Simon Parkin with Sunday's entertainment starting with Popeye and Son
Today's stories: The Girl from Down Under, Olive's Dinosaur Dilemma
Presenter ("Now On Two"):
Catch up on all the Blue Peter happenings of last week.
Today's story: Platypus Dam
Chris Serle picks choice moments of television's past from the BBC library at Windmill Road...
This week he takes a look at America and visits cowboy country with Marty Feldman. Special guest is Entertainment USA's host Jonathan King.
Director MIKE SEDDON Executive producer ERIC ROWAN (R)
The updated version of DEF Irs current affairs magazine. Contentious issues, fashion, sport and music news. The results of the phone poll and a round-up of calls to the reaction line.
Series producers SHARON ALI and RACHEL PURNELL BBC North West
(Revised repeat of last Wednesday's broadcast)
Stephen Hawking 's book A
Brief History of Time is a best seller. Afflicted by a terrible illness which affects his movements and speech,
Professor Hawking relies on his students at the University of Cambridge to help him in his work. His ambition is to unify all the disparate theories of physics into one ultimate theory of everything.
Written and produced by FISHER DILKE
A series of films about real lives now.
Making the Grade
Music exams are ordeals behind closed doors.
Tonight's film gives an insight, for the first time, into this highly-strung world. Four candidates, all from Liverpool, have been rehearsing and preparing for months. Now they must perform before the visiting Associated Board examiner. Directed by MICHAEL HOULDEY
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF A WALBERRY production for BBCtv
In the first of a new series,
Christopher Jones reports on the week's proceedings in the House of Lords, including the State opening of Parliament. Editor SHEILA COOK
Anthony Steel Donald Sinden
During the Western Desert campaign of 1942, a young British officer finds himself among the Bedouin tribes and cut off from his own forces. Anthony Steel is the officer who finds adventure and romance.
Screenplay by ROBIN MAUGHAM and BRYAN FORBES
Produced by WILLIAM MAC QUITTY Directed by BRIAN DESMOND HURST
0 FILMS: page 31
First German officer:
Second German officer:
Cellist and conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich talks for the first time about his close personal friendships with three of the 20th century's greatest composers: SERGEI PROKOFIEV. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH and BENJAMIN BRITTEN.
There is rare archive film of the major works written by all three composers for the great cellist. Rostropovich is also seen in his role as conductor, working with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No 5.
Film cameraman IAN HILTON Film sound JIM MCAUSTER Film editor LAURIE CHOAT Producer PETER MANIURA
The Wallabies say farewell to Britain with the traditional fixture against the Barbarians in Cardiff and with the Courage League Division One fixtures just past the halfway point the battle for the top of the table intensifies. One of the league matches is featured.
Introduced by Chris Rea
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
BILL BEAUMONT Executive producer
A series of 13 programmes 6: Shellfish
Albert and Michel Roux believe that love and enthusiasm achieve better results for a cook at home than strictly adhering to a recipe. If they suggest chervil and you prefer chives, use chives.
Albert dismisses oysters in favour of mussels, and prepares them with Normandy cider, the way his mother makes it. Tonight's other recipes include avocado Bering and sole mon desir. Director SARAH NOVELLO RUCKLEY Producer JILL MARSHALL
A HAWKSHEAD/FRANCES WHTTAKER production for BBC Wales
British industrialists are wringing their hands about European predators and demanding more protection against foreign takeovers. They say UK companies present easy takeover targets but it is much harder for UK companies to make acquisitions in Europe. Are they right? Henry Harington reports from Brussels, Paris, Munich and Rome on a rash of company takeovers within the EEC as Europe prepares for the single market in 1992. Some of Europe's current merger maestros show how takeovers of EEC companies can succeed.
Producer ELAINE THOMAS
Deputy editor CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM
Editor DAVID NISSAN
Final programme Coral Triangle narrated by Barry Paine
The reefs of the 7,000 islands of the Philippines are as rich in life as the tropical forests that once cloaked the land.
Filipinos traditionally looked to both reef and forest for a livelihood, but now the demands of 58 million people threaten the very plants and animals on which all depend. Notorious Muru Ami ships exploit crews of children to sweep the reefs bare; fishermen use dynamite to kill fish for the market, or poison to stun them for the international aquarium trade; and on land yet more trees are felled and soil washed to the sea. Can people, reefs and forests survive and live together? Photography
HOWARD HALL. PAUL ATKINS Film editor TOM POORE
Producer LENORA CAREY
An ALL ENVIRONMENT production for BBCtv
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
Be your own expert on the future of television. Learn to recognise a squariel. Write angry letters to your MP.
Be the best informed caller to Open Air.
From his comfortably low-tech living room,
David Dimbleby leads you through the maze of technology, politics and prejudice that surrounds the subject of TV. What makes someone enter a Japanese game show? How much is too much television? What shows would you prefer to leave scrambled?
Press 'record' at eight for a permanent addition to your home video library. Assistant producers
ANNA LLOYD. BRONWEN EVANS Studio director NIGEL FINNIS Executive producers
COLIN CAMERON. JOHN MORRELL Producer CHARLES MILLER
Last in a series of eight films examining the way women's lives have changed in the 20th century. Breaking Free
'They had the idea in those days that women were inferior to men in intelligence, understanding, everything. They were really the helpmates of their husbands.'
A suffragette on what turned her into a fighter.
Feminism did not die once the vote was won. Militant, moderate and Machiavellian women recall their campaigns throughout the century to persuade women to break out of the doll's house where they were kept dependent on men. Film editor SUSAN SPIVEY Producer DEBORAH PERKIN Series producer
In these four special commissions, some of Britain's finest young composers were invited to create pieces combining the vivid imagery of film and video with an adventurous approach to musical sound. 1: Missa del Cid by Judith Weir
How does a composer of today add to the great tradition of musical settings of the Latin Mass? Judith Weir 's ambition to write a Mass was finally realised when she read the 13th century Spanish epic poem, El Cid , chronicling the combat between Moors and Christians. The result is a striking fusion of litany and violent epic filmed in an appropriately ritualistic style and environment.
Photography JOHN HOOPER Sound ANTHONY WORNUM Film editor LESLIE FILBY Producer DENNIS MARKS Director ERIC DAVIDSON
* FEATURE: page 22
New directions from the latest generation of movie makers starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh
In the heat of the night, a couple make love. He is a bartender, she is the wife of the bar owner. Her husband has hired a private detective to prove their adultery. But temperatures are running high and blood is about to be spilt...
This stylish Texan murder mystery - gruesome and comic by turns - was the first film by the producer-director team Ethan and Joel Coen, who later made the cult hit Raising Arizona.
Screenplay by JOEL COEN AND ETHAN COEN
Produced by ETHAN COEN Directed by JOEL COEN
A specially produced booklet 'The American Wave' is now available. Send a cheque/postal order for Â£1.75 to [address removed]
FILMS: page 31