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6.00 Something in the Air: Cracks in Aircraft 2138635 6.250rganic
Chemistry: It's Only Plastic 2044242 6.50 Introduction to
Psychology: Autism 7881068 7.15
Richard II: Character of King
7.40 Geology: From Snowdon to the Sea 7061722 8.05 Biology: Plant Growth
Regulators 3337635 8.30 Images ofthe Cosmos: Jets and Black Holes
2672635 8.55 Women and Literature:
ChangingVoices 2588242 9.20 Care in the Community 6123109 9.45 Living with Technology: Writing a Report 1448529 10.35 Understanding Music:
Words and Music Subtitled 9936451 11.00
Summer School: Time for You
8656155 11.25 Changing Berlin, Changing Europe Subtitled 4836890 11.50 Berlin-Unemployment and the Family

: Watch Out

The wildlife show visits one of the most hostile environments of all - the city.
Shown last Wednesday

: Bernstein Conducts Shostakovich

A rare chance to see the late Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's performances of Shostakovich's Sixth and Ninth Symphonies, marking the twentieth anniversary of the composer's death.
The two concerts, shown for the first time on British television, were recorded live in 1988 in front of an audience at the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic. The second is preceded by an illustrated introduction by Bernstein.
Director Humphrey Burton

Cheryomushki, a documentary about Shostakovich's musical, can be seen tomorrow at 7.30pm.


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Pelican Island

Documentary about a pelican colony that settled near Sydney, Australia, following a severe drought

: For the Love of It

Short film about a father and son and their devotion to stock car racing

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
2.35 Golf Third round action from the Women's British Open at Woburn. World number one Laura Davies will be the home favourite as she bids for her second Open title. Other British hopefuls include Alison Nicholas , Lora Fairclough and Kathryn Marshall.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Laura Davies
Unknown: Alison Nicholas
Unknown: Lora Fairclough
Unknown: Kathryn Marshall.

: Far from the Madding Crowd

John Schlesinger 's adaptation of the classic novel by Thomas Hardy , starring
Julie Christie , Terence Stamp Peter Finch , Alan Bates
Captivating Bathsheba Everdene has a profound effect on the three men in her life -dashing Sergeant Troy, wealthy William Boldwood and faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak. Showing in widescreen format. (1967)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 37-42


Unknown: John Schlesinger
Novel By: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Terence Stamp
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: William Boldwood
Unknown: Gabriel Oak.
Bathsheba Everdene: Julie Christie
Sergeant Troy: Terence Stamp
William Boldwood: Peter Finch
Gabriel Oak: Alan Bates
Liddy: Fiona Walker
Fanny Robin: Prunella Ransome
Mrs Hurst: Alison Leggatt
Henery Fray: Paul Dawkins
Jan Coggan: Julian Somers
Joseph Poorgrass: John Barrett

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft .............


Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Summer Dance

Tonight's programme is a salute to British choreographer Christopher Bruce, who was recently appointed as Director of the Rambert Dance Company, and features three of his most popular ballets.
Rooster, performed by the Geneva Ballet, is set to a selection of the Rolling Stones' recordings from the sixties and seventies - including Little Red Rooster, Ruby Tuesday, Lady Jane, Play with Fire and Sympathy for the Devil.
The haunting melodies of the high Andes provide the score for Ghost Dances, inspired by political oppression in South America and performed by the Houston Ballet.
Set to songs by Bob Dylan, Moonshine is performed by NDT3 (Nederland Dans Theater 3), a company founded for dancers over the age of 40 to challenge the notion of dance being only for the young. It takes its inspiration from eight songs including Paths of Victory, Talkin' Hava Nageilah Blues and Moonshiner.


Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
Director: Thomas Grimm

: Tartan Shorts

A diverse range of emerging Scottish talent is showcased in three new films from this second series of Tartan Shorts.

Latin for a Dark Room
Optical illusions lead to passion and betrayal in Liz Lochhead's dark tale of sexual infidelity and murder, set in Victorian Edinburgh and featuring Between the Lines co-stars Neil Pearson and Siobhan Redmond.
Director Joe Ahearne

Surrounded by reminders of her past, Manya relives her childhood experiences as a refugee from a war in which she lost her family, her country and her home.
Written by Toby Curnow ; Director Patrick Harkins

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
A young girl's magic affects the outcome of her father's bet in this modem fairytale.
Written by Kathy Crombie ; Director Morag Fullarton Executive producers Andrea Calderwood and Paddy Higson First shown on BBC Scotland
(Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life, from the first Tartan Shorts series, is at 12.40am)


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond.
Director: Joe Aheame
Written By: Toby Curnow
Director: Patrick Harkins
Written By: Kathy Crombie
Director: Morag Fullarton
Producers: Andrea Calderwood
Producers: Paddy Higson
Unknown: Franz Kafka
Maria McKillop: Siobhan Redmond
William Orchard: Neil Pearson
Mr McKillop: Robert Carr
Jemima: Janette Foggo
Deaf: Woman Kaygallie
Jeannie: Polly McGowan
Second prostitute: Susan Nisbet
Pharmacist: Ralph Riach
Manya: Katrin Cartlidge
Uncle Joseph: Peter Mullan
Young Manya: Jennifer Peden
Goran: John McCance
Sacha: Paul Mulligan
Reporter: Iansexon
Helen: Bridget McCann
Gemma: Fiona Kennedy
Babs: Cara Kelly
Jimmy: Stevie Hannan
Jimmy's mates: Stewart Porter
Jimmy's mates: Jim Byars,
Jimmy's mates: William McBain
Kitten man: John Deehan
Brandy woman: Alicia Devine
Hoodlum's owner: Rab Affleck
Man's mate: Tony Curran
Jason: Fraser Rae
Jason's friend: Graham McCarthy

: Seinfeld: The Parking Space

Continuing the Emmy award-winning American comedy series about the lives, loves and friends of a stand-up comedian, starring Jerry Seinfeld

George gets into a row with one of Kramer's friends about a parking space. The argument escalates, involving the whole block, and Jerry and Elaine have to sort out their loyalties.


Jerry: Jerry Seinfeld
George: Jason Alexander
Kramer: Michael Richards
Elaine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

: BBC Proms 1995

A live concert in which British jazz pianist and composer
Julian Joseph leads an All-Star
Big Band through a selection of jazz standards and his own compositions. His band includes Peter King ,
Andy Sheppard , Tony Remy , Guy Barker and his regular drummer, Mark Mondesir.
Joseph promises an eveningthat will
"swing and swing hard" encompassing trio, sextet and a big band. Numbers lined up include Marcus Miller 's tribute to the late Miles Davis , TheKingis
Gone, Joseph's own Swingstone and Frobbloble, and a version of Nat King Cole's Everything Happens to Me.
Duringthe interval, in a film specially shot fortonight's programme, Joseph explores his own initiation to jazz and talks viewers through some of the jazz classics that have influenced him. Introduced by Geoffrey Smith. See today's choices.
Director Kriss Rusmanis ; Series editor Peter Maniura * SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 3
As the Proms are live, the following programme may run late


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Tony Remy
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Mark Mondesir.
Unknown: Marcus Miller
Unknown: Miles Davis
Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith.
Director: Kriss Rusmanis
Editor: Peter Maniura

: Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

Another chance to see an Oscar-winning Tartan Shorts film written and directed by Peter Capaldi.

Franz Kafka stumbles over the first sentence of his masterpiece Metamorphosis, the story of a man who wakes up to discovers he has been transformed into an insect.
Starring Richard E Grant, Ken Stott, Elaine Collins, Phyllis Logan and Crispin Letts.


Writer/Director: Peter Capaldi
Producer: Ruth Kenley-Letts
Franz Kafka: Richard E Grant
[Actor]: Ken Stott
[Actor]: Elaine Collins
[Actor]: Phyllis Logan
[Actor]: Crispin Letts

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