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: Open University

6.05 Fortress Europe (S)

6.35 Computers in Conversation (S)

7.00 Coming Home

7.30 Two Religions -Two Communites (S)

: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Darren Jordon and Julie Etchingham.
Weather at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Darren Jordon
Unknown: Julie Etchingham.

: Code and Catastrophe

Is it safe to trust our lives to software? (R) (S)

: The Romans in Britain

Coming of Age. Evidence of Roman rule. (R) (5)

: Mind Bites

The environmental legacy of consumerism. (R) (S)

: Ever Wondered?

Katrina Skepper explores the cult of celebrity. (R) (S)


Unknown: Katrina Skepper

: Hollywood Science

Ice Cold in Alex. The real story behind a memorable movie moment. (R) (S) (W)

: See Hear on Saturday

The Jewish Deaf Association take on Cornwall in the See Hearquiz. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Rptd Wed 1.35am. BBCl (W)

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore concludes his study on Near Earth Objects
Shown last Sun on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: The Kid ****

I Classic comedy drama, first in a Charlie Chaplin double bill, about a tramp who decides to bring up an abandoned baby. Review page 49.
Director Charles Chaplin (1921, U)
(BW) (S) Chaplin's Modern Times is Monday 9am


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Director: Charles Chaplin

: Joan of Arc **

Saturday Matinée historical epic. A young French peasant woman hears voices telling her to lead an army against the English. Review page 49.
Director Victor Fleming (1948, PG)
Postponed from 4 August (S)


Director: Victor Fleming
Jeanne d'Arc: Ingrid Bergman
Dauphin, Charles VII: Jose Ferrer
Pierre Cauchon: Francis L Sullivan
Count John of Luxembourg: J Carrol Naish

: A Tale of Two Cities

Saturday Matinee historical drama, starring Dorothy Tutin who died recently. As revolution builds in France, cynical Sydney Carton becomes involved with a young woman and a French aristocrat. Review page 49.
Director Ralph Thomas (1957. U)
(BW) (S) Dorothy Tutin is also in The Importance of Being Earnest on Monday at 12.35pm


Director: Ralph Thomas
Sydney Carton: Dirk Bogarde
Lucie Manette: Dorothy Tutin
Jarvis Lorry: Cecil Parker
Dr Manette: Stephen Murray
Marquis St Evremonde: Christopher Lee


Archive offerings from En Vogue, the Buzzcocks and Des'ree.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

: A Thunder ofDrums ***

Western starring
Richard Boone and George Hamilton.
A A young officer has trouble coping with the brutal regime of cavalry life. Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Joseph M Newman (1961)
(S) (W)


Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: George Hamilton.
Director: Joseph M Newman

: Lee Miller - a Crazy Way of Seeing

Documentary charting the fascinating life and work of Lee Miller , a model for Vogue in 1920s New York who became the only female photojournalist to cover the Second World War. Having given up photography in later life and virtually disowned her own work, Miller's extraordinary archive of 40,000 negatives was only rediscovered after her death.
George Melly , David Hare , friends, colleagues and her only son, Tony Penrose , trace the story of her unconventional life through her own remarkable pictures and photographs, as well as rarely seen archive footage.
Director Sarah Aspinall ; Producer Andrew Lockyer (S) (W)


Unknown: Lee Miller
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Tony Penrose
Director: Sarah Aspinall
Producer: Andrew Lockyer

: Heart and Souls ***

Fantasy drama. Four people die in a bus accident and their spirits become involved in the life of a baby born in a car near the wreckage. As he grows up, the child's parents become increasingly worried about his
"imaginary friends". Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Ron Underwood (1993. PG) (S) (W)


Director: Ron Underwood
Thomas Reilly: Robert Downey Jr
Harrison Winslow: Charles Grodin
Penny Washington: Alfre Woodard
Julia: Kyra Sedgwick
Milo Peck: Tom Sizemore
Hal, the bus driver: David Paymer
Anne: Elisabeth Shue
Frank Reilly: Bill Calvert
Eva Reilly: Usa Lucas
Shirley Washington, aged 7: Chasiti Hampton
Diane Washington, aged 8: Wanya Green
Agnes Miller: Janet MacLachlan

: I Love the Nineties

Ends 1.55.
Second in a series of programmes featuring the films, music, fashion and news stories that help to portray the best things in life from the past decade.

I Love 1991
Sergeant Vic Reeves and Corporal Bob Mortimer guide viewers through the definitive pop history of 1991, a year in which the zany comic duo had a Big Night Out and a chart hit with Dizzy. Right Said Fred were Too Sexy and the guys from Nirvana introduced us to grunge. Sonic the Hedgehog competed with Super Mario on the little screen while The Commitments demonstrated that the Irish really have got soul.
Meanwhile, the muscle-bound Chippendales and The Lover's Guide videos kept everyone amused.
Director Martyn Smith ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W)

10.20 Shine
Oscar-winning drama, inspired by the life of the acclaimed and troubled Australian pianist David Helfgott. Fifties Australia: the young David Helfgott excels at piano playing but is forbidden by his strict and domineering father to accept a scholarship. As David struggles to escape his father's restrictions, he travels to England where his genius is recognised but, despite his brilliance at the piano, David suffers a setback that will change his life forever. Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Scott Hicks (1996.12) (S) (W)

12.00-1.55 Immortal Beloved
**** Historical biography.
Ludwig van Beethoven dies, leaving the estate to his "immortal beloved". No one knows the identity of this woman, so the composer's faithful secretary begins to investigate. Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Bernard Rose (1994. 15) (S) (W)


Unknown: Sergeant Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Director: Martyn Smith
Producer: Alan Brown
Pianist: David Helfgott.
Unknown: David Helfgott
Director: Scott Hicks
Director: Bernard Rose
David as an adult: Geoffrey Rush
Peter: Armin Mueller-Stahl
an adolescent: Noah Taylor
Gillian: Lynn Redgrave
Cecil Parkes: John Gielgud
Katharine Susannah Prichard: Googie Withers
Sylvia: Sonia Todd
Ben Rosen: Nicholas Bell
Tony: Justin Braine
Ludwigvan Beethoven: Gary Oldman
Anton Schindler: Jeroen Krabbe
Countess Anna Maria Erdody: Isabella Rossellini
Joanna van Beethoven: Johanna Ter Steege
Julia Guicciardi: Valeria Golino
Count Guicciardi: Luigi Diberti
Karl van Beethoven: Marco Hofschneider
Young Karl van Beethoven: Matthew North
Young Ludwigvan Beethoven: Leo Faulkner
Frau Strelcher: Miriam Margolyes

: BBC Learning Zone

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