Written and presented by Ian Grimble .
In the eyes of many, this is the ultimate symbol of Scottish nationhood.
Certainly, it was the front-line bastion of the country's defence often enough.
Here the royal regalia of the Kings of Scots are preserved, while its walls overlook the annual spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and welcome more visitors than any other castle in Scotland.
Produced by BARRY TOOVEY
tBOOK: 'Castles of Scotland', by writer and historian Ian Grimble , is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated book which examines the history and architecture of 12 of Scotland most splendid castles: Edinburgh, Stirling, Culzean and Glamis among others. Available from bookshops.
Take a Seat
Fatigue and back pain used to come with the job for truck drivers. But medical analysis has come up with an engineering spec for a suspended driving seat. Producer COLIN ROBINSON
A BBC/Open University production (R)
starring Cary Grant Victor McLaglen
Douglas Fairbanks Jr Sam Jaffe. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling 's poem of India under the British Empire.
Cutter, MacChesney and Ballantine are three 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.
Screenplay by JOEL SAYRE and FRED GUIOL from a story by BEN HECHT and CHARLES MACARTHUR
Produced and directed by GEORGE STEVENS
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Three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing.
2: New Extremes
Peter Livesey , the Yorkshireman who pushed back the frontiers in the 70s, relives the criticisms and acclaim of his great climbs. Producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH BBC Leeds (R)
(Part 3 tomorrow at 12.50pm)
The Flying Bear by ERIC CHARLES
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker Director of animation DEREK MOGFORD
Designed and produced by IVOR WOOD (R)
Weather followed by Holiday Outings Ireland with Desmond Lynam. Directed and produced by PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
2.30 Country Club Hotels Stakes (Handicap. 1m)
3.10 William Hill Steward 's Cup (Handicap. 6f) Last year's winner
Rotherfields Grey has been 'laid out' for a repeat win in the season's most valuable six-furlong handicap.
3.40 Gordon Stakes (lm 4f)
Until his defeat in the Derby, Cacoethes was regarded as something special. Now he begins his autumn campaign.
4.10 Oak Tree Stakes (7f)
Introduced by Julian Wilson Commentator PETER O'SULLEVAN.
JIMMY LINDLEY and JOHN HANMER
Reporter JONATHAN POWELL Producer BOB DUNCAN including at
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3.50pm News and Weather
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Another chance to see this one man show, first broadcast in 1979, featuring one of the great stars of variety.
Tommy Trinder who died recently, at the age of 80, recounts his experiences from a career in showbusiness spanning over 60 years.
Recorded at the Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth.
Programme associate JIMMY PERRY Producer DON SAYER (R)
Established in 1680, the Comedie Francaise is the oldest national theatre in the world. To the French people, however, it is far more than a theatre, it is a mirror of the French nation, reflecting the vast cultural and political changes which have taken place in the country over the last 300 years.
This film, made by one of the Comedie's leading actors, Jean Phillipe Puymartin , reflects both the eccentricities and great traditions of this unique establishment. Film cameraman
Film editor MADELEINE GUERIN Producer BRIGITTE CALAND
Director JEAN PHILLIPE PUYMARTIN
Joan Crawford Jeff Chandler.
A mysterious death, a handsome boatman and shifty neighbours are part of wealthy widow Lynn Markham 's inheritance when she takes possession of her late husband's large beach house in this intense psychological thriller inspired by Love from a Stranger. The film features some entertaining love-hate dialogue.
Screenplay by ROBERT HILL and RICHARD ALAN SIMMONS
Based on the play The Besieged Heart by ROBERT HILL
Produced by ALBERT ZUGSMITH Directed by JOSEPH PEVNEY
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Drummond 'Drummy' Hall:
Too Little, Too Late An investigation by Sally Hardcastle.
Are Britain's managers still the dunces of the world? A major report, commissioned by the Government two years ago, shows that Britain lags far behind other western countries in management training. As a fierce debate rages over what must be done to improve the situation, there are concerns that, whatever happens, it may be too little, too late. Film editor JANE WOOD Producer david DAWSON
Series editor BRIAN DAVIES (e)
with Mike Spencer and David Taylor.
David Taylor reports on the crisis in English cricket. Bad pitches, a thick seamed ball and one-day matches destroy batting techniques and flatter medium/quick bowlers at the expense of the spinners. Ted Dexter says slow bowlers are an endangered species. Can anything protect them?
British rowers have never been so successful yet they are demoralised and deeply divided on such issues as coaching methods and selection procedures.
Mike Spencer looks at a sport that is at war with itself.
Executive producer DAVID TAYLOR BBC North West
presented by Brinsley Forde Aminatta Forna and Martin Shaw.
This week Ebony is on the road in Cardiff's dockland area, Butetown.
Blackness and what it means in 1989, and the threat facing the bay from the developers are under discussion.
Also OTR's analysis of black music in the 80s continues with a look at the state of reggae. Plus a powerful interview with the controversial rap king KR3 1. Producers
COLIN PRESCOD. ONYE WAMBU Editor VASTLANA BELFON BBC Pebble Mill
starring and Perfect View
As Gail and Carla have further differences of opinion over how to treat an abortion story, Sam is going through the horrors of apartment hunting and Douglas hasn't turned up for work ... Written by LISA LOOMER
Directed by GABRIELLE BEAUMONT
In a series of six films,
Patrick Nuttgens explores how housing the nation has been, and continues to be, a battle.
5: Whose Green and Pleasant Land?
Tonight's film looks at the relationship between town and country which has changed dramatically over the last 100 years.
Commuting has taken over in even the remotest rural areas. From west London where the suburban house was 'invented' through the Thames Valley where the suburbs are now spreading to Wales.
Patrick Nuttgens explores the revealing archive material of early suburban life and meets present-day incomers and local people now facing the prospect of trying to live as one community. 'My husband likes to be liked' says one new countrywoman, but is that enough?
Photography JOHN WARWICK Film editor BRYAN JONES Producer MARK ROWLAND BBC Leeds
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with Donald MacCormick and Peter Snow.
'I want you to see that I am a much better artist than poet' wrote Federico Garcia Lorca but apart from an exhibition in Barcelona in 1927, little public notice was taken of his art until 1986. Then 50 years after the poet's tragically early death, an exhibition of more than 200 drawings, most of them previously unpublished, was created in Madrid.
Lorca's graphic art reveals a witty and trenchant eye for detail as well as some romantic pictures of his beloved Granada. The same obsessive themes that dominate the poet's verse, also appear in the drawings and the two are brought together by this film where the commentary is taken from his letters and poems.
Narrated by Alexander John Directed by jesus Garcia DE DUEÑAS An RTVE production
An award-winning German animation.
Directed by RAIMUND KRUMME (R)
Château and Cottage
Life in the French countryside for lord and peasant in the 18th century.
Producer TONY COE