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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBCl's 7.00am News,
With Signing.

: Children's BBC: Alvin and the Chipmunks

Animated antics of Alvin and his brothers.

: Children's BBC: To Me... to You

Action quiz game. Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Lassie

Canine drama. (Repeat)

: Blitz on Cartooning

American cartoonist Bruce Blitz shares some tricks of the trade. Repeat ....

: Brainwaves

A look atgreat inventions

: Today's Gourmet

The cookery show kicks off with a midsummer night's meal. ....

: On the Road Again

A series in which veteran traveller Simon
DringwalkstO India. Repeat

: A Question of Sport's Golden Oldies

Series highlights. Repeat

: Wisley through the Seasons

Spring. The first of four programmes following the year at the Royal Horticultural Society's famous garden in Surrey.

: Young Man and His Dog

Fouryoungsheepdogtriallers compete in the Lake District

: The Perfect Pickle Programme

GetPickling. Preserving and pickling food. Repeat

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Dream Date

' Teen comedy starring
Tempestt Bledsoe , Clifton Davis
Dani's going on herfirst date with the school hunk -what could be more cool?
Director Anson Williams (1989) ♦ See Films: pages 54-58 *
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Tempestt Bledsoe
Unknown: Clifton Davis
Director: Anson Williams

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

The nostalgia quiz returns with a special
Champions' League series. Stereo ...........68

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. stereo ........................92 # See Food: page 39

: Esther

Return of the discussion series with Esther Rantzen. Today: foundlings.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.

: Going Going Gone

The return of the antiques game show where amateur collectors take on a celebrity panel. Today's guest is actress Nanette Newman.
Director John Frame; Producer Clare Sillery
Next programme on Friday at 5.30pm Stereo......44


Unknown: Nanette Newman.

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Time of the Hawk. Buck battles against a powerful man-bird who vows vengeance on the human race when his people are wiped out.


Buck Rogers: Gil Gerard
Col Wilma Deering: Erin Gray
Dr Goodfellow: Wilfrid Hyde White
Hawk: Thom Christopher

: Absolutely Ballroom

They're the top formation team in Wales and they're on the hunt-for boys. The Ystrad Mynach Formation Dancers challenge eight local boys to learn to dance in time forthe annual championships in Cardiff. The young men, more used to the rugby pitch than the dance floor, have just six weeks to master the cha-cha-cha and the paso doble. Will they see it through?
Director Suzanne Phillips ; Producer
Richard Trayler-Smith


Director: Suzanne Phillips
Producer: Richard Trayler-Smith

: The Natural World

Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers The albatross is the largest and most majestic of all seabirds. To ancient mariners they were symbols of good luck that appeared out of nowhere.
Where they went at sea and what they did was a mystery - until recently.
This film follows a yearwith the albatrosses of the southern Atlantic that nest on the windswept Crozet islands, and reveals the birds'amazing ability as longdistance navigators and formidable squid catchers. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Series producer John Sparks ; Executive producer
DioneGilmour Repeat Stereo...............


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: John Sparks

: Sykes

Classic comedy starring Eric Sykes Burglary. When a series of burglaries misses the Sykes household, Eric decides that it's time to get a guard dog. With Hattie Jacques and Richard Wattis. Written by Eric Sykes ; Producer Roger Race


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Richard Wattis.
Written By: Eric Sykes

: Pioneers

The first of six films charting the ground-breaking research carried out during the first five decades of the NHS. uattle with the Bugs. Until the discovery of streptomycin in the mid-forties, there was no effective treatment forthe killer disease tuberculosis. Sir John Crofton describes how, as ajuniordoctor, he was involved in the first drug trials, and recalls the breakthroughs that led to the effective eradication of TB.
See today's choices.
Producer Fiona Holmes ; Series producer
Tessa Livingstone


Unknown: Sir John Crofton
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Producer: Tessa Livingstone

: Room 101

Actress and comedian Caroline Quentin talks to Nick Hancock about the things she would most like to see consigned to oblivion, including rats, bras, home perms and weather forecasters.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Lissa Evans


Talks: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Nick Hancock
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Larry Sanders Show: Montana

The sharply satirical comedy which goes behind the scenes of a late-night talk show, starring Garry Shandling
As Larry is beginning to regret his rash decision to give up his chat show, Arthur suggests that he returns gracefully by admitting to a non-existent drug problem. With guest stars Robin Williams and Bernadette Peters.

Next episode on Wednesday at 11.15pm
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Larry Sanders: Garry Shandling
Robin Williams: Robin Williams
Bernadette Peters: Bernadette Peters
Arthur: Rip Torn
Hank: Jeffrey Tambor
Paula: Janeane Garofalo
Richard Germain: David Warner

: Seinfeld: The Virgin

The return of the cult American comedy, starring Jerry Seinfeld
George is bored with Susan but Jerry points out that breaking up with her will jeopardise their TV pilot hopes.
Next episode on Wednesday at 11.35pm


Jerry: Jerry Seinfeld.
George: Jason Alexander.
Kramer: Michael Richards.
Elaine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Susan: Heidi Swedberg

: Grace under Fire

Thanks for Nothing. Libby puts herfoot in it by inviting Jean to family Thanksgiving. Grace BRETT BUTLER , Rick ALAN AUTRY.
Followed byWeatherview


Unknown: Grace Brett Butler
Unknown: Rick Alan Autry.
Unknown: Libby Kaitlin Cullum.
Unknown: Quentin Jon

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Managing in the Marketplace
Repeat 94680 1.00 Images of Disability Repeat Subtitled 91425 1.30 Chardin and the Still Life Repeat
Summer Nights
2.00 Remembering Collections 1 BBC Focus
4.00 Defeating Disease: History of Vaccination in Britain Repeat
4.30 Defeating Disease: Purely and Simply Water Repeat 72390 5.00
Pathways to Care 57593 5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 66
Open University
6.00 Electrons and Atoms Repeat 2686593 6.25 Paris and the New
Mathematics Repeat 2605628 6.50
Samples of Analysis Repeat

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