With Philippa Forrester. Stereo
Jeremy Paxman interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts
A Muslim and a humanist talk about going on hunger strike to protest about the Bosnian conflict.
In the World of Politics. With Labour Chief Whip Derek Foster and the recently retired Bishop of Durham,
Today: Athens. With signing and subtitles.
Special feature-length episode.
The New Lion ofSonom. When
Don Sebastian Montoya dies, Victoria and Manolito discover that their father has left the ranch to his brother.
Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.
Wild Things. Harry brings forest animals to live in the Hendersons' house. Stereo
Mild-mannered accountant Murray Bernstein invests in a toupee with alarming results. Stereo
Richard Lester 's sequel to The Three Musketeers, starring
Oliver Reed , Michael York
Musketeer D'Artagnan is joined by his three colleagues in another rollicking adventure. With Faye Dunaway ,
Raquel Welch , Richard Chamberlain , Frank Finlay , Simon Ward , Christopher Lee , Charlton Heston , Geraldine Chaplin , Roy Kinnear.
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Juliet Morris appeals on behalf of the Women Caring Trust, the charity devoted to helping children affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
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At his family home in Devon, actor Joss Ackland talks to Alan Titchmarsh about some of the dramatic moments in his life and chooses hymns that are significant for him: Trees; Be Still My Soul; Deep River;
Praise, My Soul, theKingof Heaven; The Bailero from
Songs oftheAuvergne; I Know that My Redeemer Liveth. Producer Peter Armstrong
A Word-Pictures production for BBCtv
With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles
When Jose Carreras , Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti got together in a concert to coincide with the last World Cup final, it was heralded as the musical event of the decade. Certainly the excitement it generated and the viewing figures it achieved seem to confirm this.
Now the world's greatest tenors return to singtogether once more under the baton of Zubln Mehta. This concert was performed live last night to an audience of 56,000 at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles as a musical prelude to the World Cup final.
Details of the concert programme are shrouded in secrecy but it seems likely that each tenor will sing a selection of operatic arias and the American, Italian or Spanish songs with which they are particularly associated, including works by Bernstein,
Rogers and Hammerstein, Verdi and Puccini.
They will also perform medleys of popular music which have become a trademark of their collaboration since their
1990 concert and the rumour is that they will sing Nessun
Dorma, the 1990 World Cup anthem, as an encore.
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 2
Peter Barnard met the three tenors in training
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The World Cup Final
From the original nations that entered the 15th World Cup just two remain. And today, with a
12.30pm local time kick-off, they meet in the final. There is live coverage of the match from the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, the vast stadium just seven miles from Los Angeles. Extra-time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes, and If there is still no winner the final will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
If there were doubts that the United States, without a national league of their own, should stage football's premier event they have been dispelled after a month of huge attendances, excellent organisation and, above all, superb football.
Before the tournament began
Brazil were the favourites, and in Romario they had the man to be potentially the player of the tournament. But Brazil have not been world champions since their brilliant 1970 side won the old Jules Rimet trophy for a third time and were allowed to keep it.
Since then West Germany and Argentina have been the dominant nations, with only Italy's success in 1982, breaking their monopoly. The Germans won on home soil in 1974, Argentina did the same in 1978, while the two countries have contested the last two finals - Argentina winning in 1986 and West Germany in 1990. There must be a change this year with Argentina going out at the second stage.
Coverage of the final is introduced by Desmond Lynam with Jimmy Hill , Terry Venables and Alan Hansen.
Executive producer Malcolm Kemp Editor Brian Barwick
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As coverage of the football Is live, and extra time could be played, subsequent programmes may run late.
With Michael Buerk. subtitled
Weather Bill Giles
Ignorance or Bliss
In Britain, 8,000 under 16-year-olds get pregnant every year and last year over 1,000 under 19-year-olds were diagnosed as HIV positive. But education secretary
John Patten 's new guidelines for sex education, which will come into force at the beginning of the next school term, give parents the opportunity to withdraw their children from sex education classes, including those on HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases.
Joan Bakewell asks how we can best reduce these figures - by protecting children from too much information, or by giving them the unvarnished facts.
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Science-fiction horror based on the novel by John Wyndham , starring Howard Keel
When a shower of mysterious meteorites blinds most of the world's population, an American naval officer is one of the few sighted people left. But with the meteorites comes a new inhabitant of planet earth, a deadly giant and intelligent plant called the Triffid.
Director Steve Sekely (1962)
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