6.00 Counting Atoms
6.25 Plant Ecology: Succession 9509535 6.50 Mental
Handicap: "No Problem'sToo Big" 3391622 7.15An Introduction to IT - Teletel 8312264 7.40 Handel's Messiah 5406806 8.05 Science: Light in Search of Model 1812832 8.30 Living with Technology: Energy 1762852 9.20Wirral
Metropolitan College: Managing Change 2839993 9.45
Creative Management: Strategy ontheScreen 7991662 10.10 Biology: A Tale of Two Cells
2504887 10.35 Becoming a Student
11.00 Women's Studies: Public Space, Public Work
11.25 Plus Ça Change
11.50 The Portuguese Voyages ofDiscovery
Robert McKee introduces this afternoon's classic comedy, Sullivan's Travels.
A top comedy director decides to inject some realism into his work and tries to live the life of a tramp.
Written and directed by Preston Sturges (1941) B/W
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John L Sullivan:
A visit to the Berkeley Castle miniatures.
Assault on the Male
An investigation into how the environment is affecting human and animal males.
While apartheid rose and then faltered, black South
Africans kept flocking to the movies. Black actors and movie-goers tell the story of the revolution they witnessed on film, from
Africanjim to Mapantsula. Directors Peter Davis and Daniel Risenfeld
From the Crucible,
Sheffield. The first matches today include defending champion Stephen Hendry v newcomer Surinder Gill and Jimmy White v Hendry's practice partner
Billy Snaddon. Introduced by David Vine.
A Grand Slam Sports production for
With Anne Perkins.
Editor James Leaton Gray
With Moira Stuart. Weather Suzanne Charlton
In 1970, South Africa's cricketers played their
- last Test match for 22 years when world opinion was mobilised against their country's racist policies. They had arguably the strongest Test team inthe world and in Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards , two of the greatest players in cricket history.
This summer, South Africa play their first Tests in England for 29 years. Jonathan Agnew , former England fast bowler and now BBC Radio's cricket correspondent, visits the country to examine the effects of the boycott. He talks, among others, to their pre-boycott
captain Ali Bacher , Graeme and Peter Pollock , Richards, Eddie Barlow , Mike Procter , Khaya Majola and Omar Henry.
Producer Alan Griffiths
Sir David celebrates 30 yearsofBBC2, of which
he was Controller from
1965 until 1968,byhostingan evening devoted to highlights, memories and compilations drawn from Britain's third television channel.
His love of jazz and classical music is to the fore, BBC2's pioneering of the "author" documentary film is represented by an essay from the master of the genre, James Cameron , and its development of costume drama is marked by the first episode of Elizabeth R.
BBC2 has mined a rich seam of comedy, always looking to break away from the sitcom format, and from this field comes an early ritual humiliation by Dame Edna Everage. There's also a new edition of one of the channel's greatest successes,
Call My Bluff.
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BBC2 became the first channel in Europe to transmit in colour with its 1967 coverage of Wimbledon. Viewers and early television pioneers recall how the grass became greener.
Producer Diana Mansfield
James Cameron 's personal TV essays epitomised the fresh tone of the new channel - opinionated, questioning, but above all individual. Tonight's film is a 1967 essay on India.
Exec producer Chnstopher Railing
A new edition of the classic panel game. Joining team captains Frank Muir and Joanna Lumley are Peter Cook, Jonathan Pryce, John Gordon Sinclair and Celia Imrie.
Chaired by Robert Robinson.
First shown in 1971, Elizabeth R was the culmination of BBC2's ambition to bring classic historical drama to the small screen. Tonight's sample is the first episode, The Lion's Cub.
Written by John Hale : Producer Rodenck Graham Director Claude Whatham
Earl of Sussex:
Philip of Spain:
Starring Barry Humphries. A rare chance to see early
Dame Edna as she bullies and mocks her guests including
Katie Boyle , Raymond Baxter and Madge Allsopp.
Producer Terry Hughes
Classical music was one of the elements in BBC2's output of which David Attenborough was most proud. Here he looks back at some great musical moments from pioneering programmes like Masterclass, Workshop and In Rehearsal.
Camcorder correspondents from all over Britain point the camera at their own viewing habits and consider what goes on around, about and because of the TV. Ha ve multiple channels, TV shopping and video enriched our lives, or turned us into couch potatoes? Producers Chns Mohr and Mandy Rose Executive producer Bob Long
Paddy Chayefsky 's
Oscar-winning satire starring Peter Finch
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!"
Finch won a posthumous Oscar for his performance as the veteran newscaster who becomes the "Mad Prophet" of the airwaves.
Director Sidney Lumet (1976)
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