6.00 Understanding Space and Time: Pushedto the Limit
7930258 6.25 The Telephone - Birth of a Technology
6.50 Computing: To Engineer Is Human 3744838 7.15
Changing Britain, Changing World: The Multi-National
3746635 7.40 Understanding Narrative: Dickens's "Hard
Times" 7428906 8.05 Drifting Continents 7964277 8.30 The Enlightenment: Humanity and the Scaffold 8135109 8.55
Managing Schools: Democracy-FactorFiction? 81146169.20 Social Science: Readingthe
Landscape 8706529 10.10 Biology: Enzymes
10.35 Developing World: Gender Matters 8481600 ll.OOThe US in the 20th Century:
Re-lnventingtheCity 8882109 11.50 Brain and Behaviour: A Conflict of Interests
Western starring Dick Powell
An undercover investigator is hired to trace the murderers of two soldiers at a western outpost.
Director Sidney Lanfield (1948)
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Trials of Dr Samuel Sheppard When a surgeon's wife was brutally murdered in a quiet American town in 1954, her husband was a suspect.
Chris Hale 's film reveals how a car radiator helped one scientist realise why humans walk upright.
A tribute to men and women who have made the world laugh, featuring Fanny Brice , Charlie Chaplin ,
Buster Keaton , W C Fields, the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy.
I Costume drama
FILM shown as a tribute to Melina Mercouri , who died earlier this month. When a Regency rake encounters a wild gypsy, their fates are sealed.
Director Joseph Losey (1958)
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With Anne Perkins.
Editor James Leaton Gray
With Moira Stuart. Weather Suzanne Charlton
The Best of Breed winners.
Producer Stephen Morris
A Very Chinese Solution. In the second of three films on China, Michael Robinson finds
Cadillacs cruising past peasants in paddy fields, shop windows offering luxuries beyond most citizens' dreams, and loss-making state industries drowning under a sea of new competitors and widespread corruption. Can the leadership's very Chinese solutions deliver reform without political turmoil? Series producer David Harrison
Executive producer Jane Ellison
Not the kind of artist to make comebacks: since his first hit in 1971 with Your Song, Elton John has never gone away. But was a particularly good year for him: a nightmarish legal tussle with the tabloid press had ended with personal victory, and his album Sleeping with the Past yielded a string of hit singles.
This solo performance, broadcast live on MTV in June
1990, consists of unadorned versions of hits old and new including Sacrifice, Sad Songs, Tiny Dancer, Daniel and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
Seventy million Kalashnikov
(or AK-47) guns are scattered across the world. It was the Russians' Cold War weapon and is still the first choice of terrorists, guerrillas and mercenaries. Through the story of Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, Arena asks whether the AK-47 is a cultural icon or just a killing machine. Director Paul Gruebel Lee : Producers
Jo Burden-Smith , Paul Gruebel Lee
Nothing to Declare. Clark and his team try to untangle a web of extortion, drug smuggling and illegal immigration.
Episode written by Michael Russell
Producer Peter Noms ; Director Jenny Killick
Chief Supt Deakin:
Chief Supt McGregor:
Second of three programmes by film-maker Mireille Dumas. "The story went.... sex, man, baby, abortion, death, nightmare." That's how Gina, serving 16 years in prison for killing her lover, describes the vicious circle of her experience. Left at the mercy of an abusive father when her mother died,
Gina had attempted suicide and had a child by the age of 15. In this remarkably frank and sensitive French documentary, Gina examines the motives for her crime of passion.
To complement tonight's
Crimes and Passions story, Henri-Georges Clouzot 's macabre film about a man who drives his wife and mistress to plot his death. In French with English subtitles. With Vera Clouzot , Paul Meurisse.