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: Knock on Wood

Musical comedy starring Danny Kaye
A ventriloquist's dummy is used to smuggle plans for a deadly weapon. Directors Norman Panama and Melvin Frank (1954)


Unknown: Danny Kaye
Directors: Norman Panama
Directors: Melvin Frank

: Glimpses of God

A seven-part series which investigates mystical experiences.

: This Is the Day

As the United Nations Year of the Family begins, Christian songwriter Ishmael asks "what makes a family?"
PRAYER LINE: [number removed]

: CountryFile

How Newfoundland dogs are trained in the art of sea rescue.

: Fiddler on the Roof

Musical comedy starring
Topol as a Ukranian milkman determined to find good husbands for his five daughters.
Director Norman Jewison (1971)


Director: Norman Jewison

: News

Followed at 1.20 by the week's weather

: Cartoon

: Best of British

Comic British movie clips.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Aidan makes an important decision.

: Escape to Victory

Second World War drama starring Michael Caine
A football match between the German national team and a group of Allied
PoWs provides an escape opportunity. With Sylvester Stallone , Max Von Sydow , Daniel Massey and Tim Pigott-Smith , plus Pele, Bobby Moore and Ossie Ardiles.
Director John Huston (1981)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Max von Sydow
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Bobby Moore
Unknown: Ossie Ardiles.
Director: John Huston

: Smokescreen

It's the summer of 1907, and cinema is in its infancy. In a northern industrial town two very different movie moguls are battling for the hearts, minds and purses of the local population.

In this six-part drama, Timothy West stars as Frank Sheringham , an enterprising film-maker determined to woo audiences away from the local flea-pit run by the villainous Albert Gold. The whole town becomes involved in the vendetta and three local children are at the eye of the storm.
Based on a novel by Elsie McCutcheon
A Red Rooster production for BBCtv
See Feature page 38


Based on a novel by: Elsie McCutcheon
Mr Sheringham: Timothy West
Sara Bean: Paula Wilcox
Gertie: Anita Dobson
Mrs Nash: Joan Sims
Albert Gold: Peter Guinness
Vicky Sheringham: Kate Hardie
Chrissie Gallant: Sally Walsh
Chip Gallant: Sam Townend
Harry Gallant: Michael Sanderson
[Actor]: Steve Ramsden
[Actor]: Kate O'Regan
[Actor]: Annette Badland

: Antiques Roadshow

The popular series returns with the experts today visiting Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. As well as the expected local china, they find a watch concealed in a coin and the best microscope ever likely to be seen on the show.
Presented by Hugh Scully.
The experts on their most treasured objects


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Mike Smartt.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Mike Smartt.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

It's panto time as Songs of Praise visits the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds to explore the fight between good and evil in the traditional pantomime. With appearances by Cannon and Ball, Dana, Mary Millar and Don Maclean , and a special appearance by Ken Dodd. Hymns include: As With
Gladness Men of Old and How Great Thou Art. With Pam
Rhodes and Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer John Forrest
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Mary Millar
Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Ken Dodd.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Helen Alexander

: As Time Goes By

Return of the romantic comedy series starring
Judi Dench Geoffrey Palmer
Jean and Lionel finally achieve their dream of a romantic trip to Paris. But when they get there they find they're not alone.
Written by Bob Larbey
Producer Sydney Lotterby
Executive producer Philip Jones
A Theatre of Comedy/D L Taffner UK Ltd production for BBCtv


Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: Philip Jones
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Terry: Sam West
Ann: Jessica Lloyd

: The House of Eliott

The third and final series of this period fashion-house drama starring Stella Gonet Louise Lombard
Bea and Evie return from
America to discover that many of their London clients have deserted them for a rival fashion designer.
Episode written by Deborah Cook Producer Jeremy Gwilt Director Graeme Harper


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Deborah Cook
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Graeme Harper
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
JackMaddox: Aden Gillett
Tilly Foss: Cathy Murphy
Madge Althorpe: Judy Flynn
Betty: Butcher Dianarayworth
AgnesClarke: Victoria Alcock
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett
Charles Quance: Bill Thomas
GraceKeeble: Melanie Ramsay
LarryCotter: Ian Redford
Donald Bradley: Michael Fitzpatrick
Gerry Althorpe: Jamie Foreman
Doris Althorpe: Jean Trend
Percy: Peter Lovstrom
Jessica: Armstrong Shebahronay
Mrs Armstrong: Tricia George
Mrs Stanhope: Nancy Mansfield
Charlotte Parker: Jessica Stevenson
Miriam Sargisson: Lindy Alexander
MissPemberton: Avril Clark

: So Haunt Me

Return of the comedy series about the Rokeby family and their genial Jewish ghost Yetta. Starring Miriam Karlin, Tessa Peake-Jones, George Costigan.

Yetta is forced to make a choice between this world and the next as she confronts a life-and-death dilemma.
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv


Writer: Paul A Mendelson
Director: Sylvie Boden
Producer: Sharon Bloom
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Howard
David Rokeby: Jeremy Green
Mr Bloom: David Graham
Piers: Philip McGough
Mrs Goldfarb: Irene Prador
Charmian: Sara Stephens

: News

With Anna Ford.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: A Dark Adapted Eye

In 1951, Vera Hillyard becomes one of the last women in Britain to be sent to the gallows - the final act in a bitter drama of rumour, revenge and murder. A Dark
Adapted Eye is the third novel by Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) to be brought to television by the team that produced A Fatal Inversion and Gallowglass.
Helena Bonham Carter stars as Faith, evacuated from London to live with her aunts
Vera and Eden in idyllic rural Suffolk. But behind the village's picturesque facade lies a history of hatred that finally explodes Into violence.
Showing in two parts, the conclusion and cast list are tomorrow at 9.00pm.

Andrew Duncan interview with Helena Bonham Carter


Novel By: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter

: Everyman

"What Magdalena Said"
Last year Magdalena Babicka delighted the audience at the Miss Czech-Slovak beauty contest by stating that she wanted to cleanse her city of all its brown-skinned inhabitants.
Do her comments suggest that the gypsies of eastern Europe are becoming nationalism's latest scapegoats? Director Michael Stewart Producer Beth Holgate


Director: Michael Stewart
Producer: Beth Holgate

: Howard, a New Breed of Hero

The hero of this comedy fantasy, cigarchomping Howard the Duck, is based on the character from
Marvel comics. He is plucked from the planet Duckworld to fight an evil force that threatens the earth.
Director Willard Huyck (1986)


Director: Willard Huyck
Beverley Switzler: Lea Thompson
Phil Blumburtt: Tom Robbins
Dr Jenning: Jeffrey Jones
Lieutenant Welker: Paul Guilfoyle
Ronette: Liz Sagal

: Weather

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