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: Weekend 24

With Michael Peschardt and Sian Williams , and from 9.00
Louise Minchin.


Unknown: Michael Peschardt
Unknown: Sian Williams
Unknown: Louise Minchin.

: Alnsley's Big Cook Out

On a trip down Mexico way,
Ainsley Harriott samples local cuisine.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Gary Rhodes:Cookery Year

September. Seasonal dishes include chicken saute with sweetcorn a la Française, and mushroom and leek egg-baked potatoes.

: Rick Stein's Food Heroes

En route to completing his journey at John O'Groats , Stein enjoys freshly cooked lobster on Crail harbour. A new series begins in September.


Unknown: John O'Groats

: Kitchen Invaders

Celebrity chefs Ross Burden and James Martin rustle up mouth-watering dishes in the kitchens of two viewers.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: James Martin

: Big Screen Britain

Ben Fogle visits Carnforth station in Lancashire, made famous in the classic 1945 film Brief Encounter. Another episode tomorrow at 11.15am


Unknown: Ben Fogle

: Living Famously

Documenting the career of Peter Sellers , a comic genius whose prolific radio, TV and film output belied a restless, insecure man. Director Rupert Miles ; Series producer Tom Ware Sellers stars in Only Two Can Play, 1.50pm


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Director: Rupert Miles
Producer: Tom Ware

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis examines more Roman innovations.
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Talking Movies

Kevin Costner discusses his new western Open Range, plus a preview of poignant biopic
American Splendor. 9429935i


Unknown: Kevin Costner

: Only Two Can Play

Comedy. In a Welsh town, married librarian John Lewis tries to spice up his life by starting an affair with the wife of the library committee chairman. Review page 47.
Director Sidney Gilliat (1961, PG)


Unknown: John Lewis
Director: Sidney Gilliat
John Lewis: Peter Sellers
Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams: Mai Zetterling
Jean Lewis: Virginia Maskell
Gareth Probert: Richard Attenborough
laeun Jenkins: Kenneth Griffith
Mrs Davies: Maudie Edwards

: Warlock

Saturday matinee Western. When the citizens of Warlock decide to take a stand against a group of hellraising cowboys, their choice of an ageing marshal brings its own problems.
Widescreen. Review page 47.
Director Edward Dmytryk (1959. U)
Dmytryk's Obsession - Wednesday LlOpm


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Johnny Gannon: Richard Widmark
ClayBlaisdell: Henry Fonda
Tom Morgan: Anthony Quinn
Lilly Dollar: Dorothy Malone
Jessie Marlow: Dolores Michaels

: Blenheim Palace:Britain's Best Buildings

Dan Cruickshank explores the Oxfordshire stately home built to commemorate the first
Duke of Marlborough's famous battle victory.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: The Great War: 12: For Gawd's Sake Don't Send Me

Following Lord Kitchener's appeal in 1916, the British Army was reinforced by over two million volunteers. Despite the reservations of General Sir Douglas Haig, the new Commander-in-Chief, many of these new recruits were sent to the scene of Britain's biggest military endeavour - the Battle of the Somme. Episode 12 of the landmark series, narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave. (BW)


Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Film Night at the Proms

A selection of some of the greatest British film music, presented by actor Timothy West, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Rumon Gamba live at London's Royal Albert Hall. Scores from the 1930s and 40s such as Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto, performed by pianist Philip Fowke, and Arthur Bliss's Things to Come contrast with more recent classics - Richard Rodney Bennett's Murder on the Orient Express, Malcolm Arnold's suite for The Belles of St Trinian's, the soundtrack to The Cruel Sea and themes from the Bond movies.
Introduced by Stephanie Hughes who, in the interval, is joined by special guests, including film director Ken Russell and composer Michael Nyman.

The concert is also broadcast on Radio 3. See Radio choice: page 118.
BBCi: interactive features available to digital viewers via the handset
Proms continues Thursday 10.35pm on BBC1 with Sibelius's Violin Concerto


Presenter: Stephanie Hughes
Concert Presenter: Timothy West
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Pianist: Philip Fowke
Guest: Ken Russell
Guest: Michael Nyman
Director: Kris Russman
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Helen Graham and young Arthur must leave Wildfell Hall as this dramatisation of Anne Bronte 's novel, first shown in three parts in November 1996, reaches its conclusion.
Dramatised by David Nokes
Producer Suzan Harrison ; Director Mike Barker


Unknown: Helen Graham
Unknown: Wildfell Hall
Unknown: Anne Bronte
Dramatised By: David Nokes
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Director: Mike Barker
Helen: Tara Fitzgerald
Huntingdon: Rupert Graves
Gilbert Markham: Toby Stephens
Annabella: Beatie Edney
Mrs Markham: Pam Ferris
Reverend Millward: Kenneth Cranham
Eliza Millward: Miranda Pleasence
Rose Markham: Paloma Baeza
Mr Lawrence: James Purefoy
Hattersley: Jonathan Cake
Hargrave: Sean Gallagher
Lowborough: Dominic Rowan
Arthur (aged five): Jackson Leach
Rachel: Sarah Badel
Millicent: Susannah Wise
Jane Wilson: Karen Westwood
Mrs Wilson: Janet Dale
Fergus Markham: Joe Absolom

: Have I Got Old News for You

Anne Robinson hosts the satirical quiz, with captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton joined by the BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson and novelist John O'Farrell.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Series producer Nick Martin 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


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Editor: John Simpson
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Nick Martin

: Dead Ringers

Impish impressions from Kevin Connelly , Phil Cornwell , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Last in the series. Directors Jonathan Gershfield and Pati Marr ; Producer Gareth Edwards
Shown last Monday


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Directors: Jonathan Gershfield
Directors: Pati Marr
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: 24 7.00-8.00am.

Another chance to see the climax to the real-time drama as Jack and Sherry prepare for a final confrontation with oil mogul Peter Kingsley.
Shown last Sunday


Unknown: Peter Kingsley.

: I Love 1976

Muppets star Kermit recalls the year's pop-culture hallmarks, including tennis legend Bjorn Borg and racing drivers Jackie Stewart and James Hunt. Plus a certain group named Abba, who released Dancing Queen. Director Irene McMillan ; Series producer Alan Brown
(Revised rpt) www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove


Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: James Hunt.
Director: Irene McMillan
Producer: Alan Brown

: The Getting of Wisdom

Period drama starring Susannah Fowle and featuring Barry Humphries. Australia 1897: the arrival of strong-willed young Laura at an exclusive Melbourne ladies college causes ripples in the strait-laced, snobbish establishment. Review page 48.
Director Bruce Beresford (1977. PG)


Unknown: Susannah Fowle
Unknown: Barry Humphries.
Director: Bruce Beresford

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/leamingzone
Home Learning Cats' Eyes: Electricity and Light and Sound

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