8/10. Irma Kurtz takes a look at the hidden treasures of Damascus.
From railroads and Rockefeller to Edison and oil, Alistair Cooke examines the rise of business and technology.
Presented by Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather
Alan Bennett 's first TV play, this 1972 period drama charts a Halifax cycling club's day out, and begins
Cycling Night. Stephen Frears directs; Paul Shane and Brian Glover star. (BW)
Battling through dirt and dustclouds - and finally across cobbled streets - cycling greats such as Merckx, De Vlaeminck, Martens and Moser took part in the 1976 Paris to Roubaix single-day race. Jorgen Leth caught the action.
**** Cycling Night comes to a halt with Sylvain Chomet's 2003 animation about the rescue of a kidnapped Tour de France competitor.
(Colour and BW)
1/10. The North West's architectural gems are spotlighted.