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: NellGwyn

Historical drama. The story of Nell Gwyn's rise from selling oranges in Cheapside to becoming Charles II's mistress. Director Herbert Wilcox (1934)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 54-60 ***


Director: Herbert Wilcox

: Weekend 24

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


Unknown: Jane Hill
Unknown: David Robertson

: Asia 2

Asian-culture strand. Ends 11.40am
Network East Uve Mega Mela Highlights In the second visit to Birmingham for highlights of last
November's Mega Mela celebration, Tazeen Ahmad focuses on the vibrant sounds of Pakistani pop. (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/networkasia


Unknown: Tazeen Ahmad

: Akele Hum Akele Turn

Drama. When an aspiring singer meets a fellow vocalist, the pair soon fall in love. But both have ambitions to hit the big time, putting a strain on their relationship.
Widescreen. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Aamir Khan , Manisha Koirala and Paresh Rawal.
Director Mansoor Khan (1996, PG)Films: pp 54-60 ***
Asia 2 Editor Paresh Solanki


Unknown: Aamir Khan
Unknown: Manisha Koirala
Director: Mansoor Khan
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson pays tribute to the success of the no-nonsense
Land Rover. (R) (S)


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: See Hear on Saturday

Teams representing Hull and Stevenage battle for a place in the quiz final. Hosted by Lara
Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Thursday at 1.15am on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: France Inside Out

Wendy Robbins explores the secret history of Lyon in the series that profiles urban and rural France. David Lowe picks grapes in the Beaujolais region and tries orienteering in the Mont Pilat national park.


Unknown: Wendy Robbins

: Holiday Snaps

Travel ideas from the Gambia,
Florida and the Algarve.

: Duel in the Sun

Saturday Matinée western starring Gregory Peck. When beautiful half-breed
Pearl Chavez is sent to live at Spanish Bit, the ranch home of the rich and ruthless Senator McCanles and his family, she soon finds herself torn between her love for the senator's kind son Jesse and her passion for Jesse's bad but attractive brother Lewt.
Director King Vidor (1946.PG)(S) Films: pp 54-60 ****


Unknown: Gregory Peck.
Unknown: Pearl Chavez
Director: King Vidor
Lewt McCanles: Gregory Peck
Pearl Chavez: Jennifer Jones
Jesse McCanles: Joseph Cotten
Senator McCanles: Lionel Barrymore
Laura Belle McCanles: Lillian Gish
Sin Killer: Walter Huston
Vashti: Butterfly McQueen


Archive pop moments, featuring Madness, Sade and Elton John. Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Elton John.

: What the Papers Say

Presented this week by Guardian columnist and Late Rev/ewhost
MarkLawson. (S)

: World Indoor Bowls

Round-two coverage at the World Singles championship. Expected to be in action at Potters Leisure Resort are David Gourlay of Scotland and Wales's John Price. Hosted by Dougie Donnelly.
Editor Gerard Lane (S) (W)


Unknown: David Gourlay
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.
Editor: Gerard Lane

: World Darts

The World Professional Darts championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Surrey. The competition has reached the semi-final stage, with matches over the best of nine sets. Presented by Garry Richardson with Bobby George. Commentary from Tony Green and John Part.
Producer Mark Wilkin ; Executive producer Malcolm Kemp (W)


Presented By: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Bobby George.
Unknown: Tony Green
Unknown: John Part.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: The History Zone

Ends 8.55pm
Meet the Ancestors History 2000, a series of programmes for BBC TV and radio linked to events, museums and exhibitions, launches with this two-part special. It focuses on two digs in Spitalfields, London, that brought up contrasting finds, and blends new material with footage from last Thursday's opening to the new series and a special from last September. The Princess and the Pauper (part 1). Archaeologists and scientists examine two graves that share the same site but which are separated by a huge social gap and a thousand years of history. Continues at 8.15pm. See Choice. Producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
(Revised repeat) (S) (W) INFORMATION: His tory 2000 events line: [number removed]. Calls charged at national rate. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Cathedral Calls

Presenter Janet Street-Porter continues her tour around some of Britain's great cathedrals.
Winchester. Street-Porter this weekjoins the annual half-a-million tourists who visit the former capital of England - Winchester - where state and church lived hand in glove. Its medieval cathedral, the longest in the world, is a statement of power both sacred and secular. Series producer Michael Wakelin
Executive producer Richard Denton (S) (W)


Presenter: Janet Street-Porter
Producer: Michael Wakelin
Producer: Richard Denton

: Meet the Ancestors

The Princess and the Pauper (part 2)
The investigation continues as the objects found at the site are re-created in an attempt to fill out the lives of the wealthy Roman woman and the male medieval pauper.
(Revised repeat) (S) (W) Meet the Ancestors continues on Thursday at 9pm

: The French Connection

Mark Kermode introduces the first in a season of classic seventies thrillers. Tough New York cop Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle becomes obsessed with smashing a narcotics ring operating between Marseilles and America. In his pursuit of the truth, Doyle finds himself at odds not only with the criminals but also with his superiors. Widescreen. A documentary about the making of the film is at 10.40pm.
Director William Friedkin (1971, 18) (S) (W) Film of the Week: page 45 *****


Introduces: Mark Kermode
Director: William Friedkin
Popeye Doyle: Gene Hackman
Alain Chamier: Fernando Rey
Buddy Russo: Roy Scheider
Sal Boca: Tony Lo Bianco
Pierre Nicoli: Marcel Bozzuffi
Devereaux: Frederic de Pasquale

: Tracing the French Connection

Critic Mark Kermode examines the making of the seminal Oscar-winning thriller The French Connection. As well as interviewing stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider and director William Friedkin , Kermode looks at the sixties drugs bust that inspired the film, and talks to officer
Sonny Grosso about his involvement in the case. The film also retreads the course of the car and train chase that many regard as the greatest in cinematic history.
Director/Producer Russell Leven (S)


Unknown: Mark Kermode
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Roy Scheider
Director: William Friedkin
Unknown: Sonny Grosso
Producer: Russell Leven

: World Darts

Semi-final highlights from Surrey. (W)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Opening tonight's It's Scary Out There double bill.
Innocence. Spike and Dru join forces with a powerful demon. Shown last Thursday (S)

: The Thing from Another World

Sci-fi thriller in the It's Scary Out There strand. An army unit tries to help a spacecraft that has crashed in the Arctic, but lying in wait is a creature that lives on blood. Ends 2.35am Director Christian Nyby (1951) (BW) (S) Films: pp 54-60 ****


Director: Christian Nyby

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Bltesize Revision English (part 3) Ends 5am (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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