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: Asterix in Britain

' Animated adventure. With a distinct lack of sportsmanship,
Julius Caesarattacks Britain only during afternoon tea and cricket matches. Asterix comes to the rescue.
Director Pino Van Lamsweerde (1986).. ♦ See Films: pages 63-70 ***


Director: Pino van Lamsweerde

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Family Dog. Three animated tales featuring a family as seen through the eyes of their dog. Stereo Subtitled.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animation. Owl finds romance.
Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Jackanory

Ex-EastEnders actress Susan Tully tells some prehistoric tales.


Storyteller: Susan Tully

: Grand Prix

Another chance to see the whole of last night's Australian Grand Prix.
Highlightsat 10.00pm Rpt Stereo ......

: Travel Bug

A game show where two teams of school friends compete for the chance to jet off to European cities. With
Paul Hendy.


Unknown: Paul Hendy.

: Grange Hill

Another chance to see the series from 1985.
The school show goes on, with some unexpected help.


Writer: Barry Purchese
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Banksie: Tim Polley
Fay: Alison Bettles
Jackie: Melissa Wilks
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Gonch: John Holmes
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard

: Skeleton Warriors

Animation about the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil

: Growing Up Wild

Series about young animals, with Terry Nutkins.
Today, tentacles and toes.


Unknown: Terry Nutkins.

: Star Trek

Enemy Within. A transporter malfunction causes a double of Captain Kirk to appear and jeopardises the rescue of a stranded landing party. Star Trek: the Next
Generation is on Wednesday at6.00pm.

: The Sunday Show

Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik provide an alternative view of the week's entertainment news. Stereo ........


Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Katie Puckrik

: The O Zone

Featuring British band Supergrass.
Shown last Monday

: Around Westminster

The parliamentary review programme, presented by Jon Sopel. ... REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Jon Sopel.

: Odd Noses of Borneo

A look at life in the mangrove swamps of Borneo, inhabited by, among others, the proboscis monkey. Narrated by David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Anastasia

Drama starring
Ingrid Bergman , Yul Brynner r Imposter, or Grand Duchess of r Russia? A destitute young exile in 1920s Paris claims to be Anastasia, daughter of the last Czar.
Anastasia INGRID BERGMAN. Bounine YULBRYNNER. Empress HELEN HAYES. Chernov AKIM TAMIROFF , Baroness von Livenbaum MARTITA HUNT. Russian chamberlain FELIX AYLMER
Director Anatole Litvak (1956) ... * See Rims: pages 63-70 ****


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Anastasia Ingrid Bergman.
Unknown: Bounine Yulbrynner.
Unknown: Helen Hayes.
Unknown: Chernov Akim Tamiroff
Unknown: Baroness von Livenbaum Martita Hunt.
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Director: Anatole Litvak

: Ice Skating

Highlights of the British Ice Skating Championships from Basingstoke.
Commentary by Alan Weeks and Barry Davies. With Sue Barker. Stereo .


Commentary By: Alan Weeks
Commentary By: Barry Davies.

: Rugby Special

Weekend highlights, including high-flying Bath v struggling West Hartlepool in Division One, plus highlights of yesterday's match between Wales and the touring Fijians at Cardiff. Presented by John Inverdale. Editor Gerard Lane Stereo


Presented By: John Inverdale.
Editor: Gerard Lane Stereo

: The Trials of Life

Another chance to see
David Attenborough 's 12-part natural history of behaviour.
LivingTogether. For better or for worse, many animals have been committed by evolution to form surprising partnerships. See today's choices. Producer Peter Jones
USER'S GUIDE: available for those wishing to use the series for educational purposes. Send a cheque or PO for£3.95, made payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Peter Jones

: On the Road Again

Third in an eight-part series in which journalist Simon Dring retraces his 1962 overland journey to India to meet people still travelling the legendary hippy trail. In tonight's programme he crosses the Jordanian desert from Wadi Rum to Petra, then north to Damascus and east through the ruined desert capital of Palmyra.


Presenter: Simon Dring
Producer: Chris O'Hare

: Timewatch

Tanks - Wonder Weapon of WW1?
Eighty years ago, a secret new weapon was born - the tank. From its inauspicious debut on the Somme in 1916 to the massed-tank battles of Cambrai and Amiens, the British media and public were fascinated with the tank. But how did this potent propaganda weapon actually perform on the battlefield?
Through first-hand accounts from
Tank Corps veterans and rarely seen archive film, Timewatch traces the highs and lows of this technological novelty, piecingtogetherthe true story of the tank in the First World War.
Producer Helen Bettinson ; Editor Laurence Rees


Producer: Helen Bettinson
Editor: Laurence Rees

: The Cenotaph

Highlights of this morning's service at the Cenotaph. Stereo Subtitled ..

: Victoria Wood - as Seen on TV

Victoria Wood's 1986 comedy series, including music, sketches and the "soap" Acorn Antiques. With
Julie Walters , Celia Imrie , Duncan Preston , Susie Blake and Dora Bryan. Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Dora Bryan.
Producer: Geoff Posner

: The Mrs Merton Show

The return of the comedy chat show, with Caroline Hook as Mrs Merton. This week's guests are comedian Jo Brand ,
GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly , and boxer Chris Eubank who gives his last televised interview before retiring. See today's choices.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Peter Kessler


Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Mrs Merton.
Unknown: Jo Brand
Presenter: Lorraine Kelly
Unknown: Chris Eubank
Director: Pati Marr
Producer: Peter Kessler

: Grand Prix

Highlights of last night's Australian
Grand Prix from Adelaide. Commentary by Murray Walker , Jonathan Palmer andAlanJones. Stereo ..............


Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer

: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

David Lynch's prequel to his acclaimed cult series, starring Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise and featuring the star of the series, Kyle MacLachlan
A mysterious death occurs in a quiet little town, tucked in a valley, with a population of 51,201. The lives of a seemingly normal all-American family will never be the same again.
See Films: pages 63-70 ****


Director: David Lynch
Laura Palmer: Sheryl Lee
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Donna Hayward: Moira Kelly
Phillip Jeffries: David Bowie
Special Agent Chester Desmond: Chris Isaak
Carl Rodd: Harry Dean Stanton
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan

: Stranger on the Third Floor

Thriller starring
Peter Lorre , John McGuire
At a murdertnal, testimony by an ambitious newspaperman, added to circumstantial evidence, convicts a young man of murder. The reporter, Michael. then increasingly becomes convinced of the man's innocence. By a bizarre set of circumstances, he too finds himself in the dock. Meanwhile, a homicidal maniac is on the loose.
Director Boris Ingster (1940) B/W ...... ♦ See Films: pages 63-70 ***


Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: John McGuire
Director: Boris Ingster
The Stranger: Peter Lorre
Michael: John McGuire
Jane: Margaret Tallichet
Joe Briggs: Ellsha Cookjr
District attorney: Charles Waldron
Meng: Charles Halton

: The Learning Zone

2.00 Work Is a Four-Letter Word
4.00Deutsch Direkt!: German for beginners; Deutschland Heute:
German culture and society; Famously Fluent: motivational material for any language learning.
Technology Season
6.00 Perpetual Motion The FX4 London Taxi
6.30 The Net
Note: The Learning Zone programmes are designed to be recorded. Viewers with Programme Delivery Control (PDC) can use the system to record them. See page 73for details.
LEARNINGZONE INFORMATION: (0181)[number removed].

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