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: Adventure

The story of the Rio Balsas
Power Boat Marathon.

: Daytime on Two

9 05 Standard Grade Geography: People in Landscape - Strathtay

9.25 Mathsphere

9.45 You and Me
An SFTV production for BBCtv

10.00 Movable Feasts

10.15 Look and Read

10.35 Q and A (Stereo)

10.45 Mathscope
What's the pattern of the weather?

11.00 Watch: Natural History - Autumn
An SFTV production for BBCtv (Stereo)

11.15 Thunderbirds in French: the Man from MI5

11.20 English Express: Storywriting

11.40 The Spanish Collection: Pais Vasco (Stereo)

12.05 History File: The Roman Empire - Defending the Empire (Stereo)

12.25 Lifeschool: D is for Death

12.50 Teaching Today: Playgrounds (Stereo)

1.20 The Brollys

1.35 The Family Ness

1.40 Hawk's Eye: House and Home

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather

Followed by: You and Me

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Master Craftsmen

The Rpt clock maker.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news) Followed by Horse of the Year Show Highlights of the Horse of the Year Show from
Wembley, featuring the International Grand Prix and the Puissance.

: The Fighting Seabees

War drama starring
John Wayne Susan Hayward
The story of the Seabees, a battalion of construction workers responsible for building vital installations in the Pacific during the Second World War.
Director Edward Ludwig (1944)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Starring: John Wayne
Starring: Susan Hayward
Director: Edward Ludwig
Wedge Donovan: John Wayne
Constance Chesley: Susan Hayward
Lt Cmdr Robert Yarrow: Dennis O'Keefe
Eddie Powers: William Frawley
Johnny Novasky: Leonid Kinskey
Sawyer Collins: J M Kerrigan
Whanger Spreckles: Grant Withers

: Arabian Adventure

B Fantasy adventure starring
Christopher Lee
Oliver Tobias , Emma Samms A dashing prince and an orphan find themselves pawns in the scheme of a wicked sorcerer. With Milo O'Shea , Puneet Sira ,
John Wyman , John Ratzenberger , Peter Cushing and Mickey Rooney. Director Kevin Connor (1979)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Oliver Tobias
Unknown: Emma Samms
Unknown: Milo O'Shea
Unknown: Puneet Sira
Unknown: John Wyman
Unknown: John Ratzenberger
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Mickey Rooney.
Director: Kevin Connor

: World Chess Championships

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Assignment

The New Pirates
On average, two ships a week in the South China Sea are attacked. Peter Godwin tracks down Filipino pirates, criminal syndicates and a Chinese navy apparently out of control as he seeks reasons for the piracy. Apart from the risks to seamen, there is danger of an environmental catastrophe as the target ships continue under full steam, with no one at the controls, in some of the busiest sea-lanes in the world.
Director Robert James ; Editor John Morrison An Hourglass Pictures production for


Unknown: Peter Godwin
Director: Robert James
Editor: John Morrison

: Wildlife Showcase

Last in the series of wildlife films. Pontas - Mermaid of the Sea Bertrand Loyer and his team of French divers travel to the wild and untamed South Pacific island of Tanna, on the trail of an elusive creature - the dugong or sea cow, thought to be the mermaid of the sailors' tales. BBC presentation by Mags Macrae


Unknown: Sea Bertrand Loyer

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Features Mulligan and O'Hare the two easy-listening singers who share a dark past, Le Corbuissier and Papin and an unusual version of Noel's Addicts.... and Uncle Peter.
Producer John Birkin ; Executive producer Alan Marke
A Channel X production for BBCtv


Unknown: Features Mulligan
Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Alan Marke

: Messe Solennelle

Hector Berlioz 's setting of the Solemn Mass, composed when he was a student in Paris in 1824, was long thought to have been destroyed by its composer.
For tonight's British premiere of the recently rediscovered Mass, broadcast live from Westminster Cathedral, conductor John Eliot Gardiner , the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et
Romantique reconstruct
Berlioz's vast forces for the work, reviving such long-forgotten instruments as serpents and ophicleides, and are joined by soloists Donna Brown (soprano), Jean-Luc Viala (tenor) and Gilles Cachemaille (bass).
Michael Berkeley introduces the performance and tells the extraordinary story of how the work came to survive.
Director Barrie Gavin
Producer Jonathan Fulford
Event sponsored by British Telecommunications
As coverage Is live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Donna Brown
Soprano: Jean-Luc Viala
Soprano: Gilles Cachemaille
Introduces: Michael Berkeley
Director: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Poets' News

Each day this week, poets give their own interpretation of the day's news. Stereo

: The Late Show

Presented by Sarah Dunant.


Presented By: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

: Jazz

Tonight featuring
Andy Sheppard 's Big Co-Motion,
Byron Wallen 's Sound Advice and Nitin Sawhney.


Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Byron Wallen
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney.

: Jazz Collection

Slim's Jazz
Continuing the short series of classic jazz documentaries with a Rhythms of the World portrait of Slim Gaillard. Director Anthony Wall
Executive producer Nigel Finch


Director: Anthony Wall
Producer: Nigel Finch

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