TV Times 2-8 June 2007

F/A-18 'Hornet'

This weeks highlights in political viewing take a creative approach and include a war oratorio and a Russian political allegory.

Other highlights of the weeks viewing are interviews with people caught up in conflicts in Uganda and on the West Bank, a lengthy study of Che Guevara - again! - and a similarly high quality examination of American military policy.

Sun 3 June - 10 - 11pm - BBC3 - Filthy Rich and Homeless - 2/4
A repeat of last Tuesday's episode which I inadvertantly failed to include in last weeks Guide for which I apologise. This week the five wealthy volunteers are required to spend three more days and nights living on the streets this time with the aid of a homeless mentor.

Mon 4 June - 10 - 11.35pm - More4 - War Oratorio
This is a specially commissioned classical work in five movements in which music, recollections and imagery combine in an attempt to provide a critique of the realities of war; the focus is on survivors of conflicts in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Uganda.

Tue 5 June - 9 - 10pm - BBC3 - Filthy Rich and Homeless - 3/4
In this weeks challenge, the volunteers are required to stay for 72 hours in a homeless persons hostel.

Wed 6 June - 12.45 - 2.45am - Indie Movies - Roads to Koktebel
This is a Russian road movie which combines a rite-of-passage tale with an allegorical study of a country in crisis. In Russian with English sub-titles.

Thu 7 June - 7 - 7.30pm - BBC2 - This World: Running from Mugabe
In this documentary, Zimbabweans who were forced to flee their country and illegally enter South Africa at great threat to their safety talk of the terrors inherent in living under Mugabe's despotic regime.

Fri 8 June - 7.35 - 8pm - Channel 4 - Unreported World - 9/10 - The West Bank
This edition looks at the efforts being made by Israeli settlers who are trying to reclaim land they were expelled from just two years ago and expand into new areas; conflicts, tensions and violence are unfortunately increasing on a daily basis.

Fri 8 June - 9 - 11pm - History - The True Story of Che Guevara
This lengthy, detailed, US-made documentary includes extensive contributions from former comrades and foes and a wealth of archive material some previously unseen.

Pick of the Week red n black star
Fri 8 June - 10 - 11.40pm - BBC4 - Why We Fight
In this Storyville documentary, director Eugene Jarecki examines the development of America's arms infrastructure over the previous 50 years, following Eisenhower's warnings about the country's growing "military industrial complex". This programme is Pick of the Week for its detailed exposition of an important subject.

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Lone Wolf
Jun 2 2007 04:12



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