6.20 Biology: the Breath of Life
6.45 Art in 15th-century Italy: Florence Revisited
7.10 Ecology: Ancient Woodland
7.35 Energy and Rockets
' Adventure about two tribes battlingfor survival in a world menaced by prehistoric monsters and natural disasters. With Victor
Mature, Carole Landis and Lon Chaney Jr. Directors Hal Roach Sr. Hal Roach Jr
(1940) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
V cause havoc on the ground and in the air when they join a flying academy.
Director Arthur Lubin (1941) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58
Animated adventure set against live action backgrounds.
Dot teams up with a koala bear to try to stop the building of a dam that will cause an environmental disaster. (1985)
Film Reviews pages 48-58
Business and consumer news
A team of Austrian film-makers sets out on a mid-winter expedition through northern Canada - a region made famous in the stories of Jack London.
Today, a look at Lincoln.
The story of the Hollywood star whose fairy tale marriage into royalty ended with her tragic death. With clips from her films and contributions from colleagues including Jimmy Stewart and Alec Guinness.
followed by Endangered World: A Kenyan Trilogy: Orphans of Tsavo
The last of three films about wildlife conservation in East Africa looks at the crusade by Daphne Sheldrick to save Kenya's baby elephants..
Subject (Endangered World):
News quiz, with Martyn Lewis.
Today, tips for looking younger than you are, with guests Joan Collins, Debbie Allen and Ali McGraw.
The last of a six-part series on death and grieving. Novelist Armistead Maupin, whose Tales of the City chronicle gay life in San Francisco, tells Bel Mooney how he is dealing with the prospect of losing his lover, Terry Anderson, to Aids. Over the last ten years homosexual communities have had to come to terms with much grief as the young and fit have been struck down by the disease. Maupin and Anderson, who is HIV positive, talk lovingly about each other, their lost friends, and how they cope with knowing what may lie ahead.
Offbeat American sc-fi series.
The Leap Back. 15 June, 1999: Sam and Al are struck by lightning, which causes them to leap forward in time simultaneously and change places. Al leaps into the body of Captain Tom Jarrett , a decorated Second World War army veteran who is about to commit double sucide with Suzanne Elsinga.
Sam is in Al's body but he has not quite mastered Al's computer wizardry. With Scott Bakula , Dean Stockwell , Amanda Wyss , Mimi Kuzyk and Douglas Roberts.
Lavender-scented chat show hostess and general busybody Mrs Merton, also known as Caroline Hook , welcomes astrologist Russell Grant, the former Lady Buck, Countess Sokolow and weatherman Fred Talbot.
With house band Hooky and the Boys, fronted by Peter Hook of New Order.
Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer Peter Kessler
Positive thinking carried
Glasgow social worker
Jack Black to the helm of a thriving yet controversial personal development business. Top companies and sports stars have been convinced by his methods, but others have theirdoubts. See today's choices.
Producer Simon Dickson : Series editor Brian Davies Stereo Subtitled 72
Second offive programmes in which singer Paul Jones presents some of his favourite music from the lunchtime magazine show Pebble Mill.
This week's theme is the musical, with Elaine Paige singingthe Edith Piaf classic Je ne regrette rien, Ruby Turner with Embraceable You, Dave Willetts with It Had to Be You, Jack Jones with All or Nothing at All, Larry Branson with Pretty Woman and Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett with Heartbeat. Plus
John Barrowman , Larry Adler and the BBC Big Band.
Series producer Martyn Day Rpt Stereo ...
In the third of six programmes, travelling chef Gary Rhodes visits Orkney where he cooks up his gastronomic treats in a solitary cottage on Inner Holm, one of the smallest of the Orkney islands. Having hitched a lift to the island with the Stromness lifeboat crew, he prepares ox-cheek stew with caramelised shallots and clapshot, a local favourite made from Orcadian swede and potato puree. On the trail of scallops he takes a rough ride on a fishing boat past the Old Man of Hoy - and gets a drenching only worthwhile for the resulting dish, scallops with fennel salad. To complete the menu he uses plenty of Orkney's most abundant fruit, rhubarb, with lemons to create a sponge served with a rhubarb sauce and custard.
BBC Book: More Rhodes around Britain, featuring recipes from the series, is available price Â£15.99 from booksellers.
Drama based on a true story, starring Henry Winkler, Jennifer Hetrick
Marty and Nancy Klein appear to have an idyllic life. But tragedy strikes in the form of a car accident that leaves the newly pregnant Nancy in a coma. Doctors tell Marty that he has to choose - between the life of his wife and that of his unborn child.
Film Reviews pages 48-58
Followed by Talking X's
George Melly discusses King Kong.
Dr RJ Cannon:
Judge Carol Ray:
Speaker (Talking X's):
With Peter Snow.
Mark Lawson and guests
Tony Parsons , Allison Pearson and Darcus Howe review the week in the arts.
12.00 Open View
A look ahead to OU programmes.
12.05 Electronics: Global Firms, Shrinking Worlds
The development of electronics over three decades.