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: Blockade

Wardrama starring
Henry Fonda , Madeleine Carroll
During the Spanish Civil War, peasant farmers battle the invading soldiers who have driven them off their land.
Director William Dieterle (1938)
Black and white Subtitled.....
♦ See Films: pages 52-56 ** Henry Fonda stars in the classic spaghetti western Once upon a Time in the West at 8.55pm


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Madeleine Carroll
Director: William Dieterle
Unknown: Henry Fonda

: Weekend 24

Sarah Montague and Chris Eakin present a news and sports roundup


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Chris Eakin

: Asia 2

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

9.30 Ghunghat
Film premiere. Drama. A couple are thrown into torment after an obsessive cousin tries to destroy their relationship. With former Pakistan cricketer Mohsin Khan. In Urdu with English subtitles. Director Syed Noor (1996)
See Films: pages 52-56 ***
Asia 2 editor Paresh Solanki
Videoplus code for 9-9.30am
Code for 9.3O-ll.20am
Code for 9-11.20am (not PDC) .........


Unknown: Sahera Chohan.
Unknown: Mohsin Khan.
Director: Syed Noor
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks hosts the programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. In sign language with in-vision subtitles.. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: Food and Drink

Dishes created include "Toad in the Sky", plus a report on organic box schemes. Shown last Monday
Digital widescreen Subtitled ............. Next programme on Monday at 8.30pm CEEFAX: page

: High Noon

Beginning a Saturday Matinee double bill of classic westerns.
Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly

Marshal Will Kane's wedding celebrations are interrupted by the news that his arch enemy is arriving on the noon train.
(1952, U) (Black and white) (Subtitled) *****
See Films: pages 52-56
See Barry Norman: page 48


Director: Fred Zinnemann
Will Kane: Gary Cooper
Amy Kane: Grace Kelly
Jonas Henderson: Thomas Mitchell
Harvey Pell: Lloyd Bridges
Jack Colby: Lee van Cleef

: Shane

Second of this afternoon's Saturday Matinee classic westerns.
Starring Alan Ladd.

Wyoming in the 1890s: an enigmatic stranger joins the bitter feud between homesteaders and rival cattlemen.
(1953, PG)

(See Films: pages 52-56)


Director: George Stevens
Shane: Alan Ladd
Marion Starrett: Jean Arthur
Joe Starrett: Van Herin
Joey Starrett: Brandon Dewilde
Wilson: Jack Palance

: One Man and His Dog

The Irish heat of the sheepdog trialsfrom LlanfairTalhaiarn in Clywd. Commentary from Gus Dermody. With Robin Page.
Digitalwidescreen Subtitled .............


Unknown: Gus Dermody.
Unknown: Robin Page.


Steve Wright introduces more archive hits including music from UB40, Fine Young
Cannibals and Wham!
Top of the Pops is Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Introduces: Steve Wright

: Indoor Bowls

More action from the best-of-five sets semi-finals in the World championship at the Potters Leisure Resort, Norfolk. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
Digital widescreen ............................


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Animal Minds

Second of three programmes exploring the psychology of animals.
Do Animals Have Emotions ?
Long-standing scientific opinion suggests thathumans' abilityto experience emotions is unique. But experts now believe that creatures such as fish and sheep have feelings too. See today's choices.
Director/Producer Lizzie Green
Digital widescreen Subtitled....

: Something to Do with Death

Leone and the Western
Christopher Frayling looks at how Sergio Leone 's epic western
Once upon a Time in the West - shown tonight at 8.55pm - changed the western genre. Director/Producer Andrew Abbott


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Sergio Leone
Producer: Andrew Abbott

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Correspondent

The programme which explores international affairs returns with ten new programmes. Murder in Purdah
As Islamic fundamentalism gains ground in Pakistan, the law of purdah consigns women to invisibility. While some men have killed their wives with impunity, women are sent to death row for murdering their husbands. Women who rebel face violent reprisals.
With western governments reluctant to offer refuge to victims of gender persecution, reporter Olenka Frenkiel travels across Pakistan to reveal the abuse of human rights. Producer Giselle Portenier
Editor Fiona Murch


Reporter: Olenka Frenkiel
Editor: Fiona Murch

: What the Papers Say

The New Statesman's
Cristina Odone reviews the week's press. Series producerChristine Ruth ..


Unknown: Cristina Odone

: Century Road

Series that travels to British roads built at the start of the century. Passing Trains. For more than 50 years, Century Road in Retford, Nottinghamshire, was mostly occupied by the families of men who worked on the local railway, factory workers and miners. But in a single generation, Century Road has been transformed. Residents tell their stories.
Director Mark Harrison ; Executive producer George Carey
Digital widescreen
HELPLINE: for information about Century Roadand oral history call [number removed] (Calls charged at national rate.)
Followed by Suspended in Time Concluding the Time Season. Michael Pinder explains his enduring quest to decimalise the time system worldwide. Producer Gregor Cameron ; Executive producer Clare Paterson


Director: Mark Harrison
Unknown: Michael Pinder
Producer: Gregor Cameron
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Once upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti western.
Starring Henry Fonda
Claudia Cardinale
Jason Robards , Charles Bronson A cold-blooded killer is hired to ensure a railroad's progress isn't obstructed. In itswayis widow Jill McBain , whose property has a water supplyvital to the venture. Widescreen.
(1968, 15) ♦ See Films: pp 52-56 ***** ♦ Film of the Week: page 47


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Jill McBain
Frank: Henry Fonda
Jill McBain: Claudia Cardinale
Cheyenne: Jason Robards
Harmonica: Charles Bronson
Brett McBain: Frank Wolff
Morton: Gabriele Ferzetti
Sheriff: Keenan Wynn
Knuckles: Jacke Lam

: The Talent

Mark Lawson introduces the final four short films that have been shortlisted in the BBC's Best New Director competition. Queen's Park Story. Barney Cokeliss's s romantic comedy features talking squirrels.
Small Deaths. Lynne Ramsay 's triptych about growing up in Glasgow. The film won the Best Short Film prize at Cannes. Suburban Psycho. Deborah Levy's film, directed by Chris Rodley , is about a man who considers killing his sister.
First It's Dark. A man's life story is told in 15 minutes. Written and directed by Jon Love.
The series ends tomorrow at 11.10pm when the competition results will be announced.
Director Siobhan Bullick ; Producer Angie Daniell
Digital widescreen


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Lynne Ramsay
Unknown: Deborah Levy
Directed By: Chris Rodley
Directed By: Jon Love
Director: Siobhan Bullick
Producer: Angie Daniell

: And Now My Love

Continuing short season of films by French director Claude Lelouch.
Starring Marthe Keller Andre Dussollier
A spoilt little rich girl with the world at herfeet encounters a petty thief with a flairfor photography. In French with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Director Claude Lelouch (1974).68877279 ♦ See Films: pages 52-56 **
Followed by Weatherview


Director: Claude Lelouch.
Unknown: Marthe Keller
Unknown: Andre Dussollier
Director: Claude Lelouch


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