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: Sinbad the Sailor

Douglas Fairbanks Jr Maureen O'Hara
Swashbuckling action and a romantic love story are combined in this colourful adventure film set in the mysterious Orient. Sinbad, renowned as a teller of improbable tales, describes a treasure hunt on the trail of Alexander the Great, during which he falls in love with Shireen, the Emir of Daibul's favourite slave-girl.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST Produced by STEPHEN AMES
0 FILMS: page 26


Play By: John Twist
Produced By: Stephen Ames
Directed By: Richard Wallace
Sinbad: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Shireen: Maureen O'Hara
Melik: Walter Slezak
Emir: Anthony Quinn
AbbU: George Tobias
Pirouze: Jane Greer
Yusuf: Mike Mazurki
Auctioneer: Sheldon Leonard
Aga: Alan Napier
Moga: John Miljan
Muallin: Barry Mitchell

: My Pal

An RKO short

: Popeye Classics

Doing Impossible Stunts

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme with Carol Chell and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT (R)


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Directed By: Christine Hewitt

: Beauty in the Eye

Hindu - Ratha 's Wedding
The world over, a girl has to look her best on her wedding day. Ratha, from Sri Lanka, must also transform herself into the ideal Hindu bride for a marriage ceremony unchanged for 5,000 years. Producer CLEM VALLANCE (R)


Producer: Clem Vallance

: Music for Holy Week

Cesar Franck
Chorale No 3 in A minor
This third chorale, written in the last months of Franck's life, is filled with the passion and serenity of religious faith. It's played on the organ of Ely Cathedral by the cathedral organist, Arthur Wills.


Organist: Arthur Wills.
Producer: David Kremer

: News

Weather followed by England's Nazareth From Easter onwards, the small Norfolk village of Little Walsingham is invaded every year by as many as half a million pilgrims. There has been a shrine here since 1061. Today there are two, and Derek Jacobi tells of the rivalry that has existed between them, and of the commercialism that has accompanied the growing popularity of the place the pilgrims call
England's Nazareth.
The programme also explores the miracles of healing said to have happened here, including that of an 8-year-old girl critically injured in a road crash, and follows in the the footsteps of two families in search of their own personal miracles. Producer DICK MEADOWS BBC Norwich (R)


Unknown: Derek Jacobi

: Writers' Houses

Lord Byron Lived Here
Peter Porter at Newstead. At Newstead in Nottinghamshire,
Peter Porter describes the life and achievement of the great romantic poet Byron.
The most popular poet in England during the early
19th century, an adventurous traveller in Italy, a celebrated lover, satirist and martyr for Greek freedom, Byron left more rumours and legends behind him than any of his contemporaries.
Produced oy DAVID HEYCOCK Directed by DENNIS MARKS (R)


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: David Heycock
Directed By: Dennis Marks

: News

Weather followed by Antiques Roadshow - The Video
A furniture van, a lightweight camera and a mass of cables - just three of the things you shouldn't see on any Antiques Roadshow. Going behind the scenes when the programme visited Ventnor on the Isle of Wight revealed a programme as carefully crafted as some of the objects that turned up. Over 3,000 people went to the show with their most cherished possessions - and getting the show to the people needed a lot of organisation.
Producer IAN PAUL
Book, 'Antiques Roadshow: Experts on Objects' edited by Christopher Lewis , price £12.95 hardback, £7.95 paperback from booksellers.


Producer: Ian Paul
Edited By: Christopher Lewis

: Holiday Outings

By Greyhound Bus
Gillian Reynolds travels by Greyhound bus to New Orleans, birthplace of traditional jazz, and then on to JR's Southfork and Elvis's Graceland.


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Attic Archives

Presented by John Huntley 4: Having Fun
Film of people enjoying themselves from before the First World War up to the 1950s.
How did people entertain themselves before television arrived? If you don't know or can't remember, you will find the answer by watching today's programme - and you'll be in for some surprises.
Researcher FRANCES OWEN Producer DENNIS DICK BBC Scotland


Presented By: John Huntley
Unknown: Frances Owen
Producer: Dennis Dick

: Is There Something after Death?

A personal enquiry in six parts by Ean Begg , a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist 2: Conspiracy of Silence
To many people, thoughts of old age and sickness are heretical. Death is the bad, uninvited fairy who spoils the party. Yet exploring our feelings about our own death can help to prepare for it. Producer ANGELA TILBY
If you have any comments or experiences that you would like considered in this series, write to:
Ean Begg , BBCtv Centre, Wood Lane, London W128QT.


Unknown: Ean Begg
Producer: Angela Tilby
Director: Simon Hammond
Unknown: Ean Begg

: My Music

The popular musical quiz with Frank Muir and John Amis in competition with Denis Norden and Ian Wallace. (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace.

: Cartoon Two

Freedom Dancing

: Holiday 88


: Battlestar Galactica - Galactica 1980

Galactica Discovers Earth
Part 3
The evil renegade Xavier has time-travelled to the Germany of May 1944 to assist the Nazis in their weapon's technology, but Troy and Dillon managed to foil this attempt in diverting history. A more daunting task lies ahead.
Written by GLEN A. LARSON Directed by SIDNEY HAYERS


Written By: Glen A. Larson
Directed By: Sidney Hayers
Adama: Lome Greene
Troy: Kent McCord
Dillon: Barry van Dyke
Jamie: Robyn Douglass
Xavier: Richard Lynch
Dr Zee: Robbie Rist
Prof Mortinson: Robert Reed
Willy: Brion James

: Cartoon Two

Snipe-Clan Grapple (R)

: Cover to Cover

This week Hermione Lee and her guests, Jonathan Miller and Peter Porter , talk to acclaimed Australian writer Peter Carey about his new novel, Oscar and Lucinda. They also discuss Russian and Soviet Theatre, the definitive new book about the aesthetic revolution which shook the theatrical world at the beginning of this century, and which includes much previously unpublished material; also Harmonies of Heaven and Earth, a revelation of the spiritual and supernatural dimensions of music, and an award-winning guide to the tragic and inspiring land of Tibet.
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROSEMARY BOWEN-JONES Book details on Ceefax page 289


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: Nigel Williams

: The Education Programme

A weekly report on the world of education with Linda Alexander and Martin Young
The new GCSE exam has had a mixed press. First it was hailed as the long-awaited exam for all abilities, with continuous assessment, emphasis on pupils' understanding and a syllabus relevant to life after school. But now the headlines complain of lack of resources, confusion among the exam boards and overloading of teachers and pupils. Which is the fairer picture? The
Education Programme reports on the experience of one school in the West Midlands. Producers IAN WOOLF and ALEX LAIRD


Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Martin Young

: Out of Court

with David Jessel and Debbie Thrower
Two years ago a confused, depressed teenager killed her sleeping mother with a hammer. A jury found Anna Reynolds guilty of murder, and she was sent to prison for life. Friends believe a terrible injustice was done. This week the case goes before the Court of Appeal, where Anna will argue that she was suffering from diminished responsibility and was guilty of the much lesser crime of manslaughter. Film reporter ED BOYLE
Assistant producer JOANNA HEAD Studio director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Anna Reynolds
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Nature

A hard look at the world around us with Michael Buerk and reporters John Howard and Linda Mitchell
The army needs places to train: the public demands the right of peaceful access - who should have priority in Britain's National Parks? This week Nature comes live from the Dartmoor National Park, where that conflict of interests is particularly acute.
Joining Michael Buerk to put the case for the military in the second Nature Site Report is Roger Freeman , Minister for the Armed Forces.
Editor PETER SALMON . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: John Howard
Reporters: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Roger Freeman
Director: Andy Batten
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Editor: Peter Salmon

: Blackadder II

3: Potato
New Zealand, 1562. Edmund's two-year mission to seek out new potatoes; to boldly go where Sir Walter Raleigh has gone before ...


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Director: Mandle Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Captain Rum: Tom Baker
Sir Walter Raleigh: Simon Jones

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about our lives - now Street Girls
Every day, every night, whatever the weather, there are juvenile prostitutes working on the streets by the city centre of Birmingham. Prostitution is such an open way of life that vulnerable young girls easily get drawn in. Some are only 13 or 14 years old.
Tonight, teenagers like
Lorraine and Tracey explain why they go on the streets and how they survive.
A pimp tells how he lives off the money that his young street girl earns - and how he treats her.
All too often the girls wish that they had not gone 'on the game'. Young runaways find it easy to take to the streets, harder to get away.... Narrator Linda Davidson Producer LOUISE PANTON


Narrator: Linda Davidson
Producer: Louise Panton
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Cabaret at the Jongleurs

More comedy from the Jongleurs Club, which should appeal to all but the faint of heart, and the odd teddy bear! Including tonight:
Jez Prinz , Phil Cornwell
John Sparkes , Denise Black and the Kray Sisters
Steve Murray , Mark Steel
Cliff Parisi and Andy Linden Executive producer (BBC) RICHARD BODEN Producer
A REAL TO REEL production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jez Prinz
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: John Sparkes
Unknown: Denise Black
Unknown: Steve Murray
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Cliff Parisi
Unknown: Andy Linden
Unknown: Richard Boden
Producer: Brian Marshall
Director: Christian Clegg

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick International reports by David Sells , Charles Wheeler Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran Assistant editors


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Nigel Chapman.
Unknown: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Mike Robinson
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

starring Garry Shandling The Day Garry Moved In
Garry Shandling - comedian, failed lover, a man obsessed with his hair - would like to take you into his confidence. Watch him move into his new place; meet his neighbours; witness the theft of his furniture; wonder at his choice of romantic dates; see him play basketball. Written by ALAN ZWEIBEL and GARRY SHANDLING
Directed by ALAN RAFKIN (R)


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Written By: Alan Zweibel
Written By: Garry Shandling
Directed By: Alan Rafkin

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