A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya Continuing the epic saga set in 4th-century India. King Dhana Nand orders Vishnu Gupta to be banished from Magadh. In Hindi with English subtitles. Stereo ...........................
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos from the UK, India and Pakistan. Stereo ....
10.50 Network East This week, the Asian arts show meets a photographer who has captured on film the migration of Scottish Asians, and a racingdriverfulfillinga childhood ambition. Presented by 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 per minute at all other times. Line open until midnight Wednesday).
Romantic comedy, opening this week's Saturday Matinee, the first in a double bill starring
Also starring Gregory Peck
Joe Bradley , ajournalist at an American news bureau, finds a pretty girl apparently in a drunken stupor by the Trevi fountain and takes her home. Next morning, he is amazed to discoverthat his guest is a princess on a state visit to Rome.
Director William Wyler (1953)
* See Films: pages 65-72 ★★★★★
Mr Hennessy's secretary:
The Saturday Matinée continues with a musical comedy, second in a double bill starring
Also starring Fred Astaire
Famous fashion photographer Dick Avery takes his latest beautiful discovery on a workingtrip to Paris, but she soon proves to be a far from perfect model.
Director Stanley Donen (1957) Subtitled ... * See Films: pages 65-72 ****
The UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Highlights from the opening session of this year's third round as the survivors strive to reach the quarterfinals of thisL380,000 tournament. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and John Spencer. Introduced by David Vine. Directors John Watts , Trevor Morris , David Wood
Editor Rick Waumsley
The New Inquisition
Thirteen years ago Felipe Gonzalez 's socialist party was swept to office in Spain on a tide of popularity. Today his minority government is clinging to power, rocked by a series of scandals, amidst allegations of corruption, extortion, bribery and illegal phone tapping. PeterGodwin investigates new allegations concerningthe prime minister, and asks how long Gonzalez can survive.
Producer Lucy Hetherington ; Editor Keith Bowers
A series of provocative films about contemporary art and culture.
The Final Kick
Last year's World Cup final between Brazil and Italy was watched by one of the largest audiences in television history. The final kick was by Italy's Roberto Baggio , taking the last penalty in a sudden-death shoot-out. Thisfilm presents a portrait of the emotions wrought by the match in viewers around the world, from Lapland to Cameroon. Seetoday'schoices. Director Andreas Rogenhagen ; Series editor
A tragicomedy set on a housing estate in South Wales, starring Helen McCrory
Rhyslfans Jo is a single mother in the middle of a tempestuous love affair with Kevin, a married man. She is pregnant, and when Kevin starts to mess heraround and her mother is taken ill, Jo's life starts to crumble. Written and directed by leading Welsh film-maker
Karl Francis , this tough and compassionate film received a jury commendation at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Producer Ruth Caleb
Jools Holland presents his late night contemporary music show. Guests tonight include The Human League, country-tinged rocker Steve Earle , singer Emmylou Harris accompanied by ace producer Daniel Lanois , new British pop sensations Cast and jazz-rappers Guru.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper
Veteran documentary film-maker Chris Marker was on hand to observe
Akira Kurosawa at work when the Japanese director made his epic Ran. This programme was the result, and it shows Kurosawa, "the master", grappling with the logistics of filming spectacular battle scenes on Mount Fuji and observes the highly skilled production team and cast at work.
Marker gives an insight into the lives of the extras as well as the stars and reveals the complex preparations for sequences that often ended up on the cutting room floor. Ran is being shown on Friday night on BBC2.
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