Triple bill of adventures.
Ted the cat is missing.
Muck leads a convoy. (R) (S)
L Ornate biblical epic, with Yul Brynner and Gina Lollobrigida , telling the story of Solomon, hero of the Israelites, and his stormy relationship with the wily Queen of Sheba. Review page 47.
Director King Vidor (1959, PG)
Magda, Oueen of Sheba:
★★★ Lively Agatha Christie nurder mystery comedy starring Margaret Rutherford. When a wealthy recluse is frightened to death, Miss Marple suspects murder, but the police will not listen. Review page 47.
Director George Pollock (1963, U)
Why is designer Andy Sturgeon tap-dancing in Coventry?
James Martin and Ross Burden turn up the heat.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in this charming, Oscar-winning period crime caper as con men Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker , who plan an elaborate racing scam at the expense of powerful racket boss Doyle Lonnegan. Review page 48.
Director George Roy Hill (1973, PG)
Lt William Snyder:
2/6. Techno-geek David Wells spends most of his spare time glued to a computer screen. Can partner Michelle use dog-training tips to turn a square-eyed mouse-obsessive into a fully functional family man? Series producer Kate Brown; Exec producer Nichola Hegarty
3/6. What's the secret of a successful souffle? Paul Merrett explores the culinary science of eggs. Plus an authentic Spanish omelette, the history of the lion quality mark and the truth behind salmonella scares. Series producer Gillian Scothern ; Exec producer Clare Sillery RECIPE CARDS: available free of charge from [number removed] (calls charged at the national rate) or by logging on to www.open2.net
8/8. Fat Club. Obese Annie opts for radical surgery, while Charles Akle operates on a colon tumour.
Series producer Stephen Finnigan ; Exec producers Leonie Jameson , Narinder Minnas Rptd with signing Thursday 1.30am BBC1
11/13. Teams from the Privy Council Office and New Scientist magazine compete in the first semi-final. Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Irene Daniels
Settle down on the sofa and laugh 'til you cry as Paul Merton introduces a side-splitting selection of classic comedy clips, from Morecambe and Wise to Peter Sellers and Benny Hill, followed by a Steptoe and Son episode and a rundown of his top five films at 10pm.
The Desperate Hours. On a bitterly cold night, Harold and Albert receive a visit from two villains who seem strangely familiar. Guest-starring Leonard Rossiter. Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Producer John Howard Davies
The comedian's top five films are revealed.
10.00 The Magic Christian
Eccentric comedy based on the satirical novel by Terry Southern, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr , and featuring a host of star cameos. Sir Guy Grand , the world's richest man, devises a plan to see how far people will go in pursuit of money. Review page 48.
Director Joseph McGrath (1969,15) VIDEO Plus+ code for 9.00-11.40pm (non-PDC)
Sir Guy Grand:
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Irreverent comedy based on the cult BBC TV series, starring Phil Cornwell , John Sessions and Ronni Ancona. Disillusioned by Hollywood, Jack Nicholson decamps to leafy Surbiton to enjoy a quiet life close to fellow suburbanite Michael Caine. Review page 48. Director Peter Richardson (2004, 15)
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1.00 Japanese Language and People Topics: working, shopping, eating and entertaining, In-vision subtitles.