7.5 Maths for Science and Technology
(Full details on BBC1 at 4.0 pm)
5.25 Games Theory
5.50 Pure Maths
Champions of the high jump, impala are often seen leaping briefly into films about other East African animals. Tonight these graceful antelopes are the stars of a film that reveals the complex structure of their social lives. Narrator HUGH FALKUS
Scientific editor PROF NIKO tinbergen Presented by CHRtSTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)
The popular Western film series
Don Sebastian pays his first visit to the High Chaparral and proves to be a very disruptive and demanding guest. Finally, his outrageous behaviour is the direct cause of an Indian uprising.
An alley cat's dream
Director JOHN pubdie
by Dennis Potter.
Starring Frank Finlay as Casanova.
The controversial six-part series has now been turned into two long episodes.
"A fascinating series" (The Times)
"A most distinguished piece of TV drama ... Potter's exploitation of TV's various narrative devices was the most inventive and skilful since John Hopkins's Talking to a Stranger" (Daily Mail)
"Frank Finlay gives a great performance" (Daily Mirror)
(Part 2: tomorrow at 9.0 pm)
Mlle de la Mare:
What's So Big About Us? Narrator John Gregson
The Pygmies are one of the oldest and most intelligent people in the world. But they were only ' discovered ' by the West at the beginning of this century when it was found that they were not, after all, half man, half monkey, and to prove it, were brought to England to grace society weddings. Dressed in sailor suits, they nearly died of heat stroke.
In the 30s and 40s documentary film-makers pursued the Pygmies to Africa, only to reinforce already popular misconceptions about them (Some of the films are shown in this programme). Today, now that anthropologists know more about the Pygmies than ever before, they are on the verge of extinction - forced into ' civilisation' no longer by the white man, but the black.
A rare opportunity to see a full-length programme about the world's most extraordinary people.
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producer FRANCIS Gladstone
Presented by Peter Dorling Weather;