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: Lucky Partners

g Comedy starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Colman. When a handsome man wishes
Jean Newton good luck, she decides to buy a sweepstake ticket with him, but finds she's taking a chance on more than good fortune. Director Lewis Milestone (1940, U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 78-84 ***


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Ronald Colman.
Unknown: Jean Newton
Director: Lewis Milestone

: 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/asianiife Paranda Drama series set in Pakistan, revolving around a family relationship. (W)
9.40 Network East SanjeevKohliand
Sonia Deol present another edition of the weekly chat show. (W)
10.20 Eastern Vibes Second programme in a four-part series exploring the impact of Asian culture on multiracial Britain. (W)


Editor: Paresh Solanki
Unknown: Sonia Deol

: See Hear on Saturday

The show revisits the Millennium Challenge, in which a group of deaf and hearing people trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 3.20am on BBC1

: Holiday Snaps

Juliet Morris meets giraffes on a Kenyan safari. (R)


Unknown: Juliet Morris

: Breathing Lessons

Drama starring James Garner and Joanne Woodward. Maggie and Ira have been married for years. Their daughter is leaving home, their son is a talent-free rock singer. Maggie tries to please everyone but just ends up causing chaos.
Director John Erman (1994) (S) Films: pp 75-84 ***


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Joanne Woodward.
Director: John Erman

: Viva Las Vegas

Musical, a Saturday Matinée presentation, starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret.
Racing driver Lucky Jackson arrives in Las Vegas with dreams of winning the city's grand prix, but first he has to to pay for a new car engine. Widescreen. Director George Sidney (1964, U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 78-84 ****


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Director: George Sidney

: Thunderbirds

Terror in New York. The Empire
State Building collapses, trapping two journalists underground.
Shown last Tuesday (S)


Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt look back at life with Status Quo. With Steve Wright.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Francis Rossi
Unknown: Rick Parfitt
Unknown: Steve Wright.

: Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon

A terrible computerised inter-planetary conflict is revealed.
(R) (S)

: What the Papers Say

Deborah Orr of The Independent reviews the week's news.


Unknown: Deborah Orr

: Snooker

Dougie Donnelly hosts coverage of the UK championship at the Bournemouth International Centre, where the world's top four players, including the defending champion
Mark Williams , will be in action today. Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry (S)


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Mark Williams
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: Rally of Great Britain

Steve Rider presents highlights from the second day.
Commentary is by Mark James , Tiff Needell and Peter Slater. Producer Mark Wilkin


Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Peter Slater.
Producer: Mark Wilkin

: Correspondent

Raising the Veil. Reporter Tim Hodlin reveals the other face of Iran when he talks to three Iranian families about their lives. A former aide to the Ayatollah Khomeini describes political persecution, a leading psychologist worries about internet pornography and a hairdresser describes the struggle to beat his opium addiction. See Choice.
Editor Fiona Murch : Producer Bill Treharne Jones (S) (W)


Reporter: Tim Hodlin
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producer: Bill Treharne Jones

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 9.00. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: price L2.95, available monthly from newsagents
House Detectives Juliet Morris visits Plymouth House,
II North Wales, reputed to have been a grand coaching inn and before that a house of local legend. The team crawl up chimneys, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and find the truth is more fascinating than the myths. See Choice.
Series producer Tim Dunn ; Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Producer: Tim Dunn

: Secrets of the Ancients

Caesar's Bridge. Julius Caesar claimed that in 55 BC his troops built a bridge across the Rhine in ten days. Engineers, archaeologists and a Territorial Army unit race to match the feat. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. Producer Martin Mortimore : Series producer Cynthia Page (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Days in the Life

Another key day that reveals how the significance of the sixties extends far beyond sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The Battle of Grosvenor Square. On 17 March 1968, thousands of marchers arrived outside the American
Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square to protest against US involvement in the Vietnam War. But within minutes violence between police and demonstrators brought to an end the idea of peaceful protest. See Choice. Director Nick Godwin : Series producer Mark Hayhurst (S) (W) Polly Toynbee : page 18


Director: Nick Godwin
Producer: Mark Hayhurst
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Telling Tales

Eating Out. Continuing his series of monologues about growing up in Yorkshire, Alan Bennett recalls the perils of department-store cafes in Leeds.
Director Patrick Garland ; Producer Mark Shivas (S) (W) Telling Tales continues on Wednesday at 9.45pm


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

: Snooker

Dougie Donnelly introduces UK championship action from Bournemouth of the concluding frames of the matches involving Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins. (S)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: John Higgins.

: Watching

Punch. Tom Sutcliffe talks to directors Terry Gilliam , Sydney Pollack and Peter Bogdanovich about the elemental drama of the screen fight and examines the emergence of new fashions in brutality and violence. With clips from Red Riverand Raging Bull, the programme reveals how cinema manages to pack the punches.
Director Kate Misrahi : Series producer Janet Lee (S)


Talks: Tom Sutcliffe
Directors: Terry Gilliam
Directors: Sydney Pollack
Directors: Peter Bogdanovich
Director: Kate Misrahi
Producer: Janet Lee

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Tonight Jools isjoined by rapper and producer Wyclef Jean , country music star Emmylou Harris and legendary jazz and blues pioneer Georgie Fame. Plus from Paris, Phoenix, whose debut album United has received widespread critical acclaim. Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Producer: Wyclef Jean
Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Unknown: Georgie Fame.
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Tennis Sue Barker presents semi-final highlights of the

ATP Open tournament from the Brighton Centre.
Commentary is by John Barrett and Chris Bailey.
Producers Helen Kuttner and Kate McKeag


Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Chris Bailey.
Producers: Helen Kuttner
Producers: Kate McKeag

: Message to Love

Concert documentary of the Isle of Wight Festival, including the last British performance by Jimi Hendrix , who died three weeks later. Ends 2.45am. DirectorMurrayLerner(1995.18) (S) Films: pp 78-84 ***


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
AS Guru 3.00 English: Programme 2 Ends 5.00am. (S)

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