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Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
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Contributors

Producer:
Eleanor Garland

In the final programme in the series,
Julian Pettifer reports from Hong Kong as it prepares for the handover to China. Including an interview with Asia's biggest film star, Jackie Chan , who says Hong Kong is fighting back. Producer Hugh Levinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer
Unknown:
Jackie Chan
Producer:
Hugh Levinson

With chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Fred MacAulay.
Producer Ann Jobson. Repeated Monday 6.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Peter Jones
Unknown:
Fred MacAulay.
Producer:
Ann Jobson.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, with Alistair Burt MP,
George Robertson MP, Professor Lisa Jardine and Dr Alan Sked.
Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Alistair Burt
Unknown:
George Robertson
Unknown:
Professor Lisa Jardine
Unknown:
Dr Alan Sked.

Starring Anne Downie as Rosinella Pedreschi , Blythe Duff as Lucia and Alexander Morton as Massimo Pedreschi. Ann Marie di Mambro 's play follows the Pedreschis through the darkest hours of the Second
World War, and reflects the vivacity, humour and passions of the Scottish-Italian community. with Lee Brown , Raymond Short and Anthony Donaldson. Producer Hamish Wilson

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Downie
Unknown:
Rosinella Pedreschi
Unknown:
Blythe Duff
Unknown:
Alexander Morton
Unknown:
Massimo Pedreschi.
Unknown:
Ann Marie Di Mambro
Unknown:
Lee Brown
Unknown:
Raymond Short
Unknown:
Anthony Donaldson.
Producer:
Hamish Wilson
Hughie:
Kenneth Glenaan
Franco:
Vincent Friell
Daddy/Priest:
Robert Trotter
Bridget:
Grace Glover
Luigi/Customer:
Finlay Welsh
Teacher/Woman:
Vicki Liddelle

Crime or Passion?
Gerry Northam presents a brief history of obsession, embracing both the medieval courtly ideal of romantic infatuation and the pathological desire of the 20th-century stalker. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerry Northam
Producer:
John Byrne

Five programmes in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines and often explodes myths about blindness, and explores its lighter side.
4: Are You Blind, Ref? Peter White explains why he spends so much of his free time at sports events he can't see. Producer Ronni Davis Revised repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White
Unknown:
Peter White
Producer:
Ronni Davis

The topical comedy sketch show, with Sally Grace , Dave Lamb , Joanna Monro and Jon Glover.
Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Sally Grace
Unknown:
Dave Lamb
Unknown:
Joanna Monro
Unknown:
Jon Glover.

In the fifth of six programmes, Nigel Andrews meets one of Hollywood's most flamboyant mavericks, writer/director John Milius. Milius is the most macho of the movie-brat generation: the man who put the words into Dirty Harry's mouth and wrote the ultimate Vietnam film, Apocalypse Now. Producer Paul Quinn
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Andrews
Director:
John Milius.
Producer:
Paul Quinn

On his death 200 years ago, Horace Walpole left a legacy of two castles: a mansion at Strawberry Hill by the Thames, and The Castle of Otranto, a supernatural tale that made his friends "afraid to go to bed o'nights". Peggy Reynolds treads warily into the strange world of the first-ever Gothic novel.
Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated Friday 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Horace Walpole
Unknown:
Strawberry Hill
Unknown:
Peggy Reynolds
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

A three-part drama about two Jewish women in England, written by Elaine Feinstein. 2: Lena discovers why Katya so wants to see her. And it is not an altogether comfortable discovery. with Jill Graham , David Barrass ,
Elaine Claxton , John Baddeley , Malcolm Ward and Lala Lloyd. Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat

Contributors

Written By:
Elaine Feinstein.
Unknown:
Jill Graham
Unknown:
David Barrass
Unknown:
Elaine Claxton
Unknown:
John Baddeley
Unknown:
Malcolm Ward
Unknown:
Lala Lloyd.
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Lena:
Jennie Stoller
Katya:
Jenny Agutter
Dr Kuperman:
Leonard Fenton
Sadie Kuperman:
Doreen Mantle
Stefan:
David Thorpe
Janos:
Sandor Eles

By Walter Mosley. On the dark side of the mean streets of Los Angeles in 1961, African-American private eye Easy Rawlins can go places a white detective cannot. With Martin Luther
King in the news, a new young president in the White House, and a case that sends him in search of his own past, Easy finds death under the stones he is paid to turn. with William Roberts , Peter de Jersey , Mel Taylor , Major Wiley, Stephen Thorne. Sean Baker , Robert Harper , Shirley Dixon , Emil Nava and Christina Chou. Dramatised by Bonnie Greer. Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Walter Mosley.
Unknown:
Martin Luther
Unknown:
William Roberts
Unknown:
Peter De Jersey
Unknown:
Mel Taylor
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne.
Unknown:
Sean Baker
Unknown:
Robert Harper
Unknown:
Shirley Dixon
Unknown:
Emil Nava
Unknown:
Christina Chou.
Dramatised By:
Bonnie Greer.
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Ezekiel Easy - Rawlins:
Clarke Peters
Saul Lynx:
John Guerrasio
Elizabeth Black Betty Eady:
Alibe Parsons
Maudria Jones:
Sharon D Clarke
Odell Jones:
Dean Hill
Sarah Cain:
Kate Harper
Gwendolyn Barnes:
Cecilia Noble
Arthur Hawkes:
Gerard McDermot

In the second of four programmes,
Michael Carney introduces and reads from British Polar Explorers, by Admiral Sir Edward Evans , first published in 1943. Producer Louise Greenberg Repeat

Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Carney
Unknown:
Sir Edward Evans
Producer:
Louise Greenberg

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