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: BBC Focus

5.15 National Meningitis Trust
Facts, advice and new developments on the frightening disease meningitis.
5.30am RCN Nursing Update Unit 57: Iron: keeping in the red. Rpt ........

: Open University

6.20 The Structure of Liquids: Superflow 8753287 6.45 Instruments UnderWraps 5181233 7.10 Engineering Mechanics:
Velocity Diagrams 9782504 7.35 History of Maths: The Liberation of Algebra

: Breakfast News

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

: Children's BBC: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animated adventures about a knight of the Round Table who undertakes dangerous quests to protect Camelot.

: Children's BBC: Harry and the Hendersons

In the second of a two-part story, the Hendersons make plans for the future happiness of the bigfoots when Harry and Yetta fall madly in love. Last in the series.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Quinze Minutes (ages 11-13) Ala Maison 8020829 9.15TeachingToday Planning, Planning Stereo 979558 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Famous People - Elizabeth I

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Cat's Eyes: Flowers, Seeds and Plants (ages 5-7) (Stereo)

10.45 Square One TV: Fractions (ages 9-11) (Stereo)

11.00 Look and Read: Earth Warp (ages 7-9)

11.20 Short Circuit (ages 14-16)

11.40 Techno: Making It: The Bass (ages 1 1-14) (Stereo)

12.00 English File: Hard Times - Episode One (ages 14-17) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

Business information......................

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Scene (ages 13-17) Dear Life 75146 1.30 Showcase: Secondary Review Stereo 58147504 1.40
Thunderbirds in French 79335271 1.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) How
Anansi Tricked a Snake

: Children's BBC: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Animation. With the voice of Dennis Waterman.


Fiddley Foodle Bird: Dennis Waterman

: Open View

Shown last night at 12.05 am. Stereo ...

: Indoor Bowls

More quarter-final action from the International Open Indoor Bowls
Championship from Preston, introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
Including at 3.00 News Regional News; Weather


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Today's the Day

News quiz about events on this date in the Past. Presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly introduces further coverage of the quarterfinals of the Indoor Bowls Championship from Preston.


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: The Munsters: Family Portrait

The Munsters are chosen to appear as an average American family in a magazine.


Herman Munster: Fred Gwynne
lily Munster: Yvonne de Carlo
Grandpa: Al Lewis

: The New Avengers

The 1970s spy drama starring
Patrick MacNee , Gareth Hunt , Joanna Lumley
Emily. A race against time takes place after master spy the Fox leaves his palm print on a car.
Written by Dennis Spooner ; Director Dan Thompson First shown on ITV


Unknown: Patrick MacNee
Unknown: Gareth Hunt
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Written By: Dennis Spooner
Director: Dan Thompson
John Steed: Patrick MacNee
Mike Gambit: Gareth Hunt
Purdy: Joanna Lumley
Collings: Lee Carison
Phillips: Richard Davidson
Miss Daly: Jane Mallet
Kalenkov: Peter Torokvei

: Salman Rushdie and the Lost Portrait

Another chance to see the documentary combining news of Rushdie's latest novel, The Moor's Last Sigh, with a journey to India to find a long-lost portrait of the noted writer's mother.
Fascinated by this half-forgotten detail of his family history, Rushdie has used the story of what has happened to the portrait since it was painted almost 50 years ago as a starting point for his book. Producer Chris Granlund ; Editor Michael Poole


Producer: Chris Granlund
Editor: Michael Poole

: Geoff Hamilton's Cottage Gardens

Third of a six-part series. This week, a visit to Leslie Holmes and his beautiful garden in Gloucestershire inspires
Geoff Hamilton to plan how and where he will grow the climbers in his two gardens at Barnsdale and exactly which plants he will choose to gain that all-important height.
Producer/Director Andrew Gosling Executive director Tony Laryea
♦ See Geoff Hamilton : page 57


Unknown: Leslie Holmes
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Director: Andrew Gosling
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

The third of a ten-part series looking at wines from around the world.
Jancis Robinson visits Burgundy in eastern France and Sonoma in California to discoverwines made from thepinotnoirgrape.
See today's choices.
Series producer David Darlow ; Executive producer
EdwardMirzoeff Stereo
* See Jancis Robinson : page 54


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Producer: David Darlow
Unknown: Jancis Robinson

: Rab C Nesbitt

Buckfast. RabandJamesiepaya pilgrimage to the spiritual home of the elixir of Scottish urban life. Meanwhile, Ella pines for her lost love Frank.
Written by Ian Pattison ; Director/Producer
ColinGilbert Rpt Stereo Subtitled ........


Written By: Ian Pattison
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Dodie: Iain McColl
Nome: John Kazek
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Brother Adam: Peter Vaughan
Brother Frank: Roy Sampson
Brother Gideon: Norman Lovett
Brother Silas: Russell Wootton

: Shooting Stars

A series of celebrity game shows with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Tonight, team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Mark Lamarr are joined by former Emmerdale actor Noah Huntley, actor Martin Clunes, Countdown's Carol Vorderman and pop star Jarvis Cocker. With Matt Lucas as scorer George Dawes. Director Mark Mylod; Producer Alan Marke
♦ See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer.
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Noah Huntley
Unknown: Martin Clunes
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: George Dawes.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Alan Marke

: Room 101

The series in which celebrities talk to
Nick Hancock about the people, places and things they hate most.
This week, Richard E Grant reveals that maths teachers, cinema audiences, and the great British summer look of open-toed sandals with socks are among his pet detestations.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Lissa Evans
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Mondo Rosso

Jonathan Ross presents choice cuts from some low-budget movies.
TeenThrillers. This week's programme looks at the cynical way 1 950s film-makers targeted teenagers. With guests comedian
Mark Lamarr and actorand musician
David Essex. See today's choices.
Executive producer Elaine Bedell ; Series producer


Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Musician: David Essex.
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Weatherview

: Indoor Bowls

The remaining semi-final place is decided tonight. Stereo ..............

: Cry-Baby

A parody of 50s teen movies, continuing the season of films to accompany Mondo Rosso, starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane

1954: Baltimore's youth is divided into the "Squares" and the "Drapes". Leader of the delinquent Drapes is Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, son of the notorious Alphabet Bomber.
(1989) (Subtitled)
Film Reviews pages 71-78


Director: John Waters
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker: Johnny Depp
Allison Vernon-Williams: Amy Locane
Ramona: Susan Tyrrell
Mrs Vernon-Williams: Polly Bergen
Belvedere: Iggy Pop

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