Voluntary Sector Television Videos from the Charity Commission and the Immigration Advisory Service.....
6.20 Biology: A Tale of Two Cells
6.45 Organic Chemists - Molecular Engineers 7516023 7.10 Ecology:
Succession 5286348 7.35 Light in Search ofa Model
With Signing. Subtitled ...................
More kangaroo tales. (Rpt) (Stereo)
Animation. (Rpt) (Stereo)
Today: Thailand. Rpt ...................
Adventure adapted from
Mark Twain 's classic starring
Mark Lester , Oliver Reed
When Prince Edward comes face to face with a street urchin double, he decides to change places with him. With
Ernest Borgnine , George C Scott , Rex Harrison , David Hemmings and Charlton Heston. Director Richard Fleischer (1977)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56
Actress Julie Walters checks out holiday opportunities in Marrakech. Rpt .
Business and consumer news........
Animal drama, starring
Tag, an orphan fox cub, is adopted by a huntsman and reared with a litter of hound puppies. But when the new season starts, the fox becomes a quarry of the hunt.With Bill Travers and Dennis Waterman.
Director James Hill (1973) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56
When the Iron Curtain fell in 1948, it divided Eskimos on either side of the Bering Strait. This documentary tells the story of the man determined to re-establish contact between one people divided by politics
3.50 News and Weather subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather
Daily quiz about years gone by, with Martyn Lewis , stereo ............................
Oprah's guest today is a courageous civil rights activist who, as Elizabeth Cobbs , testified against the Ku Klux Klan and was so fearful of retribution that she became a man. Stereo
Today, an exotic collection of sweets.
8½ months. 15 November, 1955: Sam leaps into the body of pregnant
16-year-old Billie Jean , with only 36 hours left to persuade herfatherand the father of the baby that keeping it is the best thing to do. With Scott Bakula , Dean Stockwell and Priscilla Weems.
PC Carl Bold, a policeman from the sleepy East Sussex village of Newick, swaps places with Kenny Carter, a rookie cop who patrols the crime-ridden streets of Washington DC, murder capital of the US. Presented by Lily Savage.
Lily Savage [Paul
While Harvey decides to cut costs by employing illegal immigrants as cheap labour at Bayview, Diana worries that Tom's new fitness kick will be the death of him.
Written by Michael Aitkens ; DirectorSue Bysh Producer Gareth Gwenlan
Benny May is an 18-year-old roofer from South London - on the verge, some believe, of boxing stardom. Undeterred by the publicity surrounding fighters recently killed or crippled in the ring, he now wants to turn professional.
First Sight puts his determination to the test when Michael Delahaye brings him face to face with managers, promoters - and boxers who have ended upon the neurosurgeon's table. A phone-in discussion of the issues raised in the programme follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call [number removed] after the programme.
(Regional Programme: see variations below right)
A compilation of three of the short films by Russian film-makers that made up the recent Russian Wonderland series. The programme features 7-year-old Natasha, who begs on the streets of Moscow to support herfamily; a group of struggli ng workers whose wages are paid in glass; and Polina, a woman who is doing well by selling American cosmetics to Russian women.
Series director Colin Luke ; Series producer
Jeremy Clarkson investigates the practice of "car chipping" by which computer boffins give a car a boost by reprogrammingthe engine management chip for speed rather than fuel efficiency. Foras little as L200 it may be good value for money, but how will the insurance companies react, and will the engines be able to withstand it? Plus Quentin Willson reveals this year's results in the Top
Gear survey of customer satisfaction. Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Jon Bentley
CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR SHOW: organised by BBC's Top Gear Magazine, this year's show will be at the National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, over the May Bank Holiday weekend (6 to 8 May). For tickets telephone [number removed]
Country and western drama, starring Dolly Parton, Gary Busey, Willie Nelson
Thiola Rayfield, known to her fans as "T", sings with a close-knit band, playing one honky tonk after another.
Then she meets a charming club owner named Justice, who lands them a recording contract. But "T" soon discovers that Justice has a darker side.
Director Joan Tewkesbury (1991)
Film Reviews pages 47-56
Followed by Video Nation Shorts
Thiola 'T' Rayfield:
With Jeremy Paxman.
Pictures on the Piano
In the last in the series, documentary film-maker Michael Grigsby teams up with composer Paul Englishby to explore through music and a series of images the role played by the piano in the lives of various people.
Producer Belinda Allen
Producer Christine Vachon selects as herfavourite movie moment a scene from Night of the Hunter.
The next Close-Up is tomorrow 8.25pm
Technology: Free Body Diagrams
How can these diagrams help to predict the drag factor on a car?..............