Mother of the Megacities. By the year 2000 over half the human population will have left the land and moved into towns.
There will be 26 megacities with over 10 million people living in each. Cairo is one such megacity. It ought to be hell on earth - but it's not. The population grows by a thousand a day, but no one lives on the streets. Is this success unique to Cairo or are there lessons for the rest of the world as we enter a concrete future?
Producer Andrea Brown
Series editor Amanda Theunissen
Bohumil Hrabal. An affectionate profile of the man considered by many to be Czechoslovakia's greatest living writer. Now aged 78 and in poor health, Hrabal first became famous in the west through the Oscar-winning film Closely Observed Trains. In tonight's film Hrabal and his close collaborator, director Jiri Menzel , reveal the gentle humour, melancholy sensuousness and frustrated eroticism at the heart of his world.
Producer Patrick Cazals
Series editor Nigel Williams
Final part of Jane Rogers 's period drama, starring Jonathan Pryce
Martha's Story. Martha enters prophet John Wroe 's household able to see, hear and feel very little. For 15 years she has lived on her father's farm, treated as an animal. But Martha is a survivor and a sensitive and silent witness to the secrets of the other virgins' lives.
Producer John Chapman ; Director Danny Boyle
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