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: Open University

6.20 Statistics: Testingfor Telepathy 4926465 6.45
Technology: A Matter of Resource 4818842 7.35 Brazilian
Immigrants - In Search of Identity

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: England

An exhibition of 1920s and 30s art at the Royal Academy.

: Animal Crackers

Unusual homes for animals.

: For the Love of It

A short film about a Country and Western group.
A Tapecraft production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two

9.05 Landmarks Special: Pakistan and its People
(in Urdu with English subtitles)

9.25 Zig Zag Special

9.45 You and Me

10.00 Watch: Sea Shore

10.15 Sex Education: Someone New

10.35 Q and A

10.45 Help Your Child with Reading

11.00 Watch: Dinosaurs

11.15 The Royal Institute Christmas Lectures: The Cosmic Onion - To the Centre of the Sun

12.15 WeatherWatch: Red Sky at Night

12.25 Lifeschool: Equal Opportunities: Money, Breeding or What?

12.50 Teaching Today: Teaching Modern Language: Part 1

Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis.

1.20 Pingu

1.25 Postman Pat

1.40 The V Word

1.50 Tutorial Topics

2.00 News and Weather; followed by You and Me
Note: repeats are not indicated.


Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: See Hear!

Today's edition includes news of a special day's football coaching with Manchester United. With signing and subtitles.

: Bank on Us

In the new age of "hard sell" banking, can the bank's advice can still be trusted?
(First snown on BBC South East)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Songs of Praise

: A Week to Remember

Pathe news this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Cricket

Live coverage through to the end of one of today's semi-final matches.

: Wildlife on Two

The Transformers
The quick-change artists of the animal kingdom are the suoject of this film. "It's about metamorphosis," says producerMoiraMann. "Some animals lead different lives within one lifetime. We filmed dragonflies, poison-arrow frogs, salamanders, barnacles and butterflies."
All animals change as they grow older, but the stars of this film are the ones that seem to leap evolutionary gulfs. Most dramatic, perhaps, are the salamanders, who move from water to dry land. "While we were filming them in Arizona a brush fire broke out and swept across the pond," says Mann.
"Those that had completed their trans-formation escaped, those still changing from gills to lungs were burnt to death."
Narrated by David Attenborough. Series producer Mike Beynon


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Six Go to Europe

It's All Greek to Me. The six volunteers continue their quest to demystify Europe with an attempt to find out where the money goes. They talk to
French farmers and German car manufacturers, and witness the preparations for the next European summit in Corfu. Back home, they tackle foreign secretary Douglas Hurd with what they've discovered. (Last/nt/ieser/es: tomorrowat 7.30pm)


Unknown: Douglas Hurd

: Rhodes around Britain

Top British chef Gary Rhodes visits Norfolk this week. On the menu are British bangers with onion gravy and piccalilli, and apple tart made with Norfolk Royals. "I think a sausage should be treated with respect - nice and slow cooking, so I prefer to fry," he says. A taste test at Swaffham market proves his point.
Producers Manon Allinson , Gabrielle Jackson


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producers: Manon Allinson
Producers: Gabrielle Jackson
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Quantum Leap

Memphis Melody. 3 July 1954: Sam has become the undiscovered Elvis Presley. His mission is to help a local singer to overcome stage fright.

: One Foot in the Past

The demolition of the huge, neo-classical Euston Arch in the 1960s to make way for the new railway terminus in north London, is still ruefully cited as a prime example of architectural vandalism. In the first series, Dan Cruickshank tracked down some of the masonry to a garden in Kent. Now, as the programme returns for a second season, divers are delving into east London's River Lea, hoping to raise the rest of the Arch.
Executive producer Roland Keating says: "The programme started because an enthusiasm for historic buildings and their place in our heritage seems such common ground to all of us. The buildings we look at are not necessarily great ones, but ones with a story to tell, and by bringing together different voices in one programme we hope to illuminate the subject in an accessible way. There'll always be investigative items, for example, but humour as well."


Executive Producer: Roland Keating
Series Producer: Sally Angel

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.
With subtitles.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Tonight, an insider's account of making a Hollywood movie, with Art Linson (producer of the Untouchables and Melvyn and Howard). Presented by Sarah Dunant.


Presented By: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

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