6.00 Graphs, Networks and Design: Critical Path
6.25 Desert Ecology
6.50 Organic Chemistry:
Samples of Analysis
7.15ITforYou 8814672 7.40
Cragside House - From Lodge to Palace 5908214 8.05 Science: Steel, Stars and Spectra
8755360 8.30 Evolution: Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains? 4874063 8.55
Curriculum and Learning: Ways with Words 9624360 9.20 Composing: George Fenton in Conversation 2331301 9.45 Open Advice: Somethingfor Everyone 8162230 10.10 Biology Form and Function: Nerves 2006295 10.35
8216818 11.00 Our Health
OurHands 9346214 11.25
Poland: Democracy and Change 5534837 11.50 The
Enlightenment: Angelica Kauffman
Classic war drama starring
When two American prisoners, attempting to escape from Stalag 17, run into a German ambush, it becomes clear that one of the men in Barrack 4 must be an informer.
Director Billy Wilder (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53
Against the Clock
Airlines, power-stations, and even all-night creches are features of the industrial world. But for those who keep them running, staying awake is a problem.
Dr Martin Moore-Ede reveals a world dozing on the brink of disaster.
A fading Hollywood director, discovers a beautiful dancer and turns her into a star but she soon tires of the world she has conquered.
Director Joseph L Mankiewicz
With Jennie Bond.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
As the results of the first multi-racial elections in South Africa are declared, David Dimbleby reports from
Johannesburg on the shape of the new government.
(The New South Africa is on tomorrow at
11.30pm on BBC1)
Forty years ago, on a wet Oxford evening,
Roger Bannister ran the race of his life in six-tenths of a second less than four minutes.
Since then 12 other athletes have progressively lowered the mile record, which now stands at the mark established by Algerian Noureddine Morceii , three minutes 44.39 seconds.
Tonight's programme celebrates the enduring fascination of the mile race and includes the reminiscences of all 13 record holders. They include Sir Roger Bannister , of course, who was spurred on to his achievement by his training partners Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway , and the Australian John Landy , who took away his record after just six weeks. Producer Steve Gowans
A Chrysalis production for BBCtv
Roger Bannister 's sporting legacy
SEE FEATURE page 30
Notes from Underground
Under the streets of Moscow is a labyrinth of foetid tunnels, cellars and bunkers which are home to 140,000 people. This underworld shelters orphaned children and young fascists still in hiding after the October coup as well as drug addicts, punks and prostitutes. Last year 7,500 people died there, unclaimed and unmissed.
This documentary exploring Moscow's hidden city starts a weekend of programming about tunnels scheduled to mark the opening of the Channel Tunnel on Friday. Among those interviewed are a tunnel inspector who warns that Moscow's landmarks are in danger of collapse. Director Amanda Feldon
Executive producer John Tnffitt
The Foot Tunnel
Animation about a commuter's journey deep below the ground and into her own personality. Director Jane Wagman
(The film at 11.20pm is also being shown as part of the Going Underground season, )
Guests are Caroline Quentin andKathyLette.
Jerry and Elaine try to avoid paying for massages, but George is worried about his physical reaction to the masseur.
Further semi-final action.
Shown as part of the Going Underground season, a Second World War drama. Polish Home Army fighters take refuge beneath the streets of Warsaw. A Polish film with English subtitles. With Teresa Izewska. Tadeuszjanczar. Director Andrzej Wajda (1957)
(The Wooden Horse tomorrowat 1 130pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53