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: Joy of Living

Comedy starring Irene Dunne and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Margaret Garret is the toast of Broadway, but she doesn't have any fun. Then carefree Dannie Brewster decides to intervene. Director Tay Garnett (1938)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 7&-83 ***


Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Unknown: Margaret Garret
Unknown: Dannie Brewster
Director: Tay Garnett

: 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, revolving around a family relationship. (W)
9.40 Network East Sanjeev Kohli and Sonia Deol present another edition of the weekly chat show. (W)
10.20 Surfin' Asia Another edition of the interactive show which delves into the world of Asian music. (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/asianlife


Editor: Paresh Solanki
Editor: Paranda Drama
Unknown: Sanjeev Kohli
Unknown: Sonia Deol

: See Hear on Saturday

Surbiton faces the Jewish Deaf Association in the final of the See Hear quiz. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 3.15am on BBC1

: Along the Rio Grande

Western. When Doc Randall robs Pop Edwards of everything he owns, his ranch hands take justice into their own hands. Director Edward Killy (1941, U)
(BW)(S) Films: pp 78-83 **


Unknown: Doc Randall
Unknown: Pop Edwards
Director: Edward Killy

: Pass the MIc

The last in the series of chat shows hosted by Luke Hyams features Charlie Brooks and Natalie Cassidy who play Janine and Sonia in EastEnders, actress Anjelica Huston and the original Batman Adam West.


Unknown: Luke Hyams
Unknown: Charlie Brooks
Unknown: Natalie Cassidy
Unknown: Anjelica Huston
Unknown: Batman Adam West.

: Operation Petticoat

This week's Saturday Matinée is a comedy starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.
Determined to get his submarine back into the war, Admiral Matt Sherman agrees to the schemes dreamt up by his first officer.
However, he soon finds himself with a cargo of nurses, children and a goat! Widescreen.
Director Blake Edwards (1959. U)
(S) Films: pp 78-83★★★★


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Tony Curtis.
Unknown: Admiral Matt Sherman
Director: Blake Edwards
Admiral Matt Sherman: Cary Grant
Lt Nick Holden: Tony Curtis
Lt Dolores Crandall: Joan O'Brien
Lt Barbara Duran: Dina Merrill

: TOTP 2

This week Steve Wright unearths performances from Adam and the Ants, Lulu, EMF and Texas.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Steve Wright

: Thunderbirds

Martian Invasion. The Hood manages to photograph the Thunderbirds' secret mission.
Shown last Tuesday (S)

: Star Trek: The Alternative Factor

A shock wave rocks the Enterprise and the entire quadrant
(R) (S)
(Star Trek: Voyager Tuesday at 6.50pm)

: What the Papers Say

The news review show looks at press coverage given to Hillary Clinton 's Senate election bid. A profile of Hillary Clinton 's political career follows at
5.50pm. (S)


Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Unknown: Hillary Clinton

: Hillary's New York Adventure

A profile of America's First Lady which traces her political career and asks what the real motives are behind her decision to stand for public office. See Choice.
Producer John Bridcut (S) Women, the White House and the Media: page 25


Producer: John Bridcut

: Correspondent

Israel Accused. Edward Stourton reports on the atrocities committed within the walls of Khiam prison in southern Lebanon, during 15 years of Israeli control.
Producer Giselle Portenier ; Editor Fiona Murch (S) (W)


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Giselle Portenier
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 8.55. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Meet the Ancestors Domesday Fire. The skeletal remains of a man buried near a recently-discovered Saxon church in Cambridgeshire suggest he may have been the victim of a gruesome execution ritual. Julian Richards investigates. Producer Jamie Simpson ; Series producer Ian Potts (R) (S)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Jamie Simpson
Producer: Ian Potts

: Timewatch: Tales of the Eiffel Tower

The 111-year history of Paris's most famous landmark and how it survived the original plan to pull it down 20 years after its construction. Editor Laurence Rees; Producer Jonathan Gili (R) (S) (W)


Editor: Laurence Rees
Producer: Jonathan Gili

: An Evening with Alan Bennett

A special screening of new and classic entertainment to celebrate the work of the accomplished British playwright and author. Ends 11.10. See Choice.
Telling Tales A Strip of Blue. The first of ten new monolgues, written and delivered by Alan Bennett , that tell of his boyhood and youth in Leeds during the Second World War. Here, a patch of upholstery triggers memories of childhood. The next Telling Tales is at 10.10.
Producer Mark Shivas ; Director Tristram Powell (S) (W) From Leeds with love: page 41
9.10 An Englishman Abroad Alan Bennett 's Bafta Award-winning drama based on a true story and directed by John Schlesinger. English actress Coral Browne visits Moscow where she meets a mysterious Englishman who turns out to be notorious spy Guy Burgess. Contains strong language.
Producer Innes Lloyd (R) (S) (W)
10.10 Telling Tales Our War. In this monologue, the writer reflects on how the Second World War seemed to pass his family by. Director Patrick Garland (S) (W)
10.30 Nights In the Gardens of Spain A monologue from Bennett's
Talking Heads series, starring Penelope Wilton as a gardening enthusiast who helps a neighbour in trouble with the law.
Producer Mark Shivas ; Director Tristram Powell (R) (S)


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Tristram Powell
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Directed By: John Schlesinger.
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Guy Burgess.
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Tristram Powell
Guy Burgess: Alan Bates
Coral Browne: Coral Browne
Claudius: Charles Gray
Rosencrantz: Harold Innocent
Guildenstern: Vemon Dobtcheff
General: Czeslaw Grocholski
Hamlet: Mark Wing-Davey
Tessa: Judy Gridley
Tolya: Alexei Jawdokimov
Mrs Burgess: Molly Veness
Tailor: Denys Hawthorne
Toby: Douglas Reith

: Watching

Beginnings. Critic Tom Sutcliffe unwraps the mystery of cinema in his new six-part series. This edition looks at the importance of a film's opening, with contributions from directors Danny Boyle , Nic Roeg and Patrice Leconte.
Director/Producer Janet Lee (S)


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Directors: Danny Boyle
Directors: Nic Roeg
Directors: Patrice Leconte.
Producer: Janet Lee

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Tonight's guests on the eclectic music show include
Texas, Artful Dodger, Courtney Pine with Lynden David
Hall and Beverley Knight , Shivaree and Kelly Joe Phelps. Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe (S) (W)


Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Lynden David
Unknown: Beverley Knight
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Robot Wars

More metal-crunching action.
Shown last Friday Repeated tomorrow at 11.15am (S)

: Les Apprentis

Comedy starring Francois Cluzet and Guillaume Depardieu. Two misfits make wild attempts to pay their way when their rent-free existence is threatened. In French with English subtitles. Widescreen. Ends 2.55.
Director Pierre Salvador ! (1995. 15) Films: pp 78-83 ***


Unknown: Francois Cluzet
Unknown: Guillaume Depardieu.
Director: Pierre Salvador

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learning zone
Dynamo Key Stage 2: Numeracy 2 Ends 5.00am.

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