Programme Index

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10.25 Hotch Potch House
(ages 3-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Look and Read Special
(ages 7-9+)

11.05 Zig Zag
(ages 8-10+)

11.25 Revista
(ages 11-14)
Spanish magazine.

11.40 The Geography Collection
(ages 16+)

12.05 The History Collection
(ages 16+)

on BBC Two England

Esther Rantzen and guests including Lionel Blair and Magenta De Vine discuss why one person's idea of a heavenly holiday is another person's hell.


Esther Rantzen
Lionel Blair
Magenta De Vine

Ruth Mott re-creates a wartime "Swiss breakfast" of oats, raw carrots, apple and raisins, while Harry Dodson keeps his glasshouses heated by burning wood from the estate, but suffers damage to his tomato crop when shrapnel shatters the glass.


Ruth Mott
Harry Dodson
Keith Sheather

The Way Out West season continues with this western starring William Holden,
Eleanor Parker

Surrounded by desert and Indians, the Confederate prisoners of Fort Bravo live in fear of their cruel jailer, Captain Roper. Only the beautiful Carla glimpses a chink of tenderness in his armour, but then she deceives him by organising and joining an escape party.
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John Sturges
Captain Roper:
William Holden
Caria Forester:
Eleanor Parker
Captain John Marsh:
John Forsythe
William Demarest
Cabot Young:
William Campbell
Alice Owens:
Polly Bergen
Lieutenant Beecher:
Richard Anderson

In the second of a six-part series that traces our lines of ancestry, biologist and writer Steve Jones offers some insights on how to avoid so-called "bad" genes in a potential partner, as he tracks down the source of genetic accidents.
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Steve Jones
Dana Purvis
Series Producer:
Tessa Livingstone

Regional Variations (2)

Building Sights

Series 4

The Worsley Medical Building

Duration: 10 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1996, Damien Hirst revisits the Worsley Medical Building in Leeds. Show more

Continuing the repeat episodes from the first series.

A space shuttle mission is aborted. Was it sabotage, or is there a yet more mysterious cause?

The X Files 9.00pm BBC2
The inspiration for this episode was a photograph of Mars taken in 1977 showing what appeared to be a sculpted face on the surface of the planet. Ironically Space was supposed to be a cheap episode to make (the series had exceeded its budget by this time) but in fact turned out to be the most expensive of the first season.

The story revolves around a strange force that appears to be sabotaging the United States' space shuttle programme. Agents Scully and Mulder are called in by Nasa's female Mission Control commander to head the investigation to find out just what is going on before her boyfriend flies on the next mission.


Fox Mulder:
David Duchovny
Dana Scully:
Gillian Anderson
Lt Col Marcus Aurelius:
Belt Edlauter
Michelle Generoo:
Susanna Thompson
Tom McBeath
Mission controller:
Terry David Mulligan
French Tickner
Norma Wick
Second controller:
Alf Humphries
Young scientist:
David Cameron
Databank scientist:
Tyronne L'Hirondelle

The tenth episode in an 11-part drama.

Will Milly risk her relationship with Egg to indulge a romantic fantasy?
(Repeated Friday at 11.55pm)

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Amy Jenkins
Jane Fallon
Nigel Douglas
Jack Davenport
Amita Dhiri
Jason Hughes
Andrew Lincoln
Daniela Nardini
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Paul Copley
David Mallinson
Steve John Shepherd
Gillian McCutcheon
Stuart Organ
Saul Reichlin

This Life

Series 1

Episode 10: Father Figure

Duration: 38 minutes

on BBC Two England

Drama series about five flatmates. O'Donnell could prove to be Milly's knight in shining armour, but will she risk her relationship with Egg for a romantic fantasy? Show more

The advent of the digital TV age - where the medium merges with telephone and computer systems - will give companies the ability to individually address viewers and make a huge range of goods - from insurance policies to airplane tickets - easily available. The imminent revolution has attracted the attention of big businesses such as the BBC, British Telecom and IBM, who are jockeying for position in the lucrative marketplace.

Followed by Weatherview


Edward Goldwyn
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Drori

Open University
12.30 Venus Unveiled
(Rpt) Subtitled)
1.00 Strike a Light
1.30 Wheels of Progress

Night School
2.00 Primary Science

BBC Focus
4.00 Developing Family Literacy
4.30 So You Want to Work in Social Care?
5.00 Pathways to Care
5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Hepatitis A and B

Open University
6.00 Understanding Space and Time
6.25 Problems with Ions
6.50 The Origins of State Social Work

BBC Two England

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