The story of the Rio Balsas
Power Boat Marathon.
9 05 Standard Grade Geography: People in Landscape - Strathtay
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)
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.
With signing and subtitles.
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.
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
Lt Cmdr Robert Yarrow:
B Fantasy adventure starring
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
Presented by Peter Snow.
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
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
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
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
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
SEE THIS WEEK page 15
As coverage Is live, subsequent programmes may run late.
With Jeremy Paxman.
Each day this week, poets give their own interpretation of the day's news. Stereo
Presented by Sarah Dunant.
Andy Sheppard 's Big Co-Motion,
Byron Wallen 's Sound Advice and Nitin Sawhney.
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