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
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
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.
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.
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
von Otter (mezzo)
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)
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
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)
Young craps player:
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