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Sally Magnusson and David Robertson present a news and sport roundup..
The show that investigates the world of ideas looks at the impact of the Romans on modern life, from cookery to the British garden. Plus there is a debate comparing modern Europe with ancient Rome. With Anita McNaught and Dan Roland.
And at 9.30 The Romans in Britain - Fact and Fable
In the first of three programmes, historian Guy de la Bedoyere examines the Roman invasion of Britain.
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A dance programme celebrating the life of American educationalist Michael Thomas who recently died of an Aids-related illness. With signing and in-vision subtitles. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/seejiear
Roy Noble offers his views on the Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates.
Drama, and the first of two films today starring James Mason
AlsostarringAvaGardner tseautiru I but* cold socialite rai iuui a Reynolds seems incapable of returning the love that men lavish upon her. One night, intrigued by a mysterious yacht anchored in the bay, Pandora swims out and introduces herself to the owner. From that moment on herfate is sealed.
Director Albert Lewin (1951) Subtitled. ♦ See Films: pages 54-61 ****
Biographical war drama, and the second in a double bill of films starring James Mason
With his troops in retreat in the North African desert, Reid Marshal Erwin Rommel is relieved of his duties and returns to Germany. While convalescing, he is asked to help plot the assassination of Hitler.
(Black and white) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 54-61 ***
Written by Charles Woodgrove.
Eagle One gets lost in space and Moonbase Alpha also has problems.
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First shown on ITV
The last in the series of the archive pop music show, with clips from the Human League, Bucks Fizz, T Rex, and Echo and the Bunnymen. With Steve Wright. The series will return later in the year. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
David Vine introduces the closing frames of the first semi-final from the World
British windsurfers Nik and Anthony Baker demonstrate their skills at a discipline that produces speeds of more than 60mph, and climber Anne Arran ascends a sheer face that provides few opportunities for herto secure a firm grip.
Directors Ed Taylor and Lyndon Griffiths Digital widescreen
Hydrospeeding and freestyle skydiving feature in this look at unconventional and high-risk sports.
In the wake of a spate of attacks on India's minority Christian community, includingthe burning of churches,
Mike Wooldridge reports on the battle between Hindu nationalists and Christian evangelists.
Bridget Kendal profiles American "pro-choice" doctor
Mildred Hanson who wears a bullet-proof vest because of the threats to herlifefrom "pro-lifers".
From Belarus, Steve Rosenberg looks at the legacy of more than a century of anti-Semitism.
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Simon Thurley reports on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London, Howard Castle in Yorkshire and the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford. Leslie Phillips visits Wilton House.
A pistol shot at noon in 1889 signalled the start of the first race between thousands of desperate men ana women to stake theirclaim on government land in north-western Oklahoma.
Tonight's programme sifts through archival footage and meets descendants of those battling pioneers who still own the land today. Widescreen. See today's choices. Producer Jonathan Gili; Editor Laurence Rees
8.15pm BBC2 In America in 1889 it was thought that the fairest way for people to acquire land was to line them up on the edge of a vast open space and let them race across the plains to stake their claims. "Survival of the fittest was a very fashionable idea at the time," says narrator Samuel West at the start of this fine film about the Oklahoma land runs.
Having galloped through the statistics (there were 13 million acres of available land in the former Indian territory divided into 168-acre plots), the rest is devoted to personal stories told by the descendants of the Land Runs and it's fascinating stuff.
We hear about the reactions of young brides on seeing the isolated shacks that were to be their homes, the hardships of the early years, the occasional fun of a square dance or a rodeo, and the pioneer spirit that was still evident when a massive bomb exploded in Oklahoma City in 1995.
David Vine introduces the climax of the second semi-final of this year's World Snooker championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Tonight's two competitors are battlingforthe prestige of taking the last place in Monday'sfinal and of having a chance to lift the 72-year-old trophy, now one of the most famous in British sport and engraved with the names of 17 different winners. Also at stake for the victor of tonight's match is a winner's cheque of £135,000. Commentary comes from Clive Everton,
Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo , Willie Thorne and John Parrott
Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and comedian Bill Bailey join presenter Angus Deayton and regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for more topical observations and jokes on the satirical quiz show.
(Shown yesterday) (Digital widescreen)
Western starring Charlton Heston
In 1880s Montana, a cowboy searching for some employment gets more than he bargains for when he becomes involved in a blood feud with a mad preacher.
See Films: pages 54-61 ****
When the wife of sadistic Texas cattle baron Brandt Ruger is abducted by a gang of outlaws, he decides to pursue the kidnappers himself, and so he begins a ruthless cat-and-mouse killinggame.
Director Don Medford (1971, 18) ♦ See Films: pages 54-61 *
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