This summer, thousands of students took to the streets of Peking in a call for democracy and freedom. This call was finally and bloodily met by the bullets of the People's Army. Today's programme looks at how these consequences affect the future of China. (e)
Weather followed by Into Orbis
Forty-two million people are blind and millions more have diseases which can lead to blindness. But Orbis, a converted jet, manned by volunteer surgeons and nurses, is one response to this terrible problem.
The programme joins this 'Flying MASH' team in Bangladesh, and follows them as they share their skills with local doctors, often learning from their hosts as well. Then, this medical circus flies on to Thailand, Nepal and Iraq. In much of the world, the blind rate a very low place in a nation's priorities. So, often the mere arrival of the shining white eye-hospital attracts the interests of national rulers. Orbis changes attitudes.
Series editor TIM SLESSOR Producer TONY SALMON
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Eight men from a cluster of villages in the Midlands are the world champions at tug-of-war. But there's more to it than strength. They have the timing of the Philharmonic Orchestra, supreme fitness and a coach with a loud voice and a secret signal. The programme-makers shadowed the squad from their training ground in the Staffordshire Moorlands to the final of the European Title in an Italian soccer stadium.
Producers EWAN KIEL and PETER LOWE
starring and Lili is a shy 16-year-old orphan who finds refuge and romance in a travelling French carnival.
She soon falls desperately in love with the dazzling illusionist Marc, only to discover that he has a secret - a secret that will break her heart.
Screenplay by HELEN DEUTSCH based on a story by PAUL GALLICO Produced by EDWIN H. KNOPF Directed by CHARLES WALTERS
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This week Behind the Beat focuses on rap and house around the world. The programme includes features on chart-toppers Black Box and Schooly D, the Italian house scene and the images of Britain's best female rappers, plus Kim Mazelle in performance.
Executive producer JENNY COWAN Producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill
Italian cult hero Jovanotti brings you a taste of the Australian number one music show
The Factory, a weekly three-hour helping of live music, videos, cooking and loads of Antipodean humour. Producer VERONICA HYKS
The Deep South
A combination of the best of two shows. Savannah was built on the cotton and slave trades. In New Orleans, Jonathan King goes on a paddle steamer and canoes around the swamp. Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY (R) revised
by Ludovic Kennedy.
Sir Robin Day is the first subject in a series of face-to-face interviews.
What lies behind that bow tie? Which party would he have joined had he become an MP? And would have made a good Director-General of the BBC? Research GLORIA WOOD
Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer LINDA CLEEVE
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The fourth of six films in which the writer,
A. N. Wilson explores the Victorian age through some of its most remarkable figures. 4: Charlotte Bronte
In 1847 Charlotte Bronte asked her father to read something that she had written. He said his eyesight wasn't good enough to read a manuscript. 'Not a manuscript, Papa,' she said
'I've had it printed.' The book was Jane Eyre , and with its success she suddenly found her private world part of the collective public fantasy. Photography GRAHAM VEEVERS Film editor RICHARD FRETWELL Producer CHRISTOPHER SALT
Executive producer BILL LYONS BBC North West
starring and When you take your life in your hands just getting into the local high school because of the drugs, violence and vandalism, something's got to be done. So a group of leading students form themselves into the 'Brotherhood of Justice', an illegal - and unwanted - vigilante group sworn to cleaning up the school. But their original motives are soon blurred and as the mayhem increases the fine line between vigilante and criminal is crossed. This strong drama features Keifer Sutherland , star of The Lost Boys and Young Guns, and Keanu Reeves , of Dangerous Liaisons.
Screenplay by NOAH JUBEURER and JEFFREY BLOOM
Produced by PETER GUBER and JON PETERS
Directed by CHARLES BRAVERMAN
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The topical arts and media programme reports on people, issues and performances.
This week's presenters are Sarah Dunant ,
Tracey MacLeod and Ian Hislop. Producer JANE WALKER
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON
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