9.00 Lernexpress 2 - winter sport
9.15 France Means Business
9.45 Watch: Natural History - winter
10.00 Look and Read: Earth Warp
10.20 Around Scotland: Media Studies: tackling a news story
10.40 Over the Moon
10.55 Science Challenge
11.15 English Express: Language Skills - where do words come from?
11.35 Seeing through Science - volcanoes
12.00 English File: Texts in Time - narrative style
12.30 Scene: Our Day Out
first of a mini-season of Willy Russell plays.
1.00 Short Circuit: Fatal Addiction - smoking
1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis
1.20 Charlie Chalk
1.35 Puppydog Tales
1.40 English Time: The Ancient Mariner
2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures
Note: repeats are not indicated.
Presenter (Children's BBC):
With Helen Rollason.
From Ascot, featuring races at 2.35, 3.05 and 3.35. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
The Glenfiddich International from Glasgow. Commentary by Alastair Alexander.
A preview of tomorrow's opening fixtures in the Five Nations Championship. France begins the defence of their title against an Irish side, and Wales play Scotland. Producer Sharon Lence Editor Philip Bemie
Including at 2.55
News Subtitled and Weather
Daily news quiz, presented by Martyn Lewis.
J What can you do when relationships go wrong? Each week, Jenni Murray explores the problems and answers. In the first edition, she focuses on anger.
Word game with Paul Coia.
Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix track down the wild French ancestors of the modem rose on the remote cliffs above Nice.
Producer Andrew Gosling
Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv
Captain Scarlet suddenly takes to gambling and his erratic behaviour gets him sacked from Spectrum.
When THRUSH threatens a global tidal wave, Illya stows away on their coaster Bountiful but Napoleon misses the boat.
Highlights of today's women's downhill from the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, plus a look ahead to this weekend's men's event at Kitzbuhl, the Hahnenkamm downhill.
Reports by David Vine and Julian Tutt.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside
A review of the week's press by Alastair Campbell from Today. A Granada production for BBCtv
The badger is one of Britain's best-loved animals. But it is now extinct in some areas because of badger diggers. This film, which follows the efforts of police and wildlife enthusiasts to end this cruel and illegal practice, was voted best regional documentary in the 1993 British Environment and Media Awards.
Producer David Barber
This week Ruth Langsford visits the Skelton Show in Cumbria and seeks out on their own home ground the enthusiastic amateurs who show their produce. She learns about the "tight button" on a prize leek and how to spend
£4,000 on a herbaceous border. Producer Jonathan Wright Miller Executive producer Hugh Scully A Fine Art production for BBCtv
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Second in a re-run of the comedy series set in space.
Having accelerated constantly for three million years, Red
Dinar/breaks the light barrier. Rimmer and Lister overtake themselves in time.
Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Producer Ed Bye ; Executive producer Paul Jackson
Arnold Rimmer BSC, SSC:
Jonathan Meades continues his tour of Britain's more eccentric architectural heritage with a look at some of the buildings connected with the ale industry: pubs, oast houses, mailings and breweries, plus art galleries and churches built by the big brewers.
Director/Senes producer David F Turnbull
The comic saga of the Blackadders, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, confirmed its success when it reached the Tudor age in this, the first episode of the second series.
It is 1570, and a giggling Queen Elizabeth I is on the throne. Edmund Blackadder is the bastard great, great grandson of the repulsive original, and he adopts a position at court.
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege
Queen Elizabeth I:
Presented by Peter Snow.
Following its success on Radio 5, the comedy game show where celebrities from politics, sport and show business take on the role of football managers comes to television. Regular hosts Frank Skinner and David Baddiel are joined by this week's guest managers Peter Cook and Mandy Smith to relive the week's action from the fantasy league.
Producer Andy Jacobs
n Welcome to the crazy cartoon world of Ren, a grouchy chihuahua, and his gullible feline sidekick Stimpy. Their anarchic humour and delight in all things disgusting have taken
American television by storm and inspired a cult following.
I In a gloomy mansion a hack writer lives with his wife, receiving occasional visits from his disabled brother. One night the attractive young housemaid is murdered, and one of the brothers is blamed.
Director Fntz Lang (1950) B/W
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