6.00 UnderstandingSpace and Time: Cosmology Before Einstein
6.50The Creation of Childhood
7.15 The Enlightenment: Nathan the Wise 3516275 7.40 Measuringthe Earth and the Moon 2907633 8.05 Biology
Form and Function: Body Plans
8.30 The Necessity for History
8.55 What's all this Fuss about IT? Could virtual reality, interactive CDs and the Internet change the way people communicate? 2026072 9.45 Bridging the Gap, and The Best Laid Plans 6737362 10.35 Understanding Music: Taking Note Stereo 3995459 11.00 Valued Environments, Environmental Values: "green" pressure groups in the 19thcentury. 1797362 ll.SOReindeer in the Arctic
Classic western which made a star of John Wayne.
Also starring Claire Trevor
This film marked the beginning of Wayne's long association with director John Ford. Wayne plays the Ringo Kid, a fugitive from justice, who joins an assortment of passengers on the stagecoach to Lordsburg, a journey which takes them through Indian territory.
(1939) (B/W) (Subtitled)
(The Wizard of Oz is this afternoon at 2.50pm)
Film Reviews pages 55-60
Dr Josiah Boone:
Buck Rickabaugh stagecoach driver:
Sheriff Curly Wilcox:
Mr Samuei Peacock:
Fourth in a series of six weekly reports reviewing the week's evidence given to Lord Nolan's committee investigating standards in public life. Presented by John Pienaar
Fantasy musical starring
Judy Garland , Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
When a huge tornado hits Dorothy's home in Kansas she is whisked into a strange and dazzling dreamworld. She sets out to find the Emerald City, where the Wizard ofOz can grant herwish and return her home - if she and her companions, Toto the dog, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, can outwit the Wicked Witch of the West.
Directors Victor Fleming and [uncreditedj King Vidor (1939) Colour and B/W Subtitled .................. Badlands is tomorrow at 11.50pm
* FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West:
The Masters from Wembley Conference Centre. Further coverage of the first semi-final. Stereo .........................
5.20 TOTP 2 The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops, a chart review and a dip into the vaults. Tonight's show looks back to 1982 with the Fun Boy Three and Bananarama, Bow Wow Wow, Haircut 100 and The Jam's number 1, Town Called Malice. Plus
Alice Cooper making his TOTP debut in 1972 with School's Out.
6.05 Late Again
Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show. With Tracey MacLeod. Stereo.............................................
6.50 What the Papers Say
With Chris Sylvester ofthe London
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Richard Edgar ............
In the fourth of this new foreign affairs series, Jim Muir visits a Muslim training school in Pakistan and finds that some of the children are kept in chains to prevent them from runningaway. They have been sent to the school by parents living in poverty who hope that theirchildren might have better lives as mullahs. Instead, some of the children claim, they are beaten.
Matt Frei , who presents the programme from Rome, reports on how Italians faced with political instability are turning in increasing numbers to sorcerers and the occult. There is also a report from Johannesburg by Tom Carver on the difficulties for blacks and whites of living together. Black South African businessman David Kupane has recently moved into a prosperous white suburb and is already missingthe community spirit of Soweto.
Editor Keith Bowers
A dance piece devised by choreographer Kate Flatt and designer Sally Jacobs , featuring a diverse group of British performers aged from eight to 74 and drawingon customs and traditions from throughout the globe. Progressing from the wild, joyful dances of youth to elderly couples slowly turning round a ballroom floor, the work is intended to express the power and influence of dance and music in a community. The music is performed by Hungarian band Muzsikas, who specialise in traditional Transylvanian village dance tunes. The filming location, the labyrinthine Clink Vaults near London Bridge, adds to the atmosphere. Kate Flatt 's credits include the musical stagingof Les Misérables and the recent Royal Opera House production of Aida. Sally Jacobs has designed for productions including
Beethoven's Fidelio and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Director Simon Broughton ; Executive producer Bob Lockyer
The Peter Sellers Story
Arena returns with a three-part special, presenting a film portrait of one of the world's great comic actors, incorporating home movies, film clips and interviews. See today's choices.
Director Peter Lydon; Series editors Anthony Wall ,
Nigel Finch The Wrong Arm of the Law is at 11.25pm
* Peter Sellers, a life In pictures: page 32
A five-part production of the novel by Edith Wharton set in America and England in the 1870s.
1: Invasion. The holiday atmosphere of Newport, Rhode Island, is shattered when Conchita Closson announces her engagement to a British aristocrat.
Shown last Sunday on BBC 1. For part 2 and cast see tomorrow at 9.05pm on BBC 1
# See This Week: page 9 and Gwen Humble 's kind of day: page
Crime comedy, beginning a short season of films starring
Peter Sellers and showing to complement the trio of Arena documentaries that began tonight. Also starring
Lionel Jeffries , Bernard Cribbins Pearly Gates , a leading light in the London underworld, is dismayed to find his lucrative business being disrupted by some upstarts from Down Under disguised as police officers. The audacious Australians have the cheek to help themselves to Pearly' hard-earned loot. With the syndicate at risk, who betterto ask for assistance than Scotland Yard? Director Cliff Owen (1962)
Peter Sellers can be seen In Sykes on Tuesday at
9.00pm on BBC2
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60
A selection of highlights from last spring, featuring Elvis Costello back with the Attractionsforthefirst time since the 80s, the British TV debut of one of 1994's success stories,
Californian band Counting Crows, legendary Chicago bluesman Otis Rush backed by Jools's horn section, pop-rapfrom Doncasterwith Honky and a solo performance by Anglo-Indian singer Sheila Chandra. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper ,