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From Monday to Thursday this programme offers members of the public a chance to tackle politicians on current issues. Presented today by Sarah Baxter.

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Sarah Baxter

10.25 Cats' Eyes: Living - Faces
(ages 5-7)

10.40 Look and Read Special
(ages 7-9)

11.00 Zig Zag: Wildlife Safari
(ages 8-10)

11.20 Techno: Making It
(ages 11-14)

11.40 Job Bank: Gas Service Engineer and Circus Performer
(ages 14+) (Stereo)

12.00 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales: The Winter's Tale
(ages 9-13) (Stereo)

A true story of friendship, starring Mario Van Peebles
Lane Davis , Susan Ruttan
All-American football hero Ricky Bell befriends a physically handicapped boy.
Then Ricky himself is diagnosed as having a muscle-wasting disease. With
Polly Holliday , Lynn Whitfield , Woody Watson.
Director Richard Michaels (1991) * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62 including at 3.00 News Regional News; Weather


Mario van Peebles
Lane Davis
Susan Ruttan
Ricky Bell
Polly Holliday
Lynn Whitfield
Woody Watson.
Richard Michaels

Discussion series. Today Esther Rantzen talks to children about bullying. Swimmer Duncan Goodhew is among the adults looking back on the taunts and beatings they suffered. (Stereo)
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Esther Rantzen
Duncan Goodhew

A feature-length episode of the sci-fi programme about the adventures of an American astronaut who is transported to the 25th century.

Buck battles with a powerful foe, a man-bird called Hawk. A descendant of the inhabitants of Easter Island, he vows vengeance on the human race when his people are wiped out by pirates.


Buck Rogers:
Gil Gerard
Col Wilma Deering:
Erin Gray
Dr Huer:
Tim O'Connor
Dr Goodfellow:
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Felix Silla
Thom Christopher

The magazine series about computers and the digital world. Tonight, Benjamin Woolley enters the on-line fantasy worlds known as multi-user dungeons, or MUDs. Davey Winder investigates the future of the Internet, and asks whether a Utopian vision of its potential can survive commercialism, censorship and changes in government regulation. Artist Toshio Iwai demonstrates his extraordinary machines, which combine state-of-the-art technology with the moving images of a century ago. The regular Hotlist spot goes to London's Kensal Green cemetery to visit the grave of Victorian scientist Charles Babbage, subject of a campaign by Science Museum curator Doran Swade. And author Kevin Kelly suggests some of the strangest sites to be found on the World Wide Web.
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Benjamin Woolley
Davey Winder
Toshio Iwai
Doran Swade
Kevin Kelly
Series Producer:
Stephen Arkell
Series Editor:
John Wyver

Another chance to see the series about vehicles which defied extinction, and the people who designed them, bought them, and love them today.

Sir Freddie Laker referred to the Dakota, which launched his career in civil aviation, as the workhorse of the skies. From its origins in passenger travel in the 1930s, through the Second World War - when more than 10,000 were built - to its return to civilian use, the Dakota has flown more miles and carried more passengers and cargo than any other aeroplane in the world. Sixty years after its maiden flight, there are still 1,000 in use. Even though jet technology and the need for larger aeroplanes have curtailed its popularity, it is still used to carry all kinds of cargo, from machinery to livestock.
(Rpt) (Stereo)


Richard Pawelko
Series Producer:
Emma Willis

Sci-fi thriller series.

Frank Hellner, the victim of a car accident, has not quite come to terms with being paraplegic. When his boss offers him Valerie 23, a prototype "inorganic human", he reluctantly agrees to test her.
See today's choices.


Frank Hellner:
Bill Sadler
Sofia Shinas
Rachel Rose:
Nancy Allen
Charlie Rogers:
Don Butler
Control Voice:
Kevin Conway

The second of six programmes which tell the stories behind the multinational face of the pop music industry.

This programme reveals the unknown names who create songs for the stars and the copyright battles that can ensue.
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The Music Biz 9.40pm BBC2
Write a hit song, and you need never work again. Buy the copyright to someone else's hit songs, and neither you nor your friends need work again. Michael Jackson invested $42 million in buying the Beatles' catalogue, and earns money every time a Beatles record is played or performed.
The Music Biz looks at the spectacular pitfalls that await the unwary songwriter who doesn't pay close attention to the complicated paperwork. Jimmy Merchant and Herman Santiago wrote Why Do Fools Fall in Love? in the 50s, a song that has earned millions of dollars. But one of them drives a taxi cab, and the other is on welfare. Why? Because businessmen were reaping the rewards of the writers' work. The Music Biz follows the history of the ten-year legal case to its dramatic conclusion.


Gina Newson
Jeremy Newson

BBC Two England

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