Science: Rats and Super Rats
Live from Hong Kong, the arrival and swearing-in of the new Governor of the colony, Chris Patten. He is the last
British Governor before the hand-over to China in 1997 and his task is to ensure a smooth and calm transition of power and to reassure a population fearful of what the future holds.
Nicholas Witchell and Brian Barron are in Hong Kong to report on the ceremony and to assess the prospects for the next critical five years.
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Live coverage from one of today's NatWest Bank Trophy second round matches in this
60-overs-per-side competition. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Jack Bannister and Raylllingworth.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation
Alan Griffiths and Mike Adley
Another edition of the entertainment magazine show from America.
Further live coverage of one of today's matches.
2.00pm News; Weather
Followed by Westminster Live
Today's events in Parliament.
and Regional News; Weather
Documentary series that presents an inside view of management and industry. The Cheque Is in the Post.
The Canary Wharf crisis has sent shockwaves through many small companies in the construction industry who are now under threat of collapse because they cannot collect payment for work they have done. Tonight's film follows one small subcontractor as he fights to survive the crisis in Canary Wharf. Director John Longiey
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Footballer John Fashanu presents the investigative sports programme.
High-energy drinks to improve sporting performance have become a multi-million pound industry. They are endorsed by professionals and drunk by amateurs but do the products live up to their claims? Producer Alan Brown Editor David Taylor
Into the Blue. For dolphins taken into captivity and trained to entertain the public, the turquoise blue of the Caribbean must seem like an impossible dream. Yet the practice of keeping dolphins in captivity is becoming increasingly controversial with growing pressure from the public to return them to the sea. This film follows the successful return of three former captives of the dolphinaria industry to waters off the West Indies.
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A report on southern Cyprus, plus a taste ofhoggs pudding from the north Devon coast. And
Matthew Collins takes a walk on the wild side. Presented by Penny Junor, with Carol Smillie and Paddy Haycocks.
Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss
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A series of modern fables using archive, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science. Black Power. In 1957 Kwame Nkrumah dreamt of building an industrial Utopia in west Africa.
Technology on a grand scale would, he promised, launch the "dark continent" into an ambitious, modern future. At the heart of his scheme was the gigantic Volta dam, which would generate vast amounts of cheap electrical power. To get it financed, Nkrumah turned to a giant American multinational. But as the grand plan took shape, it brought with it other, more dangerous, forces which he could not control - including the enormous pressures of the Cold War in Africa, the demands of powerful industrialists and the intrigues of shadowy figures in the CIA. Despite seeing his
"metropolis of science" sink into corruption and debt,
Nkrumah still believed the dam could save him. producer Daniel Reed
Series producer Adam Curtis
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Sue Cameron with the day's top news stories.
Highlights of today's play.
12.00 Weekend Outlook: a preview of OU programmes.
12.05 Resource Constraints -
Medical funds are limited and we cannot treat everyonefor everythingallthetime. But there are rational ways of deciding how resources should be allocated.