This week 1960s pop star-tumedactor Adam Faith talks about money, success and family, and Linda Barker looks at Islamic interior design. With Ross Kelly and Philippa Forrester.
Executive producer Chris Loughlin
Series producer Abigail Saxon
A visit to Birmingham NEC with previews of Jaguar's XJ, the Bentley Continental GT, the new TVR T350C and the Ford Focus RS. Plus Damon Hill tests the Mercedes SL AMG 55 and the Dutch Spyker supercar. With
Jason Barlow , Dominic Littlewood and Suzi Perry.
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From Liverpool's Anglican
Cathedral, the largest in Britain, where the BBC Philharmonic, soloist Roderick Williams and a choir of over 1,000 Merseyside voices sing hymns based on tunes from the classics. With
This week the experts set up shop at Chichester Cathedral, where the horde of unexpected treasures includes a fine cow creamer, a rare freedom box, a pair of inlaid holster pistols and a fantastic autograph album. Plus another chance to vote for favourite clips from the archive. With Michael Aspel. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
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Having finally made it to the legendary city of Timbuktu in the penultimate episode of his desert odyssey, Palin heads east to join the Wodaabe herders at one of their famous male beauty pageants. But it is only when he travels with a Tuareg camel train across the ultra-remote Tenere desert that he finally gets to grips with the soul of the Sahara. Director John-Paul Davidson ; Series producer Roger Mills
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TRAVEL Sahara with Michael Palin 7.00pmBBC1
On the 52nd day of his journey, Michael Palin - along with a camel train carrying giant salt blocks - reaches the legendary desert city of Timbuktu. Palin is renowned for his easy-going manner and ability to chat to everyone and anyone, so it should come as no surprise when he appears to have a conversation with one of the camels. Doctor Dolittle, eat your heart out.
East of Timbuktu, the Sahara is virtually inaccessible to all but nomadic tribes such as the Wodaabe and the Tuareg. The Wodaabe took amazing - their hats are particularly wild - and once a year they have the most bizarre beauty contest. The young men paint their faces, decorate their hair with beads and feathers, roll their eyes and sing - for days - in the hope that one of the girls will find them irresistible and choose them as their partner. It's an extraordinary sight. What seems to interest Palin most, though, is the subject of polygamy and he keeps asking whether having more than one wife causes trouble. Is this something Mrs Palin should know about? (Jane Rackham)
A mysterious stranger travels to Glenbogle in search of his roots and Lexie prepares for her first ball as Lady of Glenbogle.
Written by Colin Wyatt ; Producer Stephen Garwood ; Director Robert Knights
Closed Ranks (part 2). Sam is put in a difficult situation when a friend pressures her into withholding evidence. Last in the current series. See yesterday's choice.
Written by Tony McHale ; Producer Nick Pitt ; Director Paul WroblewsKi
Further cast on Saturday
DI Frank McArdle:
PC Ben Manning:
PC Shaun Nicholson:
Sgt Ron Allan:
PC Tim Bushell:
PC Neil Day:
DC Mona Westlake:
Queen Camilla? Opinion polls suggest most people would object to Camilla Parker Bowles becoming queen. Postponed from last week because of the tragic events in Bali, Steve Bradshaw reports on the publicity campaign to sell
Camilla to the public, the constitutional hurdles Prince
Charles will have to overcome to marry a divorcee and the dangers to the monarchy that marriage plans could pose. Producer David Wickham ; Editor Mike Robinson
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Romantic comedy. When lowly car mechanic Ed Walters falls for beautiful Catherine Boyd , he is devastated to find she is already engaged to pompous academic James Moreland. But Ed finds support from an unexpected quarter Catherine's uncle, Albert Einstein. Widescreen. Review page 54.
Director Fred Schepisi (1995, U)
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