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6.20 Biology: Problems with Ions 5619188 6.45 Maths: Complex Numbers 4506614 7.10
Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands 2627091 7.35 Bridges:
Spanning Materials

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled

: Children's BBC: Babar


: Quality Street

Comedy set in I 19th-century England, starring
Katharine Hepburn
A woman tries to win her sweetheart back on his return from war.
Director George Stevens (1937)
FILM REVIEWS pages45 48


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: George Stevens

: David Copperfield

I I Drama based on the I I classic novel.
Starring W C Fields
Freddie Bartholomew
David Copperfield 's happy life with his adoring mother suddenly changes.
Director George Cukor (1935)


Unknown: Freddie Bartholomew
Unknown: David Copperfield
Director: George Cukor
Unknown: Barry Norman
Mr Micawber: Wcfields
Young David: Freddie Bartholomew
Davida as a man: Frank Lawton
Mr Murdstone: Basil Rathbone
Dora: Maureen O'Suluvan
Dan Peggotty: Lionel Barrymore

: Rediscovery of the World

The effects of war on Papua New Guinea. Rpt

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Written by Simon Davies.
Musical series, with Sophie Aldred and Matthew Devitt. (Rpt) (Stereo)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis
Writer (Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams): Simon Davies
Maureen: Sophie Aldred
Melvin: Matthew Devitt

: Play Golf

With guest
Bernard Gallagher. Rpt


Unknown: Bernard Gallagher.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Heroes of Our Time
A look at the people and activities of Greenpeace. Directors Cathy Henkel and Catherine Marciniak


Directors: Cathy Henkel
Directors: Catherine Marciniak

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by The Gun
Firearm history. Rpt

: Day Out

Angela Rippon tours the West Country. Rpt


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news) Regional News; Weather

: European Athletics

Coverage from Helsinki.

: The Man from UNCLE

The Man from THRUSH Affair. Napoleon is sent to investigate a deadly new project on a Greek island. Subtitled

: Tex Avery

Animated fun. Rpt

: European Athletics

Further coverage from

: Miss-Takes

Archive clips of attempts to avert crises on camera.

: Realms of the Russian Bear

Every other Sunday for years, 200 million people settled down to watch Nikolai Drozdov - a Russian David Attenborough - on Soviet television. So when this series celebrating the natural history of the former Soviet Union was planned, he was the obvious person to present it. And when it was screened herein 1992, 3.3 million British viewers agreed.
The largest country in the world, the USSR accounted for one sixth of our planet's land surf ace. And throughout this vast land roamed more than
100,000 brown bears - the symbol of Russia.
In Green Jewel of the Caspian, the first of six programmes,
Drozdov examines the wetland area of the Volga Delta, a paradise rich in birds - including sea eagles, pelicans and egrets -as well as sturgeons, producers of the famous caviar. Producer John Sparks
Rpt Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Nikolai Drozdov
Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: John Sparks

: Wild Tracks

Wilderness expert Ray Mears reveals some of his favourite forays into British woods and fields. First shown as part of the countryside series Tracks. Producer Kathryn Moore
Series producer Colette Foster
Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: The Travel Show

Paddy Haycocks visits Jamaica, Alison Goldie goes to Morocco and comedian Gordon Kennedy seeks out Britain's b and bs.
With Penny Junor. ProducerClareSillery
Series producer Liz Warner Stereo


Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Alison Goldie
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy

: A Change of Sex

Concluding the true story of a man who wanted to be a woman.
Desperate Measures. Julia Grant begins the long and difficult struggle to obtain a sex-change operation. Series producer David Pearson


Unknown: Julia Grant
Producer: David Pearson

: 25 BLOODY YEARS Consequences

A Cinderella Story. Shopping is booming in Northern Ireland, houses are cheap. The second of these programmes about the unintended consequences of the Troubles looks at some of the surprising economic factors.
Director Geoffrey Smrth ; Series producer Nick Catliff Stereo Subtitled
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Director: Geoffrey Smrth
Producer: Nick Catliff

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow. Suotmed

: 25 Bloody Years: The Empire Laughs Back

In the basement of an old Presbyterian church in the Botanic district of south Belfast, comedians are giving a different slant to the Troubles. It is a few hundred yards from Loyalist Sandy Row and Nationalist Ormeau Road, both scenes of recurrent sectarian violence.
The club usually plays to full houses, with local comics sharing the bill with visiting guest stars. But for tonight's performance all the acts are from the province. There's
Patrick Kielty and his balaclava, Sony Radio Award-winners the Hole in the Wall Gang, Jake Junior, Owen O'Neill, John Byrne and Kevin McAleer. They are used to working in clubs where the exact political complexion of the audience is at first a mystery, adding an edge to their comedy. Director Gerry Stembridge
Executive producer Paul Evans
(The Hole in the Wall Gang can also be heard on Radio 4 tomorrow at 11.00pm.)


Unknown: Patrick Kielty
Unknown: Jake Junior
Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: John Byrne
Unknown: Kevin McAleer.
Director: Gerry Stembndge
Producer: Paul Evans

: Weatherview

: Open View

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