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Presented by Jeremy Bowen. Including 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 news from Asad Ahmad ; 6.15, 6.45,
7.50 business news; 6.25, 6.53, 7-15, 7.53, 8.15, 8.55 weather from Helen Willetts 6.27,6.55,
7.28, 7.55, 8.28, 8.55 regional news, travel; 6.35,7.35,8.35 sport. (S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By:
Jeremy Bowen.
Unknown:
Asad Ahmad
Unknown:
Helen Willetts

Regional Variations (2)

The Trials of Life

Episode 11: Courting

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

David Attenborough examines courtship rituals and the many techniques employed to attract a mate in the animal kingdom. Show more

Crossing the Line. The team reach Ethiopia, where the political situation is unstable. The armed remnants offallen dictator Mengistu's forces are still at large and Palin's route lies directly through perilous bandit country. Only at the border with Kenya will the anxiety lessen. (R) (si

First in a two-part documentary examining the life of American general Douglas MacArthur. Destiny. Drawing on archival footage and first-person interviews, this film biography tells the story of a true US icon who became America's most decorated officer during the First World War, but who was also considered arrogant and dangerous. This instalment goes up to 1937, the year he was sent to the Philippines and seemed to be the only person picking up on Japanese ambitions in the area. Concludes tomorrow 11.10am. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
General Douglas MacArthur.

Romantic comedy. When a New York beautician is mistakenly employed to teach the children of a handsome east European dictator, she soon finds out why he is hated. Widescreen. Review page 64.
Director Ken Kwapis (1997. PG)
(S) (W)

Contributors

Director:
Ken Kwapis
Joy Miller:
Fran Drescher
Boris Pochenko:
Timothy Dalton
Grushinsky:
Ian McNeice
Kleist:
Patrick Malahide

Romantic comedy. Housewife Beverly Boyer becomes an overnight TV sensation, much to the disgust of her husband, when she stars in a live soap commercial. Review page 64.
Director Norman Jewison (1963. U)
(S) Doris Day stars in The Ballad ofJosie, showing tomorrow at 2.50pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Beverly Boyer
Director:
Norman Jewison
Beverly Boyer:
Doris Day
Dr Gerald Boyer:
James Garner
Mrs Fraleigh:
Arlene Francis
Gardiner Fraleigh:
Edward Andrews
Old Tom Fraleigh:
Reginald Owen

When the Bough Breaks. The Enterprise accidentally discovers the planet Aldea, which has hidden itself behind a sophisticated cloaking device. But the discovery is to spell danger for every child on board the ship.
(R) (S)

Contributors

Jean-Luc Picard:
Patrick Stewart
Riker:
Jonathan Frakes
Geordi La Forge:
Levar Burton
Tasha Yar:
Denise Crosby
Beverly Crusher:
Gates McFadden
Deanna Troi:
Marina Sirtis
Data:
Brent Spiner
Wesley Crusher:
Wil Wheaton

Regional Variations (2)

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 2: Say Little Hen...?

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Sitcom following a couple attempts at self-sufficiency in Surbiton. The Goods introduce livestock into Surbiton to the apprehension of their neighbours.

Patricia Routledge has become one of Britain's most popular actresses. Best known for her role as the snooty Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, she is also highly regarded as a dramatic actress, in particular for her part as a down-to-earth woman in Talking Heads. Contributions from, among others, Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn. Producer Gabrielle Osrin ; Editor Ben Frow
Postponed from 29 November (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Routledge
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Michael Frayn.
Producer:
Gabrielle Osrin
Editor:
Ben Frow

Regional Variations (2)

What Not To Wear

Series 1

Episode 5: Geneve

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine meet their match in hairdresser Geneve Vasiljevic, who defies all attempts to cover up her biggest assets. The result is an extraordinary transformation. Show more

Romantic fantasy. Media tycoon William Parrish has lived a rich life in every sense but fears his days are numbered. He's offered a temporary reprieve when Death takes over the body of an attractive young man and decides to spend quality time on Earth. The stranger is drawn to Parrish's daughter, but she's puzzled by his failure to recognise her from an earlier meeting. Widescreen. Review page 64.
Director Martin Brest (1998.12) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
William Parrish
Director:
Martin Brest
Joe Black/Young man in coffee shop:
Brad Pitt
William Parrish:
Anthony Hopkins
Susan Parrish:
Claire Forlani
Drew:
Jake Weber
Allison Marcia:
Gay Harden
Quince:
Jeffrey Tambor
Eddie Sloane:
David S Howard
Lillian:
Marylouise Burke
Jennifer:
Diane Kagan
Helen:
June Squibb
Florist:
Suzanne Hevner

Lynda Carter, who shot to fame as Wonder Woman, hosts tonight's slice of seventies nostalgia. The US actress wasn't the only one portraying a comic-strip character that year, as The Incredible Hulk also hits British screens. The movie and music worlds were both dominated by Grease, while the year's top toys and games were the electronic Simon, arcade Space Invaders and Top Trump cards.
Director Steven Franklin (R) (S) (W) / Love 1979 is showing tomorrow at 11.20pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynda Carter
Director:
Steven Franklin

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