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: Weekend 24

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield, and from 9.00 Louise Minchin.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Jules Botfield
Presenter: Louise Minchin

: Saturday Kitchen

Antony Worrall Thompson celebrates British cheese week with chef Mike Robinson and tastes a selection of British wines with Joe Wadsack. From the BBC archives,
Jamie Oliver cooks brill with lemons, while Keith Floyd takes part in a chilli cooking contest in Santa Fe. (S) (W)
BBCi: special features via handset, or [web address removed]
The chef you'd most like to cook for you - Jamie Oliver: p13; see also p33


Presenter/Chef: Antony Worrall Thompson
Guest/Chef: Mike Robinson
Wine expert: Joe Wadsack
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered about Food?

From humble fairground snack to billion-dollar bestseller, the history and science of the hamburger is examined by Alan Coxon and Kathy Sykes.
(S) (W)
[web address removed]
Recipe Cards: free from [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)


Presenter: Alan Coxon
Presenter: Kathy Sykes

: The Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl: Leaders of Society

After the Second World War, the middle classes entered their heyday. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer.
(Revised repeat) (S) (W)


Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer

: What the Victorians Did for Us: Rule Makers

From table manners to timekeeping, Adam Hart-Davis examines how the Victorians defined standards.
(R) (S) (W)


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis

: Film 2003 with Jonathan Ross

Previews of Ned Kelly, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Young Adam. Plus the search for the worst film ever made.
(Shown last Tue on BBC1) (S) (W)
(Young Adam star Ewan McGregor is on Parkinson tonight at 10.40pm on BBC1)


Presenter: Jonathan Ross

: Living Famously

A portrait of seven-times wed Hollywood femme fatale Lana Turner, whose personal life was even more dramatic than her movies.
(R) (S) (W)


Director: Cassie Farrell

: King of the Khyber Rifles

Adventure starring Tyrone Power.

After a century of British rule in India, the garrison post of Peshawar is threatened by a tribal revolt. A young army captain is given command of the Khyber Rifles, but he is half-Indian and faces prejudice from his fellow officers.
Review page 67. (1953, U) (S) **


[Actor]: Tyrone Power
Director: Henry King

: The 300 Spartans

Historical adventure starring Richard Egan and Ralph Richardson.

480 BC: Greece is under threat from the army of the Emperor of Persia. Leaders of the Greek states assemble, and many want to surrender. But the Spartans, led by King Leonidas, decide to defend their country against the odds.
(Widescreen) Review page 67. (1962, PG) (S) (W)


[Actor]: Richard Egan
[Actor]: Ralph Richardson
Director: Rudolph Mate

: The Great War: 15: We Are Betrayed, Sold, Lost

Part 15 of the landmark series tells how grand plans for a French spring offensive fell into German hands, turning the trenches into a slaughterhouse and prompting the once proud French army to openly mutiny.
(BW) (R) (S)
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
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Miss Marple: The Moving Finger

An Agatha Christie murder mystery dramatisation, first shown in 1985, starring Joan Hickson.

Miss Marple looks into mysterious goings-on in the quiet village of Lymston.
(Postponed from 6 September) (R) (S)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Julia Jones
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: Roy Boulting
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Gerry Burton: Andrew Bicknell
Joanna Burton: Sabina Franklyn
Rev Guy Calthrop: John Arnatt
Maud Calthrop: Dilys Hamlett
Emily Burton: Hilary Mason
Partridge: Penelope Lee
Beatrice: Juliet Waley
Edward Symmington: Michael Culver
Angela Symmington: Elizabeth Counsell
Megan Symmington: Deborah Appleby
Mr Pye: Richard Pearson

: The Bridge at Remagen

Second World War drama. 1945: as the war in Europe draws to a close, Allied forces advance towards the Rhine. All river crossings, however, have been destroyed, apart from the bridge at Remagen. Widescreen. Review page 67.
(1969, PG) (S) (W)

Film Trivia: page 73


Director: John Guillermin
Lieutenant Phil Hartman: George Segal
Major Paul Kreuger: Robert Vaughn
Sergeant Angelo: Ben Gazzara
Major Barnes: Bradford Dillman
Brig Gen Shinner: E G Marshall
General von Brock Peter: Van Eyck
Colonel Jellicoe: Matt Clark
Colonel Dent: Fritz Ford

: Byron: The Summer of a Dormouse

Jonny Lee Miller heads the cast in a two-part account of the rise and fall of an irresistible and handsome genius.
Following the success of his poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Byron becomes the toast of London society.
Concludes tomorrow at 10pm. Contains strong language and adult material. Essential Byron follows.
(Further cast tomorrow) (S) (W)

Goth idol - history's first rock star: page 45


Lord Byron: Jonny Lee Miller
William Fletcher: Philip Glenister
John: Cam Hobhouse
Stephen: Campbell Moore
Augusta Leigh: Natasha Little
Lady Melbourne: Vanessa Redgrave
Annabelia Milbanke: Julie Cox
Lady Caroline Lamb: Camilla Power
Bysshe Shelley: Oliver Dimsdale
John Murray: Michael Elwyn
Lady Judith Milbanke: Penny Downie
Sir Ralph Milbanke: David Ryall
Ann Rood: Mali Harries
Scrope Davis: Oliver Milbum

: Essential Byron

Readings of Byron's poetry by actors including Francesca Annis and Toby Stephens, and extracts from his letters and diaries add poignancy to a journey inside the mind of the writer and thinker. Presented by Daisy Goodwin.
See Choice. (S) (W)


Presenter: Daisy Goodwin
Reader: Francesca Annis
Reader: Toby Stephens
Director/Producer: Helen Simpson

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Megaman, Howard Jones, Martina Topley-Bird and Jackie Clune guest.
(Shown last Monday) (S) (W)


Panellist: Megaman
Panellist: Howard Jones
Panellist: Martina Topley-Bird
Panellist: Jackie Clune

: The Thin Blue Line: The Green-eyed Monster

Fowler prepares to propose to Patricia in Ben Elton's sitcom.
(R) (S) (Postponed from 14 September)


Director: John Birkin
Producer: Ben Elton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Celebdaq

Showbiz PR and puffery - plus tips for online Celebdaq traders. With Patrick O'Connell and Libby Potter.
(Shown yesterday on BBC3) (S) (W)
[web address removed]


Presenter: Patrick O'Connell
Presenter: Libby Potter
Director: Stephen Neal
Series Producer: Dominic Bird

: The Passion of Darkly Noon

Offbeat drama starring Brendan Fraser and Ashley Judd. A traumatised refugee from a religious sect becomes obsessed with his beautiful carer. Review page 68.
(1995, 18) (S)


[Actor]: Brendan Fraser
[Actress]: Ashley Judd.
Director: Philip Ridley

: BBC Learning Zone: Curriculum Development: AS Guru: General Studies

Repeats are not indicated.
[web address removed]

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