Transport. Travelling from Luton Airport to Amsterdam, Kate Bellingham examines the technological, social and psychological impact of transport systems. Senes producer Andrew Law Repeat..... FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate): Ceefax: page 626: website: www.open.ac.uk/bbc/saturday
In the first of a weekly strand showing until mid-September, the magazine pays tribute to Deaf Mosaic, the US TV show that ran from 1985 to 1995. Today's item recalls the campaign to elect a deaf president of a university exclusively for deaf people. Hosted by Lara Crooks. With signing and in-vision subtitles.... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear
Comedy, first of three films in a short season that marks the 30th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, starring Norman Wisdom Aboard the destroyer Dorchester,
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth calls for an ordinary sailorto man an interplanetary rocket. Lovelorn new recruit Norman Puckle is put into training-with chaotic results. Director Robert Asher (1960. PG)
Black and white Subtitled ................
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Science-fiction adventure, continuing the trilogy of films marking 30 years since man stepped on the Moon. starring Joseph Cotton George Sanders , Debra Paget
Just after the American Civil War, scientist Victor Barbicane discovers a miraculous source of energy and designs a missile that will travel to outer space.
Director Byron Haskin (1958) + See Films: pp 44-50 **
Science-fiction drama, concluding the trilogy commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first manned
Moon landing, starring Bruce Dem
A space station in year 2001: a team of botanists work to refurbish a devastated Earth. But when, after eight years, they are recalled, one of them enlists the help of special robots to continue the project.
Director Douglas Trumbull (197L U) Subftitied * See Films: pp 44-50
Steve Rider presents continuing coverage from Carnoustie of the third round in the 128th Open championship. Highlights of today's play are tonight at 10.30pm.
TV presentation (golf) Alastair Scott. John Shrewsbury Digital widescreen Subtitled ...............
Continuing the series that explores the British musical renaissance of the past 100 years.
Michael Berkeley traces the story behind Edward Elgar 's
Cello Concerto, one of the best-loved pieces of British music. An intensely personal composition, it was written at the end of the First World War when Elgar was feeling increasingly out of step with his contemporaries, and draws on the traditions of figures such as Charles Stanford and Hubert Parry as well as the work of German symphonic composers.
The film includes contributions from biographers of Elgar and from Anthony Payne , who added an acclaimed conclusion to
Elgar's Symphony No 3.
Also, in one of his last TV interviews, the late
Yehudi Menuhin recalls times he spent with Elgar in a conversation with one of his former pupils,
Paul Watkins. Watkins is the soloist for the complete performance of the Cello Concerto -filmed at London's Abbey Road Studios, which Elgar opened in 1931-with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. Director Helen Mansfield
Series producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen An accompanying series, Six Pieces of Britain, continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 1.55pm
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Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
Continuing a six-part series in which writer and critic
Professor Henry Louis Gates journeys through
Africa in search of its hidden past. The Road to Timbuktu. Timbuktu is a name known around the world, but few realise that the city, on the shores of the Sahara desert, had a medieval university that was among the Islamic world's most renowned, or that it was once one of the continent's great trading centres. Gates'sjoumey through Mali, one of the poorest but most culturally vibrant of African countries, follows the ancient trade routes and takes in some astonishing architecture. Se today's choices. Director Nick Godwin
Series producer Ben Goold
Professor Henry Louis
Wernher von Braun : from the Nazis to Nasa
Dr Wernhervon Braun 's quest to lead the human race into space began in Nazi Germany. The Saturn V rocket that carried the triumphant Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon in July 1969 evolved from von Braun's V2 missile, which had killed 5,000 Londoners in the Second World War. This film remembers the achievements of a man said to have inspired the eponymous character in Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove. See today's choices.
Producer Andrew Williams ; Series editor
A landmark programme in contemporary comedy, Not the Nine o'Clock News was first unleashed on an unsuspecting public 20 years ago.
An anarchic mix of satirical and surreal sketches, it launched the careers of Mel Smith , Griff Rhys Jones , Rowan Atkinson and Pamela Stephenson , while its writing and production team included Clive Anderson , Ruby Wax and Richard Curtis.
Protagonists and fans recall the making of the show and explain its success, while a compilation of highlights from the series is on Friday at 9.30pm. Director Gabrielle Osrin : Producer
A classic drama first broadcast in Play for Today in 1978, showing in tribute to its ground-breaking writer, Jim Allen , who died recently. A single mother of four children struggles with life on the dole against the backdrop of the Silver Jubilee. Contains swearing.
Producer Tony Garnett ; Director
Roland Joffe Repeat Subtitled.
Black comedy starring
A student of immense intellectual gifts decides to guide the life of beautiful but naive Barbara Ann
Greene, according to her desires. Director George Axelrod (1966)
Black and white
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