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: One-day Cricket: England v New Zealand

The afternoon's play direct from St Helen's Ground, Swansea

: Open University

: One-day Cricket: England v New Zealand

The closing overs direct from St Helen's Ground, Swansea

: News Summary


: Music Makers

David Attenborough in conversation with musicians. Tonight he talks to one of the most versatile of the day - Andre Previn


Interviewer: David Attenborough
Interviewee: Andre Previn
Director: Roy Tipping
Producer: Walter Todds

: Man Alive

Maplin - right or wrong?
The case for London's third airport is based on several praiseworthy assumptions. That it will relieve the noise around London's airports; that Britain is running out of runways and terminal space.
The case against Maplin is that the best way to reduce airport noise is to exploit the new quiet engines; that Maplin and all that goes with it, motorways, rail links, a new town, an industrial zone, a new port, all add up to an environmental disaster; that Britain is not now short of and may never run out of runways or terminal space; that Maplin is an economic folly.


Reporter: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Terence O'Reilly

: Midweek Cinema: The Man Who Came to Dinner

Starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley
with Jimmy Durante, Richard Travis, Billie Burke, Reginald Gardiner

'Literary lion' Sheridan Whiteside is all sweetness and light in public, but in private he is a walking manual of the studied insult. When he slips and injures his hip while visiting Ernest Stanley's home, Whiteside takes over the household and forces the family to cater to his every whim.

This Week's Films: page 9


Director: William Keighley
Maggie Cutler: Bette Davis
Lorraine Sheldon: Ann Sheridan
Sheridan Whiteside: Monty Woolley
Bert Jefferson: Richard Travis
Banjo: Jimmy Durante
Mrs Ernest Stanley: Billie Burke
Beverly Carlton: Reginald Gardiner
June Stanley: Elisabeth Fraser
Mr Ernest Stanley: Grant Mitchell
Dr Bradley: George Barbier
Miss Preen: Mary Wickes
Mrs Gibbons: Laura Hope Crews

: The Gates of Asia

Six programmes on the civilisations of Turkey
Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich 1: Alter the Flood
The "first programme of a new series in which LORD NORWICH unravels the extraordinary history of the land we now know as Turkey. From Noah's Flood to the fall of Troy, Alexander the Great, Ephesus and St Paul , the fall of Byzantium, and the splendours of Topkapi and the Sultan's Harem - the almost extravagant history of Turkey stretches back into prehistory.
This week's programme, which like all those in the series was shot entirely on location, returns to the earliest beginnings and recounts the civilisations of Asia Minor up to the coming of the Greeks.
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER
Film editor ANNA BENSON GYLES Producer DAVID CHESHIRE Turkish delights: page 4


Introduced By: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: John Baker
Editor: Anna Benson

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Closedown

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