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Life aboard the three-masted barque Gorch Fock , pride of the German Navy. Rpt
Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv B/W
The comic duo are hired as private investigators to find a boxer who is accused of killing his manager.
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Ross King visits New Zealand.
The circumstances which led to the destruction of the German 1 town of Wuppertal by RAF
Bomber Command 50 years ago.
The skills of the professional violin maker. Rpt
Rick Wakeman is featured in this last show in the series.
The line-up for the last eight in the singles should be complete following today's live action.
Commentary by John Barrett, Mark Cox, Bill Threlfall, Barry Davies, David Mercer,
John Alexander, Julian Tutt and Paul Hutchins. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
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Further live coverage from the All England Club of today's crucial matches in the Lawn Tennis Championships as the 16 surviving men and women all compete for quarter-final places.See previous page for news details and all the VideoPlus numbers.
BBC WIMBLEDON 93 MAGAZINE: the official BBC sports magazine to accompany the championships is on sale, price Â£2.95. It features profiles of the top players, expert predictions and the parents who have exerted their influence on some of the sport's stars.
As coverage of Wimbledon is live, subsequent programmes may run late.
Life Is Impossible
Microfossils in rocks four billion years old show that life on earth must have been underway by then. Why, when science knows so much and seems to understand how life works, has it proved impossible to say when life began? Did it evolve on earth, in the sea or in space?
Tonight's Horizon (the last in the series) looks back at some of the theories produced by the might of modern science and at more recent lateral-thinking, less mainstream research. Back in 1953, scientists thought they had found the answer with a recipe for primordial "soup" that produced the amino acids which make up proteins. But 40 years later, the problem has turned out to be much more complicated.
Did comets and meteorites crashing into the earth provide the building blocks of life or did these emerge from hydrothermal vents in the ocean, protected from the impacts above? Or could simpler "life" have got the whole thing going?
Recent research with "fool's gold" from a German patent lawyer and a child's chemical garden in Glasgow suggest that something else came before biology, and that it might have begun in the molten world below the ocean floor.
Producer John Lynch
Series editor Jana Bennett
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Drama starring Rutger Hauer
Jim Maiden is a man with a mission, a conservationist dedicated to protecting the eggs of one of America's rarest birds, the bald eagle. But into his world comes the enigmatic Walker, who poses as a nature photographer but is in fact an expert mountaineer hired by ruthless collector Whittier to add these priceless eggs to his collection. Their battle of wits turns into a real battle, when a group of hunters decides that Maiden must be killed. Photographed amid the spectacular scenery of North Carolina by French director
Philippe (Howling II) Mora, the film has a soundtrack by Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.
Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Features from the world of arts, media and culture. Editor Janice Hadlow
Is there a "dominant ideology" being broadcast through news and soap operas?