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: Music in Manhattan

Musical comedy starring
Anne Shirley , Dennis Day
Romantic complications hinderthe progress of a song-and-dance team. Director John H Auer (1944)
Blackandwhite Subtitled .................
* See Films: pages 58-65 **


Unknown: Anne Shirley
Unknown: Dennis Day
Director: John H Auer

: Weekend 24

News, plus a sports preview. With
David Robertson and Brenda Patterson. ..


Unknown: David Robertson
Unknown: Brenda Patterson.

: Asia 2

Beginning four series reflecting Asian issues, lifestyle and culture.

9.00 Big Talk
An 11-part interview series. Lisa Aziz discusses Asian cuisine with Cyrus Todiwala and Shehzad Husain

9.30 Q Asia
First of 15 quiz shows that test teams' knowledge of Asian culture. With Sahera Chohan.

10.00 Cafe 21
Another chance to see the first of the controversial chat series, hosted by Rajesh Mirchandani. Shown yesterday

10.30 Network East
This first of ten Asian arts and entertainment magazine programmes features pop star Jas Mann and actress/comic Mina Anwar. With Sonia Deol and Sanjeev Kohli. Asia 2 Editor Paresh Solanki ; Videoplus code for 9.00-11.20 (not PDC)


Unknown: Lisa Aziz
Unknown: Shehzad Husain
Unknown: Sahera Chohan.
Unknown: Jas Mann
Unknown: Mina Anwar.
Unknown: Sonia Deol
Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli.
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: See Hear

The magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, presented by Lara Crooks. With signing and in-vision subtitles.... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear


Presented By: Lara Crooks.

: Spain Inside Out: Sun, Sea, Sangria - and More

Series exploring Spanish culture.
Inka Marti explores the Costa del Sol while Robert Elms enjoys a night out in Madrid.
(Repeated tomorrow at 4am)


Presenter: Inka Marti
Presenter: Robert Elms

: The Sky at Night

The Flying Horse of Autumn. Patrick Moore talks about the constellation Pegasus.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 Subtitled.


Talks: Patrick Moore

: Shall We Dance

Beginning a Saturday Matinée double bill of musicals starring
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and showing as a tribute to George Gershwin , who co-wrote the score. A ballet dancer and a musical star pretend to fall in love. Director Mark Sandrich (1937, U)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 58-65 *** The Gershwin Centenary Gala is at 5.05pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: George Gershwin
Director: Mark Sandrich

: The Barkleys of Broadway

Concluding the Saturday Matinée double bill of musicals starring
Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers
The starring role in a new play causes problems in a showbiz marriage. Director Charles Walters (1949, U)
♦ See Films: pages 58-65 *** ♦ What do you mean, you've never seen ... The Barkleys of Broadway: page 56


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Director: Charles Walters


Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus the best of today's sounds. Topofthe Pops is on Friday at 7.25pm on 8BC1

: The Gershwin Centenary Gala

From Carnegie Hall, New York, conductor/ pianist Michael Tilson Thomas introduces a concert of George Gershwin's music to mark the centenary of the composer's birth. Featuring the Second Rhapsody performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and a selection of standards sung by Frederica Von Stade.
Director Brian Large; Producer Nel Romano
Another Gershwin tribute, Fascinating Rhythm, is tomorrow at 5.55pm


Pianist: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: George Gershwin
Sung By: Frederica von Stade.
Director: Brian Large
Producer: Nel Romano

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft. .


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: Chris Patten's East and West

Continuing the series in which
Hong Kong's last governor Chris Patten challenges prevailing myths about Asia and looks at what its future may hold.
Tiger Talk. With boom having turned to bust in Asia, Patten travels to Korea and Indonesia to discover why things have gone so badly wrong. He meets people who face uncertain futures, including Indonesia's
President Habibie and a Korean chief executive who has had to retrain as a waiter. Patten also learns that the seeds of the present Asian crisis are rooted in the corruption and cronyism of more prosperous times.
Director Jonathan Dent ; Series producer
Nicolas Kent


Unknown: Chris Patten
Director: Jonathan Dent

: What the Papers Say

In Washington DC, Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens looks at coverage of President Clinton's personal and political crises in both American and British newspapers.
Series producer Christine Ruth. ....


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Producer: Christine Ruth.

: Cold War

Continuingthe series that examines the military, ideological and political conflicts that arose between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Marshall Plan 1947-8. Britain's decision to halt economic aid to Greece and Turkey in alarmed America, who later produced the Marshall Plan - offering assistance to countries that rejected communism.
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. See today's choices.
Series producer Martin Smith : Executive producers Jeremy Isaacs. Pat Mitchell
# Polly Toynbee : page 8


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Martin Smith
Producers: Jeremy Isaacs.
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Evel Night

An evening of programmes celebrating the career and spirit of the motorcycle-riding daredevil Evel Knievel, whose 60th birthday is on 17 October.

9.00 Touch of Evel
Documentary charting Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel's remarkable life.
Knievel, a former bank robber, attempted his first major stunt in 1968. He has since jumped over everything from sharks to London buses, earned and lost a fortune and broken numerous bones in the process.

9.50 Nice Jumpers
The first of this evening's three short films about top daredevils features Britain's Eddie Kidd.

9.55 The Frost interview: the Snake River Canyon Jump
A 1974 edition of David Frost's programme, which covered Evel Knievel's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho on his steam-powered "sky-cycle". (Repeat)

10.25 Nice Jumpers
A short film profiling Fiona Beale, a young motorcycle stunt jumper from

10.30 The Simpsons: Bart the Daredevil
Homer is dismayed when Bart starts practising dangerous skateboard stunts.

10.50-11.00 Nice Jumpers
The last short film profiling daredevils features Frenchman Alain Jean Prieur, as he rides his bike over a 2,000ft cliff.

Videoplus code for 8.55-11.00 (notPDC)
Viva Knievel! is at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Craig
Unknown: Eddie Kidd.
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Fiona Beale
Unknown: Alain Jean Prieur
Evel Night Director/Producer: Michael Wadding

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Irreverent music quiz, hosted by Mark Lamarr , with team captains Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes. Guests include the lead singer of theaudience, Sophie Ellis Bextor. Shown yesterday Subtitled ..........


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Sean Hughes.
Unknown: Sophie Ellis Bextor.

: Viva Knievel!

Evel Night concludes with this action adventure starring Evel Knievel
Also starring Gene Kelly
A crooked promoter plots to have Evel Knievel "accidentally" killed as cover for a drug-smuggling operation. Widescreen.
Director Gordon Douglas (1977, PG)
♦ See Rims: pages 58-65 ***


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Director: Gordon Douglas
Evel Knievel: Himself
Will Atkins: Gene Kelly
Kate Morgan: Lauren Hutton
Ben Andrews: Red Buttons
Stanley Millard: Leslie Nielsen
Frank Gifford: Himself
Barton: Cameron Mitchell

: The Man in the Mirror

Fantasy comedy starring Edward Everett Horton.

The life of timid businessman Jeremy Dike is transformed when his alter ego emerges from a mirror and gives him the courage to stand up for himself. (1936)
(Black and white) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 58-65 ***

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Maurice Elvey
Jeremy Dilke: Edward Everett Horton

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