Repeats are not indicated.
6.10 A Matter of Resource 2199797 7.00
Meaning in Abstract Art 26616 7.30 The Argument from Design
David Robertson and Valerie Sanderson with a news and sport roundup
The emotions of modern parenting is among this week's varied topics.
930 TheWebStory.com/Today Contemplating the future of the World Wide Web, followed by a discussion of the issues raised. And, from 10.10, Open Minds continues with a look at why chocolate is irresistible.
Series producer Lisa MacHale .............. FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate); Ceefax: page 626; or website: www.open.ac.uk/bbc/openminds
A visit to Althorp, Northamptonshire, the childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales, plus gardening advice from the Chelsea Flower Show. With signing and in-vision subtitles. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear
Capturing the Sun. How to photograph the total eclipse of the sun on 11 August. Repeat
Saturday Matinée musical starring Judy Garland , Gene Kelly
Serafin. a wandering minstrel, poses as a dashing local pirate to win the heart of Manuela, a Caribbean island girl.
Manuela JUDY GARLAND. Serafin GENE KELLY , Don Pedro Vargas WALTER SLEZAK , Aunt Inez GLADYS COOPER , Advocate REGINALD OWEN Director Vincente Minnelli (1948, U)
* See Films: pp 56-61 ****
Don Pedro Vargas Walter
Aunt Inez Gladys
Live coverage from Eastbourne of the final of the ladies' grass-court tournament. Last year's winner, Jana Novotna , went on to Wimbledon glory. Commentary by John Barrett and Virginia Wade. With Sue Barker. Wimbledon coverage starts on Monday. Producer Kate McKeag : Executive producer
Barbara Slater Digital widescreen
Comedian Ken Dodd recalls his decision to enter show business
A look at how the ball boys and girls were trained rigorouslyfor the Wimbledon fortnight of 1996. Shown in The Lowdown. Postponed from 5 June
Athletics Hazel Irvine introduces further coverage from Paris of the European Cup final. Commentary by David Coleman ,
Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson , Brendan Foster , Roger Black and Christina Boxer. Digital widescreen
Concluding the science-fiction series.
The Dorcons. The Dorcon race demands that the Alphans hand over Maya.
Episode written by Johnny Byrne First shown on ITV Postponed from 5 June Subtitled..........
Sci-fi adventure starring Alex Cord
2133 AD: a scientist awakens from suspended animation to find a mutant master race planning world domination.
Director John Llewellyn Moxey (1973)
* See Films: pp 56-61 **
Dr Isaac Kimbridge:
Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
6.50 Meet the Ancestors An episode from the series that demonstrates how archaeology helps to shed light on history.
The Wolf Den. In 1997, potholers exploring an underground river in the Yorkshire Dales stumbled upon the 3,500-year-old remains of human burials, and the first prehistoric footprint found in a British cave.
Presenter Julian Richards , himself an archaeologist, joins a team of experts excavating these important discoveries. Together, they assemble a fascinating picture of what it was like to live in the Bronze Age. Series producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
7.20 Mazes and Labyrinths Named by the Greeks and Romans, intricately structured mazes and labyrinths have inspired fear, fun and intrigue for 3,000 years, In ancient
Greek legend, Theseus battled the Minotaur in a labyrinth built to restrain the terrifying beast at Knossos on the island of Crete.
During the Middle Ages, complex labyrinths were often created using tiles on the floors of French cathedrals, while one of England's finest examples of a maze is to be found at
Hampton Court Palace. From
Greek legend to the Tomb Raider video-game adventures of Lara Croft , this documentary tells the fascinating of story both natural and man-made mazes. Producer Ron Johnston ; Executive producer Richard Denton Subtitled...... Code for 6.50-8.10 (not PDC)...
van Den Brul
The occasional series of documentaries lifting the lid on some of the top jobs in British politics offers a revealing insight into the life of the leader of the Opposition. Conservative leader
William Hague talks about his often thankless task, while those who discuss the problems of life in opposition include Harold Wilson , Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair , Presented by Michael Cockerell. See today's choices. Producer Charles Miller
Editor Anne Tyerman Subtitled.... * See Polly Toynbee : page 11
Comic Alexei Sayle introduces an evening of programmes devoted to the art of visual comedy.
See today's choices.
9.05 The Beginner's Guide to Being Funny
A comedy masterclass illustrating the five basic visual gags used by comics, Including classic archive footage.
Presented by Alexei Sayle.
Director John Birkin
9.35 There's Something about.... Charlie Chaplin
Norman Wisdom assesses the comic talent of silent screen star Charlie Chaplin. Director Ashtar Alkhirsan; Producer Rebecca Papworth
9.40 Some Mothers Do 'Ave'Em
From 1973, the first-ever episode of the seventies sitcom starring Michael Crawford as accident-prone Frank Spencer. Frank sets out to land a job as an ironmonger's salesman.
For cast and credits see Thursday. 9pm
10.10 There's Something about ... Home Video
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) and Sally Phillips explore the appeal of domestic disasters captured on camcorder.
10.15 To Be Perfectly Frank
Michael Crawford reveals how, as Frank Spencer, he performed some of his audacious stunts in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
Director James Fortune
(Revised repeat) (Subtitled)
10.35 Alexei Sayle previews Richard Attenborough's feature film about Charlie Chaplin, which follows.
Biographical drama starring Robert Downey Jr
During a poor childhood, the young Chaplin learns his craft on the music-hall stage, beginning a career that will lead him to international fame.
(1992,15) (Colour and black and white) ***
See Films: pp 56-61 What do you mean, you've never seen...? page 53
12.55-2.30am Modem Times
Comedy directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin
A factory worker becomes unhinged by the nature of his work and is put in a mental hospital.
(1936, U) (Black and white) *****
See Films: pp 56-61
Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Producer Vincent Beasley
Executive producer Kieron Collins
Code for 9.00-2.30 (not PDC)...
9.00-ÂÂ10.40 (not PDC) .....
10.40-2.30 (not PDC)
Followed by Weatherview
Repeats are not indicated. EXAM REVISION
GCSE Bitesize Revision
RE -discussing religion.