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The Saturday-morning show moves to BBC2 during the Olympics. Keith Duffy ,
Kate Heavenor and Vernon Kay are joined by new Robot Wars host Julia Reed , while music comes from Samantha Mumba and the Dum Dums. Plus games, chat, cartoons and comedy.
Producers Gail Hendrie and Simon Parsons Executive producer Claire Mundell
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Contributors

Unknown:
Keith Duffy
Unknown:
Kate Heavenor
Unknown:
Vernon Kay
Unknown:
Julia Reed
Unknown:
Samantha Mumba
Producers:
Gail Hendrie
Producers:
Simon Parsons
Producer:
Claire Mundell

Regional Variations (2)

Stressed Eric

Series 2

Episode 3: Team

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Eric is on a work team-building exercise and is partnered with Alison who proves to be as useless in the forest as she is in the office.

Today's Saturday Matinée is a Western. Confederate officer Cal Wayne accidentally kills a friend during the Civil War, leading him to renounce violence. But when he returns to his hometown of Abilene, the dead man's brother appoints Cal sheriff. Widescreen. Director William Hale (1967) (S) (W) Films: pp 60-66**

Contributors

Unknown:
Cal Wayne
Director:
William Hale

Extended coverage of last
Tuesday's award ceremony for the album of the year, featuring live performances from Coldplay, MJ Cole, Doves and Badly Drawn Boy. Hosted by Jo Whiley and Rajesh Mirchandani.
Producer Des Burkinshaw : Executive producer Mark Cooper (Revised R) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jo Whiley
Unknown:
Rajesh Mirchandani.
Producer:
Des Burkinshaw
Producer:
Mark Cooper

Second in a five-part series exploring the history of Ireland and the migrations of its people.
Building the World. Tonight's programme takes as its starting point the international stereotype of the Irish building worker, before tracing the development of Irish migrants from manual labourers to businessmen and decision-makers. As well as examining the rise of the Irish in America and Australia, the story of one of the lesser-known colonies of migrants, in Barbados, is told.
Director David Roberts ; Series producer Ritchie Cogan (S) (W)

Contributors

Director:
David Roberts
Producer:
Ritchie Cogan

Setting the scene for I Love the Seventies at 9.05pm, a rerun of an edition of this variety series from 1978.
Sour-faced comedian Les Dawson is joined by singer Lulu and dancers for half an hour of mirth and music.
Director Phil Bishop ; Producer John Ammonds (R) (S)

Contributors

Director:
Phil Bishop
Producer:
John Ammonds

Second World War drama starring James Mason. With his troops in retreat in the North African desert, Field Marshal Rommel returns to Germany to recover from illness. While convalescing, he is asked to join a group of German officers who are plotting to assassinate Hitler.
Director Henry Hathaway (1951. PG) (BW) (S) Films: pp 60-66 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
James Mason.
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Erwin Rommel:
James Mason
Dr Karl Strolin:
Cedric Hardwicke
Frau Rommel:
Jessica Tandy
Hitler:
Luther Adler
General Burgdorf:
Everett Sloane
Von Rundstedt:
Leo G Carroll

Continuing the Saturday-night strand that celebrates a decade of popular culture. Ends 11.55.
I Love 1978 Lynda Carter , who shot to fame in 1978 as the TV incarnation of comic-book heroine Wonder Woman. introduces tonight's slice of seventies nostalgia. The US actress wasn't the only one portraying a comic-strip character that year, as The Incredible Hulk also made an impact on British screens. Both the movie and music worlds were dominated by Grease, while the year's top toys and games were the electronic Simon, the arcade sensation Space Invaders and Top Trumps cards.
Director Steven Franklin ; Series producer Alan Brown (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynda Carter
Director:
Steven Franklin
Producer:
Alan Brown

Drama starring Richard Pryor and Harvey
Keitel. In a Detroit car factory, three friends find themselves exploited by management and union alike. Always short of cash, they rob the union's offices, but come away with some incriminating documents. Suddenly, they are in grave danger. The music is composed by Jack Nitzsche , who died last month.
Director Paul Schrader (1978, 18) (S) Films: pp 60-66 ****
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Contributors

Composed By:
Jack Nitzsche
Director:
Paul Schrader
Zeke Brown:
Richard Pryor
Jerry Bartowski:
Harvey Keitel
Smokey:
Yaphet Kotto
BobbyJoe:
Ed Begley Jr
Eddie Johnson:
Harry Bellaver
Jenkins:
George Memmoli
Arlene Bartowski:
Lucy Saroyan
Clarence Hill:
Lane Smith

Hazel Irvine, Roger Black and Sharron Davies present tonight's programme which sees Steve Redgrave begin his campaign for a fifth successive Olympic gold medal when he competes in the opening round of the coxless four, with a crew that includes his fellow Atlanta gold medallist Matthew Pinsent. Coverage of their heat is at 1.30am, with commentary by Garry Herbert and Dan Topolski.
Plus action from the pool, including the men's 200m freestyle heats, featuring 17-year-old Australian sensation Ian Thorpe and Britain's Paul Palmer. Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse commentate.
Steve Redgrave : page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Black
Unknown:
Sharron Davies
Unknown:
Steve Redgrave
Unknown:
Matthew Pinsent.
Commentary By:
Garry Herbert
Commentary By:
Dan Topolski.
Unknown:
Ian Thorpe
Unknown:
Paul Palmer.
Unknown:
Andy Jameson
Unknown:
Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown:
Steve Redgrave

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