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: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress
Hamburg teenagers talk about what they do in their free time.

9.15 Italianissimo
The city of Bologna.

9.30 Inside English
Using language to make choices.

9.45 Watch: Natural History - weather (Stereo)

10.00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye

10.20 Around Scotland: The Clearances

10.40 Over the Moon - safety in the home

10.55 Science Challenge - making music (Stereo)

11.15 English Express - story writing

11.35 Seeing through Science - hi-tech clothing (Stereo)

12.00 English File: "Tuesday"
A play by Edward Bond. (Stereo)

12.30 Scene: "Pig Boy"
Drama set in a young offenders' institution. (Stereo)

1.00 Short Circuit
Speed healing after surgery. (Stereo)

1.20 Fingermouse

1.35 Dilly the Dinosaur

1.40 English Time - grammar

1.45 Music Time: Sleigh Ride (Stereo)

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather; followed by Words and Pictures (Stereo)

Note: repeats are not indicated.


Writer (English File: Tuesday): Edward Bond

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Action from the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth, where Britain's World No 1 Nick Faldo defends his title. Faldo is up against a top-class field, which includes his Ryder Cup team-mates
Ian Woosnam , Peter Baker , Colin Montgomerie , Bernhard Langer and five-times World Matchplay champion Seve Ballesteros. The line-up also includes
American stars Corey Pavin and the big-hitting
John Daly. Introduced by Steve Ryder , with commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Dave Marr , Clive Clark , Mike Hughesdon and Dougie Donnelly.
Coverage from Newbury of the 2.40, 3.10 and 3.40 races. With Julian Wilson , Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hamer. Producer Sharon Lence
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather
And at 3.50
News Subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Peter Baker
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros.
Unknown: Corey Pavin
Unknown: John Daly.
Introduced By: Steve Ryder
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Dougie Donnelly.
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hamer.
Producer: Sharon Lence

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson ,
Michele Newman and Chris Goffey seek out the brightest and the best of the new models and ideas at the London Motor Show in Earl's Court.
Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
MOTOR SHOW COMPETITION PHONE LINE: [number removed] (calls cost36p per minute cheap rate and 48p at all other times)


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Michele Newman
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Captain Scarlet

A suspected security break at an atomic centre puts Spectrum on Captain Black's trail. He, however, is able to take one of the Angels hostage.

: The Man from UNCLE

UNCLE discovers a plot to take over the mind of a politician's wife.
Illya, investigating a beauty salon, becomes the next candidate for the operating table while Napoleon is left hanging by his fingertips.

: The Living Soap

First-year student Spider enrols at Manchester
University and searches out the freshers' social scene, in the second fly-on-the-wall visit to the country's most publicised students' house. DirectorMike Barker
Producer Richard Fell
(Revised repeat shown next Sunday)

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press by The Independents Mark Lawson.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Public Eye

The Cost of Coal
In the wake of the Bilsthorpe pit disaster, Phil Parry discovers new evidence that safety rules in other coal mines are being flouted in the push to make British collieries more profitable.
Producer Tricia Lawton


Unknown: Phil Parry
Producer: Tricia Lawton

: An Englishwoman's Garden

Fame came late to high-flying garden designers and writers Penelope Hobhouse and Rosemary Verey. It was only after years as traditional wives and mothers that their brilliant careers really blossomed. Director Ann Lalic
Producers Penny Forsterand Ann Lalic A PM Pictures production for BBCtv
Meet thegrande dame of gardening


Unknown: Penelope Hobhouse
Unknown: Rosemary Verey.
Director: Ann Lalic
Unknown: Forsterand Ann Lalic

: The Look

An examination of the role of fabric at the heart of fashion, from the high-tech use of fabric by futurist Issey Miyake to the vibrant silk prints of Gianni Versace - the designer favoured by film and pop stars - and on to Christian Lacroix , the first new couturier for 25 years, whose work embraces society women and those who are socially deprived.
Producers Gina Newson , Jeremy Newson
A Freelance Film Partners production for BBCtv


Unknown: Issey Miyake
Unknown: Gianni Versace
Unknown: Christian Lacroix
Producers: Gina Newson
Producers: Jeremy Newson

: Animated Arias from Opera Imaginaire

Enrico Pascanini invites you to his imaginary opera house to hear two more of his favourite pieces: Le Veaud'or from Gounod's Faust, sung by Nicolai Ghiaurov and directed by Hilary Audus , using brush strokes and crayons to express the piece's contrasts, and E lucevan le stelle from Puccini's Tosca, directed by Jose Abel , featuring a mix of classical and electronic techniques.
Producers Sarah, Sue and Tess Mallinson


Unknown: Enrico Pascanini
Sung By: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Directed By: Hilary Audus
Directed By: Jose Abel
Unknown: Tess Mallinson


Holidays can be free if you take a film crew. So for the last programme in this series from the spoof satellite station, Mike Flex and Anna Daptor test resorts as far afield as Samarkand, Barbados,
Tuscany and Greece, while Mike Channel spends two weeks sitting on a filthy toilet on a caravan site. With Geoffrey Perkins , Helen Atkinson Wood , Angus Deayton , Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope.
Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins Director John Stroud ; Producer Jamie Rix


Unknown: Mike Flex
Unknown: Anna Daptor
Unknown: Mike Channel
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: And Now, Jonathan Ross....: The Larry Sanders Show

... introduces a chat-show double-bill from America, beginning with the fiction and ending with the real thing.

Garry Shandling broke every rule of situation comedy in "It's Garry Shandling's Show", which became a cult success when it was shown on BBC2. Now he turns his satirical attention to late-night television in his new persona as chat-show host Larry Sanders. Veteran Hollywood actor Rip Torn plays his hard-bitten producer and Jeffrey Tambor his on-screen sidekick.
In the first episode, in which actor Robert Hays guest stars, Sanders is faced with a dilemma - he is reluctant to endorse the product of his show's sponsor.



Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Larry Sanders: Garry Shandling
[Actor]: Rip Torn
[Actor]: Jeffrey Tambor
[Actor]: Robert Hays

: The Tonight Show

with Jay Leno
In the 30 years that The Tonight Show was hosted by the legendary Johnny Carson, it was much imitated. (Two examples will be screened in this slot over the next two weeks.) Leno took over from Carson last year. His guests tonight are Peter Gabriel,
David Lynch and Mimi Rogers.
Mark Lawson on American chat shows


Unknown: Jay Leno
Unknown: Johnny Carson
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Mimi Rogers.
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Weatherview

: The Bank Dick

I Comedy starring
WC Fields
Lazy Egbert Souse inadvertently foils a robbery.
Director Edward Ciine (1940) B/W


Unknown: Egbert Souse
Director: Edward Ciine

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