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: Open University

6.20 Databases: CaringforData 7147546 6.45Muscles-a Question of Fuel Supply
7.10 Introduction to Economics 3941188 7.35 The Present in the Past: Greek Drama

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary report.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Lernexpress 2

9.15 Spain Means Business

9.45 Watch: Families

10.00 Look and Read

10.20 Around Scotland

10.40 Over the Moon

10.55 Science Challenge

11.15 English Express

11.35 Great Experiments

12.00 English File

12.30 Scene: Bhangra Girls
Written by Nandita Ghose

1.00 Short Circuit

1.20-1.40 Children's BBC
with Chris Jarvis
1.30 The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

1.40 English Time

2.00 News Subtitled and Weather
followed by
Words and Pictures

Note: repeats are not indicated.


Written By: Nandita Ghose
Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: OpenView

Highlights from the weekend's Open University programmes.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason wth Brendan Foster.
Action from the opening day of the European Indoor Championships in Paris. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson.
Reflections on England's midweek match with Denmark. Plus a look ahead to the weekend's FA Cup quarter-finals.
Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Mark Wilkin
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Brendan Foster.
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Mark Wilkin

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: Dilemmas

Jenni Murray explores how relationships can go wrong.


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Sport on Friday

Further action from the European Indoor
Championships, including live coverage of the men's 60m and women's
3,000m finals.

: Top Gear

In the shifting sands of the Dubai desert, Jeremy Clarkson puts five leading off-roaders to the test and finds out if British is best. Tiff Needell tests
Vauxhall's new executive car, the Omega, and Chris Goffey reports on the highlight of the historic racing calendar, the Coys Festival at Silverstone. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
BBC Top GearClassic and Sportscar Show from 30 April to 2 May at NEC. Birmingham. For ticket details ring 02 1-


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Crater 101. A team from
Spectrum undertakes a hazardous project on the moon.

: The Man from UNCLE: The When in Roma Affair

A young American tourist leads Napoleon and Illya on a desperate quest to retrieve a secret formula.

: The Living Soap

The Manchester students hold a party to welcome their two new housemates.
Director Rod Parker
Producer Elizabeth Murphy


Director: Rod Parker
Producer: Elizabeth Murphy

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press, tonight by Paul Foot.
A Granada production for BBCtv
Followed by Video Nation


Unknown: Paul Foot.

: Public Eye

No More 2.4
The first of a three-part series on the modern family, presented by Francine Stock. Little Britons. Recent revolutionary changes in family life have transformed the lives of children - but often for the worse. Niall Dickson investigates some of the victims of change.
Producer Margaret Magnusson
Clement Freud interviews
Francine Stock


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Margaret Magnusson
Unknown: Clement Freud

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton sows artichokes and cardoons at
Barnsdale, Stephen Lacey looks at the seasonal drama of leaves at Powys Castle, and Liz Rigbey visits the Channel Island gardens of Sark. Executive producer Tony Laryea
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Liz Rigbey
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Red Dwarf: Thanks for the Memory

The crew of the Red Dwarf awake one morning to discover that they cannot remember anything from the past few days.

A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director/Producer: Ed Bye
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Norman Lovett
Lise Yates: Sabra Williams

: Take My Mother-in-Law

Why do men tell mother-in-law jokes? Why do daughters-in-law find their husband's mother difficult to deal with? Other cultures seem to manage the relationship better, so is it a peculiarly British problem?
Shown just two days before Mothering Sunday, this documentary takes a semi-serious look at the least popular of our relations. Using clips from comics such as Les Dawson and Mike Reid, as well as from films and sitcoms, comedian Tom O'Connor, agony aunt Irma Kurtz and marital psychotherapist Judy Hildebrand offer their opinions on this phenomenon.
And people tell of their personal experiences of mothers-in-law including Beryl Bainbridge who was nearly shot by hers and, possibly most extraordinary of all, the man who married his.


Contributor: Tom O'Connor
Contributor: Irma Kurtz
Contributor: Judy Hildebrand
Contributor: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Emma Swain
Executive producer: Amanda Theunissen

: Small Objects of Desire

The history of the bra. Producer Ann Hawker
Series producer Mark Hamson
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Producer: Mark Hamson

: Newsnight

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


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Fantasy Football League

Comedian Eddie Large and television presenter
Mandy Smith are this week's guests on the comedy game show.
Presented by Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.
Director Peter Orton
Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: Eddie Large
Presenter: Mandy Smith
Presented By: Frank Skinner
Presented By: David Baddiel.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: The Ren and StimpyShow

Cult animation featuring a grouchy chihuahua and his feline sidekick.

: Weatherview

: A Streetcar Named Desire

Drama based on a story by Tennessee
Williams, starring Marlon Brando
Vivien Leigh
This Oscar-winning film about the disastrous relationship between a fading Southern belle and her brutish brother-in-law turned Marlon Brando into the biggest star in Hollywood. His performance introduced a new style of acting that was to influence a generation - both on and off the screen.
Director Elia Kazan (1951)


Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Director: Elia Kazan
Stanley: Marlon Brando
Blanche: Vivien Leigh
Stella: Kim Hunter
Mitch: Karl Malden
Steve: Rudy Bond
Pablo: Nick Dennis
Eunice: Peg Hiluas

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