6.45 Science: Fires of Life
7.10 The Present in the Past: Greek Drama 6227339 7.35
Physics: Gaseous Diffusion
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
Comedy starring Jean Arthur
A millionaire gets a new perspective when he poses as an employee in one of his own department stores.
Director Sam Wood (1941)
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John P Merrick:
In 1969 children from Hull and Newport discussed love and marriage. (Rpt)
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)
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.
Animated stories about a bee.
Save the Jungle. The natural economy of a tropical rainforest examined from the basement to thereof. Rpt (Final programme tomorrow at 1.35pm)
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.
With signing and subtitles.
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons.
Regional News; Weather
A look at what is being done to help the children of women in America's prisons.
Why Braintree in Essex built a special lock-up to house the town's drunks in the Victorian era. Rpt
Current affairs quiz. Stereo
A look at the root causes behind the often violent conflict between rival groups of taxi drivers in the Midlands.
Producer Paul Newman
Classic swashbuckler, starring Errol Flynn
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)
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Captain Geoffrey Thorpe:
Sir John Burleson:
Queen Elizabeth I:
Films that focus on environmental issues around Britain.
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
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
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Offbeat American sci-fi series.
Roberto! Sam becomes a TV talk show host with an abrasive attitude to his colleagues.
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
Presented by Francine Stock
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:
Can engineers ensure that a new type of pylon won't fail in service?