5.30 IRSF - the Merger Inquiry Reports from London and Peterborough on the union merger plans of IRSF and NUCPS
5.45-6.00 TUTV - Trade Union
Television A programme for union members with news, views and features from the workplace....
6.20 Oceanography: Rockall
6.45 Silver: a Source of Power for the State 7539359 7.10Systems: Coping with Queues 4522663 7.35 Managing Schools: Making Teams Work
Kangaroo tales. (Rpt) (Stereo)
During the Second World War, people imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin in Czechoslovakia performed theatre, cabaret, concerts and opera. Among these people destined for Auschwitz were four composers - Viktor Ullman, Hans Krasa, Pavel Haas and Gideon Klein, all of whom were sent to their deaths by the Nazis. This documentary, shot in Terezin, looks at their music. Brundibar! by Hans Krasa is shown at 1.40pm, followed by Pavel Haas's Study for Strings in The World on Its Dark Side at 2.10pm.
Producer Simon Broughton
Comedy drama starring Robert Walker Jr and Burl Ives, who died recently.
The Pacific, 1945: the overbearing captain of a US Navy cargo ship is the despair of his crew. Then Ensign Pulver sees his chance to strike a blow for justice. With Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands.
Director Joshua Logan (1964)
FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
Fantasy adventure based on Jules Verne 's characters, starring
After being washed overboard during a storm, six passengers of a schooner are rescued by a mysterious submarine with Captain Nemo at its helm. With Chuck Connors and Nanette Newman.
Director James Hill (1969) * FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
A children's opera composed in 1938 by Hans Krasa and performed 55 times in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin, north of Prague. This Mecklenburgh Opera production is sung in English by the New London
Children's Choir. Stereo .............
Three musical echoes of war: Study for Strings by Pavel Haas , A Survivor from Warsaw by Arnold Schoenberg , and A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippett. The music is performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with Faye Robinson (soprano), Cynthia Clarey (mezzo-soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor) and Benjamin Luxon (bass). ConductorSimon Rattle. Introduced by Andrew Sachs.
Directors Clive Flowers , Barrie Gavin Stereo .325381
A gnomes' eye view of the world.
With Fern Britton.
Today Esther Rantzen talks to impressionist Mike Yarwood about his personal life, the collapse of his career and his hopes fora comeback.
In this service the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and Cardinal Basil Hume join the Chief Rabbi, Doctor Jonathan Sacks, and the congregation of the Bevis Marks synagogue in the City of London to remember the victims of the war in Europe and to give thanks for 50 years of peace. The programme also includes first-hand accounts of escape and survival by Jewish men and women who grew up during the Nazi years.
* See VE Day special: from page 30
Fantasy adventure starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling
After the death of his parents, young Luke travels to England with his grandmother, Helga. Helga has warned Luke about witches so he is not surprised when he discovers that their seaside hotel is the venue for an English witch convention. Turned into a mouse after drinking the Grand high Witch's evil potion, Luke must thwart her plan to turn the nation's children into mice.
Director Nicolas Roeg (1989)
# FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
Miss Ernst/Grand High Witch:
Every day, three retired scientists set out on a journey across Paris. Professors Dorst, Levi and Barrau insist on going to the place where they have spent their entire working lives: the Natural History Museum in the Jardin des Plantes, which houses one of the world's largest collections of stuffed extinct animals. This film, partly a musical and partly documentary, charts the men's lives, including their wartime experiences. It also looks at their views on the natural world and humankind. With original music by the Dutch rock band The NITS and a libretto by poet Roger McGough.
Director Celia Lowenstein : Editor Peter Symes. ..
When passengers left Southampton for a round-the-world cruise on the refurbished QE2, they did not expect to find unfinished cabins, unreliable toilets, soggy carpets, and workmen. David Lomax reports on why Cunard spent Â£40 million refitting Britain's cruise liner flagship in a German yard, what went wrong and what it was like to be on board. He also examines the wartime history of the QE2's sister ships, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary.
Producer Brian Davies
Favourite movie moments.
Director Nicolas Roeg chooses a scene of high comedy from The Woman in Red, director Susan Seidelman selects a piece from The Apartment and actor Brian Cox talks about the closing moments of The Searchers.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
Sci-fi thriller series.
When his top secret project investigating the development of life in Martian soil samples is closed down, scientist Simon Kress recklessly continues his research at home. As mysterious scorpion-like creatures start to flourish, he is thrilled to note signs of intelligence. Soon, however, the experiment is out of control.
Starring Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr
South Central Los Angeles, 1984: young Tre's mother decides it would be best for him to live with his estranged but disciplined dad. Seven years on, Tre has managed to steer clear of the drugs and violence in the area but then teenage gang wars begin to invade his neighbourhood.
Director John Singleton (1991)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
Drama starring Zbigniew Cybulski
May 1945: the war is over but Polish society is divided. An abortive assassination attempt leaves Maciek with a night to kill in a provincial town.
His assignation with a barmaid leads to a love that will shatter his convictions.
A Polish film with English subtitles.
Director Andrzej Wajda (1958) B/W â¦ FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70 Tokyo Story is shown on Friday