New series. 1/5. Dl Rebecca Flint and her team are called in to investigate after astrophysicist
Dr Christian King claims to have received a series of images from space. The images show fragments of an explosion in which many people are killed that will, he asserts, take place in just 18 hours' time.
Writer Lizzie Mickery : Producer Marcus Wilson
Director Simon Cellan Jones
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
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Putting the science into sci-fi: page 29
2/3. Out of the Frying Pan. The guitar turns electric and music is changed for ever. Alan Yentob examines the shift in the cultural status of the guitar, from the blues of the Mississipi to the "guitar wars" of the 1950s, when the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul ruled.
Producer Roger Parsons ; Executive producer Janet Lee
Repeated on Friday at 11.30pm on BBC4 Guitar Heroes on Later.... follows at 11.30pm on BBC4
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
What Alan Yentob is watching: page
t/8. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Cast and crew recall how Guy Ritchie 's low-budget London gangster film became an icon of Cool Britannia.
Series producer Brendan O'Hara
4/6. Rebellion. When the Jewish Revolt swept through Judea in AD 66, threatening to destabilise the entire Empire, Rome turned to the disgraced General Vespasian and his son Titus to suppress it. Together they unleashed the might of Rome on the Jewish people. Their discipline and ingenuity, pitted against the rebels' passion and commitment, climaxed in a battle on the steps of the Temple of Jerusalem.
Writer/Director Andrew Grieve ; Series producer Mark Hedgecoe
Signed repeat next Wednesday
I Claudius continues the theme at 11pm on BBC4; visit www.bbc.co.uk/history to play CDX, a mystery about a Roman cult
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Hollywood actor and musician Robert Downey Jr talks about his new album The Futurist; ex-Ally McBeal star
Jane Krakowski discusses the new production of Guys & Dolls in London's West End, where she stars alongside Ewan McGregor : and Pamela Anderson talks about life after Baywatch. Plus music from Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler 's new group, the Tears. Series producer Suzi Aplin ; Executive producer Addison Cresswell Repeated next Sunday on BBC3
Dad Mike Johnson has had a difficult time. He's now ready to sell some precious mementos and move on with his life. Can Jeremy Milnes and Lome Spicer help him de-junk, forget his past woes and look to the future? Followed by News; Weather
Cult 1960s sci-fi fantasy, starring Jane Fonda. A beautiful young astronaut uses the power of love to fight the forces of evil in the 41st century. Widescreen. Review page 58. Director Roger Vadim (1967, 15) (S) (W) Film Trivia: page 65
Alan Titchmarsh , Charlie Dimmock , Tommy Walsh and Will Shanahan travel to the Isle of Sheppey in Kent to transform a tiny garden plot into an intricate horticultural tapestry. Director John Thomicroft : Executive producer Carol Haslam
Repeated with sign language on Wednesday at 4am Alan's finale: page 39
Horror film starring Ann Todd and Patrick Magee in which a disturbed young man breaks away from a religious cult to prey on the lives of young women. Review page 55.
Second in a six-part comedy series starring Mark Addy and Alex Jennings.
Cross Purposes. Nigel finds himself plunged into the shady underworld of Los Angeles transvestites. Contains strong language. See Choice.
Written by Jim Piddock and Margaret Oberman
Producer Jamie Rix : Director John Stroud (S) (W)
Crime drama, starring Timothy Daly and Dan Lauria , in a dramatisation of the build-up to the siege in 1993 at the compound of the Branch Davidians cult in Waco, Texas.
Director Dick Lowry (1993.18) (S) Films: pp 78-81 ***
In the first of a new autumn series, Jonathan Ross finds out whether the recent British release Billy Elliot lives up to the hype. Plus Billy Connolly explains the background to his new movie role, and there's a review of Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps. See Choice.
Producer Susan Kemp ; Director Lara Hannay (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview
Roger Vadim 's cult sixties sci-fi fantasy, starring
Jane Fonda. A beautiful young astronaut uses the power of love to fight the forces of evil in the 40th century. Widescreen. (1967, 15) (S) (W)
Films: pp 52-60 ***
Followed by Weatherview
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the filming of the remake of the sixties cult detective series. Including interviews with Martin Clunes , Peter Bowles and Charles Dance.
Director Roger Goldby ; Producer Barney Reisz (S)
Cult road movie starring Peter Fonda , Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Two motorcyclists use the money they made from a drug deal to travel across the States to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Among the characters they meet is an alcoholic lawyer who joins them on their odyssey.
Director Dennis Hopper (1969. 18) (S) Film of the week: page 55 *****
Continuing the cult supernatural investigations series.
How the Ghosts Stole Christmas. Mulder and Scully soon find themselves in peril when they spend the night in a supposedly haunted mansion. See Choice.
Repeated next Saturday (S) (W)
The cult supernatural investigations series.
Triangle. While investigating a mysterious sighting in the Bermuda Triangle, Mulder finds himself transported to 1939, where he is at the mercy of some familiar-looking
Nazis. See Choice. isi (W)
The cult series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Drive. Following Mulder's abduction at gunpoint by a man
— suspected of killing his wife, Scully tries to determine whether the kidnapper is suffering from an infectious disease. These investigations lead her to uncover a deadly government experiment. See Choice. (S) (W) X Files websites: Webwatch, page 46
Return of the cult series of supernatural investigations, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
With guest star Mimi Rogers. The Beginning. With all traces of the X Files destroyed in an office fire, Mulder and Scully are faced with their greatest challenge as they enlist the help of a child psychic to capture a ferocious alien. See Choice.
A special documentary profiling the life and career of Scottish singing sensation Lulu, who first shot to fame at the tender age of 15 with the chart-topping single Shout. Lulu will be presenting Red Alert with the National Lottery tomorrow night on BBC1. See Choice.
Producer Karina Brennan ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W) Lulu's TV comeback: page 23