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Return of the learning strand.
Transport. Kate Bellingham looks into the technological, psychological and social aspects of transport, from aircraft to Second World Warships.
And at 10.35 Cyber Art - Sound Tracks
The composition of internet-based music evoking a train journey
FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate). Ceefax page 626, orwebsitewww.open.ac.uk/saturday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Bellingham

Highlights of the Australian Open women's singles final from Melbourne Park.
Introduced by Sue Barker with Chris Bailey. Commentary by John Barrett. .....

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue Barker
Unknown:
Chris Bailey.
Commentary By:
John Barrett.

A Saturday Matinee comedy western based on the Lerner and Loewe musical is the first of three films showing today starring Lee Marvin. Also starring Clint Eastwood.

On the rugged trail west in the days of the gold rush, happy-go-lucky Ben Rumson joins forces with the quiet-living Pardner. Then, their friendship is tested.

(Widescreen)
(1969. PG)
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
(Point Blank is at 9pm, the documentary Lee Marvin: a Personal Portrait by John Boorman is at 10.30pm and Hell in the Pacific is at 11.20pm)
(See Films: pages 56-62)

Contributors

Director:
Joshua Logan
Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
John Boorman
Ben Rumson:
Lee Marvin
Pardner:
Clint Eastwood
Elizabeth:
Jean Seberg
Rotten Luck Willie:
Harve Presnell
Mad Jack Duncan:
Ray Walston

The fourth heat from Llanfair Talhaiam in Conwy sees some of Wales's finest sheepdog-handlers competing on home soil for the last semi-final place. Introduced by Robin Page , with commentary from Gus Dermody.
Digital widescreen Subtitled .............

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robin Page
Unknown:
Gus Dermody.

From Prague, coverage of the European
Figure Skating championships concludes with the ladies' free programme.
Introduced by Sue Barker. Commentary by Barry Davies and Robin Cousins. .

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue Barker.
Commentary By:
Barry Davies
Commentary By:
Robin Cousins.

Music from the Top of the Pops vaults, featuring Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, the Cure, Fugees and Sinead O'Connor.
Introduced by Steve Wright
(Top of the Pops is Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1)

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Wright

Last of three programmes exploring the psychology of animals.

Throughout history people have assumed animals are living machines, but some scientists suggest they could be sentient, sapient beings. Here, experts look into the minds of beasts and try to ascertain whether they can acknowledge their existence, mentality and the concept of death. Narrated by Rupert Graves.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)

Contributors

Narrator:
Rupert Graves
Director/Producer:
Sanjida O'Connell

In 1993 Sebastian Rich, an ITN cameraman, was filming the war in Bosnia when he saw a Muslim girl dying of leukaemia in a Tuzla hospital. Presenter Kate Adie returns to the scene and recounts Rich's attempt to rescue her.

Phil Rees reports from the railway lines on the border between India and Pakistan, where bombs are found on an almost daily basis, and asks whether these acts of sabotage are part of a battle between the countries' secret services.

Kevin Connolly hunts for the increasingly scarce truffle in rural France.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Adie
Reporter:
Phil Rees
Reporter:
Kevin Connolly
Editor:
Fiona Murch
Series Editor:
Lucy Hetherington

Concluding the series that visits roads built in the early 1900s.

Century Road in the industrial west Midlands town of Oldbury has witnessed a transformation over the last 100 years. Fifty years ago bus crews staged a strike when an Indian conductor was employed, while nearby Smethwick was the scene of Enoch Powell's notorious "rivers of blood" speech. Now the road is peacefully shared by people from a wide range of ethnic groups.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

Helpline: for information about Century Road and oral history call [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)
Website: [web address removed]

Contributors

Director:
Penny Woolcock
Executive Producer:
George Carey

Thriller, the second of three films showing today starring Lee Marvin
Also starring Angie Dickinson Walker is double-crossed and shot by his partner while stealing a fortune in loot from a rival gang. He survives and is determined to seek revenge. Two years later, he is approached by a mysterious man who offers to help him. Adocumentary, Lee Marvin : a Personal Portrait by John Boorman , follows at
10.30pm. Widescreen.
DirectorJohn Boorman (1967, 18)
Digital widescreen ♦ See Films: pages 56-62 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
Angie Dickinson
Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
John Boorman
Unknown:
Directorjohn Boorman
Walker:
Lee Marvin
Chris:
Angie Dickinson
Yost:
Keenan Wynn
Brewster:
Carroll O'Connor
Frederick Carter:
Lloyd Bochner
Stegman:
Michael Strong
Mal Reese:
John Vernon
Lynne:
Sharon Acker
Mrs Carter:
Roberta Haynes

Lee Marvin died in 1987, leaving behind a body of work that marked him as one of cinema's most striking actors. John Boorman directed the two of his films on tonight- PointBlank and Hell in the Pacific, which follows at
11.20pm. Here, in a documentary he also directed, he recalls his relationship with the star. With contributions from William Hurt , Jim Jarmusch and Marvin's widow
Pamela. See today's choices.

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
John Boorman
Unknown:
William Hurt
Unknown:
Jim Jarmusch

Second World War drama, concluding today's triple bill of Lee Marvin films
Also starring Toshiro Mifune
At the height of the battle for the Pacific, an American pilot and a Japanese naval officer meet on an uninhabited island. Widescreen.
DirectorJohn Boorman (1968. PG)
♦ See Films: pages 56-62 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
Toshiro Mifune
Unknown:
Directorjohn Boorman

Thriller starring
James Best
Susan Cummings
A US soldier falls in love with a girl in Germany at the end of the Second World War, but discovers herbrother'ssinisterNazi links.
Director Samuel Fuller (1959, PG)
Blackandwhite
(PDC 1.00-3.00 46412) ♦ See Films: pages 56-62 *
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Unknown:
James Best
Unknown:
Susan Cummings
Director:
Samuel Fuller

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