Story: The Gas Man Cometh by MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN Presenters
starring Norma Shearer
Fredric March , Charles Laughton with Maureen O'Sullivan
At 50 Wimpole Street, the Barrett household is dominated by the cruel and tyrannical Edward Moul ton Barrett. When his favourite daughter Elizabeth begins a relationship with the poet Robert Browning , Barrett sees his iron authority threatened.
Charles Laughton gives one of his most celebrated screen performances in this first film version of Rudolph Besier 's famous play.
Screenplay by ERNEST VAJDA
CLAUDINE WEST and DONALD OGDEN STEWART Adapted from the play by RUDOLPH BESIER
Produced by IRVING G. THALBERG Directed by SIDNEY FRANKLIN Films: page 116
The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People.
This season's lectures are given by Sir David Phillips , FRS, Professor of Molecular Biophysics in the University of Oxford and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society.
A series of six programmes
1: What are Chickens Made of? Chickens are made mostly of protein, which is why we eat them. We shall see how substances are assembled to form skin and bone, fur and feather. Why doesn't a woman's permanent wave wash out?
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
(Part 2 tomorrow at 5.55)
Leicester v Barbarians
Leicester, in their centenary season, led by PETER WHEELER , continue the fixture started in 1909 against the Barbarians. With four of England's ' Grand Slam' team, the John Player Cup holders represent English club rugby against a side chosen from the rest of British club rugby.
Commentator NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Vol II .
A new television special based on the poems Of JEREMY LLOYD set to music by JIM PARKER with illustrations by KEITH MICHELL. Starring
Penelope Keith , Keith Michell Petula Clark , Peter Skellern
Jeremy Lloyd and Noel Edmonds
Boys from St Paul 's Cathedral
Choir. Nash Chamber Orchestra Music arranged and conducted by JIM PARKER. Sound LARRY GOODSON Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer PAUL TRERISE Production
continuing the series of paintings arranged in themes. This week: The Language of Colour Poussin (1594-1665)
Adoration of the Golden Calf at the National Gallery, London
Unlike his contemporary, Rubens, Nicolas Poussin worked from tiny wax models rather than live figures. Yet, through his brilliant use of colour, his paintings live. Written and presented by Edwin Mullins
Director ANITA CRUM (Tomorrow: Vermeer's ' The Artist and his Studio )
or Murder in the Red Barn
A drama in three parts written by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE with 2: When Bill Corder left school to come home his mind was alive with dreams of becoming not a farmer, but a teacher. Maria Marten also dreamed: of far-off London; of being a fine lady. Both thwarted in their desires, fate chose to draw them to each other.
(For full cast see page 69)
A review of the 1980 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship.
Cliff Thorburn , leading the strongest overseas challenge ever, tamed, the ' Hurricane ', Irishman Alex Higgias, to become the first foreign player to win the championship.
John Pulman and Rex Williams recall those 14 exciting days last May at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where the 24 best players in the world contested the game's richest prize.
Producers NICK HUNTER , MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
An award-winning film from Ireland, starring T. P. McKenna with Stephen Brennan
R. D. Smith , June Tobin
A mystery thriller writer and radio broadcaster, who nightly chills millions with his tales of horror, becomes the victim of one of his own macabre plots.
Narrated by VALENTINE DYALL
Written by DAVID THOMSON Directed by KIERAN mickey