On the box


Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 10.30pm. Ph 9565 5522.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday at 8pm. Ph 9633 6976.

Yothu Yindi: One Blood — Filmed in Australia, Ireland and Germany, this doco charts the recording of Yothu Yindi's latest album which features Irish musician and former vocalist with Hot House Flowers Liam O'Maonlai. SBS, Friday, July 23, 8pm.

The Irish Empire — A landmark five-part documentary series about the Irish immigration experience throughout the world. The Irish Diaspora outnumbers the population of Ireland by more than 15 to one. More than 70 million people around the world call themselves Irish, or claim Irish descent. SBS, Sunday, July 25, 8.30pm.

Movie: Black Jesus (1968) — An messianic African leader, based on Patrice Lumumba in the last days of the Belgian Congo, is captured by colonial forces. From Italy. SBS, Monday, July 26, midnight.

The Boer War: the First Media War — Britain's 1899-1902 war to seize South Africa's goldmines, known as the Boer War, involved the widespread use of media as a weapon for the first time. Using diaries, memoirs, photographs and film not seen in public since the end of the war, the media's role in the conflict is examined. ABC-TV, Tuesday, July 27, 8.30pm.

Deadly Code — The chilling story of how scientific advances in germ warfare are fast outstripping the science of detection and prevention. SBS, Tuesday, July 27, 8.30pm.

Movie: The Promise (1996) — Igor helps his father run an underground operation smuggling in and housing illegal immigrants in a bleak industrial town in Belgium. But when he realises that his father is utterly indifferent to the migrants' welfare he decides to take action. From Belgium. SBS, Tuesday, July 27, 10pm.

Movie: Flame (1996) — Florence and Nyasha meet again 20 years after leaving their small village in Zimbabwe to join rebel forces training in Mozambique. Their struggle to be recognised as equals to their male counterparts is seen in flashbacks as the story of the two women caught up in the guerilla struggle for Zimbabwe's liberation unfolds. From Zimbabwe. SBS, Wednesday, July 28, 10pm.