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Return of the weekly selection of programmes reflecting Asian issues and culture. Ends 10.50

Manjdhar
Pakistan drama. A family is hurled into a web of mistrust, doubt and deceit.
(In Urdu with English subtitles)

9.30 Cafe 21
The Asian chat show returns with a new cross-cultural outlook. Today's subject is politics. Are the mainstream parties catering for young Asians?

10.00 Network East
Entertainment series, presented by Sonia Deol and Sanjeev Kohli. Saeed Jaffrey chats about his time in Coronation Street, plus music from Black Star Liner, an interview with Bollywood star Aamir Khan, and a recipe from chefs Nina and Sumita.

Contributors

Presenter (Network East):
Sonia Deol
Presenter (Network East):
Sanjeev Kohli.
Guest (Network East):
Saeed Jaffrey
Interviewee (Network East):
Aamir Khan
Asia 2 Editor:
Paresh Solanki

Crime drama. An editor has his eye on the publisher's daughter, but the advances of the boss's s wife starts a chain of events leading to murder. Director Francis Searle (1954) (S)
Films: pp 60-68 **

Contributors

Director:
Francis Searle

Wartime drama, the first in a Saturday Matinée double bill starring James Caan
A submarine commander and his former crew are assigned to work together on a secret project, but its not long before old grievances start to surface.
Director William Graham (1967) Films: pp 60-68 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
James Caan
Director:
William Graham
Lt Commander Bolton:
James Caan
Vice-Admiral Redmayne:
Rupert Davies
Sub-Lt Pennington:
Norman Bowler
Lt Davies:
David Sumner

Motor-racing drama, concluding the Saturday Matinée double bill starring James Caan.
The rivalry between the members of a motor-racing team spills over on to the track -with life-threatening results.
Director Howard Hawks (1965) (S)
James Caan is in "The Gambler" at 12.20am Films: pp 60-68 ★★★

Contributors

Mike Marsh:
James Caan
Julie Kazarian:
Laura Davon
Holly MacGregor:
Gail Hire
Lindy Bonaparte:
Charlene Holt

Steve Wright presents footage of artists including Blur, the Clash, Bros, Dionne Warwick and Charles Aznavour.
Shown last Wednesday (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Wright
Unknown:
Dionne Warwick
Unknown:
Charles Aznavour.

PM Goodbye My Lords. The occasional series provides a portrait of the lives of five hereditary peers as they face the government's plans to abolish their positions. The reactions of the noblemen, who include a sheep farmer, a racing manager to the Queen, and a surfer turned City banker, range from reluctant support to scepticism about the seriousness of the government's approach. Producer Anna Lloyd ; Editor Anne Tyerman (S)

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Lloyd
Editor:
Anne Tyerman

Western Sahara: a Forgotten War. For 16 years, the guerrillas of Polisario fought a bloody battle with Moroccan soldiers for the Western Sahara. In 1991, the fighting stopped and the territory's inhabitants, the Saharawis, were supposed to decide their future in a referendum. But the voting process has been repeatedly delayed, leaving the conflict unresolved and 170,000 Saharawis as refugees in the Algerian desert.
Director Christopher Mitchell ; Editor Fiona Murch (S)

Contributors

Director:
Christopher Mitchell
Editor:
Fiona Murch

Continuing the historical strand. Ends 9.00pm
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House Detectives: Cliff House
Juliet Morris, Dan Cruickshank and Judith Miller investigate the tunnels, trap doors and cellars of a Georgian clifftop house in the harbour village of Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear. There they uncover tales of 18th-century crime and a scandalous Victorian love affair.
See Choice. (S) (W)

Contributors

Presenter:
Juliet Morris
Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Presenter:
Judith Miller
Director:
Julian Birkett
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

The history documentary series returns with the story of the captured German spies who were then turned into double agents and used by MI5 to deceive Hitler during the Second World War. Newly released MI5 documents and interviews with former members of MI5 and its top-secret interrogation centre, Camp 020, tell how the double agents played a crucial role in the Normandy landings.
(S) (W)

Followed by The Nation's Favourite Song Lyric (S)

Contributors

Producer:
Tilman Remme
Editor:
Laurence Rees

The Clash, one of the most eclectic and politically aware bands produced by the London punk explosion of 1976, were together for just seven years but belied that relatively short lifespan by influencing a wide range of bands and performers. For the first time, the original band members tell their story.
See Choice. (S)

Contributors

Director:
Don Letts

To mark the 150th anniversary of Chopin's death, Stephanie Hughes presents the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's annual Europa Concert, recorded in Poland earlier this year in the Church of Our Lady, Krakow.
The centrepiece of the evening is a rendition of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2, conducted by Bernard Haitink with pianist Emanuel Ax. Soprano Christine Schafer sings Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Et Incarnatus Est from the Mass in C minor. The concert concludes with Schumann's Spring Symphony.
(W)

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephanie Hughes
Conductor:
Bernard Haitink
Pianist:
Emanuel Ax
Soprano:
Christine Schafer
Director:
Bob Coles
Producer:
Paul Smaczny

AM Drama, the last of today's three films starring
James Caan , also starring Lauren Hutton
Successful professor of literature Alex Freed decides to take one more huge risk when he runs up massive gambling debts to a violent loan shark. Ends 2.05am Director Karel Reisz (1974, 18) (S) Films: pp 60-68 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
James Caan
Unknown:
Lauren Hutton
Director:
Karel Reisz

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