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: Weekend 24

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Daisy Sampson , and from 9.00 Louise Minchin.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Daisy Sampson
Unknown: Louise Minchin.

: Saturday Kitchen

Stuffed lamb is on the menu in today's interactive show.
Guests Gennaro Contaldo and Merrilees Parkerjoin Antony Worrall Thompson.
From the BBC archives,
Jamie Oliver cooks roast beef for Jamiroquai's Jay Kay and Keith Floyd embarks on a gourmet tour of San Francisco. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft BBCi: special features via handset, or www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Gennaro Contaldo
Unknown: Merrilees Parkerjoin Antony
Unknown: Worrall Thompson.
Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: Jay Kay
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered about Food?

Chef Alan Coxon and scientist Kathy Sykes subject coffee to culinary, scientific and historical analysis in the second of the eight-part series.
www.open2.net RECIPE CARDS: free from [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)


Unknown: Alan Coxon
Unknown: Kathy Sykes

: The Big Steal

Film noir from director Don Siegel , starring
Robert Mitchum. An army officer, framed for a payroll robbery, doggedly pursues the real criminal with the help of the man's ex-fiancee. Review page 43.
(1949, PG) (BW)


Director: Don Siegel
Unknown: Robert Mitchum.

: The Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

Them and Us. A look at the intense snobbery and class hatred that existed between the wars. Geoffrey Palmer narrates.
(Revised repeat)


Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer

: What the Victorians Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis enters the Victorian world of science and medicine.


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: My Greatest Hits

Paul McCartney talks about his biggest tunes.


Talks: Paul McCartney

: Film 2003 withJonathan Ross

Previews of the comedy Matchstick Men and the remake of the The Italian Job. Shown last Tuesday on BBCI

: Strategic Air Command

*** Drama, the first of two films today starring James Stewart. With the Second
World War over, star baseball player "Dutch" Holland can return to the game. But the air force needs pilots to fly the new jet bombers that carry atomic weapons. Reluctantly, Holland agrees to return to the skies. Review page 43. Director Anthony Mann (1955, U)
James Stewart also stars in the western Firecreek at 7.25pm


Unknown: James Stewart.
Director: Anthony Mann
Unknown: James Stewart

: The Great War: 14: All This It Is Our Duty to Bear

Episode 14 of the classic series assesses the events of 1916, which resulted in staggering losses on both sides.
BBC DVD: The Great War and The World at War DVD Collection, featuring both complete series on 17 discs, £169.99 (rrp £199.99) from [web address removed]


Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave

: BBC Proms 2003

A highlight concert from this year's Proms, recorded on 31 August at the Royal Albert Hall , featuring the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of new chief conductor Simon Rattle , in a programme dedicated to great works of the 20th century.
Beginning with Bartok's eerie masterpiece Music for
Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Britain's virtuoso violinist Tasmin Little then takes the stage for the first performance at the Proms of Ligeti's shimmering violin concerto, in celebration of the composer's 80th birthday. The concert climaxes with a seminal work first played amid riotous scenes in 1913 - Stravinsky's savage ballet The Rite of Spring. Presented by James Naughtie.
Director Jonathan Haswell ; Producer Claire Campbell Smith BBCi; interactive features available to digital viewers via the handset
RT SHOP: BBC Proms 2003 CD, L6.99. Call [number removed] (national rate)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Violinist: Tasmin Little
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Firecreek

Western, the second of two James Stewart films today.
A gentle sheriff, Johnny Cobb, is forced into action to protect the small town of Firecreek when outlaw Larkin and his gang of thugs arrives. Widescreen. Review page 43.
Director Vincent McEveety (1968, 12)


Director: Vincent McEveety
Johnny Cobb: James Stewart
Larkin: Henry Fonda
Evelyn: Inger Stevens
Earl: Gary Lockwood
Whittier: Dean Jagger
Preacher Broyles: Ed Begley
Mr Pittman: Jay C Flippen
Norman: Jack Bam
Drew: James Best
Meli: Barbara Luna

: Arena: Imagine Imagine

The huge and enduring popularity of John Lennon 's song, Imagine, is examined in this documentary.
Yoko Ono , who is now acknowledged as the co-author of the song, is filmed as she continues her mission to spread Lennon's message using "any means I can". Analysis of the song's power - the lyrics are shown to be appreciated by people with different beliefs - also includes contributions from academics, and psychiatrist
Raj Persaud even goes so far as to claim the song fills the void left by the decline in organised religion.
There's also space given to detractors, including journalist Robert Elms , who openly detests the track.
Director/Producer Frederick Baker Gimme Some Truth - Storyville, a documentary about the recording of the album Imagine, follows on BBC4 at 10.35pm Danny Kelly on John Lennon : page 23


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Unknown: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Frederick Baker
Unknown: Danny Kelly
Unknown: John Lennon

: The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman. A radio talk-show veterinarian is convinced she is unattractive to the opposite sex. So, when one of her listeners is keen to meet her, she decides to send along her beautiful but dim neighbourto take her place. Widescreen. Review page 44.
Director Michael Lehmann (1996, 15)


Unknown: Uma Thurman.
Director: Michael Lehmann
Noelle: Uma Thurman
Abby: Janeane Garofalo
Brian: Ben Chaplin
Ed: Jamie Foxx
Roy: James McCaffrey
Eric: Richard Coca
Mario: Stanley Desantis
Susan: Antoinette Valente
Bee man: Mitch Rouse

: Moto GP and British Superbikes - Two Wheels on Two

Coverage of round 12 of the MotoGP from Rio. Plus highlights from round 11 of the British Superbikes championship. Introduced by Suzi Perry , with Craig Doyle. Charlie Cox and Steve Parish commentate. Producer (British superbikes) Rob O'Farrell
Series producer Belinda Rogerson


Unknown: Suzi Perry
Unknown: Craig Doyle
Unknown: Charlie Cox
Producer: Belinda Rogerson

: Celebdaq

An inside look at showbiz spin, PR and puffery. Includes tips for the online Celebdaq traders. Hosted by Patrick O'Connell and Libby Potter. Director Stephen Neal ; Series producer Dominic Bird
Shown yesterday on BBC3 www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell
Unknown: Libby Potter.
Director: Stephen Neal

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Curriculum Development Getting Started and Getting Connected with ICT in Both Primary and Secondary Schools

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