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: Open University

6.30 Technology: Electric Money
6.55 Magic in the Web of Art

: Bachelor Mother

Starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven
In this delightful comedy Ginger Rogers stars as shopgirl Polly Parrish, who discovers an abandoned baby outside a foundlings' home and is mistaken for the mother.
Reluctantly responsible for the baby, Polly finds that life is further complicated when her handsome boss takes a 'fatherly' interest in her predicament.
Films: page 23


Screenplay: Norman Krasna
Producer: B.G. Desylva
Director: Garson Kanin
Polly Parrish: Ginger Rogers
David Merlin: David Niven
J.B. Merlin: Charles Coburn
Freddie Miller: Frank Albertson
Butler: E.E. Clive
Johnnie: Elbert Coplen Jr.
Mrs Weiss: Ferike Boros
Investigator: Ernest Truex
Jerome Weiss: Leonard Penn
Hargreaves: Paul Stanton
Hennessy: Gerald Oliver-Smith
Old lady: Leona Roberts

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Dudmaston, Shropshire
This week Arthur Negus is joined by George Smith , the internationally famous floral artist. Flower motifs abound on porcelain and furniture at Dudmaston, but the real treat is the family collection of 18th-century Dutch flower paintings. All this is complemented by George Smith 's own beautiful flower arrangements.


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: George Smith
Unknown: George Smith
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake

: The Wednesday Western: Legend of the Golden Gun

Hal Holbrook Keir Dullea
During the American Civil War an outlaw gang, led by the infamous
William Quantrill , killed, looted and burned ranchers' homes.
One victim is John Colton , whose parents are killed by Quantrill's raiders. Colton vows revenge and sets about learning to fight with the help of the legendary gunfighter John Hammer.
Screenplay by JAMES D. PARRIOTT
Produced by B. W. SANDEFUR Directed by ALAN J. LEVI o FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Hal Holbrook
Unknown: Keir Dullea
Unknown: William Quantrill
Unknown: John Colton
Unknown: John Hammer.
Unknown: James D. Parriott
Produced By: B. W. Sandefur
Directed By: Alan J. Levi
John Swackhammer/Hammer: Hal Holbrook
Gen George A Custer: Keir Dullea
John Colton/Hammer: Jeff Osterhage
Book: Carl Franklin
Quantrill: Robert Davi
Maggie: Michelle Carey
Sarah: Ellisa Leeds
Harding r: G Armstrong
Jake Powell: John McLiam
Gassman: Richard Slattery
Ford: William Bryant
Sturges: Rex Holman

: O'Donnell Investigates ... Booze

Dr Michael O'DonneU starts a two-part inquiry into Britain's biggest drug problem-the trouble with booze.
Fifty per cent of police time, a half of accident cases, one in five hospital admissions, are put down to effects of alcohol.
Meanwhile, in the corridors of power, official reports suggesting modest action are quietly suppressed. Film editor PETER RINGSTED Research vicki MOORE
Producer DAVID CORDlNGLEY (Part 2 tomorrow at 7.25 pm)


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donneu

: Timewatch

Presented by Peter France The Unused Weapon
By 1945 the Allies and the Nazis had stockpiled five times more chemical weapons than had been used throughout the First World War. They were never used. Why? Robert Harris reports. Suicide of a Cavalier
At the battle of Newbury in 1643, Lord Falkland charged headlong to his death. His friends thought it was suicide. Now a psychiatrist has reopened the case and offers an explanation.
The Forgotten British Empire Who has heard of Carausius? Yet in the third century, he ruled Britain as his separate empire and defied the power of Rome. Timewatch uncovers the few traces of him that remain.
Executive producer TIM GARDAM


Presented By: Peter France
Unknown: Robert Harris
Producer: Diana Lashmore
Producer: Tim Gardam

: Pot Black 85

Introduced by David Icke The second semi-final of BBC2's International
Snooker Championship.
Canada's Cliff Thorburn , a former World Champion and a winner of Pot Black, takes on the exciting young Londoner Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White.
Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Londoner Jimmy
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Referee John Williams
Producer: John G. Smith

: Barnet

Maurice, who was once employed by Ponsonby's Hairdressing in London's
West End, has been left with a set of values that have no place in the tatty East End establishment he now runs. The carping remarks of his disillusioned wife, Phoebe, her shady relatives and Petal, her daughter by a previous marriage, all serve to make his life pretty unbearable. Will going unisex really help matters?
Lighting director PETER SMEE Sound LEN SHOREY


Unknown: Doris Richards
Unknown: Allen Saddler
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Harold Snoad
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Maurice Barnet: Donald Churchill
Maurice Barnet: Patrick Cargill
Maurice Barnet: Toni Palmer
Maurice Barnet: Donald Churchill
Petal: Sarah Webb
Alf: Brian Peck
Skinheads: Tony Calvert
Skinheads: Ian Halcrow
Cliff: Andrew Paul
Phoebe: Toni Palmer
Clive Parmenter: Patrick Cargill

: Open Space

Angels of Fire
Rescuing poetry from its tame, bookish image, the third annual Festival of Radical Poetry offers a unique and refreshing alternative to mainstream literary events. This is the poetry of engagement, confronting contemporary issues and challenging the status quo. The inspiration of the Angels of Fire poetry collective, it brings together New Wave, feminist, black and experimental writers and dancers - a rare opportunity to see new poetic talent in the atmosphere of public performance.
Recorded at The Drill Hall Arts Centre. London

: Newsnight

23.30 Weatherview

: Animation Now

From Brazil, Animando, about the making of an animated film in which the animator tries various techniques to create a 'leading character'. Directed by MARCOS MAGALHAES


Directed By: Marcos Magalhaes

: Open University

11.50 Modern Art: Style Labels
12.15 Biology: Metabolic Pathways

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