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: Breakfast

Presented by Sonia Deol and Charlie Stayt.


Presenter: Sonia Deol
Presenter: Charlie Stayt

: The Andrew Marr Show

Huw Edwards presents the week's main news stories.
Includes News at 9.00.


Guest presenter: Huw Edwards

: Sunday Life

Are we alone? Louise Minchin and Colin Jackson explore the subject of UFOs.


Presenter: Louise Minchin
Presenter: Colin Jackson

: Countryfile

John Craven celebrates the show's 20th anniversary with a trip to Swaledale.
Includes Weather for the Week Ahead
Signed 3.05am
BBC Countryfile magazine: £3.40
The Inside Story: page 58
What John Craven is watching: plus weather for the week ahead.


Presenter: John Craven

: News

: Cash in the Attic

A woman raises money for a family day out.

: 'Allo 'Allo!: Rene Under an Assumed Nose

Rene attempts an escape - in a unique disguise.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast on Thursday/Friday

: The Horse Whisperer

Moving drama directed by and starring Robert Redford.
Grace MacLean is maimed in a riding accident that traumatises her horse. Her mother, Annie, takes them to see Tom Booker; a "horse whisperer"
Review page 40 (1998, PG)


Director: Robert Redford.
Tom Booker: Robert Redford
Annie MacLean: Kristin Scott Thomas
Robert MacLean: Sam Neill
Diane Booker: Dianne Wiest
Grace MacLean: Scarlett Johansson

: Keeping Up Appearances: Hyacinth is Alarmed

Richard saves the day after forgetting his wedding anniversary.

: Songs of Praise

A look back at programme highlights from the past year. Aled Jones visits Southwell in Nottinghamshire, where hymns include How Great Thou Art, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord and Jerusalem.


Presenter: Aled Jones

: Last of the Summer Wine: Eva's Back in Town

When Eva, a worldly-wise former acquaintance of Alvin arrives, and hen-pecked Howard discovers that Marina might have some competition for his adulterous attentions.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Alan JW Bell
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thornton
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Alvin: Brian Murphy
Nelly: June Whitfield
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Entwistle: Burt Kwouk
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Eva: Shirley Anne Field
Barry: Mike Grady
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Marina: Jean Ferqusson
Miss Davenport: Josephine Tewson

: BBC News

With Mishal Husain.
Regional News
Then Weather with Alex Deakin


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weatherman: Alex Deakin

: Last Choir Standing

The three remaining choirs sing again to convince judges Russell Watson, Sharon D Clarke and Suzi Digby that they deserve the one place in the knock-out shows. There's also a special performance from internationally renowned choirboys Libera. Presented by Nick Knowles and Myleene Klass.


Judge: Russell Watson
Judge: Sharon D Clarke
Judge: Suzi Digby
Singers: Libera
Presenter: Nick Knowles
Presenter: Myleene Klass

: War of the Worlds

Explosive sci-fi thriller based on HG Wells's famous novel, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. When aliens invade Earth, divorced dock worker Ray Ferrier attempts to save his estranged family from the rampaging extraterrestrials.
Review page 40 (2005, 12)
Andrew Collins: page 37


Author: HG Wells
Director: Steven Spielberg
Ray Ferrier: Tom Cruise
Rachel Ferrier: Dakota Fanning
Mary Ann Ferrier: Miranda Otto
Robbie Ferrier: Justin Chatwin
Harlan Ogilvy: Tim Robbins
Tim: David Alan Basche
Julio: Yul Vazquez
Grandfather: Gene Barry
Grandmother: Ann Robinson
Narrator: Morgan Freeman

: BBC News

With Mishal Husain.
Then Weather with Peter Gibbs


Newsreader: Mishal Husain
Weatherman: Peter Gibbs

: Commercial Breakdown with Jimmy Carr: 7/8

More offbeat adverts, including a hair remover which leaves armpits so smooth that they reflect light, the boy who learns the merits of a bus pass when his friend's mother seduces him, and the contraceptives so effective that they pose a threat to the survival of the human race.


Presenter: Jimmy Carr
Producer: David Taylor

: Muriel's Wedding

Endearing comedy drama starring Toni Collette and Bill Hunter. Deciding she wants to escape her dysfunctional family and her small-town life, Muriel takes advantage of a blank cheque and heads off in search of adventure and an old school friend to flat-share with.
Review page 40 (1994, 15)
Followed by Weatherview


Director: PJ Hogan
Muriel Heslop: Toni Collette
Bill Heslop: Bill Hunter
Rhonda: Rachel Griffiths
Betty Heslop: Jeanie Drynan
Deidre: Gennie Nevinson
Brice: Matt Day
David Van Arkle: Daniel Lapaine
Tania: Sophie Lee
Janine: Belinda Jarrett
Cheryl: Rosalind Hammond

: Sign Zone

Repeats are not indicated.

Ray Mears Goes Walkabout: 3/4
The history of islanders living in the Torres Strait.

1.35 Holby City
Abra's erratic behaviour leaves Ric having to choose between friendship and career.

2.35 Britain's Lost World: 1/3
Uncovering the secrets of St Kilda.



Presenter (Ray Mears Goes Walkabout): Ray Mears

: BBC News

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