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: Breakfast News

With signing and subtitles

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Daily canine dramas.

: Children's BBC: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Daily cartoon adventures. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday on BBC1.

: Songs of Praise

(Shown yesterday at 6.10pm on BBC1)

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.05 Techno: Making It - the Kart
(ages 11-14) (Stereo)

9.25 Pathways of Belief: Christianity
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

9.40 Square One: Ratio and Scale
(ages 9-11)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Hotch Potch House
(ages 3-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Look and Read: Spywatch
(ages 7-9+) (Stereo)

11.05 Zig Zag: Maps and Mapping
(ages 8-10+)

11.25 Technology Starters: The Open Road
(ages 9-12)

11.40 English Time: The Ancient Mariner
(ages 11-14)

12.00 The English Collection: Jane Eyre
(ages 14+)

: Working Lunch

Daily business news. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File: The Making of the United Kingdom: 1500-1750
(ages 11-16)

1.20 Landmarks: Portrait of Europe
(ages 9-12)

1.40 Storytime: Jenny's Bear
(ages 4-5)

: Chance of a Lifetime

Romantic comedy, starring Betty White, Leslie Nielsen

When widow Evelyn Eglin is told she has only six months to live, she is determined to take a last holiday and has a final fling with widower Lloyd Dixon.
See Films: pages 45-50

Including at 3.00 News; Regional News and Weather


Director: Jonathan Sanger
Evelyn Eglin: Betty White
Lloyd Dixon: Leslie Nielsen
Darrel Eglin: Ed Begley Jr
Dr Edelman: William Windom

: Today's the Day

Daily nostalgia quiz.
Competition Line: telephone [number removed] (39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at other times). Lines close daily at midnight.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery game show.

: Esther

Today Esther Rantzen and her audience discuss rude people. With guests, former cricketer Rachael Heyhoe-Flint and London landlord Norman Balon.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Guest: Norman Balon

: The Village

Day-to-day life in a Hampshire village.
Today, Debbie waits anxiously to see if her family will be re-housed.
(Next episode tomorrow at 5.30pm)
(First shown on ITV)


Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer/Director: Paul Sommers

: Turning Points

Today, television producer
Verity Lambert recalls how the first series of Dr Who changed her life


Producer: Verity Lambert

: Space Precinct: Smelter Skelter

Brogan has to foil a cunning plot to steal precious metals.


Writer: Arthur Sellars
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan: Ted Shackelford
Officer Jack Haldane: Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle: Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan: Nancy Paul
Matt: Nic Klein
Liz: Megan Olive
Podly: Jerome Willis
Alvin Zann: Bradley Lavelle

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Unchained Woman

Buck masquerades as a convict to rescue a woman, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, from incarceration.


Buck Rogers: Gil Gerard
Jen Burton: Jamie Lee Curtis
Col Wilma Deering: Erin Gray
Dr Huer: Tim O'Connor
Twiki: Felix Scilla
Pantera: Michael Delano
Sergio Sanwiler: Bert Rosario

: Hidden Empire: Catch-a-Fire

Second of six drama documentaries about tales of courage and conviction.

Morant Bay, Jamaica, 1865: the story of Deacon Paul Bogle and George William Gordon, two men at the forefront of the struggle to free the black people from the nightmare of droughts and high taxes on the white-owned plantations. The attempted revolution ended in death and destruction.


Narrator: Burt Caesar
Producer: Ahmad Ahmadzadeh
Director: Menelik Shabazz

: Horizon: Fermat's Last Theorem

Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Last Theorem, as a 10-year-old schoolboy. Thus began a quest with just one elusive goal in mind: to solve the problem that had baffled formidable minds for over three centuries.
Transcript: send a cheque for £2.50, payable to BSS, to: [address removed]


Director: Simon Singh
Editor: John Lynch

: Trade Secrets

Professionals discuss their trade.
Tonight, tailors reveal some unusual aids to snappy dressing, including a curious application for paperclips.


Series Producer: Alexandra Fraser

: Our Friends in the North

The first episode of a nine-part drama series charting 30 years in the lives of four Geordie friends from 1965 to 1995.
Starring Christopher Eccleston, Daniel Craig, Mark Strong, Gina McKee
While Nicky decides he wants to change the world and Geordie heads for London, Mary and Tosker make a life-changing mistake.
See today's choices.
Written by Peter Flannery
(Repeated next Saturday)
Who's Who in the North: page 22


Writer: Peter Flannery
Producer: Charles Pattinson
Director: Pedr James
Nicky Hutchinson: Christopher Eccleston
Geordie Peacock: Daniel Craig
Tosker Cox: Mark Strong
Mary Soulsby: Gina McKee
Felix Hutchinson: Peter Vaughan
Austin Donohue: Alun Armstrong
Florrie Hutchinson: Freda Dowie
Eddie Wells: David Bradley
John Edwards: Geoffrey Hutchings
Berger: Terence Rigby
Walensky: Leon Lissek
Gordon Peacock: Willie Ross
Mrs Soulsby: Elspeth Charlton
Mr Soulsby: Jack McBride
Patrick Soulsby: Frank Couchman
Bede Connor: Rod Culbertson
Rita Cox: Val McLane
Brian Cox: Tony Hodge
MrKnox: Malcolm Terris
Mr Braniff: Roger Avon
Female transvestite: Joanna Bacon

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018

: The Travel Show Essential Guides

Practical advice for this year's traveller. This week, a look at last-minute weekend breaks in Paris, Prague and Rome.
(Revised rpt)

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Producer: Liz Warner

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Brains Trust

Leading intellectuals from different fields gather to tackle a wide variety of searching questions from viewers. Tonight, scientist Richard Dawkins, novelist Ben Okri, English Professor Lisa Jardine and philosopher Paul Helm join chairperson Mary Ann Sieghart.


Chairperson: Mary Ann Sieghart
Panellist: Richard Dawkins
Panellist: Ben Okri
Panellist: Lisa Jardine
Panellist: Paul Helm
Producer: Michael Roberts
Series Producer: Chris Salt

: Weatherview

: The Midnight Hour

Political Chat Show.

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Rural Life Image and Reality Rpt 71054 1.00 Rural Life Victorian
FarmingRpt 75622 1.30 Reflections on a Global Screen
Night School
2.00 History Landmarks
BBC Focus
4.00 Perspective Understanding
Asthma Rpt 87103 4.30 Perspective Reconstructive Surgery
5.00 Pathways to Care
5.30 RCN Nursing Update
Business and Work
6.00Trouble Shooter Returns
To Work

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