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: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills restores miniatures.

: Our Brilliant Careers

A documentary film about gifted children and some of the problems they face.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress
A day in the life of a German school.

9.15 Italianissimo
Commuting by train in Italy.

9.30 Inside English: using technical language

9.45 Watch - autumn (Stereo)

10.00 Look and Read - Through the Dragon's Eye

10.20 Around Scotland - the long-term effects of the clearances

10.40 Over the Moon - safety in the home

10.55 Science Challenge - exploring sound

11.15 English Express - story writing

11.35 Seeing through Science - the problem with pests (Stereo)

12.00 English File - New Approaches
Drama. (Stereo)

12.30 Scene - senile dementia (Stereo)

1.00 Short Circuit - forensic science (Stereo)

1.20 Fingermouse

1.35 Dilly the Dinosaur

1.40 English Time - grammar

2.00 News (Subtitied) and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Coverage of the Alfred
DunhiU Cup from St Andrews. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark , Mike Hughesdon and Dougie Donnelly.
Rugby League
A look ahead to tomorrow's first Test between Great
Britain and New Zealand at Wembley. This is the first international to be played between the countries at the Twin Towers and the first in this season's three-Test series.
A review of this week's vital World Cup qualifiers including reflections on England's match with Holland in Rotterdam, and Wales's game with Cyprus in Cardiff. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather
And at 3.50
News Subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: St Andrews.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Top Gear

Sales of Mercedes-Benz cars are falling. This week Jeremy Clarkson sees if the new C-class Mercedes has got what it takes to reverse the trend. Plus, optional extras such as leather upholstery can add thousands of pounds to the cost of a new car. But how much do they fetch when the car's second hand? Quentin Willson investigates. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Captain Scarlet

The Mysterons have taken control of a transporter carrying a nuclear device.

: The Man from UNCLE

Napoleon and Illya are assigned to protect a statesman.

: The Living Soap

After being a fly on the wall at Sylvania Waters prepare yourself for
It's a new college term, and as six students from different backgrounds, studying different courses, move In under the same roof so does a camera team. Compatibility cannot be guaranteed, nor can agreement as to who should do the washing-up, as we watch them settling In for the autumn. Simon Is studying politics, Emma advertising and Karen art history. Matthew's speciality Is audio systems, Daniel geography and Spider Is studying Russian and Italian.
This cocktail of personalities
Is thrown together In a "living soap", showing weekly during term time for the next year. Producer Brtan Hill
Series producer Spencer Campbell
Sue Arnold meets the students


Producer: Spencer Campbell

: What the Papers Say

With freelance journalist Mitchell Symons.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mitchell Symons.

: Public Eye

The Gangmasters
Fresh food in the supermarket is provided at the expense of poorly paid workers in Britain's fields. John McGhie examines their feudal conditions and the gangmasters who exploit them. Producer Lucy Hillman
Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: John McGhie
Producer: Lucy Hillman
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: An Englishwoman's Garden

To pay for the upkeep of the large gardens they have inherited, some families are compelled to open them to the public. Three generations of women have made Kiftsgate
Court in Gloucestershire one of the most frequently visited gardens in England, while plantswoman Esther Merton 's garden at Burghfield near
Reading in Berkshire is also popular with coach parties. Director Ann Lallc
Producers Penny Forster and Ann Lalic A PM Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Esther Merton
Director: Ann Lallc
Director: Ann Lalic

: The Look

The series that looks behind the scenes of the fashion world. You are what you wear - from haute couture to high street to street cred, personal identity can be bought off the peg in the form of fads, trends, looks and national styles. From Ralph Lauren 's preppy look for the upwardly mobile to Chanel's interlocking Cs, insignia to the shiny set, and Californian
Shawn Stussy 's in-crowd surf and skate-wear, these
"uniforms" can create a variety of new images.
Directors/Producers Gina and Jeremy Newson A Freelance Film Partners production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ralph Lauren
Unknown: Shawn Stussy
Unknown: Jeremy Newson

: Animated Arias

Enrico Pascanini invites you to his imaginary opera house to hear two more of his favourite pieces: the sextet Questo eun nodo avviluppato from
Rossini's La Cenerentola directed by Stephen Palmer , and Aufond du Temple Saint from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers sung by Nicolai Gedda and Ernest Blanc and directed by Jimmy T Murakami.
Producers Sarah, Sue and Tess Mallinson


Unknown: Enrico Pascanini
Directed By: Stephen Palmer
Sung By: Nicolai Gedda
Directed By: Jimmy T Murakami.
Unknown: Tess Mallinson


In 1978 a man was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit - or did he? KYTV investigates this grisly affair as part of its season of "criminal" broadcasts.
Wntten by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins Director John Stroud Producer Jamie Rlx


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Jamie Rlx

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Poets'News

Last of the series in which poets give their own interpretation of the day's news. Stereo

: Jazz

Last in the series of recordings from the Brecon Jazz festival, featuring the Wynton Marsalis Group and New Orleans pianist Marcus Roberts.


Pianist: Marcus Roberts.

: Weatherview

: Bird

Biographical drama directed by Clint Eastwood and starring
Forest Whitaker
Diane Venora
The story of legendary saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker - a self-destructive genius whose off-stage demons led him into a life of infidelity, alcoholism and drug addiction.


Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Forest Whitaker
Unknown: Diane Venora
Charlie Parker: Forest Whitaker
Chan Richardson: Diane Venora
Red Rodney: Michael Zelniker
Dizzy Gillespie: Samuele Wright
Buster Franklin: Keith David
Brewster: Michael McGuire
Esteves: James Handy
Young Bird: Damon Whitaker

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