Flights of Fancy. Howard Stableford looks at engineering forms past and present when he travels along the Shropshire Union Canal and visits Ironbridge near
Telford, followed by a look at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, south-east London. Series producer Andrew Law Repeat ... FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate); Ceefax: page 626; website: www.open.ac.uk/bbc/saturday
In the weekly strand paying tribute to the US TV show Deaf Mosaic, the magazine joins a Caribbean cruise ship devoted to the needs of its 3,000 deaf passengers. Hosted by Lara Crooks. With signing and in-vision subtitles......................... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear
Western starring Audle Murphy
To the horror of the townsfolk who believe he is the killer responsible for all their troubles, the Silver Kid is made deputy marshal of Silver City.
Director Don Siegel (1952, U) Subtitled. + See Films: pp 42-48 **
Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, the first in a Saturday Matinée trilogy marking next Friday s release of Mike Myers 's new Austin Powers spy spoof.
Starring John Gielgud , Madeleine Carroll 1916: a war hero and novelist changes his name and turns espionage agent to locate an enemy spy in Switzerland.
(1936, U) Black and white Subtitled ..... * See Films: pp 42-48
The Saturday Matinee spy trilogy continues with this adventure. Starring
Robert Vaughn , David McCallum
"Uncle" agents Solo and Kuryakin are sent to recover a secret nerve gas that can make the enemy lose the will to fight.
Director Joseph Sargent (1966) * See Films: pp 42-48 **
Today's Saturday Matinée spy trilogy concludes with this spoof, starring James Cobum , Lee J Cobb
A philandering secret agent confronts scientists intent on destroying the Earth's weather system. Widescreen.
Director Daniel Mann (1966, PG)
Digital widescreen * See Films: pp 42-48 ***
William Walton's dramatic choral work Belshazzar's Feast, composed in 1931, draws on the dual traditions of northern choral societies and brass bands.
Contributors discussing the piece of work and its composer's musical influences include Walton's wife Susanna, and bass-baritone Willard White. Soloist
White joins the Leeds Festival Chorus and the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis in a rendering of the piece as it returns to the venue - Leeds Town Hall - where it was premiered.
An accompanying series, Six Pieces of Britain, continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 2.35pm
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Return of the newspaper review programme. Tonight Joan Smith of the Independent on Sunday looks at press coverage of the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones , and of David Beckham and Victoria Adams.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Series producer Christine Ruth Digital widescreen
Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
7.40 Meet the Ancestors
Friends, Romans or Countrymen? In 1997, a stone coffin was unearthed on a building site in Mangotsfield, near Bristol, after lying undiscovered for centuries.
Presenter Julian Richards joins archaeologists as they piece together the evidence to reveal the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by our Roman ancestors. Producer Paul Bradshaw ; Series producer Ian Potts Repeat
8.10 Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
The Black Kingdoms of the Nile. On the third leg of his epic African journey,
Professor Henry Louis Gates travels through
Egypt and northern Sudan as he goes in search of the stone cities and temples of ancient Nubia. See today's choices. Director Nicola Colton ; Series producer
Ben Goold Code for 7.40-9.00 (not PDC)....
Professor Henry Louis
A programme strand devoted to the ground- breaking Asian comedy series Goodness Gracious
Me. See today's choices.
9.00 Unpugged A behind-the-scenes look at how Goodness
Gracious Me is put together. Featuring outtakes from the series and interviews with its four stars: Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir.
Then The Search for the GGM
Superfan Devotees set out to prove they are the show's most ardent admirer,
9.35 Brimful of Asia Forty Years of Asians on Television. A light-hearted look at how Asians have been portrayed on TV over the last four decades. Plus a reminder of series aimed specifically at Britain's Asian community. Subtitled ...........
Then The Search for the GGM
10.00 Goodness Gracious Me Live
Documentary following the team as they take their live show on a nationwide tour of Britain.
Featuring backstage footage, interviews, and previously unseen sketches.
Then The Search for the GGM
10.30 Goodness Gracious Me
Beginning a repeat run of the comedy's second series, with Mr "Everything Comes from India" offering an unusual insight into the royal family. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar , Kulvinder Ghir , Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. With Fiona Allen and Dave Lamb.
Director Nick Wood Digital widescreen
Repeat Subtitled ............................ The next episode is on Friday at 9.30pm
1L00 Film premiere Gharwali Baharwali
' Comedy drama. Anil's previously happy home life is marred when he finds that he and his wife cannot have children. Then, while away on a business trip, Anil encounters more complications when he meets another woman. In Hindi with English subtitles. Director David Dhawan
(1999, U) ........................... * See Rims: pp 42-48 *** Goodness Gracious Me Night Producer Anil Gupta
Code for9.0O-1.15 (not PDC).
9.00-11.00 (not PDC) .......................
11.00-1.15 (not PDC) ..............
Drama. A man wanted for murder flees to South
Africa, where he rises to the top of the medical profession. Then fate takes a hand.
Director Victor Hanbury (1937)
Black and white Subtitled.
* See Rims: pp 42-48 ***
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