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: Weekend 24

Presented by Jon Sopel and Jules Botfield, and from 9.00 Louise Minchin.


Presenter: Jon Sopel
Presenter: Jules Botfield
Presenter: Louise Minchin

: The Sharp End with Clive Anderson

A provocative look at the past week's news with guests from politics, journalism and comedy.


Presenter: Clive Anderson

: Saturday Kitchen

Nancy Lam joins Antony Worrall Thompson to serve up her chicken wings and rainbow rice.
From the BBC's archives, Jamie Oliver teaches simple and delicious culinary tricks to a group of schoolchildren and Madhur Jaffrey samples the vegetarian delicacies of Gujarat. BBCi- special features via handset, or [web address removed]


Presenter/Chef: Antony Worrall Thompson
Chef: Nancy Lam
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered about Food?

Is there more to the humble tomato soup than meets the eye? Chef Alan Coxon and scientist Kathy Sykes investigate.
[web address removed]
Tips of the week: page 35


Presenter: Alan Coxon
Presenter: Kathy Sykes

: See Hear

News from the World Federation of the Deaf congress in Canada and the second part of the drama Switch. Presented by Tessa Padden. With sign language, voiceoverand in-vision subtitles. Repeated at 3am on Tuesday on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear


Presented By: Tessa Padden.

: Trade Secrets

More professionals share their workplace tips.

: My Greatest Hits

Roxy Music's suave frontman Bryan Ferry discusses his top-selling hits.


Speaker: Bryan Ferry

: What the Victorians Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis visits London's Kew Gardens and Hyde Park.


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis

: Film 2003 with Jonathan Ross

A review of Seabiscuit, starring Tobey Maguire, and Meg Ryan discusses In the Cut.
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC1)
[web address removed]


Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Interviewee: Meg Ryan

: Cagney and Lacey

A double bill of crime-busting.
Child Witness
Has a young girl been molested?

2.55 Heat
Michael Madsen guest-stars in an episode in which Lacey is taken hostage.


[Actor]: Michael Madsen

: The Rockford Files: The Countess

Rockford finds he is the prime suspect when an extortionist is murdered.

: Teaching Awards 2003

A second chance to see Zoe Wanamaker, Sir Bobby Charlton and actor Damian Lewis present the prestigious "Platos" to the UK's most outstanding teachers. Eamonn Holmes hosts the event at the London Palladium.
(Shown last Thursday)


Presenter: Eamonn Holmes
Award presenter: Zoe Wanamaker
Award presenter: Sir Bobby Charlton
Award presenter: Damian Lewis

: What the Papers Say

Political sketch writer Simon Hoggart takes a look at the week's press.


Presenter: Simon Hoggart

: Miss Marple: Nemesis

A letter from a dead friend sends Miss Marple on a journey around England in this 1987 dramatisation of the Agatha Christie thriller with Joan Hickson as the elderly sleuth.
Dramatised by TR Bowen


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: T.R. Bowen
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: David Tucker
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Lionel Peel: Peter Tilbury
Professor Wanstead: John Horsley
Miss Temple: Helen Cherry
Madge: Joanna Hole
Miss Cooke: Jane Booker
Miss Barrow: Alison Skilbeck
Clothilde Bradbury-Scott: Margaret Tyzack
Lavinia Glynne: Valerie Lush
Anthea Bradbury-Scott: Anna Cropper
Mr Carter: Jonathan Adams
Florence: Jackie Downey
Mr Broaddribb: Roger Hammond
Mr Schuster: Patrick Godfrey
Miss Wimpole: Ann Queensberry
Michael Rafiel: Bruce Payne
Jason Rafiel: Frank Gatliff
Miss Kurnowitz: Barbara Franceschi
Mrs Brent: Liz Fraser
Archdeacon Brabazon: Peter Copley
Mrs Trollope: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Pelham: Roger Boothe
Mr Hallowes: Reginald Stewart

: Return from the River Kwai

Second World War action adventure.
In 1945, the Japanese decide to move a party of Allied PoWs back to Japan from the infamous River Kwai. However, an American pilot joins forces with a British commando to try to halt the train carrying the prisoners to a transport ship in Saigon. Review page 47.
(1988, 15)


Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Benford: Edward Fox
Colonel Grayson: Denholm Elliott
Crawford: Chris Penn
Tanaka: George Takei
Miller: Timothy Bottoms
Perry: Richard Graham
Hunt: Nick Tate
Harada: Tatsuya Nakadai
Ozawa: Etsushi Takahashi
Davidson: Michael Dante

: The Big Read

As the search for the nation's number one novel continues, Ruby Wax argues the case for the disaffected Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, Phill Jupitus champions that bear of very little brain Winnie-the-Pooh and MP Clare Short heads to Kefalonia to speak out for Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Meanwhile you can vote on [number removed] (calls cost 15p), by texting [number removed] (maximum 12p) or via the website [web address removed]. Digital satellite/cable viewers can vote via their remote control. Clive Anderson is on hand to summarise the arguments.

RT Shop: The Big Read Book of Books, £11.99 inc p&p. To order telephone [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Speaker: Ruby Wax
Speaker: Phill Jupitus
Speaker: Clare Short
Series Producer: Michael Poole
Series Producer: Mary Sackville West
Executive Producer: Mark Harrison

: Have I Got News for You

Another round of the satirical quiz, with Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, and panellists from the world of media and politics.
(Shown yesterday on BBC1)


Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

With singer Kym Marsh, Celebrity Fame Academy contender and Casualty actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, Popworld host Simon Amstell and entertainer Gary Wilmot. (Shown last Monday)


Panellist: Kym Marsh
Panellist: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Panellist: Simon Amstell
Panellist: Gary Wilmot.

: Where the Heart Is

Comedy drama.
Pregnant teenager Novalee Nation and her boyfriend leave Tennessee to start a new life in California. But after a stopping at a store in Oklahoma, Novalee finds she has been abandoned, with only $5.55 to her name. (Widescreen)
Review page 47.


Director: Matt Williams
Novalee Nation: Natalie Portman
Lexie Coop: Ashley Judd
Sister Husband: Stockard Channing
Ruth Meyers: Joan Cusack
Forney Hull: James Frain
Willy Jack Pickens: Dylan Bruno
Moses Whitecotten: Keith David
Mama Lil: Sally Field

: Celebdaq

More showbiz spin and puffery.

(Shown yesterday on BBC3)
[web address removed]


Director: Stephen Neal
Series Producer: Dominic Bird

: BBC Learning Zone

(Repeats are not indicated)
[web address removed]

Secondary Schools
AS Guru: English 2
Second of two revision programmes for AS level English students.

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