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: Cary Grant in The Grass is Greener

continues a celebration for his forthcoming 80th birthday with Deborah Kerr
Robert Mitchum , Jean Simmons
In this hilarious adaptation of a long-running play, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr play members of the British aristocracy whose life is disrupted by an American milllionaire, who wanders into their private apartments during a tour of their 'stately home'. Noel Coward contributes a song, 'The stately homes of England', to the elegant proceedings.
Christmas Films' page 15


Screenplay/From their play: Hugh Williams
Screenplay/From their play: Margaret Williams
Music and lyrics: Noel Coward
Producer/Director: Stanley Donen
Victor Rhyall: Cary Grant
Hilary Rhyall: Deborah Kerr
Charles Delacro: Robert Mitchum
Hattie: Jean Simmons
Sellers,: Moray Watson

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: A Waltons Special

Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain
Starring Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Jon Walmsley
In the second of three specials based on The Waltons series, Mary Ellen remarries in the spring of 1947 but all her hopes and dreams for the future are shattered by a honeymoon accident. Seeking consolation among her family, she discovers she is not the only mother with heartaches.
Written by Juliet Packer
Produced by Claylene Jones
Directed by Gwen Arner
(A Day of Thanksgiving on Waltons' Mountain. next Wednesday, at 5.40 pm see page 45)


Unknown: Ralph Waite
Unknown: Michael Learned
Unknown: Jon Walmsley
Unknown: Mary Ellen
Written By: Juuet Packer
Produced By: Claylene Jones
Directed By: Gwen Arner
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Erin: Mary Beth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler
Ike Godsey: Joe Conley
Corabeth Godsey: Ronnie Claire Edwards
Olivia: Michael Learned
Cindy: Leslie Winston
Paul Northridge: Morgan Stevens
Drew Cutler: Tony Becker

: Championship Darts Special

The 1983 Embassy
World Professional Championship Final
This evening, the second outstanding match of 1983 features that young 'unknown' from Ipswich, KEITH DELLER , who had to beat the cream of the professional darts players - John Lowe , Jocky Wilson and American No 1, Nicky Virachkul to reach the final against World No 1. ERIC BRISTOW.
Keith joins Eric on the stage at Jollees, the scene of the most sensational darts match ever played in the World
Championship, to look back on his moment of glory.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentator
Producer KErra PHILLIPS


Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Nicky Virachkul
Unknown: Eric Bristow.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell

: Global Report

The Tin Trap
'We don't expect to live longer than five years when we start work in the mines. We have to die working because we have children to educate, so they don't have to become miners themselves.'
Higon Cussi Guzman is 33 and has been a miner in Bolivia's largest tin mine for 13 years. Together with reporter Sarah Hobson he travels the tin route: from the mining of the ore at 15,000 feet in the Andes, through trading on the London Metal Exchange, to its manufacture as a vital component of tin cans and computers, and asks why Bolivian miners still receive so little reward.
Series producer William NICHOLSON Producer JOHN ARCHER
(A Year in the Life of the World: Friday of next week 7.30 pm. See page 99)


Unknown: Higon Cussi Guzman
Reporter: Sarah Hobson
Unknown: Henrietta Gilpin.
Editor: Martin Crump
Producer: William Nicholson
Producer: John Archer

: M*A*S*H: The Birthday Girls

Starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Mike Farrell as B.J. Hunnicutt
A pregnant bovine casualty drops in on the 4077th where it becomes the successful guinea-pig for a new drug.


Director: Charles Dubin
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B.J. Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: With Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert

An Arena special
Last September at the Royal Albert Hall Don and Phil Everly performed together for the first time in ten years. The concert was the popular music event of the year. With a fine band, including lead guitarist Albert Lee and Pete Wingfield on keyboards, the Everlys faithfully re-created the sound of their huge repertoire of hits.
'Cathy's clown', All I have to do is dream', 'When will I be loved', 'Wake up, little Susie' and the rest stirred the memories and emotions of a rapturous audience. The Everlys' harmonies are among the most special sounds in rock 'n' roll-and they sound as good as ever.
Lighting JOHN MASON. Sound BARRIE HAWES Associate producer ANTHONY WALL Director RICK GARDNER
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Albert Hall Don
Unknown: Phil Everly
Guitarist: Albert Lee
Guitarist: Pete Wingfield
Unknown: John Mason.
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Producer: Anthony Wall
Director: Rick Gardner
Producers: Alan Yentob
Producers: Stephanie Bennett

: The Marx Brothers In Monkey Business

The first of six films starring the great clowns of the cinema. On a transatlantic liner four castaways hoodwink the crew by impersonating the ship's personnel and passengers-and end up as rival teams of bodyguards to two feuding millionaires!
From a story by w a JOHNSTONE and a. J. PERELMAN Directed by NORMAN 1 MCLEOD
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Arthur Sheekman
Unknown: A. J. Perelman
Groucho Marx: Themselves
Chico Marx: Themselves
Harpo Marx: Themselves
Zeppo Marx: Themselves
Tom Helton: Rockcliffe Fellowes
Briggs: Harry Wood
Lucille: Thelma Todd
Mary Helton: Ruth Hall
Gibson: Tom Kennedy

: News on Two


: Pick of the Year

Whistle Test takes a look back at some of the highlights from the last series with music from Eurythmics, Japan, Spandau Ballet, Neil Young, Bow Wow Wow, Aztec Camera, Bauhaus, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Ultravox, Captain Beefheart, Grace Jones, Marillion and much more.... Introduced by David Hepworth and Mark Ellen


Performer: David Bowie
Performer: Joni Mitchell
Performer: Grace Jones
Presenter: David Hepworth
Presenter: Mark Ellen
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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