Programme Index

Discover 10,249,320 listings and 227,586 playable programmes from the BBC

Comedy, first in today's Saturday Matinée
Clark Gable double bill. Also starring Doris Day. A cynical old editor enrols on a course in journalism so he can pursue the teacher. Review page 43. Director George Seaton (1958. U)
(BW) (S)


Clark Gable
George Seaton

Romantic adventure, last in today's Saturday Matinée
Clark Gable double bill. Also starring Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly. A showgirl, left stranded in Africa, becomes jealous when the safari leader falls for an anthropologist's wife. Review page 43. Director John Ford (1953)


Clark Gable
Ava Gardner
Grace Kelly.
John Ford

First of two programmes following famous authors as they struggle to finish a new piece of work.

Crime writer Minette Walters began her career as a magazine editor and wrote her first crime novel, The Ice House, at the age of 42. It became an international bestseller and six other novels have followed, selling over ten million copies worldwide. The latest of these is The Shape of Snakes, whose painstaking realisation from conception to publication is the focus of this film.
Director Nick Godwin
Executive producers Jonathan Hewes and Leanne Klein (S)


Minette Walters
Nick Godwin
Jonathan Hewes
Leanne Klein
Minette Walters

A film adaptation of Jane Austen 's classic novel about the enduring power of love. England 1814: having been
"persuaded" years earlier to reject the proposal of a young naval officer, Anne Elliot suddenly finds him back in her life.
Dramatised by Nick Dear
Producer Fiona Finlay ; Director Roger Michell (R) (S)


Jane Austen
Anne Elliot
Dramatised By:
Nick Dear
Fiona Finlay
Roger Michell
Anne Elliot:
Amanda Root
Captain Wentworth:
Ciaran Hinds
Lady Russell:
Susan Fleetwood
Sir Walter Elliot:
Corin Redgrave
Mrs Croft:
Fiona Shaw
Admiral Croft:
John Woodvine
Elizabeth Elliot:
Phoebe Nicholls
Mr Elliot:
Samuel West
Sophie Thompson
Judy Cornwell
Charles Musgrove:
Simon Russell Beale
Mrs Clay:
Felicity Dean
Mr Musgrove:
Roger Hammond
Louise Musgrove:
Emma Roberts
Henrietta Musgrove:
Victoria Hamilton
Captain Harville:
Robert Glenister
Captain Benwick:
Richard McCabe
Mrs Smith:
Helen Schlesinger
Nurse Rooke:
Jane Wood
Mr Shepherd:
David Collings
Lady Dalrymple:
Darlene Johnson
Miss Carteret:
Cinnamon Faye
Henry Hayter:
Isaac Maxwell Hunt
Sir Henry Willoughby:
Roger Llewellyn
Mrs Harville:
V George

Conspiracy thriller based on events surrounding the assassination of John F Kennedy.
On 22 November 1963, President Kennedy's death changes America for ever. As the years pass, New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison becomes ever more determined to prove it was a conspiracy. (Widescreen)
(1991, 15) (S) (W)

(Review page 43)
(Barry Norman profiles Sissy Spacek: page 44)


Oliver Stone
Jim Garrison:
Kevin Costner
Liz Garrison:
Sissy Spacek
David Ferrie:
Joe Pesci
Clay Shaw:
Tommy Lee Jones
Lee Harvey Oswald:
Gary Oldman
Lou Ivon:
Jay O. Sanders
Bill Broussard:
Michael Rooker
Susie Cox:
Laurie Metcalf
Al Oser:
Gary Grubbs
Dean Andrews:
John Candy
Jack Martin:
Jack Lemmon
Senator Long:
Walter Matthau
Guy Bannister:
Ed Asner
Colonel X:
Donald Sutherland
Willie O'Keefe:
Kevin Bacon
Jack Ruby:
Brian Doyle-Murray

Romantic drama, starring Amanda
Peet and Michael Vartan. An aspiring actress begins an affair with a womanising playboy, but their romance is overshadowed by her fears about Aids. Review page 43.
Director H Gordon Boos (1997) (S)


Michael Vartan.

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More