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: Tales from the Masterchef Kitchens

Including Martha Spencer, a finalist from 1992 who vanished from her rented Scottish castle along with most of its contents shortly after the series leaving only a pile of unpaid bills. (S)

: Hot Millions

Comedy caper starring Peter Ustinov , Maggie Smith and Karl Maiden. Fresh out of wormwood Scrubs, embezzler Marcus Pendleton can't wait to get back into the fray. Having bluffed his way into the giant Ta-Can-Co Corporation, all he has to do is crack the computer code and he's made.
Director Eric Till (1968) (S) Films: pp 50-55 ***


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: Karl Maiden.
Unknown: Marcus Pendleton
Marcus Pendleton: Peter Ustinov
Caesar Smith: Peter Ustinov
Patty Terwilliger: Maggie Smith
Carlton J Klemper: Karl Maiden
Willard C Gnatpole: Bob Newhart
Caesar Smith: Robert Morley
Customs officer: Cesar Romero

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost talks to those in the news interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 9.00 News, with weather later.
Executive editor Andrew Thompson
Editor Barney Jones (S)


Editor: Andrew Thompson

: The Heaven and Earth Show

Jon Monie introduces a new series of films from America looking at strange spiritual quests. Presented by Alice Beer and Kevin Woodford.
(W) COMMENTS: [number removed] (maximum cost Bp) or e-mail [email address removed]


Presenter: Alice Beer
Presenter: Kevin Woodford
Reporter: Jon Monie
Executive Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Three Up, Two Down

III Met by Candlelight. Daphne receives some good and bad news. Sam sees things rather differently. Written by Richard Ommanney (R) (S)


Written By: Richard Ommanney

: Countryfile

John Craven reports on the growing demand for organic produce and asks why British farmers are not capitalising on this. Plus weather for the week ahead.
Postponed from 27 August (S) E-MAIL: countryflle@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Craven

: News

: Quincy

A Night to Raise the Dead. A storm sweeps a typhoid victim's corpse into a suburban street-but worse is to follow as illegal burials surface. (R) (S)

: Tom and Jerry

Cat and mouse antics.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Musical starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore.
Fortune-hunting flapper Millie Dillmount gets mixed up with an eligible bachelor, an aspiring actress, white slavers and a not-so-eligible salesman in this musical spoof of life in the twenties
(S) Films: pp 50-55 ***


Director: George Roy Hill
Millie Dillmount: Julie Andrews
Dorothy Brown: Mary Tyler Moore
Mrs Meers: Beatrice Lillie
Jimmy Smith: James Fox
Trevor Graydon: John Gavin
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Carol Channing

: BBC News and Weather


: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

In the first of two programmes from Australia Pam Rhodes talks to Neighbours star Andrew Bibby about his work with blind people. From Sydney Opera House the Opera
Australia Orchestra accompany over 2,000 Australians singing hymns including Let All the World, Thine Be the Glory, And Can It Be and My Jesus My Saviour.
Producer RMedwyn Hughes ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W)


Unknown: Andrew Bibby
Producer: Rmedwyn Hughes
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: ET the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg 's classic sci-fi adventure, starring Henry Thomas and Dee Wallace. Ten-year-old Elliott has a new friend: but he's from another planet and nobody must know he's here.
(1982. U) (S) Films: pp 50-55 *****
The reel story behind....: page 46


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Dee Wallace.
Elliott: Henry Thomas
Mary: Dee Wallace
Keys: Peter Coyote
Michael: Robert MacNaughton
Gertie: Drew Barrymore
Greg: Kc Martel
Steve: Sean Frye
Tyler: Tom Howell
Pretty girl: Erika Eleniak
Schoolboy: David O'Dell
Science teacher: Richard Swingler
Policeman: Frank Toth
Ultrasound man: Robert Barton
Van driver: Michael Darrell

: Down to Earth

Second of the new six-part drama series starring Pauline Quirke and Warren Clarke. While the Addis family busy themselves adjusting to their new country lifestyle, they neglect to notice that something is troubling their youngest daughter Molly. See Choice.
Written by Helen Slavin
Producer Rosemarie Whitman ; Director Ashley Pearce (S) (W) BBC BOOKS: Faith Addis's Down to Earth stories are available from
7 September, priced £7.99 each from retailers. Warren Clarke 's questionnaire: page 12


Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Warren Clarke.
Written By: Helen Slavin
Producer: Rosemarie Whitman
Director: Ashley Pearce
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Faith Addis: Pauline Quirke
Brian Addis: Warren Clarke
Marcus Addis: Toby Ross-Bryant
Sarah Addis: Ellie Beaven
Molly Addis: Alexandra Stone
Addy: Pat Keen
Mac: Rowena Cooper
Lindsey: Ellie Conrad-Leigh
MissJessop: Ruth Mitchell
Gail Drew: Lara Cook

: Last of the Blonde Bombshells

One-off musical drama starring Judi Dench and Ian Holm. Newly-widowed Elizabeth realises that she was happiest when playing in an (almost) all-girl swing band during the Second World War. When she meets the cross-dressing drummer Patrick the two decide to reunite the band for one last performance. Contains some bad language. See Choice.
Written by Alan Plater
Producer Su Armstrong ; Director Gillies MacKinnon (S) (W)


Written By: Alan Plater
Producer: Su Armstrong
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Patrick: Ian Holm
Madeleine: Leslie Caron
Dinah: Olympia Dukakis
Gwen: Cleo Laine
Betty: Joan Sims
Evelyn: Billie Whitelaw
Annie: June Whitfield
Vera: Thelma Ruby
Joanna: Millie Findlay
Patrick: Felicity Dean
Edward: Nicholas Pallister
Leslie: Valentine Pelka
Carol: Carla MacKinnon
Paul: Dom Chapman
Hibbert: John Warnaby
McNab: James Cosmo
Al: Peter Youngblood-Hills

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather Peter Cockroft. (S)


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: Jo Brand at the BBC Proms

To mark the centenary of Arthur Sullivan 's death, Jo Brand introduces highlights from a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera lolanthe, a satire on the House of Lords. Jane Glover conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with a cast of leading British singers.
Director Francesca Kemp ; Executive producer Oliver MacFarlane
(S) (W) A live BBC Proms 2000 can be seen on Friday at 7.00pm on BBC2
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Introduces: Jo Brand
Unknown: Jane Glover
Director: Francesca Kemp
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Counterpoint

Second World War drama starring Charlton Heston and Maximilian Schell. A US symphony orchestra is on tour in Belgium entertaining forces when they are captured by a German division under orders to shoot all prisioners.
General Schiller, an avid music lover, offers to spare the orchestra if they will play a concert for him. Widescreen.
Director Ralph Nelson (1967) (S) (W) Films: pp 50-55 **


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Maximilian Schell.
Director: Ralph Nelson

: BBC News 24

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