Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's
Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Peter Mayne. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner
Starring George Sanders Virginia Bruce
Espionage, murder and a fiendish Nazi plot are just some of the problems New York reporter Michael Gordon encounters when he makes a stopover in Damascus. At least Gordon knows that he can trust the beautiful Yvonne - or can he?
Director Leonide Moguy
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Presented by Thora Hird.
"You can't go on milking blood. These countries can't pay it so they'll collapse... but the south is so big, if you have chaos in the south you're not likely to remain stable in the north, are you?" (Julius Nyerere)
"My children's future is black. We have put them in a cul-de-sac, but they have to learn to overcome their problems, however hard. Because Mexico musn't die because of a debt." (Rosario Tamayo, Mexican teacher)
The Third World is entering the 90s burdened with a one thousand billion dollar debt.
Susan George, the internationally acclaimed writer on Third World issues, argues that unless our governments and banks resolve the crisis, millions more children will die, more rainforests will be destroyed and more countries will erupt into riots and civil war. Her film visits Mexico, Tanzania and the Philippines to hear at first hand from some of the people who've been experiencing the impact of a crisis rarely mentioned outside the financial media. Written and presented by Susan George.
Film editor Alice Forward Producer Robin Gutch
Community Programme Unit (R)
Glasgow has been variously described as the easternmost city of the United States and as the most European of all British cities. Its rich culture has led a regeneration from the slump of the early 60s to European Cultural Capital 1990. In this film German film-maker Christian Bauer takes an outsider's view of the city's resurgence, talking to many Glasgow citizens including Euro MP Janey Buchan, journalist Jack McLean, former shipbuilders' leader Jimmy Reid and director Bill Forsyth.
Cameraman Martin Singleton Director Christian Bauer
A Tangram production for BBCtv
Glasgow songs old and new with music from Harry Lauder to Ricky Ross.
Performances include Hue and Cry with Mother Glasgow; Michael Marra's Heiland Umbrella/Hey Jimmy; Dorothy Paul singing Isn't It Wonderful to Be a Woman from The Steamie and Deacon Blue with Dignity and Raintown. Directors Douglas Mackinnon and Caroline Roberts
This fascinating and unique biography is being shown as a tribute to one of the most charismatic actresses ever to grace the silver screen. The programme vividly re-creates Garbo's impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century Stockholm, her early career in Sweden and Germany and her rise to Hollywood stardom. Illustrated by film clips of her most celebrated roles, stills and interviews with her contemporaries, Garbo attempts to give an insight into one of Hollywood's greatest and most mysterious movie stars.
Narrator: Bibi Anderson. Writers Ake Wihlney and Sven Broman
Director Dan Sail fR)
A tribute to the legendary screen star who died last month. Also starring Melvyn Douglas
Comrade Ninotchka is sent to Paris to investigate the dubious activities of a Soviet trade delegation. The stem commissar is soon enjoying the capitalistic way of life and discovering that love is more than a mere biological reaction.
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Adapted from an original screen story by:
Count Leon d'Algout:
Starring Katharine Hepburn Humphrey Bogart
Bogart won an Oscar for his memorable performance in this classic movie. He plays Charlie Allnutt, a drunken ship's captain who - to his own astonishment - falls in love with a prim and seemingly indomitable spinster. Together, Charlie and Rose conduct a private battle against the Germans in East Africa when war is declared.
Writers James Agee and John Huston from C S Forester's novel
Director John Huston
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From the novel by:
Br Samuel Sayer:
German first officer:
German second officer:
That Was Then, This Is Now
Martin Fry, lead singer of pop group ABC, pours his heart out about Sheffield, having hit singles, and his long term illness. Plus ABC's hit videos.
Series producer Maureen White Executive producer Janet Street-Porter (R)
6.45pm Yo! Get Shreddin'
Welcome to America's top skate state, California, where the country's biggest skateboarding fanatics are about to get shreddin' at a spectacular board meeting. Producer/Director Paul Watson
Watson-Jameson Films for BBC TV.
A series of six programmes.
Criss-crossed by canals and bridges, Chioggia is a small Venice, but the fish market and port there rival those of its more famous neighbour. Valentina Harris hitches a lift with one of Chioggia's fishermen, then cooks the day's catch with his wife.
Any gaps in Valentina's knowledge about the famous vegetable of the Veneto region, radicchio di Treviso, are filled in by a highly enthusiastic farmer.
Further north in Alto-Adige, the culture becomes decidedly teutonic, and that applies to the food, too. Finally, the secrets of polenta-making are revealed in the hills of Trentino.
Film editor Tony Quinn
Producer Clare Brigstocke
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FOOD: page 85
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. After a late night drinking session, two young officers wager on the constancy of their girlfriends, who are sisters. They don't simply lose the bet; in director Johannes Schaafs bittersweet production for the Royal Opera, the emotional worlds of four young people are turned upside down for ever. In the interval Germaine Greer presents a personal view of the opera.
Royal Opera Chorus.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Leader: John Brown.
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate. Stage lighting Robert Bryan Set design Hans Schavernoch Costume design Lore Haas Sound Vic Godrich
Lighting Alan Woolford
Producer Keith Alexander Director Humphrey Burton
Stage production sponsored by BAT Industries
0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 3.
Benson and Hedges International from St Mellion, Cornwall. Final day's highlights.
The evolution of Constable's The Leaping Horse. (R)