For seven years British archaeologist Howard Carter excavated in the Valley of the Kings, convinced it had secrets to yield. On 26 November 1922, it did: the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb. Plus how French academic Jean Francois Champollion cracked the code of the Rosetta Stone in 1822.
Italian film-maker Alessandro Rossetto follows his mother Flavia, a hairdresser for 40 years, whose salon in Padua is a focal point for local gossip. Many of Flavia's clients have grown old with the business, and now it's time for her to retire. What will she do next? A series of programmes on the Italian Mafia begins on Wednesday at 9pm
This gentie observational comedy drama won Otar losseliani the best director prize at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival. Bored with his humdrum life, French factory worker Vincent sets off to visit an old pal in Venice. Jacques
Bidou and Arrigo Mozzo star. In French, Italian and Romanian with English subtitles. Review page 87.
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