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: Weekend 24

News roundup presented by Paul Welsh and Sian Lloyd.
Including weather.


Presented By: Paul Welsh
Presented By: Sian Lloyd.

: Lady for a Night **

Melodrama starring Joan Blondell and John Wayne. Casino owner Jenny Blake hopes to gain respectability by marrying into the aristocracy of the old south. But, when her life is threatened, she realises there is at least one person who will never accept her as a southern lady. Review page 63. Director Leigh Jason (1942)


Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: John Wayne.
Unknown: Jenny Blake
Director: Leigh Jason

: The Bike's the Star

Steve Berry looks at the history of the original scooter, the Vespa, first produced back in 1949.


Unknown: Steve Berry

: See Hear on Saturday

Teams representing South
Shields and the Jewish Deaf Association compete in the grand final of this year's See Hear quiz. Presented by Lara Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Wednesday at 2.25am on BBC1

: The Phil Silvers Show: Song of the Motor Pool

The normally voluble Bilko is struck dumb when the signal corps decide to use his melody for their song. (BW)

: Stingray

The Master Plan. Titan tries to recapture Marina. Troy Tempest is attacked by a seemingly poisonous liquid. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult

: Star Trek: Obsession

Two crewman are killed by a cloudlike being Kirk believes he has encountered some years before.

: Racing

Richard Pitman introduces live coverage from Chepstow of the BBC's first national hunt meeting of the autumn, with races at 1.30,2.00 and 2.30. Commentary from Jim McGrath and Peter Scudamore , with betting from Angus Loughran.
Producer Gerry Morrison


Introduces: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Peter Scudamore
Unknown: Angus Loughran.
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Holiday Snaps

More celebrity reports from various locations.

: The Duel at SilverCreek **

Western. Against a backdrop of lawlessness, Marshal Lightning Tyrone takes on the Silver Kid as his deputy in Silver City, much to the horror of the townsfolk, who believe he is a killer responsible for all the troubles. It's up to the " Kid" to try to prove them all wrong. Review page 63.
Director Don Siegel (1952, U)


Director: Don Siegel
Silver Kid: Audie Murphy
Opal Lacey: Faith Domergue
Lightning Tyrone: Stephen McNally
Dusty Fargo: Susan Cabot
Johnny Sombrero: Eugene Iglesias
Tinhorn Burgess: Lee Marvin

: TOTP 2

Archive performances from Marky Mark , the Pet Shop Boys,
Madness, and John Lennon , plus KD Lang and Michael Jackson. Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Marky Mark
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Michael Jackson.

: Rugby Union

Harlequins v Munster
Live coverage from the Stoop (kickoff 5pm) of this European Cup second-round clash. Dan Luger and Will Greenwood arm Harlequins with two of the quickest backs in the sport, but the Munster side includes Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara.
Introduced by Steve Rider with Jeremy Guscott.
Commentary from Eddie Butler and Brian Moore. Plus highlights from the Recreation Ground of Bath v Swansea. Producer Ken Burton


Unknown: Dan Luger
Unknown: Will Greenwood
Unknown: Ronan O'Gara.
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Jeremy Guscott.
Unknown: Eddie Butler
Unknown: Brian Moore.
Producer: Ken Burton

: What the Papers Say

The Guardian 's Gary Younge , just back from the US, presents the first in a new series looking at the week's newspapers. Director Charles Kitchen ; Series producer Christine Ruth


Unknown: Gary Younge
Director: Charles Kitchen
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Arena: According to Beryl

A one-off film in which author Beryl Bainbridge chronicles the extraordinary relationship during the 18th century between Samuel Johnson and Hester Thrale, the wife of rich London brewer Henry Thrale, which forms the basis for her latest novel, According to Queeney.
Johnson lived with the Thrales for most of the last 20 years of his life, during which time Hester nursed him through his bouts of melancholia and gout - until she ran off with her daughter Queeney's Italian singing teacher.
Jim Carter and Susannah Harker read extracts from letters Johnson and Mrs Thrale wrote to each other. Beth Goddard and Bainbridge herself read from According to Queeney.
Director Udayan Prasad; Producer Anthony Wall


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Hester Thrale
Unknown: Henry Thrale
Unknown: Jim Carter
Unknown: Suzannah Harker
Unknown: Mrs Thrale
Unknown: Beth Goddard
Producer: Anthony Wall

: The People's Booker

In advance of the announcement later this month of the Booker Prize winner, David Baddiel, Rosie Boycott, Alain de Botton, Mariella Frostrup, Ian Hislop and Simon Jenkins join Kirsty Wark to discuss the shortlist, while the public can vote for their choice online or by phone at the numbers below (calls cost no more than lOp).
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang [number removed] Ian McEwan - Atonement [number removed]
Andrew Miller - Oxygen
David Mitchell - Number 9 Dream [number removed]
Rachel Seiffert - The Dark Room [number removed]
Ali Smith - Hotel World [number removed]


Director: Oliver MacFarlane
Producer: John Bush
Music by: Tony Royden

: Love the Nineties

Ends 1.40am.
Films, music, fashion and news from the past decade.
I Love 1996 Amita Dhiri , Milly from the year's hit TV drama This Life, presents a guide to the 12 months that saw "girl power" arrive at number one via the Spice Girls' Wannabe, the popularity of Lara Croft in computer game Tomb Raider and Channel 4's Girlie Show introducing a new breed of "ladette". Other highs and lows included must-have toy Buzz Lightyear and Gareth Southgate 's missed penalty.
DirectorRebeccaPapworth;ExecutiveproducerAlanBrown BBC MUSIC: I Love the Nineties CD is due for release on 24 October
10.00 Blade *** Fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel
Comics character. In a world where vampires and humans co-exist in harmony, only Blade can prevent a maverick vampire taking over the Earth. Widescreen. Review page 63.
Director Stephen Norrington (1998, 18)
11.55 Pontiac Moon ** Comedy drama starring Ted Danson.
Inspired by the Apollo XI Moon mission, a father and son embark on an epic journey. Widescreen. Review page 63. Director Peter Medak (1994.12)


Unknown: Amita Dhiri
Unknown: Lara Croft
Unknown: Gareth Southgate
Director: Stephen Norrington
Unknown: Ted Danson.
Director: Peter Medak
Blade: Wesley Snipes
Frost: Stephen Dorff
Whistler: Kris Kristofferson
Krieger: Kevin Patrick Walls
Karen: N'Bushe Wright
Quinn: Donal Logue

: Later Presents.... Paul Weller Solo

A new series of Later.... opens with a concert by Paul Weller and surprise guests. shown last Friday


Unknown: Paul Weller

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Secondary Schools AS Guru English Programme 1

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