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: The Three Musketeers

Swashbuckling adventure. The three musketeers -Athos,
Porthos and Aramis - are in the service of the Queen of France. When her jewels are stolen, the trio are joined by D'Artagnan to tackle the evil Due de Rochefort. Director Rowland V Lee (1935)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 78-85 *


Director: Rowland V Lee

: 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 The series looking at the impact of Asian culture on multiracial Britain. (W)


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

: See Hear on Saturday

A special edition from London's Tate Modern examines how the gallery is attempting to attract more deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wed 3.10am on BBC

: Mustang Country

Western starring Joel McCrea. In a mountainous region of Canada, Dan Treego , with his dog Luke, pursues a wild mustang for a large reward. Then he meets an Indian orphan boy, and they embark on a dangerous adventure. Director John Champion (1976. U)
(S) Films: pp 78-85 **


Unknown: Joel McCrea.
Unknown: Dan Treego

: Reap the Wild Wind

Saturday Matinée drama. In the 19th century, Captain Jack Stuart sails the Atlantic carrying valuable cargoes from the Mississippi valley to New England on a route fraught with danger.
Director Cecil B DeMille (1942, PG)
(S) Films: pp 78-85 ***


Unknown: Captain Jack Stuart
Director: Cecil B Demille
Captain Jack Stuart: John Wayne
Stephen Tolliver: Ray Milland
Loxi Claibome: Paulette Goddard
King Cutler: Raymond Massey

: Thunderbirds

A Day of Disaster. International Rescue rush to the aid of the crew of a sinking rocket launcher. Shown last Tuesday (S)


Steve Wrights unveils more past performances, including Sheena Easton , REM and Donny Osmond. Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Steve Wrights
Unknown: Sheena Easton
Unknown: Donny Osmond.

: Star Trek: This Side of Paradise

The crew visit a planet where they experience overwhelming euphoria. (R) (S)
Star Trek: Voyager Tuesday at 6.50pm

: Ski Sunday Special

At the start of Europe's World Cup season, Hazel Irvine presents a special edition of the winter sports show featuring the men's downhill from Val d'lsere in France. Plus news of the women's circuit and Britain's brightest hopes. Matt Chilton and Graham Bell commentate.


Unknown: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Matt Chilton

: What the Papers Say

Freelance journalist Alix Sharkey reviews the week's news.


Unknown: Alix Sharkey

: Stolen Goods, National Treasure

The museums and galleries of Britain house some of the world's greatest collections, the legacy of an imperial past. This programme looks at recent campaigns to reclaim these treasures and return them to their place of origin. From the Benin Bronzes to the Elgin Marbles and Lindisfarne Gospel, the implications for the museums of acceding to these demands are explored.
Director/Producer Tim Robinson (S) (W)


Producer: Tim Robinson

: The History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 8.10. WEBSITE: [web address removed]
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: price £2.95, available monthly from newsagents
House Detectives The team venture where others fear to tread when they investigate a room beneath Monks Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk. Owner
Doreen Pelletier has long suspected that the room was once used by medieval monks for prayers but local builders were too terrified to complete their excavations. Can the detectives unlock the secrets of the mysterious chamber? See Choice. Series producer Tim Dunn : Basil Comely (S) (W) The secret of the spooks in the cellar: page 37

House Detectives
6.50pm BBC2 Doreen Pelletier is not worried about fairies at the bottom of her garden, but about ghosts beneath her house. She tried bringing in builders to excavate the underground room that lies beneath her home, Monks Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk, but they fled down the street cursing and saying the place was haunted. Our house detectives are made of sterner stuff and it only takes a few minutes before Juliet Morris is rooting around the tiny cellar, while Judith Miller is poking around the local records office. The main aim is to discover whether the house had a religious connection, but when the team reveal their findings Doreen can barely control her excitement. JR The secret of the spooks in the cellar: page 37.


Unknown: Doreen Pelletier
Producer: Tim Dunn

: Secrets

of the Ancients Olmec Heads. Three thousand years ago, the Olmec civilisation thrived on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Somehow, without the use of the wheel, they managed to travel vast distances to collect huge stones which they then carved into colossal heads. Ateam of experts attempt to recreate their achievements.
Producer Cynthia Page ; Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves
(R) (S) (W)


Producer: Cynthia Page
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: Frost Night

An evening of programmes celebrating Sir David Frost's 40-year career which has ranged from TV satirist to serious political journalist.
Ends 12.10am. See Choice.

Ross Meets Frost
Jonathan Ross talks to Sir David about the ups and downs of a career that has featured interviews with some of the most influential, notorious and glamorous figures of the age, including Richard Nixon, the Shah of Iran and Tony Blair.
(S) (W)


Unknown: Sir David Frost
Talks: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Producer: John Graham
Series Producer: Chris Greenwood

: Funeral in Berlin

Spy drama starring Michael Caine , one of Sir David's favourite films. British intelligence receives news that a Russian counterpart, Colonel Stok, is keen to defect to the West. Harry Palmer is sent to Berlinto meet him, but matters are complicated by the intervention of an Israeli agent. Widescreen.
Director Guy Hamilton (1966, PG) (S) (W)
Films: pp 78-85 ***


Unknown: Michael Caine
Director: Guy Hamilton
Harry Palmer: Michael Caine
Samantha Steel: Eva Renzi
Johnny Vulkan: Paul Hubschmid
Colonel Stok: Oscar Homolka
Ross: Guy Doleman
Mrs Ross: Rachel Gumey
Hallam: Hugh Burden
Reinhart: Thomas Hottzmann

: Frost: the Debate of a Lifetime

David Frost hosts a studio debate exploring whether people are happier than they were 40 years ago, when he first began his television career. Has a more liberal society led to a greater sense of well-being, or has loss of community made life less bearable? Director Steve Smith ; Producer Trevor Potts (S) (W)


Unknown: David Frost
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Trevor Potts

: When Frost Met Ali

In 1974 David Frost conducted this interview with Muhammad Ali in a New York boxing ring. In an extraordinary encounter, six weeks before his legendary fight against George Foreman , Ali talks about religion, boxing and his vision of a separate black-only American state. Producer lain Johnstone (R) (S)


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: George Foreman

: Robot Wars

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

: Every Home Should Have One

Comedy starring
Marty Feldman. TV ad man Teddy Brown must create a sexy campaign to sell porridge just as his wife joins a moral crusade to clean up television. Ends 2.25am.
Director Jim Clark (1970.15) (S) Films: pp 78-85 *


Unknown: Marty Feldman.
Unknown: Teddy Brown
Director: Jim Clark

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/leamingzone GCSEBItesIze German Ends 5.00am.

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