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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.

6.05 Fortress Britain (S)

6.35 The Heat is On (S)

7.00 Bringing Home the Bacon (S)

7.30 Open Adweek - Study to Succeed (S)

: Weekend 24

News roundup, presented by Darren Jordon and Sian Lloyd. Weather at 8.25. (W)


Presented By: Darren Jordon
Presented By: Sian Lloyd.

: Hack the Planet

Documentary on the hackers who wrote a programme capable of hijacking million computers. (R) (S)

: The Romans In Britain

Fact and Fable. Examining the reasons for the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43. (R) (S)

: Ever Wondered?

Juliet Morris unmasks the history of the Venice carnival, while Katie Puckrick examines New York's literary appeal. (R) (S)


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Unknown: Katie Puckrick

: Hollywood Science

Dante's Peak. Investigating the science behind a memorable movie scene. (R) (S) (W)

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks hosts the first in a new series of the See Hear quiz, featuring teams from Aberdeen and Nottingham. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Rptd Wed 1.40am, BBC1 (W)

: Trade Secrets

Top breeders pass on tips on how to teach tricks to dogs.
(R) (S)

: Wildlife on Two

Earwig. David Attenborough narrates the story of a female earwig's struggle for survival.
(R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Digging to China

Drama, set in the 1960s, starring Kevin Bacon as a mentally disabled man who is befriended by a ten-year-old girl desperate to escape from her home. Review page 45. Director Timothy Hutton (1998, PG)
(S) Timothy Hutton stars in Beautiful Girls tomorrow at 9.50pm


Unknown: Kevin Bacon
Director: Timothy Hutton
Unknown: Timothy Hutton

: The Red Shoes

***** Saturday Matinée drama.
Ballet impresario Boris Lermontov decides that love will not interfere with the careers of two of his promising young students. Review page 45.
(1948, U) (S)
The reel story behind .. : page 49


Director: Michael Powell
Director: Emeric Pressburger
Boris Lermontov: Anton Walbrook
Victoria Page: Moira Shearer
Julian Craster: Marius Goring
Grischa Ljubov: Leonide Massine

: Malcolm In the Middle

Water Park. Malcolm and Reese spend the day fighting.
Shown yesterday (S)


Unknown: Water Park.


Archive performances, plus new music from the Human League. Shown last Wednesday (S)

: Rugby Union

Live coverage from Twickenham of the semi-finals and final of the Middlesex Sevens tournament, featuring the country's leading club sides. Introduced by Steve Rider , with commentary from
Eddie Butler , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Nick Mullins. (W)


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Eddie Butler
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Nick Mullins.

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Classic comedy with Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice.
Frank spends the weekend with his brother-in-law and wrecks one of his household gadgets.
Written by Raymond Alien : Producer Michael Mills (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice.
Written By: Raymond Alien
Producer: Michael Mills

: Islamophobia

Concluding the week-long season of programmes reflecting contemporary life for Muslims in the UK.
Jeremy Bowen investigates, by means of personal testimony, secret filming and a nationwide survey, the extent to which racism affects the lives of Muslims in Britain. Specific examples which may point to a deep-seated historical prejudice in the west towards Islam include an arson attack on an east London Islamic centre, a British National Party statement referring to a "Muslim problem" rather than an Asian one, and the detention and humiliation of an innocent Muslim man in the USA in the wake of the Oklahoma bombing. Producer John Das : Editor Ruth Pitt (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/islam


Producer: John Das
Editor: Ruth Pitt

: The Mission: a Grand Adventure

One-off documentary following the exploits of legendary British explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell as he embarks on an extraordinary expedition to deliver a grand piano to an isolated tribe deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Remote hunter-gatherers the Wai Wai have only ever seen a picture of a grand piano and are convinced it will transform their lives. Blashford-Snell's hastily-assembled team of volunteers ranges from a country doctor to a Mayfair PR woman but, with no mechanical assistance, they must rely on physical labour and ingenuity to manhandle the instrument to its new home in the jungle.
Producer David Goodale : Executive producer Bill Grist (S) (W)


Unknown: Colonel John Blashford-Snell
Unknown: Wai Wai
Producer: David Goodale

: I Love the Nineties

Ends 2.40am.
Beginning a series of programmes, running over the next ten weeks, featuring the films, music, fashion and news stories that help to portray the past decade.

I Love 1990
Twin Peaks actress Sheryl Lee kicks off the series with a look back to 1990, the year the haunting image of her face, as the murdered Laura Palmer, became an enduring one in the minds of the viewing public. Other highlights include the advent of Baywatch, mainstream hip-hop from MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas, The Simpsons, hit British animation Creature Comforts and the antics of footballer Paul Gascoigne. (S) (W)
Which TV generation are you?: page 38

10.45 The Grifters
**** Crime thriller. When small-time con man, or "grifter", Roy Dillon's estranged mother comes to town on a racing scam for the mob, their reunion proves painful, especially when his devious girlfriend reveals her own criminal inclinations. Widescreen. Review page 45.
Director Stephen Frears (1990,18) (S) (W)


Presenter (I Love 1990): Sheryl Lee
Director (I Love 1990): Karina Brennan
Executive Producer (I Love 1990): Alan Brown
Director (The Grifters): Stephen Frears
Lilly Dillon: Anjelica Huston
Roy Dillon: John Cusack
Myra Langtry: Annette Bening
Bobo Justus: Pat Hingle
Simms: Henry Jones
Irv: Michael Laskin
Mintz: Eddie Jones
Narrator: Martin Scorsese

: Pret-a-Porter *** Satirical comedy. As a group of

r fashion designers prepare for the Paris shows, a reporter sent to investigate the death of the French minister of fashion embarks on an affair with another journalist. Meanwhile, old flames mingle and old rivalries are rekindled. Widescreen. Review page 45.
Director Robert Altman (1994, 15) (S) (W)


Director: Robert Altman
Anne Eisenhower: Julia Roberts
Joe Flynn: Tim Robbins
MiloO'Brannagan: Stephen Rea
Slim Chrysler: Lauren Bacall
Sergei/Sergio: Marcello Mastroianni
Isabella de la Fontaine: Sophia Loren
Kitty Potter: Kim Basinger
Cort Romney: Richard E Grant

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone Dynamo Key Stage 2 Science 1

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