Briefs, October 19, 2012

A supporter of pianist Fazil Say outside the court. Photo: AFP

Ai Weiwei tops list of influential artists

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 5:23am

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison (read by Antony Ferguson) Tantor Audio (audiobook)

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Eye society

Eyes work in different ways, letting some animals see what people can only imagine. An owl's eyes are located together in the front of its face, allowing excellent depth of perception when hunting. A membrane protects the eyes of hippos and crocodiles from debris underwater. Iguanas and zebras have excellent vision and can see colours.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

TV Tutor

Friday, June 16, 9.30pm-12.30am

I Am Sam

TVB Pearl

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his seven-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a seven-year-old.

He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A vital link in nature

A 4.5-tonne hippopotamus opening its massive jaws and showing a row of blunt-ended teeth is enough to frighten anyone - but sometimes a herd of more than 100 animals may gather in a river! They 'yawn' not because they are tired, but to warn others or to attract a female.

21 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

documentary watch


Pearl, 10.45pm

All good things come to an end and this eye-opening, brilliantly shot BBC nature series is no exception. Supernatural is said to have rewritten the ground rules for wildlife film-making, using new techniques to uncover the near-paranormal powers of animals.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Chiefly words

Tonight's Pearl Report (8pm) inspires as much confidence as is possible in the circumstances. The current affairs programme has been following the major services as they complete their millennium-bug drills, and producer Patricia Lai feels reasonably confident that the roll-over to 2000 can happen without a major hitch.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Hippo comes aboard the protected ark

THE hippopotamus and the saiga antelope have been added to the updated list of animal and plant species that now come under licensing control.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Follow the wallow with hippo Zusha

WHILE Zusha the performing hippopotamus was busy rehearsing yesterday for her first show on Friday for 6,000 underprivileged children, animal welfare groups were looking forward to inspecting the living conditions for many of the 97 animals with the Moscow Circus.

12 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Out for prudes and prejudice

The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry Hutchinson $180 THERE are no sacred cows in Stephen Fry's writing. Journalists, poets, psychologists, sociologists, feminists, moralists, representatives of religion, all are treated with an equally healthy dose of disdain. Poisoned darts are thrown and always hit their mark. Taboos are bumped off like vicars in a whodunit story: sex, death, homosexuality.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am