The treatment of gypsies, a nation without a homeland, varies greatly across Europe. Chantal Cuer discusses European television extracts with Juan de Dios
Ramirez-Heredia, the first gypsy member of the European Parliament. (R)(e)
Juan de Dios
Presenter Lindsay Macdonald examines how to observe and evaluate physical performance. (R) (e)
Written by Colin Davis.
On the spaceship Investigator, Stella is puzzling over a skittle problem when the ship is hit by lightning. 'Control' starts to flash up a strange number sequence. An investigation into triangular numbers provides an answer. (R) (e)
Young offenders who have experienced a variety of sentences, both custodial and its alternatives, give their views on the aim and effect of punishment. (R) (e)
Two British writers, Rachel Anderson and Ian Strachan, explain how they became personally involved in events in Vietnam and how they both came to write novels about the conflict. (R) (e)
With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
It's a surprising day in the greenhouse! (R)
Christine Hewitt Green Claws: Nick
by Jan Needle. (R) (e)
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dressing-up song: What If You Were a Witch? Book: On the Way Home by Jill Murphy. (R)
Author (On the Way Home):
introduced by David Icke.
Racing from Newbury.
2.40 Flavel Leisure 4-y-o Hurdle Race (2m 100yds)
3.10 Glynwed International Steeplechase (Limited Handicap. 2 Km)
3.40 Leisure Thinking Sink Steeplechase (2 Km)
Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
The climax of the Shell Oils RAC British Championship. Russell Brookes and David Llewellin are poised to take the title. Mid-Wales is the setting for the final round - the Audi Sport International. Reporter: Steve Rider. Television presentation: Racing BOB DUNCAN Rallying bhp
Studio director SHARON LENCE Produced by DAVE GORDON including at
3.00pm News and Weather
4.10 Falcon Catering
Equipment Novices' Hurdle Race (2m 100yds)
British shores haven't been invaded since 1066, or have they? Bryan McNerney reports from the Essex Coast. Producer IAN LILLEY BBC Norwich
For hundreds of years the villagers of south India have dedicated huge clay horses to their village protector, the god Ayanar. This film records the making and dedication of those sacred horses. Writer and narrator: John Keay. Producer DESMOND LAPSLEY (R)
Around AD 1000 the oc-aire' and his family abandoned their homestead on the upper valley of the Glenarm River, and nature sealed the vacant rath beneath a 20ft-high grassy mound. Then in 1985, a decision to develop the land forced Dr Chris Lynn to lead a 'rescue' excavation which revolutionised our knowledge of the domestic lives of the early Christians.
Presented by Brian Lacy. Producer MAUREEN GALLAGHER
starring and Francis.
Life gets complicated for Lt Peter Stirling when he meets Francis - for Francis is a talking GI mule! The pair become best pals as the US Army reels in the wake of their hilarious escapades.
Screenplay by DAVID STERN based on a novel by DAVID STERN Produced by ROBERT ARTHUR Directed by ARTHUR LUBIN
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What if your new car turns out to be a lemon? In the United States there are tough laws to protect you, but in Britain you're still at the mercy of your individual dealer. William Woollard examines proposals to give car buyers more rights.
Chris Goffey visits one of the world's largest car museums, the Musee national de
I'automobile at Mulhouse in France. Acquired over many years by the famous
Schlumpf brothers, it has a particularly spectacular
Bugatti collection with no less than three of the famous
Roy ales. Beki Adam experiences the full terror of 200mph in a straight line - drag racing, of course! Producer JON BENTLEY Editor TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
Artfor Art's Sake?
Peter Palumbo , chairman of the Arts Council, believes he must help provide art of the highest level of excellence for the greatest number of people. He also believes that a more self-reliant arts community will come from a system which encourages more private sector funding. Michael Goldfarb follows
Peter Palumbo as he prepares for the Government's crucial autumn funding review - and meets artists and administrators who say there is a crisis in our cultural heritage with the south east's major artistic institutions running multi-million-pound deficits and more small companies on the brink of a financial precipice than ever before.
Producer RON FISHER
Series producer PETER LOW Editor COLIN STANBRIDGE
BBC South and East - Elstree
.REGIONAL PROGRAMME:/or details of variations in other regions see panel below.
Sex Offenders - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
The number of sex offenders in Britain's jails has doubled over the past five years and is still rising. Many of them spend their sentences isolated in their cells for their own protection. As a rule, they receive very little treatment and critics of the prison system argue that this does nothing to prevent sex offenders committing more crimes when they are released. Others doubt the effectiveness of therapy and say longer sentences are the only deterrent. Public Eye has been inside Britain's prisons and asks: is it time to rethink our approach to the treatment of sex offenders in and out of jail?
Presented by Peter Taylor with Clare Harrison. Producer DAI RICHARDS Editor NIGEL CHAPMAN
The Royal Horticultural
Society was formed 76 years ago. It has had an illustrious history, but what of the future? Is it leading horticulture into the 1990s and what does it offer the ordinary gardener?
With Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn.
Researcher JANE FLETCHER Production assistant
Producer NICK PATTEN BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefaxpage 261
0 VIDEO .'Organic Gardening - an Introduction' available from retailers.
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This week Naked Video discovers why so many Third World countries keep changing their names, how to spot a purchased council house at 500ft, and looks at the plight of two ordinary working mums - Fergie and Di.
Featuring Kate Donnelly , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith and Jonathan Watson. Song DAVID MCNIVEN
Script editor PHILIP DIFFER Designer LAIN MCDONALD Produced and directed by COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland
Eight travellers along the world's great highways.
The Pan-American Highway with poet Hugo Williams. From the Texas-Mexican border the Pan-American Highway snakes down through Central America and some of the world's poorest and most troubled countries. 'To be perfectly honest, I was dreading this trip,' declares the poet Hugo Williams as he sets off on a 3,000-mile drive through chronic political violence, weird religious practices and some of the hottest music in Central America.
He finally comes to a standstill in the jungles of the Darien Gap, where the highway becomes a dirt track and Tpxas seems a long way away.
Photography JOHN RHODES Film editor JERRY LEON
Executive producer PAUL WATSON Series producer DAVID WALLACE Director PETER DALE BBCEIstree
Jeremy Paxman presents the day's top stories and the background on events making the news.
Reporters: Nick Clarke ,
David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel , Wesley Kerr , Chris Lowe , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , Rupert Segar , David Sells , Sarah Spiller ,
Francine Stock , Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Directors
JOHN WILKINSON and KATHY GEE Deputy editors
KEITH BOWERS. EAMONN MATTHEWS Editor JOHN MORRISON
In Fritz Lang 's dark version of a Zola novel, former railroader
Carl Buckley is thrown into a jealous rage on discovering his seductive young wife Vicki has been more than friendly with an official. But when engineer Jeff Warren witnesses Carl's revenge, he too falls for Vicki.
Screenplay by ALFRED HAYES based on the novel LaBetehumaine by EMILE ZOLA
Produced by LEWIS J. RACHMIL Directed by FRITZ LANG
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