11.50 Celebrating Halley's Comet: Einstein's Space Compass
12.15 Understanding Pregnancy: Birth
12.40 Caring for Older People: Widowhood
1.5 Changing Countryside: Views of a Valley
starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
Based on one of the most daring incidents of World War Two, this classic adventure story tells of one man's struggle to save some of France's greatest art treasures from the Nazis.
When the Germans decide to move many of the finest paintings across the border, the French underground fighters determine to stop them. Led by a railway official, Labiche, the resistance carries out its dangerous plan to 'kidnap' the train on its way...
and at 4.0-5.35
THE GIFT OF LOVE starring Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms. A young Swiss immigrant falls in love with a girl he meets in the park, not knowing that she is an heiress and engaged to a man she does not love ...
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The Comet Returns
Halley's Comet is now back and can be seen with binoculars, and should be a naked eye object next month. In this extended programme Patrick Moore gives the latest news about the comet. Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Introduced by Ray Moore from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, the Schools Proms are now well established in the musical life of the nation. Last November more than 1,000 talented young 'music-makers' from schools and colleges all over the country took over, once again, the traditional home of the 'Proms' for just three days. These highlights feature: NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' GROUP, KENT SCHOOLS'
SYMPHONIC WIND BAND,
JAZZ DE SUD, SOLIHULL VI FORM
COLLEGE STRING ORCHESTRA,
ORCHESTRA, FLAT PA VAN,
STOURBRIDGE SCHOOLS WIND
BAND, ORCHESTRAL STEEL,
CITY OF SHEFFIELD YOUTH
ORCHESTRA with special guest soloists, DON LUSHER (trombone) and NAOMI ATHERTON (hom) Producer KEN GRIFFIN
(The Schools Proms are organised by 'Music for Youth' in association with Commercial Union Assurance and the Rank Organisation)
Jeremy James introduces this week's coverage of the World Chess Championship in Moscow, with expert commentary from Bill Hartston.
Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN
with Jan Leeming Weather
The arts and media magazine presented by Russell Davies. As British Film Year comes to an end, and the London Film Festival opens with its largest-ever selection of world cinema, the British public's interest in film seems to have been revived.
Derek Jarman talks from the set of his latest film,
Caravaggio. Why did it take one of Britain's most talented directors seven years to get the project off the ground?
With a detailed look at some of the other principal British films in the festival, including Plenty, A Zed and Two Noughts, Turtle Diary and My Beautiful Launderette.
And veteran film publicity photographer Davis Boulton takes a period-style portrait of Defence of the Realm star Greta Scacchi
SAMIRA OSMAN. ALEX MARENGO Producer KEVIN LOADER
Director JONATHAN FULFORD Editor JOHN ARCHER
with Yehudi Menuhin and Jin Li.
Symphony Orchestra conductor Yuzo Toyama At the 40th Anniversary
United Nations Day Concert, recorded last month at the General Assembly Hall in New York, the NHK
Symphony Orchestra from Japan played Beethoven's
Seventh Symphony. Earlier, the young Chinese violinist Jin Li joined his teacher Sir Yehudi Menuhin to perform Bach's Concerto in D minor, for two violins and string orchestra.
Also in tonight's programme is the UN Hymn composed by Pablo Casals and Etenraku, a traditional work from the Japanese court transcribed for modern orchestra by Hidemaro Konoye Executive producer PETER HOLLANDER
Producer MARTIN BUNNEL
Director HUMPHREY BURTON
A series of 12 diverse portraits of Soviet citizens starts tomorrow on BBC2. How were the films made? What sort of problems did the production team run into? How did the authorities cope with documentary makers from the West?
The Observer Moscow correspondent, Mark Frankland, explains how these questions were resolved during the months of filming.
The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena
The best of the action from this evening's second semi-final and, for the victor, the opportunity to win the gold trophy and E35,000 prize money.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES
DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT
MARK COX, GERALD WILLIAMS Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON ALASTAIR SCOTT
Francesco Rosi is best known for his films chronicling the many faces of modern Italy and often based on real events. Salvatore Giuliano , which opens a short season of Rosi films, takes as its theme the turbulent life of a notorious bandit and 'freedom fighter' in the late 1940s. The film itself led to the Regional Government of Palermo agreeing to the official enquiry into the Mafia in Sicily.
Screenplay by FRANCESCO ROSI. SUSI CECCHI D'AMICO, ENZO PROVENZALE. FRANCO SOLONAS
Produced by FRANCO CRISTALDI Directed by FRANCESCO ROSI (An Italian film with English subtitles. Black and white)
(The Rosi season continues next
Saturday with The Mattei Affair.)
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