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: Weekend 24

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: News

: Hardtalk

Tim Sebastian analyses more major news stories.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: Clive Anderson's Conspiracies: Disasters

Did politicians influence the Oklahoma bomb, the Waco siege and the TWA 800 disaster? Arst shown on BBC Choice

: Saturday Kitchen Live

Viewers vote for their brunch favourite as chef Curtis Stone joins Greg Wallace for the interactive cookery show. In the archive slot, Gary Rhodes prepares the perfect English breakfast. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Curtis Stone
Unknown: Greg Wallace
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered about Ice Cream?

How a Victorian cook introduced "fancy ices" to the middle classes in 1894.

: See Hear

A report on the Bat-Kol dance group from Israel, introduced by Julian Peedle-Calloo . With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday at 3.40am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear


Introduced By: Julian Peedle-Calloo

: Big Screen Britain

Ben Fogle explores the Lake District, the setting for a dramatisation of the children's novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. Homework helper: page 34


Unknown: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Arthur Ransome.

: Six Nations Grandstand

Italy v Wales Live coverage from Rome's Stadio Flaminio on the opening day of the rugby union tournament (kickoff 1.30).
Wales's 44-20 victory in Cardiff last season proved to be the only triumph of their campaign. Introduced by Steve Rider and John Inverdale , with commentary by Gareth Chartes and JJ Williams.
Continues on BBC1 at
2.20pm. Coverage of England v France begins at 3.30pm. TV presentation Malcolm Kemp
Editor Carl Hicks The Six Nations - back on the BBC: p32


Unknown: Stadio Flaminio
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: John Inverdale
Commentary By: Gareth Chartes
Unknown: Malcolm Kemp
Editor: Carl Hicks

: Racing

Clare Balding presents a three-race card from Ascot, with the £100,000 Ascot Chase at 3.45, plus starts at 2.40 and 3.10.
Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore commentate. Producer Gerry Morrison


Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Film 2003 with Jonathan Ross

Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep discuss their roles in The Hours. Shown last Tuesday on BBCI


Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Meryl Streep

: Columbo

Undercover. First in a double bill of Watching the Detectives crime drama. The wily gumshoe searches for a stash of stolen money.

: Capey and Lacey

Cry For Help. In the first of a season of programmes and films highlighting the issue of domestic violence, Mary Beth finds out that a colleague is beating his wife.


Unknown: Mary Beth

: What the Papers Say

Simon Hoggart of The Guardian casts an eye over press coverage of the week's news stories.
Director Jon Woods ; Producer Nick Mattingly


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Director: Jon Woods
Producer: Nick Mattingly

: Flog It!

Experts Thomas Plant and Sheldon Cameron visit Westonsuper-Mare, Somerset, where hopeful vendors offer up their antiques for auction. Presented by Paul Martin.
Series producer Hannah Corneck : Executive producer Mark Hill 76 www.bbc.co.uk/antiques/flogit


Unknown: Sheldon Cameron
Presented By: Paul Martin.
Producer: Hannah Corneck
Producer: Mark Hill

: Essential Poems (to Fall in Love with)

Wild Nights. The erotic intensity of passionate encounters, the tenderness of the "morning after", the anguish of self-reproach and the joyful sound of wedding bells are all evoked as Daisy Goodwin continues to explore various stages of love through poetry. Celebrities including actress Alison Steadman , comedian Bill Bailey and actor Greg Wise recite poems by Shakespeare, Donne and Tennyson that are filmed in the style of mini-dramas. Continues tomorrow at 5.30pm. Series director Helen Simpson ; Series producer Alannah Richardson The poetry doctor: page 37


Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Greg Wise
Director: Helen Simpson
Producer: Alannah Richardson

: The Laurence Olivier Awards

The prestigious annual ceremony honouring the past year's best theatre, hosted by Clive Anderson from
London's Lyceum Theatre. Thespians hoping it will be their night incude Gwyneth Paltrow and Emily Watson , both nominated for best actress, and Simon Russell
Beale and Mark Rylance , who are up against David Tennant and Michael Gambon for best actor. Other categories include best new play and best new musical, while guests presenting awards include Judi Dench , Ian McKellen , Richard Wilson and Lesley Garrett.
Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Howard Brenner


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Emily Watson
Unknown: Simon Russell
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Lesley Garrett.
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Howard Brenner

: Taken

The fifth episode of Steven Spielberg 's sci-fi series.
Maintenance. October 1980: marital loyalties are tested as Jesse's wife questions his sanity. Meanwhile, the family feud between the Crawfords and the Clarkes takes a strange turn following an alien encounter.
Repeated on Friday at 11.35pm Part six follows at 10.55pm on BBC3 www.bbc.co.uk/taken


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Eric Crawford: Andy Powers
Tom Clarke: Ryan Hurst
DrChetWakeman: Matt Frewer
Jesse Keys: Desmond Harrington
Amelia Keys: Julie Ann Emery
Jacob Clarke: Chad Donella
Young Charlie: Devin Douglas Drewitz
Marty Erikson: John Hawkes
Becky Clarke: Chad Morgan

: Live Floor Show

Award-winning stand-up Mike Wilmot and acclaimed
Australian perfomer Steve Hughes guest on the comedy showcase, while soulful sounds come from singer Beverley Knight. Hosted by Dara O'Briain , Matt Blaize and Lucy Porter , with regulars including Al Murray as the Pub Landlord, Craig Hill , mad scientist Dr Presley and the Men in Coats. Director Dominic MacDonald ; Series producer Gary Chippington www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/entertainment/livefloorshow


Unknown: Mike Wilmot
Unknown: Steve Hughes
Singer: Beverley Knight.
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Matt Blaize
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Craig Hill
Director: Dominic MacDonald
Producer: Gary Chippington

: What's Love Got to Do with It

Biographical drama charting the life of singer Tina Turner. Anna Mae Bullock shows a natural ability at an early age for both singing and dancing. She moves from Nutbush to St Louis, where she sees Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm at a club, and discovers that part of his act involves female audience participation. Widescreen. Review page 49.
Director Brian Gibson (1993. 18) Pulling no punches: page 24


Singer: Tina Turner.
Singer: Anna Mae Bullock
Unknown: Ike Turner
Director: Brian Gibson
Tina Turner: Angela Bassett
Ike Turner: Laurence Fishburne
Jackie: Vanessa Bell Calloway
Zelma Bullock: Jenifer Lewis
Alline Bullock: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Darlene: Khandi Alexander
Young Anna Mae: Rae'Ven Kelly

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Exam Revision GCSE Bitesize Revision: Design and Technology 1

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