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6.05 Linkage Mechanisms 36442696.30 Housing: Business as Usual
7.00 Imaginingthe Pacific
7.30 The Emperor's Gift Stereo
News plus a preview of weekend sport from BBC News 24. With Maxine Mawhinney and David Robertson.
Experimenting with Science. As part of National Science, Engineering and Technology Week, David Goldblatt examines the historical importance and modern relevance of experimentation.
The results of three experiments in which viewers are invited to participate at www.open.ac.uk/saturday are relayed in The Interactive Zone, Wednesday 12.30am. Series producer Andrew Law Stereo ... BROCHURE INFORMATION: call [number removed]Calls will be charged at the national rate CEEFAX: page
Tim Grundy presents the magazine show targeted particularly towards men.
10.45 Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson test drives the new Rolls-Royce.
Shown last Thursday Stereo Subtitled.
Followed by Menzone
Fisherman Liam Dale shows how to land the biggest catch.
11.20 The Old Grey Whistle Test
Highlights from the music show, with performances from the seventies including Dr Feelgood and Canned Heat. Repeat
Followed by Menzone
More from Tim Grundy.
Menzone producer Mike Finlason
theWorld's Greatest Ocean Race
Crews prepare for the sixth leg- a 4, 750-mile journeyfrom Sao Sebastiao , Brazil, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Presented by Steve Rider , with Richard Simmonds and Fenella George ,
The Total Experience. Patrick Moore describes the total eclipse of the sun that he saw in the Caribbean last month.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1
Under review are As Good as It Gets, Wag the Dog and The Man in the Iron Mask. Shown last Monday on BBC1
' Drama, the first ofadoublebill of Saturday Matinee films, starring
Peter Lawfora , Donald Crisp
Lassie's son Laddie shows courage while trapped with his master in Second World War Nazi-occupied Norway.
Director S Sylvan Simon (1945) * See Films: pages 54-60
Second World Wardrama, concluding the Saturday Matinee double bill, starringGregoryPeck
Bomber pilots at a US air base in England become restless when martinet General Frank Savage takes over command.
Director Henry King (1949,U)
Blackand white ............................. ◆ See Films: pages 54-60 ★★★★
General Frank Savage:
Lieutenant Colonel Ben Gately:
Colonel Keith Davenport:
Major Harvey Stovall:
Highlights from Birmingham's NEC of the top event of the canine calendar.
Presented by Peter Purves , Jessica Holm and Mike Stockman.
Another chance to see the first of a four-part adaptation of Charles Dickens 's epic novel.
A death brings barrister Eugene Wrayburn into the life of poverty-stricken Lizzie Hexam.
Shown last Monday For part 2 and cast see Monday 9pm Stereo Subtitled.
With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather David Lee
As neo-Nazis prepare to fight in Germany's elections this autumn,
Isobel Hilton investigates the disturbing re-emergence of the far right; Allan Little focuses on a psychiatrist's efforts to help victims of the trauma still gripping the people of Sarajevo two years after the war in Bosnia; and, in Bombay, India, Daniel Lak examines the steps taken by the authorities to combat the city's acute rat problem. See today's choices. Series producer Lucy Hetherington ; Editor Fiona Murch
The Sarajevo item in this episode was incorrectly billed in the North West and Midlands listings for 7 March
A series of programmes in the continuing season on parenting commences with a look at the relationship between comedian Jo Brand and her mother, Joyce.
After a strict upbringing, Jo decided to leave home at the age of 16, and was reconciled with her mother on after a long period of estrangement.
Producer Gregor Cameron : Executive producer Clare Paterson BOOKLET: send a cheque for £3 made payable to BBC Education to [address removed]
Jane Watson gave up a successf u I career in translating to become a full-time motherto herthree children. Together with Mary,
Carol and Deborah -three other women who made the same decision - she challenges the way that society views full-time mothers, and also the emphasis it puts on commitment to work at the expense of devotion to family life. See today's choices. Producer Liz Jackson : Executive producer
♦ The high cost of loving: page 23
Status Quo star Francis Rossi and his son Simon talk about their relationship and the pressures of growing up with a famous fatherwho pursued the archetypal rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
Nadine, Julie and Carolyn - who chose to move from being full-time mothers to single independent women discuss their emotional journeys and society's reaction to their controversial decision.
See today's choices. Director Jane Beckwith
Producer Susie Brooks-Smith
Jamie Baulch , one of Britain's top400m runners, reveals how much of his success is due to the support of his adoptive mother, Marilyn, who helped him through tough times growing up as a mixed-race child in Wales.
Thefilm Boys on the Side tsatl0.30pm
Political comedy quiz hosted by Clive Anderson , with Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy.
Three women make a break with their troubled pasts as they share a cartrip across country.
Director Herbert Ross (1995, 15)
The Having It All season continues with Juggling on Tuesday evening at 9pm
♦ See Films: pages 54-60 ****
Highlights of the third day's play in the Fifth Test between the West Indies and England, from Bridgetown, Barbados.
Introduced by Jonathan Agnew. Producers Sam Leadsom and SimonWheeler
♦ See Jonathan Agnew : page 38
Gabriel Byrne , Brad Pitt
Returning war hero Frank Harris crashes his motorcycle and enters a nightmarish animated hell full of cartoon characters.
Director Ralph Bakshi (1992.15)
* See Films: pages 54-60 * *
Followed by Weatherview
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