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: Seven Days Leave

The second of three comedies starring Lucille Ball Today with Victor Mature
While on seven days Leave, enlisted soldier
Johnny Grey hears that he is the sole inheritor of a fortune left by an ancestor, a Civil War Yankee general. The catch is that he must marry the descendant of a Confederate leader, a Park
Avenue girl called Terry who is already safely engaged ...
Screenplay by WILLIAM BOWERS Ralph spense , cubits kenyon and KENNETH EARL
Produced and directed by TIM WHELAN
(Go Chase Yourself, tomorrow 2.30)
● FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Johnny Grey
Unknown: William Bowers
Unknown: Ralph Spense
Directed By: Tim Whelan
Johnny Grey: Victor Mature
Terry: Lucille Ball
The Great Gildersleeve': Harold Peary
Mapy: Mapy Cortes
Ginny: Ginny Simms
Mickey: Marcy McGuire
Jackson peter: Lind Hayes
Ralph Bell: Walter Reed
Sgt Mead: Wallace Ford
Bitsy: Arnold Stang

: Racing from Cheltenham

4.15 The Holman Cup
Handicap Steeplechase (2m)

: Schools Prom

from the Royal Albert Hall , London, with Ray Moore More highlights from the tenth anniversary season. Featuring City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra; Davis
Quartet; Guild Hall School of Music and Drama; Junior Brass Band; Winchmore Hill String Orchestra; Phoenix
(Barrow Sixth Form College); Jazz De Sud ; Guildford
Percussion Ensemble; Tower Brass Ensemble; Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra with guests Nicholas Daniel (oboe) and Antony Hopkins Producer KEN GRIFFIN
(The Schools Prom is organised by MUSIC FOR YOUTH in conjunction with COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE and the RANK ORGANISATION)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Ray Moore
Unknown: Jazz de Sud
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Producer: Ken Griffin

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Wilton House, Wiltshire
Arthur Negus visits the home of the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery, with David Howard , expert in oriental porcelain and heraldry. Director CHRIS HUNT
Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Howard
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Robin Drake

: The Wednesday Western: The Sheepman

starring Glenn Ford Shirley MacLaine The arrival of sheepman Jason Sweet in the cattle breeding area of Poweder Valley provokes violent opposition from his neighbours. But Jason does not believe in avoiding trouble - he goes out and finds it ... This lively
Western blends action with humour in the characteristic style of the veteran director of Destry Rides Again and Fancy Pants.
• FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Jason Sweet
Unknown: William Bowers
Unknown: James Edward
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: George Marshall
Jason Sweet: Glenn Ford
Dell Payton: Shirley MacLaine
Johnny Bledsoe (alias Col Stephen Bedford): Leslie Nielsen
Jumbo McCall: Mickey Shaughnessy
Milt Masters: Edgar Buchanan
Mr Payton: Willis Bouchey
Choctaw: Pernell Roberts

: An Artist on Every Corner

Early in 1884 STANHOPE
FORBES, a young artist fresh from painting in Brittany, arrived in Cornwall looking for new places and faces to paint. Forbes was to become the legendary Father of Newlyn School, whose paintings today have become very fashionable for collectors.
Film editor JUSTIN SMITH Written and produced by DAVID SPIRES


Editor: Justin Smith
Produced By: David Spires

: Siege: A Failure of Intelligence?

A year after the siege it is clear that the Libyan Embassy in London had become the centre of a unique terror network. Drawing on an arsenal of weapons in St James's Square, Libyan hitmen had, since 1979, been attacking Gadaffi's enemies in Britain. When in February 1984 Gadaffi publicly ordered an escalation in the merciless hunt for exiled Libyans, it was Libyan 'diplomats' in London who planned new murders.
In early March, their bombs exploded in Manchester and in the capital itself. As more fell victim to Gadaffi's crusade, Libyan exiles decided to protest.
By early morning on 17 April, authoritative and ominous data could have alerted Britain's security agencies that the St James's Square demonstration would end violently. Unfortunately, the intelligence was processed too late.
In the aftermath of the siege, it would be claimed that Libyan terrorism had been inadequately monitored - allowing the Libyan 'diplomats' to get away with murder.
Reporter Tom Bower.


Reporter/Producer: Tom Bower
Videotape Editor: Peter Dunkley
Graphic Designer: Howard Moses
Film Editor: Rod Longhurst
Executive Producer: George Carey
Producer: Christopher Olgiati

: Bleak House

Dramatised in eight episodes by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Diana Rigg Denholm Elliott
1: Esther Summerson , brought up as an orphan, is summoned to London by her guardian's solicitors. She is to meet the Wards of Court in the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case and to become acquainted with her guardian for the first time.
Make-up designer LISA WESTCOTT Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Photographed by KENNETH MACMILLAN Designer TIM HARVEY Executive producer JONATHAN POWELL


Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Esther Summerson
Music: Geoffrey Burgon
Editor: Clare Douglas
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Producers: John Harris
Producers: Betty Willingale
Directed By: Ross Devenish
Young Esther: Rebecca Sebborn
Miss Barbary: Fiona Walker
Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden
Jo: Chris Pitt
'Nemo': Donald Sumpter
William Guppy: Jonathan Moore
Lord Chancellor: Graham Crowden
Ada Clare: Lucy Hornak
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Miss Flite: Sylvia Coleridge
Krook: Bernard Hepton
Footman: Stephen Kemble
Tulkinghorn: Peter Vaughan
Sir Leicester Dedlock: Robin Bailey
Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg
Gridley: Frank Windsor
Guster: Kathy Burke
Snagsby: Sam Kelly
Waggoner: Arthur Hewlett
John Jamdyce: Denholm Elliott
Harold Skimpole: T. P. McKenna
Housemaid: Cathy Murphy
Begging woman: Wanda Lynam

: Open Space

'Drugs terrify me.... I'm praying my children don't get hooked.... they're evil.... I don't know anything about them.'
A fact that many people find hard tt> accept is that nearly all of us use mood-altering drugs. Why are some legal and others not? What is the difference between caffeine and cocaine? How much do You actually know about mood-altering drugs and what the real dangers are? This programme features a Quiz to test your knowledge. Professor Anthony Clare is in the studio with several workers from the drugs field to answer the questions and discuss why people use drugs, where the problems lie, and how we can best respond in a way that helps People avoid drug dependency.
0 WODDIS ON: page 79


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Director: Mike MacCormacK
Producer: Gavin Dutton

: Newsnight

11.15 Weatherview

: Animation Now

Two films by Canadian animator Pierre Veilleux.
Une dme a voile, a sail-boat's journey through a storm in French Impressionist style, and Mushrooms, about
Western society's complacent acceptance of genocide. Produced by the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA


Unknown: Pierre Veilleux.

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