6.00 Understanding Space and Time: Pushedtothe Limit 7094302 6.25
Computing: to Engineer Is Human
7013437 6.50 The Chemistry of Almost Everything 2867963 7.15 Chris Plantin ,
Polyglot Printer of Antwerp 5182895 7.40 Drifting Continents 5750234 8.05
Biology Form and Function: Enzymes
3090505 8.30 Understanding Narrative: Dickens's Hard Times
8.55 Reading the Landscape
9.45 Livingwith Technology: ForYour
Information Subtitled 8305654 10.35 New
York and Los Angeles: Re-inventingthe
City Subtitled 8206708 11.25 Reflections on a Global Screen 6611944 11.50
Animal Behaviour: a Conflict of Interests
When her marriage breaks up,
Mildred Pierce goes to work in orderto pay for her daughters' education and builds up a successful business. But tragedy is neverfaraway.
Director Michael Curtiz (1945) B/W Brief Encounter is at 2. 15pm. An adaptation of Mildred Pierce can be heard tonight at 10.30pm on Radio 4 * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke , stars of Birds of a Feather, take to the road in Utah and Arizona. Rpt ................
Classic love story, starring
Celia Johnson , Trevor Howard
A chance meeting in a suburban railway station brings together
Laura Jesson , a happily married woman, and Dr Alec Harvey , who is also married. They fall in love, but their happiness is marred by the knowledge that eventually a choice must be made.
Director David Lean (1945) B/W My Darling Clementine is shown tomorrow at 2.00pm ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
Dr Alec Harvey:
Highlights from The Late Show's week.
With Tracey MacLeod.
Return of the series focusing on the work of the Parliamentary Select Committees. Today's edition looks at the Transport
Seiect Committee's inquiry into a radical way oftacklingthe growing problem of city trafficjams. With Emily Buchanan.
Freelance journalist Michael Leapman reviews the week's press
The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and, from 1981, the Who, Phil Collins ,
Duran Duran and Roxy Music. Plus Sonny andCherfrom 1965. Stereo ........
Fourth of a six-part series in which political gurus take part in a studio debate on theirdifferent ideas forthe future. Tonight's guest is Charles Murray , one of America's most controversial and influential social scientists, who attracted attention by claimingthe welfare state created the poverty it was supposed to solve, giving rise to a dependent underclass. Murray caused a furtherfurore by suggesting that IQ varied not only between individuals but also amongst racial groups. Joiningthe debate are host, political commentator Andrew Marr , and Professor Brian Barry from the London School of Economics.
Producer Helen Batten ; Executive producer
PhilipClarke Stereo ...............................
Live coverage of this year's showfrom the National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, as "Best in Group" prizes are awarded to the workingdogs, gundogs and terriers. The three winners have a chance of the ultimate prize in the "Best in Show" event, covered live tomorrow at 7.00pm on BBC2. Commentary by Mike Stockman and Les Crawley. Introduced by Peter Purves and Jessica Holm.
Producer Stephen Morris
With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft
Maggie O'Kane goes back to Haiti to discoverwhat has happened since US forces invaded to reinstate the elected government of President Aristide. She asks whether Haiti can break out of its cycle of violence, tries to track down former death squad members and goes on patrol with former New York police chief Ray Kelly , nowtryingto reform the police force reputed to be the most corrupt in the world.
Merriel Beattie reportsfrom Sopron in Hungary on the expansion of dentistry in this relatively small town. Since the end of the Cold War, tens of thousands of "medical tourists" have flooded in every year, mainly from nearby Austria, to take advantage of the high-quality services provided by more than 200 dentists in Sopron. Presented by Fergal Keane.
Editor Keith Bowers
The Ordinary Madness of Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski , self-styled dirty old man of American writing, lived and died drunk in Los Angeles, spendingtwo decades as a low-life and another decade as a mail sorter before he became a full-time writer at the age of 50. By his death at the age of 73 in March last year, he was a wealthy man, the darling of Hollywood's bad boys - acclaimed for his poetry, short stories, novels includingthe autobiographical Ham on Rye, and the screenplay for Barfly. Actor Sean Penn and director Barbet Schroeder are amongthe friends who chronicle his life and times, and there are some candid recorded interviews with Bukowski.
The programme contains strong imagery and some strong language. Producer Vanessa Engle ; Series editor
Continuing the series of documentary portraits of life in Boris Yeltsin 's Russia. Mikhail and Marina work at the glass factory in Gus Hrustalny, five hours by train east of Moscow. But the factory can no longer pay their wages and they are paid in glass, which they cut and sell in the market.
Next programme on Monday at8.50pm
Director Colin Luke ; Series producer
First of a three-part look at the largest and most lavish of all the Hollywood studios, showing as part of the Cinema
Century season celebrating 100 years of cinema. Using classic clips, rarely seen footage and interviews with studio employees - from designers to the stars - tonight's programme covers the years from 1924 to the death of "Boy Wonder" producer Irving Thalberg in 1936. Presented by Patrick Stewart. See today's choices.
ColourandB/W On the Town is shown tomorrow at3.35pm ♦ SeeThisWeek:page 12
Continuing the Hollywood
Vietnam season offilms is this war drama starring
Vietnam, 1964: maverick US military adviser Major Asa Barker has his own method of dealing with army orders and raw recruits, and it's not by the book.
But when military intelligence predicts major Vietcong troop movements,
Barker's skill asa soldier is sorely tested.
Director Ted Post (1978) * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
Major Asa Barker:
Cpl Stephen Courcey:
Lt Raymond Hamilton:
Cpl Abraham Lincoln:
Lt Finley Wattsberg:
Continuing the selection of highlights from last year's two series. Tonight's show includes Crowded House, teaming up with a battery of Polynesian drummers, and the Cranberries accompanied by a string section, plus Aswad and the Auteurs.