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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Environmental Solutions? 5786327 6.30 Declining Citizenship 44698 7.00
Unusual Suspects 75056 7.30 Art -a Question of Style

: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Julie Etchingham and Peter Dobbie. Weather at 8.25.


Unknown: Julie Etchingham
Unknown: Peter Dobbie.

: Grey Power

Will society's views of older people change?

: Ever Wondered?

Juliet Morris unmasks the Venice carnival, and Katie Puckrick finds literary New York.


Unknown: Katie Puckrick

: Renaissance Secrets

Riddle of the Dome. A look at how the dome of Florence cathedral was built.

: Mind Bites

Jo Brand on why people should read Dickens.


Unknown: Jo Brand

: Coming Home

Ajournalist travels home to
Poland to see how her country has changed.

: Middle-AgedDelinquents

Middle-age itch.

: See Hear on Saturday

A special guide to Rome for deaf people, in advance of the city playing host to the Deaf World Games this summer. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 1.25am. BBC

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore investigates whether life could exist elsewhere in our solar system. Shown last Sun on BBC1


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: World Snooker

Coverage of the third session of the second semi-final. With
Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson tells the tale of the rare 240mph McLaren


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: The Conqueror **

Biographical adventure, first of today's two Saturday
Matinee films, starring
John Wayne. A Mongol warlord
Temujin seeks vengeance for the death of his father. In the process, he wi ns the love of a princess (Susan Hayward ) and earns the title of Genghis Khan. Widescreen. Review page 49. Director Dick Powell (1956)


Unknown: John Wayne.
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Genghis Khan.
Director: Dick Powell

: MacArthur ***

Biographical drama, last of the Saturday Matinée double bill, starring Gregory Peck.
In 1942, General Douglas
MacArthur is forced to evacuate a Philippine island following heavy Japanese bombardment. MacArthur then implements a brilliant campaign to win back the territory. Review page 49. Director Joseph Sargent (1977, PG)


Unknown: Gregory Peck.
Director: Joseph Sargent

: TOTP 2

Featuring Deacon Blue , TLC, Jimmy Ruffin and Orbital.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Deacon Blue
Unknown: Jimmy Ruffin

: Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm Babysits. Babysitting provides an escape for Malcolm. Shown last Friday

: World Snooker

The first semi-final plays to a finish. Matt Smith presents the action from Sheffield's Crucible theatre.
Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/snooker


Unknown: Matt Smith
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: Art That Shook the World

Last in the series that takes an in-depth look at works of art which have created a lasting impact on our culture. The Psalms of David. Writer and critic Germaine Greer explores some of the most exquisitely beautiful poetry in world literature. The Psalms of David were written between the tenth and first centuries BC, by a number of unknown Hebrew poets. More frequently translated than the Bible, they have shaped people's vision of God, inspired extremes of religious devotion, artistic creation and violence.
Producer Chris Granlund ; Executive producer Andrea Miller WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/arts


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Chris Granlund
Producer: Andrea Miller

: Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song: Pure Pop

Concluding the series about the evolution of popular music.

The relationship between the perfect pop performer and the perfect pop song comes under the spotlight, revealing that most contemporary pop music acts are totally dependent on professional songwriters. The programme kicks off with Hearsay, the latest in a long line of manufactured pop groups, and takes in the Monkees, Britney Spears, ABBA, the Jackson Five, Blondie, Madonna and Kylie Minogue.
Narrated by Clive Owen.

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Narrator: Clive Owen
Director: Andrew Graham-Brown
Producer: Alan Lewens

: World Snooker

Dougie Donnelly presents the climax of the second semi-final, where the winner will pocket at least L147,000, and go through to tomorrow's world final. With commentary from Steve Davis , Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds ,
Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and Willie Thorne.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne.

: Caught on a Train

Another chance to see Stephen Poliakoff 's Bafta Award-winning drama, a precursor to his new drama, Perfect Strangers, which begins this Thursday.
On a packed night train travelling through Germany, Peter finds himself sitting with a beautiful American girl, and an extraordinary old Viennese lady. The journey's meetings and events are not at all what Peter expects.
Producer Kenith Trodd ; Director Peter Duffell See also Stephen Poliakoff : Shooting the Present, Tuesday at 11.20pm


Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Peter Duffell
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Frau Messner: Peggy Ashcroft
Peter: Michael Kitchen
Lorraine: Wendy Raebeck
Preston: Michael Sheard
Kellner: Ingo Mogendorf
Dietrich: Louis Shelson
Hans: Michael Kingsbury
Fat man: Baron Casanov

: Fallen Angels

Hard-hitting US crime drama from a story by James Ellroy. Since / Don't Have You. A millionaire recluse and a gangster both hire the same man to track down a beautiful blonde who has had an affairwith them both. Arena: James Ellroy 's Feast of Death is tomorrow at llpm


Story By: James Ellroy.
Unknown: James Ellroy

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Leo Sayer , Samantha Fox , Leeroy Thornhill and Ralf Little join the regulars on the irreverent pop quiz.
Shown last Monday


Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Samantha Fox
Unknown: Leeroy Thornhill
Unknown: Ralf Little

: Targets ****

Crime thriller. The paths of a Vietnam veteran with a gun fixation and an ageing film star planning to retire are destined to meet at a drive-in cinema, and in a most horrific manner. Ends 2.25. Review page 49.
Director Peter Bogdanovich (1968)


Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Byron Orlok: Boris Karloff
BobbyThompson: Tim O'Kelly
Jenny: Nancy Hsueh
Robert Thompson: James Brown
Kip Larkin: Sandy Baron
Ed Loughlin: Arthur Peterson

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone GCSE Bitesize Geography 1 Ends 5.00am.

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