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Today on the series that aims to make viewers think,
Edward Enfield wonders if it is possible to hold back time and Penny Smith looks at the "24-7" life. FURTHER INFORMATION: call [number removed](calls charged at national rate)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Enfield

First of a Saturday Matinee war double bill, starring Dirk Bogarde.
Crete, 1944: trying to demoralise the occupying German army, two British officers plan to kidnap a leading German officer.
(Widescreen) (1956) (BW) (S) ****
Films: pp 54-59

Contributors

Director:
Michael Powell
Director:
Emeric Pressburger
Major Paddy Leigh Fermor:
Dirk Bogarde
General Karl Kreipe:
Marius Goring
Captain Billy Stanley Moss:
David Oxley
Sandy:
Cyril Cusack

Adventure, concluding the wartime double bill, starring David McCallum. An RAF pilot is asked to mount a mission over France to destroy Germany's ultimate rocket weapon, but he finds that Allied prisoners are being used as a human shield.
Director Boris Sagal (1968, U) (S) Rims: pp 54-59 **

Contributors

Unknown:
David McCallum.
Director:
Boris Sagal

Our Genes. The foreign-affairs series focuses on genetic experimentation. Isabel Hilton reports from Norway on the Lebensborn, children parented by local woman and Nazi soldiers who were humiliated as outcasts after Germany's defeat. Dr Matt Ridley meets a small "inbred" community in Sardinia, the subject of a new controversy over genetic science, and Edward Stourton meets Italian fertility specialist Severino Antinori and his Vatican neighbours to discuss whetherthe gift of life should be left in God's hands. Editor Fiona Murch ; Series producer Lucy Hetherington (S)
HISTORY

Contributors

Unknown:
Isabel Hilton
Unknown:
Dr Matt Ridley
Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Severino Antinori
Editor:
Fiona Murch
Producer:
Lucy Hetherington

Ends 9.35.
One Foot In the Past: Women in Architecture
Traditionally, architecture has been a profession dominated by men. But Joan Bakewell digs into the profession's history to identify the women who have helped shape the British landscape, from medieval prioresses to powerful aristocrats, and uncovers a wealth of innovative design. See Choice.

Director Sasha Bates ; Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)

8.05 Breaking the Code
Derek Jacobi gives an acclaimed performance in this 1997 film as Alan Turing , the mathematical genius whose cracking of the German Enigma code changed the course of the Second World War. Turing's uncompromising stance was a strength in his scientific work but, combined with his homosexuality, it was to lead to personal disaster. See Choice.
Written by Hugh Whitemore ; Producer Jack Emery
Director Herbert Wise (R) (S)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Bakewell
Director:
Sasha Bates
Unknown:
Derek Jacobi
Unknown:
Alan Turing
Written By:
Hugh Whitemore
Producer:
Jack Emery
Director:
Herbert Wise
Alan Turing:
Derek Jacobi
Sara Turing:
Prunella Scales
Dillwyn Knox:
Richard Johnson
Mick Ross:
Alun Armstrong
Pat Green:
Amanda Root
John Smith:
Harold Pinter
Ron Miller:
Julian Kerridge
Young Alan Turing:
William Mannering

War drama, starring John Mills.
In 1940, more than 338,000 men were taken off the beaches around Dunkirk in an operation that has become a legend of the Second World War. This film re-creates the evacuation by following the fortunes of some of the soldiers who were there as well as the men who set sail from England to rescue them.
(1958, PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 54-59 ***

Contributors

Director:
Leslie Norman
Binns:
John Mills
Charles Foreman:
Bernard Lee
Holden:
Richard Attenborough
Mike:
Robert Urquhart
Barlow:
Ray Jackson
Dave Bellman:
Meredith Edwards
Jouvet:
Michael Shillo
Frankie:
Sean Barrett
Diana:
Maxine Audley
Themelves:
Flanagan and Allen

Dub-rock veterans Primal Scream, fresh from the success of their recent Xtrmntr album, feature tonight on Jools Holland's musical showcase alongside the international sound of Senegal singer Youssou N'Dour. Plus
Bill Wyman 's Rhythm Kings, featuring Georgie Fame and Procul Harum'sGaryBrookeron lead vocals, American folk-blues singer Odetta, and new guitar band Coldplay.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wyman
Unknown:
Georgie Fame
Director:
Janet Fraser Crook
Producer:
Mark Cooper

Sci-fi drama starring Julie Christie. In an unspecified country, in an indeterminate future, books are banned and readers persecuted. Montag, a fireman, has a bright future until he meets Clarisse, a teacher, who asks if he has ever read a book.
(Widescreen) (1966) (S)
Ends 2.35am.
Films: pp 54-59 ***

Contributors

Director:
Francois Truffaut
Montag:
Oskar Werner
Clarisse:
Julie Christie

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