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: The Fugitive

Drama, based on Graham Greene 's novel The Power and the Glory, starring Henry Fonda.
When the government of a small Latin American country institutes anti-clerical decrees, one priest defies the authorities and is pursued by the police. Director John Ford (1947, PG)
(BW) Films: pp 78-85 ****


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Henry Fonda.
Director: John Ford

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24 with Sarah Montague and Darren Jordon , plus weather at 8.25.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Darren Jordon

: Asia 2

The Asian culture strand returns for a ten-part series. Ends 10.50. Editor Paresh Solanki
Paranda A new drama series set in Pakistan which tells the story of love, deceit and murder revolving around a family relationship.
9.40 Network East Sanjeev Kohli and Sonia Deol present a new series of the chat show which features actress Niki Bedi and music from bhangra band B21.
10.20 Surfin' Asia A six-part interactive music show which delves into the world of Asian sounds, including hindi pop and bhangra. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/networkasia


Editor: Paresh Solanki
Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli
Unknown: Sonia Deol
Unknown: Niki Bedi

: See Hear on Saturday

This week's magazine show for deaf people sees another round of the quiz competition. Hosted by Lara Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 3.35am BBC1

: Action in Arabia

Spy drama starring George Sanders. Damascus, 1941: an American journalist battles to prevent French and German spies from enlisting Arabs to the enemy cause.
Director Leonide Moguy (1944. U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 78-85 ***


Unknown: George Sanders.
Director: Leonide Moguy

: Stressed Eric

AuPair. Naked bodies hit the Feeble household.
Shown last Wednesday (S) (W)

: Islands in the Stream

Today's Saturday Matinée showing is a drama, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.
An American sculptor retires to the Bahamas but with the Second World War raging, he is drawn into the conflict. Widescreen.
Director Franklin J Schaffner (1976)
(S)(W) Films: pp 78-85


Novel By: Ernest Hemingway.
Director: Franklin J Schaffner
Thomas Hudson: George C Scott
Eddy: David Hemmings
Captain Ralph: Gilbert Roland
Lil: Susan Tyrrell
Willy: Richard Evans
Audrey: Claire Bloom

: Golf

Coverage from Wentworth of the semi-finals of the World Match Play championship. Scotland's Colin Montgomerie leads the British challenge against some of the world's best golfers. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay , Ken Brown , Mike Hughesdon , Beverly Lewis ,
Dougie Donnelly and Mark Roe. Director Paul Davies ; Executive producer Barbara Slater (S) (W)


Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Ken Brown
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Beverly Lewis
Commentary By: Dougie Donnelly
Commentary By: Mark Roe.
Director: Paul Davies
Producer: Barbara Slater


Steve Wright introduces a taste of country in celebration of the Country Music Awards, which can be seen at 9.05pm, plus music from, among others, the Mavericks, Celine Dion and Moby. Shown last Wednesday (S)


Introduces: Steve Wright
Unknown: Celine Dion

: The Irish Empire

Concluding part of the series exploring the history of Ireland and the migrations of its people.
Dreams of Home. Tonight's programme attempts to define Irishness and focuses on how the imagined Ireland, preserved by the emigrants and their descendants, bears little relation to reality.
Director Alan Gilsenan ; Series producer Ritchie Cogan (S) (W)


Director: Alan Gilsenan
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Correspondent

Lessons from History. A film examining
Dame Rebecca West 's treatise on the Balkan people which was written oh the eve of the Second World War. The document was largely ignored when first published but was rediscovered and used as a bible for a new generation of foreign correspondents during the Bosnian war. Reporter Janine Di Giovanni uses West's book to try and determine how and why chaos descended on a once peaceful nation. See Choice
Series producer Farah Durrani ; Editor Fiona Murch (S) (W)


Unknown: Dame Rebecca West
Reporter: Janine Di Giovanni
Producer: Farah Durrani
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 9.05 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Meet the Ancestors: Canterbury Special Julian Richards presents a two-part documentary which reports on the murder and martyrdom of Thomas Becket. In part one,
Skeleton in the Crypt, Professor John Butler investigates the disappearance of Thomas Becket 's remains. Were his bones burned during the Reformation or were they hidden in a secret location within the crypt? Part two, The Pilgrim Trade, explores the impact of Becket's shrine on Canterbury, the setting for Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and a centre for pilgrimage. See Choice
Producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van de Brul (S)
8.15 Finest Hour Another chance to see the four-part documentary series which reveals the dramatic events of 1940 in which Winston Churchill faced the real possibility of defeat as Hitler's armies swept across Europe. Here, ordinary people - soldiers, pilots and nurses - relive their experiences and recall the trauma of Dunkirk.
Producer Phil Craig ; Executive producer Brian Lapping (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Thomas Becket.
Unknown: Professor John Butler
Unknown: Thomas Becket
Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van De Brul
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Phil Craig
Producer: Brian Lapping

: Country Music Awards

Jools Holland meets the stars and introduces highlights of the 34th annual CMA awards from Nashville, country music's biggest night of the year. Taking part are Reba McEntire, Mary Chapin Carpenter , Allison Moorer , the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill and Faith Hill. The Dixie Chicks can be seen live in concert at 12.35am. See Choice
Producer/ Director Mark Hagan (S)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unknown: Allison Moorer
Unknown: Vince Gill
Director: Mark Hagan

: Diane Warren - How Do I Live?

Ronan Keating narrates this documentary on one of the most successful songwriters in the world. With songs like How Do I Live and Don't Turn Around, Diane Warren has provided hits for numerous artists, including Celine Dion and LeAnn Rimes. See Choice
Director Robbie Chenga-Reddy ; Producer Mark Hagen (S) (W)


Unknown: Ronan Keating
Unknown: Diane Warren
Unknown: Celine Dion
Unknown: Leann Rimes.
Director: Robbie Chenga-Reddy
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Later Presents.... Moby

Jools Holland introduces a performance from Moby, one of the bestselling artists of the year. On tonight's programme he performs tracks from his most successful album Play, including Porcelain and Natural Blues, as well as a few of his earlier hits like Go.
Producer Mark Cooper ; Director Janet Fraser Crook (S) (W)


Introduces: Jools Holland
Producer: Mark Cooper
Director: Janet Fraser Crook

: The Dixie Chicks Live in London

The Dixie Chicks present their European debut, live at
London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. In an intimate setting, the country music stars perform some of their greatest hits, including There's Your Trouble and Wide Open Spaces.
Director Tim van Someren ; Producer Mark Hagen (S)


Director: Tim van Someren
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Robot Wars

Another round of battles between home-made, remote-controlled fighting machines. Ends 1.50am.
Shown last Friday (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/education
Dynamo Key Stage 2: Science 2 Ends 5.00am.

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