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: Children's BBC: Record Breakers

Shown last Friday on BBC1.

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ..................

: The Record

Developments in Parliament

: Writers' Houses

Lord David Cecil visits the Hampshire village ofChawton where Jane Austen wrote some of her novels. Rpt .....


Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Jane Austen

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of 1954. Repeated tomorrowat8.50am B/W

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Lernexpress (ages 13-16)

9.15 Teaching Today

9.45 Numbertime: Number Ten (ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Playdays - The Why Bird Stop


Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Access to Learning: Go for It (age 11+) Stereo 7136515 10.40 Lookand Read(ages7-9+) 9158428 ll.OOZig Zag(ages8-10) Stereo 3200732 11.20
English Time (ages 11-14)
11.40 Jeunes Francophones (ages 14-16) Stereo 3123190 12.00 Sportsbank: Soccer (ages 11-16)

: Working Lunch

A daily look at business news..........

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File (ages 14-16)
1.25 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Subtitled 87098664 1.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Just So Stories - The Cat That Walked by Itself

Today: The Cat That Walked by Itself

: The Last Best Year

Drama about a high-flying career woman who discovers that she is terminally ill. A psychologist helps her to live a fulfilled final year. With
Bemadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Director John Erman (1990)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76
Including at
3.00 News and Weather subtitled (news)


Unknown: Bemadette Peters
Unknown: Mary Tyler Moore.
Director: John Erman

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge with Fern Britton.
PROGRAMME RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 613.


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Esther

Esther Rantzen meets people with unique stories to tell, with a studio audience to debate the issues.
FACTSHEET: state topic and send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.
Director Justin C Adams ; Producer Leslie Mitchell


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Director: Justin C Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Conclusion of a two-part adventure with the US astronaut.
The Plot to Kill a City. Buck faces danger when his identity is discovered by sinister scientist Kellog.

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

A Is forArtNouveau. Lucinda Lambton celebrates some rare masterpieces of this opulent art form.
Producer Andrew Gosling ; Executive producer
Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The World at War: 13: Tough Old Gut

Another chance to see the acclaimed 26-part documentary series telling the history of the Second World War.
Churchill called Italy the "soft underbelly of the crocodile", but, as the allies discovered, it proved to be a "tough old gut". Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
First shown on lTV


Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
Written By: David Wheeler
Director: Ben Shepherd
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Horizon

Close Encounters
Dr Sue Blackmore, researcher into the paranormal, investigates some of the many abduction-by-aliens claims. Her search leads from victims, to UFO specialists and a psychiatrist who believes the claims. Finally she undergoes an extraordinary experience that provides a physical explanation for the stories she has heard.
See today's choices.
Written and produced by Martin Belderson
Editor John Lynch


Produced By: Martin Belderson
Editor: John Lynch

: 10 x 10

Showcase for short films by new directors. Galileo's Dream. A tale of a dying man, determined to see the comet he missed 70 years ago on its return orbit. With ArthurWybrow, Bill Gavin , Rose Keegan and Rachel Fielding.
Written by Richard Cantillon ; Director Julian Murphy


Unknown: Bill Gavin
Unknown: Rose Keegan
Written By: Richard Cantillon
Director: Julian Murphy

: Steptoe and Son: The Bath

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Another chance to view a vintage episode of the classic comedy series.
Starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, with Yootha Joyce and Marjie Lawrence.
(B/W) (Rpt)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Delilah: Yootha Joyce
Martine: Marjie Lawrence

: Martin Chuzzlewit

Six-part adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
4: Jonas, seekingto insure the life of the new Mrs Chuzzlewit , meets Montague Tigg , beggar extraordinary, transformed to
Tigg Montague , man of means. Pecksniff offers Mary Graham a permanent position in his home, and Charity leaves home for the Todgers'. See today's choices.
Screenplay David Lodge: Director Pedr James Repeated next Sunday afternoon on BBC 1
Illustrated booklet. What the Dickens!, is available by sending a cheque for £3.95 to [address removed]
* See This Week: page 7
Followed by New series Tales from the Quilt
Introducing a series often short stories, the first of which is shown tomorrow after My Name Is Bill W, to be shown overthe next two weeks to commemorate World Aids Day. Each tale is linked to the stunning patchwork quilt of memorial panels made by the relatives, friends and partners of those who have died through the Aids virus. Producer Christine Hall Stereo


Novel By: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Mrs Chuzzlewit
Unknown: Montague Tigg
Unknown: Tigg Montague
Unknown: Mary Graham
Producer: Christine Hall
Tigg Montague: Pete Postlethwaite
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Keith Allen
Seth Pecksniff: Tom Wilkinson
Charity Pecksniff: Emma Chambers
Old Martin Chuzzlewit: Paul Scofield
Mary Graham: Pauline Turner
Mercy PecksnW: Julia Sawalha
Mrs Gamp: Elizabeth Spriggs
Tom Pinch: Philip Franks
Mrs Lupin: Lynda Bellingham
David Crimple: David Bradley
MrMould: Sam Kelly
Betsy Prig: Joan Sims
Mrs: Todgers Maggiesteed
Nadgett: Graham Stark
John Westlock: Peter Wingfield
Bailey: Paul Francis
DrJobling: Julian Fellowes
Bullamy: Colin McCormacK
Lewsome: Stephen Mapes
Augustus Moddle: John Padden
Mr Jinkins: Robin Hooper

: Newsnight


: The New Middle Ages

Starting a week of programmes looking into the future, this Late Show special argues that the 21st century is going to be just like the 14th. Are we rushing headlong back to the Middle Ages? Presented by Benjamin Woolley.
See This Week: page 6


Presenter and writer: Benjamin Woolley.
Producer: David Stewart
Series Editor: Michael Poole

: Weatherview

: The Midnight News

Followed by The Midnight Hour
A forthright series reviewingthe parliamentary day...................

: Nightschool TV

A chance to record programmes for teachertraining, Teaching Today.

: BBC Select

Disability Agenda: With fishing in Oxford, the sculptures of Nancy Willis and more reminiscences from
Sheila Kaye. Signed and subtitled...


Unknown: Nancy Willis
Unknown: Sheila Kaye.

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