Showing in tribute to the comedy king, who died in July, the story of his passage from childhood in south London to vaudeville stardom, performing comedy for US troops and making over 50 movies. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Hope's My Favorite
Blonde follows. (S)
Saturday Matinee comedy starring the late Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. During the Second World War, a beautiful English spy on the run from the Nazis teams up in New York with a wisecracking vaudeville performer. Accompanied by performing penguin Percy, the pair are pursued across the country. Review page 43.
Director Sidney Lanfield (1942)
(BW) (S) Bob Hope at 100, Tuesday 10.35pm BBC1
**** Saturday Matinée war drama. Lt Harry Brubaker is called up to fly jets during
America's conflict in Korea. Soon, he is assigned to a dangerous mission to bomb five strategically important bridges. Review page 43.
Director Mark Robson (1954, U)
Lt Harry Brubaker:
Rear Adml George Tarrant:
Commander Wayne Lee:
For ten months in 1916, fighting around the heavily fortified town of Verdun in north-eastern France continued almost non-stop. Exemplifying the war of attrition pursued by both sides, Verdun was the longest battle of the First World War and has gone down as one of the bloodiest and costliest military encounters in history. The tragic story is told by Sir Michael Redgrave in episode 11 of the landmark series.
(BW) (R) (S)
BBC DVD: The Great War and The World at War DVD Collection - featuring both complete series on 17 discs - Â£169.99 from [web address removed]
Stephanie Hughes presents tonight's promenade concert from London's Royal Albert Hall , where the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are making their annual visit.
Yan Pascal Tortelier guest- conducts as the ensemble performs two major works by composers whose music is being celebrated in 2003. First on the programme is an early work from Messiaen, the "symphonic meditation" Les
Offrandes Oubliées. The Byronic concerto Harold in Italy by Berlioz - whose bicentenary is this year - follows, with viola soloist Lawrence Power. The evening climaxes with Prokofiev's rousing Symphony No 5 in B flat major, a work he composed nine years before his death in 1953. In the interval Stephanie Hughes is joined by special guests. The concert is also broadcast on Radio 3.
Director David Stevens : Series editor Oliver Macfarlane (S) (W) BBCi: interactive features available to digital viewers via the handset
Tara FitzGerald and Rupert Graves star as this 1996 Anne Bronte dramatisation, originally shown in three parts, receives a second airing to coincide with BBCl's Bronte biography. Helen Graham escapes from her debauched husband and, with her young son in tow, moves into the desolate Wildfell Hall. She is courted by Gilbert Markham - but is he still in love with another woman? Concludes next Saturday.
Dramatised by David Nokes and Janet Barron
Producer Suzanne Harrison : Director Mike Barker (R) (S) In Search of the Brontes concludes on BBC1 tomorrow at 7pm
Arthur (aged five):
John Sergeant hosts the satirical quiz, with Ian Hislop and Paul Mertonjoined by Germaine Greer and Lorraine Kelly. Director Paul Wheeler ; Series producer Nick Martin (R) (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: The Very Best of Have I Got News for You. highlights from 1990 to 2002 - DVD £19.99, video £15.99 from www.bbcshop.com
Another chance to see the 22nd and penultimate episodes of the thriller, ahead of its climax tomorrow at 10pm.
5.00am-6.00am. Trying to verify the Cyprus recording, Jack comes face to face with two key players. (R) (S) (W)
12.15AM 6.00am-7.00am. When Jack's plans fail, he turns to Sherry Palmer for help. shown last Sunday (S) (W)
Sweeney star Dennis Waterman recalls the year's pop-cultural touchstones, including the Bay City Rollers, Jaws and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Director Liz Molyneux ; Producer Alan Brown Postponed from last Saturday
(Revised rpt) (S) (W) www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove
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