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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Picasso's Guernica
6.30 Independent Living (S)
7.00 A New Way of Life (S)
7.30 Classical and Romantic Music -Putting on the Style (S)

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25. (W)

: Does Love Conquer All?

Ivan Mowse looks at the rules of amorous attraction.


Unknown: Ivan Mowse

: Ever Wondered?

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and actress Margi Clarke look into the secrets of romance from a variety of angles. FURTHER INFORMATION: call [number removed](calls charged at national rate)
Website: www.open2.net: Ceefax: p


Unknown: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Unknown: Margi Clarke

: The Romans in Britain

Hadrian's Wall: the Edge of Empire Guy de la Bedoyere probes the wall's origins and folklore.

: Mind Bites

David Goldblatt explores life in a 17th-century settlement.


Unknown: David Goldblatt

: School Is for All -Meeting Young Needs

An infant school's work with the local community in helping four special-needs children.

: Language Links

Homework. Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah talks about learning
Urdu in London. (W)


Talks: Benjamin Zephaniah

: See Hear on Saturday

The magazine assesses the impact of the Broadcasting Act on programmes that use sign language on digital terrestrial television. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Thursday 2.45am on BBC1

: Home Front Tricks

A compilation of moments from the makeover show. (S)
Then Tate Modem Responses to art at the new gallery. (S) (W)

: Smash-Up, the Story ofa Woman

Drama starring Susan Hayward. A nightclub singergives up her career to wed a fellow singer-songwriter, but, as he flourishes, she sinks into a pit of jealousy.
Director Stuart Heisler (1947)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 60-64 ***


Unknown: Susan Hayward.
Director: Stuart Heisler
Angie Evans: Susan Hayward
Ken Conway: Lee Bowman
Martha Gray: Marsha Hunt
Steve: Eddie Albert

: Marjorie Morningstar

Saturday Matinée drama, the first in a double bill starring
Gene Kelly. Ayoung innocent spends a summer in search of romance, but is torn between her morals and a fierce passion.
Director Irving Rapper (1958, U) (S) Films: pp 60-64 ★★


Unknown: Gene Kelly.
Noel Airman: Gene Kelly
Marjorie: Natalie Wood
Rose: Claire Trevor
Marsha: Carolyn Jones

: Brigadoon

Musical. concluding the Gene Kelly double bill. While in Scotland, two Americans lose their way in the mist. When it clears, they find themselves in a most unusual village. Widescreen.
Director Vincente Minnelli (1954, U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 60-64 ****


Director: Vincente Minnelli
Tommy Albright: Gene Kelly
Jeff Douglas: Van Johnson
Fiona Campbell: Cydcharisse
Jane Ashton: Elaine Stewart
MrLundie: Barry Jones


Archive sounds, including the Carpenters, U2 and lOcc.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

: The Naked Chef

Picnic on the Pier. Jamie Oliver prepares a special picnic hamper for a nostalgia-laden trip to Southend-on-Sea.
Shown last Wednesday (S) (W)


Unknown: Jamie Oliver

: BBC News and Sport

With Sian Williams. Weather Helen Young. (S)


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Unknown: Helen Young.

: Correspondent Europe

Our Nationality. The foreign-affairs series focuses on the issue of nationalism. Jonathan Charles assesses the danger posed by Philip Dewinter , the leader of Belgium's far right Vlaams Blok. Frederick Baker visits Austria to meet publisher Lojze Wieser , who has received death threats for his attempts to fight for minority rights. And
Dennis Murray takes a look at life under siege in Kosovo with Serb Orthodox priest Father Petar. Presented by Edward Stourton. Editor Fiona Murch ; Series producer Lucy Hetherington (S)


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Unknown: Philip Dewinter
Unknown: Frederick Baker
Unknown: Lojze Wieser
Unknown: Dennis Murray
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producer: Lucy Hetherington

: HISTORY 2000 The History Zone

Ends 8.55.
One Foot in the Past Nelson: the Hero and the Harlot. Lord
Nelson is seen as the classic British hero, yet, as this film recalls, he also shocked polite society when, at the height of his fame, he began an adulterous affair with Lady Emma Hamilton. Presented by Dan Cruickshank. See Choice.
Director Louise Hooper : Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)
8.05 History Zone Films Myths of Nelson 's Navy The popular image of Lord Nelson's navy is of half-starved, press-ganged sailors disciplined and motivated by "rum, sodomy and the lash". This film hears from historians who paint a very different picture of life at sea, one in which gentlemen could make formidable fortunes. See Choice.
Producer Andrew Williams ; Editor Laurence Rees (S) (W) INFORMATION: History 2000 line: [number removed]. Charged at national rate. BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: available monthly, priced 12.95 from newsagents. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
History 2000 continues on Tuesday at 8pm with a new series of Local Heroes


Unknown: Lady Emma Hamilton.
Presented By: Dan Cruickshank.
Director: Louise Hooper
Producer: Andrew Williams
Editor: Laurence Rees

: The Battle of the River Plate

Second World War adventure. Ten days before the start of the Second World War, Germany's crack pocket battleship, the GrafSpee, is awaiting instructions in the South Atlantic - its brief is to attack British cargo vessels. It is soon clear that the navy has its work cut out to destroy the battleship.
Directors Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger (1956, U) (S) Films: pp 60-64 ★★★


Directors: Michael Powell
Captain Bell: John Gregson
CdreHarwood: Anthony Quayle
Captain Langsdorff.: Peter Finch
Captain Woodhouse: Ian Hunter
Captain Barry: Jack Gwillim
Captain Dove: Bernard Lee

: Coupling

Another chance to see the opener of a new six-part comedy. Flushed. Steve's long-running attempts to dump girlfriend Jane are constantly thwarted by his recurrent desires.
Shown last Friday (S)

: Later with Jools Holland

Tonight's line-up features Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, who mix new tracks with a special version of London Calling. Angie Stone performs her hit Life Story, while singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman makes a rare appearance. Also in the studio are sardonic US figure Warren Zevon and, making their TV debut, Glasgow's Delgados.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Unknown: Joe Strummer
Unknown: Angie Stone
Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
Unknown: Warren Zevon
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: CB4

Satire starring Chris Rock. Albert, a member of a rap group called CB4, takes part in the making of a documentary that reveals all about his LA musical trio.
Director Tamra Davis (1993.18) (S) Rims: pp 60-64 ***


Unknown: Chris Rock.
Director: Tamra Davis

: Rock All Night

Crime drama. Life at a nightspot is thrown into turmoil when a pair of killers take refuge in the bar. Ends 2.45am. Director Roger Corman (1957) (BW) (S) Films: pp 60-64 ♦*


Director: Roger Corman

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education
GCSE Bitesize Revision Geography (part 2) Ends 5am. (S)

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