6.20 Shropshire in the 16th Century 4382843 6.45 The Search forthe Wand Z
Rpt 5159973 7.10 Wrapping Up the Themes Rpt
Howard Stableford and guest Patrick Moore examine pictures from Mars taken by the Pathfinder probe, and report on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan. For more on the Titan mission see The Sky at Night at 12.50pm. Executive producer Andrew Law Stereo . Ceefax: page
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Presented by Tim Grundy.
10.35 Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson test-drives the fastest version of the new Jaguar V8 XJ series, the new XJR.
Shown last Thursday Stereo Subtitled.
11.10 When Rover Met BMW: Bonding
A double bill to conclude the series going behind the scenes of BMW's takeover of Rover. A tale of two cultures, as the British and German workforces of Rover and BMW come face to face.
Postponed from 20 September
Repeat Stereo Subtitled.....
11.45 Undercover Operations
This last in the series looks at the strained relationship between Rover and its new owner, the German car company BMW.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled 53 Codell. 10am-12.20pm (notPDC)
12.20 The Phil Silvers Show: Joan's Romance
Joan is tired of always coming second to Bilko's love of poker.
Black and white Repeat
Menzone producer Mike Finlason
Saturn Visitor. A new probe is being launched towards Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Patrick Moore charts its progress. Shown last Sunday on BBC1
Squirrel on My Shoulder.
David Attenborough narrates the story of an orphaned squirrel who is taken in and fostered by a cat. Repeat
Movies under review include Contact, The Leading Man, and Face. Shown last Monday on BBC1
Michael J Fox looks at the life of one of Hollywood's most popular stars. The musical Yankee Doodle Dandy follows. Postponed from 6 September
Repeat Stereo Subtitled .................
A Saturday Matinée musical biography starring James Cagney
Summoned to the White House in the dark days of the Second World War, renowned entertainer George M Cohan reminisces about his life in show business.
Director Michael Curtiz (1942, U) Postponed from 6 September
Black and white ♦ See Films: pages 50-60 ****
George M Cohan:
Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits. 'op of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
Continuing a rerun of the series about people's memories of the British countryside, written and narrated by Richard Mabey.
The Welsh Valleys - Out of the Ashes. Ex-miners Ivor England and Busty Mason are now guides to the Rhondda who explain to the public how, atthe height of the industrial age, the valley was the epicentre of the mining industry, with the clanking of overhead pit gear as well as the grind of trucks filled with coal trundlingto Port Talbot. Producers Mike Birkhead , David W Rolfe
National and international news.
With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft. .
* Jennie Bond: People, page 12
Among tonight's reports, the story of Angela, a young British mother and heroin addict who had her probation restrictions waived to allow her to travel to Thailand in search of a cure for her Â£80-a-day habit. In a bid to end her dependency, she puts herself through a regime combining toil, self-discipline and herbal purgatives.
Sue Lloyd Roberts reports from Hong Kong on how floods of prostitutes pouring over from mainland China in a bid to escape a life of poverty have fallen into the clutches of ruthless gangs of Triads. Editor Fiona Murch
The extraordinary real-life story of the island of Montserrat and the islanders who are trying to cope with the recent volcanic eruptions. Rose Willocks , who runs Radio Montserrat from a run-down bungalow, has had to move five times; with homeless sheltered in the island's churches, Father Peters -the only remaining Anglican priest-refuses to leave. Similarly set against departing is Christian Aid worker Rob Cunningham , who is helping with reconstruction work, while agriculturist Claude Brown has lost his home but is also committed to staying on. Producer Mike Smith : Series producer
Sam Shepard Stalking Himself
Despite a very successful careerthat combines Pulitzer
Prize-winning plays with acting and directing Hollywood movies, 53-year-old
Sam Shepard has managed to lead a surprisingly reclusive and publicity-shy life. On this rare occasion, he talks freely about his early life and work, his relationships with women, and aboutthe "ancestors" -those characters from his family who form the heart of much of his work. See today's choices. Producer Sarah Teale ; Director
Highlights of the second-day's play from Valderrama, Spain, in the battle between Europe and the USA, a series that began seventy years ago. Europe have managed to triumph in three of the last six cups, with one halved. Introduced by Steve Rider. Commentary by Peter Alliss and Alex Hay.
Stephanie Hughes introduces the English National Opera's production of Wagner's epic work, conducted by Paul Daniel and with Willard White in the title role, about a Dutch captain condemned to sail the seas for ever unless he is redeemed by an act of loving self-sacrifice.
Directed fortelevision by Barrie Gavin Executive producer Peter Maniura
White (bass Baritone)
Daland, a Norwegian shipowner:
Erik, a huntsman:
Needing a place to stay in Washington, Kathie Aumont is given the keys to a friend's apartment only to discover that almost all of his male friends have also been given a set.
DirectorJoe May (1944)
Black and white
* See Rims: pages 50-60 ***
CPO Jeff Daniels:
The opening edition of the eighth series, which was also the show's 50th programme, with music comingfromKula Shaker, Joe Cocker , Jackson Browne , the Blue Nile and Orbital.
Presented by Jools Holland. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer
Mark Cooper Repeat Stereo.
Followed by Weatherview