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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.00 A New Way of Life 60031 6.30
Sydney: Livingwith Difference
7.00 Coming Home to Banaba
7.30 Harlem in the Sixties

: Weekend 24

Bill Tumbull and Jane Hill with a news and sport roundup, plus weather at 8.25.


Unknown: Bill Tumbull
Unknown: Jane Hill

: Connected

A film asking if our obsession with mobile phones emphasises our alienation. FURTHER DETAILS: information line [number removed](calls charged at national rate)

: Open Minds

An exploration of life in Cardiff, plus Raj Persaud 's guide to psychology.
9.30 The Pull of the City: London Pride London faces problems, but can its inhabitants rise to the challenge?
From 10.00, Open Minds continues with a look at Wales on film and controversy in Cardiff Bay. Plus the favourite books of shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe , making money out of nothing and a look at the anti-impotence drug Viagra.
Series producer Lisa MacHale ............. FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate); Ceefax: page 626: Website: www.Open2.NET


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Producer: Lisa MacHale

: See Hear on Saturday

In the final episode paying tribute to US series Deaf Mosaic, Lara Crooks recalls the valedictory programme that concluded a decade of deaf broadcasting. With signing and in-vision subtitles..... Website: www.bbc.co. uk/see_hear

: The Sky at Night

Autumn Skies. Patrick Moore remembers the eclipse, and gives the lowdown on recent and upcoming astronomical events. Shown last Sunday on BBC1 Subtitled.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Top Gear Take Two

QuentinWillson recalls the history of the Ferrari Dino. Repeat Subtitled.....


Unknown: Ferrari Dino.

: A Thunder of Drums

' Saturday Matinee western starring
Richard Boone , George Hamilton
Young officer Curtis McQuade has trouble coping with life in the cavalry underthe regime of his brutal captain, Stephen Maddocks. Widescreen. Director Joseph M Newman (1961)
Digital widescreen * See Films: pp 60-68


Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: Curtis McQuade
Unknown: Stephen Maddocks.
Director: Joseph M Newman

: Tennis

Action from the Samsung Open in Bournemouth on the clay courts of the West Hants Club. Top seed Felix Mantilla , bidding for a hat-trick of titles, is expected to take his place in the semi-finals, but competition is likely to be fierce, with Andrei Medvedev and Thomas Enqvist among the field. Introduced by Sue Barker. Commentary from the team of John Barrett , Mark Cox and Chris Bailey. Producer Paul Davies ............................


Unknown: Felix Mantilla
Unknown: Andrei Medvedev
Unknown: Thomas Enqvist
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Chris Bailey.
Producer: Paul Davies

: Quantum Leap

Pool Hall Blues. Sam leaps into the body of a pool player about to be challenged by a young pretender. Repeat


Steve Wright presents performances by artists including Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, the Police and T-Rex.

Shown last Wednesday



Presenter: Steve Wright

: Mercury Music Prize

Jools Holland and Jo Whiley introduce performances from the recent awards ceremony, which brought together artists as diverse as Stereophonics, Thomas Ades and the winner, Taivin Singh. There are also interviews with Blur, Manic Street Preachers, the Chemical Brothers and Underworld.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Jo Whiley
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Taivin Singh.
Producer: Des Burkinshaw
Executive Producer: Trevor Dann

: What the Papers Say

Decca Aitkenhead of The Guardian peruses the week's newspapers. Director Charles Kitchen
Series producer Christine Ruth
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Decca Aitkenhead
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Correspondent

New presenter Edward Stourton files a report from East Timor, where he has been following the Bishop of Dili, Carlos Belo , in the run-up to and aftermath of the recent referendum on independence from Indonesia.
Thousands of American men claim to have been traumatised by the Vietnam War in the hope of compensation, when in truth they never served. Julian Pettifer investigates attempts by genuine veterans to expose the fakes.
And, from Barcelona,
Isabel Hilton reports on the debate raging over Antoni Gaudi , the city's most famous architect. Producer Lucy Hetherington ; Editor
Fiona Murch Subtitled.....


Presenter: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carlos Belo
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Antoni Gaudi
Producer: Lucy Hetherington
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The History Zone

Presented by Julian Richards. website: www.bbc.co.uk/history
7.05 Meet the Ancestors
Julian Richards hosts a two-part special of the archaeological series.
It follows a digging team at
Spitalfields in the City of London as they excavate a pit containing people buried in a medieval monastery that tended to the sick and poor. Continues at 7.45. See today's choices. Producer Ian Potts : Executive producer
Caroline van den Brul BBC BOOK: Meet the Ancestors. £17 .99 ♦ Secrets from the grave: page 7 ♦ See John Peel : page 9
7.15 The Century Speaks
An one-off television accompaniment to the BBC local radio oral-history project that has gathered
6,000 personal recollections of the 20th century to build a vast chronicle of pre-millennial British life. This film follows the making of the series and profiles some of its subjects. See today's choices. Producer Jane Chablani Subitled
7.45 Meet the Ancestors
In the second part of this special edition, Julian Richards visits a medieval hospital in Norwich and a casualty department in Weston-super-Mare to compare modern-day medicine with healing techniques in the Middle Ages. Plus the results of the Spitalfields dig.
8.15-8.55 Against the Empire: the Anglo-Boer War First in a two-part documentary, directed by Kenneth Griffith , that takes a personal view of events years on from the Boer War.
Griffith assumes the roles of protagonists in the struggle to tell how thousands of "Britisher gold-diggers" were drawn to South Africa. The actions of Neville Chamberlain and British army commanders come under close scrutiny, and the film also includes footage of interviews with veterans of the Boer War conducted by Griffith himself. Executive producer Aled Eirug
Code for 7.05-8.55 (not PDC)


Presented By: Julian Richards.
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jane Chablani Subitled
Unknown: Julian Richards
Directed By: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Producer: Aled Eirug

: The Last Emperor

Bernardo Bertolucci 's epic, Oscar-winning drama, starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

In 1908, when just three years old, Pu Yi is chosen to rule China, the world's most highly populated nation. But, as history transforms the world outside, he becomes a prisoner in the Forbidden City, treated like a god but unable to leave his palace. (Widescreen)
Bertolucci talks about his work in Scene by Scene, which follows.
(1987,15) See Films: pp 60-68 ****
Film of the week: page 53


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown: John Lone
Unknown: Joan Chen
Unknown: Pu Yi
an adultAisin-Gioro Henry Pu Yi,: John Lone
Wan Jung 'Elizabeth: Joan Chen
Reginald Johnston -RJ: Peter O'Toole
Governor: Ying Ruocheng
Chen Pao Shen: Victor Wong
Masahiko Amakasu: Ryuichi Sakamoto

: Bernardo Bertolucci Scene by Scene

Bernardo Bertolucci 's career reached a peak of notoriety with Last Tango in Paris in 1972, but atmospheric early work such as The Spider's Stratagem and The Conformist had already earmarked him as a major talent.
Here, in the company of Mark Cousins , he discusses the frank sexuality in his work and influences informing it, and his hatred of his native Italy. The programme includes clips from Bertolucci's films and from those of his many admirers.
Contains some strong material. Director Mark Cousins
Executive producer May Miller
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown: Mark Cousins

: Film premiere Kitchen

Romantic drama showing in the Movie World season.
Hairdresser Louie strikes up a relationship with Aggie, the grief-stricken granddaughter of a recently deceased client. In
Cantonese with English subtitles. Director Yim Ho (1997.15) ... * See Films: pp 60-68 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Hairdresser Louie
Director: Yim Ho

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. DYNAMO
Literacy 5--7, Programme 2 . Website: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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