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6.20 Maths: Conics
How circles and ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas can all be made by slicing through a cone.

6.45 The Emergence of Greek Mathematics
Euclid's Elements was written more than 2,000 years ago - why has it been such a revered maths textbook ever since?

7.10 Black Girls in Search of Learning
Asian girls in Leicester talk about their experience of school.

7.35 Magnetic Fields in Space: the Aurora Borealis
The Northern Lights are a polar phenomenon, but are closely linked to the sun - how can this be?

Comedy directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
Stanley is just one of an army of bellboys at a luxury hotel in Miami. But, unlike the others, he always seems to end up causingtrouble. Featuring a guest appearance by comedian Milton Berle.


Jerry Lewis
Milton Berle.
Eddie Shaeffer
David Landfield
Jerry Lewis
Alex Gerry
Bell captain:
Bob Clayton
Stan Laurel:
Bill Richmond
Herkie Styles

The weekly guide to the countryside. In tonight's programme, Lindsay Cannon talks to champion trainer
Ian Openshaw about the secret life of working dogs such as the labrador, golden retrieverand springer spaniel and learns, amongotherthings, that labradors were originally bred for catchingfish.
Undaunted by the cerebral palsy that slows his movement, disabled mountaineer John Hawkridge - who has previously tackled Everest and Annapurna - embarks on a trek among some magnificent prehistoric ruins in Orkney. There he indulges his passion for neolithic sights and visits
Maeshowe and the Ring of Brodgerat midnighton Midsummer's Day.
David Stafford looks at Rattus rattus, also known as the black rat, which may be the most endangered mammal in Britain. Far outnumbered by the brown rat, the black rat gains little sympathy for its plight, having been responsible for the spread of the Black Death. Plus the animated Tracks guide to trees continues with the native yew. Steeped in myth and legend, it has unusual growth characteristics.
Producer Kathryn Moore ; Series producer
Dick Colthurst


Lindsay Cannon
Ian Openshaw
John Hawkridge
David Stafford
Kathryn Moore
Dick Colthurst

Jonathan Ross presents this special tribute to the comic genius described by Ross as "the forgotten man of British TV comedy". First seen in the closing days of the post-war variety circuit, Feldman's performing talents were rediscovered for the satirical television series At Last the 1948 Show. This led to Feldman being given his own series and later he made a career in Hollywood. Although the impact of his work has faded over the years,
Feldman has retained a core of fans, like Jonathan Ross , who still admire his surreal and physical comedy. See today's choices. Producer David Housham
BBC VIDEO: It's Marty is available from video retailers.
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Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
David Housham

Highlights of today's play in the ladies' quarter-finals. Last year, for the first time since the introduction of seeding in 1927, neither the first nor second seed - Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - reached the quarter-final stage. Graf lost out to American Lori McNeil, who was herself knocked out in the semi-finals.
Sanchez-Vicario had hopes of becoming the first Spanish woman ever to win the Wimbledon singles title, but instead had to watch her compatriot Conchita Martinez take the honour. Presented by Sue Barker.


Sue Barker

Fintan O'Toole reports on how some people believe that the Internet threatens to undermine the power of government, by giving voters instant electronic access to the processes of democracy and thereby bypassing traditional forms of authority. But even they are not sure if such access would lead to greater freedom or to anarchy.
(First seen on The Late Show)


Fintan O'Toole

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