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A series celebrating the achievements and talents of young people. Today's remarkable children include a girl who saved the life of her sister, a 13-year-old car dealer and Britain's youngest football referee. Presented by Diane-Louise Jordan and Toby Anstis. (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Diane-Louise Jordan
Toby Anstis

Regional Variations (2)

Blue Peter

Blue Peter in South Africa

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

First transmitted in 1996, the Blue Peter presenters explore the different sides of South Africa five years after the end of apartheid. Show more

Further coverage of the tennis championships as the 16 surviving men and women continue to compete for places in the singles quarterfinals. At this point last year, Britain's only remaining men's player Greg Rusedski was beaten by the current champion Pete Sampras. Will Rusedski make the quarterfinals this year? Or will Tim Henman have the weight of British expectation on his shoulders?
Introduced by Sue Barker.


Sue Barker

Wildlife programmes from around the world.

Throughout the winter the Arctic is locked in ice, but during the brief summer the temperature rises slightly and the area explodes into action, with animals racing to capitalise on the sudden feast of food that results.

This film, made by first-time wildlife film-makers Shane and Libby Moore, follows the summertime activity on land and underwater in Glacier Bay National Park in south-east Alaska, home to brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales, sea lions and wading birds.

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Shane Moore
Libby Moore
Lawrence Breen
Series producer:
Paul Appleby

The fourth of six programmes that relive great sporting rivalries.

Sport collided with politics in 1974 in one of the greatest rugby clashes ever seen - the British Lions playing the Springboks in a tour of South Africa, a country then gripped by apartheid. The Lion's tour was opposed in Britain by politicians and activists.

Here, team members, including Willie John McBride, Gareth Edwards and JJ Williams, explain why they risked their reputations, and even their jobs, to breach an international embargo and take on the Springboks, a team unbeaten in 18 international matches.

Other contributors include: Steve Tshwete, at the time imprisoned on Robben Island and now South Africa's Sports Minister, and former Observer editor Donald Trelford, whose paper led a protest against the tour. Home cine footage recalls the team's progress.


Willie John McBride
Gareth Edwards
JJ Williams
Steve Tshwete
Donald Trelford
Danny Fenton

Continuing the repeat episodes from the first series.

After shoot-out, an FBI agent and a wanted criminal are taken to hospital, both critically injured. Only one seems to survive.

(Gillian Anderson presents BBC1's Future Fantastic on Friday at 7.30pm)
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Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Fox Mulder:
David Duchovny
Dana Scully:
Gillian Anderson
Agent Willis:
Christopher Allport
Lula Velasquez:
Cec Verrell
Agent Bruskin:
Jackson Davies
Jason Schombing
Callum Keith Rennie
Professor Varnes:
Jay Brazeau
Peter Kelamis

In this documentary portrait, Booker Prize-winner Bernice Rubens, whose hometown is Cardiff, retraces her life and explains how her experiences have affected her writing. Many of her 19 books - the latest is yesterday in the Back Lane - are set in Wales, but her Jewish-Russian background has, she says, had a profound influence.

Followed by Weatherview


Bernice Rubens
Rachel Hermer
Richard Trayler-Smith

Open University
12.30 The Golden Thread
1.00 Everyman

Summer Nights
2.00 Discovering Art Collections: 1: Sister Wendy's Odyssey and the Great Picture Trail

BBC Focus
4.00 Department of Health Special: History of Vaccination in Britain
4.30 Department of Health Special: Purely and Simply Water
5.00 Pathways to Care
5.30 RCN Nursing Update

Open University
6.00 A Matter of Geometry
6.25 Social Work in the Inner City
6.50 Interpreting Sediments


Presenter (Sister Wendy's Odyssey):
Sister Wendy Beckett

BBC Two England

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