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: Weekend 24

News with Bill Turnbull and Kate Sanderson.
9.00 News


Unknown: Bill Turnbull
Unknown: Kate Sanderson.

: Hardtalk

Personalities and the public in the news.

: Simpson's World

John Simpson presents a new series as people at the heart of world events join him in analysis and reflection.


Unknown: John Simpson

: Saturday Kitchen

Guest chef Carmelita Caruana prepares a three-course meal with a Sicilian flavour: pasta with peas, ham, ricotta and saffron, aubergines cooked with meat or vegetables, and lemon and almond puddings.
From the archives, the Two Fat Ladies cook for barristers in London and, in Fruits of the Sea, Rick Stein visits a local carnival in Padstow, Cornwall.
Presented by Gregg Wallace.
Director Charlotte Harris
Series producer Sara Kozak www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Carmelita Caruana
Unknown: Rick Stein
Presented By: Gregg Wallace
Director: Charlotte Harris
Producer: Sara Kozak

: Pole to Pole

Cold Start. Michael Palin 's eight-part series following his travels from the North to the South Pole begins with a journey to the gates of Russia. Palin interviews Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle, and meets a hermit trapper, a Norwegian lighthouse keeper and a Finnish MP on the way. Pole to Pole double video, £15.99; spoken word four-cassette set £13.99; book £10.99 from www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Trade Secrets

Explorers talks about their obessession.

: Talking Movies

Vin Diesel , Jennifer Ehle and The Sixth Sense director
M Night Shyamalan are among personalities in the first of a new series. Plus a review of the new Clint Eastwood movie, Blood Work. Tom Brook and his team report from Hollywood.


Unknown: Vin Diesel
Unknown: Jennifer Ehle
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Tom Brook

: Columbo

The first of three consecutive episodes this afternoon of popular detective series.
Murder, Smoke and Shadows Is a deadly director behind a killing at a Hollywood studio?
Peter Falk plays the dishevelled Lt ColUmbO.


Unknown: Peter Falk

: Quincy

The Death Challenge. Death is masked by an ill-fated illusion when a world famous magician comes out of retirement. Jack Klugman plays the medical examiner.


Unknown: Jack Klugman

: Perry Mason

The Case of the Murdered
Madam. A beautiful publicist with a shady past is murdered. Raymond Burr , Barbara Hale and William Katt star in this feature-length episode from 1987.


Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: William Katt

: Rugby Sevens

Live from Twickenham as the Middlesex Charity Sevens tournament reaches its climax.
With Steve Rider.


Unknown: Steve Rider.

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Cliffhanger. Frank's got a job, but a cliff-top picnic means trouble isn't far away in the first of the second series.
Written by Raymond Allen : Producer Michael Mills


Written By: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills

: Carmen from Glyndebourne

Love, jealousy, passion and murder inform one of the world's most popular operas, written by Georges Bizet .
Anne Sofie von Otter , the Swedish mezzo-soprano, takes the title role for the first time in Scottish director
David McVicar 's new production from the Glyndebourne Festival. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Philippe Jordan , is led by Pieter Schoeman. The Glyndebourne Chorus is led byTecwyn Evans , and the choreography is by Andrew George.
Home Front in the Garden presenter Diarmuid Gavin will be conducting a guided tour around the famous Glyndebourne gardens during the interval, and the programme is presented by James Naughtie.
Director Sue Judd ; Executive producer Peter Maniura www.bbc.co.uk/music/classical/
Opera's newest hot ticket: page 34
Subsequent programmes may run late


Written By: Georges Bizet
Written By: Anne Sofie von Otter
Director: David McVicar
Unknown: Philippe Jordan
Unknown: Pieter Schoeman.
Unknown: Tecwyn Evans
Unknown: Andrew George.
Presenter: Diarmuid Gavin
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Director: Sue Judd
Producer: Peter Maniura
Carmen: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Don Jose: Marcus Haddock (tenor)
Micaela: Lisa Milne (soprano)
Escamillo: Laurent Naouri (baritone)
Frasquita: Mary Hegarty (soprano)
Mercedes: Christine Rice (soprano)
Zuniga: Jonathan Best (bass-Baritone)
Le Dancaire: Quentin Hayes (baritone)
Le Remendado: Colin Judson (tenor)
Morales: Hans Voschezang (baritone)
Le Guide: Franck Lopez (baritone)
Lillas Pastia: Anthony Wise

: Porridge

Heartbreak Hotel. Does the prison visiting room hold hope for a worried father and a lovelom first offender? Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Return from the River Kwai **

Second World War adventure. In 1945, the Japanese decide to move a party of Allied PoWs to Japan from the infamous River Kwai. However, an American pilot joins forces with a British commando to try to halt a train carrying the prisoners to Saigon. Review page 41.
Director Andrew V McLaglen (1988, 15)


Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Benford: Edward Fox
Colonel Grayson: Denholm Elliott
Crawford: Chris Penn
Tanaka: George Takei
Miller: Timothy Bottoms
Perry: Richard Graham
Hunt: Nick Tate
Harada: Tatsuya Nakadai

: 24

A chance to catch up with the penultimate episode of the US thriller. The final episode is tomorrow at 10pm.
10-llpm. Jack is ordered to contact Senator Palmerto free the frozen assets. David and Patty finally get together, while Nina and Tony believe they're close to finding a mole.
Shown last Sunday 24 Heaven is on BBC Choice tomorrow at 9pm


Jack Bauer: Kiefer Sutherland
Teri Bauer: Leslie Hope
Kimberly Bauer: Elisha Cuthbert
David Palmer: Dennis Haysbert
Nina Myers: Sarah Clarke
Tony Almeida: Carlos Bernard
Sherry Palmer: Penny Johnson Jerald
Andre Drazen: Zeljko Ivanek
Victor Drazen: Dennis Hopper
George Mason: Xander Berkeley
Mike Novick: Jude Ciccolella
Patty Brooks: Tanya Wright

: Hard Eight ***

Crime drama from the director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia. After an unsuccessful attempt at improving his fortunes in Las Vegas, John is approached by Sydney, a professional gambler who seems to see promise in the young man. Widescreen. Review page 41.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson (1996.18)


Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Sydney: Philip Baker Hall
John: John Creilly
Clementine: Gwyneth Paltrow
Jimmy: Samuel L Jackson
Hostage: F William Parker
Young craps player: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Waitress: Wynn White

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone Special Education Hands Up! Signed Words and Pictures: Ages 9-11 - another selection of signed stories.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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