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: Open University

6.45 Livingwith Technology: Food 6595626 7.35 Computer Integrated Manufacture

: Westminster

A full report on Friday's proceedings in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages.
Today he reports on materials used to mix tempera paints in Medieval times, including natural gums, glues, milk and egg yolks. Another early technique was developed by fresco painters who painted in wet plaster. The painters had to be very sure of what they were doing, however, as mistakes had to be chiselled out afterwards. Rpt


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Cairo Vets

A look at Englishwoman Dorothy Brooke 's animal hospital founded in Cairo to help save cavalry horses abandoned in Egypt after the First World War. The Brooke
Hospital has been riding to the rescue of Cairo's crippled and wounded working animals ever since to care for overworked beasts of burden.


Unknown: Dorothy Brooke

: German Grand Prix

Highlights of yesterday's
Grand Prix from Hockenheim.

: Thora on the Straight and Narrow

On the last part of her journey with the Angel Voices choir, Thora Hird explores what old-time religion considered dangerous and sinful - the theatre, drink, Sunday trains and overdressing. She meets Carlo Curley , the Mellstock Band and Christminster
Singers, the Rt Rev
Roy Williamson and the Morriston
Orpheus Choir.


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Roy Williamson

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia Live coverage from
Headingley, Leeds, of the final day's play in the fourth Cornhill Insurance Test. Will England repeat their incredible
Headingly performance against Australia when they pulled off an amazing victory against all the odds, or will the Australians win and take the Ashes with an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series? With commentary by Richie Benaud , Geoff Boycott , Ray Illingworth , Jack Bannister and Ian Chappell. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ian Chappell.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Look Stranger

No Place Like Home. A look at the 3,000 racing pigeons of Skinningrove, north Yorkshire. Every Saturday throughout the summer, they fly to the south of England or France, then fly back - and the fastest can win money for their owners.

: Johnson and Friends

Animation. When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.

: King Rollo

Animation narrated by Ray Brooks.


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia
Further live coverage through to the end of the match.
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (news) and at
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Gardeners' World

A prize-winning garden behind a council house in Hull.

: Birthrights

Series of films on British culture and identity, viewed from a black perspective. The African
Suite Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in Victorian London. By 1904 he had become a popular classical composer who played to packed houses at the Albert Hall. He even toured America and met the president. He died prematurely in 1912. Coleridge-Taylor was black. This film charts the life and work of a composer who once rivalled Edward Elgar , but is now largely forgotten.
Director Glenn Ujebe Masakoane
A Cultural Partnerships production for BBCtv


Unknown: Suite Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Director: Glenn Ujebe Masakoane

: BBC Proms

Tonight's Prom marks anniversaries of two popular nationalist composers - Grieg and Tchaikovsky - but begins with Stravinsky's scintillating ballet-score Petrushka, in the original 1911 version.
During the interval, there is a visit to Bergen to sample some of the novel way s in which
Norway is celebrating Grieg's life and work.
Part 2 comprises four songs by Grieg and the concert ends with Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Alexander Lazarev , and the soloist in the Grieg songs is the Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila , winner of the 1983 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. "They represent the typical Grieg style, very romantic, very melodic, with lovely phrasing - a treat for a singer," she says. "They are quite intimate pieces, reflective rather than bravura. I love them and I'm very proud to sing them at the Proms." James Naughtie introduces the concert.
Directors Rodney Greenberg and Francesca Kemp


Conducted By: Alexander Lazarev
Soprano: Karita Mattila
Introduces: James Naughtie
Directors: Rodney Greenberg
Directors: Francesca Kemp

: Small Objects of Desire

Another chance to see some of the series of films that examines the extraordinary history of everyday objects.
The Deodorant. They've been around for 2,000 years - an ancient Egyptian recipe suggested, "mix together frankincense and porridge, roll into a ball and apply where limb joins limb". Today 70 per cent of the population anaesthetise their armpits every day. Tonight's programme investigates why. Producer Kim Flitcroft


Producer: Kim Flitcroft


God Alone Knows. Continuing the rerun of the comedy series set in a satellite television station, written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. Joining them as they get religion are Michael Fenton
Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood and Philip Pope. Director John Kilby Producer Jamie Rix


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins.
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

In-depth analysis of the key issues in today's news.
Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v
Australia Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play from Headingley.


Introduces: Australia Richie Benaud

: Weathervlew

: Age and Identity

How does ageing affect the way we think about ourselves and about our role in the community, and what influence does society have in making us feel old?

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