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Animal images and facts, set to music.
The Transformers. Tadpoles become frogs while caterpillars blossom into butterflies. David Attenborough takes a look at creatures that lead two existences injust one lifetime. Rpt Subtitled ..
Political comedy openingthis week's Saturday Matinée and the first in a double-bill directed by S Billy Wilder. Starring
James Cagney , Horst BuchhOlZ
The career of a US Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin is threatened when his boss's daughter disappears behind the Iron
Curtain and returns with a beatnik she has married. Showing in widescreen format.
(1961) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 45-50 ****
Romantic comedy, concluding the Saturday Matinée double bill directed by Billy Wilder.
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden.
Heartbroken Sabrina, daughter of the chauffeur to a wealthy family, is sent to France after falling for an eligible bachelor. She returns a changed woman - but will she be luckier in love this time around? The remake opened last month.
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See Barry Norman: page 42
Gretchen Van Horn:
People who claim to have been abducted by aliens talk to Esther Rantzen about their encounters with extraterrestrial lifeforms. Science fiction writer
Arthur C Clarke contributes to the debate from his home in Sri Lanka. Rpt stereo 45
Professional film directors give advice to some inept home-video makers. Critics Siskell and Ebert opine on the finished products. Stereo
Highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and chart hits from the past.
ProducerRicBlaxill Stereo .................
Two years ago, Diane Modahl , the Commonwealth Games
800 metres gold medallist and record holder, was one of the country's top female athletes. Then, as she was about to defend her title in Canada, came the allegation that she had taken a performance enhancing drug. From that moment the lives of Diane and her husband/manager
Vicente became a constant struggle to clear her name. In this programme', the Modahls talk at length forthe first time about their battle. See today's choices. Producer Nick Mirsky
Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley
Last in the three-part series looking at the varied services performed by Parliamentary Select Committees.
All Around the Houses. Estimates of how many new and renovated properties are required each year depend greatly on who you consult.
The Environment Select Committee's mission is to journey around Britain's inner cities, estates and rural villages in search of a definitive answer.
They encounter overcrowding, flats available as right-to-buy properties that are now unsellable, unfit housing, empty stock belonging to the Government and the diminishing green belt. At a time when an important Housing Bill is beingdebated in Parliament, Triona Holden asks if the committee can rise above party political divisions and come up with a blueprint for the housing of the future. Producer Marc Sigsworth ; Editor Anne Tyerman
Documentary series, now repeated in updated form, that made legal and television history just over a year ago with its detailed portrayal of proceedings in the Scottish High Court. A Stab in the Dark. James Robertson , a usually quiet family man, snapped aftera two-year feud with his neighbours and stabbed one of his tormentors through the heart with a knife. He protests his innocence against a charge of attempted murder, but the evidence against him is strong. A conviction could bring with it a ten-year jail sentence.
Producer Ben Gale ; Series producer Nick Catliff
Followed by Talking Cezanne
First in a series of short programmes featuring the paintings of Paul Cezanne , coinciding with the opening next Friday of a major exhibition ofthe French artist's work at the Tate Gallery, London. An Omnibus featuringthree artists inspired by Paul Cezanne will be shown on Monday at 10.40pm.
More mirth, mayhem and madness in the company of spoof talk-show host Alan Partridge , alias comedian Steve Coogan , and his special guests. Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer
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Style commentator Peter York meets the football supporters who brought Armani designs to the terraces, taxi-drivers turned antique collectors and the creators of the country-house hotel phenomenon in the fifth of his six-part series. Eve Pollard joins York to talk about the decade in which money was seen as the solution to every problem. The season of films to accompany this series continues with The Mosquito Coast at 10.00pm.
Director Francesca Joseph ; Executive producer
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Drama, continuing the season of key 1980sfilms.
Starring Harrison Ford
Helen Mirren , River Phoenix
Allie Fox 's vision is self-sufficiency - a life untainted by the modern world's corrupting influence. With boundless energy, he uproots his family to start afresh on central America's Mosquito Coast. But Allie's quest for paradise has hellish consequences.
Director Peter Weir (1986)
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Premiere season of French films. Starring Nathalie Baye
Emma and Charles have lived happily togetherforten years. They have a son and Emma is keen to have a second child. When she takes the pregnancy test, she agrees to a routine Aids test. The results turn her life upside down. A French film with English subtitles.
Director Francois Margolin (1992) * See Films: pages 45-50 ****