News roundup, presented by Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull. With weather update. (W)
I I Drama. Alec Windom , a British doctor in the Far East, battles to save the natives of his village from the warring factions all around them. Review page 55.
Director Ronald Neame
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Designer Andrea Maflin gives an unappealing bathroom a fresh new look. (R) (S)
BBC2 takes over the reins for the conclusion of this week's Saturday-morning entertainment show, presented by Dani Behr and Joe Mace.
Steps perform their new single in the studio, and one viewer will receive a guided tour of the Weakest Link set with the show's presenter, Anne Robinson.
Karaoke Kriminals continues, there's cartoon fun with Super Duper Sumos, Jackie Chan Adventures and The Cramp Twins, plus last week's episode of Hollywood 7 (which continues Thursday at 4.35pm) and US comedy with So Little Time. (S) (W)
Raymond Hollywood talks to deaf academic and historian John Hay , who also views his favourite moments from the See Hear archive. Presented by Lara Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 1.05am on BBC1 (W)
Titan Goes Pop. A pop star's visit poses security problems for Marineville (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult
Racing: Live coverage of the afternoon's card at Chepstow, with starts at 1.30, 2.00 and
2.30. Introduced by Clare Balding , with commentary by John Hanmer, Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
3.00 International Bowls: Semi-final action from the Norbreck Castle hotel, Blackpool, of the international indoor open tournament. David Rhys Jones and David Corkhill provide the commentary. Coverage of the final is tomorrow, 3.45pm. (S)
4.45 Rugby Union: Live second-half coverage from Murrayfield of the friendly international between Scotland and Tonga. Commentary by Bill McLaren.
Brian Reade of The Mirror looks at press coverage of recent events. isi (W)
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
From the first series of the classic Newcastle-set comedy comes The Other Side of the Fence, an episode first shown in January 1965 and starring Rodney Bewes and James Bolam as inseparable pals Bob Ferris and Terry Collier.
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Western. 1830: Jim Bowie returns to Texas to find the white settlers are planning a rebellion against the increasingly
- despotic General Santa Anna. When all attempts at reconciliation fail, Bowie joins the Texans and prepares to face the might of the Mexican army. Review page 55.
Director Frank Lloyd (1955. PG) (S)
To coincide with an exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Art, this film provides a rare insight into the reclusive, obsessive life of acclaimed painter Frank Auerbach.
Sealed in his Camden studio working furiously for days a year, Auerbach has links with the outside world only through his models, who include friends and family members as well as actors, film-makers and academics.
Here, he talks passionately about his densely expressionistic and highly individual art, his heroes, his compulsions and his bizarre rituals, as well as his arrival in England from Berlin as a child, alone, in 1939. Director Hannah Rothschild ; Producer Jake Auerbach (S) Anthony Trollope : Toffs and Tiaras. an Omnibus special, is showing on Tuesday at 10.35pm on BBC1
Drama. In danger of losing their dream home, David and Diana Murphy travel to Las Vegas in the hope of gambling
- their way out of trouble. Diana catches the eye of John Gage , an eccentric millionaire, who offers them a million dollars to spend one night with Diana. Are the stakes just too high for the Murphys? Widescreen. Review page 55.
Director Adrian Lyne (1993. 15) (S) (W)
Drama, the third (after Platoon and Born of the Fourth of July) of Oliver Stone 's Vietnam trilogy. In 1963, the peace of the rice-farming village of Ky La is disrupted by the arrival of the Viet Cong, warning of the threat from the South Vietnamese government and its US allies. For 12-year-old Le Ly, sixth-born child of the Phung family, it is the beginning of a harrowing voyage that will take her many miles from her native land. Widescreen. Review page 55.
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Sgt Steve Butler:
Le Ly, aged five:
Inferno. Panic Attack takes on the best machines that the Netherlands, Germany and the USA can muster. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed.
Shown yesterday and repeated again tomorrow at 11.30am (S) (W)
Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone Secondary Schools The German Collection - a resource of authentic material for use in the classroom.