8.05 Envol: Discovering why one-man shows are all the rage? 6093648 8.15
Living with Technology: Energy
9.05 Child Development: Musical Prodigies? Subtitled 9606445 9.30
Becoming a Student 8347667 9.55 Opening Up Technology
Historical drama serial. in Hindi with English subtitles...........................
10.40 Network East
Asian arts and entertainment series
11.10 Style Today
India's magazine show.................
Including reviews of Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta and The Client starring
Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon. Shown last Monday on BBC 1
Thriller, showing as part of the Lost and Found season, directed by and starring Orson Welles
Gregory Arkadin, a fabulously wealthy and powerful financier, claims that he has no memory of his life prior to 1927, when he found himself in Zurich with 200,000 Swiss francs in his pocket.
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Guy Van Straiten:
Marquess of Rutleigh:
Lenses in the Universe. Professor Richard Ellisjoins Patrick Moore in.a programme which focuses on gravitational lenses.
Shown last Sunday on BBC I Stereo .......
Long before the CIA's Gary Power's U2 was shot down in 1960, the RAF had been flying secret spy flights over the Soviet Union. These "peacetime" missions were dangerous, provocative and part of a 20-year undeclared espionage war waged high over the Soviet Union. Over 40 allied aircraft were shot down and over 250 aircrew lost. British, American and Soviet air force pilots involved tell their story, while relatives of missing air crew are now trying to find out what happened to their loved ones.
Six unique stones about people who have made personal sacrifices to make the world a better place to live in.........
Brighton International Tennis
Tournament from the Brighton Centre. Semi-final coverage. Commentary by David Mercer and Virginia Wade. introduced by Sue Barker. Stereo.
Key frames from this afternoon's session of the second semi-final of the Grand Prix from the Assembly Rooms, Derby. Introduced by David Vine.
6.00 TOTP 2 The best mix of current music and pop nostalgia with highlights of Thursday's edition of Top of the Pops, a chart preview and archive footage. This week features Top of the Pops from 1976 and 1986, as well as the Police's first appearance on the programme 15 years ago.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo .................
6.45 What the Papers Say A review of the week's press by Paul Foot of Private Eye
With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill .............
Death on the Riviera
Earlierthisyeara French MPwas assassinated by hired hitmen near her home on the French Riviera. The murder of Yann Piat opened one of the biggest ever investigations into corruption, politics and the mafia in the south of France. Reporter
Margaret Gilmore tells the extraordinary story of how organised criminals and even the Italian mafia are increasingly infiltrating the worlds of business and politics in France.
Producer Helen Jenkins ; Editor Keith Bowers
BARD ON THE BOX
In this, the second of two workshop films, controversial American director Peter Sellars relocates his new production of The Merchant of Venice in today's post-riot Los Angeles and measures Shakespeare's most disturbing comedy against some uncomfortable realities of America now. Sellars's approach is unfamiliar and experimental and restores the play's original bite and danger with a multi-racial cast featuring a black
Shylock, a Chinese Portia and a Latino Antonio and Bassanio. The production visits London's Barbican Theatre next month..............................................
BOOKLET: a colour booklet to complement the BBC2 Shakespeare season is available by sendinga cheque for£4.50 to [address removed]
BARD ON THE BOX
A brief guide to life in Shakespeare's England.
Exceeedingly Fyne Clothes. David Stafford finds that the Elizabethans were fashion victims, enslaved to endlessly changing colours, cuts and cloths and spendinga fortune on their clothes. Fashion wasan extension of the rigid class system: the elaborate sumptuary laws defined what you could wear accordingto your social status.
See also Battle of Wills, tomorrow at 8.00pm. Director Daniel Percival ; Series producer
Comedy chat show starring Steve Coogan
Alan Partridge , sports presenter on BBC2's hit comedy The Day Today, presents the last in the series.
Last episode in the repeat showing of the award-winning series of six 90-minute plays, starring Glenda Jackson
Sweet England's Pride. The Earl of Essex returns from an unsuccessful expedition to the Azores to find that in his absence, the Queen has made Lord Howard the Earl of Nottingham, thus raising him in status above him. He is furious and retires to the country but Elizabeth misses him and he returns to court to be appointed Earl Marshal.
Written by Ian Rodger : Producer/Director
Earl of Essex:
Sir Walter Raleigh:
Sir Robert Cecil:
Earl of Southampton:
Sir Christopher Blount:
Germaine Greer is joined by a posse of powerful women who'll fight for the last word on subjects close to their hearts. The regular panel consists of Janet Street-Porter, Ann Leslie and Suzanne Moore.
Producer Janet Lee
Series editor Janice Hadlow * See This Week: page 6
Grand Prix from the Assembly Rooms, Derby. Featuring coverage of the climax of the second semi-final. With
Solheim Cup from The Greenbrier,
West Virginia, featuring USA v Europe. Coverage from the second day Fourball competition as Europe attempt to retain the trophy.
Irreverent Australian comedy sketch show which takes a satirical look at TV culture. Tonight, A Current Affair debates the ordination ofwomen, and there's Princess Diana's movie debut in Gawky Park, Stereo .................