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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney investigates Cornwall's holy wells, springs and streams.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Star Paws

A documentary about the owners who train animals for fetes, television and films.

: The Chiltern Hundreds

Comedy starring Cecil Parker
Young Viscount Pym , having failed to become a Tory MP, decides to stand for Labour. With A E Matthews,
David Tomlinson and Lana Morris. Director John Paddy Carstairs (1949)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Young Viscount Pym
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Lana Morris.
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Penny Serenade

Romantic drama starring
Cary Grant , Irene Dunne Estranged by personal tragedy, a couple are about to part. But the wife recalls happier times as she listens to Penny Serenade.
With Beulah Bondi , Edgar Buchanan and Ann Doran. Director George Stevens (1941)


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Beulah Bondi
Unknown: Edgar Buchanan
Unknown: Ann Doran.
Director: George Stevens

: The Europeans

Britons living in Germany.

: Ellen's Story

A personal exploration of the impact of illiteracy.

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Oddie in Paradise

Bill Oddie discovers the wildlife of Papua New Guinea.


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
In the Garden

: Wilderness Is Not Place

The changing life of a birdhauntedestuary.

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
World Darts
Highlights from last night's matches in the World
Professional Championship.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Quiz show.

: World Darts

Further highlights.

: Food and Drink

: Star Trek: The Empath

Landing on a doomed planet, Captain Kirk searches for a scientific mission scheduled for evacuation. As his officers vanish before his eyes, Kirk finds himself helpless in the hands of alien masters and is forced to endure agonising experiments.

: Def II Reportage

The award-winning current affairs programme returns with a band of young reporters revealing the latest trends and investigating current events.
Sex. An exclusive poll on young people's attitudes to sex. Reportage asks: are we cross-legged and confused or just doing something that comes naturally?
Executive producer Rachel Purnell Series producer Nicola Moody


Producer: Rachel Purnell

: D Energy - Lift OffSpecial

A 15-minute special with Normski showing the winner of the Lift Off competition re-recording their track and filming their pop promo. Producer Clare Pizey Director Jerry Foulkes


Producer: Clare Pizey
Director: Jerry Foulkes

: On the Line

The return of the investigative sports magazine which offers in-depth reports on the wide world of sport. Violence, money, drugs, fashion, the law - sport today means much more than just action and results. Editor VyvSimson
Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Tony Moss

: Dance for theCamera

The second of this week's programmes featuring new dance works.
ShouldAccidentally Fall
The world of the Hollywood western - a vast landscape, and a saloon with its swinging doors and bar. Choreographer
Yolande Snaith 's dancers vault, slump and cling to the bar while green bottles slide, roll along it and fly through the air.
Director Ross MacGibbon integrates choreography, music, camera movement and editing in a dynamic salute to Hollywood's wild west.
Performed by Dance Quorum. Composer Graeme Miller A Landseer production for BBCtv
(Beethoven in Love, tomorrow 7.15pm)


Unknown: Yolande Snaith
Director: Ross MacGibbon
Unknown: Graeme Miller

: Mr and Mrs Bridge

n Drama from the award-winning
Merchant-Ivory team, starring Paul Newman Joanne Woodward
In Kansas City, between the wars, the lives of a stuffy lawyer and his unworldly wife are forced into crisis as they are confronted by the rebellions of their three grown children. Adapted from the novels of Evan S Connell.
Director James Ivory 1990)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Joanne Woodward
Director: James Ivory
Walter Bridge: Paul Newman
India Bridge: Joanne Woodward
Douglas Bridge: Robert Sean Leonard
Carolyn Bridge: Margaret Welsh
Ruth Bridge: Kyra Sedgwick
Grace Barron: Blythe Danner
DrAlexSauer: Simon Callow
Douglas Bridgea as a boy: John Bell
Harriet: Saundra McClain
Virgil Barron: Remak Ramsay
MrGadbury: Austin Pendleton
Mabel Ong: Gale Garnett

: Newsnight

: World Darts

Highlights of the first quarter-final matches in the World
Professional Championship, from Frimley Green.
Introduced by Dougie Donnelly with commentary by Tony Green and Sid Waddell.


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly
Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: Sid Waddell.

: Weatherview

: U2 - Rattle and Hum

A concert documentary of U2's Joshua Tree world tour. The songs include Angel of Harlem, Sunday Bloody Sunday and When Love Comes to Town. (1988)
(Streets of Fire, tomorrow at 12.20am)
(Stereo) (B/W and colour)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Director: Phil Joanou

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