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: Open University

6.20 Psychology: Personnel Selection 3873034 6.45 Handel's Messiah
7612251 7.10 Modern Art: Picasso's "Guernica" 5219676 7.35 Classical
Sculpture and the Enlightenment

: Breakfast News

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

: Children's BBC: The Adventures of Skippy

Another story about Skippy the kangaroo and friends. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Babar

Animated fun.

: Mini Dragons II

Malaysia. A look at a country with a diverse culture, a fast-growing economy and an uncertain future

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: The Challengers

Drama starring
Gema Zamprogna
On herfather's death, 12-year-old
Mackie Daniels disguises herself as a boy in orderto join a boys-only rock group, the Challengers, but soon finds there are drawbacks to her new identity. With
Gwynyth Walsh , Eric Christmas , Sarah Sawatsky and Matthew Beckett.
Director Eric Till (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Gema Zamprogna
Unknown: MacKie Daniels
Unknown: Gwynyth Walsh
Unknown: Eric Christmas
Unknown: Sarah Sawatsky
Unknown: Matthew Beckett.

: Swallows at the Mill

A film following the breeding cycle of a pair of swallows as they nest and raise their young. Rpt.........................................

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Children's BBC

William's Wish Wellingtons
Cartoon. Narrated by Andrew Sachs.

1.05 Juniper Jungle


Narrator (William's Wish Wellingtons): Andrew Sachs

: In Celebration of Trees

A film about the positive impact that trees have on the ecological balance of the earth and its atmosphere

: Songs of Praise

From the Central Church, Torquay. Shown on Sunday at 6.25pm on BBC 1

: Rugby Union

Highlights of the Festival of Schools
Rugby, with action from the finals of the Under-15 and Under-18 groups and an Under-18 international between England and Scotland. Commentary by Bill McLaren and Julian Tutt. Introduced by Kyran Bracken.
3.00 News and Weather subtitled (news)
3.50 News and Weather Submted (news) Regional News; Weather


Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Introduced By: Kyran Bracken.

: Today's the Day

Newsquizwith Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Newsquizwith Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. Stereo ....................

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today Oprah discusses ways of coping with the death of a parent, with some recently-bereaved children.

: Cast in Bronze

A film which follows sculptor John Dreyfuss through the ten months it takes for his first life-size model to be cast in bronze.


Subject: John Dreyfuss
Producer: Richard Marshall

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
The Outcast. Riker becomes romantically entangled with a person from a planet where gender has been abolished and feminine inclinations are regarded as a perversion.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spiner
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Lt Commander Geordi La Forge: Levar Burton
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Soren: Melinda Culea

: A Bit of Bluff

A compilation of some of the best moments from the popular BBC2 true-or-false game show Call My Bluff. Featuring Frank Muir , Patrick Campbell and Robert Robinson.
Producer David Housham Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: David Housham Stereo

: Churchill

Concluding the four-part biography.
Never Despair. Aftertheendofthewar in 1945 and his surprise election defeat, Churchill used his period in opposition to warn of the Soviet threat. Returned to power in 1951, he failed to achieve his aim of a summit to ensure world peace and, aftera massive stroke, eventually resigned. Churchill died in 1965. Producer Jeremy Bennett
BjWandColour Rpt Subtitled ..............


Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: Seven Wonders of the World

Seven scientists reveal what excites and inspires them.
4: Freelance inventor James Lovelock
's wonders of the world include standing upright, the second law of thermodynamics, and the earth seen from space. See today's choices. Producer Christopher Sykes ; Executive producer
Robin Brightwell


Unknown: James Lovelock
Producer: Christopher Sykes
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: One Foot in the Past Special

A Very Modern Love Affair?
Forty of Britain's wackiest modern buildings, recently recommended for listing by Stephen Dorrell , Secretary of State for National Heritage, are featured in tonight's programme. Kirsty Wark , assisted by Lucinda Lambton , Peter York , Loyd Grossman , Dan Cruickshank , Carolyn Steel and Gavin Stamp , takes a close look at seven of the most surprising entries on the list, including a wartime canteen, a palace of beans and the oddest signal box in the world.
Series producer Basil Comely; Executive producers Roland Keating and Sally Angel Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Assisted By: Lucinda Lambton
Assisted By: Peter York
Assisted By: Loyd Grossman
Assisted By: Dan Cruickshank
Assisted By: Carolyn Steel
Assisted By: Gavin Stamp
Producers: Roland Keating
Producers: Sally Angel Stereo

: Modern Times

The Fame Game
Liz Breweris London's top society "fixer". Her clients are super-rich newcomers who want to buy fame on the glitterati circuit and in the gossip columns. See today's choices.
Producer Daniel Reed ; Series editor
Stephen Lambert # Party politics: page 24


Producer: Daniel Reed
Editor: Stephen Lambert

: Close-Up

Continuing the series of favourite movie moments, director and actor Richard Attenborough chooses a scene from Chaplin's City Lights, and Teresa Gorman MP selects one from
The Producers.
The next Close-Up is at 11.50pm


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Teresa Gorman

: Room 101

The series in which guests name the people and things they hate the most. Nick Hancock talks to comedian
David Baddiel whose nominations include
Tomorrow's World and his own bar mitzvah photograph.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Lissa Evans


Talks: Nick Hancock
Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.
Shown on BBC 1 at 8.55pm and on ITV at 10.00pm

: Newsnight


: Sound on Film

Composer James Dillon and director
Simon Reynelldrewtheir inspiration for thisfilm, set on a magical island, from Shakespeare's The Tempest. With soprano Sara Stowe and music performed by Music Projects London and conducted by Richard Bernas.
The next programme, Pictures on the Piano, can be seen tomorrow at 11.15pm


Unknown: James Dillon
Director: Simon Reynelldrewtheir
Soprano: Sara Stowe
Conducted By: Richard Bernas.

: Close-Up

Director Alex Cox chooses his film highlight - a scene from King Kong. The next Close-Up is tomorrow at 11.45pm


Director: Alex Cox

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.05 Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: a Workshop Usingthe minimum of props.....................
12.30 History of Maths: the Vernacular Tradition In the Middle
Ages, Hindu-Arabic numerals spread to Europe, making new calculation methods available.......................

: BBC Select

Benefits Agency Today Customer service initiatives in the south east...

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