What's School For? David Goldblatt examines key education issues, from teaching and academic standards to exam results and vocational training.
Series producer Andrew Law
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In the latest report from US series Deaf Mosaic, Mary-Lou Novitsky visits Rome, where she discovers an active deaf community. Hosted by Lara Crooks. With signing and in-vision subtitles..... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear
A double helping of the astronomy series. 1L25 Countdown to the Eclipse. Dr Peter Cattermole and lain Nicolsonjoin Patrick Moore to discuss Wednesday's total solar eclipse and how to observe it safely.
Repeated tomorrow at 11.40pm on BBC1 U.45 The Total Experience. Patrick Moore recalls the solar eclipse of 1998, which was not visible from Britain. Repeat Total Eclipse is tomorrow at 7.30pm on BBC1
Videoplus code for 11.25-11.45 ............. Code for 11.45-12.05 .............................. Code for 11.25-12.05 (not PDC)..............
Saturday Matinee comedy, first in a double bill marking 100 years since the birth of Charles Laughton
With his easy-going and improvident family often in debt, does Jonas Tuttle worry? No, he risks their home on a bet.
(1942) (Postponed from 3 July) (Black and white) (Subtitled)
See Films: pp 46-52 ***
Classic seafaring adventure, concluding the Saturday Matinée double bill starring Charles Laughton
Also starring Clark Gable
It is 1787: as The Bounty sets sail from
England to Tahiti, Master's mate Fletcher Christian is increasingly disaffected by his captain's tyrannical behaviour.
Director Frank Lloyd (1935) Postponed from 3 July Black and white
♦ See Films: pp 46-52 **** ♦ Teach Yourself Clark Gable : page 43
Captain William Bligh:
More action from Crystal Palace as top athletes continue their build-up for the world championships in Seville in two weeks' time. Commentary from
David Coleman , Steve Cram , Paul Dickenson , Brendan Foster , Stuart Storey and Christina Boxer. Presented by Sue Barker. Producers Helen Kuttner. Martin Webster ,
Mark Wilkin ; Editor Michael Cole ............
Harrison Birtwistle 's Triumph of Time, written in 1972, is an orchestral work based on Pieter
Bruegel's etching that depicts the relentless march of time.
Birtwistle talks about the links between etching and music with presenter Michael Berkeley , while
Sir William Glock and Pierre Boulez discuss the British musical revolution that made the piece possible. Boulez then leads the BBC
Symphony Orchestra (of which he is a former chief conductor) in a full rendition of the work at
London's Royal Festival Hall. Director Barrie Gavin
Series producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen Subtitled. An accompanying series. Six Pieces of Britain, continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 2.05pm BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: available monthly at retailers for £3.95
Highlights from the annual Welsh festival of culture, the National Eisteddfod, staged this year at Llanbedrgoch on the island of Anglesey. Featuring coverage of the festival's key ceremonies, concerts by top Welsh-language bands, and a look at some of the fringe events. Introduced by Sara Williams and Aled Jones. Producer Richard Powelko
Executive producer Geraint Evans
Digital widescreen ........................
Continuing the historical strand.
7.40 Western Front Professor
Richard Holmes 's look at how the First World War was fought. Feeding the Front. Poison gas was first used as a weapon of war on 22 April 1915 as a desperate measure to break the stalemate that had been reached. This date marked the start of a new era in warfare.
Director Steven Clarke Shown last Thursday Digital widescreen
8.10 Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
The Holy Land. On . the penultimate leg of his African journey,
Henry Louis Gates travels through the highlands of Ethiopia, a country that conjures up images of war but which for over 1,600 years was a Christian kingdom. See today's choices. Director Nick Godwin ; Series producer Ben Goold
Digital widescreen Subtitled....... Codefor7.40-9.00 (not PDC)....
Second World War action drama, starring
Henry Fonda , James Cobum
A portrayal of events leading up to the naval battle between the US and Japan in 1942, which was crucial to the outcome of the Second World War in the Pacific. As American forces prepare for the conflict to come, Captain Matt Garth frowns on the plans of his ensign son to marry a Hawaiian girl. Widescreen.
Director Jack Smight (1976. PG)
Digital widescreen Subtitled. * See Rims: pp 46-52 ***
Capt Matt Garth:
Adm Chester W Nimitz:
Capt Vinton Maddox:
Rear Adm Raymond A Spruance:
Cmdr Joseph Rochefort:
Adm Isoroku Yamamoto:
Adm William F Halsey:
Cmdr Carl Jessop:
Lt Cmdr Ernest L Blake:
Rear Adm Jack Fletcher:
Adm Harry Pearson:
Vice Adm Chuichi Nagumo:
Cmdr Max Leslie:
Capt Miles Browning:
Ensign George Gay:
Lt Cmdr Wade McClusky:
Lt Cmdr John Waldron:
Capt Murray Arnold:
Series focusing on idiosyncratic subjects.
When Tim and Debbie
Stevenson made a decision that Debbie should become a surrogate mother for her cousin, they had little idea of how it will impact on their lives.
After first attempts at an implant failed to reap rewards, regular hormone treatment - and the accompanying emotional strain and physical discomfort - became part of their daily life. However, the problems really began when the long-awaited baby was finally due to be born. See today's choices.
Producer Rachel Foster ; Executive producer Bob Long
War drama starring
During the Korean War,
Lieutenant Benson has to confront more than the obvious enemy while trying to guide his stricken platoon to safety.
Director Anthony Mann (1957)
Black and white Subtitled .......
* See Rims: pp 46-52 ***
Followed by Weatherview
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