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Steve Rider, Sue Barker and Sharron Davies introduce live swimming action from Sydney. NOTE: events may alter the following timings.
Including at 9.00 men's 200m breaststroke final; 9.45 women's 200m butterfly final;
9.55 men's 100m freestyle final, where Australian superstar Ian Thorpe will be going for gold. Commentary by Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse.
Plus cycling action from the Velodrome with the men's and women's sprint finals.
(S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue Barker
Unknown:
Sharron Davies
Unknown:
Ian Thorpe
Commentary By:
Andy Jameson
Commentary By:
Adrian Moorhouse.

For the first of today's visits to the Liberal Democrats' conference in Bournemouth, Sian Williams is joined by foreign affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell. The live debates from the conference floor will cover education and pensions. Further coverage at
2pm. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sian Williams
Unknown:
Menzies Campbell.

Susan Kramer , the Liberal Democrats' candidate for
London mayor, joins Sian Williams for the second of today's visits to the party conference in Bournemouth. This afternoon's key debates will be on transport policy and organic farming. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Susan Kramer
Unknown:
Sian Williams

Presented by John Inverdale and Steve Cram.
4.00 Basketball The women's event sees Olympic champions USA take on Russia, who they beat in the world championship final two years ago. With commentary by Jon Champion.
4.30 Tennis Highlights from the court at Sydney Olympic Park, with commentary by John Barrett and John Lloyd.
5.00 Football Garth Crooks presents the best of today's action, including highlights of Brazil v Japan.
(S)

Contributors

Presented By:
John Inverdale
Presented By:
Steve Cram.
Commentary By:
Jon Champion.
Commentary By:
John Barrett
Commentary By:
John Lloyd.
Unknown:
Garth Crooks

Another round of the elimination quiz show in which nine contestants face quick-fire, general knowledge questions to win a top prize of £10,000.
Presented by Anne Robinson.
(S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By:
Anne Robinson.
on BBC Two England

Queen, Michael Jackson , Abba, Rod Stewart , Blondie, the Osmonds, T Rex , Boney M , the Sex Pistols, Bay City Rollers
, the Three Degrees and Village People are among the stars of a seventies special. Hosted by Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC2

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Jackson
Unknown:
Rod Stewart
Unknown:
T Rex
Unknown:
Boney M
Unknown:
Bay City Rollers
Unknown:
Steve Wright.
Producer:
Mark Hagen

Regional Variations (2)

Stressed Eric

Series 2

Episode 4: Tent

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Eric falls for the mother of his daughter's best friend Julie. When the allergy-prone pals camp in the back garden, Eric is called upon to nurse Julie through the night.

Ainsley Harriott makes maximum flavour in minimum time. This week, perfect sushi and tempura, peanut pan-fried udon noodles and a Thai-style yellow pork curry, inspired by the cuisine of Japan and the Far East. Top chef Clive Fretwell offers a lesson in the art of sushi making, and there's a guide to the diversity of noodles. See Choice.
Director Stuart Bateup ; Series producer Sara Kozak (S) (W) BBC BOOK: AinsleyHarriott's Gourmet Express, £16.99. from retailers
AinsleyHarriott's tempura prawn and vegetable treat - Food: p39

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Fretwell
Director:
Stuart Bateup
Producer:
Sara Kozak

Where the Heart Is actress Pam Ferris samples some of Oz Clarke's favourite wines and superchef Anton Mosimann is challenged to produce a family meal at 1985 prices. Antony Worrall Thompson , meanwhile, rustles up liver and bacon, and Emma Crowhurst heads for the Cotswolds to help a reluctant cook cater for a special evening in the village hall. Executive producer Tim Hincks ; Series producer Gloria Wood (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink

Contributors

Unknown:
Pam Ferris
Unknown:
Anton Mosimann
Unknown:
Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown:
Emma Crowhurst
Producer:
Tim Hincks

Sperm Wars. Death doesn't mean you can't be a father-if you're in America. Pamela Reno's son is dead, but her dream of being a grandmother lives on. Gaby Vernoff has an 18-month-old daughter by a husband who died four years ago. This documentary examines their motives and the ethics of "posthumous procreation". See Choice.
Director Min Clough ; Executive producer Lynn Alleway (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Gaby Vernoff
Director:
Min Clough
Producer:
Lynn Alleway

United by a love of ska music and skinhead style, seven mates from London's Camden became the eighties' most distinctively English pop band. Led by Suggs, members of Madness reflect on their brushes with the National Front, the hits and splits, and their earth-rumbling reunion concert. Executive producer Mark Cooper ; Series producer Mike Connolly
(S) (W) BBC MUSIC: Young Guns Go for It. a double CD and cassette of eighties hits. featuring Spandau Ballet, Madness and more, is available from retailers

Contributors

Producer:
Mark Cooper
Producer:
Mike Connolly

Analysis of the day's major news, with Jeremy Paxman.
Including at 11.00 News headlines. (S) Followed by Party Conference Broadcast By the Liberal Democrats. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Paxman.

Floppy but Not Too Floppy. Ian is struggling with the task of taking the annual picture at Lisa's school. Then Astley offers him L20,000 to divorce Lisa and leave the village.
Written by Simon Nye : Director John Henderson ; Producer Margot Gavan Duffy Further cast and next episode tomorrow at 11.20pm (R) (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Written By:
Simon Nye
Director:
John Henderson
Producer:
Margot Gavan Duffy
Ian Lyons:
Dylan Moran
Lisa Lyons:
Charlotte Coleman
Astley Yardley:
Frank Finlay
Helen Yardley:
Emma Chambers
Norriswood:
Clive Merrison
Derek Few:
Mark Heap

Hazel Irvine and Roger Black present live equestrian action with the cross-country round of the three-day event. Good performances by European champion Pippa Funnell and Seoul silver medallist Ian Stark will keep them on course forthe final day. Ends 5.00am.

Contributors

Unknown:
Hazel Irvine
Unknown:
Roger Black
Unknown:
Pippa Funnell
Unknown:
Ian Stark

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