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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress2
9.15 France Means Business 551225 9.45Watch: Birth Education
10.00 Look and Read: Earth
Warp Stereo 3145954 10.20 Around Scotland: Media Studies
Stereo 3563664 10.40 Over the Moon: Environment 6581645 10.55Science Challenge 11. lSEnglish Express
5966515 11.35Seeingthrough Science
12.00 English File: Texts in Time 39157 12.30 Scene: final part of Our Day Out by Willy Russell
Stereo 490221.00 Short Circuit
Stereo 893811191.20-1.40
Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis
Stereo 1.20 Charlie Chalk
57914022 1.35Puppydog
Tales - narrated by Victoria Wood 98916683 1.40 English Time: The Ancient Mariner
13912577 2.00 News and Weather; followed by Words and Pictures Note: repeats are not indicated.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis
Unknown: Victoria Wood

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Women's World Cup Downhill from
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. With the Lillehammer Olympics now just a fortnight away, the best women skiers in the world show their competitive form.
Commentary by Julian Tutt.
Figure Skating
European Championships Gala from Copenhagen.
Commentary by Alan Weeks and Barry Davies .
A look ahead to the weekend's FA Cup fourth round ties.
Producer Sharon Lence : Editor Mark Wilkin
Including at 3.00
News suotitiedand Weather


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Commentary By: Alan Weeks
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Mark Wilkin

: News and Weather

Suttitled(news) Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily news quiz, presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: Dilemmas

What can you do when relationships go wrong?
Jenni Murray explores the problems and answers. Today she focuses on adopted children's relationships with their natural parents.


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Quest for the Rose

The Road to Peace.
Roger Phillips looks back at a turning point in rose breeding in the 19th century, and takes a look at the Peace rose.
Producer Andrew Gosling
Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv


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

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

The Heart of New York
When the Mysterons threaten the heart of New York, three crooks decide to raid a bank in the deserted city.

: The Man from UNCLE: The It's All Greek to Me Affair

Napoleon and Illya lose a vital code in Athens; and then run foul of a temperamental highwayman.

: The Living Soap

The house is one person short after Dan moved out last week, and the five remaining students have to pick their new housemate. Director Bridget Boseiey


Director: Bridget Boseiey

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press by freelance Russell Davies.
AGranada production forBBCtv


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Public Eye

Dead Wrong
Tonight's programme investigates allegations that illnesses normally associated with the Third World, such as hunger, thirst and bed sores, have been killing thousands of people in Britain for decades. Is the true cause of death kept secret from distressed relatives by not being recorded on the death certificate?
John McGhie reports on the widespread inaccuracy of this data and examines its implications for Britain's health policy. Editor Peter Horrocks
A Fulcrum production for BBCtv


Unknown: John McGhie
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Great British Garden Show

This week Ruth Langsford visits the Harrogate Autumn Show where she confronts an onion the size of a football and dahlias more than a foot across.
She also seeks out the lady gardener who grows plants on the cold Yorkshire clay that
"have no business to be there".
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 Hamhlton

: Red Dwarf

A re-run of the offbeat comedy series set in the distant reaches of outer space.
Waiting for God. Lister stumbles across some startling facts about the history of catkind, when he learns how to read cat writing.
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
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Norman Lovett
Cat Priest: Noel Coleman
Toaster: John Lenahan

: Further Abroad

The Truth about Porkies
Pigs have had a bad press.
There's talk about "filthy pigs", "pigging out", "rotten swine", and rooms "looking like pigsties", while the term "pig" when applied to the boys in blue isn't meant as a compliment. Perhaps it's time for a reappraisal. Jonathan Meades thinks that the pig, which has both pet and pot potential, deserves an image boost. He visits his favourite beast at home - in pigsties, back gardens, show grounds and butchers' shops - and sings the praises of an animal he believes you can take to your heart. Director Russell England
Series producer David FTurnbull


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: Blackadder II

Continuing the second series of the comic saga of Edmund Blackadder and his friends. Potato. New Zealand, 1562:
Edmund is not at all impressed by the celebrated adventures of Sir Walter Raleigh even though all England celebrates his triumphal return. Upstaged by Sir Walter's tales and gifts, Edmund is stung into action and announces that he will navigate the dangerous waters of the Cape of Good Hope in honour of Good Queen Bess.
Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton Director Mandie Fletcher
Producer John Lloyd
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Unknown: Edmund Blackadder
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Written By: Richard Curtis
Written By: 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
Captain Rum: Tom Baker
Sir Walter Raleigh: Simon Jones

: Newsnight

The background to the day's top news stories. Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Fantasy Football League

Following its success on Radio 5, this is the comedy game show where celebrities from politics, sport and show business take on the role of football managers. This week, regular hosts Frank Skinner and David Baddiel are joined by football commentator
John Motson and MP Roy Hattersley. Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: David Baddiel
Commentator: John Motson
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: The Ferguson Theory

Mad, bad and dangerous to know - Craig Ferguson presents a programme of sharp comedy with Jonathan Watson , Louise Beattie ,
Grant Smeaton , Ross Stenhouse and Jonathan Kydd.
Producers Philip Differ and Caroline Roberts


Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: Louise Beattie
Unknown: Grant Smeaton
Unknown: Ross Stenhouse
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Producers: Philip Differ
Producers: Caroline Roberts

: Weatherview

: The Ren and Stimpy Show

An animated series about a grouchy chihuahua and his gullible feline sidekick.

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