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Islands of Life. David Goldblatt examines the factors that make an island, and explores the science of islands.
Series producer Andrew Law. ...............
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David Goldblatt
Andrew Law.

Lara Crooks hosts a special edition for younger viewers, with Lillie Risner going behind the scenes at Blue Peter, plus the latest children's captioned videos. With signing and in-vision subtitles.... WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Lillie Risner

Saturday Matinee drama, the first of this weekend's three films directed by Billy Wilder.
Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson.

A screenwriter is hired by a former silent-screen star, but six months later floats dead in the swimming pool of a neglected Hollywood mansion.
(Black and white) (Subtitled)

(See Films: pages 52-61)
(Film of the week: page 47)


Billy Wilder
Joe Gillis:
William Holden
Norma Desmond:
Gloria Swanson
Max von Mayerling:
Erich Von Stroheim
Betty Schaefer:
Nancy Olson
Fred Clark

Saturday Matinee comedy, the second of three films showing this weekend directed by Billy Wilder.
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell

An overly imaginative publisher in New York fantasises about the voluptuous, unconventional blonde upstairs. Widescreen.
(1955, PG)

Digital widescreen Billy Wilder's The Front Page, is tomorrow 12.05am
See Films: pages 52-61


The girl:
Marilyn Monroe
Richard Sherman:
Tom Ewell
Helen Sherman:
Evelyn Keyes
Tom McKenzie:
Sonny Tufts
Mr Kruhulik:
Robert Strauss

Steve Wright introduces archive hits by acts including the Associates, the Faces, Bananarama and Emmylou Harris. Top of the Pops ison Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Steve Wright
Emmylou Harris.

Coverage of the world championships from Helsinki, which conclude with the ladies' free programme. If Russia's
Maria Butyrskaya achieves her aim of repeati ng her success of last year, hercountrycould dominate the championships more than ever before. Introduced by Sue Barker , with commentary provided by Barry Davies and Robin Cousins.
Producer Julie Griffiths : Executive producer Barbara Slater


Maria Butyrskaya
Introduced By:
Sue Barker
Provided By:
Barry Davies
Provided By:
Robin Cousins.
Julie Griffiths
Barbara Slater

Crimewatch UK's Nick Ross was a student in Northern Ireland in the sixties. Here, he returns to reflect on the Londonderry march of 5 October 1968, which many consider to be the flash point that sparked the Troubles, and assesses what went wrong. See today's choices. Director Hugh Farley ; Producer Michael Appleton
First shown on BBC Northern Ireland (Subtitled)


Nick Ross
Hugh Farley
Michael Appleton First

Freeze 1977-82
In 1977, with American morale deflated, and with the USSR installing SS-20 nuclearweapons in eastern Europe, the spirit of detente ebbed away. Western Europe's adoption of Pershing and Cruise missiles triggered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and as Ronald Reagan became US president, Solidarity grew in Poland. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. See today's choices. Series producer Martin Smith ; Executive producers Jeremy Isaacs and Pat Mitchell Digital widescreen


Ronald Reagan
Kenneth Branagh.
Martin Smith
Jeremy Isaacs

Regional Variations (2)

Natural World


Episode 18: Borneo: Island in the Clouds

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

An exploration of Borneo's natural treasures, from the rugged peaks of Mount Kinabalu through lowland rainforest to mangrove swamps and coastal coral reefs.

The first in a sequence of programmes showing in tribute to the enigmatic, maverick film director Stanley Kubrick, who died earlier this month at the age of 70. This documentary, directed by Kubrick's daughter Vivian when she was just 18, is introduced by former Arena series editor Alan Yentob. It observes the exacting methods Kubrick employed as he sought to turn Stephen King's chilling novel The Shining into the memorable 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.
(Revised repeat)


Stanley Kubrick
Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duvall
Vivian Kubrick
Alan Yentob

Stanley Kubrick's satirical comedy starring Peter Sellers, George C Scott
Believing his impotence is the result of a Soviet plot to poison the water supply of the "free world General Jack D Ripper dispatches a squadron of nuclear-armed war planes to bomb Moscow. It is the task of President Merkin Muffley, hidden deep in the Pentagon, to sort out this problem. Widescreen. (1963, PG)
Black and white * See Films: pp 52-61 *****


Stanley Kubrick
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake:
Peter Sellers
President Merkin Muffley:
Peter Sellers
Dr Strangelove:
Peter Sellers
General Buck Turgidson:
George C Scott
General Jack D Ripper:
Sterling Hayden
Colonel Bat Guano:
Keenan Wynn
Major T.J. King Kong:
Slim Pickens
Ambassador de Sadesky:
Peter Bull
Miss Scott:
Tracy Reed
Lieutenant Lothar Zogg:
James Earl Jones
Mr Staines:
Jack Creley

The first of two short films, directed by Stanley Kubrick after he turned his back on an early career in photography, follows a priest in New Mexico who uses his plane to help his parishioners. Repeat Subtitled ................


Directed By:
Stanley Kubrick

Crime thriller starring Charles McGraw
When an honest insurance investigator falls for wild-living Diane, he is soon planning a robbery to satisfy her lust for money. But his plans backfire.
Director Harold Daniels (1951)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 52-61 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Harold Daniels
Joe Peters:
Charles McGraw
Joan Dixon
Kendall Webb:
Lowell Gilmore
Harry Miller:
Louis Jean Heydt
Milburn Stone

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