9.00 Open Advice: There's a Degree in Me Somewhere 9.25 Mental Handicap: No Problem's
Too Big 9.50 Environment 10.40 Practical Conservations:
David Attenborough seeks out the Hindu shrines of Java.
Victoria Studd goes on a horse-riding holiday in south-west France.
Farce starring Jerry Lewis
Two cabaret comedians join the paratroops - but for rather different reasons. With
Mona Freeman and Robert Strauss.
Director Norman Taurog
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Lady Victoria Leatham visits
Doddington Hall , an Elizabethan house near Lincoln.
The programme covering all aspects of entertainment from the Asian world. This week including reports on the annual Khajuraho Dance Festival in India and couture fashion from Pakistan. With Shyama Perera.
A 93-part epic from India.
70: Shikhandi explains why he is so keen to fight Bhishma.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 11. 50pm on BBC 1)
A celebration of Argentina's leading composer Astor Piazzolla 's 70th birthday with a studio performance by the New Tango Sextet, recorded in 1989.
The story of Michelangelo's four-year battle over the painting of the Sistine Chapel.
Producer/Director Carol Reed
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Pope Julius II:
Duke of Urbino:
Giovanni de' Medici:
A ten-part series on Japanese language and culture.
8:Time Out. A took at leisure in Japan from the golf range to the pachinko parlour.
Presented by Yuka Nukina. Producer Terry Doyle
(Rpt tomorrow at 11.20pm on BBC 1)
Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.
Topical comedy quiz show. • STEREO
With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather
A ten-part series of rock, pop and rhythm and blues performance from the BBC's black-and-white archives.
5: 1967-8- The Pop Boom
An appearance on Top of the Popswas an essential component in a single's commercial success. With
Procul Harum , the Bee Gees,
Status Quo, Manfred Mann , and the Rolling Stones. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson • STEREO
An examination of the political infighting since
Mikhail Gorbachev came to power.
4: Revolution from Below. In March 1989 the Soviet Union went to the polls, electing the First Congress of People's Deputies. Gorbachev's own creation changed the face of Soviet politics, unwittingly unleashing a new rebelliousness.
Series producer Norma Percy
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Widely regarded as one of the best new plays of the 80s, Caryl Churchill's award-winning Top Girls was first seen at London's
Royal Court Theatre in 1982 directed by Max Stafford-Clark . This first TV production (in association with the Royal Court) is also directed by Stafford-Clark and features two of the original all-female cast.
Seven actresses take 16 roles in this uncompromising assessment of high-profile and low-profile women, part fantasy, part hard-nosed reality. Marlene celebrates her new position as managing director of the Top Girls
Appointment Agency by giving a dinner party for five oddly assorted women from centuries past. But Marlene's own past will throw a question mark over her Top Girls success. The author describes her play as "a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of women".
Producer Simon Curtis • STEREO
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Isabella BirdlJoycelMrs Kidd:
Dull Gret/ Angie:
First showing for this Australian drama.
During a Melbourne summer, Nora, a 30-ish single parent, meets and falls in love with a charismatic young actor, who turns out to be a heroin addict.
Director Ken Cameron * FILMS: pages 55-60
Rozalla, Slipmat and Lime, and a video from Bel Biv Devoe.