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6.05 Diagrams 9378592 6.30 England's Green and Pleasant Land 29471 7.00
A Formidable Foe Stereo
7.30 The British Family: Sources and Myths Stereo
News plus a preview of weekend sport from BBC News 24. Presented by Sarah Montague and Chris Eakin.
What Is School For? David Goldblatt examines the key issues in education at home and abroad, investigating the quality of teaching, academic standards, exam results and vocational training.
Series producer Andrew Law Stereo ... WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday
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Lesley McGilp looks back at the week's news. With signing
Coverage of the World Figure Skating championships in Minneapolis, USA, continues with action from the free-dance section of the ice- dancing competition. Russia's defending champions, Pasha Grishuk and EvgenyPlatov, are strongly favoured to win their fifth title. Presented by Barry Davies , with commentary by RobinCousins.
After spending three weeks at sea, the fleet reaches the end of leg six at Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. Presented by Steve Rider , with Richard Simmonds and Fenella George , Stereo ..............
Director Martin Scorsese discusses
Kundun, his film about the Dalai Lama. Shown last Monday on BBC1
Oscar-winning biblical epic, showing in the Saturday Matinee season. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter.
Found and adopted by Egyptian Princess Bithiah, the Hebrew Moses becomes a favourite with the Pharaoh. But Moses's love for Princess Nefretiti angers the Pharaoh's son, Prince Rameses, and, when his true origins are revealed, Moses is banished into the desert.
Director Cecil B DeMille (1956, U)
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Sue Barker introduces coverage of the doubles rubber taking place at the Newcastle Arena in the important Euro/African Zone, Group One Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Ukraine.
Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman, both riding high in the world singles rankings, teamed up to record a crucial doubles win when the two countries met in the same competition last July. A similar success this time around is vital in the campaign to regain a place in the World Group.
Commentary by John Barratt , Mark Cox ,
Bill Threlfall , Chris Bailey.
Another chance to see the last of a four-part adaptation of Charles Dickens 's epic novel of love and betrayal starring Paul McGann Keeley Hawes , David Morrissey Steven Mackintosh , Anna Friel Despite his being close to death, Eugene determines to marry
Lizzie and Bella finally discovers her husband's true identity.
Adapted by Sandy Welch ; Producer
Catherine Wearing; Director Julian Farino
Shown on Monday
With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
The Russian Mob Goes Global
Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the power of organised crime has increased to such an extent that, via violent crime, it now exercises a stranglehold on the Russian economy. And now its influence isspreadingaroundthe world at an alarming rate.
Kevin Connolly investigates the dangers posed bythis new threat and discovers that
Russian organised crime may be the biggest criminal danger facing the west in the next few decades. He tracks the Russian gangsters as far afield as the USA and Israel, and reveals that billions of dollars are being laundered through western banks, the by-products of Russian involvement in drug trafficking, prostitution and a series of massive bank frauds.
Producer Giselle Portenier ; Editor
Political comedy quiz hosted by Clive Anderson , with Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy. Last in the current series.
Shown yesterday Stereo Subtitled...
Martin Scorsese 's controversial drama, starring Robert De Niro
Cybill Shepherd , Jodie Foster Travis Bickle is an alienated ex-Marine, working nights as a New York cabbie. Haunted by the squalor around him, he is drawn to the beautiful - and "pure" - Betsy, but his attempts to woo her prove disastrous, and he begins a descent into a personal hell. Widescreen. An interview with Scorsese follows.
(1976.18) ♦ See Films: pp 50―56 ***** ♦ See Barry Norman : page 48
Martin Scorsese , acclaimed as one of the world's greatest living directors, talks to Mark Cousins in an interview that coincides with the release of Kundun, exploring the life ofthe Dalai Lama.
In his New York production office, Scorsese discusses the experiences ofworkingwith actors such as Robert De Niro , Liza Minnelli and Harvey Keitel , and how his style has evolved overthe last three decades.
Scorsese also analyses clips from Taxi Driver, Raging Bull,
GoodFellas and New York, New
York, and what he considers his bestfilm, Italianamerican, a documentarywith his parents as subjects. After Hours is at lam. Director Mark Cousins ; Executive producer MayMiller Stereo
Highlights from St Vincent of the third one-day international between England and the West Indies. Hosted byPat Murphy. Producers Sam Leadsom and SimonWheeler
Black comedy. concluding the double bill directed by Martin Scorsese.
Starring Griffin Dunne Rosanna Arquette
Lonely computer consultant Paul Hackett leaves his apartment for a date with a girl he met in a diner. But, venturing into downtown Manhattan, he experiences a nightmare evening.
(1985,15) Stereo Subtitled .... ♦ See Films: pages 50―56 ****
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Tom the bartender:
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