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: Weekend 24

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams, and from 9.00 Louise Minchin.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Sian Williams
Presenter: Louise Minchin

: The Sharp End with Clive Anderson

Weekly live political review show with guests John O'Farrell, Lembit Opik and Norman Tebbit.


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Guest: John O'Farrell
Guest: Lembit Opik
Guest: Norman Tebbit
Series Producer: Sam Cash

: Saturday Kitchen

Chef Paul Merret joins Antony Worrall Thompson and cooks a sweet-and-sour chow chow while fellow chef Mitch Tonks hails British seafood week.
From the BBC archives,
Jamie Oliver cooks a curry feast and Keith Floyd arrives in Texas. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft BBCi: special features via handset, or www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Paul Merret
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Mitch Tonks
Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Athletics

Live coverage of the women's race at the world half-marathon championships in the Portuguese Algarve with Paula Radcliffe hoping to continue her remarkable form with a third world half-marathon title. With commentary from Steve Cram and Brendan Foster.


Athlete: Paula Radcliffe
Commentary: Steve Cram
Commentary: Brendan Foster
Producer: Micky Payne

: What the Victorians Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis looks at the issues of crime and punishment in Victorian society.


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl: Troublemakers

Exploring middle-class radicalism.
Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer.
(Revised repeat)


Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer

: Racing

Clare Balding and Willie Carson are at Longchamp for this afternoon's two-race programme. Plus, at Chepstow, BBC television's National Hunt coverage commences with the Novices Steeplechase at 2.25. Racing coverage continues in Grandstand on BBC1 from 2.40.


Presenter: Clare Balding
Presenter: Willie Carson

: Trade Secrets

Equestrian tips.

: Film 2003 with Jonathan Ross

Including a look at Finding Nemo.
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC1)


Presenter: Jonathan Ross

: How to Murder Your Wife

Comedy starring Jack Lemmon. Stanley Ford lives an idyllic bachelor life - until he wakes up one morning to find himself married.
Review page 53. (1965, PG)


Stanley Ford: Jack Lemmon
Director: Richard Quine

: The Great War: 16: Right Is More Precious than Peace

Episode 16 focuses on two events in 1917 that are to shape the outcome of the war - the October revolution in Russia and America's entry into the war on 6 April. (BW)

: What the Papers Say

New series The Daily Mirror's Brian Reade reviews the week's press.


Unknown: Brian Reade

: Snooker

Preston's Guild Hall plays host to the LG Cup as Tony Drago starts out against Lee Walker and Anthony Davies takes on Patrick Wallace. Plus later this evening there's Ian McCulloch against Shaun Murphy. Hazel Irvine and Steve Davis introduce the action, with commentary from Clive Everton , Dennis Taylor , Willie Thorne and John Virgo -Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive Producer Graham Fry www.bbc.co.uk/snooker


Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Lee Walker
Unknown: Anthony Davies
Unknown: Patrick Wallace.
Unknown: Ian McCulloch
Unknown: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: The Comancheros

Western from "Casablanca" director Michael Curtiz, starring John Wayne.
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter finds an unlikely ally in a tough gambler as he sets out on the trail of a gang of ruthless outlaws who are supplying arms and liquor to the Comanches.
(Widescreen) Review page 53. (1961, PG)


Director: Michael Curtiz
Captain Jake Cutter: John Wayne
Paul Regret: Stuart Whitman
Pilar: Ina Balin
Graile: Nehemiah Persoff
Tully Crow: Lee Marvin
Amelung: Michael Ansara
Tobe: Patrick Wayne
Major Henry: Bruce Cabot
Melinda: Joan O'Brien
Judge Bean: Edgar Buchanan
Ed McBain: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Horseface: Jack Elam
Gireaux: Henry Daniell

: Eroica

Drama exploring the story behind Beethoven's revolutionary Third Symphony, the Eroica, set over the course of a single day in June 1804. At the Viennese palace of his patron, Prince Lobkowitz, Beethoven hears his music for the first time, and waits to hear the answer to his proposal of marriage from the woman he adores.
Written by Nick Dear ; Producer Liza Marshall
Director Simon Cellan Jones www.bbc.co.uk/music/classicaltv/eroica
Great Composers: Beethoven follows on BBC4 at 10.40pm


Written By: Nick Dear
Producer: Liza Marshall
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Beethoven: Ian Hart
Count Dietrichstein: Tim Pigott-Smith
Josephine: Claire Skinner
Prince Lobkowitz: Jack Davenport
Gerhardt: Robert Glenister
Sukowaty: Anton Lesser
Haydn: Frank Finlay
Ries: Leo Bill
Marie, Princess Lobkowitz: Fenella Woolgar
Therese: Lucy Akhurst
Otto Fisher: Trevor Cooper
Kirstin: Victoria Shalet
Stella: Cleina Liesegang
Franz: Jacob Engelberg
Paul Dorfmueller: Jonathan Aris
Albrecht Dorfmueller: Ian Thompson
Matthias: Joseph Morgan
Frau Fisher: Sarah Ford
Waiter: Geoffrey Towers

: Where the Money Is

Comedy crime thriller starring Paul Newman and Linda Florentine When jailed bankrobber Henry Manning suffers a massive stroke, he is transferred to a nursing home for senior citizens. However, one of the nurses suspects his condition is all just an act, and sets about persuading the ageing criminal to pull off one last job. Widescreen. Review page 54.
Director Marek Kanievska (2000.15)


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Linda Florentine
Unknown: Henry Manning
Director: Marek Kanievska
Henry Manning: Paul Newman
Carol: Linda Fiorentino
Wayne: Dermot Mulroney
Mrs Foster: Susan Barnes
Mrs Tetlow: Anne Pitoniak
Karl: Bruce MacVittie
Mrs Galer: Irma St Paul
Guard: Michel Perron
Mrs Norton: Dorothy Gordon

: Celebdaq

More showbiz spin, PR and puffery, plus the celebrity stories set to hit the press in the week to come. Patrick O'Connell is joined by celebrities and experts from the world of entertainmentjoumalism and marketing. Director Stephen Neal ; Producer Ian Rose
Shown yesterday on BBC3


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell
Director: Stephen Neal
Producer: Ian Rose

: Snooker

Highlights from today's first-round matches of the LG Cup, including action from Hong Kong's Marco Fu and the match featuring BBC presenter John Parrott against Mark Davis. Hazel Irvine introduces the coverage from the Guild Hall in Preston where a total prize fund of nearly L600,000 is up for grabs.


Unknown: Marco Fu
Presenter: John Parrott
Introduces: Mark Davis.
Introduces: Hazel Irvine

: Snooker Extra

Extended highlights.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Curriculum Development AS Guru: English 2

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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