First in a series of five reports on aspects of French life.
1: La Langue. The French language is undergoing an identity crisis. Ray Gosling probes current feelings, talking to French teachers, the High Council of Francophonie, and to one of the Immortals of the Académie Francaise who confesses to preferring a good book with English words to a bad one without.
Producer Merilyn Harris
FRENCH CHALLENGE: phone [number removed]
A six-part dramatisation by Eric Pringle. 5: Two events - Ackworth's leaving
Hawes and Company and a tragedy at Pikeley Scar - leave the Alingtons destroyed and Gregory confused.
Music played by Les Brown, Laurence Rossi and Tony Gamage. Director Adrian Bean
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
3: The Mazarin Stone. To trap an audacious jewel thief, Holmes sits in Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell Dramatised by Bert Coules Director Patrick Rayner
After Aladdin, Disney's new feature is the much-heralded The Lion King. Quentin Cooper also looks at the latest role for Tom Hanks as the simpleton Forrest Gump.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm
by Steve Aylett , read by Kerry Shale .
"The scar tissue moon rose over a city of echoing shots and bonfire cars. Throughout the night, the two cops sat with seemingly infinite patience in the dead air which accompanies the stifling of fact."
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
1: Animat Magic. They mate, they create offspring and they evolve - but do they live? Some of the architects of artificial life forms believe they do, some sit on the fence, and some just get on with developing their
"animats". Jez Nelson leads you through the surreal world where computers and robotics meet biology. Producer Sue Broom. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Roger Parker presents a portrait of Donizetti's final years, with Norman Rodway as the composer and with music played and sung by Susan Bullock.
Gaetano Donizetti , composer of Lucia di Lammermoor and some 65 other operas, declined into insanity in 1845 and died three years later. Director Daniel Snowman Rpt
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