A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya Continuing the epic saga set in ancient India. The political crisis in Magadh blows over. In Hindi with English subtitles.
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos from the UK, India and Pakistan.
10.50 Network East Asian arts show.
Today's guests are actor
Naseeruddin Shah and director Shyam Benegal. With Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! Movie quiz hosted by Mo Dutta. COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p perminute at all other times. Line open until midnight Wednesday).
Favourite movie moments. Director
Volker Schlo ndorff chooses a scene from
Billy Wilder 's comedy The Apartment while Mary Whitehouse opts fora clip of Harold Lloyd in Safety Last. Stereo .......... The next CloseUp is tonight at 8. 55pm
Saturday matinee double bill starring Clark Gable
During the Second World War, Brigadier
General K C Dennis has the task of bombingtargets deep inside Germany.
Director Sam Wood (1948) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 71-76
Brig Gen KC Casey Dennis:
Major Gen Roland G Kane:
Tech SgtlmmanuelT Evans:
Brig Gen Clifton L Garnet:
Lt Ansel Goldberg:
Romantic adventure, the second in a Saturday matinee double bill starring Clark Gable
Also starring Susan Hayward
Jane Hoyt arrives in Hong Kong determined to rescue her missing husband. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Edward Dmytryk (1955) ♦ See Films: pages 71-76 ****
East Beats West
The Asian economic miracle has gone one betterthan its counterpart in the west. Countries such as Malaysia have reaped the financial rewards of rapid industrialisation but, unlike the west, they have preserved theirtraditional social values of the extended family and social cohesion. The interests of the community at large take precedence overwhat Asian leaders feel is the western obsession with individual liberties. Malaysia's Prime Minister, Dr Mohamad Mahathir , tells Julian Pettiferwhat lessons we can learn from the eastern experience and explains the price of that knowledge. Producer Thea Guest ; Editor Keith Bowers
Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay
The series of provocative films about contemporary art and culture continues with a rare insight into the life of charismatic
American RickyJay, arguably the greatest prestidigitator alive. See today's choices.
Director Rex Bloomstein ; Series editor John Wyver
♦ See John Peel: page 10
An award-winning drama starring Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson
A vivid and uncompromising journey into the soul of a tortured Catholic priest as he struggles with his own sexuality, his vow of celibacy and the confidentiality of the confessional.
Father Greg arrives at a Liverpool parish to work with Father Matthew Thomas and wage war against sin and poverty. But Greg's homosexual affair with Graham leaves him racked with guilt. This feeling intensifies when he hears a terrible secret in the confessional box and is powerless to do anything about it.
Written by Jimmy McGovern (Cracker), Priest won awards at Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin. It was directed by Antonia Bird, herself an award-winner for her 1993 film Safe.
See Films: pages 71-76
See Polly Toynbee: page 14
Father Greg Pilkington:
Father Matthew Thomas:
Girl in confessional:
Man in lift:
' Drama starring Jill Clayburgh
Diana Sullivan is a freelance journalist who prides herself on beinga liberated, self-sufficient woman. But these qualities are severely tested when, in the company of hertroubled adolescent daughter, she goes in search of a long-lost branch of her family, deep in the swampy backwaters of Louisiana.
Director Andrei Konchalovsky (1987)
♦ See Films: pages 71-76 ***
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