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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Velocity Diagrams
6.30 Declining Citizenship (S)
7.00 The Unusual Suspects
7.30 Art: a Question of Style (S)

: Weekend 24

Andrew Harvey and Jane Hill with a roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jane Hill

: Hungry?

Examining the natural and political causes of famines.

: Ever Wondered?

Today on the series that aims to make viewers think,
Edward Enfield wonders if it is possible to hold back time and Penny Smith looks at the "24-7" life. FURTHER INFORMATION: call [number removed](calls charged at national rate)
Website: www.open2.net: Ceefax: p


Unknown: Edward Enfield

: The Romans in Britain

Coming of Age. Guy de la Bedoyere looks for evidence of a "golden age" of Roman rule. (R) (S)


Unknown: Guy de la Bedoyere

: Mind Bites

Thought-provoking shorts: today, the bed that once belonged to
Queen Victoria.

: The Ageing Files

How growing older affects people on various levels.

: Language Links

Homework. Preservingthe
Gaelic traditions on Skye.

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks introduces a special programme looking at the impact of genetics on the deaf community. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Thursday 12.35am on BBC1

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore discusses an unusual planetary conjunction.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Blake's 7: Deliverance

In the first of a two-part story, the rescue of a crashed shuttle craft leads Blake to uncover Federation plans to buy a powerful supercomputer. (R)


Writer: Terry Nation

: Ill Met by Moonlight

First of a Saturday Matinee war double bill, starring Dirk Bogarde.
Crete, 1944: trying to demoralise the occupying German army, two British officers plan to kidnap a leading German officer.
(Widescreen) (1956) (BW) (S) ****
Films: pp 54-59


Director: Michael Powell
Director: Emeric Pressburger
Major Paddy Leigh Fermor: Dirk Bogarde
General Karl Kreipe: Marius Goring
Captain Billy Stanley Moss: David Oxley
Sandy: Cyril Cusack

: Mosquito Squadron

Adventure, concluding the wartime double bill, starring David McCallum. An RAF pilot is asked to mount a mission over France to destroy Germany's ultimate rocket weapon, but he finds that Allied prisoners are being used as a human shield.
Director Boris Sagal (1968, U) (S) Rims: pp 54-59 **


Unknown: David McCallum.
Director: Boris Sagal

: Three-Day Eventing

The climax of the cross-country phase at the Badminton Horse Trials, featuring many of the world's top eventers. Introduced by Clare Balding.
Producer Barbara Slater


Producer: Barbara Slater


Archive sounds, including T Rex, Soft Cell and Depeche Mode.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

: The Naked Chef

Going to the Dogs. Chef Jamie Oliver rustles up a quick meal before setting off with friends to the greyhound track.
(Shown last Wednesday) (S) (W)


Unknown: Jamie Oliver

: BBC News and Sport

With Sian Williams. Weather David Braine. (S)


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Unknown: David Braine.

: Correspondent Europe

Our Genes. The foreign-affairs series focuses on genetic experimentation. Isabel Hilton reports from Norway on the Lebensborn, children parented by local woman and Nazi soldiers who were humiliated as outcasts after Germany's defeat. Dr Matt Ridley meets a small "inbred" community in Sardinia, the subject of a new controversy over genetic science, and Edward Stourton meets Italian fertility specialist Severino Antinori and his Vatican neighbours to discuss whetherthe gift of life should be left in God's hands. Editor Fiona Murch ; Series producer Lucy Hetherington (S)


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Dr Matt Ridley
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Severino Antinori
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producer: Lucy Hetherington

: The History Zone

Ends 9.35.
One Foot In the Past: Women in Architecture
Traditionally, architecture has been a profession dominated by men. But Joan Bakewell digs into the profession's history to identify the women who have helped shape the British landscape, from medieval prioresses to powerful aristocrats, and uncovers a wealth of innovative design. See Choice.

Director Sasha Bates ; Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)

8.05 Breaking the Code
Derek Jacobi gives an acclaimed performance in this 1997 film as Alan Turing , the mathematical genius whose cracking of the German Enigma code changed the course of the Second World War. Turing's uncompromising stance was a strength in his scientific work but, combined with his homosexuality, it was to lead to personal disaster. See Choice.
Written by Hugh Whitemore ; Producer Jack Emery
Director Herbert Wise (R) (S)
INFORMATION: History 2000 line: [number removed]. Charged at national rate. BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: available monthly, priced £2.95 from newsagents. WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Sasha Bates
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Alan Turing
Written By: Hugh Whitemore
Producer: Jack Emery
Director: Herbert Wise
Alan Turing: Derek Jacobi
Sara Turing: Prunella Scales
Dillwyn Knox: Richard Johnson
Mick Ross: Alun Armstrong
Pat Green: Amanda Root
John Smith: Harold Pinter
Ron Miller: Julian Kerridge
Young Alan Turing: William Mannering

: Dunkirk

War drama, starring John Mills.
In 1940, more than 338,000 men were taken off the beaches around Dunkirk in an operation that has become a legend of the Second World War. This film re-creates the evacuation by following the fortunes of some of the soldiers who were there as well as the men who set sail from England to rescue them.
(1958, PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 54-59 ***


Director: Leslie Norman
Binns: John Mills
Charles Foreman: Bernard Lee
Holden: Richard Attenborough
Mike: Robert Urquhart
Barlow: Ray Jackson
Dave Bellman: Meredith Edwards
Jouvet: Michael Shillo
Frankie: Sean Barrett
Diana: Maxine Audley
Themelves: Flanagan and Allen

: Later with Jools Holland

Dub-rock veterans Primal Scream, fresh from the success of their recent Xtrmntr album, feature tonight on Jools Holland's musical showcase alongside the international sound of Senegal singer Youssou N'Dour. Plus
Bill Wyman 's Rhythm Kings, featuring Georgie Fame and Procul Harum'sGaryBrookeron lead vocals, American folk-blues singer Odetta, and new guitar band Coldplay.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Unknown: Bill Wyman
Unknown: Georgie Fame
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Fahrenheit 451

Sci-fi drama starring Julie Christie. In an unspecified country, in an indeterminate future, books are banned and readers persecuted. Montag, a fireman, has a bright future until he meets Clarisse, a teacher, who asks if he has ever read a book.
(Widescreen) (1966) (S)
Ends 2.35am.
Films: pp 54-59 ***


Director: Francois Truffaut
Montag: Oskar Werner
Clarisse: Julie Christie

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education GCSE Bltesize Revision into resistant materials.
Design and Technology (part 2) - looking Ends 5am. (S)

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