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Jungle adventure starring
A big-game trapper is hired by a zoo to capture a rare big cat. With Elsa Martinelli , Jack Hawkins , Sabu, Cely Carrillo.
Director Phil Karlson (1963)
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Western starring John Wayne
A US cavalry officer is faced with marauding Indians and a family conflict. With Ben Johnson , Claude Jarman Jr. Director John Ford (1950)
Talking birds show their prowess.
Mothers and daughters talk about each other's living rooms.
Presenter (Children's BBC):
A Human Monster with Inwardly Curved Extremities?
A look at the illness of arthrogryposis, which causes sufferers' joints to be flexed in spasm.
Live coverage of Parliament.
In Welsh with English subtitles.
A report on the campaign to clear the names of First World War deserters.
A Dreamscape production for BBCtv
All Our Yesterdays. Browsing in a public library is an extraordinary way for Kirk to spend the last hours of a doomed planet, but this is no ordinary library and the librarian has access to an extraordinary database.
A look at young film-makers setting out to become the movie moguls of the next century and the box-office hits made with tiny budgets. Executive producer Rachel Purnell Series producer Nicola Moody
The fifth of seven dramatic films on the Passion of Christ in a new and powerful setting by Scottish composer
James MacMillan focuses on Christ's briefest utterance, / Thirst.
(The series continues at 7.20pm tomorrow)
Twelve more musicians compete for a place in the final round. Presented by Sarah Greene.
In this pilot programme for an occasional series debating issues close to the British heart, republican professor
Stephen Haseler kicks off the studio debate by arguing for the abolition of the monarchy, using a short film to highlight his view that it is an irrelevant institution. Another film by writer and comedian
Nick Revell follows, offering an irreverent look at the British obsession with class and exploring its connections with the monarchy. The audience then expresses its own views. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Director/Producer Alison Turner
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv
Three young Dubliners go to London in search of fun, fortune and, in the case of 17-year-old Mary Kelly, an abortion. Homeless and jobless, their adventures quickly turn sour in this cautionary tale by Shane Connaughton , co-writer (with Jim Sheridan ) of the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot.
Connaughton's previous credits include the film The Playboys, which starred Albert Finney and Aidan Quinn ; he is currently working on a screenplay on the life of W B Yeats and Maud Gonne entitled A Terrible Beauty, to be directed by Anjelica Huston. Also the author of two novels (A Border Station and The Run of the Country), Connaughton was the subject of last year's BBC documentary A Border Childhood.
Sinead O'Connor sings the opening song A Dream for Living, while the title song is performed by Ronnie Drew, lead singer of the Dubliners.
Producer Helen Greaves
Director Suri Krishnamma
Followed by Saint of the Day St john Climacus
Presented by Sue Cameron.
Reporting from Manchester, this year's City of Drama, on Peter Brooks 's production of The Man Who, by Oliver Sacks. Plus the secret art of the understudy. Presented by Robert Dawson Scott.