The four successful young chefs from this week's heats serve up a meal for critics Charles Campion , Jeremy Wayne and Nicholas Lander.
Feature-length drama, based on first-hand documented accounts, starring Julie Walters as the Midlands housewife and teacher who, in 1963, embarked on a mission to clean up British TV. Her crusade led her into conflict with the man she feit responsible for a tide of "filth" - Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, director-general of the BBC - culminating in a bitter fight over whether to broadcast the word "knickers" in the Beatles' song I Am the Walrus.
Writer Amanda Coe ; Producer Richard Burrell
Director Andy de Emmony Auntie's War on Smut is at 11pm on BBC4
Julie Walters stars in Educating Rita at 11.15pm on BBC1
Ooh er, Mrs...: page 10; The Inside Story: page 98 Results from RT's taste and decency survey: www.radiotimes.com/taste-and-decency
A special one-off documentary revealing the history behind the popular British sitcom, featuring clips from the original series, a cast reunion and brand new scenes written by one of the co-creators, Jeremy Lloyd. 'Allo 'Allo! followed the farcical adventures of Rene Artois, a French cafe owner unwillingly brought into the war on both sides. The Germans forced him to hide some of the town's stolen artefacts while the cafe was used by the Resistance as a safe house for two British airmen. Rene was also conducting two affairs while trying to keep them secret from his wife, Edith. In tonight's show, Rene is back in his cafe writing his war diaries, with a little help from Yvette and some of the establishment's characters.
Writer Jeremy Lloyd ; Director Martin Dennis
Producers Robert Katz and Cybele Rowbottom A well-travelled sitcom: page 59
10/11. Will Carter and Mercy give each other the information they desperately need? (S)
11.00 11/11. Can Shirley find happiness again?
First shown on BBC3
6/11. Events conspire to tip Lola over the edge, while Carter's guest gathers momentum.
11.00 7/11. Carter helps a desperate Lola. Connie piles more pressure on Shirley to deal with Mercy.
Writers Simon Ashdown , Jeremy Dyson ; Producer Sanne Wohlenberq Director Sue Tully First shown on BBC3
4/11. With Carter's best lead now a severed head on the beach, what will be his next move?
11.00 5/11. Dudley is forced to take action as Lola's behaviour becomes too much for him to handle.
Writers Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
First shown on BBC3
2/11. Comedy thriller set in Blackpool's underbelly. As Carter's quest gathers pace, he finds himself involved with the intriguing Woolf family.
11.00 3/11. Just when Lola feels her misfortune can't get any worse, events take an unexpected turn.
Writers Simon Ashdown , Jeremy Dyson ; Director Dearbhla Walsh Producer Sanne Wohlenberg First shown on BBC3
1/6. Blackpool's seedy underbelly is exposed in this darkly comic thriller teeming with brassy characters: a couple on a dirty weekend; a bent businessman; and a man out for justice.
First shown on BBC3
2/6. The Lady. Will an ill-advised racial remark ruin Clark's Cabinet ambitions? Episode three follows on BBC4 at 10.30.
Dramatised by Jon Jones ; Producer Kate Lewis
Director Jon Jones First shown on BBC4
Room 101 Stand-up comic and 15 Storeys High star Sean Lock nominates concrete, actors, merchandising, tourist attractions and Jeremy Clarkson for Orwellian torture.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne (S)
9.30 Absolute Power 5/6. Country Life. Geoffrey Palmer guests as the aristocratic head of a new political party that puts Charles's talent for spin to the test.
Writer Guy Andrews : Director John Morton ; Producer Paul Schlesinger (s)
10.00 Little Britain 2/8. David Soul , Anthony Head and Bay City Roller Les McKeown guest in the satirical sketch show.
Narrated by Tom Baker. Contains strong language. Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Myfanwy Moore
First shown on BBC3 (S) BBC PRODUCT: the radio series audio CD, £12.99.
Designing the 90s. The series looking back over four decades of Britain's design heritage ends by recalling the the rise and rise of a Swedish furniture giant, the launch of a revolutionary vacuum cleaner, a computer game that became a design icon, cars with curves, the shift from pub to bar, and some uplifting female lingerie. Contributions come from James Dyson , Nicholas Grimshaw , Adam and Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Glancey , Caryn Franklin ,
Alice Rawsthorn and Tyler Brulee. Narrated by Penelope Keith. Director Heidi Perry : Series producer Mary Sackville-West
First World War drama, based on the novel by Pat Barker , starring
James Wilby , Jonny Lee Miller 1917: psychiatrist Dr William Rivers begins to question his training when charged with healing the mentally wounded, only to return them to the front. His doubts increase when poet Siegfried Sassoon is declared shell-shocked for making an anti-war declaration.
Director Gillies MacKinnon (1997, 15)
Digital widescreen Subtitled ...... ♦ See Rims: pp 54-61 **** ♦ Teach Yourself Jonny Lee Miller: page 54
A dark thriller about sexual obsession and murder, written by Andrew Davies , that opens the Obsessions season of four films about people who have been driven to passionate extremes. Starring Ciaran Hinds Amanda Ooms
Successful lawyer Charlie Cross finds his suburban lifestyle shattered when he embarks on a passionate affair with the wife of his client, Edgar Bosco.
Producer Gareth Neame : Director Ben Bolt
* See This Week: page 8
The last of three Mohday night dramas in the Wicked
Women season is a satirical comedy starring Clare Holman
Charlotte Coleman , Michael Angelis Labour has gained power and new MP
Jessie Fielding introduces a bill abolishing bloodsports. Then her past comes back to haunt her. See today's choices.
Written by Emma Fortune : Producer Colin Ludlow
Director Stefan Schwartz
♦ To play the politician: page 6 Followed by Video Nation Shorts
The latest in the season of Pilot
Paradise programmes which became classic comedy series. Are You Being Served? was originally shown in the Comedy Playhouse series in 1972. Writers David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd set the comedy in the fashion department of Grace Brothers, a huge but rather dusty old department store. The pilot episode spawned a follow-up series in 1973 and the programme continued to be made until 1985.
Producer David Croft
Followed by Weatherview
David Cronenberg 's psychological thriller, starring
Gynaecologists Beverly and Elliot Mantle are brilliant identical twins who run a fertility clinic in Toronto and share every aspect of each other's life. When they both become involved with the same patient, childless actress Claire Niveau , their lives take a horrific turn.
David Cronenberg also directed The Fly and Naked Lunch.
(1988) Stereo Gun Crazy is on Friday at 12.15am
* FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64
"As far as my social life is concerned, the Metro is a no-go area. I think
I'd look so much better sat in an XR2," says one young driver wistfully in the first programme of Nicholas Barker 's sequel to Signs of the Times. Barker has applied the same style to this chronicle of British motorists that he used with his tongue-in-cheek series on perceptions of taste in the British home. The result is five films featuring the cars, the thoughts, the dreams and the anxieties of 70 drivers.
This first programme, It Gets
You Out of the House, gives seven youngdrivers the chance to express their feelings about their first car.
Jeremy Clarkson on teen dream cars
SEE FEATURE page 36
A series of documentaries on British business culture.
Fear and Greed. The City of London is still the world's biggest money machine. But how do the fortunes of the City affect the rest of the country?
This programme examines the persistent refusal of financiers to fund British industry - but reveals that some merchant bankers are now thinking long term. Director Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Executive producer Nicholas Fraser A Panoptic production for BBCtv
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Presented by Jeremy Isaacs.
Professionals wield power.
What motivates them? What attitudes and ideas lurk behind their job titles? To whom are they accountable? Opera Producers with David Pountney Nicholas Hytner Graham Vick
Not so long ago, opera seemed irrelevant to all but a small and rich minority. In the last few years, however, a new generation of producers has revitalised this art form and enticed a growing audience to see and applaud their work.
What has been the secret of their success? Where do their ideas come from? How true are they to the composers' intentions?
Director DAVID CROSSMAN Producer UDI EICHLER
A BROOK production for BBCtv
The second of two plays shown in tribute to the Irish playwright STEWART PARKER , who died recently.
An amusing play about the rehearsal and recording of a radio play. The play within a play is about a peeping Tom.
Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director NICHOLAS RENTON (R)