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: Weekend 24

Hosted by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield.


Unknown: Bill Turnbull
Unknown: Jules Botfield.

: Wimbledon's Greatest Hits

1977. In the championships' centenary year, Virginia Wade wins the ladies' title, Borg defeats Connors in the men's event, while David Soul is in the charts with Don't Give up on Us. Coverage of this year's tournament begins on Monday at 12 noon.
Highlights from 1985 are on Friday at


Unknown: David Soul

: Saturday Kitchen

Chef Antonio Carluccio cooks lamb in egg and lemon sauce, and Sardinian sausage pasta for today's presenter Antony Worrall Thompson.
In the archive section,
Gary Rhodes serves up an alternative Sunday lunch, while Rick Stein 's 's Seafood Lovers '
Guide continues its run. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft BBCi: special features via the handset, or www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Presenter: Antony Worrall Thompson.
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered About... Food?

Alan Coxon and Kathy Sykes explore the history of chocolate and examine how it came to be the object of a countrywide obsession.


Unknown: Alan Coxon
Unknown: Kathy Sykes

: See Hear

In the monthly arts edition, the winner of the See Hear new scriptwriters competition is announced. Plus the 81-year-old man with an unusual art collection. With sign language, voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday at 2.25am on BBCI www.bbc.co.uk/seehear

: Thunderbirds

End of the Road. Construction work on a mountain-range road is dangerously hampered by a landslide. Followed by Witness

: Ben-Hur

Oscar-winning epic drama set at the time of Christ, showing as this week's Saturday
Matinée. Wealthy prince Judah Ben-Hur sets himself up against the tyranny of his Roman masters. He's separated from his family, and is condemned to almost certain death as a galley slave by childhood friend Messala. But Ben-Hur and Messala are destined to meet again.
Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director William Wyler (1959, PG)


Unknown: Judah Ben-Hur
Director: William Wyler
Judah Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston
Messala: Stephen Boyd
Esther: Haya Harareet
Quintus Arrius: Jack Hawkins
Sheik llderim: Hugh Griffith
Miriam: Martha Scott
Tirzah: Cathy O'Donnell
Pontius Pilate: Frank Thring
Simonides: Sam Jaffe

: Athletics

Continued live coverage of the eight-nation European Cup from Florence, including the men's 5,000m and both the women's and men's 4xl00m. Presented by Roger Black. The action continues tomorrow at
2.20pm in Sunday Grandstand. Executive producer Martin Webster
Editor Michael Cole


Presented By: Roger Black.
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Michael Cole

: What the Victorians Did for Us

Rat Race. Adam Hart-Davis looks at how steam power stepped up the tempo of life and created the " rat race".
Producers Annabel Gllllngs and Prim Bath (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producers: Annabel Gllllngs

: The Great War: Please God Send Us Victory

By Christmas 1914, the bloody impasse in the trench lines on the Western Front saw Lord Kitchener looking elsewhere for victory. In an attempt to seize control of strategic Turkey, a British naval expedition advanced on the Dardanelles strait, and Allied troops landed at Gallipoli with the aim of taking Constantinople. However, as episode nine of the landmark series recounts, events did not go according to plan and, after 37 weeks, soldiers were evacuated from the beaches.
(Postponed from 7 June)
(Episode 11 follows on BBC4 at 7pm)

RT Shop: book The Great War, £10.99 (usually £12.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)


Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Attack on the Iron Coast

Second World War drama. Major James Wilson plans a daring raid to destroy a heavily guarded German naval installation on the French coast. But the chances of any commandos returning from the mission are slim. Review page 53.
Director Paul Wendkos (1968. U)


Director: Paul Wendkos
Maj James Wilson: Lloyd Bridges
Capt Owen Franklin: Andrew Kelr
Sue Wilson: Sue Lloyd
Lt Com Donald Kimberley: Mark Eden
Lt Forrester: Glyn Owen
Sir Frederick Grafton: Maurice Denham
Lt Graham: Howard Pays
Capt Strasser: George Mikell
Lt Smythe: Simon Prebble

: Wellington: the Iron Duke

Another chance to see the three-part series from last year chronicling the life of military hero the Duke of Wellington. The Makingofa Man. In the first episode, historian
Richard Holmes discovers what turned a shy boy from Ireland into one of Britain's most revered generals.
Producer Rachel Bell ; Executive producer Mark Fielder


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Rachel Bell
Producer: Mark Fielder

: Shakespeare In Love

Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Will Shakespeare's career is in crisis: his money is running out and he's suffering from writer's block. Then he meets beautiful aristocrat
Viola De Lesseps and his life - and the world of English literature - will never be the same again. Widescreen.
Director John Madden (1998.15) Film of the Week: page 47


Viola: De Lesseps
Director: John Madden
Viola De Lesseps: Gwyneth Paltrow
Will Shakespeare: Joseph Flennes
Lord Wessex: Colin Firth
Philip Henslowe: Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Hugh Fennyman: Tom Wilkinson
Ned Alleyn: Ben Affleck
Tilney, Master of the Revels: Simon Callow
Ralph Bashford: Jim Carter
Richard Burbage: Martin Clunes
Nurse: Imelda Staunton
Christopher Marlowe: Rupert Everett

: Early Doors

Will policemen Nige and Phil be joining the boys from the Grapes on a day out at the races? And will the fag-end-in-the-urinal mystery finally be solved? Last in the series.
Written by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey ; Director Adrian Shergoid ; Producers
Lucy Ansbro and John Rushton Shown last Monday


Written By: Craig Cash
Written By: Phil Mealey
Director: Adrian Shergoid
Producers: Lucy Ansbro
Producers: John Rushton

: I Love 1972

In the third of a re-run of the series showcasing the 1970s, David Cassidy looks back at the year in which he battled with rival Donny Osmond to become the number-one teen idol and Magpie offered a trendier alternative to Blue Peter.
Director Marina Warsama ; Series producer Alan Brown


Unknown: David Cassidy
Unknown: Donny Osmond
Director: Marina Warsama
Producer: Alan Brown

: Destiny Turns on the Radio *

Comedy fantasy starring Dylan McDermott. Escaped convict Julian returns to Las Vegas in search of stolen ioot, but events have taken a dramatic turn. Widescreen. Review page 54. Director Jack Baran (1995.15)


Unknown: Dylan McDermott.
Director: Jack Baran

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
5to7s 3.00 Literacy- Starship English -preparation in the skills required forthe National Test. plus a selection from Words and Pictures and Poems for Schools.

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