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: It's in the Bag **

Comedy starring Fred Allen and Jack Benny. A flea-circus operator sells some antique chairs that he has inherited.
Finding that one of the chairs hides a fortune, he becomes involved in a series of crazy adventures. Review page 59. Director Richard Wallace (1945. U)
(BW) (S)


Unknown: Fred Allen
Unknown: Jack Benny.
Director: Richard Wallace

: Weekend 24

News roundup presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Lloyd.
Weather at 8.25. (W)


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Lloyd.

: City Boy **

Drama starring James Brolin and Christian Campbell. A boy from Chicago who visits the northwest territory of America to search for his father becomes involved in the struggle to protect a section of forest. Review page 59. Director John Kent Harrison
(1994) (S)


Unknown: James Brolin
Unknown: Christian Campbell.
Director: John Kent Harrison

: Looking Good Tricks

More beauty and health suggestions from the team of resident experts. (S)

: See Hear on Saturday

Teams from South Shields and Derby compete in the second semi-final of the See Hear quiz. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Wednesday at 1.50am on BBC1 (W)

: The Phil Silvers Show: A Mess Sergeant Can't Win

Bilko betrays all his gambling instincts when he tries to help a pal by losing money on purpose. (BW) (R) (S)

: Stingray

Pink Ice. An apparent new Ice Age is slowly paralysing the world's oceans, and Stingray gets trapped while trying to trace the cause. (R) (S)

: Looking Good Tricks

More tricks and grooming tips for beauty and health. (S)722969i

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson profiles another much-loved motor. (R) (S)9i


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: For Me and My Gal ★★★★

Saturday Matinée musical double bill. Two vaudevillians team up to form a song-and-dance act, but, when they finally achieve their big break, war intervenes. Review page 59.
Director Busby Berkeley (1942. U)
(BW) (S) The reel story behind ...: page 63


Jo Hayden: Judy Garland
Jimmy K Metcalf: George Murphy
Harry Palmer: Gene Kelly
Eve Minard: Marta Eggerth
Sid Simms: Ben Blue
Eddie Milton: Keenan Wynn

: Loving You ***

Musical, concluding the Saturday Matinée double bill, starring Elvis Presley. A young hillbilly singer, hired to boost the waning popularity of Tex Warner's cowboy band, becomes a teen sensation in the process. Review page 59. Director Hal Kanter (1957. U) (S)


Unknown: Elvis Presley.
Director: Hal Kanter

: TOTP 2

Elton John in concert, performing his greatest hits plus songs from his acclaimed new album. Chnuvn lactAWpHnP^fiaV (SI


Unknown: Elton John

: Rugby Union

Leicester Tigers v Llanelli
Live coverage from Welford Road of this Pool 1 clash (kickoff 5.15pm) as Leicester take on Llanelli to open their defence of the European Cup. Dean Richards 's side clinched their first European crown last May with a memorable win over Stade Français in Paris, but Llanelli have a strong European pedigree and their good early-season form in the Celtic League suggests they will provide tough opposition.
Introduced by Steve Rider with Jeremy Guscott and Lawrence Dallaglio. Commentary from Nick Mullins and Jonathan Davies. Highlights tomorrow from 5.15pm.
Producer Ken Burton ; Editor Carl Hicks (W)


Unknown: Dean Richards
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Jeremy Guscott
Unknown: Lawrence Dallaglio.
Unknown: Nick Mullins
Unknown: Jonathan Davies.
Producer: Ken Burton
Editor: Carl Hicks

: Trade Secrets

Golfers reveal some of the tricks of their trade, including perfecting the swing with a couple of bricks and a torch.
Director Edwina Vardey ; Producer Niall Fraser (R) (S)


Director: Edwina Vardey
Producer: Niall Fraser

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

A 1973 episode of the comedy starring Michael Crawford. Reunion. When Frank attends his RAF reunion, the hidden story of his short but eventful spell in the services unfolds. Written by Raymond Allen ; Producer Michael Mills (R) (S)


Unknown: Michael Crawford.
Written By: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills

: Mosquito Squadron

War adventure. RAF pilot Quint Munroe takes command of a squadron after his friend is lost in action. When Munroe is asked to mount a mission over France, he finds that Allies are being used as human shields.
Review page 59. (1968, U) (S) **


Director: Boris Sagal
Quint Munroe: David McCallum
Beth Scott: Suzanne Neve
Sqn Ldr Scott: David Buck
Flt Lt Shelton: David Dundas
Air Commodore Hufford: Charles Gray
Father Bellague: Michael Anthony

: I Love the Nineties

Ends 10.20.
Films, music, fashion and news from the past decade. I Love 1995 It was a year where the favoured fragrance was CK One, alcopops became the drink of choice for many, and Alanis Morissette provided the outlet for female disaffection. Filmgoers tried to work out the identity of Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects, and artist
Damien Hirst discovered that it was possible to win a Turner Prize by cutting up a cow. Mike Rowers , meanwhile, provided some light relief with his version of Oasis's Wonderwall.
Director Stephen Franklin ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W) I Love the Nineties continues with the film Strange Days at 11.05pm BBC MUSIC: I Love 90s CD is due for release on 24 October


Unknown: Alanis Morissette
Artist: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Mike Rowers
Director: Stephen Franklin
Producer: Alan Brown

: Surreal Film

To coincide with an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, Jonathan Meades 's film traces the origins - and explores the meaning- of Surrealism, the art movement that flourished in the two decades between the wars with notables including Dali and Magritte as its main practitioners. DirectorFrancisHanly;ExecutiveproducerAnthonyWall (S)(W) See BBC Knowledge tonight at 11.05pm. plus The Monk at 1.25am


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: Strange Days ****

Sci-fi thriller, continuing the / Love the Nineties strand. On the eve of the new millennium, ex-LA cop Lenny Nero sells illegal virtual-reality "clips" - experiences taken from the brain. When he comes into possession of a clip showing a murder, he tries to track down the killers. Widescreen. Review page 59.
Director Kathryn Bigelow (1995, 18)
Postponed from 15 September (S) (W)


Unknown: Lenny Nero
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Lenny Nero: Ralph Fiennes
MaceMason: Angela Bassett
Faith Justin: Juliette Lewis
Max Peltier: Tom Sizemore
Philo Gant: Michael Wincott
Burton Steckler: Vincent D'Onofrio

: The Monk ***

Drama starring Franco Nero asamonk whose vows of chastity are sorely tested by a young novice sent to him by the Devil. Review page 60.
Director Ado Kyrou (1972) (S) Surrealism: a Private View is showing on Monday at 11.20pm

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone Secondary Schools 3.00 AS Guru Study Skills (S)
4.00 AS Guru General Studies (S)

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