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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.

6.10 Alaska: the Last Frontier? (S)

6.35 Catalysts against Pollution (S)

7.00 Mosaico Hispanico (S)

7.30 Rothko: the Seagram Murals (S)

: Weekend 24

News roundup with Martine Dennis and Bill Tumbull.
Weather at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Martine Dennis
Unknown: Bill Tumbull.

: Well Connected

A Kenyan hospital patient is saved by e-mail. (S) (W)

: The Ad Factor

Psion - the Pitch. How the communications firm launched a new product. (R) (S) (W)

: Well Connected

Using the internet to disseminate music. (S) (W)

: Ever Wondered?

The Venice carnival. (S)

: Hollywood Science

Dante's Peak. The story behind a movie scene. (R) (S) (W)

: See Hear on Saturday

Teams from South Shields and Glasgow compete in the See Hearquiz. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wednesday at 2.50am on BBC1 (W)

: The 39 Steps *****

Classic thrillerfrom
Alfred Hitchcock. An innocent man accused of murder flees across the Scottish moors handcuffed to a beautiful blonde. Review page 47.
(1935. U) (BW) (S)


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Richard Hannay: Robert Donat
Pamela: Madeleine Carroll
Miss Smith: Lucie Mannheim
Professor Jordan: Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife: Peggy Ashcroft

: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell ****

A Saturday Matinée double bill of Gary Cooper films starts with a drama in which a US general who accuses the military of negligence is brought to trial. Review page 47.
Director Otto Preminger (1955, U)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Director: Otto Preminger
General Billy Mitchell: Gary Cooper
Major Allan Guillion: Rod Steiger
General Guthrie: Charles Bickford
Congressman Reid: Ralph Bellamy
Margaret: Elizabeth Montgomery

: Vera Cruz ****

The Gary Cooper double bill ends with a western. An ex-soldier and an outlaw are hired to guard gold being taken from Mexico City to Vera Cruz. Widescreen. Review page 47.
Director Robert Aldrich (1954 PG)
(S) (W)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Vera Cruz.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Benjamin Trane: Gary Cooper
Joe Erin: Burt Lancaster
Countess Marie Duvarre: Denise Darcel
Marquis de Labordere: Cesar Romero


Including archive performances from Queen and Culture Club.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

: The Americano **

Western starring Glenn Ford. A man travels from Texas to Brazil with a cargo of prize bulls for a rancher, only to find that his client has been murdered. Review page 47. Director William Castle (1955, PG)


Unknown: Glenn Ford.
Director: William Castle

: Scribbling

Second of two programmes following famous authors as they struggle to finish a new piece of work.
This programme follows Geoff Ryman as he writes his seventh novel, Lust, a fantasy tale about a gay man who can conjure up angels. With only six months to deliver the novel, and facing the demands of a full-time job as a senior civil servant, the tension begins to become evident, particularly as the book becomes more ambitious and oblique. To make matters even worse, the publishers ask that the end be rewritten.
Director Nick Godwin ; Executive producers Jonathan Hewes and Leanne Klein (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/arts


Unknown: Geoff Ryman
Director: Nick Godwin
Producers: Jonathan Hewes
Producers: Leanne Klein

: Would Like to Meet

A new six-part series, starting tonight and continuing on Wednesday at 8pm, in which Lowri Turner and her team set out to improve the romantic prospects of members of the public. The first subject is 35-year-old teacher George, who describes himself as a "Greek mummy's boy". Will the team of style and communication experts be able to transform his chances of finding love in just six weeks? Series producer Alannah Richardson
Series editor Daisy Goodwin (S) (W)


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Producer: Alannah Richardson
Editor: Daisy Goodwin

: Duel *****

Thriller. Travelling salesman David Mann is used to driving long distances, but on an isolated stretch of road he encounters a smoke-spewing ten-ton tanker truck whose sole purpose seems to be to crush him and his car under its gigantic wheels. Review page 47.
Director Steven Spielberg (1971, PG) (S)


Unknown: David Mann
Director: Steven Spielberg
David Mann: Dennis Weaver
Mrs Mann: Jacqueline Scott
Cafe owner: Eddie Firestone
Bus driver: Lou Frizzell
Man in cafe: Gene Dynarski
Lady at Snakarama: Lucille Benson
Petrol station attendant: Tim Herbert
Old man: Charles Seel
Waitress: Shirley O'Hara
Truck driver: Cary Loftin

: Love the Nineties

Ends 1.55am.
Fourth in the strand featuring the films, music, fashion and news stories from the past decade.
I Love 1993 Mike Judge 's animated duo Beavis and Butt-head snigger their way through the best pop culture of 1993, which included the film Indecent Proposal, in which Demi Moore was asked if she would sleep with Robert Redford fora a million dollars. Meanwhile, Steve Coogan 's comic creation Pauline Calf revealed she would do so with anyone for considerably less. The X-Files unleashed tales of strange happenings, while Mr Blobby offered up his own brand of humour for both the young and not-so-young. Director Jane Stanton : Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W)
10.30 Existenz **** Futuristic drama. The designer of a computer game is fired upon by an anti-games assassin and flees with her lover. In order to assess the damage to her game, she persuades him to plug in, and between them they experience a series of bizarre hallucinations. Widescreen. Review page 47.
Director David Cronenberg (1999, 15) (S) (W)


Unknown: Mike Judge
Unknown: Demi Moore
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Pauline Calf
Unknown: Mr Blobby
Director: Jane Stanton
Producer: Alan Brown
Director: David Cronenberg
Allegra Geller: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Ted Pikul: Jude Law
Kiri Vinokur: Ian Holm
Yevgeny Nourish: Don McKellar
Hugo Carlaw: Callum Keith Rennie
Merle: Sarah Polley
D'ArcyNader: Robert A Sirverman
Levi: Christopher Eccleston
Gas: Willem Dafoe

: Ruby in Paradise ****

Drama. Ruby
Lee Gissing is determined to leave the dead-end world of her home in Tennessee. Fleeing to a Rorida resort town, Ruby finds work in a gift shop, and becomes involved with two very different men. Widescreen. Review page 48.
Director Victor Nunez (1993, 15)


Unknown: Lee Gissing
Director: Victor Nunez
Ruby Lee Gissing: Ashley Judd
Mike McCaslin: Todd Field
Ricky Chambers: Bentley Mitchum
Rochelle Bridges: Allison Dean
Mildred Chambers: Dorothy Lyman
Debrah Ann: Betsy Douds

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/leamingzone Dynamo Key Stage 1 Science 1 (S)

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