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: They Flew Alone

British biopic, starring Anna Neagle
Robert Newton
Amyjohnson's determination and spirit of adventure made her one of Britain's best-loved flyers - but her marriage to fellow pilot Jim Mollinson soon brought them both down to earth with a bump. With Edward Chapman , Joan Kemp-Welch , Nora Swinburne , Charles Carson.
Director Herbert Wilcox ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Robert Newton
Unknown: Jim Mollinson
Unknown: Edward Chapman
Unknown: Joan Kemp-Welch
Unknown: Nora Swinburne
Unknown: Charles Carson.
Director: Herbert Wilcox

: News; Weather

: The Promise of His Glory

NEW First of four special services for Advent.
Pam Rhodes joins the congregation in Chichester
Cathedral for a service led by the Dean of Chichester, the Very Rev John Treadgold. ● STEREO


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: John Treadgold.

: See Hear!

Magazine programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Why do so many hearing aids end up unworn? With
Clive Mason and Jack Ashley. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Jack Ashley.

: Inside English

In the last in the current series, advice on giving a talk.
0 INFORMATION: call free on 0800.[number removed]

: Italianissimo

Ten-part Italian course.
5: Anna Mazzotti visits Bologna. (Also on Radio 5 at 7.30pm)
● REVISION UNE: 089 1 -[number removed](calls are 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times). ● BBC COURSE BOOK: price£9.99. from booksellers: orfour audio cassettes (£24.99) or CD pack (£49.99).


Unknown: Anna Mazzotti

: Careering Ahead

A comparison of the training given to British and to German hotel employees.
0 FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed] or ring the factline on [number removed](calls are 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times).

: Mosaic

A three-part series on racial harassment.
2: Living in Fear. Thousands of people in Britain are the subject of persistent racial harassment, ranging from abuse to arson. Police and local authorities have a duty to protect victims - but how effective are they?
● TRAINING NOTES: price £5.00, from [address removed]

: Advice Shop

Welfare rights magazine. f Shown last Thursday on BBC2) 0 HELPLINE: phone free on 0[number removed]. For free -Claim It Pack" ring free on 0800.[number removed].

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven. Including at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby , with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Mrs Hewitt returns to Albert Square.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)
(Ross Kemp's Kind of Day: p 130)

: Eldorado

Pilar learns of Marcus's past.

: Donovan's Reef

FILM Continuing the John I Ford season with this comedy drama, starring
John Wayne, Lee Marvin
A US sailor's idyllic new life on a South Sea island is rudely interrupted by the arrival of his Boston-reared daughter.
(John Ford is the subject of Omnibus on Tuesday at 10.25pm, followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon at 11.1 5pm) ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Lee Marvin
Guns Donovan: John Wayne
Boats Cilhooley: Lee Marvin
DocDedkam: Jack Warden
Amelia Dedham: Elizabeth Allen
Andre: Cesar Romero
Fleur: Dorothy Lamour

: The Clothes Show

MPs, ministers and nobles strip down to their bare essentials for the annual House of Commons v House of Lords swimming gala. Plus, news of Franco Moschino 's first fashion show for three years. With Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.


Unknown: Franco Moschino
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.

: The Borrowers

A six-part drama based on Mary Norton 's books about a family who are only 15cm tall.
4: George and Arrietty manage to rescue Pod and Homily but there are new dangers outside.
Adapted by Richard Carpenter Producer Grainne Marmion
Director John Henderson
A Working Title production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mary Norton
Adapted By: Richard Carpenter
Director: John Henderson
Pod: Ian Holm
Homily: Penelope Wilton
Arrietty: Rebecca Callard
Spiller: Daniel Newman
George: Paul Cross
Mildeye: Tony Haygarth
MrsDriver: Sian Phillips
Crampfurl: David Ryall

: Lifeline

Actress Jenny Seagrove appeals on behalf of the Eating Disorders Association. Plus, charity news from
Cliff Michelmore and Joanna Kaye. ● STEREO
● DONATIONS: [address removed]; or telephone [number removed].


Unknown: Jenny Seagrove
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Joanna Kaye.

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Songs of Praise

A celebration of St Andrew 's
Tide and the first Sunday in Advent from the Winter
Gardens on Glasgow Green. With Pam Rhodes. Hymns: 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel; Our
God Reigns; Seeds Scattered and Sown; We Cannot Measure How You Heal; Adoramus Te Domine;
Jubilate Deo.
Producer Andrew Barr
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Glasgow Green.
Unknown: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: Andrew Barr
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Last of the Summer Wine: Happy Birthday Howard

Roy Clarke's comedy series starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde

Marina asks Clegg to deliver her birthday gift for Howard.
With Jim Bowen and Tony Capstick.

(Stereo; Teletext Subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
[Actor]: Jim Bowen
[Actor]: Tony Capstick
Director/Producer: Alan J W Bell

: Only Fools and Horses

Another chance to see
John Sullivan 's comedy starring David Jason Nicholas Lyndhurst Buster Merryfield
Del and Rodney organise a surprise birthday party for Uncle Albert but need some pretty women to keep them company. With John Challis , Roger Lloyd Pack ,
Tessa Peake-Jones , Sue Holderness. Producer Gareth Gwenlan
DirectorTony Dow


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Buster Merryfield
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Roger Lloyd Pack
Unknown: Tessa Peake-Jones
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan

: Birds of a Feather: Loyalty

Last in the comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.
Sharon thinks sisterly bonds should overcome everything - especially husbands. Tracey doesn't agree.
With Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis and Peter Polycarpou.
Episode written by Gary Lawson
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou

: Look at It This Way

Second of a three-part satirical portrait of London, adapted by Justin Cartwright from his own novel, starring David Dukes Kristin Scott Thomas Nathaniel Parker Lionel Jeffries
Simba has vanished - possibly to kill the escaped lion. Miles seeks new opportunities in the world of kick-boxing. Victoria wonders how to use Bernie and Tim in her campaign.
Producer Kevin Loader Director Gavin Millar


Adapted By: Justin Cartwright
Unknown: David Dukes
Unknown: Kristin Scott Thomas
Unknown: Nathaniel Parker
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Producer: Kevin Loader
Director: Gavin Millar
TimCurtiz: David Dukes
Victoria Rolfe KRISTIN: Scott Thomas
MilesGoodall: Nathaniel Parker
Bernie Koppel: Lionel Jeffries
Simba Cochrane: Jimmy Jewel
Caretaker: Lila Kaye
Gemma Curtiz: Christina Ruggiero
Victoria's mother: Fiona Walker
JamesTrentham: Michael Fitzgerald
JoeBilger: Ron Pember
Mike: Kevin Allen
Tate lecturer: Ian McNeice
Steve Bilger: Jimmy Funt
Policeman: William Osborne
Dance class madame: Vera Jakob
Police Superintendent: James Donnelly
Animal Rights Front leader: Richard Strange
Animal Rights Front activist: Amanda Pointer

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Everyman

Lost Boys. An exploration of the relationship between father and son through the stories of three men whose fathers were not there for them - either physically or emotionally. They talk with affection and understanding about the influence their father, present or absent, has had in their lives. It is not a film about blame but acceptance - suggesting that perhaps we ask the impossible of our parents in wanting them to give us everything we need. Producer Janna Letts
Series editor John Blake


Producer: Janna Letts
Editor: John Blake

: Doogie Howser, MD

American comedy series.
My Two Dads. Vinnie muscles in on Doogie and David Howser 's annual father and son fishing trip. ● STEREO


Unknown: David Howser

: Bellamy Rides Again

The Water Cycle.
David Bellamy explains how the water cycle works and why a clean and unpolluted supply is essential to all living things.
Producer John Percival


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: John Percival

: Tanhaiyan

(In Urdu with English subtitles.
Shown yesterday at 2.20pm on BBC2)

: Weather

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