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: Johnny Come Lately

Comedy drama starring James Cagney. Jailed for vagrancy, reporter Tom Richards is paroled to the charge of Vinnie McLeod , a newspaperwoman.
Together they take on the town's crooked bosses.
Director William K Howard (1943, U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 78-82 ***


Unknown: James Cagney.
Reporter: Tom Richards
Unknown: Vinnie McLeod
Director: William K Howard

: 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 interviews on the Asian cultural strand. Ends 10.50. Editor Paresh Solanki
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/asianlife 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 Eastern Vibes Beginning a four-part series exploring the impact of Asian culture on multiracial Britain. Bhangra Fever: the New Brit Pop
The success of Bhangra. (W)


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

: See Hear on Saturday

The weekly show finds out how two deaf cancer sufferers, Mal Crooks and Ben Steiner , are coping with the illness. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 3.30am on BBC1


Unknown: Mal Crooks
Unknown: Ben Steiner

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore talks to
Dr Alan Penny about the possibility of "other Earths". (R) (S)


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Alan Penny

: The Last Elephant

Adventure drama starring John Lithgow , Isabella Rossellini and James Earl Jones. A writer sets out to find a missing wildlife photographer, and enters the perilous world of ivory poachers.
Director Joseph Sargent (1990, PG)
(S) Films: pp 78-82 **


Unknown: John Lithgow
Unknown: Isabella Rossellini
Unknown: James Earl Jones.
Director: Joseph Sargent
Robert Carter: John Uthgow
Maria DiConti: Isabella Rossellini
Inspector Nkuru: James Earl Jones
Jomo: Tony Todd

: The White Tower

Drama, showing as part of Saturday Matinee.
Obsessed with scaling the mountain that claimed her father's life, Carla Alton joins a group of climbers who are also determined to conquer its heights.
(1950, U) (S)
Films: pp 78-82 **


Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Martin Ordway: Glenn Ford
Carla Alton: Alida Valli
Paul Delambre: Claude Rains
Andreas: Oscar Homolka
Nicholas Radcliffe: Cedric Hardwicke

: Thunderbirds

The Perils of Penelope. Lady
Penelope is called to Paris for a rendezvous with a scientist whose partner has vanished.
Shown last Tuesday (S)


Steve Wright plunders the archives for some more classic pop performances.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Steve Wright

: Star Trek: The Return of the Archons

Sulu returns strangely euphoric from a seemingly idyllic planet.

(R) (S)
(Star Trek: Voyager Tuesday at 6.50pm)

: What the Papers Say

Express columnist Ed Docx presents his personal slant on the week's news. (S)


Unknown: Ed Docx

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly presents highlights from this afternoon's semi-finals of the Open at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
Editor Neil Bowker Further highlights at 12.05am (S)


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly
Editor: Neil Bowker

: Correspondent

When Peace Died. Two recent images have captured the hatred and violence that has resurfaced in the Middle East.
In one, a boy from Gaza is shot dead by Israeli soldiers, in the other, two Israeli reservists are murdered by a Palestinian mob. Jane Corbin asks their families and negotiators whether Jews and Arabs can ever live together in peace. Editor Fiona Murch : Producers John Thynne. Frank Smith (S) (W)


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producers: John Thynne.
Producers: Frank Smith

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 9.00. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: price £2.95. available monthly from newsagents
House Detectives In the second assignment of the series, Juliet Morris and the team visit Ellem Lodge, a cottage set in the Scottish Borders. Owners Molly and lain McCreadie want to find out if the round building at the heart of their property was visited by King James IV of Scotland shortly before his death at the battle of Flodden in 1513. Series producer Tim Dunn : Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)
8.10 Secrets of the Ancients Viking Voyage. The Vikings navigated the North Atlantic without charts or magnetic compasses. How did they do it? Master mariner Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his crew try to find out by sailing a replica Viking ship across the North Sea. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. Producer Martin Mortimore ; Series producer Cynthia Page (R) (S)


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Producer: Tim Dunn
Unknown: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Days in the Life

The first of a new three-part series which focuses on three key days that reveal how the significance of the sixties extends far beyond sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Sink the Island. In August 1970 the Isle of Wight hosted the biggest rock concert ever, with Jimi Hendrix , the Doors, the Who, Free, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez on the bill. But what should have been a celebration of peace and the music of an era ended in bitter conflict between organisers, locals, stars, police and Hell's Angels. See Choice.
Director Stephen White ; Series producer Mark Hayhurst (S) (W)


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Unknown: Joni Mitchell
Unknown: Joan Baez
Director: Stephen White
Producer: Mark Hayhurst

: Telling Tales

Days Out. Alan Bennett continues his monologues about growing up in Leeds with recollections of the craze for hiking. Producer Mark Shivas ; Director Patrick Garland (S) (W) Telling Tales continues on Wednesday at 9.45pm


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Patrick Garland

: Goodness Gracious Me

Tonight the Asian comedy sketch show offers an insight into the true events at an Indian wedding. With
Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhashkar , Nina Wadia and Kulvinda Ghir.
Director Nick Wood ; Producer Anil Gupta (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhashkar
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Kulvinda Ghir.
Director: Nick Wood
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Watching

Screens. This week, through films such as All That
Heaven Allows and Videodrome, Tom Sutcliffe explores the way cinema has depicted television as a sinister and dangerous medium. With contributions from Sydney Pollack, Atom Egoyan and Terry Gilliam.
Director Martina Hall ; Series producer Janet Lee (S)


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Terry Gilliam.
Director: Martina Hall
Producer: Janet Lee

: Later ... with Jools Holland

Tonight's music show features the Beautiful South, who perform tracks from their latest album Painting It Red, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, the Stereophonics's Kelly Jones previewing songs from their forthcoming album Jeep, soul diva Jill Scott and Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen. Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe (S) (W)


Unknown: Jay Kay
Unknown: Kelly Jones
Unknown: Jill Scott
Accordionist: Kimmo Pohjonen.
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Indoor Bowls

Further highlight's from this afternoon's
Open championship semi-finals.

: Robot Wars

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

: Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson meets left-ofcentre comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner. Ends 2.00am. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
AS Guru 3.00 Biology: Programme 1 Ends 5.00am.

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