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: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball and Josie D'Arby.

Blinky Bill
Animated adventures of the koala bear.
Rpt Stereo


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

: Moomin


: Joe 90

Puppet series. Young Joe McClaine looks like any ordinary 9-year-old boy, but with the aid of his unique computer and glasses, he becomes a Special agent. First shown on ITV

: The Artbox Bunch

Tony Hart and animated friends with creative ideas to try at home. Stereo .........


Unknown: Tony Hart

: Stone Protectors


: Newsround Review of the Year

Julie Etchingham and Chris Rogers look back at the year's news events.


Unknown: Julie Etchingham
Unknown: Chris Rogers

: Grange Hill

Everyone is preparing for open day. With Lee MacDonald, Lee Sparke, Paula Ann Bland and Susan Tully. Written by Paula Milne. (Repeat)


Unknown: Lee MacDonald
Unknown: Lee Sparke
Unknown: Paula Ann Bland
Unknown: Susan Tully
Written By: Paula Milne

: The O Zone

Music news magazine.

: New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic

The second part of the gala concert live from the Musikverein in Vienna.
Zubin Mehta conducts a programme of popular music by the Strauss family, as well as the overture to the operetta
Banditenstreiche by Franz von Suppe. With the Vienna State Opera Ballet. Introduced by Richard Baker.
DirectorCiaus Viiler Stereo .................... SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 2


Unknown: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Franz von Suppe.
Introduced By: Richard Baker.

: Snowy River: the McGregor Saga

Love Finds a Way. Matt goes to Melbourne to be sworn as an MP. Stereo .......

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Journey to the Centres of the Brain: 5: The Mind's I

In the last of the series, Dr Susan Greenfield investigates how children master language. stereo .

: World Darts

Live coverage of the World Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey. Four first-round matches will be played this afternoon, and coverage continues over the next eight days. Commentary by Tony Green. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Commentary by: Tony Green
Presenter: Dougie Donnelly
Executive producer: Keith Mackenzie

: Ski Sunday

Ski-jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where German Jens Weissflog and Norway's Espen Bradersen are favourites. Plus the women's slalom from
Meribel, France. With Julian Tutt.


Unknown: Jens Weissflog
Unknown: Espen Bradersen
Unknown: Julian Tutt.

: Purcell - the English Orpheus

Henry Purcell died in 1695, and the coming year heralds many celebrations to mark his tercentenary. Nicholas Kenyon investigates the achievements of this great English composer. Featuring Michael Chance, David Thomas, Mark Padmore, the Parley of Instruments under Peter Holman, and the Choir of New College, Oxford. With Sir Michael Tippett and Professor Curtis Price.



Subject: Henry Purcell
Presenter: Nicholas Kenyon
Countertenor: Michael Chance
Bass: David Thomas
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Musicians: The Parley of Instruments
Conductor: Peter Holman
Singers: Choir of New College, Oxford
Interviewee: Sir Michael Tippett
Interviewee: Professor Curtis Price

: Welcome, Welcome Glorious Morn

This year's tercentenary celebrations of great English composer Henry Purcell open with a live concert from the Banqueting House, Whitehall.
The King's Consort, conducted by Robert King, perform a programme which displays the unique and versatile genius of Purcell with songs, and instrumental and choral music.
The concert ends with the soloists, chorus and orchestra combiningforthe ode Welcome, welcome glorious morn.
With Deborah York and Tessa Bonner (sopranos), James Bowman and Robin Blaze (countertenors), Mark Padmore and Rogers Covey-Crump (tenors), Michael George and Colin Campbell (basses) and Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Introduced by Nicholas Kenyon.

Simultaneous Broadcast: with Radio 3


Conducted By: Robert King
Unknown: Deborah York
Sopranos: Tessa Bonner
Sopranos: James Bowman
Sopranos: Robin Blaze
Unknown: Mark Padmoreand Rogers
Tenors: Michael George
Tenors: Colin Campbell
Tenors: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Introduced By: Nicholas Kenyon
Director: Kriss Rusmanis
Series Editor: Peter Maniura

: Gorillas

During the final stages of the civil war in Rwanda, a BBC Natural History Unit film crew entered the no-man's land between the warring sides in search of one of the world's rarest animals.
David Attenborough presents this investigation into the fate of Rwanda's mountain gorillas.
Before the war, there were fewer than 400 mountain gorillas left on the planet; how many remained was unknown. Their habitat, the remote Virunga volcanoes which straddle the borders of Rwanda and Zaire, was caught in the crossfire of this bitter conflict. The region has many enemies - trees are savaged by refugees desperate for firewood, poachers have returned and the forest is being mined. However, the situation was not completely hopeless; the crew were accompanied by Hutu workers from the vast refugee camps at Goma in Zaire, who once protected the gorillas and who chose to return to their charges.

Gorillas in the Mist is tomorrow at 8.30pm on BBC 1
See This Week: page 13


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: David Wallace

: With a Song in My Heart ... a Tribute to Mario Lanza

A concert from the Royal Albert Hall. Jose Carreras pays tribute to his hero Mario Lanza , the most important musical influence on his career. At the age of 6, Carreras saw the movie The
Great Caruso and was mesmorised by Lanza's voice. With the BBC Concert
Orchestra and the English Concert
Chorus, conducted by Enrique Ricci ,
Carreras sings Richard Rodgers 's With a Song in My Heart, Brodszky's
Beloved, Lara's Granada, Gaetano Donizetti 's Una Furtiva Lagrima and many other pieces. There is also vintage film of Lanza himself.
Director Declan Downey : Producer Rocky Oldham


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Conducted By: Enrique Ricci
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Gaetano Donizetti
Director: Declan Downey

: Sunday Dinner

This highlight from Arena Radio Night recalls memories of Sunday dinners in the late 1950s and early 1960s. There were unappreciated meals, family arguments and drunken dads - and Family Favourites, Round the Horne and The Billy Cotton Band Show on the radio. (Rpt)


Director: Diana Mansfield
Producer: Mary Dickinson
Producer: Anthony Wall

: Ayrton Senna

Acknowledged as the greatest Formula 1 driver of his generation, the death of Brazilian Ayrton Senna at Imola on 1 May last year left the sport and admirers across the world in mourning. Eight months later, his family, friends and contemporaries, including Damon Hill, Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger and Nigel Mansell, assess the man himself and his achievements on and off the track.
Introduced by Steve Rider.


Unknown: Damon Hill
Unknown: Alain Prost
Unknown: Gerhard Berger
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Presenter: Steve Rider.
TV Presentation: Stuart Cabb
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: LA Story

Romantic comedy starring Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant
Zany TV weatherman Harris K Telemacher is unhappy with his life. He has little in common with his girlfriend Trudi and, being employed to predict the sunny California weather, he is desperate for change. Then into his life steps British journalist Sara McDowel. (1991)
FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Director: Mick Jackson
Harris K Telemacher: Steve Martin
Sara McDowel: Victoria Tennant
Roland: Richard E Grant
Trudi: Marilu Henner
SanDeE*: Sarah Jessica Parker
Ariel: Susan Forristal
Frank Swan: Kevin Pollak
Morris Frost: Sam McMurray
June: Frances Fisher
Cynthia: Iman
Ted: Tommy Hinkley
Tom: Larry Miller
Sharon: Anne Crawford

: Earth Girls Are Easy

r Musical satire starring
Geena Davis , Jeff Goldblum
Val thinks she is hallucinating when a spacecraft containing three furry aliens crash-lands in her LA swimming pool. The soundtrack features music by Hall and Oates, Depeche Mode and the B-52s.
DirectorJulienTemple(1988) Subtitled. * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Geena Davis
Unknown: Jeff Goldblum
Valerie Dale: Geena Davis
Mac: Jeff Goldblum
Zeebo: Damon Wayans
Wiploc: Jim Carrey
Candy Pink: Julie Brown
Ted: Charles Rocket
Woody: Michael McKean
Dr Bob: Larry Linville

: World Darts

Highlights of tonight's first round matches. Stereo

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