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: The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

Starring George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Paris, 1880: formerly penniless Georges Duroy establishes himself among the rich and begins a series of love affairs.
Films: pages 51-64


Based on the story by: Guy de Maupassant
Director: Albert Lewin
Georges Duroy: George Sanders
Clotilde de Marelle: Angela Lansbury
Madeleine Forestier: Ann Dvorak
Charles Foreslier: John Carradine

: All God's Children

Anne Kelleher discovers how different faiths in Britain exist side by side and learn to understand one another. In this first programme she meets people on a multi-faith peace pilgrimage. Director Terry Bailey
Editor Helen Alexander ● RELIGION: page 18


Unknown: Anne Kelleher
Director: Terry Bailey
Editor: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

From within the walls of the Tower of London,
Graham Young presents a special tenth anniversary edition of the programme which unites viewers in a service of prayer and meditation. Today's theme: Entrusted with Riches.
Producer John Kirby
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Graham Young
Producer: John Kirby
Editor: Helen Alexander

: See Hear!

The magazine programme which reflects concerns and interests of the deaf community. The British Deaf Association's centenary year ends with a service at
Westminster Abbey and carols in Trafalgar Square.
Presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Sign language interpreters: John Lee and Brenda Mackay. Series producer Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.
Producer: Bryn Brooks

: Country File

Included today is a report on new food safety legislation which comes into force this week. John Craven presents the latest countryside stories, with up-to-date coverage of rural, environmental and agricultural issues.
Including at 10.50am the weather for the week ahead with John Kettley. Producer David Wallace
Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Kettley.
Producer: David Wallace
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: The Three Musketeers

Gene Kelly , Lana Turner D'Artagnan and the King's musketeers are pitted against the forces of scheming
Cardinal Richelieu in this lavish Hollywood version of Alexander Dumas 's classic adventure.
Director George Sidney ● FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Cardinal Richelieu
Unknown: Alexander Dumas
Director: George Sidney
D'Artagnan: Gene Kelly
Lady de Winter: Lana Turner
Constance: June Allyson
Athos: Van Heflin
Queen Anne: Angela Lansbury
King Louis XIII: Frank Morgan
Richelieu: Vincent Price
Planchet: Keenan Wynn
Duke of Buckingham: John Sutton
Porthos: Gig Young
Aramis: Robert Coote
Treville: Reginald Owen

: News

With Lynette Lithgow. Followed by Battle of Britain 50th
Raymond Baxter introduces highlights of the commemorations at
Buckingham Palace in September. Her Majesty the Queen took the salute at one of the largest flypasts London has ever seen. The programme also reflects on the memorial service at
Westminster Abbey. Producer David Pickthall (R)


Unknown: Lynette Lithgow.
Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Producer: David Pickthall

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Time has run out for Wicksy and Cindy as Ian's scheme succeeds.
Feature: page 16
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Annie

Albert Finney , Aileen Quinn In depression-era America, 10-year-old orphan Annie avoids her unhappy present with dreams of 'tomorrow'.
Then her luck changes when she is temporarily adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks. Neither's life will ever be the same again. The hit Broadway and West End musical, based on a popular comic strip, is given the lavish big-screen treatment and four new songs.
Screenplay by Carol Sobieski Director John Huston


Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Aileen Quinn
Unknown: Daddy Warbucks.
Play By: Carol Sobieski
Director: John Huston
Daddy Warbucks: Albert Finney
Annie: Aileen Quinn
Miss Hannigan: Carol Burnett
Lily: Bernadette Peters
Grace Farrell: Ann Reinking
Rooster: Tim Curry
Punjab: Geoffrey Holder
Asp: Roger Minami
FDR: Edward Herrmann
Eleanor Roosevelt: Lois Debanzie
Bert Healy: Peter Marshall

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Starring Michael Crawford as the hapless Frank Spencer.


Writer: Raymond Allen
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Mr Lawrence: Edward Hardwicke
Mr Lewis: Glynn Edwards
Miss Butler: Diana King
Grandad: Dick Bentley
Man: David Rose
Jessica: Jessica Forte

: Antiques Roadshow

The people of Islington in north London bring their treasures to the first
Roadshow of the new series, where the familiar team of experts encounter surprising extremes - from a chocolate
Easter egg from the 1940s, to jewelled eggs by the great
Russian jeweller Faberge. And there's the owner of the Chinese armorial plate who finds she has the most valuable dinner service ever encountered on the show.
Introduced by Hugh Scully. Producer Christopher Lewis
● MAGAZINE: the Antiques Roadshow Collection, a magazine series compiled by the team of experts in 15 weekly parts, is available from newsagents.
£ 1.50. Part 1 comes with a free binder. ● ANTIQUES: page 30


Introduced By: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

Ian Gall visits Christ Church in the suburb of Fulwood in Sheffield, and joins the local Good News van on its rounds.
Hymns: Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata); As the Deer Pants for the Water; Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus); Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant (The Servant Song); What Do You Think about Jesus?; Our God Reigns; Restore, O Lord; Lord, Thy Church on Earth Is Seeking (Abbot's Leigh).
Producer David Kremer
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Ian Gall
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Only Fools and Horses...: The Sky's the Limit

A comedy series by John Sullivan, starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Rodney has begun seeking solace from his two friends Johnny Walker and Ron Bacardi. Though he offers advice, Del has little time to give any practical help.

Comedy: page 9
Picture story: page 107
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Boycie: John Challis
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Marlene: Sue Holderness
Alan: Denis Lill
[Actor]: Ron Aldridge
[Actor]: Lucy Hancock
[Actor]: Gordon Warnecke
[Actor]: Richard Whitmore

: Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death

First showing on network television, based on the novel by Agatha Christie , starring Peter Ustinov
Lauren Bacall
Carrie Fisher
Hercule Poirot is hoping for a relaxing sojourn in Palestine, but he should have known that death never takes a holiday.
Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer ,
Peter Buckman and Michael Winner Director Michael Winner ● FILMS: pages 51-64


Novel By: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Carrie Fisher
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Anthony Shaffer
Unknown: Peter Buckman
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Lady Westholme: Lauren Bacall
Nadine Boynton: Carrie Fisher
Colonel Carbury: John Gielgud
Mrs Emily Boynton: Piper Laurie
Miss Quinton: Hayley Mills
Dr Sarah King: Jenny Seagrove
Jefferson Cope: David Soul
Lennox Boynton: Nicholas Guest
Carol Boynton: Valerie Richards
Raymond Boynton: John Terlsky
Ginevra Boynton: Amber Bezer

: News

With Michael Buerk.
John Kettley CEEFAXSUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: In Sickness and In Health

The comedy written by Johnny Speight, this week with a seasonal flavour.
Starring Warren Mitchell

Having been jilted at the altar, Alf is hardly full of Christmas spirit; and Mrs Hollingbery doesn't think much of 'good will to all men'.

Picture story: page 107
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Director/Producer: Richard Boden
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Hollingbery
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell
Mrs Johnson: Tricia Kelly
Fr Delaney: Philip Stone
Mrs Carey: Pat Coombs
Mr Carey: Hugh Lloyd
Harry: Harry Fowler

: Everyman

Safe House
Fr Benedict Ramsden is a Russian Orthodox priest who lives with his wife Lilah and three of their eight children in a 17th-century priory in Devon. For the last 20 years they have shared their home with potentially violent young schizophrenics - giving them a chance of independence.
Benedict and Lilah believe that mental patients should live alongside the rest of society. But strong and humane support is needed if they are to survive the trauma of being let out.
Producer Angela Tilby


Unknown: Fr Benedict Ramsden
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Victor/Victoria

A sparkling musical comedy from the creator of the Pink
Panther movies. Starring
Julie Andrews , James Gamer 1930s Paris: Victoria, a down-and-out singer, meets Toddy, an entertainer who conceives a plan to pass Victoria off as a female impersonator. Soon 'Victor/ Victoria' is the toast of Paris.
But complications arise, in the shape of a handsome 'King'.
Director Blake Edwards FILMS: pages 51-64 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: James Gamer
Victor/Victoria: Julie Andrews
KingMarchan: James Garner
Carroll 'Toddy' Todd: Robert Preston
Norma: Lesley Ann Warren
Squash: Alex Karras
André Cassell: John Rhys-Davies
Waiter: Graham Stark
M Labisse: Peter Arne
Detective: Sherloque Tanney

: Weather

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