8.20 British Aerospace: Improving
Performance in a Changing Climate. How has the company responded to increasing competition? 4417783 8.45 Women in Science and Technology
9.10 Opening Up Technology. First of four programmes on invisible technologies, including examination gradingand the numberO.
Marvi New series First of a five-part drama set in modern Pakistan. A girl from a poor rural community struggles to fulfil herfather's dreams, and challenges the feudal system to retain her honour. In Urdu with English sub-tities.
Producer/Director Sultana Siddiqui. .......
Concluding Ken Burns 's acclaimed TV history of the American Civil War. 5: War Is All Hell. In 1865 General
Sherman marched his troops through
Georgia, setting ablaze the state at the heart of the doomed Confederacy.
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Journey to the Centres of the Brain
4: The Seven Ages of the Brain. Dr Susan Greenfield shows how the brain is shaped and changed, from before birth to old age. The final lecture. The Mind's /. tomorrow at 1.15pm Producers Richard Melman and William Woollard Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
BOOKLET: for a booklet based on the lectures please send a cheque for £ 3.50. payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]
van Den Brul
Placido Domingo presents this documentary in which fellow stars, family and friends discuss the turbulent private life of the tenor and Hollywood star. Lanza died at 38 having brought opera to a mass audience in films such as That Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans and The Great Caruso, in which he played the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.
With a Song in My Heart.... a Tribute to Mario Lanza tomorrow at 7.00 pm Stereo .................
The season of classic 50S musicals continues with this musical version of Colette s story about a young girl growing up in Hans duringthe 1890s. Starring
Leslie Caron , Maurice Chevalier
Gigi is being schooled carefully by her grandmother and aunt, but there are other influences which affect her life-like the dashing Gaston Lachaille , and the delights of ice-skating, romance and champagne. WinneroftheOscarfor best film of its year, the film has decorand costumes by Cecil Beaton and a score by LernerandLoewe.
Carousel is on Holiday Monday at 6.00pm Director Vincente Minnelli (1958)
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A special end-of-year edition of the programme, featuring highlights of the Top of the Pops Christmas show, the festive number one, and a look back at the year's best music videos, including performances by the Rolling Stones, REM and Bruce Springsteen.
A musical drama about the human race's abuse of the planet, intended as a requiem forthe 20th century.
Libretto and design by artist
Ralph Steadman , and starring Ben Kingsley Michael Hordern , Ian Holm
"The Plague Demon is within us all, declares narrator Ben Kingsley. "The Moonflower reminds us what we have to lose. Filmed in Salisbury Cathedral and featuring 200 singers, performers and dancers, the struggle is between an evil Plague Demon who stalks the earth destroying its resources, and a rare, pure Amazonian Moonflower which blossoms only once a year, at midnight. At stake, asthe century closes, is the future of the world. The soloists are John Williams (guitar), Kym Amps (soprano), Eamonn O'Dwyer (treble), Richard Studt (violin) and Roger Chase (viola), with music composed and conducted by Richard Harvey. Choreography by Laurie Booth.
Producer Douglas Rae ; Director Robin Lough
Voice of the Plague Demon:
Voice of the Moonflower:
Final film in the series of magical and mysterious tales.
Starring Jon Finch
Powerful and eminent men are dying, and the only clue to their deaths is the enigmatic Maisie Blue. For Detective Margrave, Maisie's arrest becomes a personal and professional quest.
Producer/Based on a story by:
Colonel Peter Alexander:
Sandwich board man:
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In three parts, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte in a new translation by Tony Britten and Nicholas Broadhurst.
Figaro is supposed to be marrying
Susanna tonight - so why is she flirting with his boss? And how can he find a fast way out of his contract to marry the battleaxe Marcellina?
Director Nicholas Broadhurst ; Director/Producer
GeoffPosner Stereo ..........................
Sir Cecil, a Tory Eurocrat:
Rosina Sir Cecil's long-sufferingwife:
Figaro, Sir Cecil's valet:
Susanna, Rosina's maid:
Bartolo, the family lawyerwho loathes Figaro and wants to marry Rosina:
Marcellina, a National Trust estates manageress who is owed money by Figaro:
Cherubino, Sir Cecil's godson:
Basilio, Sir Cecil's slimy, reptilian permanent secretary:
Antonio, the gardener, a smelly and cantankerous old git:
A fast-moving programme focusing on the main political and financial tides of the year: the development of the "information superhighway"; the role business is playing in movingtowards an integrated Ireland; the war of the "brands", as supermarket "own label" products begin to squeeze the big brand names off the shelves; the drive towards a Eurostate; and the demographic timebomb, as the proportion of over-50s in the population grows.
Christopher Hird reports.
Director Chris Kay ; Producer David Dickinson
In his off-the-wall documentary series, investigative reporter Michael Moore and his team covered entertaining and bizarre stories not on the agenda of other TV factual programmes. Now Moore chooses his favourite items from the series - which ranged from
Merrill Markoe's investigation into the prescription of "wonder drug" Prozac for pets with personality problems to Moore's own report on life in Kuwait since the Gulf War.
Producer David Mortimer ; Executive producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Moore
First of a two-part film made of the 25th anniversary rock concert held this year in New York State. Bands featured include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Traffic, the Allman Brothers, Salt 'n' Pepa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Continues after Jools Holland. See today's choices.
Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra play with guests including Steve Winwood ,
Blurand Shane MacGowan and the Popes. See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper
Second part of the music festival highlights, including performances by the Band, Jimmy Cliff , Nine Inch Nails and the Neville Brothers.