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: Animal World

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
A portrait of the Vicuna. Rpt Stereo .........................


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Blinky Bill

Animated adventures of the koala bear.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: Wishing

Live action and animation.
Lucy helps some fish.

: Playdays

The Playground Stop.

: Moomin


: Bitsa

Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe visit a carnival parade in Dieppe.

: Stone Protectors


: TimeBusters

Interactive time-travelling game

: Grange Hill

School drama series.
A visit to St Albans provides plenty of opportunities for trouble.
With Nadia Chambers, Lisa York and Julie-Ann Steel.
Written by Margaret Simpson

: The Boot Street Band

Comedy drama. Mrs Springit makes a serious bid to become head teacher.
Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Artrageous

Comedy art series. This week, the gang re-enacts the life of Michelangelo and goes behind the scenes of a Hogarth painting. With Tyler Butterworth, Joanne Heywood and Howard Lew Lewis.


Presenter: Tyler Butterworth
Presenter: Joanne Heywood
Presenter: Howard Lew Lewis

: The O Zone

Music news.
Shown last Friday

: Quantum Leap

So Help Me God. 29 July 1957: in a Louisiana courtroom, a black woman is charged with the murder of a rich white man. Sam leaps into the body of her lawyer. With Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell.

: Snowy River: the McGregor Saga

Family adventure series set in Australia. The Bushranger. When a shipment of gold is stolen from the stagecoach, a lynch mob is sent to capture the bushranger. Stereo ......................

: Around Westminster

Political review forthe south east.
Presented by Michael Hastings.


Presented By: Michael Hastings.

: 40 Years of Sports Review

A 40th anniversary tribute to Sports Review of the Year. Harry Carpenter takes a nostalgic look at the show's classic moments and at some of the great names in sport, including Muhammad Ali, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Red Rum.
See This Week: page 8


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Emma Josling

: Biteback

The BBC's right-of-reply programme presented by Sue Lawley . Call the hotline with your comments on 081-74137 15.


Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Ski Sunday

Thetraditional curtain-raiser on the World Cup circuit - La Premiere Neige in Val d'lsere - heralds Ski Sunday's 18th year. Olympic champion Tommy Moe of the USA is a hot tip in the first downhill race of the season. With David Vine........


Unknown: Tommy Moe

: Rugby Special

Highlights from the final match in the South Africans' tour, against the Barbarians in Dublin and the deciding fixtures from this year's Divisional
Championship. Also, a look ahead to
England vCanada at Twickenham next Saturday, the A-Z of Rugby, results of November's Try of the Month competition, and views from this week's studio guests. Presented by Johnlnverdale.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo ...............


Editor: Gerard Lane Stereo

: The Natural World

The stunning but harsh scenery of the South Dakota Badlands acts as a stage for a wildlife drama set around the life of the Mid-West's most infamous "little critter" - the prairie dog. This programme tells the complete story of the private life of the prairie dog, with unique film of the animals in their underground towns. Series producer John Sparks
+ Little dogs on the prairie: see page 32


Producer: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

Jobs are being lost in Britain as companies from the rest of Europe win contracts through bribery. The cases uncovered so farare just the tip of the iceberg according to investigators. Cross border corruption is on the increase and it's almost impossible to detect. The BBC's Europe business correspondent, Jonathan Charles , looks at how the rules are being systematically broken and asks what needs to be done to stop the bribery. Producer Stephen Horn ; Editor Jane Ellison
TRANSCRIPT: fora transcript of this programme, price £20. 00, please write to [address removed](telephone [number removed]).


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Producer: Stephen Horn
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Video Nation Weekly

People from all walks of life throughout the British Isles use camcorders to review the past week through their own eyes and in theirown words. This week's contributors include a nun in a closed order who considers the Budget and celebrates Advent and a student
DJ who tries to finish an essay while organising a college gig.
Producer Marina Michaelides ; Series producer
Chris Mohr


Producer: Marina Michaelides
Unknown: Chris Mohr

: From A to B - Tales of Modern Motoring

Another chance to see the five-part portrait of the British and their cars. Looking at Him Looking at You
Intimate portraits of the thoughts and fantasies of women as they pose, flirt and escape in theircars. Lynn feels powerful in her Ford Capri, Helen found a toyboy for her MX5, Frances hides her legs in herVW Golf, and Tina races men at lights in herXR3.
Director/Series producer Nicholas Barker


Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Strings, Bows and Bellows

Contemporary music series featuring talented young musicians playing in locations that complement the music. Joanna MacGregor is joined by Chi-Chi Nwanoku who performs Failing by Tom Johnson - a piece which requires the performer to play the double bass and tell a story simultaneously.
Postponed from 20 November Stereo ....66


Music: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Chi-Chi Nwanoku
Unknown: Tom Johnson

: Timewatch

Khrushchev - the Peasant Premier
In the centenary year of his birth, and using previously unseen home movies, this film explores the contradictions of the Ukranian peasant's son. He contributed to the crises in Berlin and Cuba, yet he hated the arms race. As Stalin's henchman he had plenty of blood on his hands, yet he denounced his former master and ensured that the terrorwould never return.
Producer Nick Read ; Editor Laurence Rees


Producer: Nick Read
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Married to the Mob

The first of three films starring Michelle Pfeiffer is a comedy thriller directed by Jonathan Demme , also starring
Matthew Modine Dean Stockwell
Small-time Mafia wife Angela De Marco decides she's had enough and goes into hiding, but Godfather Tony Russo is on to her - and the FBI are on to him.
Even more complications ensue when Angela falls for an undercover agent.
(1988) Next week, The Fabulous Baker Boys
* FILM REVIEWS pages 77-84


Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Unknown: Matthew Modine
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Angela de Marco
Unknown: Tony Russo
Angela De Marco: Michelle Pfeiffer
Mike Downey: Matthew Modine
Tony the Tiger Russo: Dean Stockwell
Cucumber Frank De Marco: Alec Baldwin
Connie Russo: Mercedes Ruehl
FBI Director: Trey Wilson
Rose: Joan Cusack
Theresa: Ellen Foley
Ed Benitez: Oliver Platt

: Plenty

Film adaptation of David Hare 's acclaimed play, starring
Meryl Streep , Charles Dance
Susan Traherne returns to Britain haunted by her experiences as a Resistance fighter in Occupied France. Postwar life seems dull, but Susan's rage against mediocrity and her attempts to find fulfilment not only damage her own life, butalterthe lives of those around her.
Director Fred Schepisi (1985)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 77-84


Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Susan Traherne
Director: Fred Schepisi
Susan Traherne: Meryl Streep
Raymond Brock: Charles Dance
Alice Park: Tracey Ullman
Sir Leonard Darwin: John Gielgud
Mick: Sting
Sir Andrew Charleson: Ian McKellen
Lazar: Sam Neill
Mr Aung: Bert Kwouk
Mme Aung: Pik Senlim
Villon: Andre Maranne
Michael: Hugh Laurie

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