A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya The epic saga comes to an end with the Magadh administration alerted to the threat of invasion. In Hindi
With English subtitles.
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos. Last in the Series.
10.50 Network East Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar pick favourite moments from the series and from 30 years of Asian programming.
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! Actors Shobu Kapoor (Gita from EastEnders) and Saeed Jaffrey compete in a celebrity edition of the Asian movie quiz. Hosted by Mo Dutta. The final is on Saturday
23 December at6. 15pm. Stereo . COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all other times. Line open until midnight Wednesday).
Films reviewed include Babe, a comedy about a young pig with an identity crisis, The Swan Princess, an animated tale featuringthe voices of John Cleese and Sandy Duncan , and Three Wishes, starring Patrick Swayze.
Shown last Monday, BBC 1 Stereo Subtitled...
Western, first in a Saturday
Matinée double bill of films directed by King Vidor. Starring
Jennifer Jones , Gregory Peck
Pearl Chavez is torn between two men when she is sent to live at the ranch of ruthless Senator McCanles and his family.
(1946) ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Laura Belle McCanles:
Biblical epic, continuingthe
Saturday Matinée double bill of KingVidorfilms. Starring
Yul Brynner , Gina Lollobrigida
The story of Solomon, his conflict with the Egyptians and his stormy relationship with Magda, the cunning Queen of Sheba. Showing in widescreen format.
(1959) ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 **
Magda Queen of Sheba:
The sheepdog series from Cumbria reaches the second semi-final stage.
Handlers from Wales and Scotland compete in the singles, while representatives of England and the Republic of Ireland meet in the brace competition. Commentary by Gus Dermody. Introduced by Robin Page. Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett
Israel - the Enemy Within
The assassination last month of Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a fellow Jew rocked the state of Israel. The country has beenfurther shocked by reports that the killer was linked to an extremist group funded by the Israeli secret service. Opponents of Rabin's policies insist he was betraying Israeli interests by striking deals with the Palestinians that promoted damaging internal conflicts. Julian O'Halloran uncovers the forces that spawned the assassination, shows that they were well known beforehand and asks if they can now be contained.
Producer Thea Guest ; Editor Keith Bowers
Frantz Fanon : Black Skin, White Mask This documentary - mixing dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and first-hand testimony - analyses racism in the colonial and post-colonial worlds through the life of Frantz Fanon , one of the century's major black intellectuals.
Fanon was a French citizen who enlisted in the fight against the Nazis. But his roots - the Caribbean island of Martinique - meant he was a figure feared and suspected in post-war
France. His worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, but resigned in 1956 after becoming an outspoken critic of French policy there. He was expelled and died before Algeria secured independence, but his legacy lives on in the books Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth.
Colin Salmon plays Fanon in flashback while Fanon's son, Oliver, is amongthe interviewees casting light upon a man Jean-Paul Sartre regarded as a spokesman forthe developing world. Director Isaac Julien ; Producer Mark Nash
Thrillerset in the Far East starring Kerry Fox
Douglas Hodge , John Hurt
A childless couple's obsession with becoming parents draws them into the shadowy world of baby trafficking. See today's choices.
Written by Guy Hibbert ; Producer Josh Golding
Director David Attwood
The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
A series of concerts featuring bands and solo performers blending acoustic and electric elements begins with the Eagles.
The giants of country rock, who bitterly split in 1979, are backed by a 37-piece orchestra fora mix of classics and new material. See today's choices.
The next in the series, Unplugged - Bob Dylan , is on Saturday 23 December at 11.25pm
Martin Scorsese 's Academy
Award-winning drama, based on the life of middleweight boxer
Jake La Motta , starring
Cathy Moriarty , Joe Pesci
1941; Jake La Motta establishes a reputation as a world championship contenderwith a string of brutal wins. But obsessive jealousy of his second wife, Vickie, sends his personal life and career into a downward spiral.
(1980) B/W and Colour Subtitled ... ♦See Films: pages 49-72 ***** Next BBC 100: Easy Rider, tomorrow at 10.00pm
Jake La Motta:
Vickie La Motta:
Joey La Motta:
Sugar Ray Robinson:
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