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with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Charlie Chan Mystery

The first in a series of mystery films starring Sidney Toler as the oriental detective.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu Also starring
Phyllis Brooks , Victor Sen Yung
While awaiting news of the birth of his first grandchild, Chan learns that a ship has docked in Honolulu Harbour with a murdered man on board-and$3 million missing
Written by CHARLES BELDEN , based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Films: page 16
Films: page 16


Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Charlie Chan
Unknown: Phyllis Brooks
Unknown: Victor Sen Yung
Written By: Charles Belden
Unknown: Earl Derr Biggers
Produced By: John Stone
Directed By: H. Bruce Humberstone
Charlie Chan: Sidney Toler
Judy Hayes: Phyllis Brooks
James Chan: Victor Sen Yung
Al Hogan: Eddie Collins
Randolph: John King
Mrs Carol Wayne: Claire Dodd

: Mary Renault - A Tribute

When asked what she would like to be remembered for, the novelist Mary Renault once replied: 'For getting it right'. For the many admirers of her historical novels, 'getting it right' was exactly what she did.
Last month Mary Renault died in her adopted country, South Africa. She was 78. A remote figure, she was always reluctant to speak about her life and work. She did, however, make one exception for her fellow writer, David Sweetman. The result is this film first shown in Omnibus in 1982. Film editor SAXON LOGAN


Unknown: Mary Renault
Unknown: David Sweetman.
Producer: Jane Coles

: A Question of Education: 1: What's Wrong with Selection?

Introduced by Tessa Blackstone
Our secondary schools remain the most problematic of the state education system. In each of the five programmes in this new series a single speaker raises an issue of his own choice and produces filmed evidence to support a personal view. This week
Dr John Rae, headmaster of Westminster School, argues and defends his case for a return to academic selection in the state system. 'The idea of an elite is not something about which we need feel shame or guilt' and he visits the famous Bronx School of Maths and Science in New York to support this claim.


Presenter: Tessa Blackstone
Producer: Roger Owen

: Neil Sedaka says....

'All you need is the music'
The musical achievements and statistics of singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka have made him a compelling figure in contemporary music.
The great hits from the exciting rock
'n' roll era to Neil's new, more lyrical, age are in this special one-man show.
BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Tony Wolfe
Producer: David Williams

: The Best of Bob Monkhouse

The first of two programmes in which
Bob Monkhouse introduces comedy highlights from his recent series.
This week he throws the spotlight on the talents of his American guests:
Sid Caesar , Professor Irwin Corey Marvin Hamlisch , Bob Hope Rich Little .
Joan Rivers , Steven Wright featuring THE HARRY STONEHAM BAND
Production associate NEIL SHAND Script associates
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Sid Caesar
Unknown: Professor Irwin Corey
Unknown: Marvin Hamlisch
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Rich Little
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Steven Wright
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Dennis Berson.
Unknown: Spike Muluns
Director: Geoff Miles
Produced By: John Fisher

: Horizon

The Intelligence Man
A story of scientific fraud by STEPHEN DAVIS starring John Shrapnel
Sir Cyril Burt died in 1971, the most eminent psychologist of his age, his name forever linked with the IQ test and the 11 + examination system. Within two years the most bitter and disturbing scientific controversy since
Piltdown Man saw Burt accused of lifelong faking and manipulation of phoney data. How and why was Burt allowed to get away with this?
The Intelligence Man tells the story of Burt's life and controversial career.
Alongside the drama is the first-hand testimony of four of the world's leading psychological scientists, each of whose careers was caught up with that of Burt - including the controversial figures of Professors Arthur Jensen and Hans Eysenck.
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Produced and directed by MARTIN FREETH
0 FEATURE: page 10


Unknown: Stephen Davis
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Keith Raven
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Editor: Graham Massey
Directed By: Martin Freeth
Cyril Burt: John Shrapnel
Jack Flugel: Sam Dale
Housekeeper: Maria Warburg
Miss Bruce: Marjorie Bland
Lady Burt: Annabel Leventon
'Margaret Howard': Lynsey Baxter
Young Burt: John Holmes
Dr Burt: John Rowe
Committee Secretary: Michael Harbour
Mrs Hughes: Sheila Reid
Headmistress: Heather Canning
Sir Francis Galton: Philip Locke
Professor Breene: Trevor Baxter
Professor Fisher: Valentine Dyall
Dr Zunz: Eugene Lipinski
Dr Panna: Moti Makan
Committee Chairman: Lockwood West
LCC Chairman: Terence Bayler
Student: Michael Feldman
Delinquent boy: Mark Burdis
Edwin: Dickon Tolson
Butcher's boy: Marc Nohr

: Newsnight

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