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: Breakfast News


: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Reviving Antiques

How to care for pastels. With John Fitz Maurice Mills.


Unknown: John Fitz Maurice Mills.

: Daytime on Two

9.05 The Science Collection: Big Bang and Black Holes

9.30 Mathscope: Boxes

9.45 Storytime: The Wind and the Sun
One of Aesop's fables. (Stereo)

10.00 Thunderbirds in French
Puppet series.

10.05 Thinkabout Science: Water Power

10.20 Search Out Science: Communication
A journey exploring sound.

10.40 Around Scotland: 19th-century Scotland

11.00 Words And Pictures: Owl Babies

11.15 English Time: Get the Grammar
Are the rules that govern what we say, any different from the rules of writing what we mean? (Stereo)

11.35 Ghostwriter: Am I Blue

12.05 Quinze Minutes

12.20 TV6: Horizon: Before Babel
Can the 5,000 languages spoken in the world today be traced back to a "mother tongue"? (Stereo) (Subtitled)

12.50 Teaching Today: IT for secondary teachers

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis
1.20 Brum
1.30 Joshua Jones

1.40 Zig Zag: Roman Britain (Stereo)

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather

followed by Storytime (Stereo)

Note: schools' half-term repeats.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore is joined by Fred Watson , of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, who has been developing fibre optics for astronomy. The process involves light being led down a glass tube, a fraction of a millimetre across, and directed to a planned position for analysis.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Fred Watson

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons. Subtitled

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Snooker

Concluding frames from this afternoon's quarter-final.

: Star Trek

Kirk leads the Enterprise into a suicidal confrontation.

: Pefll

Rough Guide to the Americas Guatemala and Belize
Magenta De Vine and Rajan Datar travel to Central
America where they visit
Indian villages and look into civil rights in the region. Director ShelleyO'Neil
Producer Bridget Boseley


Unknown: Rajan Datar
Producer: Bridget Boseley

: Open Space

What Am I Doing Here?
For three months, the sleepy calm of Coppice Wood Lodge home for the elderly was shattered by Spare Tyre theatre company's
Clair Chapman and Harriet Powell. With four young actors they worked with 15 residents to write, rehearse and perform a musical play. The rehearsals contain moments of pure joy, sadness and confusion.
Producer Ray Hough : Series editor Giles Oakley SUGGESTIONS: write to Open Space, BBC tv, London W128QT


Unknown: Clair Chapman
Unknown: Harriet Powell.
Producer: Ray Hough
Editor: Giles Oakley

: AFTER MARGARET The Thatcher Experience

Throughout the Thatcher era, the Money Programme analysed Britain's economic landscape. Now, a decade on, BBC Economics Editor
Peter Jay talks to people at the heart of some of those stories again. Producer Alison Roper ; Editor Jane Ellison


Talks: Peter Jay
Producer: Alison Roper
Editor: Jane Ellison

: AFTER MARGARET Thatcher's Children

The children of the Thatcher years offer some opinions on the woman who towered over their childhood.
Producer Peter Lee-Wright
Executive producer Giles Oakley


Producer: Peter Lee-Wright
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Seinfeld

Elaine throws a party for a friend who is expecting a baby.

: Screenplay: Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles

Robbie Coltrane and John Sessions star as Dr Samuel Johnson and nis companion, biographer and fellow-writer James Boswell , in this irreverent account of their journey to the Hebrides in 1773. Johnson was already elderly and unfit, and their travels took them into a wild environment, far from the comparative comforts of literary London. During this arduous expedition the pair both kept journals, and these loosely form the basis of John Byrne's Screenplay, the last In the series.
Byrne, author of the acclaimed music-based series Tutti Frutti (in which Coltrane also starred) and Your Cheatin' Heart, has taken some historical liberties in bringing his two heroes to life in this warm, atmospheric portrait which marks his debut as a director.
Producer Nicholas Barton
A Paravision production for BBCtv
Meet Robbie Coltrane and John Sessions on location


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: John Byrne
Producer: Nicholas Barton
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: John Sessions
Dr Johnson: Robbie Coltrane
James Boswell: John Sessions
Joseph: Leo Sho-Silva
Lady MacDonald: Celia Imrie
Coll: Tony Halfpenny
Sir Aeneas MacPherson: Alan David
LadyMacPherson: Carol MacReady
Caroline MacPherson: Joanne Thirsk
Miss Campbell: Penelope McGhie
Captain MacLeod: Mark Anstee
Dr Reid: Ian Dury
McLeod of Raasay: Donald MacNeill

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats. With subtitles.
(Also shown at 8.55pm on BBCI and 10.00pm on ITV)

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.


Michael Ignatieff and guests consider how far television presentation of recent history has influenced the way we now look at the Thatcher era.


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

: amWeatherview

: Snooker

Highlights. Stereo

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