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: BBC Select

Voluntary Sector Television

: Open University

6.2OCuriouser and Curiouser: The
Symmetry of Nature 3342114 6.45
Minerals underthe Microscope
7.10 Biology: Hearing the Call
7.35 Electrons and Atoms

: Breakfast News

With signing, Subtitled ..................

: Westminster On-Line

Today's presenter is Andrew Neil.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Neil.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 The Statistics Collection (ages 16+) Surveys and Services 2830195 9.25
Mathsphere 2 (ages 11-16) A Question of Distribution/The Mathematical Thread of Life 8475422 9.45 Come Outside
(ages 4-5) Water (indoors)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today the playbus stops at the Patch Stop, and Peggy Patch finds a woodland full of squirrels.

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) Lost in Brooklyn (episode one) 6536094 10.55 Watch (ages 6-7) Art - Myself and Other People: Drip, Squiggle and Squidge find out what a portrait is. 5795911 11.15
Movable Feasts (ages 7-11) Tough at the Bottom - Chris Vanity 2542060 11.30 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Tropical
Rainforest: the Living Forest
9527114 11.50 Le Cafe desReves (ages 13-15) First of a five-part drama by Nigel Hinton for secondary school students
7564992 12.10Techno: Making It (ages 11-14) it's the final race weekend for Amy Hadley , who is hoping to become the British Junior Karting Champion


Unknown: Nigel Hinton
Unknown: Amy Hadley

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Lifeschool (ages 14+) Teaching Matthew 73965534 1.25 History File
(ages 11-14) The Roman Empire - the Romans 49463756 1.45Storytime
(ages 4-5) Beaky

: Children's BBC: Little Polar Bear

In his icy homeland at the North Pole, Lars follows his curiosity into many adventures. With the voices of Sue Sheridan and Jimmy Hibbert.


Voices: Sue Sheridan
Voices: Jimmy Hibbert

: Children's BBC: Hairy Jeremy

The everyday adventures of a Neolithic man. With the voice of Regine Candler. (Stereo)


Voices: Regine Candler

: World Snooker

Coverage of the semi-finals of the World
Championship, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Stereo ...........................

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live coverage from Parliament.
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Nick Ross

: World Snooker

Further coverage from the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield. Plus the results of this year's Shot of the Championship competition. Presented by David Vine.


Presented By: David Vine.

: Quantum Leap

Private Dancer. 6 October, 1979: Sam finds himself inside the body of an exotic male dancer who must try to help a deaf cocktail waitress escape from prostitution. With Scott Bakula.


Unknown: Scott Bakula.

: Lifeswaps

This week, a relationships counsellor and "new man" finds out what it is like to change places with an East End bouncerwho supports Arsenal. Presented by Lily Savage .
Director Richard Perry : Series producer Neil Crombie Revisedrpt Stereo


Presented By: Lily Savage
Director: Richard Perry
Producer: Neil Crombie

: Waiting for God

Last in the comedy series set in the Bayview Retirement Home.

Tom's son leaves his wife and moves into Bayview. He turns out to be the most boring man in the world, and Diana decides to take drastic action.


Writer: Michael Aitkens
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Tom: Graham Crowden
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Marion: Sandra Payne
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Basil: Michael Bilton

: First Sight

Life in the Cycle Lane
Cycling in cities runs the risks of dirt and danger but the Government wants us to do more of it, and is promoting cycling as the answertothe country's pollution, congestion and health problems. Nowhere are these problems more acute than in the south east. The Government has already pledged three million pounds towards a London-wide cycling network but critics say that is nowhere nearenough.
A phone-in discussion of the issues raised in the programme follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call (0 171) [number removed]after the programme.
Producer Mike Gooding : Editor Alison Rooper ... REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below right CORRECTION: in the listing for last week's programme we referred to "a recent murder at West Thames College and a riot at Newham College". We now understand that the murder in question was at Newham and the disturbance at West Thames
College. We apologise for this error.


Producer: Mike Gooding
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Minders: A Family Affair

The second visit of the week to a South London community mental health team.
As Mrs Meg Brown was preparing for her son's 21st birthday party she found him upstairs crying and talking to himself. He was diagnosed as schizophrenic and for the past 14 years she has devoted herself to caring for him at home. Now she is over 70, his condition is getting worse and the strain is beginning to tell. As the psychiatric team investigate, they discover that his close-knit family may not be the blessing it first appears.


Subject: Meg Brown
Series Producer: Anne Laking
Executive Producer: Lorraine Heggessey

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson test drives the new Skoda Felicia, which replaces the popular Favorit, the model that helped change the company's image. The Felicia has been re-styled and now features many components, including the engine, from Skoda's parent company, Volkswagen. Chris Goffey looks at the latest offeringfrom Tatra, manufactured in the Czech Republic, and gets a feel of the past in a Type 87. Plus Steve Berry tests the handlingofthe Chrysler Atlantic, a luxurious modern coupe with echoes of 30s glamour.
Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Jon Bentley
CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR SHOW: organised by BBC's Top Gear Magazine, this year's show will be at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, over the May Bank Holiday weekend (6 to 8 May). For tickets telephone (0121) [number removed].


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Steve Berry
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Steptoe and Son: Cuckoo in the Nest

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Another episode of the classic comedy starring Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H Corbett.

Rag-and-bone men Albert and Harold engage in more domestic warfare. With Kenneth J Warren and Edwin Brown.
(B/W) (Rpt) (Subtitled)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H Corbett
Arthur: Kenneth J Warren
Taxi driver: Edwin Brown

: World Snooker

The latest semi-final action from
Sheffield. Stereo ........................

: The Enemy Within

Mike Yarwood talks to Professor
Anthony Clare about his alcoholism and describes the damagingeffects the illness has had on both his personal and professional life.
Next programme in the series: tomorrow at 9.40pm
Followed by Victory Stills


Talks: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Anthony Clare

: Newsnight

WithKirstyWark. Subtitled....

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the semi-finals.
With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Open View A look ahead to OU programmes.
12.05 Images of the Cosmos: Cosmic Recycling The birth and death of stars.

: The Record

Today's debates in Parliament, with Robert Orchard , stereo ................


Unknown: Robert Orchard

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