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A roundup from News 24, with Liz Pike and Darren Jordon.
Weather 8.25. (W)
Clare Gorham tries to identify the real victims of crime.
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Why music makes us tingle and why we love laughing. (R)
How the Metropolitan Police are tackling racism. (R) (S)
The love story behind
William Morris 's bed. (R)
A Cumbrian farmer looks at changes since the Common
Agricultural Policy. (R) (S)
Francis Bacon 's fascination with expressing the sensations of the flesh on canvas. (S)
The topic in the first of a series of debates is abortion. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 1.25am. BBC1
The 17-day world championship snooker marathon begins today at the Crucible theatre, Sheffield. Defending champion
Mark Williams begins his campaign against Billy Snaddon. Dougie Donnelly presents the action.
A hard-line sergeant arrives to knock Bilko's platoon into shape. (R)
Quentin Willson spotlights the popular Volkswagen Beetle.
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Saturday Matinée musical. Farmer Jane Falbury 's life changes when a Broadway director stages a show in her barn. Review page 53.
Director Charles Walters (1950. U)
(S) See also Judy Garland - Hollywood
Greats on Monday at 10.35pm on BBC1
Joe D Ross:
Fantasy adventure. In the Dark ages, the people of Urland implore a sorcerer to rid them or a dragon that is terrorising the kingdom. Review page 53.
Director Matthew Robbins (1981. PG)
Archive footage featuring Janet Jackson , Ian Dury and Billy Joel. Shown last Wednesday (R) (S)
Home Alone 4. Disaster strikes when Lois and Hal go away for a weekend.
Shown last Friday (S) (W)
Last year's runner-up, Matthew Stevens , begins his first-round match with Malta's Tony Drago. Presented by Matt Smith , while commentators Clive Everton,
Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and Willie Thorne are joined this year by Steve Davis.
Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry (S) (W)
The Marriage of Figaro. International soprano Barbara Bonney tells the story behind what she describes as Mozart's "perfect" opera. Adapted from a revolutionary and subversive play by Beaumarchais which was banned throughout Europe, the work was an attempt by the young Mozart to make his mark in the competitive world of 18th-century Viennese court opera. Bonney explains how Emperor Joseph used the opera as a barbed message to the aristocracy, and sings passages to illustrate the emotion and wit that Mozart achieved musically. The programme also includes contributions from opera directors Jonathan Miller and Richard Eyre , and clips of performances by Bryn Terfel and Kiri Te Kanawa.
A performance of The Marriage of Figaro can be seen next Saturday afternoon on BBC2.
Producer Roger Parsons ; Executive producer Andrea Miller (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/arts
Continuing the series on the evolution of popular music. After the Gold Rush. This week's edition begins with the transition period at the end of the drug-fuelled, psychedelic sixties when some of the more innovative groups in America took on a new direction. The country rock they pioneered was typified on the East Coast by the Band while in the West the Byrds embraced the steel guitars of Nashville. The sound of California mellowed out and the best of the folk singers returned as singer-songwriters and Neil Young ,
Joni Mitchell and Bill Withers suddenly found themselves centre stage. Gram Parsons was another of the pioneers and it was his legacy which inspired the biggest band of the seventies -the Eagles. Narrated by Clive Owen.
Director Ian Pye ; Series producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) ACCOMPANYING BOOK: see RT Shop offer on page 6
The story behind After the Goldrush - Music: page 25
Dougie Donnelly presents the evening session in which reigning champion Mark Williams bids to be the first to progress through to the second round as he concludes his match with Billy Snaddon. (S) (W) Dougie Donnelly 's sporting hero: page 22
Drama, based on a true story. On 5 October 1974, two bombs destroy pubs in Guildford, killing five people. Later, three men and a woman -the "Guildford Four" - are tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, beginning a 14-year campaign on the part of their lawyers and supporters to secure their release. Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director Jim Sheridan (1993.15) (S) (W)
Mystery drama. Reunited with his mother on her deathbed, architectural writer
Nick Kaminsky becomes involved in a 30-year-old murder mystery and a torrid affair. Ends 2.30. Review page 53. Director Mike Figgis (1991. 18) (S)
Barnett Ralston IV:
Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
AS Guru General Studies (programme 2) Ends 5am. (S)