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6.20 Scenes from DrFaustus by Christopher Marlowe : Faustus has made his pact with the devil and the final reckoning approaches.
6.45 Man-made Macromolecules: the manufacture and composition of three major synthetic fibres.
7.10 The Politics of Equal Opportunity: how a high-street bank set about improving its employment practices.


Christopher Marlowe

Sun, Sea, Sand ... and Science.
Mike Bullivant has the latest news on the ozone hole and changes in the world's climate. Producer Ian Thomas : Executive producer
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Mike Bullivant
Ian Thomas
Chris Palmer
on BBC Two England

Quentin Willson introduces a selection of programmes designed to appeal to men.

10.35 Top Gear
Featuring a report on recently-launched sports cars and a guide to second-hand BMWs. Presented by Jeremy Clarkson and Quentin Willson.
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11.20 My Brilliant Career: Ratner: Lord of the Rings
Until 1991 Gerald Ratner was at the head of one of the world's largest and most successful jewellery businesses. Then, during a business speech, he cracked a joke about the quality of his company's jewellery, which cost him very dear and eventually lost him his job. In this film, Ratner offers a personal account of his career and its dramatic demise.
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11.55 Hancock's Half Hour: Sid in Love.
Sid falls in love with a clippie on the 93 bus route. Hancock's efforts to help cause chaos and upset both the clippie and the bus driver.
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Presenter (Menzone/Top Gear):
Quentin Willson
Presenter (Top Gear):
Jeremy Clarkson
Subject (My Brilliant Career):
Gerald Ratner
Menzone Editor:
Mike Finlason

The films under review include Con Air, with Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich ,
The Fifth Element, a science-fiction vision of the future starring Bruce Willis , and David Cronenberg 's controversial Crash. Also, Laurence Fishburne and Kathleen Quinlan talk to Katie Derham about horror thriller EventHorizon.
Shown last Tuesday on BBC1


Nicolas Cage
John Malkovich
Bruce Willis
David Cronenberg
Laurence Fishburne
Kathleen Quinlan
Katie Derham
on BBC Two England

Live coverage from the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, of the French Open's women's singles final. The tournament's top seed this year is rising Swiss star
Martina Hingis , who is set to be the main challenger to previous winners, such as Steffi Graf , Monica Seles , and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario , for a place in this afternoon's Grand Slam final. With commentary from John Barrett and VirginiaWade.


Roland Garros
Martina Hingis
Steffi Graf
Monica Seles
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
John Barrett

Live coverage from Edgbaston of the third session of play between England and Australia.
Producers Paul Davies and Alan Griffiths
Editor Philip Bernie Stereo


Paul Davies
Alan Griffiths
Philip Bernie Stereo

The second of two special editions marking the handover of Hong Kong at the end of the month. Tonight Kate Adie reports from a Taiwanese naval frigate on the island's views on reunification with China.
Featuring reports from Julian Pettifer , Julie Flint and Matt Frei. See today's choices.
Editors Keith Bowers and Fiona Murch


Kate Adie
Julian Pettifer
Julie Flint
Matt Frei.
Keith Bowers
Fiona Murch

Concluding the two-part documentary which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Union
Railways -the company in charge of Britain's first new railway for 100 years.
Tonight's programme follows the takeover of the high-speed link between the Channel Tunnel and London by private sector entrepreneurs - among them,
Richard Branson. Meanwhile, as Branson launches new
European services, public opposition to the planned rail route continues.
Producer Christopher Hutchins
Executive producer Grant Mansfield


Richard Branson.
Christopher Hutchins

Second in a three-part series examiningthe effects of 13 years of Prohibition in America duringthe 1920s and 30s.
The Road to Repeal. It took the rise of Al Capone and a crime wave that swept the nation to convince America that
Prohibition had failed. Featuring interviews with those who knew
Capone first hand, tonight's film reveals more of the hypocrisies and dangers surrounding
Prohibition that were to lead to its eventual repealer in 1933. Narrated by Ed Asner.
Executive producer Anthony Geffen ; Producer Charlotte Moore


Al Capone
Ed Asner.
Anthony Geffen
Charlotte Moore

The season of Screen Two dramas continues with this love story, written by Richard Cameron - winner of the BBC's Dennis Potter Film of the Year Award, and starring Juliet Stevenson, Ken Stott

Seeking refuge from a violent husband, Jean secretly moves into the riverside cottage that belonged to her mother to clear out her possessions. Here, she meets a married stonemason - Redfern - with whom she gradually forms an intimate relationship. Both experience feelings of guilt for their in admissible love for one another, and it isn't long before the couple's quiet affair of the heart is violently and tragically shattered.
See today's choices.

More than words can say: pg 22

Can this be love? Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott find out in Stone, Scissors, Paper

Stone, Scissors, Paper 9.35pm BBC2
Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott star in an unusual love story which has reached the screen as the winner of the first Dennis Potter Film of the Year Award. Richard Cameron's Screen Two drama explores the feelings of two people who recognise each other as kindred spirits, but whose relationship threatens the pattern of their and others' lives.
Stevenson plays against type as the repressed Jean, who moves into her mother's old house to escape her bleak home life. Ken Stott's monumental mason, Redfern, re-discovers himself through their meetings, but suspicion surrounds their friendship.
Unusual for TV, the story unfolds at its own pace, taking its significance from what is left unsaid and what does not take place. It is a drama as concerned with inner life as it is with external events.

Find out how the story came to the screen on page 22.


Richard Cameron
Laurence Bowen
Sally French
Stephen Whittaker
Juliet Stevenson
Ken Stott
Melanie Kilburn
John Bowler
Ian Redford
Ian Dunn
Katherine Dow Blyton
Hazel Douglas
David Kay
Piano Player:
Keith Humphries
Young Couple:
Joanna Knowles
Young Couple:
Justin Ellery
Elderly Lady:
Hope Johnstone

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Jools is joined by Primal Scream, Suzanne Vega, British band Placebo, Glasgow's Del Amitri, Jhelisa and Chris Smither.

Comedy drama.
Pat Cannizzaro is a PE teacher who is a misfit in conventional schools. At Saltmarsh, however, he takes a job nobody else wants - working with adults who have Down's syndrome. He begins a personal crusade to improve their lives.
(1990, 15)
See Films: pages 50-56
Followed by Weatherview


Pat Cannizzaro
Ollie Rennie:
Garry McDonald
Pat Cannizzaro:
Brian Vriends
Jill McHugh:
Catherine McClements
Jocelyn Betheras
Dick Tomkins
Roger Haddad

BBC Two England

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