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Syrupy family drama starring Kevin Bacon. A mentally disabled man befriends a ten-year-old girl desperate to escape from the motel she shares with her drunken mother and loose-living sister. Review page 54. Director Timothy Hutton (1998. PG)

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Unknown:
Kevin Bacon.
Director:
Timothy Hutton
on BBC Two England

1/4. The history and culture of the great Italian city brought to life by Venetian Francesco de Mosto through computer-generated imagery and reconstructions. Blood. How did a metropolis of palaces, gold jewels and unrivalled treasures arise from a malaria-ridden swamp? Producer Sam Hobkinson ; Exec producer Basil Comely

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Producer:
Sam Hobkinson

Regional Variations (2)

A Year at Kew

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Documentary on the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Ray TOWNSEND answers a call for help from London Zoo with amammoth consignment of Bamboo.

4/8. Heating an empty house and running the hot tap for an hour and a half are two of the waste crimes committed by the five-strong Cunningham family from Slough, whose gas and electricity bills are twice the national average. Can Penney Poyzer pull them away from the telly long enough to instil some eco-friendly habits? Andrew Lincoln narrates. Series producer Stephanie Weatherhill
Executive producers Danielle Lux and Damon Pattison RT DIRECT: paperback book No Waste like Home is only £11.50 (RRP E12.99). Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT Low-energy light bulbs offer: page 32

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Unknown:
Penney Poyzer
Unknown:
Andrew Lincoln
Producer:
Stephanie Weatherhill
Producer:
Damon Pattison
on BBC Two England

New series 1/9. Tsunami - Naming the Dead. Since January, the biggest international forensic operation in history has struggled to identify nearly 4,000 victims of the most devastating natural disaster of recent times: the tsunami in South East Asia on Boxing Day 2004. This film follows the scientific detective story unfolding at a mortuary in south-west Thailand - the heart of an immense operation, where over forensic scientists, doctors and police from more than 30 countries hope their cutting-edge methods will shed light on the identities of those killed.
Producer Nicola Cooke ; Series editor Andrew Cohen

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Producer:
Nicola Cooke
Editor:
Andrew Cohen

New series 1/10. Profiling unusual British characters. Spliff on Sea. Jeff Ditchfield owns a cannabis-themed shop in Rhyl, a North Wales seaside resort with one of the highest crime and drug use rates in Britain. Claiming that he's simply giving cannabis, free of charge, to sick people in need of medication, Jeff plays a game of cat-and-mouse with both the police and enraged local activists plotting his downfall. Is he a drugs baron or merely a philanthropist?
Directors Alastair Cooke and Robert Davis ; Executive producers
Edmund Couthard and Grant McKee

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Directors:
Alastair Cooke
Directors:
Robert Davis
Producers:
Edmund Couthard
Producers:
Grant McKee

Charting the birth of this most original of computer game puzzles, from the hands of a programmer at Moscow's Academy of Science to its position as a multibillion dollar game. It's a story of communists playing at capitalism in a game that involved Robert Maxwell and intimidation from the Soviet state.
Director Magnus Temple
Exec producer Nick Southgate

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Unknown:
Robert Maxwell
Producer:
Nick Southgate

BBC Two England

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