7.5 Just an Accident?
7.30 The Housing Question
5.25 Partial Differential Equations
5.50 Simulation Models
6.15 Class and 1848
6.40 Industrialisation and Culture
Ten programmes about science in and around the house, with some experiments you can try yourself. 1: Why doesn't it fall down?
SYD URRY explains how science has brought new understanding and new techniques to building a house.
Director CHRISTOPHER SERLI Producer MICHAEL GARROD
Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler with Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Angela Rippon
Seven award-winning films in which David Attenborough relates masterpieces of the world's tribal art to the people and-places that produced them.
4: Kingdoms of Bronze
Four hundred years ago the Kingdom of the Oba of Benin was one of the most powerful and splendid in West Africa. Surrounded by hereditary chiefs, jesters, palace dwarves and a huge standing army, the Obas commissioned bronze statues and plaques from their palace artists. Since their rediscovery by the West these bronzes have become the most sought-after creations of the tribal world.
Today Benin City is a bustling Nigerian town, but the Oba's palace still echoes with the sung praises of the divine King; master crafts-men of the society of bronze-casters still produce bronzes in the manner of their ancestors. Tonight's film looks at the technique of those artists set against the finest bronzes of the past.
Film cameraman RAY MENMAN Film editor DICK ALLEN
Producer DAVID COLLISON
Book (same title), 17.04, to be published tomorrow
The Love of a Good Woman by WILLIAM TREVOR starring with and Isabella and Henry were childhood sweethearts. Their romantic story is known to all the customers of the Eagle's Rest where Henry is landlord. Then Isabella dreams of the arrival of a vulgar woman named Emily ... a dream that comes true.
Film cameraman FRED HAMILTON Studio lighting DENNIS CHANNON Designer SALLY hulke Producer IRENE shubik Director GRAHAM EVANS
Peter Shaffer 's Equus has laid claim to the title of the most quickly successful serious British play ever. From Korea to Israel, from Brazil to Japan, it has been seen all over the world. In New York it has broken box office records and won every award possible. PETER SHAFFER talks about his plays, his life and the Theatre. ' I think the live experience in the theatre is very important when you can see shocks and murmurs going through the house. It has a communal nature. A great play or a great production is a revelation, this is the function of all art, it doesn't have to be solemn - it's a moment, a leap of excitement inside oneself, which can be attached to a moral insight or a laugh, and it comes bolting out like rabbits out of a hedge.'
With an extract from the stage production of Equus starring Colin Blakely and Gerry Sundquist
Producer PETER ADAM
A second chance to see this BBC2 Serial in 12 parts.
ANTHONY GOLDSTONE (piano) plays SCHUBERT Impromptu No 4, in A flat major (D 899)