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: The Vicar of Bray

Drama. In the 17th century, an Irish priest is persuaded to leave his parish to become tutor to the young Prince Charles. Director Henry Edwards (1937)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 60-65 **


Director: Henry Edwards

: 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

: Chachi

Comedy drama in the Asia 2 strand. When a couple divorce, the husband resorts to desperate measures to see his daughter. Widescreen. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Director Kamal Haasan (1997, PG) Films: pp 60-65 ***


Director: Kamal Haasan

: The Natural World

Himalaya. With habitats as diverse as glaciers, deserts and lush forest, the world's highest mountain range is home to a huge array of wildlife. Narrated by John Shrapnel. (R) (S)


Unknown: John Shrapnel.

: See Hear on Saturday

Teams representing the cities of Liverpool and Manchester battle for the last remaining 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 sees how
Georges Freche , the charismatic mayor of Montpellier, has transformed the city, while David Lowe takes to the saddle on a working Carmague farm.


Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Unknown: Georges Freche
Unknown: David Lowe

: The Sky at Night

Millennium Astronomy. A look at the development of astronomy over the last 1,000 years.
Shown last Sunday BBC1 (S)

: Sands of Iwo Jima

Saturday Matinée war drama starring John Wayne. Tough Sergeant Stryker inherits a bunch of raw recruits and is given the task of turning them into crack marines for action in the Pacific.
Director Allan Dwan (19 19, PG)
(BW> (S) Films: pp 60-65 ****


Unknown: John Wayne.
Director: Allan Dwan
Sergeant Stryker: John Wayne
Peter Gonway: Jonn Agar
AI Thomas: Forrest Tucker
Allison Bromley: Adele Mara


Archive pop moments, featuring Boyzone, Hazell Dean and the Ruts. Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Hazell Dean

: What the Papers Say

Janine Di Giovanni of The Times reviews the papers. (S)


Unknown: Janine Di Giovanni

: Bookmark

To coincide with the dramatisation of Gormenghast, another chance to see this profile of author
Mervyn Peake. Although feted as one of the top book illustrators of his day, his literary masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, gained a devoted following only after his death in 1968. (R) (S) The opening episode of Gormenghast is repeated at 6.35pm


Unknown: Mervyn Peake.

: World Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly introduces semi-final action from Norfolk of the World championship. Commentary from David Rhys Jones ,
John Bell , Mal Hughes , David Corkhill. Editor Gerard Lane (S) (W)
Following schedule may change


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: John Bell
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David Corkhill.
Editor: Gerard Lane

: Gormenghast

A second showing for episode one of the epic four-part drama that brings to life the gothic fantasy world of Mervyn Peake 's acclaimed and influential Gormenghast novels. The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, but, as the new heir is bom, the dynasty finds itself threatened by the ambitions of Steerpike, a charming but ruthless kitchen boy. (R) (S) (W) For second episode and cast see Monday at 9pm


Unknown: Mervyn Peake

: The History Zone

Ends 9.05
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Cathedral Calls Wells. The 12th-century cathedral at Wells is famous for its massive "scissor arch", installed in 1338 to support the collapsing tower, and the 14th-century clockface, which still enthralls visitors today.
Presenter Janet Street-Porter explains why Wells is her favourite cathedral, relates how its initial purpose was to outshine the cathedral at nearby Bath, reveals the architectural devices used to attract worshippers, and sees how computer graphics can restore the West Front's spectacular gallery of sculpture to its original colours. Series producer Michael Wakelin
Executive producer Richard Denton (S) (W)
8.05 In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
Michael Wood retraces the movements of the legendary Greek conqueror across 20,000 miles and 16 countries in another chance to view this four-part Odyssey.
Son of God. In 334 BC, the 21-year-old Alexander set out from Greece to invade Asia and overthrow the Persian
Empire. Michael Wood follows the army's march through Turkey to the Lebanese city of Tyre, scene of Alexander's most desperate battle, and the Egyptian oasis of Siwa, where Alexander was proclaimed Pharoah and Son of God. But he also hears another side to the story in the Palestinian legend of Alexander the two-horned devil.
Director Rebecca Dobbs : Producer David Wallace (R) (S)


Presenter: Janet Street-Porter
Producer: Michael Wakelin
Producer: Richard Denton
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Michael Wood
Director: Rebecca Dobbs
Producer: David Wallace

: French Connection II

Continuing the season of classic seventies thrillers, introduced by Mark Kermode. Assigned to help the French smash a heroin gang in Marseilles, "Popeye" Doyle finds that his reputation as a tough New Yorker has preceded him. Gradually, he earns the respect of the local police as he sets about finding his old adversary - Chamier. Widescreen.
Director John Frankenheimer (1975. 18) (S) (W) Films: pp 60-65 ****


Introduced By: Mark Kermode.
Director: John Frankenheimer
Popeye Doyle: Gene Hackman
Alain Chamier: Fernando Rey
Barthelemy: Bernard Fresson
Raoul Diron: Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Miletto: Charles Millot
Old pro: Pierre Collet
Jacques: Philippe Leotard
Inspector Genevoix: Jacques Dynam

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Opening tonight's It's Scary Out There double bill.
Phases. Xander and Cordelia face up to a new menace to
Sunnydale's teens: a werewolf. Twins of Evil is at 12.40am. Shown last Thursday (S)

: World Indoor Bowls

Semi-final action from the World Singles championship in Norfolk, introduced by Dougie Donnelly. Coverage of the final begins in Sunday Grandstand at 3.10pm. (W)


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Twins of Evil

Horror starring Peter Cushing , continuing the It's Scary
Out There season. Freda and Maria are twins who stay with their witch-hunting uncle in the shadow of a castle where, legend has it, vampires dwell. One of the twins will fall under the castle's spell, but which one? Ends 2.30am
Director John Hough 11971.18) (S) Films: pp 60-65 ***


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Director: John Hough
Gustav Weil: Peter Cushing
Katy Weil: Kathleen Byron
Dietrich: Dennis Price
Freda Gellhom: Madeleine Collinson
Maria Gellhom: Mary Collinson
Count Kamstein: Damien Thomas

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Btteslze Revision Maths (part 2) Ends 5.00am (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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