American series continuing the Daily Detective season, with Kate Jackson ,
Farrah Fawcett-Majors , Jaclyn Smith. The Big Tap Out. Sabrina, Jill and Kelly try to trap a compulsive gambler who has turned to burglary. Rpt Stereo
Della has some news for her mother, and Ricky's time keeping lets him down.
This week's episodes written by Richard Zajdlic and Tony Etchells
Series producer Barbara Emile Director Jeremy Woolf
(Omnibus edition is next Sunday)
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It's a normal day at the green customs channel at Heathrow airport. A random check on a jumpy passenger carrying a camcorder case reveals a deadly cargo.... six live rattlesnakes.
Producer Will Aslett , who made this film about the animal quarantine stations near Heathrow's Terminal 4, witnessed the incident - and several more like it. Finches from Senegal, stuffed 150 to a cage the size of a briefcase, and a suspiciously cold bag packed with the thawing carcasses of a hunter's booty, from armadillos to silver foxes, bound for an Italian taxidermist. Last year alone, 12,853 animals, mostly endangered species, were seized.
All the animals that arrive at
Heathrow, whether smuggled or legally imported, have to go through the quarantine station, Europe's first line of defence against disease. But it's an uphill struggle: five new diseases have entered the UK in the past 18 months and the relaxing of European laws on quarantine is makingtheir work even harder. Director Madeleine Hall
Series producer Tim Haines A Touch production for BBCtv
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In the first of a double bill featuring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders , the pair pay homage to The Silence of the Lambs and preview a new blockbusting mini-series.
Director Bob Spiers ; Producer Jon Plowman
A film starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
When a space probe crash lands on the remote planet of Zeta 5, its ruler summons his elite Space Rats division. If their planet is to be saved they must travel to earth to breed with its most brilliant inhabitants.
Directors Keith Allen and Peter Richardson
Producer Lolli Kimpton
A Comic Strip production for BBCtv
The"first 100 years" theme continues with this re-creation of a Wagner night, a regular feature ofthe Proms' early years. It's given by the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales under their principal conductor Tadaaki Otaka.
Highlights of the concert given last night open with the stirring Tannhauser overture, the most performed work in the history of the Proms, and the Venusberg Music from the same opera. One of Wagner's Wesendonck Songs follows, in which the soloist is Anne Evans , and the concert reaches its climax with two excerpts from
Gotterdammerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music and Brunnhilde's
"Singing at the Promsis always a wonderful occasion," says the Welsh soprano, "but bringing back the Wagner night is particularly exciting- a great and much loved tradition. After singing Brunnhilde for four years at Bayreuth it will be fun to bring her to London as a prelude to next year's Ring at Covent
Garden. It's simply the most marvellous scene to sing - like takingoff and sitting on a cloud." Introduced by James Naughtie. Director Bob Coles
SEE THIS WEEK page 13
Family drama starring George C Scott
A retired judge is confronted with a moral dilemma when his young wife and daughter both become pregnant.
With Melissa Gilbert , Merwan Mehta and Steven Flynn. Director David Lowell Rich (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41
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