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: Open University

6.20 Biology: Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds 7407970 6.45 Maths: Trigonometric Formulas
3278845 7. 10 Science:
Practically Speaking
7.35 Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary update from

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The German Collection: Funf Wochen in Herbst

9.25 Standard Grade Modern Studies

9.45 Numbertime

10.00 Thunderbirds in Hindi: The Perils of Penelope: Part 7

10.05 Great Experiments: Bright Sparks and Long Waves

10.30 Ghostwriter: Get the Message: Part 3

11.00 Q and A
Looking at new resources to help teach religious education

11.10 Landmarks: History of Writing and Printing

11.30 Diez Temas

11.45 History File: The Making of the United Kingdom: Crowns, Parliament

12.05 The Geography Programme: Le Rhone sauvage

12.25 Lifeschool: Careers - Starting Work: It's Up to You

12.50 Advice Shop
A special edition of the citizens' rights programme devoted to the evils of debt. The cameras follow a family as it hauls itself out of the debt trap. Plus ideas to beat the loan sharks.
With Andrew Miller and Helen Madden.

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC
with Chris Jarvis
1.20 Fiddley Foodle Bird
1.35 Johnson and Friends

1.40 Music Time: Catacombs

2.00 News Subtitled and Weather;
followed by Number time

(Note: repeats are not indicated)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Bowls

World Indoor Bowls
Championships. Dougie Donnelly presents the conclusion of the quarter-finals from Preston. The outcome of these matches will decide the semi-final line up.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including
Prime Minister's questions.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Bowls

Further coverage of the quarter-finals.

: From the Edge

Disability issues, with sign-language interpretation. Series producer Ian Macrae
Subtitled 12


Producer: Ian MacRae

: Secrets of the Phantom Caverns

Action thriller about archaeologists in central America.
Director Don Sharp (1984)
FILM REVIEWS pages 39-43


Director: Don Sharp
Wolfson: Robert Powell
Major Stevens: Timothy Bottoms
Leslie Peterson: Lisa Blount
Ben Gannon: Richard Johnson
Frida Shelley: Anne Heywood

: First Sight

Blight This House
What happens if the Channel Tunnel rail link is routed past the bottom of your garden? The government believes the rules for compensation are adequate, but many would disagree. 61 Producer Kurt Barling : Editor Mike Flood Page PHONE IN: on BBC Radios Oxford and GLR. Call
[number removed] after the programme.
REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Producer: Kurt Barling

: A Year with Fred

As a prelude to a new series about Lancastrian steeplejack Fred Dibnah starting next week, this episode from the one originally shown in 1987 finds him felling a giant chimney.

: Top Gear

I The motoring magazine returns with reports on the Monte Carlo rally and Ford's latest coupe, the Probe.
(For more details, see tomorrowat 5.30pm)


Unknown: Monte Carlo

: Murder Most Horrid II: Overkill

Before opening in her current West End show Me and Mamie O'Rourke, in which she stars with partner Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French filmed a second series of Murder Most Horrid. As before, Ms French adopts six widely different guises in stories of lust, robbery, food and every conceivable type of murder.
In the first story, Steven Moffat's Overkill, French plays Tina, a woman at the end of her tether. During a suicide attempt, Tina finds an international hit woman (Amanda Donohoe) climbing through her bathroom window, planning to bump off a nearby businessman. With Peter Vaughan and Colin Salmon.

A Talkback production for BBCtv


Writer: Steven Moffatt
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Tina: Dawn French
Carmella Vezza: Amanda Donohoe
Doverson: Peter Vaughan
Lambert: Colin Salmon

: In Search of Our Ancestors

Survival. The African savannah has always been a dangerous place. But while jeeps and shotguns now protect humans, two million years ago our ancestors had only hands, simple stone tools and a brain to protect them. In this programme Don Johanson puts himself in their place to find out what it takes to survive on the savannah. Was early homo erectus a "killer ape", using stones and bones as weapons, or a crafty scavenger? Producer Lenora Johanson Series producer Peter Jones
A Green Umbrella production for BBCtv


Unknown: Don Johanson
Producer: Lenora Johanson
Producer: Peter Jones

: 10x10

A showcase for short films by new directors.
A Lesson In History
Animation questioning the way world history is taught in British schools.
Director Maybelle Peters
A West Surrey College of Art and Design production for BBCtv
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Director: Maybelle Peters

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Late Review

With Tracey MacLeod.


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod.

: Weatherview

: Open View

Highlights of the weekend's
Open University programmes.

: Images of the Cosmos

A study of the sun's magnetic forces.

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