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BBC Two England

Holding On

I n the second of Tony Marchant 's eight-part drama, a shocking incident has far-reaching effects on the lives of others, while it seems tax investigator Shaun may have something to hide himself. Continues next
Tuesday. See today's choices.
For rest of cast see Monday
* See This Week: page 6
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BBC Two England

Holding On

In the final episode of Tony Marchant 's gritty
London drama, Gary goes back to football reporting, and Brenda and Claire swap secrets. See today's choices.
Producer David Snodin ; Director
Adrian Shergold * Daniels in the lions' den: p32
BBC Two England

Holding On

The fifth episode in Tony Marchant 's eight-part drama set in London. Marcus and Janet try to pursue their radio activities, Hilary is the subject of a mugging and Shaun accepts a bribe. See today's choices.
Producer David Snodin ; Director
Adrian Shergold
BBC Two England

Holding On

In the fourth of Tony Marchant 's eight-part drama, Claire seeks out the mother of her sister's killer and Bernard is charged with murder. Seetoday'schoices.
Producer David Snodin : Director Adrian Shergold
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BBC Two England

Holding On

In the third of Tony Marchant 's eight-part drama, cab driver r Bernard s temper boils over.
See today's choices.
Producer David Snodin ; Director
Adrian Shergold ♦ See Polly Toynbee : page 10
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BBC Two England

Holding On - a Preview

Writer Tony Marchant talks about Holding On, his ambitious new drama for BBC2 this autumn.
Subtitled
BBC Two England

Holding On

The sixth episode in TonyMarchant's
eight-part drama set in London. Disaster at a dinner party threatens Hilary and Lloyd's relationship. See today's choices.
Producer David Snodin : Director
Adrian Shergold + How I created Shaun: page
Then Video Nation Shorts Subtitled
BBC Two England

Holding On

The penultimate episode in writer
Tony Marchant 's gritty drama set in London. The pregnant
Claire takes in an embarrassing flatmate, and Florrie and Janet are outraged by Bernard's seemingly lenient prison sentence. Shaun's life is in tatters and Hilary makes a decision about her relationship with Lloyd. See today's choices.
Producer David Snodin : Director
Adrian Shergold ♦ The experts' view: page
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BBC Two England

Arena: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus:BBC2 on BBC4

Country singer Jim White drives through the rural white American South, where he finds a community holding on to their religious beliefs - the perpetual struggle between Satan and God. Director Andrew Douglas
Executive producers Steve Golin and Anthony Wall
BBC Two England

Holding On

An eight-part drama written by Tony Marchant that depicts the interaction between a diverse range of characters - including a bulimic restaurant critic and a highly strung tax inspector - in modern-day London. See today's choices
For rest of cast see Tuesday
Stereo
See This Week: page 6
Then Video Nation Shorts
BBC Two England

Arena On the Road with Boggs

In the 1980s American artist
J S G Boggs stunned the art world by holding an exhibition of banknotes, drawn by himself. In one go, he broke moral, artistic and legal taboos-counterfeiting money, poking fun at the art world, and raising the question, "Is this art?" The film follows this controversial artist on a journey funded by his hand-painted banknotes through railway stations, supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars and art galleries, as he attempts to evade arrest and discover the real value of money - and art. Director Philip Haas
Series editors Nigel Finch , Anthony Wall
A Methodact production for BBCtv
BBC Two England

40 Minutes

A Cruel Ritual
'I was born and brought up in Britain. I was 8 years old when I was circumcised. I really thought I was going to die, because of the pain, having no anaesthetic. You have a lady holding your mouth so you cannot scream, you have two ladies on your chest and the other two holding the legs.'
Seven years ago, 40 Minutes' first film on female circumcision led to the law which banned it in this country. Today's film reveals that the practice of genital mutilation of young girls is still flourishing in Britain today. Producer Louise Panton Editor Caroline Pick
0 PICTURE STORY: page 67 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Wild Dog Hunt

After 16 months in northern Botswana, the pressure is really on for cameraman Mike Holding and his team, as they attempt to capture unprecedented footage nf wild dogs hunting, for a Natural World documentary.
Producers Tania Jenkins , Mike Holding: Series prod Wendy Darke
BBC Two England

Rome

10/10. De Patre Vostro (About Your Father). In the aftermath of the battle of Actium, Mark Antony returns to Alexandria. But Cleopatra is deceived by Octavian, leading to a betrayal of Mark Antony that has disastrous consequences.
Writer Bruno Heller; Director Steve Shill
Rptd tomorrow at 1120 pm [website removed] RT Direct: order the series one DVD boxed set for just E36.49 incl free p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed]. or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout Why do we rate Rome so highly? Find out at [website removed]; Catch up with all the latest intrigue with RT's programme guide at [website removed]

DRAMA
Rome 9.00pm BBC2

You can keep your Sopranos - if it's tall tales of violent Italians you want, Rome's the business. I know it over-reaches itself sometimes, but that's only because it aims high. It's not often that television attempts full-on, big-budget tragedy, and Rome not only pulls it off, but it also manages to be hilarious, sexy and thrillingly violent by turns. I'm missing it already.
Because tonight we bid a tearful vale! to the whole messy saga with a final episode based on the usual mix of love, death and great one-liners. Listen for Antony's idea of a hangover cure and Atia's parting shot across Livia'sbows.
Polly Walker as Atia should be inducted at once into the hall of fame for small-screen she-monsters. And if James Purefoy ever does better work than he has as Mark Antony, he'll be a lucky man. The once-great general tonight subsides into druggy despair: his reaction to the death of Cleopatra is heart-rending. And at the end of the game, who's holding all the chips? It's that blank-eyed human calculator Octavian, of course. David Butcher
BBC Two England

Paralympic Grandstand

Join Team GB on a quest for gold, on the fourth day of the paralympics. On the track, David Weir and Dave Holding will hope to have made it to the men's 200m final, while
Olympic champion and world record-holder Lloyd "the Essex Express" Upsdell prepares for the semi-finals of the 100m.
The pool was the source of some of Britain's greatest moments in Sydney four years ago - and James Crisp ,
Sascha Kindred , Sarah Bailey and Anthony Stephens are among those hoping to keep up that fine tradition today.
The GB men's wheelchair basketball team are aiming for the knockout stages against France, while their rugby counterparts face a final group match against Germany.
Presented by Clare Balding and Colin Jackson , with commentary by Paul Dickenson and Tushar Patel
(athletics), Matt Chilton and Paul Noble (swimming), and Stuart Storey and Dan Johnson (wheelchair basketball).
Executive producer Helen Kuttner : Editor Carl Hicks BBC Radio 5 Live has updates from Athens throughout the day One Final Question with Ade Adepitan: page
BBC Two England

Midnight Movie: The Reckless Moment

starring James Mason, Joan Bennett
With her husband away, Lucia Harper has to handle alone the problem of her teenage daughter's affair with an unscrupulous older man. Suddenly she finds herself involved in murder and blackmail.
Based on The Blank Wall by ELISABETH SANXAY HOLDING
Directed by MAX OPHULS
Films: page 17
CEEFAX Film Page: 255
BBC Two England

Today at the Paralympics

Clare Balding introduces action from day eight, with James Anderson. Jeannette Chippington and Melanie Easter going for glory in the pool, and David Holding , Andrew Curtis and Nigel Bourne hoping for gold on the track. (S)
BBC Two England

Paralympic Grandstand

Britons Paul Pearce and Mark Farnell tackle one of the toughest events: the marathon. Day nine in Athens also includes the men's 200m final, in which Lloyd Upsdell - who won the sprint double in Sydney- goes for gold again. David Weir and David Holding will hope to have made it into the final of the 100m and upcoming wheelchair racer Jenny Ridley could be in the medal hunt in the 200m. The men's wheelchair basketball semi-finals also take place.
Clare Balding and Colin Jackson present. Commentary by Paul Dickenson (athletics), and Stuart Storey and Dan Johnson (wheelchair basketball).
Executive producer Helen Kuttner ; Editor Carl Hicks BBC Radio 5 Live has coverage from Athens in Sport on 5 at lpm
BBC Two England

Gluck, Gluck, Gluck

Wine writer Malcolm Gluck , champion of the ordinary drinker, charts a course through the maze of wines, taking stock of what marketi ng does to influence our choice. Do our attitudes towards wine tradition overshadow our freedom of choice, and what do we think of wine boxes and bottles without corks?
See today's choices.
Producer Tina Fletcher ; Executive producer
FionaPitcher Stereo INFORMATION: see Ceefax page
Internet address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gluck * Gluck on Wine: page 50
BBC Two England

Country Night

A celebration of country and western music, featuring performances, profiles and documentaries, introduced by Dolly Parton and, from Nashville, Tennessee, by Jools Holland. See today's choices. Producer Andy King ; Editor Avril MacRory
WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/country_night/ * Andrew Duncan interviews Dolly Parton : page 14 plus win a dream ticket for country fans and other prizes: page
8.05 Dolly Parton "Treasures" Dolly Parton is one of country music's most celebrated singers and has also acted in a numberoffilms. In this special programme she performs some of her best-loved songs, takes questions from the audience, introduces archive clips and special guests, and discusses the recording of her latest album Treasures. Songs include a cover of Neil Young's Afterthe Goldrush. An interview with Dolly Parton can be seen at 9.30pm. Stereo ................
Followed by Talking Country Throughout the night, personalities -ranging from comedians to politicians -choose their favourite country songs. Producer Frank Hanly
9.00 Nashville Live with Jools Holland
The pianist introduces a concert from the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of country showthe
GrandOle Opry , in Nashville, Tennessee. The cast boasts many of modern country's leading lights, including Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs. Producers Mark Cooper and Martin Fischer
Continued at 10pm
9.30 Dolly Parton - She Ain't No Dumb Blonde In an interview recorded last
December, Dolly Parton talks frankly about her humble beginnings and ascent to stardom. The programme also features rare archive performances from country luminaries including Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Director Andy King : Producer Avril MacRory
10.00 Nashville Live with Jools Holland
More music from the Ryman Auditorium. Concluded at 11.45pm
10.45 Song Roads: a Musical Friendship from Nashville to Dunkeld
Documentary chronicling the personal and professional relationship which has blossomed between American country singer Kathy Mattea and Scottish folk singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean. Mattea fell in love with MacLean's innovative music, which is rooted in ancient Scots culture, and when
MacLean heard Mattea's Midwestern tones, the duo began an unusual musical exchange.
Director/Producer Mark Littlewood Stereo
11.45 Nashville Live with Jools Holland
A final call at the Ryman Auditorium, plus a set from a nearby venue by upcoming country band BR5-49. Stereo .....
12.15am Emmylou Harris The enduring singer Emmylou Harris reflects on her three decades in music, from her early days with country pioneer Gram Parsons and with her legendary Hot Band. through to the acoustic style she has deployed recently. Harris also talks about her recent album The Wrecking
Ball, which features collaborations with Canadian rocker Neil Young , producer Daniel Lanois and U2 drummer Larry
Mullen Jr, and about forthcoming work with ChrissieHynde of the Pretenders.
Director Craig Duncan Stereo
12.40 Let's Go to Luckenbach, Texas....
Luckenbach, a tiny town in the Lone Star State, is the spiritual home of Texan country music. From the town's dance hall, singer Jerry Jeff Walker presides over an evening of music and dancing. Director Anthony Wall : Producers Frank Hanly and DebbieGeller Stereo ....
Followed byWeatherview
1.35-2.50am HonkyTonkJuke Box Simon Hickson rounds off tonight's
Country Night with a selection of music videos, rare performances and short films from the world of country music. Directors Jamie Gould and Sarah Horsfall
Producer Andy King
Videoplus code for Country Night
8.05-2.50am(notPDC)....






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