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6.00 New Hips for Old

6.25 Fundamentals of Computing: Sequences

6.50 Environment: No Place to Hide
Part of Ontario, Canada, looks so much like the moon's surface, Nasa used it to train astronauts.

7.15 Ottoman Supremacy: the Sulemaniye, Istanbul.
In the 16th century Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent instructed an architect to design a monument to reflect his achievements as ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

7.40 Darwin and Diversity
How Darwin's travels inspired his ideas on evolution.

8.05 Biology: Control in Reproduction

8.30 Victorian Dissenting Chapels
How the architecture of four chapels relates to their original religious functions.

8.55 Summer School: Time for You

9.20 Relative Risk - the Human Genome Project
Research offers new hope for sufferers of fatal genetic diseases.

10.10 Images of the Cosmos: Design for an Alien World
Plans for a mission to Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

10.35 Race and Society: Artists and Photographers
Are black people under pressure to "represent" fellow black citizens?

11.00 Managing Schools: Bridging the Gap
Can teachers help pupils overcome the trauma of moving from primary to secondary school?

11.25 Healthy Futures: Whose Views Count?
The arguments over health care priorities.

11.50 Recycling in the Paper Industry
Making better use of resources.

What's going on in the world of wildlife. Simon Kinggives advice on animal watching in the Scottish Highlands, with tips on tracking down pine martens, red deer, golden eagles and otters.
Shown last Wednesday


Simon Kinggives

Swashbuckling adventure starring David Niven
AnnBlyth Edmund Purdom
The ambitious Duke ofBrampton, confidant of Charles II and one of the richest men in England, plans to eliminate his rivals one by one - and eventually to oust the king himself.
Director Robert Z Leonard (1955) Subtitled. ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 63-68


David Niven
Annblyth Edmund Purdom
Robert Z Leonard
Duke of Brampton:
David Niven
Lady Mary:
Ann Blyth
Michael Dermott:
Edmund Purdom
Charles II:
George Sanders
Roger Moore
Captain Henick:
John Dehner
Sean McClory
Tudor Owen
Henry Wynch:
Melville Cooper
Sir Gilbert Talbot:
Alan Mowbray
Rhys Williams
Charity Fell:
Joan Elan
Ashley Cowan
Ian Wolfe
Sir Edward Scott:
Paul Cavanagh
Mrs Fell:
Lilian Kemble Cooper
Mrs Bennett:
Isobel Elsom
Adam Urich:
Milton Parsons
Jacob Hall:
Lord Layton

Economic collapse in Mongolia has led to a disturbing growth in the number of street children living in poverty and squalor. Fergal Keane meets one nine-year-old boy whose home is a sewer shared with a group of other destitute youngsters.
Also, the surprising story of what happened to Nigerian politician Umaru Dikko, who was found drugged in a crate marked "diplomatic baggage" at Stansted airport 11 years ago. The Nigerian government at the time called him their "most wanted fugitive" and accused him of stealing millions of pounds when he was a minister. Now, as Janet Anderson reports, Nigeria's military government is grooming Dikko to be a presidential candidate. James Robbins presents Correspondent this week from Cannes, on the eve of the Euro summit.


Fergal Keane
Janet Anderson
James Robbins
Keith Bowers

Last in a five-part series in which Christopher Frayling investigates the art and philosophy of the Middle Ages.

For Christopher Frayling, Dante's Divine Comedy is "an evocation of the sights and sounds and thoughts of the Middle Ages" - at one level a political tract about treachery in Florence and at another a celebration of the creative process. Using dramatic special effects to recreate the torments of Dante's Inferno, tonight's programme depicts a journey from the darkness of hell to the blazing light of paradise. Interwoven with this dramatisation of the Divine Comedy is the story of Dante's own life, his love for the woman idealised as "Beatrice" and the religious and scientific beliefs embedded in the work.


Christopher Frayling
Series Director/Producer:
Jim Burge

Romantic comedy, first shown in the series lOx 10, the showcase for short films by new directors.
Laura is alone on her bed, floating in the middle of the ocean. She went there to escape all her superstitious worries, but Friday 13th spells trouble. Starring Rosa Masciopinto.
Written and directed by Anna Negri ; Producer
TimPerell Rpt Stereo


Rosa Masciopinto.
Directed By:
Anna Negri

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Rock Family Trees: The Fleetwood Mac Story

BBC Two England

Rock Family Trees

Series 1

Episode 1: The Fleetwood Mac Story

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two England

Series that looks at pop history. Formed in 1967, Fleetwood Mac have had many different line-ups. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Stevie Nicks tell the story. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Saturday Night Armistice

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Topical comedy series. A group of teenagers declare their love for Jeremy Hanley, the chairman of the Conservative party.

The return of the American comedy starring Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry is thrilled to meet one of his sporting idols, baseball star Keith Hernandez, and agonises about how to behave on a dinner date. Then Keith wants to ask Elaine out.


Jerry Seinfeld
Jason Alexander
Michael Richards
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Keith Hernandez

' Horrorstarring
Vincent Price r Ian Ogilvy , Rupert Davies
1645: with England torn apart by civil war, the infamous witchhunter
Matthew Hopkins roams the country torturing and executing those suspected of witchcraft.
Director Michael Reeves (1968)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 63-68
The next BBC 100 film. One upon a Timein the West, is tomorrow at 10.00pm


Ian Ogilvy
Rupert Davies
Matthew Hopkins
Michael Reeves
Matthew Hopkins:
Vincent Price
Richard Marshall:
Ian Ogilvy
John Lowes:
Rupert Davies
Hilary Dwyer
Oliver Cromwell:
Patrick Wymark
Master Coach:
Wilfrid Brambell
Trooper Swallow:
Nicky Henson
Tony Selby
Bernard Kay
Godfrey James
Captain Gordon:
Michael Beint
Trooper Harcourt:
John Trenaman
Trooper Gifford:
Bill Maxwell
Morris Jar
Elizabeth Clark:
Maggie Kimberley

BBC Two England

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