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: The North Star

Second World War drama, beginning a season of films featuring the music of Aaron Copland , starring Anne Baxter and Farley Granger. During the conflict, a group of Soviet villagers take on the might of the invading German army.
Director Lewis Milestone (1943. PG)
(BW) (S) See also Aaron Copland - American Composer tomorrow at 7.30pm Films: pp 74-77 ***


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Anne Baxter
Unknown: Farley Granger.
Director: Lewis Milestone
Unknown: Aaron Copland

: 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 In this edition of the drama series set in Pakistan, Janaat is being harassed by one of the village men. (W)


Editor: Paresh Solanki

: Network East

Sanjeev Kohli and Sonia Deol present another edition of the weekly chat show. (W)


Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli
Unknown: Sonia Deol

: Surfln' 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

Liverpool face Surbiton in the second semi-final of the competition. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wed 3.45am on BBC1

: The Car's the Star

The occasional series features another classic car. is;

: The Phil Silvers Show: Empty Store

Bilko creates a real-estate boom in Roseville.
(BW) (R) (S)

: Pass the MIc

This week's chat show hosted by Luke Hyams features Peter Mandelson MP, Prime Minister
Tony Blair and Kevin Keegan.
See Choice. (S) (W)


Unknown: Luke Hyams
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Kevin Keegan.

: Thunderbirds: Move and You're Dead

Alan Tracy and Grandma are trapped by a bomb. Shown last Tuesday (S)

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Best Laid Plans. Will stages a mock wedding. (R) (S)


Archive footage featuring Duran Duran , Spinal Tap, the Smiths, the Shadows and Magazine.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Duran Duran

: Star Trek

Arena. Kirk comes up against a powerful alien civilisation.
(R) (S) Star Trek: Voyager Tuesday at 6.50pm

: What the Papers Say

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian reviews the week's headline stories. (S) (W)


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw

: Today at the Paralympics

Clare Balding introduces action from the last full day of events, with highlights from the table tennis finals and men's singles tennis competition. (Sl

: Rugby Union

Bath v Munster
John Inverdale introduces live coverage (kickoff 5pm) from the Recreation Ground of this Pool 4 fourth round European Cup tie between former holders Bath and last year's beaten finalists Munster. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Tony Ward.
Producer Ken Burton (W)


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Tony Ward.
Producer: Ken Burton

: Correspondent

Another in-depth investigation of topical resonance provided by the series that covers single-issue stories from around the world.
Series producer Farah Durrani (S) (W)


Producer: Farah Durrani

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 9.00. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Meet the Ancestors The French Connection. Julian Richards
travels to an island near Guernsey in the Channel Isles, where excavations at the medieval Lihou Priory have unearthed evidence of three burials. Could these be the remains of monks who navigated treacherous seas in tiny boats to reach Britain? And what can the signs of a terrible, socially isolating disease in one set of bones reveal about the life of the dead man?
Executive producer Caroline van den Brul ; Series producer Ian Potts
(R) (S)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Producer: Ian Potts

: Finest Hour

The final part of of the series which recalls the dramatic events of 1940, describes how the British responded to increased bombing attacks on Britain's cities by the Germans. Those who lived through the experience remember how the nation's spirits were lifted when the RAF intercepted a major raid, and how the British coped with a punishing U-boat campaign.
Series director Nick Read ; Series producer Phil Craig (R) (S) (W)
Followed by Viking Blood (S)


Director: Nick Read
Producer: Phil Craig

: Have I Got News for You

Broadcaster Lauren Booth , the half-sister of Cherie Blair , and political journalist Andrew Rawnsley are tonight's guests on the satirical news quiz.
Shown last Friday on BBCl (S) (W)


Unknown: Lauren Booth
Unknown: Cherie Blair
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: BBC Symphony Orchestra 70th Birthday Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces this celebratory programme from London's Barbican Centre, where the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under their new chief conductor Leonard Slatkin , perform two new works specially written for them, Scherzi by Simon Bainbridge and Another Set To by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The concert also includes Samuel Barber 's Violin Concerto and a re-creation of the orchestra's 1941 first
UK performance of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky. With
Joshua Bell (violin), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo) and Christian Lindberg (trombone), and the BBC Symphony Chorus.
During the interval, there's a chance to look at the life and work of the orchestra. See Choice.
Director Oliver Macfarlane ; Producer Caroline Speed (S)


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky.
Violin: Michelle Deyoung
Violin: Christian Lindberg
Director: Oliver MacFarlane

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Jools Holland brings together more diverse sounds and musical styles for tonight's show, including indie band
Blur, jungle collective Roni Size Reprazent , rock band the Go-Betweens and solo star Babyface.
Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe (S) (W)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Roni Size Reprazent
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Robot Wars

Doing battle for a semi-final place are
101. Shadow of Napalm, Major Tom and Dominator 2.
Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed.
Shown last Friday Repeated tomorrow at 11.15am (S)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.

: My New Gun

Black comedy starring Diane Lane , James LeGros and Stephen Collins. Debbie and Gerald, a thirtysomething couple, live the American Dream. Then, one day, Gerald insists on buying Debbie a revolver and nothing is quite the same again. Ends 1.40am (GMT).
Director Stacy Cochran (1992, 15) (S) Films: pp 74-77 ***


Unknown: Diane Lane
Unknown: James Legros
Unknown: Stephen Collins.
Director: Stacy Cochran
Debbie Bender: Diane Lane
Skippy: James Legros
Gerald Bender: Stephen Collins
Kimmy Hayes: Tess Harper
Andrew: Bill Raymond
Irwin: Bruce Altman

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. www.bbc.co.uk/education
Dynamo Key Stage 2: Science Programme 2 - for seven- to nine-year-olds. Ends 5.00am (GMT).

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