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: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Chris Eakin and Sian Williams.
Weather update at 8.25.


Presenter: Chris Eakin
Presenter: Sian Williams

: Pole to Pole

Concluding the series rerun.
Bitter End. After five months and 13,000 miles, Michael Palin arrives in Cape Town to embark on the final leg of his journey. But the only ship to Antarctica has no available berths and he realises he will have to bend his own rules.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: BBC Gardener of the Year Final

Another chance to see the final of this year's competition in which six amateur horticulturists design and build a showpiece garden at Birmingham's Botanical Gardens. Presenter Diarmuid Gavin also tests their knowledge of gardening.

(Repeated with sign language on Tuesday at 2.10am)


Presenter: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Patty Kraus
Producer: Jackie Dietrich

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks introduces a special edition featuring three films on deaf history. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 1.25am on BBC1

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko in Outer Space

Sgt Bilko finds an unusual location for a poker game. (BW)

: Wildlife on Two

Wolves in White. Following a family of wolves on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian arctic over two years. The group is unusual for being unafraid of humans, and also for having white fur.

: Since You WentAway ***

Drama, the first of a Saturday Matinée double bill starring Jennifer Jones. The Hiltons are a happy family - until Mr Hilton joins the Second World
War. Suddenly Anne Hilton and her daughters have to deal with the intense loneliness of separation. Review page 47.
Director John Cromwell (1944. U)
(BW) Teach yourself Jennifer Jones : p50


Unknown: Jennifer Jones.
Unknown: Anne Hilton
Director: John Cromwell
Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Anne Hilton: Claudette Colbert
Jane Hilton: Jennifer Jones
Bridget Hilton: Shirley Temple
Lt Anthony Willett: Joseph Cotten
Colonel Smollett: Monty Woolley

: Duel in the Sun ****

Western, the second of the double bill starring Jennifer Jones. When Pearl Chavez -half American Indian, half white - is sent to live at the ranch of a rich, ruthless senator, she is torn between the senator's two sons. Review page 47.
Directors King Vidor , Josef von Sternberg (1946. PG)


Unknown: Jennifer Jones.
Unknown: Pearl Chavez
Directors: King Vidor
Directors: Josef von Sternberg
Pearl Chavez: Jennifer Jones
Lewt McCanles: Gregory Peck
Jesse McCanles: Joseph Cotten
Senator McCanles: Lionel Barrymore
Laura Belle McCanles: Lillian Gish
Sin Killer: Walter Huston
Narrator: Orson Welles


Fresh performances of seventies hits by the original artists, with Elton John , Roxy Music, the Bee Gees and Status Quo.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Elton John

: What the Papers Say

Joan Smith of the Independent on Sunday looks at how the newspapers have covered this week's events.


Unknown: Joan Smith

: World Darts

Live first-round coverage from the Lakeside Country Club of the 25th World Professional Darts championships.
The defending champion, England's John Walton , faces a potentially tricky initial match against compatriot
Andy Fordham , who has been a semi-finalist on four occasions. The first day's play also includes the much-anticipated clash between twice-champion Raymond van Barneveld of the Netherlands, who won the World Masters at the same venue last month, and Bobby George , who has twice been runner-up in the competition and who has always been a firm favourite with the crowd. Presented by Ray Stubbs and Mark Pougatch. Commentary by Tony Green and John Part. Editor Ron Chakraborty ; Executive producer Malcolm Kemp


Unknown: John Walton
Unknown: Andy Fordham
Unknown: Raymond van Barneveld
Unknown: Bobby George
Presented By: Ray Stubbs
Presented By: Mark Pougatch.
Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: John Part.
Editor: Ron Chakraborty
Producer: Malcolm Kemp

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

An episode from the comedy first shown in March 1973. Boys' Night In. To Terry's total horror, Bob spurns the traditional wedding-eve drunken revelry and insists instead on having a quiet night in. But a combination of whisky, sleeping pills and nerve-settling tranquillisers mean that both men get more than they had bargained for.
Written by Dick Clement. Ian La Frenais ; Producer James Gilbert


Written By: Dick Clement.
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Producer: James Gilbert
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Policeman: Michael Stainton
Police sergeant: Robert Gillespie

: Taste

First of a new four-part series in which Laurence Llewellyn -Bowen looks at the history of interior design in Britain. Getting to the Point. Llewelyn-Bowen looks back to medieval England to discover the source of the Arts and Crafts movement and the designs of William Morris.
Moving on to Doncaster, South Yorkshire, he discovers an extraordinary home carved out of a church, and visits a fantasy Gothic village in London's Highgate.
Director Flavia Rittner ; Series producer Mary Downes


Unknown: Laurence Llewellyn
Unknown: William Morris.
Director: Flavia Rittner
Producer: Mary Downes

: Once upon a Time in the West ★★★★★

Sergio Leone 's acclaimed spaghetti western. A cold-blooded killer is hired to ensure the progress of the railroad. Standing in its way is recently widowed Jill McBain , whose property has a water supply that is vital for the success of the venture. Widescreen. Review page 47.


Unknown: Sergio Leone
Unknown: Jill McBain
Frank: Henry Fonda
Jill McBain: Claudia Cardinale
Cheyenne: Jason Robards
Harmonica: Charles Bronson
Brett McBain: Frank Wolff
Morton: Gabriele Ferzetti
Sheriff: Keenan Wynn
Sam: Paolo Stoppa
Wobbles: Marco Zuanelli
Barman: Lionel Stander
Knuckles: Jack Elam
Stony: Woody Strode

: World Darts

First-round highlights from the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey, of today's world-championships action. Presented by Ray Stubbs.


Presented By: Ray Stubbs.

: Leaving Normal

Comedy drama. Having just run out on her second failed marriage, the still-optimistic Marianne Johnson finds herself at the edge of the small town of Normal, Wyoming. A chance encounter links her up with cynical cocktail waitress Darly Peters , and the two decide to travel to Alaska in search of a new life. Review page 47. (1992, 15) ***


Director: Edward Zwick
Darly: Christine Lahti
Marianne: Meg Tilly
66: Patrika Darbo
Harry: Lenny von Dohlen
Leon: Maury Chaykin
Kurt: Brett Cullen
Walt: James Gammon
Emily: Eve Gordon

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Exam Revision 3.00 English 1 Macbeth-the first of six bitesize revisions preparing for Key Stage 3 English tests.

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