On the box


Actively Radical TV — Community television's progressive current affairs program tackles the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Friday, 10.30pm, and Saturday, 2.30am.
Programs of interest on Sydney Community TV (UHF 31)Perleeka, indigenous Australians' program, nightly, 7pm. Art Experimenta, Mondays, 8pm and 11.30pm, and Tuesdays, 3am and 6.30am. Bent TV, Gay and lesbian program, Thursdays, 10.30pm and Fridays, 2.30am. XX, women's program. Fridays, 8pm and midnight, and Saturdays, 5am. Waste Not, Want Not, environment and recycling. Saturdays, 8.30pm and 12.30am, and Sundays, 4.30am. For more information phone 649 9622.
Meat: Recipe for Survival? — The first episode in a four-part series on one the biggest lifestyle debates today: to eat or not to eat meat. The first program looks at rival meat-eating and vegetarian cultures and the marketing battle the meat industry is conducting to win back wavering carnivores. SBS, Friday, October 6, 7.30pm.
Ytene: England's Ancient Forest — Known as Ytene by the Saxons and as the New Forest by William the Conqueror, this 1000-year-old forest thrives just two hours' drive from London's centre. ABC TV, Sunday, October 8, 6pm.
Movie: Bab El-oued City (1994) — In Algiers, a young man stands up to religious fundamentalists. From Algeria. SBS, Sunday, October 8, 9.30pm.
Movie matinee: Searching For Our Class (1990) — Huang Gyu-Dok's debut feature is a critical study of the hypocrisies of the South Korean education system. SBS, Monday, October 9, 12.30pm.
Deaf Whale, Dead Whale — How would you feel if there was a car alarm going off outside your house without end? That is what the ocean is like for whales and dolphins. This program explains how human noise pollution is disturbing sea mammals' complex sonar systems. SBS, Monday, October 9, 7.30pm.
Winds of Memory — Five centuries after Columbus "discovered" the Americas, this documentary examines the violent contrasts that exist today all over Central and South America. It also introduces the almost forgotten world of the Mayas. SBS, Tuesday, October 10, 1.30pm.
The Widow Makers — A chilling account of the Soviet Union's submarine program during the Cold War and its dreadful human and environmental cost. Following the USSR's collapse, some of the largest war machines ever built are rusting into deadly radioactive time bombs off the north coast of Europe. SBS, Thursday, October 12, 8.30pm.

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