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New season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 New series Chanakya
Return of the epic saga set in 4th-century India. In Hindi with English subtitles.
10.40 New series Video Byte
Top Asian pop videos.
10.50 New series Network East
The Asian arts and entertainment show returns with an extended edition celebrating 30 years of Asian broadcasting. Also, backstage with Awaaz, Pakistan's answerto Take That, and an interview with Bollywood starSaif Ali Khan. With Meera Syal , Sanjeev BhaskarandSujataBarot.
Series producer Paresh Solanaki

Contributors

Unknown:
Bollywood Starsaif
Unknown:
Ali Khan.
Unknown:
Meera Syal
Unknown:
Sanjeev Bhaskarandsujatabarot.
Producer:
Paresh Solanaki

Drama, first of a double bill featuring Trevor Howard

While his wife is away, deputy commissioner of police Harry Scobie falls in love with Helen, a survivor from a torpedoed liner. Racked with guilt over the affair, the deeply religious Scobie falls victim to a blackmailer.
(1953) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 59-64

Contributors

Director:
George More O'Ferrall
Harry Scobie:
Trevor Howard
Louise Scobie:
Elizabeth Allan
Helen:
Maria Schell
Wilson:
Denholm Elliott
Father Rank:
Peter Finch
Portuguese captain:
George Coulouris
Commissioner of police:
Michael Hordern

Adventure, the second of a double bill featuring Trevor Howard
Also starring Yul Brynner
When rebel leader Sultan becomes a target for the wrath of the British Raj, idealistic policeman Freddy Young is unwillingly put on his trail.
Director Ken Annakin (1967) * FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64

Contributors

Director:
Ken Annakin
Freddy Young:
Trevor Howard
Sultan:
Yul Brynner
Stafford:
Harry Andrews
Gungaram:
Andrew Keir
Jane Stafford:
Charlotte Rampling
Champa:
Virginia North
McDougal:
Laurence Naismith
on BBC Two England

The chart and nostalgia show with highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and a look back to some of the big hits from the past.
Producer Rick Blaxill

Contributors

Producer:
Rick Blaxill

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 53 minutes

on BBC Two East

Mr Bennet's estranged cousin, Mr Collins, writes to announce his imminent visit to Longbourn, the house he will inherit on Mr Bennet's death. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Jennifer Ehle
Mr Darcy:
Colin Firth
Jane Bennet:
Susannah Harker
Lydia Bennet:
Julia Sawalha
Mrs. Bennet:
Alison Steadman
Mr. Bennet:
Benjamin Whitrow
Kitty Bennet:
Polly Maberly
Mary Bennet:
Lucy Briers
Miss Bingley:
Anna Chancellor
Mrs Hurst:
Lucy Robinson
Director:
Simon Langton

The baby trade between the West and the developing world is now expanding at a disturbing pace. Emily Buchanan reports from Paraguay, where hundreds of Western couples arrive every year desperate to adopt a baby, and Paraguayan children are kidnapped by unscrupulous dealers. See today's choices.
See This Week: page 10

Assignment
7.20pm BBC2
Some of the stories contained in this report about the South American baby trade are truly horrendous. Nineteen-year-old Luz tells how she was seven months pregnant when she was forced to have a brutal caesarean operation. The baby was taken away, destined for a rich but childless Western couple and Luz was left to die.
More than 600 babies a year are sold in Paraguay. In some cases the deals are legitimate but up to three-quarters of the babies sold are snatched illegally by midwives or other intermediaries who scour the country looking for youngsters.
Emily Buchanan's documentary also features the childless couples who have become victims of the trade, and explores the backlash to this appalling business.

Contributors

Reporter:
Emily Buchanan
Producer:
Giselle Portenier
Editor:
Keith Bowers

Third in a series of six programmes in which bosses turn a video camera on themselves.
Dances with Wolves in Sheep's
Clothing. Chippewa Chief Bill McCueis a Harley-Davidson riding Indian leader with a penchant for cowboy music. He wants to declare his tiny Georgina Island a nation state within the boundaries of Canada. This may seem a bit ambitious with a population of people, but Bill McCue is determined - after all his people have resisted white Canadaforthe past 500 years. Tonight's programme shows how he negotiates with the Federal government while solving crises at home. He also faces a battle to get re-elected as chief, campaigning against his brother-in-law and second cousin. Will he get a mandate to continue fightingthe Canadian government?
Producer Edi Smockum; Series producer Bob Long

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill McCueis
Unknown:
Bill McCue

The series of classic dramas returns with Sean O'Casey's famous play, in a production starring Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Rea.
A dreaming poet is mistaken by a romantic young girl for an IRA gunman on the run. See today's choices.
Stereo Subtitled. See This Week: page 7

Contributors

Author:
Sean O'Casey
Producer:
Robert Cooper
Producer:
Simon Curtis
Director:
Nye Heron
Donal Davoren:
Kenneth Branagh
Seumas Shields:
Stephen Rea
Minnie Powell:
Bronagh Gallagher
Mrs Grigson:
Ruth McCabe
Mr Maguire:
Owen O'Neill
The Landlord:
James Ellis
Tommy Owens:
Paul Ronan
Mrs Henderson:
Britta Smith
Mr Gallogher:
David Carey
Adolphus Grigson:
John Kavanagh
Black and Tan:
Ben Walden

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, America, is the scene of the most glittering event in the country music calendar - the annual Country Music Association awards. Amongthis year's performers are Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Alison Krauss, the recently reunited George Jones and Tammy Wynette, the Mavericks and Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. This special programme, filmed three days ago, is hosted by the CMA's reigning Entertainer of the Year, Vince Gill. Simultaneous Broadcast: with Radio 2

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unknown:
Dolly Parton
Unknown:
George Strait
Unknown:
Alison Krauss
Unknown:
George Jones
Unknown:
Tammy Wynette
Unknown:
Mark Knopfler
Unknown:
Vince Gill

Second of a four-part drama portraying the turbulent years of the Watergate crisis as seen by one man, John Dean. Starring Martin Sheen
Theresa Russell , Rip Torn
May 1972. John Dean 's relationship with Mo is in difficulties and she leaves for Los Angeles. The implications of the Washington Post story about the Watergate break-in begin to cause serious problems, particularly when the Justice Department indicts not only the burglars but also White House aides Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Dean.
Unknown:
Martin Sheen
Unknown:
Theresa Russell
Unknown:
John Dean
Unknown:
Howard Hunt
Unknown:
Gordon Liddy.
John Dean:
Martin Sheen
Maureen Dean:
Theresa Russell
Richard M Nixon:
Rip Torn
H R Haldeman:
Lawrence Pressman
John Ehrlichman:
Graham Jarvis
Chartes Shaffer:
Ed Flanders
John Mitchell:
John Randolph
Charles Colson:
Michael Callan
C Gordon Liddy:
William Daniels
J Edgar Hoover:
Logan Ramsey
E Howard Hunt:
James Greene

Drama, continuingthe season of great films celebrating 100 years of cinema, starring Isaach de Bankole
GiuliaBoschi
Memories of her childhood, and her friendship with a black servant, dominate France's return to the Cameroons.
In French with English subtitles.
Director Claire Denis (1988) Stereo.... * FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64

Contributors

Unknown:
Isaach de Bankole
Director:
Claire Denis
Protée:
Isaach de Bankole
Aimee:
Giulia Boschi
Marc:
Francois Cluzet
Luc:
Jean-Claude Adelin
Machinard:
Laurent Arnal
Prosper:
Jean Bediebe
France:
Mireille Perrier

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