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Flights of Fancy. Howard Stableford explores feats of engineering including the Chirk and Pontcysyllte aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal and the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, London....................
And at 10.35 Cyber Art -Technosphere
Digital art on the internet. Repeat. FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline (calls charged at national rate), Ceefax page 626. or website www.open.ac.uk/saturday

The first British animated feature film, based on the novel by George Orwell. Farmer Jones's animals revolt against their cruel owner and, led by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, begin running the farm. Voiced by Maurice Denham and narrated by Gordon Heath. Directors John Halas , Joy Batchelor (1954, U)
* See Films: pages 50-56 ****

Contributors

Novel By:
George Orwell.
Unknown:
Maurice Denham
Unknown:
Gordon Heath.
Directors:
John Halas
Directors:
Joy Batchelor

Saturday Matinée drama based on a true story, starring
Max Pomeranc , Joe Mantegna
Joan Allen , Ben Kingsley
A seven-year-old boy, obsessed with chess master Bobby Fischer , shows an aptitude forthe game and is trained to be a chess champion himself. Widescreen.
Director StevenZaillian (1993, PG)
♦ See Films: pages 50-56

Contributors

Unknown:
Max Pomeranc
Unknown:
Joe Mantegna
Unknown:
Joan Allen
Unknown:
Ben Kingsley
Unknown:
Bobby Fischer

The first singles semi-final from Llanfair Talhaiarn in Conwy. Plus the first in a series on training sheepdogs with Thomas Longton. Presented by Robin Page. Commentary by Gus Dermody.
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled .............

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Longton.
Presented By:
Robin Page.
Commentary By:
Gus Dermody.

Anotherdiverse selection of archive music, including songs by Bronski Beat , Bob Marley , Sheryl Crow and Sham 69.
Introduced by Steve Wright. ........ Top of the Pops is Friday at 7. 30pm on BBC1

Contributors

Songs By:
Bronski Beat
Songs By:
Bob Marley
Songs By:
Sheryl Crow
Introduced By:
Steve Wright.

The special programmes covering the World Alpine Skiing championships continue with I ive coverage of the men's s downhill from Colorado. The Austrians are in a strong position to dominate the event, held on the Birds of Prey course, although formerwinner Italy's Kristian Ghedina remains a threat. Plus highlights of the women's combined event.
Introduced by Hazel Irvine , with Graham Bell. Commentary byJulianTutt, Matt Chilton and Martin Bell. Highlights of the men's event are within Sunday Grandstand at 1.30pm.
Producer Jonathan Bramley ; Series producer Paul Davies Digital widescreen.

Contributors

Unknown:
Kristian Ghedina
Introduced By:
Hazel Irvine
Unknown:
Graham Bell.
Commentary Byjuliantutt:
Matt Chilton
Commentary Byjuliantutt:
Martin Bell.
Producer:
Jonathan Bramley
Producer:
Paul Davies

Presenter Jane Standley looks at the risingcrime rate in South Africa as seen through the eyes of a black teenager, Lucky, and his friends from suburban
Johannesburg. Unemployed, directionless and lured by crime and drugs, they feel disillusioned with life in the post-apartheid era. As a sometime defence-unit memberwho helped protect his violent township, Lucky must now choose between education and a life of crime.
From Algiers, Phil Rees takes stock of the deteriorating relations between government forces and Islamic militants, enemies in a civil warthat has claimed 80,000 lives in Algeria in just seven years. In America, Tom Brook reports on the people being surveyed around the clock with webcams, cameras linked through home computers to project images on the internet. Editor Fiona Murch ; Series editor
LucyHetherington Subtitled ....

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Standley
Unknown:
Phil Rees
Unknown:
Tom Brook
Editor:
Fiona Murch

Allison Pearson , a regular pundit on Late Review and columnist for the London Evening Standard, reflects on how the newspapers have reported the week's events. Series producer Christine Ruth ..

Contributors

Unknown:
Allison Pearson
Producer:
Christine Ruth

Resuming the 24-part series on postwar hostility between the United States and Soviet Union, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. MAD 1960-72. The phrase MAD-mutual assured destruction - summarised
American nuclear strategy in the sixties; a policy which guaranteed that opposing sides would both be annihilated if one attacked the other using nuclear power.
The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 narrowly avoided disaster, but atomic destruction - by design or by accident- remained a possibility. The superpowers'
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks resulted in an agreement to reduce the number of missiles.
However, the introduction of multiple independent re-entry vehicles - or MIRVs - upped the nuclear ante once again.
Series producer Martin Smith ; Executive producers Jeremy Isaacs and Pat Mitchell Digital widescreen Subtitled ....

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Branagh.
Producer:
Martin Smith
Producers:
Jeremy Isaacs

Wartime adventure starring Lee Marvin
Emest Borgnine
Major Reisman's Second World War mission -to lead a covert operation behind enemy lines and destroy a specified target - is a tough one. Especially when his team is to be made up of 12 prisoners convicted for violent crimes. Widescreen.
Director Robert Aldrich (1967.15)
Digital widescreen Subtitled. 7934 ♦ See Films: pages 50-56 **** # What do you mean, you've neverseen ... ? Page 47

Contributors

Unknown:
Lee Marvin
Unknown:
Emest Borgnine
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Major Reisman:
Lee Marvin
General Worden:
Ernest Borgnine
Colonel Everett Dasher-Breed:
Robert Ryan
Victor Franko:
John Cassavetes
Robert Jefferson:
Jim Brown
Samson Posey:
Clint Walker
Archer Maggott:
Telly Savalas
Joseph Wladislaw:
Charles Bronson
Colonel Denton:
Robert Webber
MajorMaxArmbruster:
George Kennedy
Sergeant Bowren:
Richard Jaeckel
Pedro Jiminez:
Trini Lopez
Captain Stuart Kinder:
Ralph Meeker
VemonPinkley:
Donald Sutherland

Western starring
Robert Redford
Katharine Ross California, 1909: Paiute Indian
Willie Boy meets his former love Lola Boniface. Willie Boy kills
Lola's father in a scuffle and the two go on the run, pursued by a sympathetic lawman and his vengeful posse. Widescreen.
Director Abraham Polonsky (1969, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 50-56 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Redford
Unknown:
Paiute Indian
Unknown:
Willie Boy
Unknown:
Lola Boniface.
Director:
Abraham Polonsky
Christopher Cooper:
Robert Redford
Lola Boniface:
Katharine Ross
Willie Boy:
Robert Blake
Dr Elizabeth Arnold:
Susan Clark
RayCalvert:
Barry Sullivan

Modern-day western starring Kirk Douglas
Gena Rowlands
When an old-fashioned cowboy is thrown injail, he makes a defiant bid forfreedom.
Director David Miller (1962)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ........
♦ See Films: pages 50-56
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirk Douglas
Unknown:
Gena Rowlands
Director:
David Miller

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