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6.00 One Small Step.... 701 7692 6.25 Calculus 7003499 6.50 The Origins of State Social Work 5029692 7.15 Cine-Cinephiles 3072383 7.40
Equilibrium Rules OK? 4651741 8.05 Crime and Punishment 7174437 8.30
Questions of Sovereignty
8641321 9.20 Global Firms, Shrinking Worlds 7433234 9.45 Brazil - Out of Development? 6041302 10.10 Representingthe People
2716925 ll.OOThe Right Course forYou? Subtitled 6617437 11.25 Tropical Forest
The Conundrum of Coexistence
11.50The Third Revolution

How to get great views of the pike, find the sinister burying beetle and glimpse young badger cubs. With Simon King.
Shownyesterday Stereo .....................


Simon King.

A musical documentary covering one year in the life and career of Elvis Presley, and opening a Saturday Matinee double bill about the legendary rock 'n' roll performer. The film, showing for the first time on British network television, incorporates stills, archive film and songs including Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog. it looks back to 1956 - the year a poor 21-year-old from Mississippi changed the face of music for ever.
Narrated by Levon Helm, drummer with rock group The Band.
(Colour and B/W)


Levon Helm

Biopic, showing as part of the Saturday Matinee film season, and second in a double bill about the King of rock'n'roll. Starring Kurt Russell
The story of the man behind the myth, from his birth into a poor Mississippi family in 1935 to his comeback concert in Las Vegas in 1969.
(1979, U)
See Films: pages 49-56 ***


John Carpenter
Elvis Presley:
Kurt Russell
Gladys Presley:
Shelley Winters
Priscilla Presley:
Season Hubley
Vernon Presley:
Bing Russell
Red West:
Robert Gray
Colonel Tom Parker:
Pat Hingle
Natalie Wood:
Abi Young
Charlie Hodge:
null Himself
Lisa Marie Presley:
Felicia Fenske
Elvis as a boy:
Randy Gray

Coverage of the Women's European Championships from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, featuring the overall final. Three hundred competitors from 38 countries have been taking part in this competition, the first European Championships in Britain since 1972.
With the Atlanta Games just nine weeks away, there is the added pressure of this being an Olympic year. The reigning world champion Lilia Podkopeyeva, from Ukraine, and Romania's defending European champion, Gina Gogean, are among the favourites. Commentary by Barry Davies, Mitch Fenner and Christine Still. Introduced by Helen Rollason.
TV presentation Keith Mackenzie , Barbara Slater


Lilia Podkopeyeva
Gina Gogean
Commentary By:
Barry Davies
Commentary By:
Mitch Fennerand Christine
Introduced By:
Helen Rollason.
Keith MacKenzie
Barbara Slater

In this Scrutiny film, Dinah Lammiman reports on how parliament's Scottish Affairs Select Committee attempted to get to the bottom of murky tales about alleged abuse of government money in the most remote part of Britain - Orkney and Shetland. As soon as the six Committee members touched down, they became submerged in a bizarre world of rumour, accusations, counterclaim and axe-wielding Vikings.


Dinah Lammiman
Matthew Barrett
Anne Tyerman

The review series that keeps a critical eye on the British press. Tonight's programme is presented by Christopher Silvester of London's Evening Standard. Producer Brian Blake Stereo


Presented By:
Christopher Silvester
Brian Blake Stereo

Tonight's programme features a report on the mixed-race Aboriginal children, known as "the stolen generation", who were forcibly removed from their homelands by the Australian government and taken to white areas as part of an assimilation programme. Although the policy ended in many of them, as adults, are still sufferingfrom emotional problems and are now starting to press for compensation from the authorities. Editor Keith Bowers ; Deputy editor Fiona Murch


Keith Bowers
Fiona Murch

Tony Spawforth goes in search of the legacy of Alexander the Great. He follows in Alexander's footsteps in Egypt from ancient Thebes to the catacombs under Alexandria, and on to the magnificent mountains of Turkey to uncover the legends which reveal Alexander as not on ly a great warrior, but a man who was worshipped as a God King. See today's choices. Director/Producer Christopher Mann
♦ See John Peel : page 11


Tony Spawforth
John Peel

The satirical and irreverent news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton , with Ian Hislop , publicist Max Clifford and stand-up comedian Fred Macaulay.
Shownyesterday Stereo Subtitled ....


Angus Deayton
Ian Hislop
Max Clifford
Fred MacAulay.

Drama, featuring the star of Dennis Potter's "Karaoke", Albert Finney
Dublin, 1960s: as usual, bus conductor Alfie Byrne is captivating his passengers by reciting from the works of Oscar Wilde. This morning, however, they are joined on their route by a new face, the beautiful Adele Rice, and Alfie realises he has the opportunity to fulfil his dream of staging Wilde's Salome, with Adele as his princess.
(1994, 15)
See Films: pages 49-56 ****
How TV keeps Britain's film Industry alive: page 6
Spotlight on Tara Fitzgerald: page 9


Suri Krishnamma
Alfie Byrne:
Albert Finney
Robbie Fay:
Rufus Sewell
Lily Byrne:
Brenda Fricker
Adele Rice:
Tara Fitzgerald
Michael Gambon
Patrick Malahide
Mrs Grace:
Anna Manahan
Ernie Lally:
Joe Pilkington
Rasher Flynn:
Brendan Conroy
Phil Curran:
Pat Killalea
Jack Curran:
John Killalea
Mr Gorman:
Pascal Perry
Mrs Crowe:
Joan O'Hara
Mrs Rock:
Eileen Reid
David Kelly
Father Kenny:
Mick Lally
Mrs Curtin:
Eileen Conroy
Stuart Dunne
Joe Savino
Paudge Behan
Landlady's son:
Dylan Tighe
Enda Oates
Jimmy Keogh
Woman at canal:
Catherine Byrne
Mrs Dunne:
Maureen Egan
Mr Ryan:
Paddy Ashe
Ingrid Craigie
Damien Kaye
Young man:
Jonathan Rhys-Myers
Young man:
Paul Roe

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Another chance to see an episode of the classic comedy.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Albert fears the worst after having a chest x-ray.


Ray Galton
Alan Simpson
Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe:
Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe:
Harry H Corbett

The eclectic music show hosted by pianist Jools Holland.
Tonight's guests include the Manic
Street Preachers and Pete Townshend. Seetoday'schoices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Jools Holland.
Pete Townshend.
Janet Fraser Crook
Mark Cooper

Drama starring Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien

Pete Kelly leads a successful jazz band that plays the speakeasy clubs of Kansas in the Prohibition era.
However, when a gangster tries to muscle in on his business, he is forced to make a stand.
Showing in widescreen format.
(1955, PG)
See Films: pages 49-56 ****

Followed by Weatherview


Jack Webb
Pete Kelly:
Jack Webb
Ivy Conrad:
Janet Leigh
Fran McCarg:
Edmond O'Brien
Rose Hopkins:
Peggy Lee
George Tenell:
Andy Devine
Al Gannaway:
Lee Marvin
Maggie Jackson:
Ella Fitzgerald

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