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: In Name Only

Cary Grant in "In Name Only" concludes a celebration for his forthcoming 80th birthday with Carole Lombard, Kay Francis.

In this comedy-drama, Cary Grant finds himself in the arms of Kay Francis, who marries him for his money. But he soon wants to end this marriage of convenience when he meets a beautiful widow-played by the delightful Carole Lombard. Complications soon abound....


Screenplay: Richard Sherman
Based on the novel "Memory of Love" by: Bessie Breuer
Producer: George Haight
Director: John Cromwell
Alec Walker: Cary Grant
Julie Eden: Carole Lombard
Maida Walker: Kay Francis
Mr Walker: Charles Coburn
Suzanne: Helen Vinson
Laura: Katharine Alexander
Dr Gateson: Jonathan Hale

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship
Jocky Wilson, No 2 seed and British Professional Champion Terry O'Dea of Australia. Also playing this afternoon is Alan Glazier. Introduced by Tony Gubba Commentator Sid Waddell and Tony Green


Darts player: Jocky Wilson
Darts player: Terry O'Dea
Darts player: Alan Glazier.
Presesenter: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Commentator: Tony Green

: Rugby Special: London Welsh v Leicester

Leicester provided seven of the Midlands and six of the England team that defeated the All Blacks on their recent tour. London Welsh will find the visitors one of the most difficult sides to beat at Old Deer Park. Nigel Starmer-Smith commentates, and brings rugby news and views.


Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Series Producer: Huw Jones

: Machines in Motion: Living Machines

by Professor Leonard Maunder
The Royal Institution's 154th Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. The last of a six-part series.
Animals move in many different ways by land, sea and air. Studies of their locomotion, and of the biomechanics of human movement in particular, have led to striking improvements in the design of artificial joints and limbs for the disabled. The lectures culminate in illustrations of men and machines working in close harmony.


Lecturer: Professor Leonard Maunder
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson

: International Basketball

The Philips World Invitational Club Championships from The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
Live coverage of this afternoon's second semi-final plus news of the Ladies' Final played earlier this afternoon. Introduced by BOB WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Tom Wiseman
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

DAVID VINE introduces the latest winter sports action, featuring: Ski Jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This picturesque village in the Bavarian Alps plays host to 'the bird men' - the world's top ski jumpers who dramatically launch themselves into space from the spectacular 90-metre hill which dominates the New Year sporting scene in West Germany. Commentator RON PICKERING
Plus a look back at the highlights of the World Cup downhill season so far.
Television presentation by the WEST GERMAN TV SERVICE. Producer JIM RESIDE


Commentator: Ron Pickering

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship
From Singapore, PAUL LIM , and what could be an early upset for No 7 seed, STEFAN LORD (Sweden), who faces BOB ANDERSON from Swindon.


Unknown: Paul Lim
Unknown: Bob Anderson

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Beyond 1984

As we enter 1984 what kind of future can we envisage for Britain? Is it to be one of gradual decay, or a high technology wonderland? Are we prepared for the radical changes to the way we live that the future could bring? What will you be doing in the year 2009?
Tonight, and on Monday, Beyond 1984 takes a cool look at the prospects for the UK in the next 25 years. In this first programme three films give three different personal views of the possible future and explore some alternative ideas on how we decide on what is important for the UK.
7.17 The Economy
Dr. John EatweII , Fellow in Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, assesses Britain's economic future. Drawing on detailed statistical forecasts, and casting a critical eye on the US economy, he argues that initially the people of Britain are in for a very tough time, but that in the long term we could have a rosy future.
7.45 A Technological Tomorrow
Philip Hughes , Chairman of Logica, is one of our most successful technocrats. He believes the UK has the brains to recapture her wealth and influence in the future through the development of a new information technology. Following a shift from the manufacturing to the 'knowledge based' industries, the challenge will be how to deal with the unemployment it creates, and how to learn to live in a world in which we may only work two days a week of 26 weeks a year.
(Part 2: 8.20 pm)


Unknown: Dr. John Eatweii
Unknown: Philip Hughes

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Beyond 1984

Part 2
The Sane Alternative
James Robertson , futurist and author of The Sane Alternative believes that society is in the throes of a transformation as fundamental as the industrial revolution 200 years ago. He perceives our current social and economic problems as symptoms of a general breakdown, out of which he forecasts the growth of radical changes in attitudes, values and life-styles.
8.45 Forum on the Future
Chaired by Nick Ross
A top level discussion among economists, industrialists and futurists. Where will our future wealth come from? How do we cope with technological change? What kind of society do we want or deserve? And to achieve a desirable future, or avoid an undesirable one, what must we begin to change in 1984? Film editors STEFAN RONOVICZ , JOHN DAVIES Executive producer GRAHAM MASSEY
Woddis On.... page 93
0 FEATURE: page 88


Unknown: James Robertson
Unknown: Nick Ross
Editors: Stefan Ronovicz
Editors: John Davies
Producer: Graham Massey
Producers: Tony Edwards.
Producers: Edward Goldwyn

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship
This evening's session of the first round is a good mixture of international star players. Yet another newcomer from the USA RICK NEY, has a hard tussle with No.1 European, LUC MARREEL from Belgium. No 3 seed, DAVE WHITCOMBE from England plays top Canadian ROBERT SINNAEVE , and STEVE BRENNAN from Northern Ireland plays popular Australian KEVIN WHITE.
Also expected to reach the next round is GERRY HAYWOOD , who disposed of KEITH DELLER in the first round of the 1983 British Professional Championship.
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights from Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent.


Unknown: Dave Whitcombe
Unknown: Robert Sinnaeve
Unknown: Steve Brennan
Unknown: Gerry Haywood
Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Jollees Showclub
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Directors: Nick Hunter

: Murder by Decree

The feature film starring
Sherlock Holmes is begged by East End traders to solve the series of vicious murders committed by the infamous 'Jack the Ripper'. As the indomitable detective and his assistant Dr Watson begin their investigation they lift a veil of corruption and terror which affects the throne of England itself. An all-star cast has been assembled for this unusual and often terrifying film about the 'meeting' of Holmes and the Ripper.
Screenplay by JOHN HOPKINS
Produced by RENÉ DUPONT and BOB CLARK Directed by BOB CLARK


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Play By: John Hopkins
Produced By: René Dupont
Produced By: Bob Clark
Directed By: Bob Clark
Sherlock Holmes: Christopher Plummer
Dr Watson: James Mason
Inspector Foxborough: David Hemmings
Mary Kelly: Susan Clark
Sir Charles Warren: Anthony Quayle
Prime Minister: John Gielgud
Inspector Lestrade: Frank Finlay
Robert Lees: Donald Sutherland
Annie Crook: Genevieve Bujold
Dr Hardy: Chris Wiggins
Mrs Lees: Teddi Moore
William Slade: Peter Jonfield

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship
Further coverage from the Jollees Showclub, Stoke-on-Trent
Introduced by Tony Gubba


Presenter: Tony Gubba

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