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6.20 Toulouse in the 16th Century
How architecture was used to display wealth and authority in Toulouse - one of the richest cities in 16th-century France.

6.45 Palazzo Venezia, Rome: a Cardinal's Palace
The story of the first Renaissance palace to be built in Rome.

7.10 The Sordid Subject of Boeuf Bourguignon
Should home economics be taught in schools - is it a useful subject or just a waste of time?

7.35 History of Maths: The Liberation of Algebra
How the work of Hamilton and Boole in 19th-century Ireland freed algebra from its dependency on arithmetic.

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The French Collection: Kaleidoscope Culture!
(ages 16+)

9.25 See You, See Me: See 1960s - School Life
(ages 7-9)

9.45 Watch: Famous People - Florence Nightingale
(ages 5-7)

10.25 Come Outside: Spiders
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Science Zone: Plants and Animals - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
(ages 9-11)

11.05 Space Ark: Plants and Animals - Food Chains
(ages 7-11)

11.15 Le Club: Mon Quartier
(ages 9-12) (Stereo)

11.30 Ghostwriter: Ghost Story: Part 3
(ages 10-12)

Further live coverage from the second day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Presented by Nick Ross, with Jon Sopel and Anne Perkins talking to delegates in and around the conference.

Including at 3.00 and 3.55 News; Regional News; Weather


Nick Ross
Jon Sopel
Anne Perkins

Lisa I' Anson presents the series in which celebrities discuss fictional dilemmas faced by teenagers, based on real-life situations.
Tonight, actress Martine McCutcheon (Tiffany in EastEnders) and Liverpool striker Phil Babb talk about the cases of Samantha, who is tempted by her best friend's boyfriend, and Liam, who is being pursued by his boss's wife.
Series producer Ian Stewart ; Executive producer
JaneHewland Stereo Subtitled ..........


Martine McCutcheon
Phil Babb
Ian Stewart

An American research project, begun ten years ago in the state of Tennessee, indicates that smaller primary class sizes are beneficial to learning. Kath Bates, an experienced teacher at Castlechurch Primary School in Stafford, puts these findings to the test, teaching just half her class over a few weeks in order to see if class size can make a difference.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Kath Bates
Sukai Eccleston
Sally Kirkwood

Singing in a barbershop chorus is a passion that can take over one's life, as members of Shannon Express, a 70-strong group from Potton, Bedfordshire, will attest. For the last five years they have been working towards a gold medal at the national barbershop championships in Harrogate. Will they go on to represent Britain at next year's international convention in America?


Karen Whiteside
Christina MacAulay

Tonight, chef Rick Stein prepares a hot seafood starter for food writer Michael Bateman, and undergoes a photo session to the amusement of local fishermen. Dishes featured in the programme are bass with beurre blanc, skate in black butter sauce, moules marinieres, cod with aioli and butter beans - one of Rick's inventions - and ceviche made with brill. Plus, Rick's own version of the humble fishcake.
See Rick Stein: page 56


Rick Stein
Michael Bateman
David Pritchard

Regional Variations (2)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 7: No Hiding Place

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Classic sitcom. Bob and Terry must go to extraordinary lengths to avoid hearing a football score before they watch a recording of the match on TV. Show more

The submarine was envisaged as the ultimate weapon of destruction, and by the peak of the Cold War it could stay submerged for months and destroy a city with a single warhead. Michael Gambon narrates the story of the engineers and sailors who pioneered the creation of America's USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, and their Russian counterparts who worked on the K-3. Includes previously classified material and interviews with the submarines' captains and crew.


Michael Gambon
Ian Potts
Series producer:
Anita Lowenstein
Executive producer:
Roy Davies

Simon King presents spectacular wildlife experiences from a spring and summer of animal watching.
Information: see Ceefax page 624, BBC Wildlife magazine, or access the Internet: the URL address is: [web address removed] or record the closing titles and playback on stop frame. You can e-mail your information on: [email address removed]

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Simon King
Mark Brownlow
Series Producer:
Mike Beynon

A look at western readings of African art, and the problem of interpreting work from cultures very different from one's own. Aminatta Forna travels to Mali to investigate the art of the Dogon and Bamana cultures, and tries to see their art as they see it.


Aminatta Forna

4.00 NCET TV: Teaching and Learning with IT

4.30 Read and Write Together
Stories, ideas and activities.

5.00 Lingua Italia: Italia
Authors and film producers in Sicily.

5.30 Film Education Pocahontas - Fact... Legend... Film ...

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