6.35 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600 7.00 Hazardous
Waste Disposal 7.25 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau 7.50 The Universe Yesterday 8.15 Engineering
Mechanics: Designing a Lift 8.40 Herod and Judaea 9.05 Social
Scientists at Work 9.55 Rural Life: Image and Reality 10.20 Plants
10.45 Maths 11.10 Organic Chemistry 11.35 Science and Nuclear Waste
Forest Futures. Exploring an area of endangered tropical rainforest in Malaysia threatened by logging. Can economic development be reconciled with rainforest conservation?
A city break to Florence,
Tuscany's Renaissance capital. With Victoria Studd.
The Future on Display. All across the world research teams are working on the future of television - high definition or HDTV. How will the large screen receiver of the future be made?
Introduced by Bob Wilson.
1.45 Motor racing
3.45 Racing; 3.55 Eventing
Shell Oils British Supercup from Mallory Park - final round. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Steve Parrish.
Italian Grand Prix from Monza.
Round 12 of the Formula 1 championship. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. (Grand Prix highlights at 9.35pm;
Moyglare Stud Stakes, over six furlongs from the Curragh, with E150,000 for the winning 2-year-old filly. Commentary by Tony O'Hehir.
European Three-Day Eventing Championships from
Punchestown. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Michael Tucker.
England v USSR
Scotland v Barbarians
After a demoralising tour of Australia, England need to rebuild confidence against the emerging Soviets at
Twickenham. The Barbarians end their centenary season against Scotland in the Royal Bank of Scotland international at Murrayfield. Commentary by Bill McLaren ,
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Eddie Butler
. Introduced by Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston
Eammon Andrews surprises Z Cars star Stratford Johns. Producer Vere Lorrimer
Executive producer T Leslie Jackson
Butoh is a radical fusion of traditional Japanese theatre with pop music, cabaret and contemporary dance. Part of the Made in Japan season, this film includes performances from founder of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata and Sankai Juku.
(Further 'Made in Japan' programmes can be seen at 8.40pm and 10.15pm)
The Natural World series continues with the last of a three-part exploration of the Kalahari Desert.
A New Challenge. The mighty Okavango River pours its waters into the Kalahari sands creating Africa's largest oasis. Now more and more people need that water. Can
Botswana maintain its fast economic growth, and still preserve its wildlife heritage? With Barry Paine.
Producer Michael Rosenberg
Series editor Andrew Neal
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Britain's best known politician without a party, Dr David Owen , talks to Jeremy Paxman. Producer Andrew Thompson Editor Tim Gardam
Another chance to see this portrait of one of the most outstanding and controversial Japanese writers of his generation, shown as part of the Made in Japan series. Although Mishima was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize, wrote 40 novels and 18 plays, his reputation rests more on his bizarre suicide by ritual hara-kiri 21 years ago. An intellectual obsessed by western culture, he was also a right-wing militarist, and a nationalist who believed his emperor was god. In Tokyo Arena reconstructs the story of this contradictory figure against the background of Japan's wartime humiliation and astonishing post-war recovery. A feature film re-creating
Mishima's life is at 10.15pm. Producer Michael Macintyre Senes editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
Highlights of the Italian Grand Prix from Monza.
Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside
Alex Cox introduces another in the series of cult films.
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A Life in Four Chapters
A brilliantly photographed re-creation of the life of Japanese playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima . In English and Japanese with subtitles.
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