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More than a third of babies in the UK are born to unmarried mothers. Esther Rantzen meets women whose babies were adopted and people who discovered their true identity only in adult life. Repeat.

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Presenter:
Esther Rantzen

US science-fiction drama series.
Electric Twister Acid Test. In a barren world plagued by tornados, the sliders take shelter in an idyllic valley. But the peaceful surroundings conceal a brutal reality. Subtitled ...............

The history behind the week's headlines, with Mark Urban.
With summer school exams approaching, Daily Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson and history teacher Andrea Smith sit papers from old 0-level and new GCSE exams. How will they fare, and do they believe education standards have fallen?
As Japan's Emperor Akihito visits Britain, a look at why the Japanese find it so difficult to apologise for their conduct in the Second World War. Plus the man who would now be king if history had taken a different turn. Editors Archie Baron. Neil Cameron. ...

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Presenter:
Mark Urban Guest: Boris Johnson
Guest:
Andrea Smith
Editor:
Archie Baron
Editor:
Neil Cameron

The series that unearths the secrets of ordinary homes. This week's episode investigates a lovingly restored farmhouse north of Abergavenny. Presented by Juliet Morris , with regular experts Judith Miller and Mac Dowdy. See today's choices. Director Franny Moyle ; Series editor
Basil Comely

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Presented By:
Juliet Morris
Unknown:
Judith Miller
Director:
Franny Moyle

On the interior-design magazine show this week, two balconies are transformed, one with help from a mini lawn and another through the use of glass and mirrors. Designer Kevin Allen reports on why long-discarded items from the seventies, such as lava lamps and swivel chairs, are now becoming collectors' items, while Stewart Walton builds a "Peter Pan" tree house forthe Lewseyfamily in Norfolk. Presented by Tessa Shaw , with expert Kevin McCloud.
Senes producer Franny Moyle BBC MAGAZINE: BBCGoodHomes, pnceL2

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Designer:
Kevin Allen
Unknown:
Stewart Walton
Presented By:
Tessa Shaw
Unknown:
Kevin McCloud.
Producer:
Franny Moyle

Second in a three-part series in which John Simpson examines the history of the Red Cross.
After the Second World War, the International Committee of the Red Cross won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts on behalf of prisoners of war. But behind its impeccable image there was a dark secret - its failure to tell the world about the horrors perpetrated on the Jews during the Holocaust.

Contributors

Presenter:
John Simpson
Producer:
Jane Diblin
Series Producer:
Beth Holgate

Drama, continuing the showcase series for new directors.
The Rope Trick
The enigmatic Anto returns to Dublin for a wake and recalls a game he played as a child.
Written by Hugh Costello ; Producer Sarah Lawson ; Director Tim Mercier
Followed by Video Nation Shorts John Agard with more of his performance-poetry.

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Written By:
Hugh Costello
Producer:
Sarah Lawson
Director:
Tim Mercier
Unknown:
John Agard
Anto:
Pheum Drew
Taxi driver:
Terry Byrne
Anto'sfriend:
Michael Glenn Murphy

Satire in a celebrity-strewn street.
Written by Phil Cornwell , Peter Richardson and John Sessions ; Director
Peter Richardson ; Producer Ben Swaffer
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Contributors

Written By:
Phil Cornwell
Written By:
Peter Richardson
Written By:
John Sessions
Director:
Peter Richardson
Producer:
Ben Swaffer

Note: repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Design for an Alien World 11577 1.00 Magnetic Reids in Space Subtitled 92157 1.30 Seeingwith Electrons SCHOOLS
2.00 Special Needs LANGUAGES
4.00 The New Get by in German-travel and survival.
BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 Computers Don't Bite Bus/ness, 4
OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Biological Barriers
6.10 Building in Cells
6.35-7.00am A Tale of Two Cells– human colour vision.

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