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6.05 The Emergence of Greek Mathematics 7079960 6.30 Whose Body? 53186 7.00 Sickle Cell: a Lethal Advantage Subtitled 34895 7.30 The French
News plus a preview of weekend sport from BBC News 24. Hosted by Sarah Montague and David Robertson.
Managing to Survive. An exploration of the forces shaping the role of managers in the business wortd. With Howard Stableford and management guru Charles Handy.
Series producer Andrew Law WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday
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Ken Doherty begins his defence of the title he won in style last year as coverage commences of the 17-day world professional snooker championship from the Crucible in Sheffield. Presented by David Vine , with commentary coming from Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , Jim Meadowcroft , John Parrott ,
John Spencer , Dennis Taylor and John Virgo.
Producer Graham Fry ♦ See Sport: page 41
Action from the 870-mile sprint alongthe US east coast from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Annapolis in Maryland. Hosted by Steve Rider , with Fenella George and Richard Simmonds.
Diane-Louise Jordan shows howto make attractive carnival outfits. Repeat
The muscular Australian troupe show off theirtap-dancing routine at London's
Sadler's Wells theatre. Repeat .
Western, the first of two Saturday
Matinée films showing as a tribute to Lloyd Bridges, who died last month.
A government agent rides into a small town to investigate a series of killings.
Director Roger Corman (1955) ............ * See Films: pages 48-53 ***
Second World War drama concluding the Saturday Matinee double bill starringthe late Lloyd Bridges
Major Wilson plans a daring raid to destroy a German naval base on the French coast.
Director Paul Wendkos (1968) * See Films: pages 48-53 **
Major James Wilson:
Captain Owen Franklin:
Lt Commander Kimberley:
Sir Frederick Grafton:
Classic Western series from the sixties.
Woman from White Wing. The Virginian and Steve meet a strangerwith a secret that could destroy the relationship between Garth and Betsy. Repeat
Continuing coverage from Sheffield. In action this afternoon are James Wattana , who is strugglingto regain the form he showed in the mid-nineties, and John Higgins , who is enjoying a purple patch this season. Stereo ..................
With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley
Matt Frei joins Imelda Marcos on her bid to become the Evita of the Philippines. The widow of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos is fighting a 12-yearjail sentence for corruption, but is contestingthe presidencyon a platform of championing the poor.
Sue Lloyd Roberts reports from Jordan on the men who murder theirfemale relatives in punishment forwhat they claim are sexual transgressions.
Lyse Doucet visits Israel's Negev desert to find out what remains of the country's old ideals, and Jonathan Holmes has news of the terror campaign by religious zealots in Uganda. Editor Fiona Murch ; Series producer
Professionals reveal various useful tricks of theirtrade.
Florists explain whythey microwave roses and keep vases away from fruit bowls. Director Edwina Vardey ; Producer
NiallFraser Stereo Subtitled....
A three-part series tracingthe history of the move towards a single European currency.
Economic and Monetary Union takes the final step next month when a summit chaired by Tony Blair chooses the countries that will adoptthe Euro. But the history of EMU has been plagued by controversy.
Following the collapse of the US dollar in 1968. General de Gaulle asked for France's stock of US dollars to be exchanged for gold. After a currency revaluation battle in Europe,
Raymond Barre , then vice-president of the European Commission, proposed a single currency in a bid to restore stability.
Contributors include ex-
French president Valery Giscard D'Estaing, Chancellors of the Exchequer Roy Jenkins and Denis Healey , and German
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Producer Stephen Clarke ; Executive producers Mark Anderson and Brian Lapping
A selection of programmes paying tribute to one of the godfathers of British comedy, Spike Milligan, as he celebrates his 80th birthday. See today's choices.
9.00 A Loose Canon
This retrospective film details Milligan's myriad achievements as writer, poet, war historian, jazz musician and comedian.
With contributions from Michael Palin, Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard and Paul Merton.
Director/Producer Dagmar Charlton
9.50 Happy Birthday Spike
Terry Wogan hosts a birthday celebration at the BBC Radio Theatre with some of the former Goon's close friends. Eric Sykes, Johnny Speight, Denis Norden, Harry Secombe, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Joanna Lumley are among those paying tribute and sending birthday greetings. With music from Maria Friedman.
Producer Paul Reizin
10.40 Spike in His Own Words
From his childhood in India and wartime experiences to the highs and lows of a career as a groundbreaking comedy writer and performer, Milligan talks in detail about his life and work.
He discusses his struggle against depression, his concerns over the environment and the importance of his family.
Director Tom Atkinson; Producer John Fisher
Spike Night: Producer Pete Ward
Executive producer Tony Moss
Videoplus code for 9.00-11.30 (not PDC)
David Vine introduces highlights oftoday's six first-round matches in Sheffield.
Political drama starring
Robert Leffingwell 's appointment as Secretary of State requires ratification by the US Senate. While some senators are anxious to push the nomination through, others believe Leffingwell is a closet communist. Agame of political intrigue ensues. Widescreen.
Director Otto Preminger (1962)
♦ See Films: pages 48-53 **** Followed by Weatherview
Senator Seabright Seb Cooley:
Sen Brigham Anderson:
Sen Bob Munson:
Sen Lafe Smith:
Sen Fred Van Ackerman:
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