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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid.
Editor Richard Porter


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Susanna Reid.
Editor: Richard Porter

: Weekend 24

News stories.

: Saturday Kitchen

New series The morning food fest returns with Antony Worrall Thompson joined by chef Ed Baines , who will be preparing one of three dishes at the end of the show. To make your choice ring [number removed] (calls cost 10p max). You can also vote via your handset or bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen. Meanwhile Indian cook Reshman Martin gives tips on essential spices and, from the archives, Delia Smith prepares paella. Producer Michael Connock ; Executive producer Elaine Bancroft


Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Ed Baines
Unknown: Delia Smith
Producer: Michael Connock
Producer: Elaine Bancroft

: Golf

Live coverage of this morning s play in the World Match Play championship at Wentworth. The action continues at 1.40pm in Grandstand on BBC1.

: See Hear

Behind the scenes of a deaf theatre workshop at the Tower of London, plus training to become a lawyer. Clive Mason and Kibra Taye host. With sign language, voiceoverand in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday 12.55am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear Followed by The Witness


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Kibra Taye

: The Flying Gardener

Chris Beardshaw shows what you can do with grass. More at
5.25pm. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw

: Film 2004 with Jonathan Ross

Will Smith and Angelina Jolie discuss their roles in Shark Tale. Shown Monday on BBC1


Unknown: Will Smith

: Cagney and Lacey

Jane Doe No 37. An anonymous bag lady is slain.


Unknown: Jane Doe

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Reverential adaptation of Oscar Wilde 's celebrated comedy of manners, the first of three films today celebrating the 150th anniversary of the playwright's birth. Two bachelors pretend to be called "Ernest" in order to court separate women. But both women fall for Ernest's charms. Review page 53.
Director Anthony Asquith (1952. U)
Stephen Fry stars in Wilde at 10.10pm Barry Norman on Oscar Wilde: p51


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Director: Anthony Asquith
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Barry Norman
Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
LadyBracknell: Edith Evans
Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford

: Golf

Further live coverage from the Wentworth club.

: What the Papers Say

Jim White of The Telegraph looks at the week's news.


Unknown: Jim White

: The Flying Gardener

Chris Beardshaw visits the Vale
Of Evesham. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Australia House. Frank and Betty want to emigrate.
Writer Raymond Allen


Writer: Raymond Allen

: Flog It!

The town hall in Reading, Berkshire, hosts the antiques-toauctionshow. Paul Martin is joined in the quest for hidden valuables by experts James Braxton and Mark Stacey.
Series producer John Miller ; Executive producer Jane Lomas


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: James Braxton
Unknown: Mark Stacey.
Producer: John Miller
Producer: Jane Lomas

: BBC4 on BBC2

Ends 8.10. www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
The Gracie Fields Story An affectionate tribute to one of our true national institutions, marking 25 years since her death. Through interviews with friends and colleagues, and previously unseen archive footage, this fascinating documentary explores the extraordinary singing voice, comic genius and unique talent and versatility that made her the greatest female entertainer Britain has ever produced.
Director Suzanne Phillips ; Executive producer David M Jackson


Director: Suzanne Phillips
Producer: David M Jackson

: Magic

New series 1/6. The definitive guide to the history of performance magic from ancient Egypt to the 21st century. Mind Magic. Prepare to be amazed by mind-reading illusions that seem to defy explanation as the history of mental trickery is revealed. The oracle of Delphi, spiritualism and today's psychological illusionist Derren Brown come under scrutiny. Plus an array of interviewees, including Uri Geller , and a modern version of a 1950s mind trick.
Series producer Kerry Richardson : Executive producer Andy Batten-Foster


Unknown: Derren Brown
Unknown: Uri Geller
Producer: Kerry Richardson
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Venice

New series 1/4. The history and culture of the great Italian city brought to life by Venetian Francesco da Mosto through computer-generated imagery and dramatic reconstructions. Blood. How did a metropolis of palaces, gold, jewels, art and unrivalled treasures arise from a malaria-ridden swamp? Da Mosto also explains why Venice came to enjoy all the glory of a royal capital - without a resident monarchy - and recounts how one single man, tortured and blinded by his enemies, would lead the city to a revenge so terrible it would go down in history as one of the worst crimes ever. Producer Sam Hobkinson ; Executive producer Basil Comely City of dreams, plus book offer: page 28


Producer: Sam Hobkinson

: Wilde

Thought-provoking biographical drama about the life of Oscar Wilde , the second of three films showing in a tribute
- to the playwright. Wilde is the toast of Victorian London, but his celebrity masks an increasingly reckless private life. When he falls in love with the wilful Lord Alfred Douglas , Wilde risks more than just his reputation Review page 53
Director Brian Gilbert (1997, 15) Barry Norman on Oscar Wilde: page 51; Film Trivia: page 51


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas
Director: Brian Gilbert
Director: Barry Norman
Oscar Wilde: Stephen Fry
Lord Alfred Douglas: Jude Law
Lady Speranza Wilde: Vanessa Redgrave
Constance Wilde: Jennifer Ehle
Lady Queensberry: Gemma Jones
Lady Mount Temple: Judy Parfitt
Robert Ross: Michael Sheen
Ada Leverson: Zoe Wanamaker
Marquess of Queensberry: Tom Wilkinson
John Gray: Loan Gruffudd

: A Man of No Importance

Albert Finney stars in the last of today's films celebrating the 150th anniversary of Oscar Wilde 's birth. Dublin, the 1960s: as usual, bus conductor Alfie Byrne is captivating his passengers by reciting from the works of Oscar Wilde. When beautiful Adele Rice joins the bus, Alfie realises he has the opportunity to fulfil his dream of staging Wilde's Salome, with Adele as his princess. Review page 53.
Director Suri Krishnamma (1994, 15) Barry Norman on Oscar Wilde: page 51


Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Conductor: Alfie Byrne
Unknown: Oscar Wilde.
Unknown: Adele Rice
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Director: Barry Norman

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Caught in Time 64765 2.30 Blue Haven
3.00 The True Geometry of Nature 47456 3.30 A Language for Movement 34524 4.00 Hotel Hilbert 55017 4.30 Life on a Thread 48185 5.00 Cell City - City Works
5.30 Invasion of the Plague Carriers

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