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: Polka Dot Shorts

Adventures in the magical spot-filled world. Repeat

: Playdays

At the Roundabout Stop,
Morris looks at his tadpole. Repeat

: Oakie Doke

Animation. Repeat

: The Puppy's New Adventures

Peter is duped by a stuntman. Repeat

: To Me... to You

Paul and Barry greet two teams. Repeat
Then Rewind Shown yesterday BBC1

: Zorro

Little Squirrel is kidnapped and forced to work in a mine

: Kilroy

Studio debate. Repeat

: Style Challenge

John Leslie introduces a makeover on two postwomen. Repeat...................


Introduces: John Leslie

: Real Rooms

The team revamp a cluttered living room using recycled furniture. Repeat.

: Change That

Mark Curry and the team descend on Bath, Somerset. Repeat


Unknown: Mark Curry

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Americano

Continuing the short season of westerns. Starring Glenn Ford
Sam Dent sets off on the long journey from Texas to Brazil with a cargo of pnze bulls for a Brazilian rancher. En route, he learns that his client has been murdered. Director William Castle (1955. PG) Texas Lady is tomorrow at 11.05am
* See Films: pp 48-55 **


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Sam Dent
Director: William Castle

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news CEEFAX: page

: The Beechgrove Garden

Including ideas for preventing thefts from garden sheds. Repeat................

: Goodbye Again

The second of fourfilms set in France, a romantic drama starring
Ingrid Bergman
Yves Montand , Anthony Perkins
Paula, a 40-something Parisian, has always tolerated her lover's penchant for younger women. Then 25-year-old Philip develops a noticeable crush on her. Director Anatole Litvak (1961)
Black and white A Tale of Two Cities is tomorrow at 1.30pm
* See Films: pp 48-55 ***


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Director: Anatole Litvak

: Esther

Women Bosses. Guests include DCI Jackie Malton, who inspired Helen Mirren 's Prime Suspect character. Repeat Subtitled ........... 9 9


Unknown: Dci Jackie
Unknown: Helen Mirren

: Ainsley's Meals in Minutes

Quick dishes. Repeat Subtitled .................... 46

: Stefan's Garden Roadshow

A visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

: Ask the Family

Alan Titchmarsh hosts the classic knockout quiz that involves 32 families from all over the country.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge. Repeat

: Lifeline

An appeal on behalf of Mildmay.
FOR DONATION DETAILS: see Sunday at 5.10pm onBBCl Subtitled ....................................

: Star Trek: The Next Generation

A double bill of the US science-fiction drama.
6.00 Frame of Mind. Riker experiences paranoia while preparing for a mission.
At 6.45 Suspicions. Dr Crusher endangers her career when she voices support for Dr Reyga's controversial new research.
Videoplus code for 6.00-6.45 .... Code for 6.45-7.30 ...................... Code for 6.00-7.30 A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine double bill begins on Thursday at 6pm

: The Essential Guide to Weather

Weather Power. Isobel Lang investigates how death rates fluctuate with the weather, and Ian McCaskill examines how product sales are similarly influenced. Simon King looks at a medieval case of ergotism, and Howie Watkins studies odd changes in animal behaviour. Director Sarah Davis
Digital widescreen Subtitled 59


Unknown: Isobel Lang
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Howie Watkins
Director: Sarah Davis

: Home Front in the Garden

Landscape gardener Diarmuid Gavin attempts to redesign an overgrown garden in north
London along a sci-fi theme, while Fiona Samler transforms the unused garage on the property into a garden dining area. Presented by Tessa Shaw , with Anne McKevitt.
Director Patti Steeples ; Producer Simon Shaw Repeat Subtitled ..............................


Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: Fiona Samler
Presented By: Tessa Shaw
Unknown: Anne McKevitt.
Director: Patti Steeples
Producer: Simon Shaw

: Looking Good

In tonight's edition of the style series,
Lowri Turner shows three viewers how to look trendy without looking as if they've made too much effort, and there's a review of high-street make-up lessons. See today's choices. Series editor Jeanine Josman


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Editor: Jeanine Josman

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave'Em

The classic comedy series.
Frank and Betty go for a cliff-top picnic in his new company car.
Written by Raymond Allen ; Producer
Michael Mills Repeat


Written By: Raymond Allen
Frank Spencer: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michelle Dotrice
Henry: Vernon Dobtcheff
Miss Partridge: Hazel Bainbridge
Joan: Elissa Derwent
Rugby player: Peter Leabourne
Old man: Ned Hood

: Ancient Voices

A one-off from the series that re-creates the past through science.
The Hunt for the First Americans
The discovery in Brazil of an 11,000-year-old female skull has challenged received ideas about who the first settlers in the Americas were. Using the skills of forensic artist Dr Richard
Neave, this documentary aims to find out who she was and where she came from.
See today's choices.
Producer Jean-Claude Bragard ; Executive Digital widescreen


Producer: Jean-Claude Bragard

: Tales of Tools

First in a six-part series about tools and the people whose livelihoods depend on them.
Saw. Artisan Sara White , who hand-craftsjigsaws, and sculptor Walter Bailey , who carves wood with a chainsaw, offer their paean to the saw.
Director Daniel Barry : Executive producer Saul Nass6 Subtitled .................


Unknown: Artisan Sara White
Unknown: Walter Bailey
Director: Daniel Barry

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. At 1L00 News headlines,
Then Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: The Viewing Room

At the Edinburgh television festivals this bank holiday weekend, industry executives discussed the current state and future of broadcasting. Kaye Adams reports on the event, explaining the consequences of the issues discussed for the television viewer at home.
Producer Amanda Murray ; Series producer Jo Vale


Unknown: Kaye Adams
Producer: Amanda Murray

: Grace under Fire

Down in the Boondocks. Grace tries to dissuade the mother of Quentin's girlfriend from separating from her husband.
Followed by Weatherview
Then Video Nation Shorts


Grace Kelly: Brett Butler
Russell Norton: Dave Thomas
Wade Swoboda: Casey Sander
Quentin Kelly: Sam Horrigan
Libby Kelly: Kaitlin Cullum
DC: Don Curry
Bev Anderson: Julia Duffy
Henry: Jerry Giles
Dot: Lauren Tom

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 More Than Meets the Eye Subtitled 27208 LOO A Future with Aids 872271.30 Mapping the Milky Way THE GREATS
2.00 Scientists and Inventors - interviews.
4.00 The Travel Hour- Bordeaux and Pyrenees.
5.00 RCN: Nursing for the New Era 46482 5.30 20 Steps to Better Management OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Shaping Up 4051024 6.10
Projecting Visions 4267289 6.35 What You Never Knew about
Sex- reptile biology.

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