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: BBC Focus

5.15 National Meningitis Trust
Facts, advice and new developments on the disease meningitis

5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Iron: Keeping in the Red

: Open University

6.20 Maths: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

6.45 Learning for All: Children First
The implementation of an education policy which aimed to integrate children with special needs into mainstream schools.

7.10 From Child to Pupil
Starting school, as seen from the perspective of a five-year-old child.

7.35 Seeing with Electrons

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Children's BBC: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Further adventures of the Arthurian knight. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Harry and the Hendersons

Brett is forced to choose between two very different women. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The French Collection: Environement et Technologie
(ages 16+)

9.25 See You, See Me: See 1960s - Home Life
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

9.45 Watch: Famous People - Elizabeth I
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today, the Playground Stop.

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Come Outside: Boots
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 The Experimenter: Plants and Animals - Sorting It Out
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

11.05 Space Ark: Plants and Animals -Inside Plants
(ages 7-11) (Stereo)

11.15 Le Club: Ma Famille
(ages 9-12)

11.30 Ghostwriter: Ghost Story: Part 2
(ages 10-12)

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown Sunday, 10.15am on BBC1) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Teaching Today: Equal Opportunities in Primary Science and IT

1.30 Showcase: Secondary Preview

1.40 Thunderbirds in Hindi: The Perils of Penelope: Episode 2

1.45 You and Me: Power Play
(ages 3-5)

: Children's BBC: The Family Ness

Adventures of a family of monsters. (Rpt)

: Indoor Bowls

More first-round action from the Preston Guild Hall, as coverage continues of the International Open Indoor Bowls Championship. Today, Tony Allcock plays Noel Burrows, and Australia's Ian Schuback faces Scotland's Joyce Lindores.

Including at 3.00 News; Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz show.

: Indoor Bowls

Further coverage from Preston.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air: To Thine Own Self Be Blue and Gold

Will is hired by an old friend of his uncle Philip and is delighted by some of the perks that go with the job. He gets suspicious, however, when he is offered a bonus to deliver some cash to a local councillor.

: Heartbreak High

The hard-hitting drama series about a Sydney inner-city high school.

Vic is disappointed by the basketball team's performance, and enlists the girls to teach them an important lesson about teamwork.

: Dear Dilemma

Lisa I'Anson presents the first of a 12-part series in which celebrities discuss fictional teenage crises based on real-life predicaments.
Tonight, Pulpfrontman Jarvis Cocker and soul singer Mica Paris talk about two dramatised dilemmas. In the first, Jake has an affairwith Chantal, his girlfriend Caroline's foreign exchange partner. Should he trust Chantal to keep quiet or confess to Caroline and hope she forgives him? In the second, Penny's soon-to-be-stepfather makes a pass at her. She reckons he's gone too far but doesn't know what to do.
Series producer Ian Stewart ; Executive producer
JaneHewland Stereo


Unknown: Pulpfrontman Jarvis Cocker
Producer: Ian Stewart

: The Knowledge: Clouds of Glory

An inside look at education.

According to Wordsworth, children come into life trailing "clouds of glory" with their own unique gifts and qualities. But some parents who believe that the pressure to start formal learning too early can stifle these qualities have chosen to send their children to the Rudolf Steiner School in Brighton, a child-centred alternative to state sector nursery education. Do such schools hold the key to preserving the magic of childhood?


Director/Producer: Jonathan Stedall
Executive Producer: Chris Lent

: Sound Stories: Africa I Remember

Composer Tunde Jegede was born in London to a Nigerian father and an English mother. At 23 he is classically trained, an accomplished cellist and a leading exponent of the kora, or African harp-lute; his work embraces both Western and African musical traditions. This film follows his personal journey in London, Cambridge and the Gambia, and features a premiere of Tunde's composition Cycle of Reckoning - the world's first work for kora and orchestra - with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Markus Stenz.


Subject/Composer: Tunde Jegede
Musicians: The London Sinfonietta
Conductor: Markus Stenz.
Producer: Paul Balmer

: Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea

Tonight Rick Stein demonstrates how he prepares the clambake for his annual staff party, tracks down soft-shell crabs in the dead of night, prepares a Spanish hake recipe and shows how to create the Deep South favourite, jambalaya.
See Rick Stein: page 52


Presenter/Chef: Rick Stein
Director/Producer: David Pritchard

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Bob courts disaster by inviting Terry to a trendy dinner party.


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Mrs Collier: Olive Milbourne
Alan Boyle: Julian Holloway

: Nautilus: The Hunters and the Hunted

Michael Gambon narrates the story of three submarines that survived the Second World War - one British, one American and one German - using archive footage and interviews with surviving crew members.
See today's choices.

Nautilus 9.30pm BBC2
It is the personal accounts in this documentary series that really bring to life what it was like to be a submariner. One former crew member describes how his vessel, taking supplies to the besieged Malta during the Second World War, was stuffed with so many sacks of provisions that he had to crawl over them to get to the engine. "We had some amusement thinking what would happen to us if water got into the dehydrated cabbage... it wouldn't leave us much room to move about," muses the then captain. Another (one of an inexperienced crew on that "Cadillac" of submarines the USS Silversides) has lived to tell the terrifying tale of when he was inadvertently left aloft on the conning tower as the boat went into a crash drive.
As well as these interviews, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions recreate the intensity, the danger, the quiet and the sheer boredom of life on board HMS Rorqual, USS Silversides and the U-552.


Narrator: Michael Gambon
Director: Ian Potts
Series Producer: Anita Lowenstein

: Watch Out

In the last of the weekly wildlife series, Simon King looks forward to the autumn and discovers earthstars, beetle galleries and pitfalls.
(Repeated next Saturday)

Information: see Ceefax page 624. or access the Internet; the URL address is: [web address removed] or record the closing titles and playback on stop frame. You can
E-mail your information on: [email address removed]


Presenter: Simon King
Producer: Graham Booth
Series Producer: Mike Beynon

: Newsnight

The topical news programme, with Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly introduces highlights from the last of the first-round matches. Hugh Duff plays Ireland's Margaret Johnston, while David Bryant comes up against Scotland's Graham Robertson.


Presenter: Dougie Donnelly

: Weatherview

: Open University: Modern Art: Smithson and Serra

Examining the controversial works of these two sculptors.

: Nightschool TV: Primary Science

The Experimenter
(ages 7-9)
and Space Ark
(ages 7-11)
(to 4.00)

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