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6.00 Earth, Life and Humanity 20432 6.30 Difference on Screen
7.00 Rothko: the Seagram Murals
Introduced by Ray Stubbs. There's semi-final action from the women's hockey and netball, plus coverage of the first cricket final to be played in the Commonwealth Games. Including at
10.25 Athletics Featuring the men's
200m semi-finals at 10.30 plus the start ofthe women's longjumpfinal.
Commentary by Christina Boxer ,
David Coleman , Paul Dickenson , Brendan Foster and Stuart Storey.
Producers Sharon Lence , Paul McNamara and Lak Singh ; Editors Philip Bernie , Andrew Clement and Carl Hicks .....
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The magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Presented by Lara Crooks , with gardeningtips, a feature on Dot Miles's poetry and the news review. With signing and in-vision subtitles
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Magnificent Women and Maddening
Machines. The penultimate compilation asks whether machines make modern life easier. Presented by Kate Bellingham.
Series producer David Poyser ............. CEEFAX: page
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Introduced by Sue Barker.
Athletics Two finals: at 1.00 the men's
400m hurdles and at 1.30 men's 5,000m.
1.45 Hockey Coverage of the men's and women's semi-finars, with commentary by Cathy Harris and Nigel Starmer-Smith .
2.10 Netball Semi-finals from the Bukit Kiara Stadium. Commentary by Hazel Irvine.
2.30 Badminton News from the men's singles and doubles quarter-finals, women's singles and doubles semi-finals, and mixed doubles semi-finals. Commentary by Gill Clark.
2.45 Bowls News from the men's pairs final. Commentary by Dougie Donnelly and David Rhys Jones.
3.00 Diving The women's 10m platform final and the men's 3m springboard final. Commentary by Andy Jameson.
Saturday Matinee western, starring Rock Hudson, Donna Reed
When his fiancee Jennifer is kidnapped by outlaw Frank Slayton, rancher Ben Warren and Slayton's ex-partner set out on their trail.
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Liz Rigbeyvisits a Dutch octogenarian's beautiful allotmentgarden. Repeat
The second semi-final of the Open from Bournemouth. Commentary by Chris Bailey , John Barrett and Mark Cox. .
A special edition in which the Bee Gees perform some of theirgreatest hits, alongside covers of their songs by stars including Boyzone and Diana Ross. Top of the Pops isonFridayat7.30pmonBBCl
The Mercury Music Prize's shortlisted artists discovered last Wednesday who had carried off the gong for best album of the year. The dozen nominees - among whom were Wigan's comeback kings the Verve,
Bristolian purveyors of urban darkness Massive Attack and lo-f neo-blues outfit Gomez - here perform tracks from their albums. Presented by Tracey MacLeod and Jools Holland.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer
Mark Cooper Revised repeat
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Rob Mc Elwee ..
The foreign-affairs series returns.
In February the United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, made a crucial visit to Iraq as a second Gulf War was becoming a possibility. His diplomatic success in these negotiations afforded him star treatment from the media. This film observes the tense atmosphere in Baghdad as the talks unfolded, and follows Annan on trips to Rwanda, where he struggled to absolve the UN of responsibility for the genocide, and to Nigeria, where he attempted to have former opposition leader Chief Abiola released from jail. The series continues next month.
Then Video Nation Shorts
A major 24-part series examining the postwar conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, interlacing historical footage with personal testimony.
The series begins with the story of how the United States and the Soviet Union, although ideologically opposed, came to unite in their opposition to Hitler. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. See today's choices.
The days the Earth stood still: This Week, page 6
Another chance to see an episode from the 1974 series. Between Ourselves. Thelma is still with her mother, leaving
Terry to look after Bob. But Bob is worried what people might say.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Producer Bernard Thompson
Repeat Another episode is tomorrow at8.30pm
HumberPullman Estate. A fruit and vegetable merchant, a distillery worker and a pub landlord talk about the highly conspicuous vehicle they have all owned. Director Justine Linnane : Producer Richard Pearson
Arctic adventure, starring
When a secret film capsule from a Russian spacecraft lands near Station Zebra, the tiny weather base is plunged into the Cold War and a potentially cataclysmic confrontation between two deadly superpowers. Widescreen.
Director John Sturges (1968. U)
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Commander James Ferraday:
Captain Leslie Anders:
Lt Russell Walker:
Team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes are joined by Heaven 17 singer Glenn Gregory, ex-Happy Mondays/ Black Grape dancer Bez and Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright. Hosted by Mark Lamarr. Shown yesterday
Film premiere. Drama starring John Garrick, Winifred Shotter
1815. After the Battle of Waterloo, Major John Peel inherits his uncle's stately home. But an unscrupulous gambler is determined to take it from him.
(1934) (Black and white) (Subtitled) **
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Followed by Weatherview
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