With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis. Stereo Animated adventures of thekoalabear. Rpt Stereo ............7766326
Last in the series of stories from the Old Testament, told by Tony Robinson. Stereo ..................3517239
Cartoon fun. Rpt....4418429
Animated stories based on the books by Richard Scarry. Stereo....................
With Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe.
Second of a three-part animated story
The return of the interactive time-travelling game has four schoolfriends going back to an embattled 13th century English castle on the Welsh borders to combat the evil Doctor Paradox.
Classic school drama from 1982. Collectingforboth Roland and Belinda givesthe class some problems.
Written by Alan Janes
Animated adventures. Rpt Stereo Subtitled...........................1662245
Drama series set in Australia.
Zoe Ball meets top indie band Oasis, and Sean Maguire is in the Bahamas with Let Loose.
Shown last Friday
How the less Was Won. August 5,1956: Sam leaps into the body of a mild-mannered Texan vet to tame a headstrong rancher's daughter. And a bespectacled young man strikes a familiar chord. With Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.
A family adventure series set in Australia at the turn of the century.
Kathleen's Choice. Matt's friend arrives in Snowy River and offers Kathleen a new future in Melbourne. (Stereo)
Introduced by Steve Rider.
Live coverage of the final of the World Matchplay Championship from Wentworth. This Â£600,000 event has been dominated by British players over the past seven years but last year's tournament belonged to the American Corey Pavin who held off a strong challenge from former champion Nick Faldo to win by one hole.
Continued coverage from the Assembly Rooms, Derby, of the third round of the Grand Prix. Expected to feature in today's play is Jimmy White , World Championship runner-up for the fifth successive year in May. White is looking for his third Grand Prix title, having already won in 1986 and 1992.
TV presentation, golf: John Shrewsbury : Alastair Scott
Highlights from the English and Welsh First Divisions as the Harlequins take on LeicesterandTreorchy face Cardiff. International action from South Africa as the Currie Cup approaches its climax. Plus a roundup of the weekend's domestic fixtures. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Chris Rea. Introduced by John Inverdale.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo ..................139332
Welsh shepherds and their collies take to the field in the final heats of the sheepdog trials from Buttermere in the Lake District. Gus Dermody analyses and explains the techniques of each run. The competitors representing Wales are John Griffith and Sweep, Afan Jones with Scott, and Eirian
Morgan with Smotyn. Introduced by Robin Page.
Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett
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Germany's Decision, Europe's Future A Newsnight German election special with all the latest results and interviews with politicians and commentators live from Germany.
Director Peter Day ; Producer AidenLavarty
Continuingthe series on cars that have gained icon status.
The '59 Cadillac. Biggerwas always better in 50s America, especially when it came to cars. The massive '59
Cadillac was General Motors' ultimate land-based rocket ship and the symbol for that decade of style decadence. With its42-inch fins and impressive dimensions, the '59 Cadillac oozed wealth, self-confidence and unchallenged power. Quentin Willson travels to Los Angeles to chart the life of the caronce described as "Jayne Mansfield in metal".
Producer Richard Pearson ; Series producer
For the next month BBC2 will be exploring the work of - and exploding the myths about Britain's most famous playwright in a rich and varied season which begins tonight with a provocative look at Shakespeare's reputation over four turbulent centuries. John Tusa delves into the history of the bard and those who have helped him on his triumphant progress through history - an intriguing tale of politicians, charlatans, impresarios and empire-builders.
Bard on the Box continues with Bardbrain of Britain later tonight at 9.00pm.
See today's choices.
Producer Julian Birkett; Executive producer Roland Keating
The first of a new contemporary music series featuring a selection of today's talented young musicians playing in locations that complement the music. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues.
Joanna MacGregor performs this piece by Frederic Rzewski at Spillers Mill on the Thames. Introduced by composer
How many Antonios are there in Shakespeare's plays? What is a "wittol"? And who describes whom as a "mad-headed ape"? Britain seems to be full of Shakespeare fans who have an encyclopedic knowledge of the bard and his works. Find out the answers to all these questions and more in a one-off quiz comprising five rounds in which four Shakespeare fanatics whittled down from over applicants compete for the coveted title of King or Queen of Shakespeariana. Hosted by Robert Robinson.
Bard on the Box continues with The Shakespeare Laboratory tomorrow at 8.00 pm
Are you a bardbrain? See page 33
Highlights of the Grand Prix of Europe, from Jerez in Spain.
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Science-fiction sequel to the story ofaformer cop-turned-road warrior.
Starring Mel Gibson
In the aftermath of a third world war, petrol has become the world's most precious commodity. Rival gangs battle for possession of the precious liquid, and caught in the conflict is Max Rockatansky , an ex-policeman who is drawn into the battle for control of a refinery under siege by a gangof bikers.
Director George Miller (1981 * FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76
Action from the World Matchplay
Championship from Wentworth. There have been 17 champions in the past
30 years. Will a new name be added to the World Matchplay trophy tonight? Introduced by Steve Rider.
Producer Jonathan Bramley Stereo .......853806
Tonight's Grand Prix match from the Assembly Rooms, Derby will determine another quarter-final place. Introduced by David Vine.