Minds and Brains. Howard Stableford unravels cerebral mysteries with the help of experts Richard Gregory and Steven Rose , and asks what will become of the soul if brains are fused with computers.
Series 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
The third report from Gallaudet University in Washington taken from US TV show
Deaf Mosaic examines the effect of war on deaf people. Hosted by Lara Crooks.
With signing and in-vision subtitles. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear
Spy drama starring Stephen Murray
Atop Iron Curtain physicist visiting
Britain for a conference refuses at the last minute to board a plane home. Director Montgomery Tully (1964)
Black and white
* See Films: pp 52-58 *
Saturday Matinée western, opening a quintet of films today directed by Anthony Mann , and the first in a triple bill starring James Stewart Lin McAdam arrives in Dodge City in hot pursuit of his father's killer. He wins a coveted Winchester '73 rifle in a shooting contest, but then the gun is stolen.
(1950. U) Black and white * See Films: pp 52-58
Waco Johnny Dean the Kansas Kid:
Dutch Henry Brown:
Saturday Matinée adventure drama continuing today's film quintet directed by Anthony Mann , and the second in a James Stewart triple bill
Two adventurers are convinced there is oil underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, but their plans to build an exploration platform lead to conflict with a nearby fishing village. (1953) * See Rims: pp 52-58 **
Saturday Matinée western, continuing the quintet directed by Anthony Mann and concluding the trilogy starring James Stewart
Glyn McLyntock saves horse thief Cole Garett from a lynching. A grateful Garett agrees to join McLyntock, who has been hired to guide a wagon train to Oregon.
(1952) The Fall of the Roman Empire is showing at 9pm
* See Films: pp 52-58 ****
Benjamin Britten 's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, one of his most evocative works, is a benchmark in his oeuvre, setting to music poetry by Keats, Tennyson and Blake.
Presenter Michael Berkeley , also Britten's godson, explores the story of a man whose talent led WH Auden to comment that he was the only composer capable of preventing English from sounding ridiculous.
Ian Bostridge is the soloist in a full performance of the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, recorded in Blythburgh Church in Suffolk. The horn soloist is Timothy Brown and Sir Colin Davis conducts the strings of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Director Jonathan Haswell
Series producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen Subtitled .. An accompanying series, Six Pieces of Britain. continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 2.15pm BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: available monthly at retailers for £3.95
* The nation's favourite classical music ... our poll results: p28
Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
7.40 Western Front The first of six films in which Professor
Richard Holmes examines how the First World War was fought. Making the Front. Holmes follows the route taken between August and December 1914 by the 100,000 men of the British
Expeditionary Force as they went to fight the Germans in France. At first it was a war of movement, but, by Christmas, the Great War was bogged down in the trenches. Director Keith Sheather Shown last Thursday Digital widescreen
8.10 Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
The Slave Kingdoms
Henry Louis Gates 's trek in search of Africa's hidden past takes him to the ancient kingdoms of Asante and Dahomey. Guided by the descendants of slaves and slave traders, he explores the human traffic that took slaves to Europe and the Americas. See today's choices. Director Nicola Colton ; Series producer Ben Goold Digital widescreen
Code for 7.40-9.00 (not PDC)....
Historical epic, the fourth of five films today directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Sophia Loren Stephen Boyd
The Roman Empire falls into the hands of corrupt Commodus, whose insane pride leads to revolt. Caught up in the turmoil are his sister, Lucilla, and the nan who should have become emperor. Widescreen.
(1964, U) Digital widescreen
The quintet of Anthony Mann films comes to a close at 12.45am with Desperate
♦ See Rims: pp 52-58 **** ♦ Teach Yourself Sophia Loren : page 49
In the first in a five-part series of films with idiosyncratic subjects, country music star
Hank Wangford and his band travel to meet real cowboys in the Falklands during Camp
Sports - the week in which the islanders let their hair down after a year's work on farms.
As well as uncovering a passion for country music, Wangford encounters the local wildlife, including penguins, dolphins and albatrosses, and displays his aptitude for shearing sheep. See today's choices.
Producer Rachel Foster ; Executive producer Bob Long
' Film noir, the last of today's quintet of films directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Steve Brodie
Audrey Long , Raymond Burr
Trucker Steve Randall becomes inadvertently involved in a robbery during which a policeman is killed. He and his wife are forced to go on the run, pursued not only by the police, but also by the real crooks.
(1947) Black and white 0 See Rims: pp 52-58 ****
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