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: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Darren Jordon , Sian Williams. Weather update at 8.25.


Unknown: Darren Jordon
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: The Cat from Outer Space

Disney comedy. An alien cat with special powers crash-lands on Earth and attracts the unwanted attention of the army as well as a gang of crooks. Review page 49. Director Norman Tokar (1978, U) **


Director: Norman Tokar

: Looking Good Tricks

More expert health, beauty and makeover tips.

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks introduces the second and concluding part of a Swedish view on the lives of deaf people in the US. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 3am on BBC1

: Home Front Tricks

More interior-design tips from the experts.

: Watership Down

Animated screen version of Richard Adams's bestselling novel, featuring the voices of John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson and Roy Kinnear. When Fiver, a young buck rabbit, has a frightening vision of destruction, a group steals away to find a safer home.
Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Martin Rosen (1978, U)


Unknown: Richard Adams
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Director: Martin Rosen

: A Change of Heart

Drama based on a true story.
When his wife dies, Keith Lussier is told that he can't keep the foster child they hoped to adopt. But he opts to fight for custody. Review page 49.
Director Alan Metzger (1998)


Unknown: Keith Lussier
Director: Alan Metzger
Keith Lussier: Andrew McCarthy
Edna Humphreys: Michael Learned
Kim Lussier: Teri Polo
Donna Minkowitz: Shirley Knight

: Downhill Racer ****

Saturday Matinée action drama. When a skier is hurt in a fall, ambitious
David Chappellet gains a place on the US Olympic team. Despite hostility from his father and emotional entanglements,
Chappellet is willing to gamble his life to attain his goal.
Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Michael Ritchie (1969. PG)


Unknown: David Chappellet
Director: Michael Ritchie
David Chappellet: Robert Redford
Eugene Claire: Gene Hackman
Carole Stahl: Camilla Sparv
Tommy Erb: Joe Jay Jalbert
D K Bryan: Timothy Kirk
Mayo: Dabney Coleman


With Chesney Hawkes , Robert Palmer , Sade, Paul Young , Inxs and Britney Spears, plus new American band Nickel Creek.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Chesney Hawkes
Unknown: Robert Palmer
Unknown: Paul Young

: World Indoor Bowls

Live coverage from Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk of the singles semi-finals. Eventual champion Paul Foster defeated fellow Scot Alex Marshall 7-6, 1-7, 7-5, 7-5 to book his place in the final at this stage last year. Commentary from David Rhys Jones and David Corkill.
Editor Gerard Lane


Unknown: Paul Foster
Unknown: Alex Marshall
Unknown: David Rhys
Unknown: David Corkill
Editor: Gerard Lane

: What the Papers Say

Jane Moore of The Sun reviews the week's press.
Director Charles Kitchen ; Producer Christine Ruth


Unknown: Jane Moore
Director: Charles Kitchen
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Masterworks

The stories behind some of the greatest orchestral works of the 20th century are explored in this new four-part series. La Mer. Michael Berkeley reveals the infidelity and scandal lying beneath Claude Debussy 's vivid evocation of the sea, La Mer. With contributions from pianist
Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Oscar-winning film composer Anne Dudley , with the voice of Robert Lindsay as Debussy.
Directors Andy King-Dabbs and Peter Maniura Behind the music: page 22


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Claude Debussy
Pianist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Anne Dudley
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Directors: Andy King-Dabbs
Directors: Peter Maniura

: Taste

Third of a four-part series in which Laurence Llewelyn -Bowen explores the history of interior design in Britain.
A Touch of Class. Llewelyn-Bowen looks at the influence of classical Rome and Greece on decorating, examining how dado rails, pediments and plaster-ceiling decorations have become familiar aspects of contemporary British interior design. He also examines the influence of figures such as Josiah Wedgwood , Robert Adam and William Kent. Director Tim Robinson ; Series producer Mary Downes


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn
Unknown: Josiah Wedgwood
Unknown: Robert Adam
Unknown: William Kent.
Director: Tim Robinson
Producer: Mary Downes

: Love the Two Ronnies

Radio 1 DJs Mark and Lard introduce a tribute to British comedy favourites The Two Ronnies. Ends 10.40pm.
A Perfect Two Ronnies Show Celebrities including David Frost , Michael Palin , John Cleese , Bill Cotton , Leslie Ash , Rhona Cameron , Patricia Routledge and the League of Gentlemen choose their favourite Two Ronnies sketch.
Producer Ben Kellett
9.50 The Long and Short of It Barry Cryer chairs a discussion tracing the Two Ronnies story from conception to the present day. Accompanied by archive clips, the much-loved duo themselves - Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett - share their memories, along with many of the show's writers.
Director/Producer Ben Kellett ; Love the Two Ronnies - Director Kerry Brierley ; Executive producer Alan Brown BBC DVD: The Very Best of The TwoRonnies, price £12.99


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Leslie Ash
Unknown: Rhona Cameron
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Ben Kellett
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Producer: Ben Kellett
Director: Kerry Brierley
Producer: Alan Brown

: Porridge

The Hustler. In an episode first shown in 1974, Fletcher finds that honour among thieves is in very short supply.
Written by Dick Clement , Ian La Frenais ; Producer Sydney Lotterby BBC DVD: Porridge, complete first series, price £12.99


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Football - African Cup of Nations

Highlights from Bamako in Mali of the opening game of the 2002 African Cup of Nations. The tournament hosts get the 17th biennial tournament under way with a Group A match against the unpredictable Liberians. Presented by Garth Crooks. Commentary by Steve Wilson.
Producer Emma Josling ; Editor Andrew Clement


Presented By: Garth Crooks.
Commentary By: Steve Wilson.
Producer: Emma Josling
Editor: Andrew Clement

: Ice Skating

The European Figure Skating championships end with the conclusion of the ladies' singles section. Introduced by Sue Barker. Barry Davies and Robin Cousins commentate. Producers Julie Griffiths and Belinda Rogerson


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Producers: Julie Griffiths
Producers: Belinda Rogerson

: World Indoor Bowls

Highlights from Hopton-on-Sea,
Norfolk, of today's semi-final action. Coverage of the final is in Sunday Grandstand from 3pm. <w)

: The Killers

Classic film noir. Ole "Swede"
Anderson waits in a boarding-house room for his death at the hands of two hit men. It's left to insurance investigator Jim Reardon to uncover the dead man's story. Review page 49.
Director Robert Siodmak (1946. PG) (BW)


Unknown: Jim Reardon
Director: Robert Siodmak
Ole: Burt Lancaster
Pete Lunn: Burt Lancaster
Kitty Collins: Ava Gardner
Jim Reardon: Edmond O'Brien
Big Jim Colfax: Albert Dekker
Lt Sam Lubinsky: Sam Levene
Packy Robinson: Charles D Brown
Kenyon: Donald MacBride
Nick Adams: Phil Brown

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Exam Revision Maths 2 - help with GCSE Maths.

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