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: Breakfast

With Bill Tumbull and Susanna Reid. Including NewsWatch at
7.45, in which viewers can question newsmakers.


Unknown: Bill Tumbull
Unknown: Susanna Reid.

: Weekend 24

: Saturday Kitchen

Bill Granger , Australian wines and seafood skewers for a barbecue. Producer Michael Connock To vote which of three dishes you would like to see at the end of the show, ring
[number removed] (max cost lOp). press the red button or log on to www.bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Bill Granger
Producer: Michael Connock


Dick and Dom in da Bungalow
The Bafta-nominated duo move house from BBC1.

11.00 Top of the Pops Saturday
Kylie Minogue, Lemar, Brian McFadden, Blue and Girls Aloud perform.
(Rptd 6pm CBBC channel)


Singer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Kylie Minogue
Singer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Lemar
Singer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Brian McFadden
Singers (Top of the Pops Saturday): Blue
Singers (Top of the Pops Saturday): Girls Aloud
Director (Top of the Pops Saturday): Adrian Johnson
Producer (Top of the Pops Saturday): Christina Brown

: See Hear

Remembering rationing in the second of three historical recollections. With sign language, voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesdayl2.50am on BBCl www.bbc.co.uk/seehear

: The Sky at Night

Discussing the death of stars and planetary nebulae.
Shown last Sunday on BBCI

: What the Victorians Did for Us


: Film 2004 with Jonathan Ross

A review of singleton sequel
Bridget Jones : the Edge of Reason. Shown last Monday. BBCI


Unknown: Bridget Jones

: Journey to the Center of the Earth

Lavish dramatisation of Jules Verne's science-fiction tale, starring Pat Boone and James Mason.
A geology professor and a student plan a perilous trip.
Review page 51. (1959, U)
(The Blue Max with James Mason is tomorrow at 12.50pm)


Based on the story by: Jules Verne
Director: Henry Levin
[Actor]: Pat Boone
[Actor]: James Mason

: The Rockford Files

The Famsworth Stratagem. Jim traces Becker's cash.

: Monk

New series Mr Monk Goes Back to School. A teacher's suicide looks dubious.

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

4/7. The Second Stain. The prime minister seeks the help of Baker Street's finest.
First shown on ITV

: Flog It!

A trip across the Irish Sea for Paul Martin and valuers Kate Alcock and Mark Stacey as the antiques show heads for Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Executive producer Jane Lomas ; Series producer
Hannah Corneck www.bbc.co.uk/antiques


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: Mark Stacey
Producer: Jane Lomas
Producer: Hannah Corneck

: What the Papers Say

Kim Sengupta of The Independent reviews the press. Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Ged Clarke


Unknown: Kim Sengupta
Director: Vernon Antcliff

: Beslan - a Concert for the Future

The orchestra and soloists of the Mariinsky theatre under the direction of distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev give a special concert at the London Coliseum to help raise funds for the people of Beslan and North Ossetia in light of the recent school tragedy. An all-Russian programme begins with music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and concludes with his Symphony No 6, Pathétique. Introduced by James Naughtie.


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Introduced by: James Naughtie
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

: Magic

5/6. Dangerous Magic. Harry Houdini became one of the most well-known magicians thanks to his extraordinary feats of escapology. But there was one trick that even he would not attempt - the infamous bullet catch that claimed 12 lives, including that of Chinese illusionist Chung Ling
Soo on stage in London in 1918. This look at the riskier areas of magical acts culminates in a tongue-in-cheek version of David Blaine 's recent endurance test as magician Robert Gallup is strait-jacketed above the Thames in a glass box with a timed trap door - over burning metal spikes. Also featuring eccentric US duo Penn and Teller.
Director Steve Cole ; Series producer Kerry Richardson


Unknown: Harry Houdini
Unknown: Chung Ling
Unknown: David Blaine
Unknown: Robert Gallup
Director: Steve Cole
Producer: Kerry Richardson

: The 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards

The highlight of the country music year from the Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Among those up for an award are Kris Kristofferson , Dolly Parton , Norah Jones and Toby Keith. Performances come from such top names as Alan Jackson , Shania Twain , Gretchen Wilson , Big and Rich, Martina McBride and Alison Krauss. Introduced by country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.
Producer Mark Hagen


Unknown: Kris Kristofferson
Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Norah Jones
Unknown: Toby Keith.
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: Shania Twain
Unknown: Gretchen Wilson
Unknown: Martina McBride
Unknown: Alison Krauss.
Unknown: Kix Brooks
Unknown: Ronnie Dunn.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Duets

Engaging comedy drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by her father. Six disparate, would-be singers learn some important life lessons as they travel across America to compete in the national karaoke finals in Omaha, Nebraska. Review page SL
Director Bruce Paltrow (2000, 15)


Unknown: Gwyneth Paltrow
Director: Bruce Paltrow
Liv: Gwyneth Paltrow
Suzi Loomis: Maria Bello
Billy Hannon: Sqcott Speedman
Geggie Kane: Andre Braugher
Todd Woods: Andre Giamatti
Ricky Dean: Huey Lewis
Blair: Angie Dickinson

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Rough Science Six consecutive episodes: scientists are challenged to purify water in the heat of Death Valley. 17801 2.30 Carrying a voice on a sunbeam. 97068 3.00 Cooling systems for spacesuits. 64172 3.30 Measuring moon craters.
4.00 Designing an aerial surveyor. 47563 4.30
Water powered rockets. 65801 5.00 Open Advice -a Different Way of Learning 20240 5.30 Snapshots: Building on Success 9635356 5.45 Background Brief Testing the Best Si


Unknown: Death Valley.

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