6.50 17th Century England
7.15 Designing with Models
7.40 Psychology: It's a Matter of Opinion
8.5 Women Speaking (1) 8 30 Who Needs Maths?
8.55 Rome Under Augustus
9.20 Public Order Law Reviewed
9.45 Biology, Brain and Behaviour
10.35 A Renaissance Church in Rome
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: To Bedford from Busso
11.25 An Office Career
11.50 Paris: Imperial City
12.15 Statistics: Fitting the Pattern
12.40 Engineering Product Design: Take a Seat
1.5 Popular Culture: Christmas Nationwide
1.30 Modern Art: Courbet
starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Sam Jaffe
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's poem set in the days of India under the British Empire, this exciting epic adventure was one of George Stevens's greatest films and has not been seen on television for over 20 years.
Cutter, MacChesney and Ballantine are three brave and reckless officers sent to investigate an attack on an army post by the cult of the Thuggees. Among their native auxiliaries is a water-carrier called Gunga Din, who proves he is as resourceful and courageous as any trained soldier.
(George Stevens tribute in the Film Club tonight at 10.0pm)
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The Study of Variable Stars Patrick Moore describes how amateurs study variable stars. Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Introduced by DOUGIE DONNELLY
The first semi-final in this year's World Indoor Bowls
Championship being played at the Coatbridge Club.
Thirty-two players started a week ago, now only four remain to play for the title and a first prize of £12,000.
Jeremy James introduces coverage of the final stages of the Canberra Cruise's World Bridge Trophy. Jeremy Flint comments on play and tactics. Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer MARK PATTERSON
The BBC and the ITV companies used to disagree cordially when it came to audience figures. But recently they joined forces and turned to electronics to measure the ratings.
Fred Harris finds out if the numbers are more reliable. The Veterans Association runs hospitals in the US for members of the armed forces injured in action. Lesley Judd investigates a project at
Stanford University where engineers and philosophers are working with the VA to create a robot that will be of real use to disabled ex-servicemen. Studio director
ALAN HAYDN GRIFFITHS
Producers PETERBRATT.TERRYMARSH Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)
Jan Leeming with news and sport. Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles; Weather
Mirrors: Reflections on Maurice Ravel
Written and presented by Paul Crossley
'He's the child in all of us - the one who can carry the game of let's pretend to its ultimate extreme.'
In the first of a new series of programmes re-examining the work of great orchestral masters, pianist
Paul Crossley digs beneath the brilliant surface of Ravel's music to reveal one of this century's most troubled and haunting musical personalities. Illustrating his ideas with excerpts from
Ravel's solo piano works, the orchestral song cycle
Sheherazade, 'La valse', 'Bolero' and a complete performance of the Left Hand Concerto, Crossley discloses the lonely paradox of a sophisticated artist with a child's heart.
With Felicity Palmer and the BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by David Atherton Research DAVID STEVENS Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Sound VIC GODRICH
Videotape editor COLLO CAULTON Produced and directed by DENNIS MARKS
Presented by Russell Davies Theatre: Broadway meets Shakespeare this week, as Adrian Noble 's production of Kiss Me Kate opens at
Paul Jones , Nicola McAuliffe and Tim Flavin. The music was inspired by Shakespeare's
Taming of the Shrew, and its score is Cole Porter at his best. American Ron Field , who is choreographing for the first time in Britain, has worked with everyone from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson.
Sculpture: The Tate Gallery is holding the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of the work of Naum Gabo (1890-1977), one of the great innovators in 20th-century art.
Music: For Valentine's Day an assessment of the man who wrote 'My funny
Valentine': Lorenz Hart.
Described by Irving Berlin as 'our first sophisticated word writer', Hart provided the lyrics for 'Manhattan', 'Blue moon' and more than 650 other Broadway songs. Mark Steyn discusses the qualities of Hart's lyrics which have just been published in a complete edition. Assistant producers
ANDREW EATON. KEVIN JACKSON Director ALEX MARENGO Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
DOUGIE DONNELLY introduces action from the second semi-final being played at the Coatbridge Club.
The final will be played tomorrow over the best of nine sets for the title World Indoor Champion 1987.
Derek Malcolm introduces a tribute to one of the great American directors.
An acclaimed documentary tracing the life and career of the director of such classics as Alice Adams , Swing Time, A Place in the Sun, Shane and Giant. Narrated by George Stevens Jr with clips and contributions from Katharine Hepburn , Fred Astaire , John Huston ,
Joseph L. Mankiewicz , Warren Beatty and others who worked with him. This revealing portrait of George Stevens was begun by his son after his father's death in 1975. It shows how, having mastered his craft and risen to the top of his profession, World War n changed Stevens's attitude to his work. Included is much of the colour footage he shot of the liberation of Paris and the Nazi concentration camps. Written, produced and directed by GEORGE STEVENS JR
(First showing on British television) and at 11.50
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray
Katharine Hepburn plays the title role in this vivid portrait of Americana, which was George Stevens's first critical and financial success.
Alice Adams is young, vivacious, pretty and poor. In her small American town she finds her social disadvantage outweighs her attributes. And when she falls in love with Arthur her troubles really begin.
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