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BBC One London

Aristocrats

Third of a six-part drama, set in the 18th century. Starring Jodhi May
Geraldine Somerville
Caroline insists that her youngest sister Sarah come to
London to be launched in society. See today's choices.
Written by Harriet O'Carroll ; Producers Christopher Hall and David Snodin Director David Caffrey
Digital widescreen ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: for an accompanying publication on the background to the series, send a cheque for £5. 99, payable to BBC Education Production, to: [address removed]. Soundtrack available on CD from retailers.
♦Katherine Wogan : People, pl4
BBC Two England

Country House

There's alarm at Woburn Abbey as a cache of Second World War bombs is uncovered on the new golf course.
Lord Howland, meanwhile, agrees to meet the ravers who have been holding illegal parties on the estate. See Choice. Producer Paul Sommers ; Director Nigel Farrell (S) (W)
BBC One London

Love in a Cold Climate

First of a two-part dramatisation of Nancy Mitford 's comic novels The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, starring Alan Bates , Celia Imrie , Sheila Gish , Anthony Andrews and John Wood. In the thirties, Fanny, Linda and Polly wait impatiently for life to become interesting. See Choice.
Dramatised by Deborah Moggach
Producer Kate Harwood ; Director Tom Hooper (S) (W) A portrait of Nancy Mitford can be seen in Omnibus on Wednesday at 10.35pm A touch of upper class: page 20
BBC Radio 4 FM

Back to Front

The return of the series which reflects on great sporting events that were propelled from the back pages of the newspapers to the front.
1: Torvill and Dean. On Valentine's Day 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won Olympic gold when they danced across the ice to Ravel's Bolero. Their perfect scores overshadowed all other news, including the leak at Sellafield, cruise missiles and the prologue to the year-long miners' strike.
Simon Barnes , chief sports correspondent of The Times, remembers those four magical minutes with Jayne Torvill , coach Betty Calloway and Lord Steel. Producer Laurence Grissell
BBC Two England

Marlon and Geoff

A series of comic monologues starring Rob Brydon.
The Wife. While chauffeuring, Keith falls in love with his employer, lonely heiress Mrs Trepaulin.
(Mitten by Hugo Blick and Rob Brydon ; Producer/Director Hugo Hick BBC PRODUCTS: Marion and Geoff series one - DVD £19.99. video £12.99. Released on 17 February, both can be pre-ordered from www.bbcshop.com
BBC One London

Should I Worry About .. ?

New series 1/8. Mobile Phones. Forty per cent of people believe that mobile-phone masts are a health hazard. Some even claim that mobiles can "cook" the brain - but is there any hard scientific evidence to support such lurid rumours? In the first of his light-hearted investigations into headline-grabbing scare stories, Richard Hammond meets scientists in the know, gathers advice on safe mobile usage - and confronts industry insiders dodging the tough questions.
Producer Jacqui Farnham ; Series producer Kate Beetham Alison Graham on alarmist TV: page 57
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Planet Pirates

The United Nations Outer Space Treaty of 1967, two years before the moon landing, forbids individual countries from claiming rights to celestial bodies. But the committee that drafted the agreement forgot to include private individuals or firms. Now celestial property speculation is big business, with a million people holding deeds to extraterrestrial acres. Clive Anderson meets the entrepreneurs who have the solar system up for sale.

Adam Hart-Davis on astronomical property prices: p32
BBC One London

Hollywood Greats: Jane Fonda

3/4. From the sexy sci-fi of Barbarella to the political themes explored in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Fonda reflects on her work. In the company of host Jonathan Ross , she also discusses her campaigns against the Vietnam War and the problems of being Henry Fonda 's daughter. With Sydney Pollack , Dennis Hopper , Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin.
Director Jack Cocker ; Producer Pauline Law Fonda stars in Barefoot in the Park tomorrow at 1pm on BBC2 Film Highlights: page 45
Followed by National Lottery Update
BBC One London

EastEnders

Steven takes drastic action to protect his secret and Clare's past catches up with her.
Cast on Monday/Thursday
Repeated at 10pm on BBC3
Followed by News Update
BBC Two England

WWII: Behind Closed Doors

5/6. The drama-documentary series focuses on the Red Army's progress through eastern Europe in 1944, as well as uncovering the power struggles and political intrigue going on behind the scenes during the most famous Allied conference of the conflict, held at Yalta in the Crimea. Writer/Producer Laurence Rees
Directors Laurence Rees and Andrew Williams
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
RT DIRECT: hardback book available for just £14.99 (usually £20) plus free p&p. Call [number removed] (calls charged at standard rate) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD283 at the checkout
BBC Two England

Louis Theroux - The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where the level of crystal-meth addiction is one of the highest in the country. In Fresno, Louis finds a community being torn apart by this cheap and highly addictive drug, witnessing the reality - and madness - of meth abuse and meth-induced confusion. He also sees its impact through the eyes of the local police and meets Diane and Karl, a couple who have sustained their marriage despite a 25-year addiction and losing custody of their five children.
Later, he visits a residential centre run by ex-addicts offering a six-month rehab programme, which often deals with a truly shocking phenomenon: methaddicted families with babies born already hooked. Director Geoffrey O'Connor ; Executive producer Nick Mirsky
Repeated on Thursday at 11.20pm RT DIRECT: to pre-order Louis Theroux - Law & Disorder DVD (released 14 Sep) for just £13.50 (RRP £19.56) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout
Meth valley: p26; The Alison Graham column: p47
BBC Two England

Athletics World Championships

This evening's live coverage of day six from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin could well include one of the highlights of the whole championships with great rivals Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay of the United States likely to go head to head in the final of the 200m at 7.35. Bolt broke Michael Johnson's long-standing world record on his way to gold at last year's Olympics in Beijing and it might only be a similarly blistering performance that can stop current champion Gay from holding on to his title.
The medals in three other events will also be decided, with Cuba's Olympic champion Dayron Robles going for gold in the 110m hurdles at 7.55, and the women's high jump and 400m hurdles also reaching their climax, at 6.10 and 7.15 respectively.
The men's decathlon gets closer to its climax, with title holder Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic the favourite, in the light of Olympic champion Bryan Clay's withdrawal due to injury. With Hazel Irvine. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press red to see live coverage of the world championships from Berlin, 7.45-9.00pm: followed by roiling highlights (not Freeview)
BBC Four

The Art of Russia: 3/3: Smashing the Mould

Andrew Graham-Dixon's history concludes with the impact of communism on Russian art - from the revolutionary art of constructivists like Rodchenko through Stalinist purges in the 1930s to the contemporary art scene, fuelled by the money and power of post-communist Russia. (S) (AD)
See panel
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see p143)
Light Programme

LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' Pansy,' which will be broadcast tomorrow, is a story from Jamaica, sent by Julia Goodey. In Jamaica they do things differently from us. For instance, they carry their shopping on their heads-and without holding on! Even young children can do it, and the story of ' Pansy ' tells how one little girl learned the art. We think the under-fives will enjoy the idea. Referring to the children's names in her story, Julia Goodey wrote ' These peculiar names are ordinary here,' but she suggested others for us to use if we felt them too unusual. So we chose some of these, for we did not expect to find many Raphaels, Luthers, and Icildas among our listeners. This is a matter of some importance when broadcasting to the under-fives, as many mothers will agree who have seen the delighted astonishment of a child, when his name comes unexpectedly through the loudspeaker. 'This is a story about me I 'and the satisfaction goes very deep, for a small child's world centres around himself. The . names we have substituted are Edward,- Louise, and Rupert, and we are sure some of those will be listening.
Elizabeth A. Taylor
BBC Television

Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Special edition for the grower introduced by Richard Martyr.

Brussels Sprouts: John Mackaness, grower and wholesaler, illustrates his methods of growing and marketing and George Finch, of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, describes some of the work now in progress in improving varieties.

Early Lettuce and Cauliflower: A. Frost, farm manager, Pershore Institute of Horticulture, shows some alternative methods of production.

Apples and Pears: L. F. Clift visits S. H. M. Broomfield on his 20-acre fruit holding on the banks of the Severn at Holt. near Worcester.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio
Network Three

Billy's Last Stand

by Barry Hines
'Let's get this straight once and for all. I'm holding this shovel, they've employed me to do the job and they're paying me when it's done. I've got a job and you haven't. I'm working and you're watching; and now you're offering me a partnership in my own job.'
With Arthur Lowe as Billy and Ronald Baddiley as Darkly
BBC One London

The Stranger: Part 1

A sequel to the Australian film series shown last year.

Adam and Varossa are on Earth to arrange for the peaceful landing ot the people of another planet, Soshuniss, but the story leaks out to the Press and there is great confusion at the United Nations in New York and Australia.
Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission
BBC Home Service Basic

WILDLIFE REVIEW

Conservation
A special edition from Amsterdam
Introduced by BRUCE CAMPBELL
The World Wildlife Fund is holding a congress in Amsterdam called Nature and Man. This programme takes the opportunity of examining the success—and, perhaps. the failures-of conservation.
Among those taking part:
H.R.H PRINCE BERNHARD OF THE NETHERLANDS President of the World Wildlife Fund
PETER SCOTT
KENNETH ALLSOP
.JOHN HILLABY
Recorded with the help of Netherlands Radio Union
Produced by John Sparks
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Vidal Sassoon
2.0-2.2 News
About the House: more points from Parliament
Reading your letters.
Drive-in: GILL PREECE with news and views on motoring topics. JAMES MANUS reads
Holding On by MERVYN JONES (7)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

from 2
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Other People's Faces: as seen by a make-up expert. (Your chance to question two experts: Tuesday Call, 9.5 am)
A life of extraordinary quality: SYBILLE BEDFORD on volume one of her biography of Aldous Huxley.
Riding the Course: how are women jockeys faring after two years' racing?
JAMES MCMANUS reads
Holding On by MERVYN JONES (10) Deputy editor TERESA MCGONAGLE Editor WYN KNOWLES






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