Historical drama. With the betrayal of the treaty of Amiens, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, faces the British at the climactic battle of Austerlitz.
French and Italian dialogue dubbed into English.
Director Abel Gance (1960, U) (S)
Films: pp 54-57 **
A roundup from News 24, with Sarah Montague and Darren Jordon. Weather at 8.25. (W)
Romantic comedy, showing as part of Asia 2. The lives of two
- devoted brothers are complicated when they both fall in love with the same girl. In Hindi with English subtitles. Director David Dhawan
(2000.15) Films: pp 54-57 **
A special holiday edition explores Scottish wildlife and culture. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wednesday at 3.15am on BBC1
Craig Doyle enjoys the luxury of the Caribbean, Zoe Ball learns to sail in Greece and Kathy Taylor joins the Jubilee Sailing Trust off the coast of Norfolk. (R)
A rebellious soldier sabotages Bilko's drive to become soldier of the month.
(BW) (R) (S)
Experiment in Terra. An enigmatic stranger involves
Apollo in a treacherous rescue mission. (R) (S)
The Impostors. The Tracy family are accused of stealing top-secret papers.
Shown last Tuesday (S)
Today's Saturday Matinée is a Second World War action drama, starring John Wayne and Robert Ryan. Guadalcanal, 1942. US fighter pilots battle against the Japanese but back at base, tensions are increasing over the dictatorial methods of tough commander Dan Kirby.
Director Nicholas Ray (1951. PG)
(S) Films: pp 54-57 ★★
Boyzone, Wham!, Take That,
Another Level and the Osmonds feature in a look at boy bands.
Shown last Wednesday (S)
Brian Reade of The Mirror reviews the week's news. (S)
Live from Washington DC, the official swearing-in of Republican George W Bush at the White House. Thousands will gather in the city for the ceremony, in which the new president repeats the oath of office before members of Congress, Justices of the Supreme Court, dignitaries, family and friends. Gavin Esler presents this News 24 Special.
Panorama - the Accidental President is tomorrow at 10.15pm on BBC1
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Dougie Donnelly introduces semi-final action from the singles competition in the world championships at
Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk. Today's play sets the scene for tomorrow's final with a L25,000 prize. Commentators are David Rhys Jones , David Corkhill , Mal Hughes and John Bell. Coverage of the final begins tomorrow at 2.45pm.
Editors Gerard Lane and Neil Bowker (S) (W)
Man from Madras. The world is knocking at India's door to meet an insatiable demand for software engineers. Two young men in southern India share a dream: a life of opportunity in the cradle of hi-tech, California.
Srinivas is an ambitious 21-year-old from a high achieving Brahmin family while Braduke is a 28-yearold Christian from an impoverished Keralan village. But what does the information technology revolution offer to two people who seem to have so little in common? BBC South Asia correspondent Mike Wooldridge tells the story of their quest to make it big in Silicon Valley.
Producer Daniela Volker ; Editor Fiona Murch (S) (W)
Concluding the three-part documentary series chronicling the rise, demise and legacy of the Greek empire.
Empire of the Mind. At the summit of its powers, Athens engaged in a fatal conflict with Sparta. The descent of Athenian democracy into mob rule and the collapse of the empire are seen through the eyes of the first Athenian philosopher, Socrates. His teachings form the heart of a new "Empire of the Mind" and continue to influence western thought to this day. Narrated by Liam Neeson.
Director Cassian Harrison ; Series producer Anthony Geffen (S) (W) BBC BOOK: a hardback is available now from bookshops
Continuing the series recalling the fads, films, stars and sounds which defined the eighties.
I Love 1981 Stuart Goddard , alias dandy highwayman Adam Ant , remembers a turbulent year, when his single
Stand and Deliver topped the charts, the Prince Charming Revue tour was launched and his band, the Ants, split up. It was also the year Duran Duran and Culture Club championed the New Romantic look, and pixie boots appeared for both boys and girls. Only Fools and Horses hit the small screen while Kim Wilde , Claire Grogan and Tom Selleck were the year's favourite pin-ups. See Choice. Director Juliet Glaves ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W)
David Cronenberg's horror thriller, starringJames Woods. Max Renn is a closet voyeur of sex and violence. Looking for something "new", he comes across a show called Videodrome, which appears to depict actual tortures and murder. When Renn tries to find its origin, he becomes involved in a bizarre and confusing fusion of television, politics and mind control that seems to herald a "New Order" for society. Widescreen.
(1982. 18) (S)
Films: pp 54-57 ****
crime drama. Opera diva Cynthia Hawkins has decreed that no one shall ever record her voice. Then Jules, a young Parisian, secretly tapes his heroine, but another tape is slipped into his possession, the contents of which will put his life in jeopardy. In French with English subtitles. Widescreen. Ends 1.50am.
Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (1981.15)
Films: pp 54-57 ****
Insp Jean Saporta:
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GCSE Bitesize Revision Maths 2 Ends 5.00am. (S)