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: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Darren Jordon and Sian Williams.
Weather update at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Darren Jordon
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: You'll Find Out **

Horror spoof starring Kay Kyser , Peter Lorre ,
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. At a 21st-birthday party, sinister events lead to the attempted murder of the guest of honour. Review page SL
Director David Butler (1940)
(BW) (S)


Unknown: Kay Kyser
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: Boris Karloff.
Director: David Butler

: Looking Good Tricks

Three single men are given a fashion overhaul. (R)(S)

: See Hear on Saturday

A special edition investigating the treatment of deaf prisoners in Britain. Presented by Lara Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 1.15am on BBC1 (W)

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Goes to College

While supposedly teaching motor-pool mechanics, Bilko places a 1,000-to-1 bet with a local gangster.
(BW) (R) (S)

: Stingray

Rescue from the Skies. Lt
Fisher's training in Stingray is sabotaged. (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult

: Star Trek

By Any Other Name. A group of Kelvans try to take over the Enterprise. (R) (S) Star Trek: Voyager - Tuesday at 6pm

: Wildlife on Two

Skyraider. Documentary focusing on the life of the peregrine falcon. Narrated by David Attenborough. (R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Home Front Tricks

Designer Lloyd Farmar revamps a high-rise flat. (R)(S)


Designer: Lloyd Farmar

: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Saturday Matinée drama, the first of two films starring Richard Attenborough.

Disturbed medium Myra Savage will go to alarming lengths to achieve recognition for her abilities.
(BW) (S)

(Review page 51)


Director: Bryan Forbes
Myra Savage: Kim Stanley
Billy Savage: Richard Attenborough
Charles Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman

: And Then There Were None

Saturday Matinee crime mystery, the second of a Richard Attenborough double bill.

Eight strangers are invited to dinner by an invisible host, who claims that each of them is a murderer, and retribution is at hand.
Review page 51.
(1974, PG) (S) ***


Director: Peter Collinson
Hugh Lombard: Oliver Reed
Judge Cannon: Richard Attenborough
Vera Clyde: Elke Sommer
Michel Raven: Charles Aznavour
Dr Armstrong: Herbert Lorn
Voice on tape recorder: Orson Welles


With Kim Wilde , REM, Bucks Fizz and Donny Osmond.
Shown last Wednesday (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/totp
I Love Top of the Pops is at 9.15pm


Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Donny Osmond.

: Snooker

Live coverage from York of the third round of the UK championship. John Higgins begins the defence of his title, while former champions Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White are also in action. Introduced by Hazel Irvine , with Steve Davis and John Parrott. Commentary by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor and Willie Thome.
Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry (S) (W)


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Jimmy White
Introduced By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott.
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: Willie Thome.
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: What the Papers Say

The Observer's Andrew Rawnsley looks at the week's press. DirectorCharlesKitchen;ProducerChristineRuth (S) (W)


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Private Life of a Masterpiece: The Scream

First of two films on the stories behind famous artworks.
This documentary traces the eventful existence of Edvard Munch's notorious piece, from its late-19th-century origins to its present-day significance. A disturbing image of an androgynous screaming figure, the work has nonetheless become one of the world's most familiar and reproduced pictures. Artist Tracey Emin is among those who testify to its continuing power.
Director Ceri Sherlock; Producer Judith Winnan (S) (W)
BBC BOOK: The Private Life of a Masterpiece, by Monica Bohm-Duchen, is available in hardback from retailers, price £24.99 Creating modern icons: page 22


Unknown: Edvard Munch
Artist: Tracey Emin
Director: Ceri Sherlock
Producer: Judith Winnan
Unknown: Monica Bohm-Duchen

: The Lesley Garrett Show

The Doncaster diva explores the musical heritage of the Spanish city of Seville, encompassing exotic Moorish sounds, traditional Hispanic rhythms and the vast number of operas set in its dark side streets. Guests include violinist Maxim Vengerova and flamenco heart-throb Joaquin Cortes , with music from Bizet, Verdi and Sorozabal.
Directors Rupert Edwards and Robin Lough
Producers Emma Cornish and Fiona Morris (S) (W)


Violinist: Maxim Vengerova
Unknown: Joaquin Cortes
Directors: Rupert Edwards
Directors: Robin Lough
Producers: Emma Cornish
Producers: Fiona Morris

: I Love Top of the Pops

An evening devoted to the famous pop-music show, introduced by former host Jimmy Savile. Ends 11.40pm.
Top of the Pops: the True Story Jamie Theakston examines the history of a series first broadcast in 1964. As well as backstage footage and archive performances, there are interviews with past hosts Jimmy Savile, Tony Blackburn, John Peel and Kid Jensen, and artists including Robin Gibb, Keith Richards, Debbie Harry, Noddy Holder, the Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Damon Albarn and Robbie Williams. Producers Elliot Johnson and Jeff Simpson (R) (S) (W)
10.15 Smashle and Nicey's Top of the Pops Party: Comedians Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield assume their DJ alter egos and look at three "poptastic" decades of fashion and music. Producer Jon Plowman (R) (S)
11.05 Pan's People: Digging the Dancing Queens: A light-hearted look at the six dancers who attracted so many male viewers to the show during the seventies with their literal and often provocative interpretations of chart hits.
Producer Paul Smith (R) (S)
I Love Top of the Pops - Producers Stephen McGinn and Mike Wiseman
Executive producer Alan Brown
Videoplus number for 9.15-1140pm (non PDC)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile.
Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Interviewee: Jimmy Savile
Interviewee: Kid Jensen
Interviewee: Robin Gibb
Interviewee: Keith Richards
Interviewee: Debbie Harry
Interviewee: Noddy Holder
Interviewee: Damon Albarn
Interviewee: Robbie Williams.
Producer (Top of the Pops The True Story): Elliot Johnson
Producer (Top of the Pops The True Story): Jeff Simpson
Comedian: Harry Enfield
Comedian: Paul Whitehouse
Producer (Smashie and Nicey): Jon Plowman
Producer (Pan's People): Paul Smith
Producer (I Love Top of the Pops): Stephen McGinn
Producer (I Love Top of the Pops): Mike Wiseman
Executive Producer (I Love Top of the Pops): Alan Brown

: Snooker

Ex-world champions Steve Davis and John Parrott present the closing frames from today's matches. (S) <w)


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott

: The New Age **

Satire. Literary agent
Peter Witner impulsively quits his job without consulting his wife, who is also heading for bankruptcy. As their yuppy life crumbles, the Witners decide to risk all on a joint venture - a select fashion boutique. Review page 51.
Director Michael Tolkin (1994, 18) (S)


Unknown: Peter Witner
Director: Michael Tolkin
Peter Witner: Peter Weller
Katherine Witner: Judy Davis
Jean Levy: Patrick Bauchau
Sarah Friedberg: Rachel Rosenthal
Jeff Winter: Adam West
Dale Deveaux: Samuel L Jackson

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone Secondary Schools 3.00 As Guru Biology 1 (S)

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