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6.35 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600 7.00
Chemistry: Hidden Heavens
7.25 Chardin and the Female
Image 7.50 The Universe
Tomorrow 8.15 Engineering Mechanics 8.40 The Trouble with Science 9.05 The
Traditions and the Environment
9.55 Arts: A New Museum
10.20 Harvesting the Sun
10.45 Maths: Modelling Drug Therapy 11.10 Survival in a Competitive Environment
11.35 Dating a Granite

First Sight - We Shall Not Be Moved.
Antonia Higgs reports on the uncertain future facing football as a result of the closure of terraces after the Hillsborough disaster. Presented by Clive Mason. Sign language interpreter John Lee.


Antonia Higgs
Presented By:
Clive Mason.
John Lee.

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
12.35 Athletics
12.45 Motor racing
3.00 Swimming/Athletics/Golf
Highlights of the second day of the World Athletics Championships, including the men's 100m final.
Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
Motor Racing
Live coverage of the Belgian Grand Prix from Spa Francorchamps.
Round 11 of the Formula 1 championships finds the contest for the title hotting up between Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. (Highlights at 9.35pm)
European Championships from Athens. Ian Wilson tries to add a medal to his World Student Games gold in the 1500m freestyle.
Commentary byHamilton Bland and Andy Jameson.
Steve Rider reports from Diisseldorf on the announcement of the Great Britain and Europe Ryder Cup team.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By:
David Coleman
Commentary By:
Stuart Storey
Commentary By:
Paul Dickenson
Commentary By:
Brendan Foster.
Nigel Mansell
Ayrton Senna.
Commentary By:
Murray Walker
Commentary By:
James Hunt.
Ian Wilson
Commentary By:
Hamilton Bland
Commentary By:
Andy Jameson.
Steve Rider
Martin Hopkins
Brian Barwick

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Sheepdog Championship.
Phil Drabble introduces the four young shepherds who are competing for this year's
Young Handler Championship, taking place on the same course as their seniors in the Lake District. Ray Ollerenshaw describes the runs.
Director Joy Corbett Producer Ian Smith


Phil Drabble
Ray Ollerenshaw
Joy Corbett
Ian Smith

The season of highlights from The Natural World series continues with the first in a three-part exploration of the Kalahari Desert.
Search for the Jewel
Bushbabies, bat-eared foxes and anthill tigers emerge into the Kalahari night. By day only sun and wind embrace this mysterious land, until a sudden rainstorm transforms the parched earth and with magical timing millions of flamingos arrive to feed in the new lakes.
Beyond the horizon is an oasis for wildlife, the Okavango Delta. Narrated by Barry Paine. Producer Michael Rosenberg
Series editor Andrew Neal
A Partridge Films production for BBCtv ● BBC VIDEO: L 12.99, from retailers. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Barry Paine.
Michael Rosenberg
Andrew Neal

Three hundred years ago, Britain's powerful trading operation, the East India Company, leased three villages on the banks of the River Hooghli in Bengal. They quickly grew into one of the world's largest cities and the powerful second city of the British Empire. But the Empire has gone and Calcuttans have inherited a reputation for survival in one of the harshest urban environments in the world. This programme looks at 24 hours in the lives of five of these survivors. They include Bapi, an 11-year-old street urchin, Sunita, who runs a family and the tea stall that is also her home, and Baleshwar, who cremates bodies on the banks of the River Hooghli.
Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley , who starred in the title role of director Richard Attenborough 's epic film Gandhi. Director Anthony Mayer
Executive producer Narendhra Morar A Pilton production for BBCtv 0 PICTURE STORY: page 40


Ben Kingsley
Richard Attenborough
Anthony Mayer
Narendhra Morar

A series of six one-man plays written and performed by John Sessions and recorded at London's Half Moon Theatre.
4: There 's Nowt So Queer as Folk The rarified world of poetry, in the shape of poet William Wordsworth and his sister
Dorothy, meets the earthy world of folk clubs.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


William Wordsworth
Geoff Posner

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford
A decaying Hollywood mansion is home to an ageing child star and her invalid sister. But the house is neither sweet nor home as psychological torture increases to an unbearable climax, and murder lurks in the darkest corners. This horrific melodrama relaunched the careers of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford with their most famous and grotesque roles.
Producer/Director Robert Aldrich
● FILMS: pages 27-33


Alex Cox
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford
Robert Aldrich
Jane Hudson:
Bette Davis
Blanche Hudson:
Joan Crawford
Edwin Flagg:
Victor Buono
Mrs Bates:
Anna Lee
Maidie Norman
Mrs Flagg:
Marjorie Bennett
Lisa Bates:
Barbara Merril
Ray Hudson:
Dave Willock
Cora Hudson:
Ann Barton
Baby Jane:
Julie Allred
Young Blanche:
Gina Gillespie

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