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: Harold Lloyd

A double bill of rare collectors' pieces from silent screen comedy.
Luke's Movie Muddle and Somewhere in Turkey Music composed by LEE ERWIN Directed by HAL ROACH


Composed By: Lee Erwin
Directed By: Hal Roach

: Motives

Dr Anthony Clare in conversation with John Stonehouse
'I was a sham because I was pursuing what is now quite clear to me was a total myth, and 1 became more and more of a sham the more I succeeded in my political work. And I didn't realise it until it hit me like a thunderbolt that all this was false. And what I had been all those years was an actor, a prop on this political stage, and I had lost myself in the process.'
Executive producer BARRY BROWN Producer CHRIS MOHR (R)


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: John Stonehouse
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Chris Mohr

: Colonel Culpeper's Flying Circus

Reporter Ian Wooldridge
Less than one hour's plane ride from J.R.'s home town, Dallas, there is the most unusual airforce in the world. Nearly 100 bombers and fighters from World War H wait in readiness for the scramble that will never come; they form the Ghost
Squadron of the Confederate Air Force. Under their commander, Col Jethro E. Culpeper, the 7,000 colonels
- there are no other ranks - keep their aerial armada in the skies over Texas, 'to perpetuate the spirit that kept the world free'.
Every October, the airforce puts on its show of strength at command HQ.
As the Heinkels and Messerschmitts, Spitfires and Mustangs, Liberators and Flying Fortresses take to the skies, the colonels remind the world again of a time when 'America was great'. (R)


Reporter: Ian Wooldridge
Film editor: Peter Gower
Producer: Tony Salmon

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

Relax, laugh a little and be entertained by Pamela.

: Look Stranger

Stockbeds and Steam
A portrait of Alan Bloom , horticulturalist, founder of one of the biggest plant nurseries in the country, gardener extraordinary and steam engine fanatic. Film editor OLIVER WHITE Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Alan Bloom
Editor: Oliver White
Producer: John Kenyon

: Film 86

: Star Trek

The last in the series starring
Turnabout Intruder
An unusually capricious
Captain Kirk drives the crew of the Enterprise to mutiny. Could it have anything to do with Dr Janice Lester who lies seriously ill in sick bay - an old flame of Kirk's able to get under his skin....


Unknown: Dr Janice Lester
Written By: Arthur Singer
Directed By: Herb Wallerstein
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Janice Lester: Sandra Smith
Dr Coleman: Harry Landers

: What on Earth...?

A wildlife quiz in which
Jeremy Cherfas poses riddles and mysteries about more than 50 plants and animals. For instance: name a flower which pretends to be an insect, and name an insect which pretends to be a flower. Pit your wits against the teams....
Sheila Anderson Jenny Owen Peter Moore Peter Ferns
Director SARA FORD
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Jenny Owen
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Director: Sara Ford
Producer: John Dobson

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Table Tennis
In 1977, the Chinese had dominated the world championships held in Britain. Early the following year, they returned to contest the final of the Norwich
Union Championships. Producer JEFF GODDARD (R)

: The Mexican Tapes

A Chronicle of Life Outside the Law
An Open Space special
The Border Patrol see them as targets in an endless game of cat and mouse. The Californians see them as an endless supply of cheap labour. But Louis Hock saw them for what they are - poor Mexicans seduced by the rich society across the border. He spent three years living among a group of Mexican 'illegals' in San Diego - recording their lives, their hopes and their repeated deportations: 'I have become a witness to an odyssey, an odyssey of millions.'
Produced and directed by LOUIS HOCK


Directed By: Louis Hock

: Brass Tacks

The British nuclear industry is at a watershed. Never has a major industry so depended on public opinion for its survival.

As the Government postpones awkward decisions about power stations and nuclear waste, public fears about the safety of a nuclear future have been aggravated by the accident at Chernobyl. The industry feels the media dramatise the negative.
Anti-nuclear groups think things are moving their way. The war of words is fought in advertising campaigns with only opinion polls to point to victory or defeat.

Tonight Peter Taylor asks who the public trusts and what will turn the tide of our opinion for or against a nuclear future - and we have our own poll to test against the opinions of Brass Tacks viewers.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Peter Taylor
Studio Director: Paul Campbell
Producer: Charles Bruce
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King
Minneapolis J.K. leaves behind the sun, palm trees and cacti of the south to go north.
This week he visits
Minneapolis, where in winter the temperature falls to 40 degrees below and you can get frostbite just walking the streets. He'll have to keep his mouth shut for a change - who wants a frostbitten tongue?
Without doubt the smash hit act of 1986 has been Bon Jovi , with their lead singer
Jon Bon Jovi acquiring fans for both his great rock music and for his striking good looks. Jonathan King tracks him down between concerts for this week's edition of Entertainment USA.
He also speaks to prolific record producers Jam and Lewis and goes in search of Prince.
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor DAVE GOOD
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Introduced By: Minneapolis J.K.
Unknown: Bon Jovi
Singer: Jon Bon Jovi
Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: 40 Minutes

A series of films on the way we live now Dear Sister
'Sisters - there were never such devoted sisters' sang The Beverley Sisters in the 1950s. Thirty years on, East End sisters Tracy and Kerry are trying to break into showbiz themselves. But 'God help the mister who comes between me and my sister....'
Jenny grew up in the shadow of successful Lis. Girls were expected to be good; Lis was, so Jenny wasn't. They drifted apart, but Jenny is unable to forget her.
Joy, Babs and Teddy - the Beverleys - still spend most of their time together, in hilarious harmony.
Mary and Betty are closest of all. Since Mary lost her sight 60 years ago, Betty has looked after her. Theirs is a deep emotional bond.
Eight sisters tell very different stories about a complex, warm, long-lasting relationship - sisterhood. Photography ERIKA STEVENSON Film editor NEIL THOMSON Director ANN LALIC
0 FEATURE: page 13 and WODDIS ON: page 97


Editor: Neil Thomson
Director: Ann Lalic
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Christmas on Two

A glimpse of some of the music, films and drama in store this Christmas on BBC2.

: Sergeant Bilko: The Face on the Recruiting Poster

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Handsome Pt Mike McLusty has the potential to be a film star and what better way to launch his career than have his irresistible features adorning the new army recruiting poster. Enter Sgt Ernie Bilko... (R)


Producer: Nat Hiken
Director: Al De Caprio
Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Private McLusty: Eric Fleming

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall with the interviews that matter. And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Gill Nevill
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Weatherview

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