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: Let's Live a Little

Comedy, the first of two films today starring Robert Cummings
Also starring Hedy Lamarr
Advertising man Duke Crawford wants to extricate himself from a powerful businesswoman who controls his career, and confesses all to a beautiful psychiatrist. Director Richard Wallace (1948)
* See Films: pages 66-74 **


Unknown: Robert Cummings
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Director: Richard Wallace

: Weekend 24

News and a preview of the weekend sport from BBC News 24. With Sarah Montague and David Robertson


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: David Robertson

: Asia 2

The weekly selection of programmes reflecting Asian issues and culture.

9.00 Big Talk
Shin of bhangra band DCS and Bally Sagoo discuss the current Asian popular music scene and their role in it. Introduced by Tazeen Ahmad

9.30 Q Asia
Quiz show testing three Midlands teams' knowledge of all things Asian. With Sahera Chohan

10.00 Cafe 21
Chat show presented by Rajesh Mirchandani. Shown yesterday

10.30 Network East
Shanni Grewal, director of controversial film Guru in Seven, talks about his plans for a sequel. Hosted by Sonia Deol and Sanjeev Kohli.
Asia 2 Editor Paresh Solanki
Videoplus code for 9.00-11.20 (not PDC)


Presented By: Rajesh Mirchandani.
Unknown: Sonia Deol
Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli.

: See Hear

The magazine fordeaf and hard-of-hearing people, presented by Lara Crooks.
Including a news review. With signing and in-vision subtitles
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear


Presented By: Lara Crooks.

: Spain Inside Out

Reclaiming the Past. Robert Elms and Inka Marti assess Spain's diverse ethnic heritage, from Visigoths to Christians.
Repeated tomorrow at 4am


Unknown: Robert Elms

: Noble Thoughts

Roy Noble offers his views on Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates.


Unknown: Roy Noble

: Saboteur

Hitchcock's espionage thriller, a Saturday Matinee presentation concluding today's double bill starring Robert Cummings.

An aircraft factory worker is suspected of sabotage when his friend dies, and flees the police with the address of the guilty man.

(1942, PG) (Black and White)
(See Films: pages 66-74)


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Barry Kane: Robert Cummings
Patricia Martin: Priscilla Lane
Charles Tobin: Otto Kruger
Freeman: Alan Baxter
Neilson: Clem Bevans
Frank Fry: Norman Lloyd

: Wildlife on Two

Nightgliders. Alookattheflyingsquirrel's parachute-like gliding system. Narrated by David Attenborough. Repeat


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: The Virginian: West

An extended episode of the western series.

Trampas succumbs to the temptation of rediscovering the Old West.

: The Corrs in Concert

A recording of the Irish family band's triumphant St Patrick's Day concert at
London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this year, with songs including What Can I Do to
Make You Love Me, So Young and Dreams. Director Janet FraserCrook Revised repeat


Unknown: Albert Hall
Director: Janet Frasercrook


Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, including songs by the Carpenters and Lieutenant Pigeon, plus today's sounds.
Introduced by Steve Wright Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7 .30pm on BBC1


Introduced By: Steve Wright

: Blue Peter Night

The first part of a theme night celebrating the 40th anniversary of Britain's longest continuously running children's programme.
Blue Peter Night continues at 8.55pm. See today's choices.

6.00 Hello Again!
Former presenters John Noakes, Peter Purves and Valerie Singleton host the night's proceedings, while celebrities chip in with their reminiscences. Subtitled.

6.05 Carry On Blue Peter
Richard Bacon, Katy Hill, Konnie Huq and Stuart Miles introduce a compendium of Blue Peter disasters culled from broadcasted shows and the cutting-room floor.

Followed by Battle of the Decades: A phone poll in which viewers are invited to decide the content of tonight's grand finale.
Call [number removed] 01 for sixties Blue Peter highlights, [number removed] 02 for the seventies, [number removed] 03 for the eighties and [number removed] 04 for the nineties. Lines open at 6.30pm, with a maximum call charge of 10p per minute.

6.35-7.00 It's a Dog's Life
The story of Blue Peter's fondly remembered canines.

Blue Peter Night:
Colour and Black and white
Videoplus code for 6.00-7.00 ..... #
Flying the flag at 40: page 26


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter ("Carry on Blue Peter"): Richard Bacon
Presenter ("Carry on Blue Peter"): Katy Hill
Presenter ("Carry on Blue Peter"): Konnie Huq
Presenter ("Carry on Blue Peter"): Stuart Miles
Producer: Marc Goodchild
Executive Producer: Lorraine Heggessey

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft. .


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: Chris Patten's East and West

Concludingthe series looking at the future of Asia.
Barbarian Diplomacy. Chris Patten asks how the West should now deal with China as the country struggles to maintain its rigid political stance while modernising its economy.
Director PeterMinns: Series producer
Nicolas Kent


Unknown: Chris Patten

: What the Papers Say

Roy Greenslade of The Guardian looks overthe past week's press.
Series producer Christine Ruth ...


Unknown: Roy Greenslade
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Cold War

Berlin 1948-9. In June
Berlin was a western enclave wholly within Soviet-controlled territory. Inaterritorialtussle triggered by the West's issuing the deutschmark, the Soviets cordoned off the city for almost a year. Berlin would eventually be bisected, effectively splitting
Europe into ideologically opposed halves and giving rise to Nato. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Series producer Martin Smith ; Executive producers Jeremy Isaacs and Pat Mitchell


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Martin Smith
Producers: Jeremy Isaacs
Producers: Pat Mitchell

: Blue Peter Night

Continuing BBC2's tribute.
8.55 Watershed Ahoy
John Noakes. Peter Purves and Valerie Singleton return. Subtitled.
9.00 Spoof Peter
A collection of decade-straddling comedy sketches satirising Blue Peter.
9.20 BP Confidential
An in-depth documentary charting Blue Peter's evolution from its origins as a hobbies slot to its current status as the BBC's flagship children's programme. Juliet Stevenson narrates.
Producer Lucy Bowden
10.15 A Right Royal Reunion
The Princess Royal recalls memorable moments from her first solo foreign trip, a 1971 safari to Kenya recorded by Blue Peter.
10.30-11.05 Murder Most Horrid
An episode of the comedy-drama starring Dawn French Dexter Fletcher
Murder at Tea Time. A children's TV presenter becomes insanely jealous of a younger colleague. Written by Graham and Jez Alborough Director Bob Spiers; Producer Jon Plowman Repeat
Followed by Battle of the Decades
The announcement of tonight's phone poll results, and a grand finale of Blue Peter highlights from the chosen decade.
Videoplus code for 8.55-11.05


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: Peter Purves
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: Lucy Bowden
Unknown: Dawn French
Unknown: Dexter Fletcher
Writer: Graham Alborough
Writer: Jez Alborough
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Mark Lamarr 's comic music quiz. Shownyesterday Subtitled ......


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: King of the Hill

Drama, first of two films set duringthe Depression.
Twelve-year-old Aaron, deserted by his parents, uses his wits and imagination to counterthe odds against him. Aaron JESSE BRADFORD , Mr Kurlander JEROEN KRABBE, Mrs Kurlander LISA EICHHORN, Ben JOSEPH CHREST , Mr Mungo SPALDING GRAY
Director Steven Soderbergh (1993, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 66-74 ****


Unknown: Aaron Jesse Bradford
Unknown: Mrs Kurlander Lisa
Unknown: Ben Joseph Chrest
Unknown: Mr Mungo Spalding
Director: Steven Soderbergh

: Boy Slaves

Drama concluding the Depression-era double bill.
Misguided youths fall prey to unscrupulous farmowners.
Director PJ Wolfson (1938)
♦ See Rims: pages 66-74 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Dynamo 4
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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