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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 The Art of the Restorer (S) 4491668 6.30 The Celebrated
Cyfarthfa Band (S) 2176043 6.55 Waving Not Drowning (S)

: Science Bites

Revealing what happens when two galaxies collide. (R)

: Final Frontier

Mars. Colin Pillinger reports on the progress of the Beagle 2
Mars probe. (R) (W)


Unknown: Colin Pillinger

: Personal Passions

Dr Paul Nurse , director general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, talks about his love of astronomy. (R)


Unknown: Dr Paul Nurse

: Salut Serge!

A series of French animations for young learners. (R)
BBC Course Packs: book and cassette pack, £8.99; double video pack, £14.99

: Wildlife

Ends 11.05.
Animated animal antics.

: Potsworth and Co

Prince is replaced by Bubba Bonebreaker. (R)


Unknown: Bubba Bonebreaker.

: Dennis the Menace

More mischief with the rebellious boy. (R) (S)

: The Genie from Down Under

Comedy drama about a girl who finds a life-altering opal. (R) (S)

: Ocean Odyssey

Last in the series of the drama about Neri, a mysterious girl from the ocean. (R) (S)

: Histeria

Cartoon characters guide viewers on a tour of history.

: The Journey of Allen Strange

Dad wants to move the family to San Francisco - but there won't be room for Allen.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Big Four Oh. Vivian celebrates a milestone birthday by enrolling in a dance class. (R) (S)

: Around Westminster

Shaun Ley considers the implications for the South East of recent political events. REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Shaun Ley

: Sunday Grandstand

With Steve Rider in Glasgow and Sue Barker at Buckingham Palace.
12.10 Motorsport Rounds 13 and 14 of the British Touring Car title race at Croft, near Darlington. Charlie Cox and John Watson report.
1.00 Motorcycling Suzi Perry hosts rounds nine and ten of the British
Superbike championship from Snetterton. Commentators are
Barry Nutley and Roger Burnett.
1.30 Tennis Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe , whose 1980 Wimbledon final encounter is widely regarded as one of the finest matches ever, meet in this charity game live from Buckingham Palace in aid of the NSPCC. Barry Davies and Pat Cash comment on the action.
3.30,4.10 Athletics Live coverage from Glasgow, where Great Britain takes on the USA. The top-class field includes America's 100m world-record holder
Maurice Greene and, for Britain, young sprinters Jason Gardener and Ian Mackie , world champion hurdler Colin Jackson , and heptathlete Denise Lewis , who competes in the hurdles, high jump and shot put. David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Brendan Foster , Paul Dickenson and Steve Cram commentate.
3.55 Racing Clare Balding with live coverage from the Curragh of this year's Irish Derby. With commentary by Jim McGrath.
TV presentation Martin Webster (athletics) and Chris Lewis (tennis) (W)


Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Charlie Cox
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: Suzi Perry
Unknown: Roger Burnett.
Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Pat Cash
Unknown: Maurice Greene
Unknown: Jason Gardener
Unknown: Ian MacKie
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Denise Lewis
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Steve Cram
Commentary By: Jim McGrath.
Unknown: Martin Webster
Unknown: Chris Lewis

: The Money Programme

Return Journey. To end this series, Maya Even travels through the City of London by river, looking back at some of the past year's top stories - including the rise and fall of the dotcoms, and the effects of a strong pound and rising interest rates on exporters and manufacturers. A new series begins in October. Producer Emma Jones ; Series editor Diarmuid Jeffreys (S) As The Money Programme is topical, its subject matter may change


Producer: Emma Jones
Editor: Diarmuid Jeffreys

: Songs of Praise

Diane Louise Jordan is in London's Covent Garden, looking back at highlights of the past year's programmes. Featuring performances by percussionist Evelyn Glennie and country-and-western star Glen Campbell , plus gospel music from the Croydon Seventh Day Adventist Choir and Kingdom Choir. Music includes All over the World, Give Me Joy and Sing of the Lord's Goodness.
Producer Deborah Creaven ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W)


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Producer: Deborah Creaven
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Million Dollar Babies

The concluding part of the drama starring Beau Bridges.
The Dionne quintuplets have become a multi-million-dollar industry, but their lives are far from happy.
For cast see Saturday (R) (S) .

: Definitely Dusty

Another chance to see this documentary charting the career of the late diva Dusty Springfield, from Catholic schoolgirl to the superstar whose trademark look became famous around the world after hits such as You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man.
Fellow musicians, including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, Lulu and Martha Reeves, help to paint a portrait of the complex and vulnerable singer.
(R) (S) (W)


Interviewee: Elton John
Interviewee: Burt Bacharach
Interviewee: Neil Tennant
Interviewee: Lulu
Interviewee: Martha Reeves
Director/Producer: Serena Cross

: Lesley Garrett Tonight

In this final programme of the current series, the soprano is joined by some of the world's leading instrumentalists: pianist Leif Ove Andsnes , trumpeter Crispian Steele -
Perkins and saxophonist John Harle. Musical-theatre star Michael Ball is back, and there's music by Handel,
Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Lehar and Edith Piaf. See Choice.
Director Michael Leggo ; Producer Emma Cornish (S) (W)


Pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes
Unknown: Crispian Steele
Unknown: John Harle.
Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Edith Piaf.
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Emma Cornish

: Arena

An edition in the occasional arts documentary strand. Wisconsin Death Trip. Inspired by a book of the same name, film-maker James Marsh tells the haunting tale of murder, madness and suicide that took place behind the thin veil of respectability in small-town America at the end of the 19th century. Drawing on reports in the weekly newspaper, plus archive photographs and re-enactments of events, this film chronicles the tragedies that befell residents and neighbours of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Director James Marsh : Series editor Anthony Wall
(BW and colour) (S) (W)


Unknown: James Marsh
Director: James Marsh
Editor: Anthony Wall

: Moviedrome

Mark Cousins introduces tonight's film. (S) (W) White of the Eye
Psychological thriller directed by Donald Cammell , starring David Keith and Cathy Moriarty. A series of savage murders in a small Arizona town lead detectives to question Paul White , a local audio systems engineerwho used to love hunting. As pressure grows on White, his wife learns some unpalatable truths linked to the past. Widescreen.
(1986. 18) (S) Films: pp 58-63 ***


Introduces: Mark Cousins
Directed By: Donald Cammell
Unknown: David Keith
Unknown: Cathy Moriarty.
Unknown: Paul White

: The Outer Limits

US science-fiction tales.
Dark Matters. When a transport vessel enters a starless void, it discovers a lost starship - and an alien craft.
(R) (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Teenagers and Families 2.00 Today's Family 1 - looking at step-families, bereavement, fathers and divorce. Languages 4.00 Get By in Spanish (part 1)
Working In Hospitality 5.00 Computer Skills
Open University 6.00 An English Education (S) 22951 6.30 Developing Language Ends 7.00am. (S)

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