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Presented by Louise Minchin and Chris Eakin.
Including news headlines every 15 minutes; 7.16, 7.35, 8.16 sport, plus Olympic updates live from Sydney:
7.23,7.46,8.23 business news;
7.24, 7.55, 8.25 weather, regional news and travel.
Directors Anthony Brown , Simon Buglione , ! Ted Nixon and Tim Oakley ( Editor Simon Waldman (S)

Contributors

Presented By:
Louise Minchin
Presented By:
Chris Eakin.
Directors:
Anthony Brown
Directors:
Simon Buglione
Directors:
Ted Nixon
Directors:
Tim Oakley
Editor:
Simon Waldman

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Contrary Mary (S) 1984496 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) The Dancing Hen (S) 9520477 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Full Stops (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Weather: Wind (S)

Sian Williams is joined by senior Labour politicians for live coverage from Brighton of the morning session from the Labour Party conference. With Guto Harri. Further coverage at 2pm.
Series editor Jon Williams (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sian Williams
Unknown:
Guto Harri.
Editor:
Jon Williams

John Inverdale and Clare Balding introduce further coverage from Sydney, Australia.
NOTE: events may alter timings.
4.00 Tennis A roundup of the day's tennis action. The women's singles and men's doubles tournaments have reached the semi-final stage, and the men's singles and the women's doubles the quarter-finals.
Commentary is by John Barrett , David Mercer and John Lloyd.
4.25 Table Tennis Action from the men's final. Dougie Donnelly and Donald Parker commentate.
4.45Basketball Today's basketball events include
America v France, Italy v China and host team Australia v Spain. Commentary by Bob Ballard.
(S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/olympics

Contributors

Unknown:
John Inverdale
Unknown:
John Barrett
Unknown:
David Mercer
Unknown:
John Lloyd.
Unknown:
Dougie Donnelly
Unknown:
Donald Parker
Commentary By:
Bob Ballard.

Regional Variations (2)

The Good Life

Series 1

Backs to the Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. Tom and Barbara receive help from an unexpected quarter when harvest time comes around and Tom sprains his back.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Writer:
Bob Larbey

Jeremy Paxman hosts as University College London and New College, Oxford, compete for a place in the second round.
(Another edition can be seen tomorrow at 8pm)
(S) (W)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Director:
Tracey Rooney
Producer:
Peter Gwyn

Delia Smith continues her back-to-basics cookery guide
I with a lesson on how to prepare perfect vegetables. j Director Philip Bonham Carter ; Executive producer David Willcock (R) (S)
BBC BOOK: Delia's 's How to Cook - Book Two available from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Delia Smith
Director:
Philip Bonham Carter
Producer:
David Willcock

Regional Variations (2)

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3

Self-Fulfilment

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Available for 6 months

Louis Theroux explores weirder fringes of society, arriving in Las Vegas on the trail of personal motivators who claim to be able to use hypnosis to help people's relationships with the opposite sex.

Victor Lewis-Smith continues his irreverent look at archive television and cinema commercials. Tonight his subject is holidays abroad.
Contains some strong language. (S) 477632

Contributors

Writer:
Victor Lewis-Smith
Director:
Anton Pillar
Producer:
Anton Pillar

Comedy starring Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus.
Tom decides to set up his own drama school when he can't get any acting work. But who will be his first pupil? Linda has an idea when her sister Sugar turns up boasting about her West End theatre debut.

(R) (S)

Contributors

Writer:
Jonathan Harvey
Director:
Liddy Oldroyd
Producer:
Sue Vertue
Linda:
Kathy Burke
Tom:
James Dreyfus

Eighth in a ten-part drama set in Glasgow's high-octane club scene. Stella helps Lex to overcome her problems, and Sandra tells Ryan of her astonishing discovery about Jack. Contains strong language.
Written by Ed McCardie ; Producer Robbie Allen ; Director Davie McKay
Repeated on Friday at 12.50am (S) (W)

Contributors

Written By:
Ed McCardie
Producer:
Robbie Allen
Director:
Davie McKay
Sandra:
Mandy Matthews
Jack Paul:
Thomas Hickey
Ryan:
David Paisley
Lewis:
Stevie Allen
Brady:
Steven Duffy
Coutts:
Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Teresa:
Dawn Steele
Lex:
Kate Dickie
Stella:
Jim Twaddale
Michael:
Seamus Gubbins
Jacqueline:
Barbara Rafferty
Marie:
Patricia Ross
Ian:
Daniel Jackson
Robin:
Chris McQuarry
Connor Doyle:
Andrew Flannagan
Darren Hope:
Frank Gallagher
May Mullen:
Kate Donnelly
Pauline Mullen:
Erin McCardie
Frank:
Laurie Ventry

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Changes in Rural Society: Piedmont and Sicily (S) 677941.30 Nature Display'd (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Science in Action (S)
Languages 4.00 France Inside Out; Talk French (parts 3-4) Working in the Community 5.00 Managing People Ends6am.27133

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