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Today's programme explores crime and punishment, and Tony Buzan discusses study techniques.
9.30 The WebStory.com/Today
A look at how commerce is taking over the World Wide Web. (R)
From 10-10, Open Minds continues with Richard Dawkins explaining how science fiction inspired him to pursue science fact.
Producer Lisa MacHale FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate); Ceefax p626: website www.0pen2.net

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Buzan
Unknown:
Richard Dawkins
Producer:
Lisa MacHale

Saturday Matinée spy drama. Singer Lili Smith is the darling of the British forces during the First World War. She is also a spy for the Germans, trying to find out about the Allies' new military aircraft. Widescreen.
Director Blake Edwards (1970)
(S)(W) Films: pp 64-71 ***

Contributors

Director:
Blake Edwards
Lili Smith:
Julie Andrews
MajorWilliam Larrabee:
Rock Hudson
Kurt Von Ruger:
Jeremy Kemp
TC:
Lance Percival

Clare Balding and Richard Dunwoody introduce a three-race card from Ascot, featuring races at 2.00, 2.30 and 3.05. With commentary from
Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Producer Gerry Morrison

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Dunwoody
Unknown:
Jim McGrath
Unknown:
Richard Pitman
Unknown:
Peter Scudamore.
Producer:
Gerry Morrison

Regional Variations (2)

Blake's 7

Series 1

Mission to Destiny

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

The crippled spaceship Ortega presents Blake and his companions with a series of mysteries. Who murdered the pilot and sabotaged the controls? What happened to the crew and why?

The Waking Giant. The last in the series examines Africa since the end of colonial rule. Travellers to Ghana and Tanzania during the sixties recall how the optimism of the liberation movements fell in the face of economic realities, while visitors to Ethiopia during the famine of the eighties argue that western aid actually strengthened the Mengistu regime that was behind the catastrophe.
Director Daniel Wolf ; Producer Wanda Koscia (S)

Contributors

Director:
Daniel Wolf
Producer:
Wanda Koscia

Rules of Engagement. At West Point officers are taught to persuade rather than bully their troops; every target during the Kosovo war was checked by lawyers against the Geneva convention; and British soldiers must strictly adhere to their rules of engagement. In the last of the series, Michael Ignatieff asks whether this liberal approach to war could result in defeat from a more ruthless enemy. Producers Peter Ceresole , Diane Wales
Series producer Glynn Jones (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Ignatieff
Producers:
Peter Ceresole
Producers:
Diane Wales
Producer:
Glynn Jones

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WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history HISTORY
Bloodtles The genealogical series concludes with a look at a Zimbabwean man's Devon roots, and a Birmingham woman's search for her ancestors uncovers an Italian love story. Introduced by Martha Kearney.
Series producer Elizabeth Wood ; Executive producer Sam Organ (S) (W) INFORMATION: History 2000 events and information line: [number removed]. Calls are charged at national rate.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Martha Kearney.
Producer:
Elizabeth Wood
Producer:
Sam Organ

The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai
Over 40 years ago, David Lean 's epic film created an enduring legend about the collaboration of a British colonel with his Japanese captors to build a bridge over the river Kwai. This documentary uses the testimony of the real-life Bridge Camp commander, Lt Col Toosey , to uncover a story more remarkable than fiction.
Producer Paul Elston ; Editor Laurence Rees (R) (S)
History 2000 continues Monday 9pm with Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea
Followed by When I Grow Up 11-year-old Maikol from Italy talks about the new generation's hopes for the future. (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Lean
Unknown:
Lt Col Toosey
Producer:
Paul Elston
Editor:
Laurence Rees

An affectionate look back at the last decade, first shown on New Year's Eve last year, in a fast-moving montage of memorable moments. Music and news bites recall the decade when Viagra and Ibiza became household names, former Take That star Robbie Williams rose and fell and rose again, and football "came home" to the middle classes.
Producer Renee Knight ; Executive producer Caroline Wright (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robbie Williams
Producer:
Renee Knight
Producer:
Caroline Wright

Jools Holland introduces a studio concert from the Gallagher brothers, marking their first UK performance with their new line-up. Tracks include the recent number one Go Let It Out, as well as earlier hits such as Wonderwall, Some Might Say and Supersonic. See Choice.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W) Andrew Duncan interviews Noel Gallagher : page 6

Contributors

Host:
Jools Holland
Director:
Janet Fraser Crook
Producer:
Mark Cooper
Interviewer:
Andrew Duncan
Musician:
Noel Gallagher

The final world championship medals are decided in Nice, with the ladies' free programme. Introduced by Sue Barker with commentary from Barry Davies and Robin Cousins.
Producer Julie Griffiths ; Executive producer Barbara Slater

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue Barker
Unknown:
Barry Davies
Unknown:
Robin Cousins.
Producer:
Julie Griffiths
Producer:
Barbara Slater

Thriller. John LeTour is a drug dealer cruising the fringes of New York society catering to the narcotic needs of his up-market clientele. A chance meeting with an old flame focuses John's anxieties about the future, but he finds his violent surroundings hard to escape. Ends 1.50am.
Director Paul Schrader (1991, 15) (S) Films: pp 64-71 ***
Teach yourself Willem Dafoe : page 60

Contributors

Unknown:
John Letour
Director:
Paul Schrader
Unknown:
Willem Dafoe
John Le Tour:
Willem Dafoe
Ann:
Susan Sarandon
Marianne:
Dana Delany
Robert:
David Clennon
Teresa Aranow:
Mary Beth Hurt
Tis:
Victor Garber

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