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: CBBC: Arthur

Double bill.


A double bill of the science game show.

: CBeebies: Pingu

Double bill.

: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Looking after a rabbit. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Boo!

Arctic exploring.

: CBeebies: The Roly Mo Show

Fun with the story-telling mole.

: CBeebies: Tots TV

The duo watch the stars come out.

: The Saint in London

Smartly paced crime adventure starring
George Sanders. Suave Simon Templar , alias The Saint, returns to home turf to investigate a currency fraud with the help of a wealthy debutante. Review page 52.
Director John Paddy Carstairs (1939. PG) (BW) The Saint Strikes Back tomorrow 10.30am


Unknown: George Sanders.
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Smash Up - the Storyof a Woman

"A Star is Reborn" in this i melodrama starring
Susan Hayward as a successful nightclub singer who gives up her career to marry a fellow singer/songwriter. But as his career flourishes, she sinks deeper into a pit of jealousy and alcoholism. Review page 52. Director Stuart Heisler (1947)
(BW) Followed by The Witness


Unknown: Susan Hayward
Director: Stuart Heisler

: Working Lunch

Business news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw. <S)


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Film 2006 withJonathan Ross

Woody Allen talks about his work in a rare interview, shown yesterday at 12 midnight on BBCI Woody Allen in the RT Interview: page 24; DVD offer page 26


Talks: Woody Allen
Unknown: Woody Allen

: Uncharted Territory

A hunt for a holiday home on Egypt's northern Red Sea coast. Director/Producer Paul Watson


Producer: Paul Watson

: Escape to the Country

From Ruislip suburbia to the Berkshire countryside.

: Ready Steady Cook

Super foster mum Avril Jenson and her daughter join chefs Nick Nairn and Tony Tobin. (5)


Unknown: Avril Jenson
Unknown: Nick Nairn
Unknown: Tony Tobin.

: Weakest Link

Acid-tonguedquiz. (Rxs)

: Flog It!

The Dorset resort of Weymouth plays host to Paul Martin and the experts. During the trip, Paul visits the Isle of Portland to see old and new uses for its famous stone. www.bbc.co.uk/antiques


Unknown: Paul Martin

: A Seaside Parish

1/10. The fly-on-the-wall series returns for a third run. As the villagers of Boscastle struggle to return to normality following the devastation of last year's floods, rumours abound about the Rev Christine Musser. Is she really thinking of quitting her post?
Whatever the truth, her boss, Bishop Bill , is worried. Director/Producer Nigel Farrell The Inside Story: page 90


Unknown: Christine Musser.
Unknown: Bishop Bill
Producer: Nigel Farrell

: A Passion for Churches

2/12. Stories of people with a passion for churches. Life in Stone. For the past 30 years, Lida Lopes
Cardozo has carved headstones for many of Britain's great people, including Archbishop Runcie. But while Lida is creating lasting memorials to those who have gone, she is facing up to her own mortality after a life-threatening illness. Bill Paterson narrates.
Director/Producer Zoe Callan


Unknown: Archbishop Runcie.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Producer: Zoe Callan

: Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death

The story of reaHife gladiator Verus is told in this fascinating dramatised documentary. Competing in the opening games of Rome's Colosseum in AD 80, the former quarry slave's epic fight went down as one of the most memorable and surprising in the event's history. Dramatic reconstructions and computer-generated images give a taste of the reality of gladiatorial combat, and the film also tells the extraordinary story of the Colosseum itself.
Producer Tilman Remme ; Executive producers Laurence Rees and Jonathan Stamp


Producer: Tilman Remme
Producers: Laurence Rees
Producers: Jonathan Stamp

: Rome

In an exciting feature-length finale, combining episodes 10 and 11 of the series, Servilia puts increasing pressure on Brutus, determined to persuade him to assassinate Caesar. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and strong language.
Writer Bruno Heller; Producer Frank Doelger; Directors Mikael Salomon and Alan Taylor
Repeated on Friday at 11.05pm on BBC1
Lindsay Duncan's big break: p39; Rome.... we salute you: p57


Unknown: Bruno Heller
Producer: Frank Doelger
Producer: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Julius Caesar: Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony: James Purefoy
Titus Pullo: Ray Stevenson
Lucius Vorenus: Kevin McKidd
Atia of the Julii: Polly Walker
Servilia: Lindsay Duncan
Marcus Junius Brutus: Tobias Menzies
Octavia of the Julii: Kerry Condon
Niobe: Indira Varma
Marcus Tullius Cicero: David Bamber
Gaius Octavian: Max Pirkis
Timon: Lee Boardman
Posca: Nicholas Woodeson
Erastes Fulmen: Lorcan Cranitch
Eleni: Suzanne Bertish
Eirene: Chiara Mastalli
OuintusPompey: Rick Warden
Calpurnia: Haydn Gwynne
Vorena the Elder: Coral Amiga
Lyde: Esther Hall
Evander: Enzo Cilenti
Clarissa: Anna Francolini

: Newsnight

Hosted by Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Tribe

Explorer Bruce Parry spends time with some of the world's most reclusive tribes in this enthralling series. Here, terrifying side effects await when he's inducted into a rainforest religion of the Babongo people of Gabon in Africa. The ritual involves an overdose of a powerful hallucinogenic and could be fatal. Director Steve Robinson ; Executive producer Sam Organ
Another episode can be seen tomorrow at 11.20pm


Unknown: Bruce Parry
Director: Steve Robinson

: I Got the Hook Up

Scruffily-made comedy starring rapper Master P and AJ Johnson. Struggling LA street hustlers Black and Blue find the FBI and an angry local gangster on their tails after accidentally acquiring a mobile phone shipment. Review page 53. Director Michael Martin (1998,18)


Unknown: AJ Johnson
Director: Michael Martin

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