Watch Words

12th April 1996 at 01:00
Oliver Twist: BBC2, Saturday, April 13, 12.45pm. As a major biography of director David Lean is published this week, this classic 1948 film adaptation of Dickens's novel is being screened as part of an afternoon dedicated to the film maker's work.

A Passage to India: BBC2, Saturday, April 13, 4.10pm. The 1984 film adaptation of EM Forster's novel of repression and misunderstandings among British travellers in India, directed by David Lean. The film features Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox and Alec Guinness (also appearing in Oliver Twist as Fagin).

Rebellion: BBC2, Sunday, April 14, 6.35pm. An evening devoted to the memory of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 begins with a documentary charting the events that followed the defeat of the Scottish rebels at Culloden, leading to the Highland Clearances. Culloden, which follows at 7.25pm, is a repeat of a 1963 drama-documentary which became celebrated for the brutality of its depiction of the battle.

Caught in the Web: Radio 5 Live, Sunday, April 14, 8.35pm. Science and technology minister, Ian Taylor, addresses the issue of pornography on the Internet and argues that self-regulation is better than imposed censorship.

Key Witness The Dicatators: Radio 4FM, Wednesday, April 17, 8.35pm. This new history series presents eye-witness accounts of great events of the century. In this edition, there are the impressions from former Foreign Office officials of face-to-face encounters with figures including Stalin, Tito, Krushchev and Goering. Unexpected memories include accounts of Stalin's "charm" and Krushchev's insistence on telling dirty stories during tense meetings over the building of the Berlin Wall.

The Glass Menagerie: Channel 4, Thursday, April 18, 12.55am. Tennessee Williams's play of frustrated hopes and betrayed idealism as adapted for film by Paul Newman, in a 1987 production starring Joanne Woodward and Jon Malkovich.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now