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: Open University

6.20 Biology: the Restless Pump

6.45 Geology: Inside Volcanoes

7.10 Easing the Pain

7.35 Chemistry: Equilibrium Rules OK?

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Westminster On-Line

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


Presenter: Andrew Neil

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The Statistics Collection: Calculated Guesses
(ages 16+)

9.25 Mathsphere 2: A Value for Cleanliness
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

9.45 Come Outside: Clay (Pottery)
(ages 4-5)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Ghostwriter: What's up with Alex?: Episode 1
(ages 10-12)

10.55 Watch: Round and Round - Time and Planets
(ages 6-7)

11.10 Famously Fluent

11.15 Movable Feasts: Out for the Night - Judaism
(ages 7-11)

11.30 Landmarks: Tropical Rainforests - the Living Forest
(ages 9-12) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

11.50 Le Cafe des Reves
(ages 13-15)

12.10 Techno: Making It: The Bridge
(ages 11-14)

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Lifeschool: Careers-Work Experience
(ages 14+) (Stereo)

1.25 History File: The Roman Empire: Roman Britain
(ages 11-14)

1.45 Storytime: Crazy Charlie
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Hairy Jeremy

Adventures of a hairy neolithic. (Stereo)

: The Hollywood Collection

Gregory Peck - His Own Man. The story of Gregory Peck 's rise to stardom from the unpromising beginnings of a shy, inarticulate boyhood. With clips from his films and contributionsfrom colleagues including Jane Fonda , Audrey Hepburn ,
Anthony Quinn , Jack Lemmon and Lauren Bacall.


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Lauren Bacall.

: News; Regional News; Weather

Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live coverage from Parliament.


Presenter (Westminster with Nick Ross): Nick Ross

: Today's the Day

News quiz, with Martyn Lewis.


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge.

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today, a look at an unusual self-defence course which involves a rigorous practical examination.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Oprah Winfrey

: The Long Goodbye

In the fourth of a six-part series on death and grieving, film director Mike Leigh tells Bel Mooney about the nervous breakdown he suffered after the death of his father. His sense of loss was aggravated by beingfar away in Australia when his father died, and he felt that aspects of their awkward relationship remained unresolved.


Director: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Quantum Leap

Nuclear Family. 26 October, 1962: Sam leaps into the body of a 19-year-old duringthe height of the Cuban missile crisis, on a mission to prevent a murder. With Scott Bakula.


Unknown: Scott Bakula.

: Lifeswaps

In the last of the series, a young Conservative changes places with a single mother. With Lily Savage.
(Revised rpt)


Presenter: Lily Savage [Paul O'Grady]
Producer: Bridget Boseley
Series Producer: Neil Crombie

: The Mrs Merton Show

Chat-show hostess Mrs Merton, also known as Caroline Hook, welcomes guests Dale Winton, Mary Whitehouse, Peter Russell and Derek Jameson.


Mrs Merton: Caroline Hook [Caroline Aherne]
Guest: Dale Winton
Guest: Mary Whitehouse
Guest: Peter Russell
Guest: Derek Jameson
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Peter Kessler

: The Business

First in a nine-part series focusing on people, policies and practice in the world of international business.
The Laundrymen
Money laundering comes under scrutiny tonight as American author
Jeffrey Robinson suggests that London may be the money-laundering capital of the world. The practice ofturningthe proceeds of crime into what appears to be legitimate sources of income is the lifebloodofdrug dealers, fraudsters, smugglers and arms dealers. The amount of so-called dirty money in circulation at anytime has been estimated at£ 150 billion, much of it from the illicit drugtrade. The process has been made much easier by the increased use of electronic money transfers, which can move millions of untraceable pounds across the world at the touch of a button.
Producer David Dawson-Pick ; Series editor
Brian Davies


Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Producer: David Dawson-Pick
Editor: Brian Davies

: Play It Again

Another chance to see a series of five programmes in which Paul Jones presents his favourite music from the magazine show Pebble Mill. Tonight the music comes from the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, the Glenn Miller
Band, FrankieVaughan, Cliff Richard , Sandie Shaw and Alvin Stardust.
Series producer Martyn Day Rpt Stereo ...


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Sandie Shaw
Unknown: Alvin Stardust.

: More Rhodes around Britain: Northumbria

In the second of six programmes, travelling chef Gary Rhodes stops off in Northumbria where he meets fishermen, farmers and friars, encounters the man who grows the world's largest leeks, discovers a new recipe - Newcastle Brown Bread - and cooks up something special at Bamburgh Castle. On the menu: mushroom risotto with crispy black pudding, roasted cod and gypsy tart.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter/Chef: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Paul O'Connor
Executive Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Father, Son and the Mistress

Drama starring Jack Lemmon, Talia Shire, Jonathan Silverman

Eccentric millionaire Aram Katourian decides to bankrupt himself, partly for the excitement of starting again from scratch, partly to teach his pampered wife, his shiftless son and his complacent mistress a lesson in real life. But the plan starts to misfire when his son marries an heiress even wealthier than Aram.
Film Reviews pages 53-62

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Jay Sandrich
Aram Katourian: Jack Lemmon
Millie Katounan: Talia Shire
Michael: Jonathan Silverman
Billie: Madeline Kahn
Incz: Joanna Gleason
Harry: George Wyner
Lenny: Dakin Matthews

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Letterman in London

US chat-show host David Letterman continues his week-long run in London. Tonight his guests are actor Jamie Lee Curtis and singer Annie Lennox.


Presenter: David Letterman
Guest: Jamie Lee Curtis
Guest: Annie Lennox

: Open University

12.00 Open View
A look ahead to OU programmes.

12.05 Images of the Cosmos: Venus Unveiled
The surface of Earth's twin planet, Venus, remained hidden for centuries. But while recent stunning pictures have provided some answers, scientists are now faced with a new set of problems

: Weatherview

: The Record

Today's debates, exchanges and developments in Parliament. With Robert Orchard.


Presenter: Robert Orchard

: BBC Select

4.30-5.00 Developing Family Literacy Structures, Models and Evaluations.
Ideas for early years and basic skills for teachers working with parents and children

5.30-6.00 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 55: Hormone Replacement Therapy

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