News roundup, with Bill Turnbull and Julie Etchingham. Weather update at 8.25. (W)
Biographical drama about a nurse whose pioneering treatment of polio led her into conflict with the medical establishment. Review page 53.
Director Dudley Nichols (1946)
Clara Ratcliffe presents the monthly news update for deaf people. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Tuesday at 1.40am on BBC1 (W)
A 20th-anniversary special edition that features three possible television series for the future, including Switch, a contemporary drama set in London, with Umesh Valjee , Bora Tukenmez and Ramon Woolfe. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Tuesday at 12.55am on BBC1 (W) (W)
Patrick Moore , David Hughes and Mark Kidger compare notes on the Star of Bethlehem.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 (S)
The Cool Cave Man. Intrepid
Troy Tempest tries to prevent a radiation leak. (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult
When the Fish Come In. How the Eulachon fish of Alaska brave predators to travel up riverto spawn. Narrated by David Attenborough. (R) (S)
Spy drama, the first of today's Saturday Matinée films. Singer Lili Smith is the darling of British forces during the Rrst World War - -little do they know she is also a spy for the Germans. Review page 53.
Director Blake Edwards (1970, U)
Kurt von Ruger:
Black comedy concluding today's Saturday Matinée double bill. Europe, 1906: the Assassination Bureau is a secret society that kills only people who deserve it. Then a woman puts out a contract - for the head of the bureau.
Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director Basil Dearden (1969)
With Eva Cassidy, plus Nick Cave duetting with Kylie Minogue.
Shown last Wednesday (S) WEBSITE: [web address removed]
Live coverage from the Barbican Centre in York as the second semi-final gets underway. The match is played over the best of 17 frames and the difference between winning and losing is nearly £27, 000.
At this stage last year, John Higgins emerged triumphant against Scottish compatriot Stephen Hendry by 9-4, while Welshman Mark Williams ousted England's
Ronnie O'Sullivan by the same score. Presented by Hazel Irvine , with expert analysis from Steve Davis and John Parrott.
Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry (S) (W)
Ed Doxx of The Express looks at how the newspapers have covered this week's major events.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Producer Christine Ruth (S) (W)
Second of two films on the stories behind famous artworks.
Michelangelo's David. It is one of art's most noted pieces, but it took failures by two sculptors before Michelangelo Buonarroti completed the work in the early 16th century. This documentary reveals the techniques Michelangelo used to re-create the human body so accurately on such a vast scale, and how contrasting interpretations view it as a symbol of either military might or of freedom.
Producer Paul Islwyn Thomas ; Executive producer Jeremy Bugler (S) (W) BBC BOOK: The Private Life of Masterpiece, by Monica Bohm-Duchen . is available in hardback from retailers, price 124.99
Matters of the heart have inspired countless composers and helped to forge many a famous love song. The nature of love is celebrated tonight by Garrett with memorable melodies from the likes of Leonard Bernstein and Andrew
Lloyd Webber , including her rendition of / Don't Know
How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar. She also teams up with Julius Drake for a performance of Benjamin Britten 's Funeral Blues. Guests include tenor Marcelo
Alvarez and stars from the West End theatre,
Alison Moyet , Issy van Randwyck and Josie Lawrence. Directors Rupert Edwards and Robin Lough
Producers Emma Cornish and Fiona Morris (S) (W)
Hazel Irvine and former world champions Steve Davis and John Parrot introduce live action from the concluding session of the second semi-final. Commentary by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne.
Coverage of the final starts tomorrow at 2.10pm. (S) (W)
Drama. When the father of Chicago lawyer Ann Talbot is accused of atrocities committed during the Second World War, she decides to defend him. She is determined to prove his innocence, but her investigations uncover disturbing evidence. Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director Costa-Gavras (1989, 15) (S) (W)
Judge Erwin Silver:
Allegorical drama. A student of revolution, Mick Travers is a rebellious sixth former at an authoritarian English public school where he and his friends are seen as a subversive element by the teachers and "whips". Then a particularly brutal caning triggers a violent showdown. Review page 53.
Directors Lindsay Anderson (1968. 15) (BW and Colour) (S)