TV & radio guide - Thursday

January 4, 2001

The X File (11.30 am R4). Alex Cox on film censorship’s history and the first "X certificates" in 1951.
Belief (7.00  R3). Joan Bakewell interviews John Bowker, theology professor.
Gold Domes, Black Earth (8.00 R4). Series about Russia (first broadcast on the World Service)
Lost Gods of Easter Island (8.00 BBC2). David Attenborough documentary repeat (first shown last April) in which he attempted to trace the provenance of an Easter Island carving he bought at a New York auction. This involves visits to museums in London, St Petersburg and Australia as well as Easter Island itself. A useful guide to the facts rather than the myths of the mysterious Pacific island.
Analysis (8.30 R4). "Tales of the Unexpected". Andrew Dilnot on economic forecasting.
Costing the Earth (9.00 R4). Is enough done to protect us from contaminated food imports?
Music Masters: Peter Maxwell Davies (9.00 BBC Knowledge). Composer profiled.
Victorian week: The Victorian Way of Death (9.00 BBC2). Dan Cruickshank on the circumstances and rituals surrounding death in "Victorian England" – does that mean things were different in Scotland and Wales?
Storyville: Black and White and in Colour (11.20 BBC2). Absorbing portrait of Prague-based Romany singer Vera Bila and her fellow musicians, made by Czech filmmaker Mira Erdevicki-Charap.


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