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10.25 Storytime: Jasper's Beanstalk
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 The Experimenter: Plants and Animals - Sorting It Out
(ages 7-9)

11.05 Space Ark: Plants and Animals - Inside Plants
(ages 7-11)

11.15 Health e 2: Eat
(ages 9-11)

11.35 Landmarks: Victorian Britain - Country Life
(ages 9-12)

11.55 Job Bank: Lorry Driver/Chef

12.15 Le Club: Bonjour
(ages 9-12)

Comedy starring Norman Wisdom

When he is crossed in love, grocer Norman Puckle joins the navy, where he is recruited to man a rocket.
(1960) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 63-70

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Robert Asher
Norman Puckle:
Norman Wisdom
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth:
Ian Hunter
CPO Knowles:
David Lodge
Commander Clayton:
Robert Urquhart
Mr Philpots:
Edward Chapman

On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks made a personal pilgrimage to the site of the notorious death camp at Auschwitz. As Jews prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Festival, he reflects on the lessons of the past and his hopes for the future.
(Repeated on BBC1 at 11.55pm)


Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks
John Kirby

Romantic adventure starring Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergen

Turn-of-the-century Australia: headstrong young Alice May Richards has fallen for dashing Jack Donaghue, a cattle drover. But handsome Ben Creed, who has bought her favourite horse and his father's troubled estate, also has an eye for her.
Film Reviews pages 63-70


Ian Barry
Ben Creed:
Jeff Fahey
Alice May Richards:
Tushka Bergen
Jack Donaghue:
Steven Vidler
Richard Moir
Shane Briant
Henry Iverson:
Drew Forsythe
Aunt Maude:
Sandy Gore
Fred Parslow
Caroline Richards:
Cornelia Frances

Third in a four-part series that examines the lack of educational choices for disabled children.

In one local education authority, Newham in London, and in a few individual schools around the country, the segregation of disabled children is recognised as discrimination and inclusive education practices are being developed. In such schools, disabled children are taught alongside their non-disabled siblings and friends in the mainstream. In this programme, teachers, parents and pupils talk about their experiences of inclusive education and what needs to be done to ensure it is successful.


Ann Pugh
Series Editor:
Ian Macrae

Second in a nine-part series of individual documentaries.

A film about the work of PC Peter Clements, the Thames Division Identification Officer, whose job is to investigate all the corpses found in the River Thames.
On a cold January morning in 1995, a man's body is fished out of the river by a patrol. His pockets contain no documents at all and so the search for his identity begins.
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PC Peter Clements
Simon Everson
Peter Symes

In the first of a new 14-part series, Jeremy Clarkson drives the first all-new MG sports car for two decades, the long-awaited MGF, and asks if we are about to see the rebirth of the two-seater open-top sports car. Plus, Steve Berry visits Pebble Beach in California for the most prestigious concours d'elegance event (competition for high-pedigree marques like Rolls-Royce and Bugatti) in the world.
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Jeremy Clarkson
Steve Berry
John Wilcox
Series Producer:
Jon Bentley

Drama starring Cybill Shepherd, John Laughlin, J E Freeman

Memphis 1957: a motley trio of "white trash" drifters kidnaps the son of a local black businessman. They expect a quick payday but the boy's grandfather enlists the help of some local heavies. As tempers fray in the sultry heat, the net begins to draw in, but Reeny finds herself feeling increasingly drawn to her young captive.
Film Reviews pages 63-70

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Yves Simoneau
Reeny Purdew:
Cybill Shepherd
Rufus Hutton:
John Laughun
Podjo Harris:
J.E. Freeman
Eben Kinship:
Richard Brooks
Tio Wiggins:
Moses Gunn
Martha Kinship:
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Teddy Kinship:
Martin Gardner
Sister Baby:
Tothany Reynolds

Mark Lawson and the regular reviewing team of Tony Parsons , Tom Paulin and Allison Pearson deliver their verdicts on the week's cultural events. Tonight: a review of Tom Hanks in Apollo 13, the film version of the true story of how a mission left three astronauts trapped in space, based on JamesA A Lovell's account of the events.


Mark Lawson
Tony Parsons
Tom Paulin
Allison Pearson
Tom Hanks

12.00 Open View
Highlights of next week's Open University programmes.
(Repeated tomorrow at 2.10pm)

12.05-12.35 am Engineering Mechanics: Designing a Lift
Two different types of lift help to illustrate the various principles of engineering mechanics.

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