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: Moses

First of a two-part adaptation of the epic biblical saga, starring
Ben Kingsley. Moses flees Egypt when he learns his true birthright. Ends next Saturday. (S)


Unknown: Ben Kingsley.

: Weekend 24

Jane Hill and David Robertson with a roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25.


Unknown: Jane Hill
Unknown: David Robertson

: Wildlife on Two

Gremlins of the Night. In Africa and Asia, David Attenborough explores the twilight world of night primates. (R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Asia 2

The Asian-culture strand. Ends 11.20 Manjdhar Pakistani family drama. In Urdu with in-vision subtitles.
10.00 Cafe 21 Rajesh Mirchandani 's youthful audience today discuss the music industry. Are there enough opportunities for talent from the Asian and black communities?
10.30 Network East Live at the Mega
Mela A live visit to sample the music, fashion and food on offer at the UK's largest Asian festival, the Network East Mega Mela at the NEC in Birmingham. Presented by Sonia Deol and Sanjeev Kohli. Asia 2 Editor Paresh Solanki
BBC Asia Awards -Friday at 11.20pm


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

: See Hear on Saturday

The magazine series hosted by Lara Crooks features a report on Derby Changes, an organisation designed to help people to live independently of care. Plus the viability of a TV channel for the deaf, and a profile of two deaf sisters who have set up a design company. With signing and in-vision subtitles.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: Trade Secrets

Cat Carers. Tips on how citrus fruits and garlic capsules can help in looking after felines. (S)

: The Sundowners

Saturday Matinée drama set in twenties Australia, starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. A family of "sundowners" - folk who travel from job to job around the country- are divided over their lifestyle. Widescreen.
Director Fred Zinnemann (1960)
(S) (W) Films: pp 76-83 ****
Barry Norman on Robert Mitchum : p67


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Deborah Kerr.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Paddy Carmody: Robert Mitchum
Ida Carmody: Deborah Kerr
Venneker: Peter Ustinov
Sean: Michael Anderson Jr
Mrs Firth: Glynis Johns

: The Virginian: A Distant Fury

Steve is under threat from an armed robber he helped to convict. (R)


Archive hits from acts including Kim Wilde and the Beastie Boys. Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Kim Wilde

: What the Papers Say

Presented by Miranda Sawyer of The Observer. (S)


Presented By: Miranda Sawyer

: Snooker and Indoor Bowls

Snooker Coverage of the UK championship at the Bournemouth International Centre begins with live action from today's best-of-17-frame fourth-round matches. Scotland's John Higgins secured the title last year with a 10-6 win over Wales's Matthew Stevens. Presented by David Vine.
Indoor Bowls Dougie Donnelly introduces the best of this afternoon's semi-final action from the Open championship at Preston's Guild Hall. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Matthew Stevens.
Presented By: David Vine.
Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: The River

Delivering the Kingdom. On the last leg of his voyage down the Thames, Patrick Wright reflects upon its associations with political matters since Civil War days, when
Oliver Cromwell 's army council met in St Mary's Church, Putney.
On hisjourney through London, Wright recalls tragedies such as the 1989 Marchioness disaster, and looks at how the Thames will be a focus for millennium celebrations.
Director Adam Low : Producer James Runcie (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
BBC BOOK: The River. by Patrick Wright , priced £18.99


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Director: Adam Low
Producer: James Runcie
Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Correspondent

Rights of the Child. On the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Children's Rights, reporters around the globe look at how the rights of children can conflict with parents' interests. Edward Stourton is in California, where cases of children born after sperm donation have resulted in tension between the genetic father and the parents that have raised the child. Other reports are filed by Matt Frei in South Korea and Wendy Robbins in India.
Producer Lucy Hetherington ; Editor Fiona Murch (S)


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Matt Frei
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Lucy Hetherington
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The History Zone

Ends 8.55
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Meet the Ancestors First in a six-part series exploring the lives of our ancient forebears using forensic techniques. Warrior. Archaeologist Julian Richards joins experts as they piece together the life of an Anglo-Saxon warrior found buried with his horse at a US Air Force base in Suffolk.
Producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (R) (S)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Ian Potts

: Timewatch

Tales of the Eiffel Tower. Loathed by the intellectual establishment after its construction in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is now a cherished symbol of Paris. Tonight's film relates the story of the tower's construction and hears from people whose lives are linked to it. See Choice.
Producer Jonathan Gili ; Editor Laurence Rees (S) (W)


Producer: Jonathan Gili
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Snooker

David Vine introduces fourth-round action from the UK championship. Commentary by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo , Jim Meadowcroft , Willie Thorne. Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry


Introduces: David Vine
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: Jim Meadowcroft
Commentary By: Willie Thorne.
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: Hippies

Hairy Hippies. Ray is determined that his hippy musical will be a success, but Alex is unhappy in his role as Jesus. Shown last Friday (S) (W)

: Shooting the Past

Stephen Poliakoff 's drama, originally shown in three parts. receives a second showing over two consecutive nights. A US property developer finds the employees of a vast picture library still ensconced in a building he has come to renovate. Concludes tomorrow at 10.30pm. See Choice.
Producer John Chapman ; Director Stephen Poliakoff (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Marilyn Truman: Lindsay Duncan I
Oswald Bates: Timothy Spall
Christopher Anderson I: Uam Cunningham
Spig: Emilia Fox
Veronica: Billie Whitelaw
Garnett: Arj Barker
Nick: Blake Ritson
Molly: Sheila Dunn
Dinner ladies: Jean Channon,
Dinner ladies: Jennifer House
Styeman: Andy Serkis
Doctor: Geoffrey Beevers
Nurse: Leslie McGuire

: Later with Jools Holland

Beck and Ocean Colour Scene plays tracks from their new albums, soul diva Mary J Blige joins host Jools Holland for (You Make Me Feet like a) Natural Woman and Merz, alias Conrad Lambert , plunders his eponymous first album.
Director Janet Fraser Crook: Producer Mark Cooper (W)


Unknown: Mary J Blige
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Conrad Lambert
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Snooker

Fourth-round highlights from the UK championship in Bournemouth. With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Classic Hollywood drama about a man who tries to evade the law after escaping a brutal chain gang. Ends 2.40am
Director MervynLeRoy (1932) (BW) Films: pp 76-83 ****

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Dynamo Numeracy (ages 5-7) Ends 5.00am WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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