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: Second Chorus

Musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Paulette Goddard.
A musical agent tries to use her influence to get two college-band trumpeters into the famous Artie Shaw band.
(1940, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 78-81 ***


Director: H.C. Potter
Danny O'Neill: Fred Astaire
Ellen Miller: Paulette Goddard

: 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

More drama and current affairs on the Asian culture strand. Ends 10.50. Editor Paresh Solanki
Paranda Drama series set in Pakistan about love, murder and familial relations. (W)


Editor: Paresh Solanki
Editor: Paranda Drama

: Network East

Sanjeev Kohli and Sonia Deol present the weekly chat show. With guests including Bollywood siren, Zeenat Aman and music from Trickbaby.


Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli
Unknown: Sonia Deol
Unknown: Zeenat Aman

: Surfin' Asia

Another edition of the interactive show which delves into the world of Asian music. (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/asianlife

: See Hear on Saturday

Brighton faces the Jewish Deaf
Association in the first semi-final of the quiz. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wed 3.25am on BBC

: The Sky at Night

The Darkness of the Universe
Patrick Moore and lain Nicolson discuss theoretical particles, massive bodies and dark energy. Shown last Sunday on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Holiday Snaps

Exciting destinations. 55767H

: The Phil Silvers Show: New Recruits

Bilko schemes to make up for losses at poker. (BW) (R) (S)

: Pass the MIc

Second of four new chat shows made by a production team all aged under 21. This week Luke Hyams interviews boxer Prince Nazeem, DJ Tim Westwood and teenage garage stars Oxide and Neutrino. (S) (W)


Unknown: Luke Hyams
Unknown: Tim Westwood

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Robbing the Banks. Will tries to convince Philip to hire an ex-con as a handyman. (S) Another episode on Monday at 6.20pm

: Mogambo

This week's Saturday Matinée is a romantic adventure starring Clark Gable ,
Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly. A showgirl, left stranded in Africa, becomes jealous when the safari leader on whom she has romantic designs falls for the wife of an anthropologist.
Director John Ford (1953) (S) Films: pp 78-81 ***


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Grace Kelly.
Director: John Ford
Victor Marswell: Clark Gable
Eloise Y Kelly: Ava Gardner
Linda Nordley: Grace Kelly
Donald Nordley: Donald Sinden

: Thunderbirds

Operation Crash Dive. The team mount a perilous mission to rescue the crew of a supercraft. Shown last Tuesday (S)

: Star Trek

The Squire of Gothos. Spock encounters a playful bon viveur whose games have a lethal edge. (R) (S)

: What the Papers Say

Joan Smith of The Independent on Sunday reviews the week's headline stories. (S) (W)


Unknown: Joan Smith

: Snooker

Dougie Donnelly introduces coverage of the first of the day's two Grand Prix semi-finals played over 11 frames at the Telford International Centre. (S)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: Today at the Paralympics

Noel Thatcher starts his campaign for a hat-trick of golds in the 10,000m final while longjumper Nigel Bourne also sets his sights on a golden treble. Swimmers competing for a place on the rostrum include Chris Holmes ,
Tim Reddish , James Crisp , Emily Jennings , Jody Cundy and Melanie Easter. Presented by Clare Balding . Commentary from Paul Dickenson , Stuart Storey and Nick Gillingham.
Executive producer Brian Venner ; Editor Gary Imlach (S)


Unknown: Noel Thatcher
Unknown: Nigel Bourne
Unknown: Chris Holmes
Unknown: Tim Reddish
Unknown: James Crisp
Unknown: Emily Jennings
Unknown: Jody Cundy
Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Nick Gillingham.
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Gary Imlach

: Correspondent

Who Killed Lumumba? In December 1999, Flemish author Ludo de Witte published evidence of Belgian government complicity in the murder of Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba 40 years ago. Tonight David Ackerman examines if, at the height of the Cold War, Brussels, London and Washington colluded to eliminate the charismatic
African leader feared for his close relations with the Soviets.
Producer Caroline Pare ; Series producer Farah Durrani (S) (W)


Unknown: Ludo de Witte
Unknown: Patrice Lumumba
Unknown: David Ackerman
Producer: Caroline Pare
Producer: Farah Durrani

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 8.55. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Meet the Ancestors The Lost Souls. In the picturesque Buckinghamshire village of Wing, an ancient burial ground was discovered among the foundations of a Victorian school. Julian Richards and local school pupils "meet" a 12-year-old girl who lived and died 1,000 years ago. Producer Jamie Simpson ; Executive producer
Caroline van den Brul (R) (S)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Jamie Simpson
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Finest Hour

Further first-hand recollections of the events of 1940. The Battle of Britain saw three weeks of intense aerial combat over southern England. Former teenage
Spitfire pilot Bob Doe talks about flying daily sorties, while Ken Lee describes being shot down. Narrator Sue Johnston. Series director Nick Read ; Series producer Phil Craig (R) (S) (W)


Talks: Bob Doe
Unknown: Ken Lee
Director: Nick Read
Producer: Phil Craig

: Snooker

Dougie Donnelly presents coverage of the second Grand Prix semi-final. Commentary from Clive Everton,
Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and Willie Thorne.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne.

: Beastly Business: Tactics of Terror

A documentary in which extremists in the animal rights movement explain what formerly drove them to carry out arson and bombing campaigns, while those involved in research using animals describe what it is like to live in fear. Director Polly Williams ; Producer Louise Norman (S) (W) The Money Programme - Animals Rights or Wrongs? Wednesday at 7.30pm


Director: Polly Williams
Producer: Louise Norman

: Later with Jools Holland

Jools Holland continues the new series of his eclectic music show, with a line-up that includes tonight kd lang, . Morcheeba, Mansun, the Webb Brothers and Alex Lloyd.
Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe (S) (W)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Alex Lloyd.
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Clarkson

Another chance to see the first in the new series of the ex-Top Gear host's chat show. Tonight's guests include
Jonathon Porritt , environmentalist and anti-car campaigner. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

: Boys on the Side

Drama starring Whoopi Goldberg , Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore. Three women making a break with their troubled pasts share their anxieties and disappointments on a car trip across the country. Ends 2.40am.
Director Herbert Ross (1995, 15) (S) Films: pp 78-81 ****


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Mary-Louise Parker
Director: Herbert Ross
Jane DeLuca: Whoopi Goldberg
Robin Nickerson: Mary-Louise Parker
Holly: Drew Barrymore
Abe Lincoln: Matthew McConaughey
Alex: James Remar
Nick: Billy Wirth
Elaine: Anita Gillette
Massarelli: Dennis Boutsikaris
Louise: Estelle Parsons
Anna: Amy Aquino

: BBC Learning Zone

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

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