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: Breakfast

Simon McCoy and Kate Silverton host NewsWatch at 7.45.


Unknown: Simon McCoy
Unknown: Kate Silverton

: Weekend 24

News stories.

: Saturday Kitchen

Lesley Waters joins Antony Worrall Thompson and two-star Michelin chef Martin Blunos. Keith Floyd 's Italian tour continues and viewers vote for one of three dishes.
Director Simon Brooke ; Series producer Michael Kelpie TO VOTE FOR DISHES: call [number removed](maximum cost lOp) or log on to the website www.bbc.co.uk/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Martin Blunos.
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Director: Simon Brooke
Producer: Michael Kelpie

: Rachel's Favourite Food

6/8. Sunday Brunch. Including pancakes with rashers and maple syrup, and scrambled egg with smoked salmon.
12.00 Flying Gardener

: World Athletics

The eagerly anticipated men's marathon begins at 12.20.
Coverage continues on BBC1. Producer Helen Kuttner ; Editors
Michael Cole and Carl Hicks INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access a medals table and a news service


Producer: Helen Kuttner
Producer: Carl Hicks

: The Sky at Night

The Search for Life. Patrick Moore investigates the chances of life on other planets. Shown last Sunday on BBC1

: Mr and Mrs Smith

Romantic comedy, first in a double bill of Alfred Hitchcock films, starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. A supposedly happily married couple learn that a state boundary change renders their marriage void. Review page 49. (1941, U) (BW)


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Carole Lombard
Unknown: Robert Montgomery.

: Dial M for Murder

Masterly thriller, concluding the Alfred Hitchcock double bill. Starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. When playboy Tony Wendice discovers his wealthy wife is having an affair he hatches a murderous plot to ensure he doesn't wind up penniless. Review page 49.
(1954, PG)


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Grace Kelly.
Unknown: Tony Wendice

: World Athletics

The women's 400m hurdles is among titles decided today.
4.35 Men's 4x100m semi-finals. The British men team seek a safe passage into tonight's final.
4.40 Women's shot final
5.05 Women's 400m hurdles final
5.30 Men's 4x400m round one www.bbc.co.uk/athletics INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access a medals table and a news service

: Concorde: Atlantic Crossing - Days That Shook the World

19 October 1977: Concorde makes the first supersonic test flight across the Atlantic, from Toulouse to a hostile reception at New York's JFK airport.
Director Alex Lay
Death of the Tsar- Days That Shook the World is tomorrow at 1.30am


Director: Alex Lay

: Flog It!

Manchester's Town Hall welcomes Paul Martin and experts Kate Alcock and Charlie Ross.


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: Charlie Ross.

: Porridge

Just Desserts. Fletch is outraged when he is the victim of theft. An inmate pinches his pineapple in a classic episode first shown in 1974. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: The Guinea Pig Club: BBC4 on BBC2

Award-winning film about a painfully exclusive club: to join you had to be a Second World War pilot who was badly injured during battle and had undergone reconstructive surgery. President of the club was pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald Mclndoe who rebuilt the hands and faces of the pilots to give them the chance of a normal life. This powerful documentary tells the club's human stories as well as how Mclndoe helped shape modern plastic surgery practices. Narrated by Geraldine James. Producer Tamara Bodenham ; Executive producer Anne Laking
Repeated Tuesday on BBC4 at 12 midnight The Inside Story: page 60


Unknown: Archibald McLndoe
Unknown: Geraldine James.
Producer: Tamara Bodenham

: Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

6/6. Salt is central to the history of the Mediterranean. It has played a crucial role in everything from ice ages to the rise of great civilisations and preservation of food and dead bodies in ancient Egypt. Dr lain Stewart's whistle-stop tour takes in tourist destinations in Egypt, Venice and Sicily. Dr Stewart returns next year with a series on the Pacific Rim. Producer Nikki Melluish ; Series producer Jeremy Phillips
First shown on BBC4


Producer: Nikki Melluish
Producer: Jeremy Phillips

: Shakespeare in Love

Oscar-winning romantic comedy starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes. Will Shakespeare's career is in crisis: his money is running out and he's suffering from writer's block. Then he meets beautiful aristocrat Viola De Lesseps and his life - and the world of English literature - will never be the same again. Film of the week: page 43.
Director John Madden 0998, 15)


Unknown: Joseph Fiennes.
Viola: de Lesseps
Director: John Madden
Viola De Lesseps: Gwyneth Pattrow
Will Shakespeare: Joseph Fiennes
Lord Wessex: Colin Firth
Philip Henslowe: Geoffrey Rush
Queen Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Hugh Fennyman: Tom Wilkinson
Ned Alleyn: Ben Affleck
Tilney, Master of the Revels: Simon Callow
Ralph Bashford: Jim Carter
Richard Burbage: Martin Clunes
Nurse: Imelda Staunton
Christopher Marlowe: Rupert Everett

: Glastonbury Highlights

Music, madness and masses of mud: yes it's time to recall one of the most eventful festivals in recent years. Including Coldplay, the White Stripes,
Basement Jaxx, Brian Wilson , Kaiser Chiefs, Femi Kuti , New Order, the Killers and Elvis Costello. Plus acoustic sets from James Blunt, Eliza Carthy and Hayseed Dixie. More on Friday at 9pm on BBC4.
Producer Alison Howe


Unknown: Brian Wilson
Unknown: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Elvis Costello.
Unknown: Eliza Carthy
Producer: Alison Howe

: BBC Learning

Zone www.bbc.co.uk/ieamingzone
Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated
2.00 Paris and the New Mathematics 24269 2.30 Sickle Cell - a Lethal Advantage 36004 3.00 Wild Moves Water 12917 3.30 Listening in the Dark 27356 4.00 The Lapedo Child 69153 5.00 Rough Science Back-to-basics challenges. 68608 5.30
Background Brief How Bad is Fat? 7958356 5.45 Snapshots How to Be a Mosquito Hunter

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