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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing and subtitles.

: Children's BBC: Brum

Fun with the little cartoon car. Repeated at 1.00pm.

: Children's BBC: Blinky Bill

Cartoon about a mischievous koala.

: Children's BBC: Smurfs' Adventures

Two animated tales of the small blue creatures.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1.

: Children's BBC: Mighty Max

Cartoon. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Activ8

Sports and activities series.

: Children's BBC: SuperTed

Cartoon. SuperTed tries to rescue a gorilla.

: Children's BBC: Spot

Today, Spot goes to the farm.

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Peggy helps a postman deliver the mail. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Star Trek Animation

Sci-fi cartoon. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: The Tick

Animated adventures of the giant blue crimefighter.

: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Man from Nowhere

A stranger tells Jeannie that he is Marty, reincarnated.

: Great Crimes and Trials of the Twentieth Century

The story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Americans executed as spies in 1953.
(B/W and colour)

: Working Lunch

Live consumer news.

: Children's BBC: Brum

Animated adventures. Shown at 7.30am.

: The Season: Henley Week Regatta

Is it still the corporate event it was in the eighties?

: All Washed Out

Investigating the causes of 1995's floods in the Yorkshire Dales

: The Andrew Neil Show

Talk show hosted by Andrew Neil.
(For details see Tuesday)


Presenter: Andrew Neil

: The Natural World: Land of Wild Freedom

A look at life in the North York Moors National Park.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Culinary game show.

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey asks if gay marriages should be made legal in America.


Presenter: Oprah Winfrey

: The Sky at Night: The Lives of the Galaxies

How galaxies change as they grow older.
(Shown on Sunday at 12.30am)

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Playing God

Lt Dax discovers a tiny but expanding universe that threatens to destroy the station.

: The O Zone

This week's guest is rapper Ice-T. Plus, a report from the Bahamas on British funk outfit Freak Power.
(Repeated next Saturday on BBC1) (Stereo)


Guest: Ice-T
Subjects: Freak Power
Producer: Andi Peters
Executive producer: Paul Smith

: Best of Esther: Mummy's Boys

Tonight's edition asks why some men remain tied to their mother's apron strings. Esther Rantzen talks to such men, their mothers, fathers and partners.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Shirley Taylor
Editor: Patsy Newey

: Out and About

This week, John Fletcher accompanies a group of single parents on a day out in Windsor. Bob Holness visits his "secret place" - a windmill in deepest Kent - and a member of a rowing club swaps hobbies with a Morris dancer.
(Regional Programme: see variations below)


Presenter: John Fletcher
Reporter: Bob Holness
Producer: Gary Wicks
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Out and About

Tonight, Freddy Rostand and Patricia Murphy visit Drusilla's Zoo near Eastbourne, to find out if it's good value for money. The Rankine family scours the charity shops for clothes for a wedding, while Jack Pizzey explores the canals of Basingstoke. Plus, advice on children's play schemes.


Presenter: Freddy Rostand
Presenter: Patricia Murphy
Reporters: The Rankine family
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Mia Costello
Series Producer: Peter Pitt

: Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea

Another chance to see the six-part series in which chef Rick Stein shares the secrets of his seafood recipes. In this first programme he prepares a rich fish soup, a creamy crab Newburg and grey mullet in a spicy Tuscan sauce.


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

: One Foot in the Past

The heritage series returns with this first of nine programmes.
Tonight, Jack Charlton visits his childhood haunts in Northumberland, while Kirsty Wark looks at gasometers at London's King's Cross rail station.
See today's choices.


Reporter: Jack Charlton
Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Series Producer: Basil Comely
Executive Producer: Roland Keating

: The Travel Show

Simon Calder's in Northern Cyprus - the Turkish part of the island which, since partition, has seen its tourist industry badly affected although prices have barely risen. He finds an island that's become something of a walkers' paradise, an island of wild flowers where you trip over ruins rather than queue for them. With Penny Junor.


Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: Penny Junor
Producer: Anna Beattie
Producer: Helen Bullough
Editor: Liz Warner

: The Poisoned Chalice: 4: Nemesis

Last in the series which examines the impact of Europe on British politics.

John Major's deal at Maastricht causes dissent within the Conservative Party. Presented by Michael Elliott.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Michael Elliott
Series Producer: John Bridcut
Executive Producer: George Carey

: Close Up

Actor Brian Cox chooses a scene from Kieslowski's film Three Colours Blue.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Brian Cox
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Gaytime TV

First of seven programmes for gay men, lesbians and interested others. This week, a report from the Mr Gay UK contest. Hosted by comedians Rhona Cameron and Bert Tyler Moore.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Rhona Cameron
Presenter: Bert Tyler Moore
Series Producer: Antoine Palmer
Series Editor: Neil Crombie

: Picture This: Postcards to My Brother

Another chance to see the documentary about Terry Major-Ball's whistle-stop tour around Europe, his first trip there since his National Service days in the fifties.


Subject: Terry Major-Ball
Director: Fran Landsman
Editor: Peter Symes

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Out of Development?
1.00 British Car Transplants
1.30 Modern Art: Mondrian

FETV Short Cuts
2.00 Race Portrayal

BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000
4.30 Sound Advice
(Rpt) (Stereo)
5.00 Health and Safety at Work
5.30 The Adviser

Open University
6.00 Biology: The Breath of Life
6.25 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
6.50 Global Firms, Shrinking Worlds


Author (Scenes from Dr Faustus): Christopher Marlowe

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