A Special Report on Crisis in Fundamental Physics
In the first of two thrillers, Steve Randall , an honest truck operator, is embroiled with a gang of mobsters who use his truck for a fur robbery.
Evading them and the police, Randall and his young wife become fugitives in a ruthless game of cat and mouse.
Screenplay by HARRY ESSEX , based on a story by DOROTHY ATLAS and ANTHONY MANN
Produced by MICHEL KRAIKE Directed by ANTHONY MANN
Robert Ryan , Ed Begley Burke, a cold-blooded, corrupt ex-policeman, masterminds a bank robbery with the reluctant assistance of Slater, a bitter ex-convict, and Ingram, a Harlem musician heavily in debt to his bookie. But the enterprise is jeopardised by Slater's virulent racial prejudice and a freakish twist of fate.
Screenplay by JOHN o KILLENS and NELSON GIDDING, from the novel by WILLIAM P. MCGIVERN
Produced and directed by ROBERT WISE
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The Rothmans Grand Prix The Semi-finals: frames 1-7 DENNIS TAYLOR (the holder), STEVE DAVIS (2), CLIFF
THORBURN (3) and TONY KNOWLES (4) were the players seeded to meet in today's best-of-17-frame matches.
Such is the competitive state of the game, it will be surprising if all four have battled through to
The Hexagon today.
DAVID VINE knows the form and introduces the best of this afternoon's frames.
KEITH PHILLIPS. MIKE ADLEY Producer KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German
Going shopping and ordering a meal. Plus a look at some of the crafts and the people who work at them in the 'Schnoorviertel', the old quarter of Bremen. (R)
Jeremy James introduces this week's coverage of the World Chess Championship in Moscow, with expert commentary from Bill Hartston.
Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN
by Brian Urquhart with Sally Hardcastle This month the United
Nations celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
Brian Urquhart, 'the UN's oldest inhabitant' as he calls himself, has been with the UN for all of those 40 years.
His prime responsibility is for the overseeing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations. He also acts as a Minister without Portfolio for Perez de Cuellar, the fifth Secretary General he has served.
In the last of three programmes he talks to Sally Hardcastle about the role of the UN in the Middle East, an area of conflict which has occupied the UN's 'Mr Peacekeeper' for much of its first 40 years of history.
Film cameraman TONY MAYNE Film sound CLIVE DERBYSHIRE Research MONA ADAMS Film editor JON KENT
Producer JOHN WALKER
with Moira Stuart Weather
presented by Russell Davies including:
Film: The Emerald Forest, directed by John Boorman , is the story of an American boy kidnapped by Amazonian Indians and discovered ten years later as an integrated member of their tribe. Hugh Brody , Germaine Greer and Desmond Morris discuss its portrait of a clash of cultures. Art: David Hockney reveals to Stephen Spender how his newly-published sketches of 1982 in Martha's Vineyard and other places, mark a change in style.
Cartoons: Michael Foot assesses the work of cartoonist DAVID LOW , who combined draftsmanship with an enduring political passion. Print: Holy Smoke traces the history of the cigar. Cuban-born novelist
G. Cabrera Infante smokes a large Havana and recounts his favourite cigar stories.
Music: Melvyn Tan plays two of the harpsichord sonatas of DOMENICO SCARLATTI , who was bom 300 years ago today. Assistant producers
ALEX MARENGO. MARK URBAN Director JONATHAN FULFORD Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
The first of two programmes in which Simon Rattle conducts and explores musical masterpieces of the 20th century.
A Symphony in Time of War Exiled to Hollywood,
Stravinsky spent the years of the Second World War writing a symphony.
It was a specific response to shattering world events. The completed work -
The Symphony in Three
Movements - proved to be a masterly addition to the modern repertoire. Simon Rattle and Oliver Knussen tell the story of the work's creation.
The words of Stravinsky are spoken by Brewster Mason Simon Ratttle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in a complete performance of the symphony. Assistant producer ANN HUMMEL
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
Director BARRIE GAVIN
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The city of two famous cathedrals, two famous football teams and four famous sons - and that is just for starters.
Join Russell tonight for the rest of the 'magical mystery tour'. BBC Manchester
(Nextprogramme tomorrow at 8. 5pm)
The Rothmans Grand Prix
The semi-finals (conclusion): frames 8-17
The difference between tomorrow's winner and tonight's loser is E35,000, so a good deal of care and attention is needed as the tension rises, the big money beckons, and the four would-be finalists fight it out on adjacent tables.
DAVID VINE counts the cost as the frames slip by.
The Pretty Polly Clasic from The Brighton Centre The best of the action from today's semi-final matches. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator DAN MASKELL
GERALD WILLIAMS. ANN JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON