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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two

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.


Writer (Scene): Willy Russell
Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Sport on Friday

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.
Indoor Hockey
The Glenfiddich International from Glasgow. Commentary by Alastair Alexander.
Rugby Union
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


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Commentary By: Alastair Alexander.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Philip Bemie

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily news quiz, presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: Dilemmas

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.


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Quest for the Rose

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


Unknown: Roger Phillips
Unknown: Martyn Rix
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet suddenly takes to gambling and his erratic behaviour gets him sacked from Spectrum.

: The Man from UNCLE

When THRUSH threatens a global tidal wave, Illya stows away on their coaster Bountiful but Napoleon misses the boat.

: Ski Sunday Special

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


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Julian Tutt.
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press by Alastair Campbell from Today. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alastair Campbell

: Badgering the Diggers

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


Producer: David Barber

: The Great British Garden Show

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


Unknown: Ruth Langsford
Producer: Jonathan Wright Miller
Producer: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Red Dwarf

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


Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor.
Producer: Ed Bye
Producer: Paul Jackson
Arnold Rimmer BSC, SSC: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
The Cat: Danny John-Jules
Toaster: John Lenahan

: Further Abroad

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


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: Blackadder II

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


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Kate: Gabrielle Glaister
Flashheart: Rik Mayall
Mr Leech: John Grillo

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Fantasy Football League

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


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Mandy Smith
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Weatherview

: The Ren and StimpyShow

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.

: House by the River

Crime drama.
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
FILM REVIEWS pagea31-34


Director: Fntz Lang
Stephen Byrne: Louis Hayward
John Byrne: Lee Bowman
Marjorie Byrne: Jane Wyatt
Emily Gaunt: Dorothy Patrick
Mrs Ambrose: Ann Shoemaker
Flora Bantam: Jody Gilbert
Mrs Whittaker: Margaret Seddon

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