6.20 Cognitive Development: Baby Talk 7414264 7.10 History: Witting and UnwittingTestimony 9855210 7.35
Innovation on the Rails
With Signing. Subtitled ..................
Stories of people who are motivated by love ratherthan money. Today, snooker player Chris Barnett who has trained a boys' choir. Rpt .............................
Third of six programmes in which
Tony Butler cycles across England. Today, he travelsfrom Staffordshire into the Black Country, where he meets a marathon runner playinga clarinet, a group of men who wear horns when they dance, and visits a private collection of extraordinary memorabilia. Rpt .........................
Pathe News footage of events that made the headlines in 1955. B/W
Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 The System on Trial: Family Rights Stereo 74142 9.30 Go For It! Games
9651516 9.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) A Dragon in a Wagon
Today the Playbus stops at the Tent Stop. (Rpt) (Stereo)
10.25 Look and Read Special (ages 7-9) LRTV Gets It Together 9408245 10.45 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Living:
Paradise Lost Stereo 2753264 11.05
Space Ark (ages 7-1 1) Living 2134974 11.15ltalianissimo:
Posso Presentarmi ? Italian for beginners.
3195177 11.30 English File (ages 14-17) Poetry of Passion. A selection of well known love poems and poets introduced by Lily Savage, Stereo 985212.00 TV6 (ages 16+) On the Road: Crime and Punishment. A group of students discuss crime.
A daily look at the latest business and consumer news
1.00 TeachingToday: Planning, Planning: theAcidTest 59968 1.30QandA:
Science and Technology
1.45 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Holes in the Ground. Auntie Mabel plants a tree.
Animation. Joshua comes up with some clever ideas for Wilton Cashmore's rubbish.
A preview of the weekend's Open University programmes.
Shown last night Stereo ....................
More coverage of the Stella Artois Grass Court Championshipsfrom the Queen's
Club, London, as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage. Introduced by Sue Barker.
Including at 3.00 and 3.55 News Regional News; Weather
Vintage US spoof horror series.
Grandpa meets a woman through a marriage agency who seems unusually charmed by the entire family. Has she got ulterior motives?
(First shown on BBC1)
Fantasy espionage series from the 60s. The Fanatics. When world leaders are assassinated in a series of daring killings, Richard infiltrates a mysterious agency eagerto recruit fanatics prepared to die for their beliefs.
Starring William Gaunt , Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.
* See This Week: page 6
Five more singers - from China,
Germany, Chile, France and Denmark-compete fora place in Sunday'sfinal.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is conducted by Guido Ajmone-Marsan , with piano accompanist Phillip Thomas.
The cookery game show in which top chefs are given a bag of mystery ingredients and only 20 minutes' cookingtime. Tonight Kevin Woodford and Steven Saunders create delicious new recipes using lobster, strawberries and mangoes. Presented by Fem Britton. Director Chris Fox ; Producer Linda Clifford
PROGRAMME RECIPES: see Ceefax page 613.
A visit to the Gardeners'
World Live show at the National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham. Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Gay Search. See today's choices.
Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
See Geoff Hamilton : page 53
Another chance to see the first series of the Scottish comedy.
Rab and family head for the Highlands for the weekend, in search of the "real" Scotland. But the urban adventurers are in for some surprises. Rab C Nesbitt GREGOR FISHER, Mary Nesbitt ELAINEC SMITH , Jamesie Cotter TONY ROPER. Ella Cotter BARBARA RAFFERTY , Burney Nesbitt ERIC CULLEN. Gash Nesbitt ANDREW FAIRLIE, Andra BRIAN PETTIFER , Dodie IAIN MCCOLL. Old man JOHN YOUNG. Old woman JEAN FAULDS. Old punter CLIFF HANLEY. Fast food assistant FORBES MASSON , Rustic BRUCE MORTON , Girl 1 VICTORIA
NAIRN, Girl 2 ASHLEY JENSEN. Nicky VINCENT FRIELL, Barman LEE CORNES. Climber 1 TREVOR NEAL. Climber 2 SIMON HICKSON
Written by Ian Pattison : Director/Producer
The first in a new six-part series of the award-winning comedy sketch show from anarchic comedian Alexei Sayle.
Regulars include Alfred Marks, Arabella Weir and Stephen Lewis, joined tonight by guests including John Sparkes and James Dreyfus. See today's choices.
See This Week: page 11
See John Peel: page 12
The All-New Alexei Sayle Show 2 9.30pm BBC2
Now officially "award-winning" (the first series won the Bronze Rose at last year's Montreux television festival), Alexei Sayle's sketch show returns with a full cast of characters (including clapped-out comedian Bobby Chariot) and with support from Jenny Agutter, Peter Capaldi and Jim Carter.
Sayle's co-writers Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews have recently scored a hit with C4's Father Ted. And while this series is on the air, Sayle himself will be travelling through Syria and Jordan reporting for a new series of Great Railway Journeys.
The return of the cult comedy classic. Including unconventional flying lessons, a hijackingto Luton, the Psychiatrist's Diary Limited and an unfortunate case of deja-vu.
Starring Graham Chapman ,
John Cleese , Eric Idle , Terry Jones , Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam. Producer Ian MacNaughton
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled
Lisa I ' Anson tests two more teams on their knowledge of the black music scene, as they compete fora chance to win a holiday in Jamaica. Plus performances from singer Elisabeth Troy and American divas For Real.
Director Denis W Gartside; Series producer Caroline Gosling COMPETITION LINE: [number removed]. Lines are open from 11.15pm tonight until 12 midnight on Sunday. Calls cost a maximum of25p.
AiargeunruiyTamiiyrromtne impoverished south arrives in Milan. As Rosaria struggles to enforce traditional values, her second son Simone, a promising boxer, slides into bad company and crime. When his discarded girlfriend, a prostitute, takes up with the selfless Rocco, the scene is set fortragedy. Visconti's sprawling melodrama is seen through the eyes of the brothers caught in a vicious circle of poverty and violence in a hostile city. Showing in widescreen format. In Italian with English subtitles.
Director Luchino Visconti (1960) B¡W. * FILM REVIEWS pages 63-70