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Live coverage on the opening day of the conference in Blackpool. Debates will include one on the economy, with a keynote speech by shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown. Presented by Jon Sopel, with Diana Madill.

Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Gordon Brown
Jon Sopel
Diana Madill
Alexandra Henderson

Seventies science fiction series.

A UFO crashes on the moon.
(First shown on ITV)


Tony Barwick
Alan Perry
Commander Straker:
Ed Bishop
Colonel Freeman:
George Sewell
Captain Carlin:
Peter Gordeno
Paul Foster:
Michael Billington

A roundup of the day's events from the Labour Party conference at Blackpool and a live phone-in. With Andrew Neil.

Phone: [number removed] (calls charged at local rates) Fax [number removed]; E-mail: [email address removed]
(Andrew Neil's Kind of Day: page 138)


Andrew Neil
Alexandra Henderson

Regional Variations (2)

Top Gear Motorsport

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Tiff Needell presents the motor sport magazine with items on the Argentine Rally, the British Touring Cars Championships, the World Motorcycle Trials and Renault Spiders.

Looking back on how Europe's colonial empires struggled for independence, witnesses tell of the inspiration of Gandhi in India in 1947 and the expectations of Ghana which, in 1957, gained independence.

(Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Jennifer Clayton
Executive Producer:
Peter Pagnamenta

Continuing the documentary series about ground-breaking research carried out during the first 50 years of the NHS.

In 1947, arthritis was destroying the lives of thousands of affected children. Then Dr Barbara Ansell came to the rescue. The tough yet caring approach to paediatric medicine pioneered by Dr Ansell and her team at Taplow Hospital in Berkshire helped mobilise children crippled by the disease, using techniques including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and surgery.

(Dr Mark Porter on heart disease: p 44)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Dr Barbara Ansell
Robin Brightwell
Series Producer:
Tessa Livingstone

Ankle. Eric's rubbish blows over his neighbour's path - with disastrous results. Also starring Hattie Jacques and featuring Richard Wattis.
Written by Eric Sykes ; Producer Roger Race


Hattie Jacques
Richard Wattis.
Written By:
Eric Sykes

Regional Variations (2)

Game On

Series 2

Double Hard Bastards and Girly Shirt-Lifting Tosspieces

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Sitcom about three young flat-sharing adults. Matt's friend Jason helps his agoraphobia. Mandy's suitor Marrco finds out she's not really a virgin.

Satirical comedy starring Garry Shandling
Doubt of the Benefit. Larry decides to stop appearing at charity benefits unless they're for a cause in which he truly believes. With guests including film director Rob Reiner , actors Richard Belzer and Pauly Shore.
Next episode on Wednesday at 11.15pm
For cast see Friday Stereo


Garry Shandling
Rob Reiner
Richard Belzer
Pauly Shore.

Sardonic blue-collar comedy.

Grace invites her new African-American neighbours over. But she is mortified when Thad is mistaken for a burglar by Jean and for a plumber by Jimmy - because of his colour.

Followed by Weatherview


Brett Butler
Casey Sander
Julie White
Geoff Pierson
Bailey Alford:
Penny Johnson
Ernie Hudson

Open University
12.30 Build a Better Business
1.00 LA City of the Future?

Nightschool TV
2.00 Geography: Landmarks; Primary Focus

BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000: La Salute
4.30 Find Out about BBC Focus
(Repeat) (Stereo)
4.45 Department of Health Special: Changing Childbirth
5.00 Pathways to Care
5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 67: Tuberculosis

Open University
6.00 Elements Organised - the Periodic Table
6.25 Natural Navigators
6.50 The Ocean Floor

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