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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Teletubbies

Gospel Singing. The Teletubbies listen to some singing.
Shown yesterday at 10.45am Stereo.

: Bump

Animated tale. Bump and
Batty stand on theirheads. Repeat

: Noddy


: The Raccoons

Animated adventures
from the Evergreen Forest. Repeatl

: Get Your Own Back

With Dave Benson Phillips. Repeat Stereo Subtitled .


Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips

: Spiderman

Cartoon adventure.

: Glad Rags

Comedy-drama series.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled ................

: Smurfs' Adventures

stories of the little blue people...

: OakieDoke

Animated stories of a
woodland creature. Repeat

: Spider

A small boy's encounters
with a cheeky spider. Repeat Stereo.

: Teletubbies

Mark and Zoe Cooking
Two children decorate a cake.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30am

: Awash with Colour

Today's programme in the watercolour painting series, with DermotCavanagh and Suzanne Dando , concentrates on coastal scenes.


Unknown: Suzanne Dando

: BF's Daughter

Drama starring
Barbara Stanwyck , Van Heflin
Radical professorThomas Brett marries
Polly Fulton , unaware she is the daughter of a wealthy capitalist, a man who represents everything Brett despises. Director Robert Z Leonard (1948)
Blackandwhite + See Films: pages 44-53 **


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Van Heflin
Unknown: Polly Fulton
Director: Robert Z Leonard

: Prue Leith's Tricks of the Trade

Today "instant" puddings that require little or no cooking. Repeat

: Blockbusters

Word game hosted by Michael Aspel.


Unknown: Michael Aspel.

: The Natural World Classics: Okavango - Jewel of the Kalahari

The Okavango river's predatory marine life and the wildlife which inhabits its reeds.
The concluding part is tomorrow at 2.05pm
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Modern Times

Another chance to see programmes from the documentary series.
Streetwise. Alookatthedauntingtraining involved in becoming a London cabbie, which includes years of route learning and intimidating appearances before the Public Carriage Office examiners.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled ............................

: News

Regional News and Weather .......

: The Long Duel

Adventure starring
Yul Brynner , Trevor Howard
When a rebel leader becomes a target for the wrath of the British Raj on India's northwest frontier, idealistic policeman
Freddy Young is unwillingly put on his trail. Director Ken Annakin (1967) ................. * See Films: pages 44-53 *


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Freddy Young
Director: Ken Annakin

: Turning Points

Dame Barbara Cartland recalls how her interest in vitamins became a profitable business. Repeat


Unknown: Dame Barbara Cartland

: Heartbreak High

Drawn by the promise of easy money, Katerina buys into a pyramid scheme. Charlie's attraction for Anita is making it difficult for him to live with her.

: Gower's Cricket Monthly

Tonight, a look back on the series so far, as England prepare to face Australia in the final Ashes
Test at the Oval. There's an interview with Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram , a report on how Derbyshire have coped since the departure of Dean Jones and achat with Glamorgan's prolific batsman Steve James. ProducerPhil Bigwood
Editor Philip Bernie Stereo


Unknown: Wasim Akram
Unknown: Dean Jones
Unknown: Steve James.
Editor: Philip Bernie Stereo

: Home Ground: Dinosaur Hunters

Twelfth in a 13-part series of investigative programmes from the BBC regions.
Reporter David Fenton looks at the threat to Britain's fossil heritage being posed by real dinosaur hunters. A trade in dinosaur bones from the south coast of England is now fetching thousands of pounds as part of a growing international fossil market -with which museums find it difficult to compete. The programme follows a group of professional dinosaur hunters from Lyme Regis to the Tucson Show in the US, where a Tyrannosaurus Rex can fetch up to $10million.
Producer David Fenton First shown on BBC South (Stereo)


Reporter: David Fenton
Producer: David Fenton

: Thicker than Blood

Drama based on a true story starring
Peter Strauss , Rachel Ticotin
Larry McLinden is overjoyed when girlfriend Diane announces that she is pregnant. For five years Larry forms a strong bond with Larry Jr. and isdevastated when Diane disappears with the boy. He begins a bitter battle for custody but worse is to come, when Diane claims that Larry is not the child's real father.
Director Michael Dinner (1994, PG)
* See Films: pages 44-53 *


Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Rachel Ticotin
Unknown: Larry McLinden
Unknown: Larry Jr.
Director: Michael Dinner
Larry McLinden: Peter Strauss
Diane Middleton: Rachel Ticotin
Glen Schwartz: Bob Dishy
Mary: Brenda Bazinet
Bobbie Mallory: Lynn Whitfield
Larry Jr: Jacob Zelikpenn

: Hungerford - Ten Years On

On 19 August 1987, the Berkshire town of Hungerford was devastated by gunman Michael Ryan who killed 16 people and injured 15 others.
Ten years on, victims and relatives, ambulancemen and bystanders tell their own stories and explain how they have dealt with the tragedy. Among them is policeman Trevor Wainwright whose father was killed by Ryan, and who has extra reason to remember the tragic events.
See today's choices.
Producer Lucy Jago
Executive producer Debbie Christie
The Legacy of Hungerford, page 25 and Dr Mark Porter , page 34


Unknown: Trevor Wainwright
Producer: Lucy Jago
Executive Producer: Debbie Christie

: Building Sights

Rerun of the series of personal reflections on 20th-century architecture. Poet Simon Armitage on the inspiration he gains from the Humber Bridge.
(Repeat) (Stereo)
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Newsnight

With Nisha Pillai. Subtitled.


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.

: The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

Don Van Vliet is regarded by many as one of the most original musicians to emerge from the rock era of the sixties and seventies. Now a highly-regarded landscape painter, he is a virtual recluse in his California home. John Peel examines the career of the man who performed as Captain Beefheart, and whose work continues to influence the likes of Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and Beck.


Presenter: John Peel
Director: Elaine Shepherd
Executive Producer: Mark Cooper
Executive Producer: Kim Evans

: Some Yo Yo Stuff

A profile of Don Van Vliet by his friend, photographer Anton Corbijn. Director Anton Corbijn
Producer Richard Bell


Unknown: Don van Vliet
Unknown: Anton Corbijn.
Director: Anton Corbijn
Producer: Richard Bell

: Animated Two

The Janitor. Vanessa Schwartz 's
Oscar-nominated animation about the duties of God's janitor. Repeat Stereo ...................
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Vanessa Schwartz

: The Learning Zone OPEN UNIVERSITY

12.30 The Spiral of Silence Subtitled 77001 1.00 The
Information Society
1.30 This Little Flower Wentto
Market Rpt Stereo
2.00 Music Maestro Collections 2
The Score
4.00The French Experience I 1-8 - French for Beginners OPEN UNIVERSITY
6.00 Four Towns and a Circus 9198579 6.25 Vibrations
4948876 6.50-7.15am Work and Energy

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