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)
A seven-part series which investigates mystical experiences.
As the United Nations Year of the Family begins, Christian songwriter Ishmael asks "what makes a family?"
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How Newfoundland dogs are trained in the art of sea rescue.
Musical comedy starring
Topol as a Ukranian milkman determined to find good husbands for his five daughters.
Director Norman Jewison (1971)
Followed at 1.20 by the week's weather
Comic British movie clips.
Omnibus edition. Aidan makes an important decision. Stereo
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)
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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.
With Steve Ramsden , Kate O'Regan , Annette Badland.
Based on a novel by Elsie McCutcheon ; A Red Rooster production for BBCtv
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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
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With Mike Smartt.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
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
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
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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
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Return of the comedy series about the Rokeby family and their genial Jewish ghost Yetta. Starring Miriam Karlin Tessa Peake-Jones
Yetta is forced to make a choice between this world and the next as she confronts a life-and-death dilemma.
Written by Paul A Mendelson Producer Sharon Bloom Director Sylvie Boden
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
With Anna Ford.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
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
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"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
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)