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: Open University

6.45 Science: Fires of Life
7.10 The Present in the Past: Greek Drama 6227339 7.35
Physics: Gaseous Diffusion

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Hollow Triumph

Thriller starring Joan Bennett, Paul Henreid.

A ruthless criminal on the run from murderous gangsters escapes to California. There he devises a plan to assume a respectable identity.
See Films pages 32-41


Director: Steve Sekely
Evelyn Hahn: Joan Bennett
John Muller: Paul Henreid
Frederick Muller: Eduard Franz
Virginia Taylor: Leslie Brooks
Swangron: John Qualen

: The Devil and Miss Jones

Comedy starring Jean Arthur
Robert Cummings
A millionaire gets a new perspective when he poses as an employee in one of his own department stores.
Director Sam Wood (1941)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Jean Arthur
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Director: Sam Wood
Mary Jones: Jean Arthur
Joe: Robert Cummings
John P Merrick: Charles Coburn
Hooper: Edmund Gwenn
Elizabeth: Spring Byington
George: S Z Sakall

: Children Talking

In 1969 children from Hull and Newport discussed love and marriage. (Rpt)

: Bed and Bankruptcy

A look at declining morale in the seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall. Ten years ago people rushed to invest in guest houses and hotels in the town. Now many of them face financial ruin. CFirst shown on BBC North)

: Showbands

The Dance Hall Days. In the 1950s and 60s over showbands played in Northern Ireland. The bands have now gone but their music lives on.

: Fireman Sam

Animation. Rpt

: The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

Animated stories about a bee.

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

Save the Jungle. The natural economy of a tropical rainforest examined from the basement to thereof. Rpt (Final programme tomorrow at 1.35pm)

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Preserving the Natural Spas
Japan is home to thousands of hot springs. Recently natural spas in remote regions have fallen victim to environmental damage, transport difficulties and natural disasters. But one owner decided to ensure these havens of peace survived.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: They're Doing My Time

A look at what is being done to help the children of women in America's prisons.

: The Historyman

Why Braintree in Essex built a special lock-up to house the town's drunks in the Victorian era. Rpt

: Today's the Day

Current affairs quiz. Stereo

: Taxi Wars

A look at the root causes behind the often violent conflict between rival groups of taxi drivers in the Midlands.
Producer Paul Newman


Producer: Paul Newman

: The Sea Hawk

Classic swashbuckler, starring Errol Flynn
Claude Rains
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe , alias the Sea Hawk, is the toast of Elizabethan England. But while he plunders King Philip 's fleet the Spaniards set a trap to end his exploits forever.
Director Michael Curtiz (1940)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Captain Geoffrey Thorpe
Unknown: Elizabethan England.
Unknown: King Philip
Director: Michael Curtiz
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe: Errol Flynn
Don Jose: Claude Rains
Doña Maria: Brenda Marshall
Sir John Burleson: Donald Crisp
Queen Elizabeth I: Flora Robson
Carl Pitt: Alan Hale

: Nature

Films that focus on environmental issues around Britain.
Acoustic Tragedies
Noise is driving the nation barmy. It's the main environmental hazard in the country that people object to.
One in three are bothered by it, and last year 82,000 people complained to official bodies. Yet, unlike other forms of pollution, noise is hard to define. One person's noise is another's music. So what happens when your neighbours' heavy metal band or crowing cockerel is driving you to tears? Mike Embley asks whether people have a right to peace and investigates claims that the law is powerless to end the misery. Producer Vivianne Howard Editor Grant Mansfield


Unknown: Mike Embley

: Far Flung Floyd

Keith Floyd continues his gastronomic tour of the Far East. Bangkok. Navigating the busy waterways of the Floating Market, Floyd cooks a fish curry on a long-tailed boat. He samples a noodle stall, and in a seafood market sees the fish he chooses cooked on the spot. Director David Pritchard
A Lifetime production for BBCtv
SEE RECIPE page 12


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Far East. Bangkok.
Director: David Pritchard

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American sci-fi series.
Roberto! Sam becomes a TV talk show host with an abrasive attitude to his colleagues.

: Scarfe on Art

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe takes another sharp, satirical look at today's society.
The canvas might cost you £17, the paints E4. So what makes a work of art worth up to Z49 million? Scarfe discovers a dangerous world where real talent for art mixes with real talent for making money. He meets the artist who has a six-year waiting list for pictures he hasn't yet painted; and the copyist who paints a Gauguin just like the one in your bank vault. And he tries to sell a genuine Picasso, worth
Z500,000, on the park railings - with unexpected results. Producer Gerald Scarfe
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Producer: Gerald Scarfe
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock


Presented By: Francine Stock

: OvertheEdge

Alternative views of intriguing subjects from BBCtv's
Disability Programmes Unit. CripCharts
In this showcase of disabled musicians, journalist
Dave Winder discovers more about the burgeoning disability music culture, talking with musicians about their music, and their goals. With signing. Producer Vicki Raymond Editor Kerena Marchant


Writer and Presenter: Davey Winder
Producer: Vicki Raymond
Editor: Kerena Marchant

: Weathervlew

: Structural Components

Can engineers ensure that a new type of pylon won't fail in service?

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