter: Jessica Holm

: Daytime on Two: English Express: Now Write On

A story written by children, is animated and read by Doc Cox.


Storyteller: Doc Cox

: Daytime on Two: Science Challenge

It is winter and everything is frozen. How will the islanders survive when their fire is put out? (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Into Music

Voices as natural musical instruments. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Q and A

Your views on schools television. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool: Citizenship, You and the Law

The way the law has evolved in response to changing attitudes. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Teaching Today: Miss, Miss, There's Something Wrong with Emma

Helping teachers cope with asthma, eczema and epilepsy in children.

: Johnson and Friends

Michael's toys come to life.

: Orville and Cuddles

Cartoon. Orville and Cuddles go hiking.

: Barney

Cartoon. Cornelia helps with the spring cleaning.

: Daytime on Two: Cross Currents

Programmes to stimulate classroom discussion.
A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

Michael Kitson discusses The
Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals , part of the Wallace Collection in London.


Unknown: Michael Kitson
Unknown: Frans Hals

: See Hear!

Magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, with Prime
Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Snooker

The conclusion of the Masters match between world No 8
Gary Wilkinson and top
Canadian Alain Robidoux.


Unknown: Gary Wilkinson
Unknown: Alain Robidoux.

: France Means Business

First in a five-part series on the workings of French business, seen from the inside - in boardrooms, offices and on the shop floor.
Birth of a Yoghurt. A new product range is launched as Yoplait fights for its hold in the market. Producer David Wilson


Producer: David Wilson

: Labyrinth

Fantasy adventure written by Terry Jones , directed by Jim Henson and starring David Bowie Sarah calls on the goblins to take away her bawling baby brother - and they do. She has just 13 hours to save him.
With Brian Henson , Timothy Bateson and Michael Hordern
< SEE FILMS pages 35-42


Written By: Terry Jones
Directed By: Jim Henson
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Brian Henson
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Jareth, king of the goblins: David Bowie
Sarah: Jennifer Connelly
Toby: Toby Froud
Stepmother: Shelley Thompson

: Animation Now

Back to the Inkwell

: Assignment

Foreign affairs reports.
The Gun and the Veil. Egypt is the most westernised Arab nation. It played a key role in peace-making with Israel, and better-off Egyptians enjoy a relatively cosmopolitan lifestyle. Now, however, that moderation is being undermined by the growth of Muslim fundamentalism.
Extremists have infiltrated the civil service and professions; activities such as belly dancing are now regarded as sinful; and tourists have been attacked.
Stephen Sackur reports. Producer Phil Rees
Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Phil Rees
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

Including a report on chips - labelled as junk food, but now celebrated by nutritionists; three winter cabbage recipes; and a christening present with a difference - a case of whisky. With Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Direct or 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.
Unknown: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Police Squad

Last of the tongue-in-cheek American comedy series, starring Leslie Nielsen
Testimony of Evil. Drebin has to pose as a nightclub entertainer.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen

: The Ark

Last of the films shot behind the scenes at London Zoo.
Tooth and Claw. Aiming to topple the present management, a rebel group of keepers and Fellows of the Zoological Society has called for a special general meeting.
But opinion among the keepers is divided, and tempers begin to fray. As Christmas approaches, the whole zoo waits nervously as director general David Jones and his leading opponent Colin Tudge work out their plans.
Meanwhile, Midgie, one of the zoo's two koalas, has fallen sick. As her keeper nurses her day and night, Jones waits for the call that will announce his fate.
Director Molly Dineen
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff An RTO production for BBCtv


Director: General David Jones
Director: Molly Dineen
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Fifth Column

A series of personal perspectives on matters of current debate.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine.

: Weatherview

: Open Forum

Discussion programme.

: Nightschool TV: A-level German

Five programmes in German.
(Diez Temas tomorrow at 2.00am)
(to 4.00)

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