Nullarbor is probably an Aboriginal word but some say it is Latin and means "no trees".
This documentary looks at
Australia's Nullarbor Plain, a vast wilderness that has no water and no shade. This desert is uninhabited except for the lonely railmen and their families who live along the Transcontinental Railroad.
Once a week, a special supply train sets out from Port Augusta on a delivery round equivalent to a journey from London to Rome. It's a high street on wheels taking every necessity to support life - a train known by everyone as the "tea and sugar".
9.05 Child Slaves: The Slave Legacy - how child labour is used in the production of food that ends up on Britain's supermarket shelves
9.30 La Maree et ses Secrets: Chez Keravec
9.45 You and Me: Noises Off
10.00 Movable Feasts: The Sales Drive
10.15 Landmarks - Treasures of the Landscape: Mountains and Minerals - the ghost of King John returns to haunt two present day mountain bikers (with subtitles)
10.35 Q and A - a series inviting viewers' reactions to BBC schools programmes 10.40 Update Europe: Norwegian Oil
11.00 Words and Pictures: One Moonlit Night
11.15 Good Sport: Splashing Out!
11.35 Teaching Today: Reading - an overview of the teaching of reading in primary schools
12.05 Links: The Global Supermarket - how does what we eat in Britain affect people in developing countries?
12.30 Lifeschool: Tanzania Oh Yeh!
12.55 Take Nobody's Word for It
1.20 Johnson and Friends
1.30 Spider (stereo)
1.35 King Greenfingers (Stereo)
1.40 Zig Zag: Gardens and Growth - Seeds
2.00 News and Weather; You and Me
The latest from this morning's session, while in Snooker Break David Vine looks at the players and the incidents at the Crucible, plus another chance to make your mind up about the Shot of the Championship.
Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather
The ad ventures of the new USS
En terprise and its crew.
Starring Patrick Stewart Best of Both Worlds (Part 1) The USS Enterprise encounters a deadly rival - the highly sophisticated Borg, who intend to add human biological and technical traits to their own massively powerful machine-like destructive strength. (Part 2 next Wednesday)
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An update on last year's series, reflecting the political and economic changes in the countries visited.
Southern USA. A trip from
Atlanta via Nashville, home of country and western, to the "Big Easy" New Orleans.
Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha discover Southern charm, a curfew on under-18s and why country women don't want to stand by their men. Producer Jo Wright
Editor Rachel Purnell (Revised rpt)
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The magazine programme that covers all aspects of the arts. Seville and Expo 92 are the backdrop to this week's show with visits to the pavillions and a macabre local theatre troupe, Fura del Baus.
Back home, Jah Wobble reads some of his own verse, Johnny Marr tries out an amazing hi-tech guitar - guitube - and there's a look at the new breed of feature film directors.
Presented by Jason Rebello. Producer Lindsay Shapero
Second of a five-part documentary series reflecting on Spain and the New World.
Conflict of the Gods. This week Carlos Fuentes examines the conflict between the religion brought over to South America by the Spanish and the indigenous beliefs of the time and how the two have amalgamated. Retracing the Indian world in their magnificent pyramids and sculpture, a world of precise astronomy and human sacrifice,
Fuentes explores how the two religions have merged, with Christian and Aztec religious symbols appearing side by side. DirectorChnstopher Railing Series producer Michael Gill
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The two remaining quarter-finals are played to a finish tonight, with Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry the high seeds expected to win through. With David Vine.
Second of a three-part darkly comic murder mystery adapted from Bernice Rubens 's Booker
Prize-winning bestseller, starring Peter Capaldi Richard Griffiths
"People find lots of reasons to murder their wives. I could have killed Connie when she left me for a female Australian panel beater," says
Luke Wakefield. Now in the hands of a prostitute (played by Miranda Richardson ), he struggles to unravel a foul murder mystery.
Adapted by Paul Hines Producer Ruth Caleb
Director Angela Pope
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With Jeremy Paxman.
The arts and media magazine. • STEREO
Women, Children and Work. What role can child care provision play in changing the social role of women?