Daily TV & radio guide - Saturday

November 4, 2000

How to be President (10.30 am R4). Bush’s and Clinton’s elections recalled.
The Century Speaks (2.30 R4). "Playtime". Leisure pursuits of the last hundred years recalled in BBC’s oral-history project.
Hillary’s New York Adventure (5.50 BBC2). Hillary Rodham Clinton profiled on the eve of her New York senate bid. Her husband is the focus of Bill and Monica on Sunday (10.55 C5), while ITV weighs in on Tuesday with The Clintons – A Marriage of Sex, Lies and Power (12 midnight, most regions).
Correspondent: Israel Accused (6.50 BBC2). Israeli war crimes in southern Lebanon. Visit the Correspondent website.
The Day I Snapped (7.00 C4). Continuing C4’s stress-fighting "Stop, Go Home" season. Also this week, Desperately Seeking Dad (Sunday 7.30 C4) looks at the impact of long working hours on family life, while The Joy of Stress (Monday 8.00 C4) takes a contrary view – see below. Mor information at Channel 4’s Stop, go home website.
Meet the Ancestors (7.35 BBC2). "Domesday Fire". A repeat of the programme where an executed skeleton is unearthed near a Cambridgeshire Saxon church. Visit the BBC’s Meet the Ancestors website for more information.
Twenty Minutes: The First Bohemian (7.45 R3). Henri Murger (1822-61) and his influential Scenes of Bohemian Life, in the interval of Leoncavallo’s La Bohème
Archive Hour: George Bernard Shaw (8.00 R4). Selections from the "vast" amount of BBC archive material on the Irish playwright.
Timewatch: Tales of the Eiffel Tower (8.05 BBC2). A repeat of Jonathan Gili’s interesting exploration of the Parisian landmark.
Telling Tales (8.55 BBC2). Two new Alan Bennett non-fictional monologues –memoirs of his boyhood and youth in Leeds – frame a re-run of his classic An Englishman Abroad , about Guy Burgess (9.10 BBC2).
Shakespeare Lecture (10.00 R3). (See also Sunday 7.30 BBC2 for more on the bard.)
Watching (11.10 BBC2). Tom Sutcliffe presents a new series about "the cinema experience", beginning with a look at opening sequences (The Believers, Touch of Evil, etc). Interviewees include Nic Roeg, Mike Leigh, John Schlesinger, Atom Egoyan and Patrice Leconte.

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