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Voyages of Discovery
A season of Asian cultural shows.
First in a four-part comedy drama from Pakistan. Innocent American teenager Nadia makes her first visit to Pakistan, the country of her origin, and begins work at an advertising agency - with disastrous results. Featuring film star Babra Shariff. In Urdu with English subtitles.
Geoffrey and Edith Holmes describe how they overcame rationing with the help of a bouquet made from cigarette papers and three separate receptions. Rpt ...
The story of the Grasserfamily circus, which originated in Switzerland and is now in its eighth generation, and how this nomadic community has brought circus entertainment to the outback towns of Australia. Stereo Subtitled ................
Action drama, first in a Saturday Matinée double bill of films directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Ricardo Montalban
Two agents, one American, the other Mexican, go undercoverto crack an operation to smuggle Mexican workers into California.
(1949) B/W ......................................... ♦ See Films: pages 47-52
The Saturday Matinee continues with a frontier drama, the second in a double bill of films directed by Anthony Mann. Starring
Glenn Ford , Maria Schell
1889: filled with the pioneer spirit, young adventurer Yancey Cravet and his wife Sabrajoin the land rush which results in the founding of Oklahoma. In the early days of the American West, they settle in a new village with a group of friends and begin an eventful life filled with successes as well as tragedy. In widescreen format.
(1960) ♦ See Rims: pages 47-52 ***
World Professional Championship from Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green in Surrey. Featuring coverage of the semi-finals, with matches played overthe best of nine sets. Commentary by Tony Green. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. The final can be seen tomorrow at
5.55pm. Stereo ..........................
The sheepdog trials series from Cumbria. This week, the Young Handlers' competition. Commentary by Gus Dermody. Introduced by Robin Page . Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett
Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................
Cursed Be Closed Eyes
Nearly two years ago, close to one million Rwandans were slaughtered when Hutus massacred members of the Tutsi minority. The United Nations defined what happened as genocide, but with only a handful of magistrates to investigate 6,000 cases, the trials continue to be postponed.
This programme follows three people who risked their lives to try to bring the guilty to justice. Franchise
Saulnier, of Médecins Sans Frontières, human rights activist Joseph Matata , and the former chief prosecutor of Rwanda's capital, Kigali,
Frangois Xavier , who lost ten members of his family, are afraid that justice may never be done. Last in the series.
Producer Giselle Portenier ; Editor Keith Bowers
Rumer Godden - an Indian Affair
Generations of readers have enjoyed the novels of RumerGodden, which include The River and The Greengage Summer. Today, at 88, she lives in Scotland, but her early years were spent in India. She was ostracised by white society duringthe 1930s, became pregnant by a young stockbroker and was forced to marry. Her husband later abandoned her and hertwo small daughters, taking with him the proceeds of her best-selling first novel, Black Narcissus.
Director Sharon Maguire ; Series editor
Talk show host Alan Partridge, alias comedian Steve Coogan, put the chat among the pigeons in his award-winning six-part spoof series. His guests in the first show of this repeat run include American singing star Gina Langland and Hot Pants, northern Europe's sexiest dance act.
Style guru Peter York takes a personal look at the golden years of property fever, easy money and designer labels. In-this first programme, he meets the Pioneers - the New Romantics who created the Eighties' look, and the New Right who set the tone for its politics - including Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp , Steve Strange , Conservative MP
Teresa Gorman and Alfred Sherman.
See today's choices.
Director Joanna Bailey ; Executive producer
Sally Angel ♦ The designer decade: page 18
Beginning a season of key movies from the 1980s, the celebrated story of two men striving for Olympic glory, starring
Ian Charleson , Nigel Havers
This multi-award winning drama portrays the struggles, triumphs and disappointments of two of the British athletes aiming for glory in the Paris Olympics. Scot Eric Liddell runs forhis religion, while Jewish Harold Abrahams races against prejudice. Both men are driven to prove themselves, on and off the track.
Director Hugh Hudson (1981) ? See Films: pages 47-52 *****
Lord Andrew Lindsay:
Master of Trinity:
Master of Caius:
Prince of Wales:
Duke of Sutherland:
Film premiere. Eric Rohmer's romantic drama opens the Premiere season of recent French films showing for the first time on British network television.
Starring Charlotte Very, Frederic van den Driessche
An idyllic holiday affair ends with the hurried exchange of addresses on a crowded platform. Only later does Felicie realise that she has lost the love of her life through a stupid mistake. As she hesitates in dull December between commitment to a serious librarian or her considerate boss, she cannot help recalling the magic of that perfect summer love.
(In French with English subtitles) (1992) (Stereo) ****
See Films: pages 47-52
Frederic van Den