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: Chaplin Classics

Silent comedy shorts directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin.
At 7.00 The Idle Class (1921, U). trampfinds his dreams coming true when he is mistaken for an aristocrat.
At 7.30 Sunnyside (1919). A handyman thinks only of his sweetheart, but the arrival of a city gent confuses everything.
Black and white Codefor7-7.30am ........ Codefor7.30-8am .............................. Code for 7-8am (not PDC) * See Films: pages 52-58 ****


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin.

: Weekend 24

Chris Eakin and Sarah Montague present a news and sports roundup


Unknown: Chris Eakin
Unknown: Sarah Montague

: Asia 2

9.00 Q Asia
Quiz testing three teams' Asian expertise. With Sahera Chohan.

9.30 Network East
A look behind the scenes at Network East's Live Mega Mela event in Birmingham, plus an interview with Bollywood singer Pankaj Udhas.
Producer Bish Mehay ; Asia 2 editor Paresh Solanki Videoplus code for 9-9.30am ................. Code for 9.30-ll.20am ................. Code for 9─11.20am (not PDC)


Unknown: Sahera Chohan.
Singer: Pankaj Udhas.
Producer: Bish Mehay
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: See Hear on Saturday

Clive Mason and Carolyn Nabarro introduce an extended edition of the magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people that reviews the events of 1998. With signing and in-vision subtitles.
Producer David Horburry .................... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Carolyn Nabarro
Producer: David Horburry

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson cooks smoked-haddock cakes, while guest chef Sophie Grigson concocts her version of kedgeree. Shown last Monday Subtitled ............


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Sophie Grigson

: Whisky Galore!

Ealingcomedy. A Hebridean island community senses a chance to replenish its whisky stocks when a cargo ship is stranded offshore.
Director Alexander Mackendrick (1949, PG)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ................. ♦ See Rims: pages 52-58 *****


Director: Alexander MacKendrick
Captain Paul Waggett: Basil Radford
MrsWaggett: Catherine Lacey
Sergeant Odd: Bruce Seton
Peggy Macroon: Joan Greenwood
George Campbell: Gordon Jackson

: The Time Machine

Saturday Matinee science-fiction fantasy, starring Rod Taylor
New Year's Eve 1899: a brilliant young inventor amazes his dinner companions by informing them that he intends to take a voyage through time into the future.
DirectorGeorge Pal (1960, PG) Subtitled. What Makes Us Tick continues TimeSeason, 6.50pm * See Films: pages 52-58 ****


Unknown: Rod Taylor
George: Rod Taylor
David Filby/James Filby: Alan Young
Weena: Yvette Mimieux
DrPhilipHillyer: Sebastian Cabot
Anthony Bridewell: Tom Helmore

: One Man and His Dog

The first English heat of the sheepdog trials programme, coming from Llanfair Talhaiarn, Clywd. Introduced by Robin Page, with on-course commentary coming from Gus Dermody.


Introduced By: Robin Page
Unknown: Gus Dermody.

: Space: 1999

Testament of Arkadia. The origins of life on Earth are found in outer space as the Moon's progress comes to a sudden halt. Written by Johnny Byrne.
First shown on lTV. Subtitled.


Writer: Johnny Byrne


Another raid on the archives produces music from Rick Astley , New Kids on the Block, Madness, Peter Frampton and Rod Stewart. With Steve Wright .......... Top of the Pops is Friday at 7 .30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Rick Astley
Unknown: Peter Frampton
Unknown: Rod Stewart.
Unknown: Steve Wright

: World Darts

Ray Stubbs is joined by Bobby George for action from the semi-finals at Frimley Green. Victors in the first-to-five-sets clashes will proceed to tomorrow's final, live coverage of which is at 6pm.
Producer Mark Wilkin ; Executive producer Malcolm Kemp 3S


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Bobby George
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: What Makes Us Tick

In the last few months, significant strides have been made towards locating the human body clock. This documentary follows the quest forthe elusive element and explores the brain's stopwatch -the device allowing the measurement of the passage of time. See today's choices.
Producer Alison Baum : Executive producer Michael Mosley Digital widescreen
Time Season: Century Road is at 8.10pm * See PollyToynbee: page 10


Producer: Alison Baum
Producer: Michael Mosley

: Irish Journeys: The Long March

Fergal Keane's exploration of Ireland's troubled history.
Keane meets Derek Hussey, an Orangeman and member of the Northern Ireland Assembly who lives in the border town of Castlederg. Hussey's best friend was killed by the IRA, but Hussey has now to communicate with supporters of the murder- a role casting him as both traitor and peacemaker.


Presenter: Fergal Keane
Interviewee: Derek Hussey
Producer: Manisha Vadhia
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: What the Papers Say

Late Review host and Guardian columnist Mark Lawson casts an eye over the week's press.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Series producer: Christine Ruth


Four more programmes examiningthe concept of time.
8.10 New series Century Road
Four-part series that travels to British roads built at the start ofthis century and, with interviews and archive newsreels, recounts residents' personal histories of their 20th-century experience.
Century Road near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, is home to a midwife who delivered the area's babies, while anotherwas amongthe first soldiers to liberate Belsen.
See today's choices.
Director Penny Woolcock; Executive producer George Carey Digital widescreen
* See Polly Toynbee : page 10


Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: How to Beat the Clock

Time-management is one of the burning lifestyle issues as we approach the new millennium. Corporations profit hugely from dispensing advice on how best to arrange clients' timetables.
David Stafford takes the experts to task in Silicon Valley, California, Salt Lake City in Utah and back in Britain to see if they really can change the way in which people's lives are run.
Director Mick Conefrey ; Executive producer Clare Paterson
Then Suspended in Time Artist Darren Almond explains how an accident triggered an obsession. Contains strong language. Producer Gregor Cameron ; Executive producer Clare Paterson Subtitled
10.00 Clockwatch Wells
Cathedral Clock. A look at one of the world's most bizarre clocks, showing the phase of the moon as well as the day and the time. Producer Colin Spector ; Executive producer Clare Paterson
Digital widescreen Seinfeld at 12.05am continues Time Season Clockwatch concludes tomorrow 10pm


Unknown: David Stafford
Director: Mick Conefrey
Producer: Clare Paterson
Artist: Darren Almond
Producer: Gregor Cameron
Producer: Clare Paterson
Producer: Colin Spector

: Thunderheart

Thriller starring
Val Kilmer , Sam Shepard
FBI agent Ray Levoi , a part native American, is abruptly ordered from Washington to investigate a murder on a Sioux reservation. Widescreen.
Director Michael Apted (1992, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 52-58 ****


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Ray Levoi
Director: Michael Apted
Ray Levoi: Val Kilmer
Frank Coutelle: Sam Shepard
Walter Crow Horse: Graham Greene
Jack Milton: Fred Ward
William Dawes: Fred Dalton Thompson
Maggie Eagle Bear: Sheila Tousey
Grandpa Sam: Chiefted Thinelk

: Seinfeld

An episode of the American comedy series told as a continuous series offlashbacks.
The Betrayal. When Jerry, Elaine and George travel to a wedding in India, their sexual secrets return tohauntthem. Subtitled.
Teenage Caveman is at 1.15am

: World Darts

Ray Stubbs introduces highlights from today's semi-final matches, played overthe best of nine sets, with commentary coming from Tony Green. ..


Introduces: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Tony Green.

: Teenage Caveman

Fantasy adventure starring Robert Vaughn
Despite his upbringing in a harsh tribal environment, a young rock dwellertackles the dangers lurking in the forbidden lands beyond the nearby river. Director Roger Corman (1958)
Blackandwhite Subtitled ......
* See Films: pages 52-58 **
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Director: Roger Corman

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. GCSE BITESIZE REVISION
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WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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