TV & radio guide - Weekend

January 27, 2001

SATURDAY January
» Breaking the Seal : Domesday (9.30 am BBC2). The Open University begins a re-run of its series on archives, first broadcast last year, with the Domesday Book.
Verdi Day (from 9.00 am R3). A day of discussion and performance to mark the centenary of the composer's death, presented by Dennis Marks and climaxing with a performance of Aida live from the New York Metropolitan Opera (6.00).
Last Days (5.35 BBC2). Documentary from the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, co-produced by Steven Spielberg.
Battle for the Holocaust
(7.10 C4). Traces how the history of - and attitudes to - the Nazis' final solution has developed, particularly in America.
Holocaust Memorial Day (7.45 BBC2). Coverage of Britain's first officially recognised Holocaust Memorial Day.
Images of Belsen
(8.00 R4). Archive programme repeats.
Kapo
(8.00 History Channel). Israeli-made film from 1999 about the Jewish leaders who willingly or unwillingly collaborated with the Nazi authorities in the ghettos and concentration camps.
» Correspondent - Caravan of Death (7.00 BBC2). Chilean judge Juan Guzman and his case against Augusto Pinochet.
Between the Ears: My Month with Carmen (10.00 R3). A "sound diary" by Lou Stein about his mother Carmen, recorded partly in the New York hospital ward where she was dying.

SUNDAY January 28
Five Live Report - Fallen Angels
(12 noon R5). Nursing standards in British hospitals.
Classic Serial - The Cornish Trilogy (3.00 R4). Adaptation by Roger Danes of Robertson Davies's trilogy set around a Toronto university.
Songs of Praise (5.30 BBC1). Holocaust Memorial Day special.
On Being Wrong (5.40 R4). Three programmes with Michael Rosen.
» Sunday Feature : The Road to Ruin (5.45 R3). Robert McNab on the French novelist Louis Ferdinand Céline and his life and work under the Germans.
» Time Team   (6.00 C4). Roman villa(s) in a Cotswold field. (More Roman burials in tomorrow's Meet the Ancestors ) (NB: Discovery Channel is continuing to run old Time Teams at midnight on weekdays).
The Natural World: Seals (6.05 BBC2, not Wales).
The Day the World Took Off (8.00 History Channel). Part two: how Abraham Darby laid the foundations of the factory system, and why French automation skills didn't lead anywhere. (Series first shown on Channel 4 last year).
Hitler's Henchman: Goering (8.00 C5). A second series of films from Germany profiles the Gestapo's founder.
The World at War (8.05 BBC2; 10.00 in Wales). Part three: France Falls.
» Panorama   (10.15 BBC1). "The Borrowers" - on Britons who are trapped in debt.
City Of Murder and Mayhem: Real Life (11.15 ITV). Documentary exploring present-day Moscow's "brutal hedonism, violence and corruption".

 

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