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: What a Whopper!

Comedy. An author decides to boost sales by arranging a few personal appearances by the subject of his latest book - the Loch Ness monster!
Director Gilbert Gunn (1961) (BW) Rims: pp 76-82 **
Jonathan Ross 's movie moment: p71


Director: Gilbert Gunn
Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: Weekend 24

Jane Hill and Chris Eakin with a roundup from News 24, plus weather updates at 8.25.


Unknown: Jane Hill
Unknown: Chris Eakin

: Asia 2

The Asian-culture strand. Ends 10.50
Manjdhar Pakistani family drama. In Urdu with in-vision subtitles.
9.30 Cafe 21 Rajesh Mirchandani invites his audience to discuss their attitudes towards sex.
10.00 Network East Featuring a report on ethnic furniture design and live music from girl band Trickbaby. With
Sonia Deol , Sanjeev Kohli. Asia 2 Editor Paresh Solanki


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Unknown: Sonia Deol
Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli.
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: See Hear on Saturday

The magazine visits the Orkney Isles, and also looks at a scheme to find deaf volunteers to visit deaf prisoners. With signing and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Thursday at 1.20am on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore and Dr John Mason discuss the Leonid meteors.
Shown last Sunday on BBCl (S)


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr John Mason

: The Letter

Saturday Matinée drama, first in a double bill of Bette Davis films. After Leslie Crosbie shoots a man on her husband's rubber plantation, she claims it was an act of self-defence. But doubt is cast on her innocence.
Director William Wyler (1940. PG)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 76-82 ****


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Leslie Crosbie
Director: William Wyler
Leslie Crosbie: Bette Davis
Robert Crosbie: Herbert Marshall
Howard Joyce: James Stephenson
Mrs Hammond: Gale Sondergaard

: The Great Lie

Saturday Matinée melodrama, concluding today's Bette Davis double bill. An explorer turns to his true love after his marriage is annulled. But then his ex-wife reveals she is carrying his baby.
Director Edmund Goulding (1941)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 76-82 ****


Unknown: Bette Davis
Director: Edmund Goulding
Maggie: Bette Davis
Sandra: Mary Astor
Pete Van Allen: George Brent
Aunt Ada: Lucile Watson
Violet: Hattie McDaniel

: The Virginian: Strangers at Sundown

The Judge and Betsy are taken hostage by outlaws. (R)


With Prefab Sprout and Abba.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

: Correspondent

The documentary series moves to an earlier slot to make way for tonight's live football coverage. Pakistan: the Inside Story. Last month's military coup in Pakistan was the fourth since 1947, when the country gained independence from Britain. Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi. who was arrested by the last administration after accusing the prime minister of corruption, embarks on a political journey through the country to find out why democracy keeps failing. (S)


Unknown: Najam Sethi.

: What the Papers Say

Presented by Deborah Orr of The Independent. (S)


Presented By: Deborah Orr

: The River

From Henley to Eel Pie Island. The third leg of Patrick Wright 's journey down the Thames takes him through a stretch of the river transformed by the advent in the 19th century of the railways. Wright visits the Henley Royal Regatta, and hears Christine Keeler 's account of the Profumo affair on a visit to Cliveden - the house where the scandal began.
Director Nicky Pattison ; Producer James Runcie (S) (W)


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Christine Keeler
Director: Nicky Pattison
Producer: James Runcie

: Match of the Day Live

Republic of Ireland v Turkey
Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of this Euro playoff, first-leg encounter at Lansdowne Road, Dublin (kickoff 7pm). Mick McCarthy 's men will need a healthy lead to take into the intimidating atmosphere of Wednesday's return leg in Turkey. Commentary is by Jon Champion with Mark Lawrenson , plus analysis from Alan Hansen.
Producer Paul McNamara ; Executive editor Niall Sloane (S)


Introduces: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Mick McCarthy
Unknown: Jon Champion
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Producer: Paul McNamara
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Doctor Who Night

A celebration of classic science-fiction series Doctor Who, presented by Tom Baker, who played the Time Lord's fourth incarnation.
Ends 12.30am.
See Choice. Time gentlemen: page 27.

9.00 Doctor Who: Adventures in Space and Time
Documentary charting the history of the time-travelling maverick, including contributions from writers and actors who have worked on the series, plus clips featuring all the Doctor's incarnations.
Director/Producer: Michael Wadding (S)

9.40 The Pitch of Fear
First of three sketches written by David Walliams and The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss. It is 1963, and a young TV producer has an idea for a family series. With Mark Gatiss , David Walliams and Paul Putner.
The Web of Caves is at 10.20pm.
Director Mark Mylod; Producer Myfanwy Moore (S)

9.45 How to Live Forever
Professor Tom Kirkwood, an expert on ageing, explains the scientific concept of regeneration that has allowed the Doctor to live on in different guises.
Director/Producer Teresa Hunt (S)

9.50 Carnival of Monsters
Recollections of the Doctor's most memorable foes - including the Daleks, the Sea Devils and the Cybermen - and how they were created. (S)

10.20 The Web of Caves
Comedy sketch centred on the various alien adversaries that have confronted the Doctor.
The Kidnappers follows Doctor Who at 10.30pm. (S)

10.25 How to Build a Tardis
Nuclear physicist Doctor Jim Al-Khalili explains how a blue police box enabled the Doctor to travel through space and time. (S)

10.30 Doctor Who The Daleks.
The final episode, shown in 1964, of the first story with the Daleks. Starring William Hartnell. Written by Terry Nation; Directors: Christopher Barry and Richard Martin.
(BW) (R) (S)

Followed by The Kidnappers
Sketch in which enthusiasm for Doctor Who goes too far. With Peter Davison.

11.05 Doctor Who
Feature-length adventure, first shown in 1996, starring Paul McGann as the Doctor. On New Year's Eve 1999, a British police box materialises in San Francisco.
Written by Matthew Jacobs; Executive producers: Alex Beaton, Philip Segal and Jo Wright : Director: Geoffrey Sax. (R) (S)

Doctor Who Night: Executive producer: Alan Brown.
Videoplus code for 8.55-12.30 (not PDC)
NOTE: PDC functions only on individual programmes
A Doctor Who double bill is on Tuesday starting at 6pm.


Presented By: Tom Baker
Written By: David Walliams
Unknown: Mark Gatiss.
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Myfanwy Moore
Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood
Producer: Teresa Hunt
Unknown: Doctor Jim Al-Khalili
Unknown: William Hartnell.
Written By: Terry Nation
Directors: Christopher Barry
Directors: Richard Martin
Unknown: Peter Davison.
Unknown: Paul McGann
Written By: Matthew Jacobs
Producers: Alex Beaton.
Producers: Philip Segal
Producers: Jo Wright
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Alan Brown

: Later with Jools Holland

The music showcase features Lightning Seeds, the Foo
Fighters, Ian Brown , jazz-funk combo Incognito, blues legend Taj Mahal , and Mali blues band Toumani Diabate.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (W)


Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: Taj Mahal
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: First Man into Space

Sci-fi adventure. An astronaut returns to Earth impregnated with a creature from outer space. Ends 2.50am
DirectorRobertDay(1958.PG) (BW) Rims: pp 76-82 **

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Dynamo Literacy (ages 7-9) Ends 5.00am WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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