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: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Then Tweenies Songtime

: CBBC: Roar

Followed by The Owl

: CBBC: Sportsround

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: Gimme a Break

Two girls organise a family's holiday.

: CBBC: TMi: 11/12

With Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson.


Guest: George Sampson

: CBBC: Gina's Laughing Gear

Spoof comedy sketches.
Then Prank Patrol Pocketsize

: CBBC: The Story of Tracy Beaker

Double bill.

: CBBC: Eliot Kid

The youngster finds a dirt monster.

: Switch

Teen entertainment. www.bbc.co.uk/switch
Malcolm In the Middle 6/22; series six. Hal's Christmas Gift
Hal misleads the family.
12.20 7/22. Hal Sleepwalks. Reese makes a useful discovery.

: Mission Beach USA

The trainees prepare for a 10-mile race and swim.

: Sound

With Adele.

: Revealed

Featuring a report on teenage runaways.

: Coast

(Revised rpt)

: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Classic period drama starring Roger Livesey. Clive Candy VC is the quintessential English gentleman, but his principles seem out of place as Britain takes on the Nazis. Film of the Day: page 39.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1943, U)


Unknown: Roger Livesey.
Directors: Michael Powell
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey
Edith Hunter: Deborah Kerr
Barbara Wyn: Deborah Kerr
Johnny Cannon: Deborah Kerr
TheoKretschmar-Schuldorff: Anton Wafcrook
Spud Wilson: James McKechnie
Stuffy Graves: Neville Mapp

: Rio Lobo

Western starring John Wayne. Following a bullion robbery by Confederate soldiers, Colonel Cord McNally swears revenge. Review p39.
Director Howard Hawks (1970, PG)


Director: Howard Hawks
Colonel Cord McNally: John Wayne
Shasta Delaney: Jennifer O'Neill
Phillips: Jack Elam
Sergeant Tuscarora: Chris Mitchum
Captain Pierre Cordona: Jorge Rivero

: Porridge

The Hustler. Fletcher believes people will bet on anything, but when the stakes are high the concept of honour among thieves is sorely tried. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: Between the Lines: Railways in Fiction and Film

At the beginning of the railway age, locomotives were seen as frightening and unnatural. In this Time Shift documentary, novelist Andrew Martin traces how trains gradually began to be accepted, until by the time of The Railway Children they were a symbol of innocence and Englishness. He shows how trains made for unforgettable cinema in The 39 Steps and Brief Encounter and how, when they fell out of favour in the 1950s, their plight was highlighted in the films of Sir John Betjeman. Director/Producer Sebastian Barfield
First shown on BBC4
Last Days of Steam can be seen on Monday at 7pm


Unknown: Andrew Martin
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Producer: Sebastian Barfield

: After Rome: Holy War and Conquest

2/2. Boris Johnson continues his investigation into the "clash of civilisations" with a look at the different ways in which the Crusades are viewed by the Christian and the Muslim worlds, and discovers that the real history is more subtle than the fictions that have grown up around it. Directors Grace Chapman, Francis Hanly and David Jeffcock
Producer David Jeffcock Rptd on Wed 11.20pm
Any episode, after it has been first broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/ipiayer


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Directors: Grace Chapman
Directors: Francis Hanly
Directors: David Jeffcock
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Have I Got a Bit More News for You

7/9. An extended version of yesterday's BBC1 edition, with guest host David Mitchell.


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

10/13. Dermot O'Leary skippers against regular captain Phill Jupitus. Hosted by Simon Amstell.
Shown last Thursday


Unknown: Dermot O'Leary
Unknown: Captain Phill Jupitus.
Unknown: Simon Amstell.

: We Are Family

A celebration of three decades of chart-topping family acts from The Jackson 5, The Osmonds and the fictional Partridge Family through to The Nolans, Musical Youth and Five Star. The families talk about their triumphs and tragedies, pushy parents, sibling rivalries, the irreversible growing pains and the inevitable fallout of pop family life. Director/Producer Matt O'Casey


Producer: Matt O'Casey

: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Sumptuous film adaptation of Shakespeare's play, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. In 16th-century Venice, merchant Antonio borrows money from wealthy Jew Shylock so his young friend Bassanio can pay off his debts. When Antonio is unable to pay off the loan in the specified time, Shylock demands his bond - a pound of Antonio's flesh. Review page 39.
Director Michael Radford (2004, PG)


Director: Michael Radford
Shylock: Al Pacino
Antonio: Jeremy Irons
Portia: Lynn Collins
Bassanio: Joseph Fiennes
Jessica: Zuleikha Robinson
Gratiano: Kris Marshall
Lorenzo: Charlie Cox
Nerissa: Heather Goldenhersh
Salerio: John Sessions
Solanio: Gregor Fisher

: The Million Dollar Hotel

* Comedy drama from the director of Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas, starring Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich and Mel Gibson. Review page 39.
Director Wim Wenders (1999,15)


Unknown: Jeremy Davies
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Director: Wim Wenders

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