6.45 The US in the 20th Century: An American Identity
7.35 Runningthe Country: A Level Playing Field?
A report on yesterday in the Commons, its committees, and the Lords.
9.05Techno 8002878 9.30
Square One: TV Maths
9.45 Storytime: The Trouble with Dad Stereo 5349859 10.00 Thunderbirds in Hindi
10.05 Thinkabout Science: Up, Up and Away 9574217 10.20 Search Out Science: Structures - What is a disaster?
10.40 Around Scotland:
Landscapes - Transport and Travel Stereo 1623472 11.00
Words and Pictures
7261120 11.15 English Time: Media File
11.35 Ghostwriter: Get the Message
12.05 Jeunes Francophones 5515217 12.25TV6-
Omnibus: The Piero Trail (part 1)
12.50 Teaching Today: An
Update on PSE
1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with ChrisJarvis Stereo 1.20The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends 58838052 1.25
Fireman Sam 58837323 1.30 Stoppit and Tidyup
1.40ZigZag 49697830 2.00 News Subtitled and Weather; followed by Storytime
Note: repeatsare not indicated.
Italy's Alberto Tomba goes for an unprecedented third successive Olympic gold in the men's giant slalom on the slopes at Hafjell.
Commentary by David Vine. Plus action from the women's 1,000m speed-skating, men's and women's biathlon and the ski-jumping section of the Nordic combined team event. Commentary by Stuart Storey , Gerald Sinstadt and Helen Rollason.
Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker , with guest
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather
Who is Doreen's welcome visitor? In Welsh with English subtitles.
Word game, presented by Paul Coia.
First of two programmes about the Bordeaux area, the world's biggest producer of quality wines, including a look at some of the most beautiful chateaux and featuring proprietors whose wine may take many years to mature.
A First Growth production for BBCtv
Requiem for Meth uselah A deadly epidemic rages aboard the Enterprise.
Pop idols East 17 and D:Ream head the bill as the award-winning series investigates people's quest for fame. The programme includes a look at the Hollywood wannabees who'll do anything in their attempts to find stardom.
East investigates the growing rift between Trinidad's African and Indian communities, and includes a profile of the female Indian politician accused of fomenting racial unrest. Indians recently became
Trinidad's single largest ethnic group, thereby increasing their chances of gaining political control on a Caribbean island for the first time.
Producer Niall J Sookoo
Series producer Nick Powell
The women's figure skating competition commences tonight with the technical programme, and former double Olympic champion Katarina Witt , having returned to the amateur fold, is among the challengers, though she was not impressive at the European championships.
The teenage world champion from the Ukraine, Oksana
Baiul, world runner-up Surya Bonaly (reigning European champion) and world bronze medallist Lu Chen are the leading contenders.
Commentary is by Alan Weeks and Barry Davies.
The ice hockey tournament reaches the quarter-final stage and Gerald Sinstadt and Stuart Storey are the commentators. Plus 12th-day highlights, introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker.
An almost unanimous chorus of applause greeted The Day Today, reflecting the relief of television critics who have been nurturing their dislike of news and newsmen for quite some time. "Current-affairs broadcasting has taken itself far too seriously for far too long, regarding itself as beyond reproach, said Victor Lewis-Smith in the London
Evening Standard. "It's high time that its pretensions were exposed."
Others followed suit, revelling in the deadly accuracy of Chris Morris 's Jeremy Paxman impersonation, Steve Coogan 's inane Alan Partridge-isms and the out-of-control graphics.
In this final episode,
Valerie Sinatra reports on the state of British roads from her mile-high travel tower, Collaterlie Sisters offers another insight into high finance, and Peter O'Hanraha 'hanrahan is on hand with all the economics news.
Producer Armando lannucci
A Talkback production forBBCtv
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Michael Palin , president of the pressure group
Transport 2000, argues in this Open Space special that we must completely rethink our approach to transport, since the present trend for more and more cars and roads cannot continue.
"The trouble is that we have got so used to having cars we can't imagine doing without them or even using them less," he says. "And it is increasingly difficult to manage without. As more people have got cars, public transport has been run down and walking and cycling have become more dangerous."
And the fact is that a third of British households, despite the relentless increase in cars, are still totally dependent on those increasingly hazardous ways of getting about or on deteriorating public transport.
Government policy is for the current trend to continue, but increased traffic adversely affects the environment, our communities and our health. In tonight's film Palin presents the alternative, and says that time is running out.
Producers Gavin Dutton and Michael MacCormack
Executive producer Giles Oakley
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A showcase for short films by new directors.
A brief tale of a close encounter at a motorway service centre. Written and directed by David Hill Producer Mathew Rose
Followed by Sarajevo-a Street under Siege
Presented by Peter Snow.
Action from the women's figure skating technical programme and the best of tonight's remaining ice hockey quarter-final matches.
A full-length television production of Samuel Beckett 's influential play. With Norman Beaton , Stephen Rea ,
Charles Drake and Kate Binchy.