starring Bette Davis
Miriam Hopkins Delia Lovell George Brent
is dressing for her marriage into the rich Ralston family, she is disturbed by the news that an old flame, Clem Spender , has returned from Europe. Fortunately, her cousin
Charlotte is at hand to deal with the situation.
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON Based on the play by ZOE AKINS and the novel by EDITH WHARTON Directed by EDMUND GOULDING
(The Letter is at 4.5pm)
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starring with The Violent Ones
When Bill Blayne sets out to settle a five-year-old grudge against Jess Harper and gets killed in the act, his father has to see justice served.
Directed by LESLEY SELANDER (R)
starring Bette Davis Herbert Marshall
[n another of her most celebrated roles, Davis stars in this classic version of a Somerset
Maugham story. The tropical peace of a Singapore night is shattered by gunfire, and a man lies dead at a woman's feet. Her story is that he tried to attack her; the truth, it transpires, is a little different.
Screenplay by HOWARD KOCH Based on the play by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Directed by WILLIAM WYLER
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Ong Chi Seng:
Presented by Jeremy James After a much tougher fight than pundits in the West had predicted, the struggle for supremacy between Anatoly Karpov and Gary Kasparov has finally been resolved.
Looking back over the events of the past ten weeks is international master Bill Hartston. Other grandmasters will be on hand to give their views on this historic clash of chess titans. Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN
Revealed by Lady Wedgwood A series of explorations into the hidden meanings of five paintings
2: 'St George and the dragon' by Paolo Uccello
The original knight in shining armour rescues the proverbial damsel in distress: but the rocking-horse world of Uccello's St George is not as innocent as it may seem. Its dream-like symbolism points beyond the familiar story to a darker side of the saint's legend. Apparently incongruous details illuminate a journey back through the cave of St George 's pre-Christian personalities leading to some surprising connections, and ending in a timeless zone where the Storm God of Creation must fight a perpetual battle with the Dragon of Chaos.
Designer ROCHELLE SELWYN Photography HENRY FARRAR Music RICHARD ATTREE
Film editor MARTIN CRUMP Producer DICK FOSTER
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The news of the day and the week.
Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport. Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles.
Followed by Weather
The arts and media weekly presented by Russell Davies , including
Architecture: The 'New
Architecture' exhibition at the Royal Academy features the work and unrealised ideas of Norman Foster , Richard Rogers and James Stirling - British architects who command affection on a world stage. Looking down on London, they propose their personal schemes for bringing new life to the capital.
Art: Earlier this year the artist Chris Corr spent four months travelling around India. His paintings are the basis of a visual diary of the trip, which offers a highly-coloured portrait of the everyday life of India and its people.
Music: As the acclaimed 21-piece British jazz band Loose Tubes are about to begin their first national tour they play one of their original compositions, 'Sunny'.
Publishing: How do Britain's small publishers make their mark at the Frankfurt Book
CHRISTOPHER HALE , JOHN WHISTON Director JONATHAN FULFORD Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
The last of three films about the Chinese countryside
To Taste a Hundred Herbs Dr Shen, a genial, chain-smoking optimist, runs an impromptu surgery which never seems to shut. His reputation reaches far beyond his own village. Many of his remedies are traditional: musk, scorpions, herbs, mercury, acupuncture. But he combines these ancient cures, which he leamt as a boy, with various contemporary western practices. He willingly takes on patients whom others have turned away as hopeless. Dr Shen and his family provide a glimpse of many of the subtler aspects of Chinese peasant ways and beliefs. Narrator Libby Purves Produced and directed by CARMA HINTON and RICHARD GORDON
GLENN MILLER created a sound that has retained its appeal for more than four decades. In the Miller Mood evokes wartime melodies and memories, and pays tribute to his musical genius. The programme is presented by Anne Shelton , a former
Glenn Miller guest vocalist, from a United States air-base in Suffolk, and features the USAFE Ambassadors' Band and three soloists from the original orchestra of 1944: RAY MCKINLEY (drums),
'PEANUTS' HUCKO (clarinet) and ZEKE ZARCHY (trumpet). Ambassadors' leader
CHIEF MASTER SGT JOHN GAULT
Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill(R)
Derek Malcolm introduces a double bill of two social dramas examining violence in American society.
Karen Young Clayton Day
Kathleen, a 20-year-old teacher, leaves her
Boston home for a job in Dallas, where she encounters Larry, a gun-collecting young lawyer.
After his amorous intentions are frustrated, Larry invites her to a special dinner and, when an attempted seduction fails, rapes her at gun-point. With the law and the church unable to resolve her fury and shame, Kathleen resorts to the force of the gun herself. This tense drama was the first American film made by British producer
Tony Garnett , famous for Cathy
Come Home and Kes, using a semi-documentary approach to highlight a woman's fears and the free use of arms in America.
Written, produced and directed by TONY GARNETT
(First showing on British television) and at
Frank Lovejoy Lloyd Bridges Kathleen Ryan
Howard Tyler brings his wife and son to
California in the hope of a new home and prosperity. But work is scarce and he falls in with Jerry, a charismatic criminal who draws him into a kidnapping that goes terribly wrong.
While Howard is racked with guilt, the fury of the crowd mounts and a newspaper whips up local hysteria.
This powerful drama was directed by Cy Endfield , who was forced out of America by McCarthyism and subsequently worked in Britain, his most famous film being Zulu.
Screenplay by JOE PAGANO. from his novel The Condemned
Produced by ROBERT STILLMAN Directed by CY ENDFIELD
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