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: The Adventures of Skippy

7.20Tales of the bush kangaroo. Rpt Stereo......

: Playdays

: Casper Classics

The animated adventures of a genial ghost.

: Mortimer and Arabel

Granny is suspicious of Perce.

: Jackanory

Mike McShane and Grant Stott read a selection of monster stories.

: Bitsa

At the fair, with Simon Pascoe and Caitlin Easterby.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter: Simon Pascoe
Presenter: Caitlin Easterby

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animation. Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Skeleton Warriors


: Travel Bug

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


Presenter: Paul Hendy

: Grange Hill

Ziggy arrives - and immediately crosses swords with Imelda.


Ziggy: George Wilson
Imelda: Fleur Taylor
Ant Jones: Ricky Simmonds
Danny Kendall: Jonathan Lambeth
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Writer: Barry Purchese

: The Queen's Nose

A six-part comedy drama. Thirteen-year-old Harmony is given a magic coin by her uncle.
For cast see Wednesday 4.35pm BBC 1
Shown last Wednesday on BBC1
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Growing Up Wild

How animals use their colourful appearances for camouflage and defence.

: Star Trek

Mudd's Women. A con artist's "cargo" has an unsettling effect on the male members of the ship. Star Trek: the Next Generation is on Wednesday at 6.00pm.

: The Sunday Show

The week's entertainment news viewed from an irreverent perspective. With Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik.


Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Katie Puckrik.

: The O Zone

With pop duo Roxette and singer Bjork.
Shown last Monday

: Around Westminster

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


Presented By: Jon Sopel

: South of Westminster

Reports and analysis of the week's political events in the south.
Presented by Bruce Parker. ..............


Presented By: Bruce Parker.

: Top Gear Rally Report

Live coverage from Donington Park of the first day of the 1,445-mile RAC Rally. Colin McRae is bidding to become Britain's first world champion in the high-speed sport. Race update at 7.00pm Director Philip Thickett
Producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Colin McRae
Director: Philip Thickett
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Yentl

Musical drama starring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin
Poland, 1904: Yentl is a singular young woman whose determination to become a Talmudic scholar leads her to adopt the disguise of a boy.
See Films: pages 71-76
See Barry Norman: page 68


Director: Barbara Streisand
Yentl: Barbra Streisand
Avigdor: Mandy Patinkin
Hadass: Amy Irving
Reb Mendel: Nehemiah Persoff
Reb Alter Vishkower: Steven Hill

: Rugby Special

Highlights of England's clash yesterday at Twickenham with world champions South Africa, plus action from Scotland v Western Samoa and Ireland v Fiji. Presented by John Inverdale.


Presented By: John Inverdale.

: The Trials of Life

Eighth in a 12-part study by David Attenborough of behaviour in the natural world.
Fighting. The different ways in which disputes are resolved. See today's choices.
Producer Keenan Smart; Executive producer
PeterJones Rpt Stereo USERSGUIDE: available for those wishingto 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

: Top Gear Rally Report

A roundup of today's seven stages on day one ofthis year's RAC Rally. Presented by Steve Lee with Barrie Gill and Tony Mason.
Next rally report Monday 6.45pm Stereo.


Presented By: Steve Lee
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason.

: The Art Marathon

A week-long series of five programmes hosted by Miranda Sawyerthat follows six people from Londonderry, Northern Ireland as they go on a tour in search of art fortheir own exhibition.
Tonight's opening programme films the six, none of whom is a recognised expert, talking about their personal art preferences and conducting a tour of the city and its many murals.
On the first leg of theirtourthey meet leading Irish artists such as Catherine Harper , who uses bogland materials in her sculptures, and Dorothy Cross.
A series of short films, shown throughout the week, gives the reactions of artists and Londonderry locals to the group's selections.
The next programme is tomorrow at 11.20pm Director Rik Lander ; Executive producer
Keith Alexander


Unknown: Miranda Sawyerthat
Unknown: Catherine Harper
Unknown: Dorothy Cross.
Director: Rik Lander
Producer: Keith Alexander

: The Money Programme

Selling to Kids
Schools are the new battleground in the brands war. As the cost of television advertising spirals, advertisers are lookingfor more direct ways of reaching one of their brightest markets - young children. Their new weapon is the direct marketing of products through schools, using educational materials and free gifts. But unease with the methods being used is growing. Jane Renton reports. Producer Michael Johnston : Editor Jane Ellison
TRANSCRIPTS: for details phone [number removed]


Unknown: Jane Renton
Producer: Michael Johnston
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Victoria Wood - as Seen on TV

Victoria Wood anticipates afuture where men are made pregnant in her comedy series from 1986. With Julie Walters , Patricia Routledge ,
Celia Imrie , Duncan Preston , Susie Blake.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Susie Blake.
Producer: Geoff Posner

: The Mrs Merton Show

Caroline Hook , in the guise of Mrs Merton , hosts the comedy chat show where she grills her celebrity guests with a series of off-the-wall questions. See today's choices.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Peter Kessler


Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Mrs Merton
Director: Pati Marr
Producer: Peter Kessler

: The Color Purple

Steven Spielberg 's
Oscar-nominated drama, based on Alice Walker 's Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel, and starring
Whoopi Goldberg , Danny Glover Oprah
Winfrey Georgia 1909: Celie, a teenage mother parted from her children, is married off to a brutal widower, Albert Johnson. A life of servitude and maltreatment begins, but Celie refuses to buckle.
(1985) + See Films: pages 71-76 ***


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Winfrey Georgia
Unknown: Albert Johnson.
Celie: Whoopi Goldberg
Albert Johnson: Danny Glover
Sofia: Oprah Winfrey
ShugAvery: Margaret Avery
Harpo: Willard Pugh
Nettie: Akosua Busia
Young Celie: Desreta Jackson
Old Mr: Adolph Caesar
Squeak: Rae Dawn Chong
Miss Millie: Dana Ivey
Pa: Leonard Jackson

: Mrs Cage

Drama starring
Anne Bancroft
Hector Elizondo
The respectable Mrs Cage walks into a police station and confesses to a murder. Under interrogation, it soon becomes clearthat the crime was not as clear-cut as she describes.
Director Robert Allan Ackerman 1992). . ♦ See Films:pages 71-76 ***


Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Hector Elizondo
Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Mrs Cage: Anne Bancroft
Lieutenant Angel: Hector Elizondo
Martin Cage: Stanley Grover
The detective: Steve Hornyack
Elizabeth Cage: Amy Morton
The thief: Tom Noga
Billy: Jack Noseworthy
Phyllis Dean: Tracy Brooks Swope

: The Learning Zone

2.00 A Way with Numbers
4.00 Deutsch Direkt !; Deutschland Heute; Famously Fluent
Technology Season
6.00 Perpetual Motion The Ferguson Tractor TE20
6.30 Nature By Design Driven By Design
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 79 for details.
LEARNING ZONE INFORMATION: (0181) [number removed].


Unknown: Deutsch Direkt

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