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: Merrily We Live

In this zany comedy of errors, a novelist is mistaken for a tramp and hired as a chauffeur by an eccentric woman who is devoted to redeeming down-and-outs.
With Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray.
Films: pages 47-52


Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Jerry Kilbourne: Constance Bennett
Wade Rawlins: Brian Aherne
Mrs Emily Kilbourne: Billie Burke
Grosvenor: Alan Mowbray

: News; Weather

: Start Your Own Religion

Experts. Colin Morris explains how saints are the proof that a religion works. • STEREO


Unknown: Colin Morris

: This Is the Day

At the beginning of One World Week, Noel Battye visits the West Highlands of Scotland to join Colin and Liz Crawford at their home in Oban for worship and reflection.
● PRAYER LINE: [number removed], calls charged at normal rate.


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Liz Crawford

: See Hear!

A report on the Meningitis
Trust Awareness Week and the introduction of a new vaccine.
With signing and subtitles.

: Inside English

3: The language for organising an international event and negotiating with sponsors and agents.
* BBC BOOK: £4.95, from booksellers. For details ring freefone 0[number removed].

: Lingo! How to Learn a Language

3: Words to learn and how to pronounce them.

: Careering Ahead

This week, a look at what training can - and can't - do for Northern Ireland's jobless. ● STEREO
● FACTSHEET: for free sheet send sae to [address removed].

: Winning

3: The boss of a furniture business is shown how firms build a winning workforce. A Diverse production for BBCtv STEREO
• TRAINING PACK: available to small businesses for£ 15 by credit card on the 24-hour number 0[number removed]

: Spain on a Plate

Tapas and roast lamb are served up as Maria Jose Sevilla visits Castile.


Unknown: Maria Jose Sevilla

: CountryFile

John Craven remembers country rambler Romany, the Methodist minister who became a national institution on the radio 50 years ago.
Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
An analysis of Britain's severe bout of political turbulence over economic policy and the EC. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Sharon has a confession to make to Michelle.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)

: Eldorado

Allan is worried about Gavin.
Joy seeks Gwen's advice.

: The Crimson Pirate

I Lighthearted pirate I adventure, starring Burt Lancaster
Landing on a Caribbean island to sell stolen guns and ammunition to the rebel leader, the Crimson Pirate plans to double his profit by betraying the rebels. With Nick Cravat , Eva Bartok , Torin Thatcher ,
James Hayter , Leslie Bradley , Margaret Graham and Christopher Lee. Director Robert Siodmak 0 FILMS: pages 47-52


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Nick Cravat
Unknown: Eva Bartok
Unknown: Torin Thatcher
Unknown: James Hayter
Unknown: Leslie Bradley
Unknown: Margaret Graham
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Director: Robert Siodmak

: Biteback

Julian Pettifer presents the monthly right of reply show that puts the BBC in the hot-seat. Reporter Carole Stone puts viewers' complaints to the weathermen - why did they get it wrong this summer?
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Hotline: if you have criticisms of BBC programmes, phone [number removed], or write to Biteback, [address removed].


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Carole Stone

: The Clothes Show

The fashion world's fixation on leather; the history of hats; the latest autumn hairstyles; and high street stores fighting the recession with new ideas. Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus report. Producer Colette Foster
Executive producer Roger Cassties ● STEREO


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus
Producer: Roger Cassties

: The Survival Guide to Food

Last in the food safety series. Dishing the Dirt. The link between takeaway meals and food poisoning, and the dangers of washing-up. With Cheryl Baker. Director Martin Gorst
Producer George Auckland
* Stereo; Teletext Subtitles: p 888


Presenter: Cheryl Baker
Director: Martin Gorst
Producer: George Auckland

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

From the Wirral Christian
Centre, Birkenhead. Martin Bashir traces the growth of Birkenhead's Elim Pentecostal
Church into a major provider of social services and a dynamic centre for worship. Producer Simon Hammond Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Birkenhead. Martin
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Keeping Up Appearances

Last in the comedy series written by Roy Clarke , starring Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth plans a nautical supper when one of Sheridan's friends lends them a cruiser.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Mary Millar

: The House of Eliott

Period drama series about a 1920s fashion house, starring
Stella Gonet , Louise Lombard Gwendoline, Duchess of Bridgewater, is introduced to the House of Eliott. Her confidential revelations are exploited by a betrayal from within the workroom.
Episode written by Julia Stoneham Producer Jeremy Gwilt
Director Jeremy Silberston


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Julia Stoneham
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Jeremy Silberston
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Gwendoline: Louise Gold
Ralph Saroyan: Michael Culver
Lord Alexander Montford: Rupert Frazer
Lady Elizabeth Montford: Elizabeth Garvie
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Eric Butmer: Andrew MacLean
Alfred Ranby: Roger Watkins
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett
Alice: Burgoyne Katefahy
Madge: Judy Flynn
Tilly: Cathy Murphy
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Maria Nugent: Georgia Allen
Mabel Rutherford: Barbara Keogh

: Birds of a Feather: Belongings

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon's decision to give the cafe a new profile and cut the Greek connection doesn't have the desired effect.
Episode written by Geoff Rowley
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Geoff Rowley
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Greek priest: Joe Melia
Tony: Andy Lucas

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Screen One: Losing Track

Starring Alan Bates Geraldine James
This study of human relationships, by new writer Roger Eldridge , begins with civil servant Henry Sitchell being recalled from India to post-war Wales for the funeral of his wife. Here he confronts his 12-year-old son Clive for the first time in five years, and a process of painful readjustment begins. Henry, a man out of his time, epitomises the breed which flourished under the British Raj. Clive is a sensitive, lonely boy who lives in a world apart. Their troubled relationship reaches a dramatic climax which forces both to confront their pain and grief. Newcomer Ben Holden , who plays Clive, is the son of author Anthony Holden , and was chosen from among 300 hopefuls.
With Kirsten Jones , Caroline Stubbs , Jack Walters , Judith Humphreys , Giles Thomas.
Producers Ruth Caleb and Simon Crocker Director Jim Lee


Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Roger Eldridge
Unknown: Henry Sitchell
Unknown: Ben Holden
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Kirsten Jones
Unknown: Caroline Stubbs
Unknown: Jack Walters
Unknown: Judith Humphreys
Unknown: Giles Thomas.
Producers: Ruth Caleb
Producers: Simon Crocker
Director: Jim Lee
Henry Sitchell: Alan Bates
Mrs Dewey: Geraldine James
Mr Gervaise: Michael Culver
Clive Sitchell: Ben Holden
Ruby: Sue Roderick
Sidney Rancid Renton: James Copnall
Shopkeeper: Brinley Jenkins
WI Chairman: Lynette Edwards

: Everyman

Ministry of Fear. Two church ministers hold sway in Boipatong, South Africa. One preaches love, the other war. In the last year, violence has torn apart their once quiet community and South Africa has see-sawed between peace and civil war. Is it time for the last battle with the forces of apartheid or is it simply time to forgive? Producer Beth Holgate Series editor John Blake


Producer: Beth Holgate
Editor: John Blake

: Off the Back of a Lorry

Six programmes in which Mike Scott tours
Europe in a lorry to see whether the 1992 single market is proving good for British business.
France. How will the French respond to the British goods on Scott's lorry? Will they let them into the French market, ignore the 1992 rules - or bend them?
ProducerSimon Berthon
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
0 BOOKLET: send a£2.00 cheque/PO
(payable to BSS) to: [address removed]


Unknown: Mike Scott

: Weather

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