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Introduced by Steve Rider.

9.00 Weightlifting
In the 69kg final, Stewart Crookshanks is England's hope for glory. Tony Morgan lifts for Wales.

9.15 Boxing
Quarter-final action.

9.40 Netball
Australia take on Jamaica.

10.00 Cricket
The closing overs of the second semi-final.

10.30 Athletics
The heptathlon continues with the javelin, plus the women's 100m semi-finals


Steve Rider
Stewart Crookshanks
Tony Morgan

Comedy starring WC Fields
Egbert Souse does nothing more strenuous than lift a few liquid stimulants daily at the Black Pussy Cat cafe. But then he finds himself stuck with ajob when he foils a bank robbery. Director Edward Cline (1940)
Blackandwhite Subtitled 29 + See Rims: pages 48-55


Edward Cline

Clare Balding and Willie Carson introduce live coverage from Newbury of the 2.40pm race. Commentary is by Jim McGrath, Jimmy Lindley, Graham Rock and Jonathan Powell.
Racing coverage continues at 3pm

2.55 News and Regional News


Clare Balding
Willie Carson
Jim McGrath
Jimmy Lindley
Graham Rock
Jonathan Powell

Three more races from Newbury, including the Arc Trial at 3.10pm plus the 3.40 and 4.10.

From Kuala Lumpur, Dougie Donnelly and David Rhys Jones describe the action in the final of the men's fours bowls competition.

Including at 3.55 News; Regional News (Subtitled) Weather


Commentator (Bowls):
Dougie Donnelly
Commentator (Bowls):
David Rhys Jones

Gladiator Wolf contributes to a discussion presided over by guest presenter Kaye Adams about the growing demand for men's beauty products.


Kaye Adams
Wolf [Michael Van Wijk]

Desmond Lynam introduces more action from Malaysia, with the men's 100m final promising to provide a brief but explosive highlight of the games as the likes of Ato Boldon from Trinidad and Tobago, Namibia's Frankie Fredericks and new European champion Darren Campbell seek the glory of gold.

Denise Lewis was looking to repeat her European success of last month in the heptathlon, and David Morgan was hoping to add to his tally of seven Commonwealth weightlifting medals. Plus swimming, with the women's 50m freestyle and the men's 4xl00m medley relay.


Desmond Lynam

The series exploring the latest developments in the world of aviation reviews the 50th Farnborough International Airshow. Raymond Baxter looks back over 50 years of the industry and the changes he has seen at Farnborough during that time, while Julian Tutt visits the Air Accident investigation branch and Michael Bywater sees the completion of British Airways' latest 747.


Raymond Baxter
Julian Tutt
Michael Bywater
Peter Hylton Cleaver

The Peugeot 205 was a practical, fun hatchback that many drivers found irresistible. Will the be as popular? Vicki Butler-Henderson takes it for a spin.
Jeremy Clarkson is given the chance to try out three executive motors, starting with a sporty little Italian model: the Ferrari 456M. He moves on to the Aston Martin Vantage and, finally, selects the Bentley Arnage. Will the Italian model prove superior to the best of British? Road-tests reveal all.
BBC Magazine: Top Gear, price £3
Web Site: [web address removed]


Vicki Butler-Henderson
Jeremy Clarkson
Chris Richards
Jon Bentley

Dick takes a convict back home as he tries to validate his theory that criminals can be reformed by a loving, family atmosphere.


Dick Solomon:
John Lithgow
Sally Solomon:
Kristen Johnston
Harry Solomon:
French Stewart
Tommy Solomon:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Dr Mary Albright:
Jane Curtin
Simbi Khali
Mrs Dubcek:
Elmarie Wendel
Sam Lloyd
Officer Don:
Wayne Knight

Happily married to [name removed], former furniture-maker [name removed] is also Melbourne's most successful male prostitute, with over 1,200 female clients, who pay him £90 per hour.
This one-off documentary profiles Joel, his wife, and the women who book his services in a study that probes the nature of male-female relationships.


Jane Treays
Series Editor:
David Pearson

Tom Paulin joins Mark Lawson to review cultural highlights and low points. Subjects under discussion include Love Is the Devil, a film about artist Francis Bacon, and Ian McEwan's latest novel, Amsterdam.


Mark Lawson
Tom Paulin
Mark Bell
Michael Poole

(Repeats are not indicated)

Open University
12.30 Virtual Democracy?
1.00 Fortress Britain
1.30 Psychology in Action: Understanding Violence
With a prison psychologist.

The Greats
2.00 Artists: Part 5
Toyah Willcox on modern young artists.

Teaching Film and Media
4.00 Young Film-makers: the Eclectix Project
4.30 Masterclass with Michael Buerk
Tips on broadcasting.

Teacher Training
5.00 Computers Don't Bite: Business: Part 5

Open University
5.45 LA: City of the Future
6.35-7.00am Modelling in the Money Markets


Presenter (The Greats):
Toyah Willcox
Presenter (Masterclass):
Michael Buerk

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